I’m really late for this month’s post! Things have been rather busy for me lately, but I think the rest of this month will fare better. Let’s start by taking a look at last month’s releases, and the light novels that are set for November.
Rising of the Shield Hero (vol 2), No Game No Life (vol 3), and Sword Art Online: Progressive (vol 3) all released in October! And then last week, the first epilogue novel for the Naruto franchise was released–this one is titled Kakashi’s Story.
I still need to make an entry for it, so for now here are links for where you can pick up Naruto: Kakashi’s Story online. (Amazon — Barnes and Noble — Book Depository) Note: It is available both in paperback and in ebook format (Kindle, Nook).
On November 17th, the following light novels will release in English: Log Horizon (vol 3), Accel World (vol 5), Durarara!! (vol 2), and A Certain Magical Index (vol 5). That’s coming up quick.
- This time, I promise to get caught up on my reviews, ha ha.
- There might be another interview this month? Maybe even two…
English Light Novel News
- Recap in case you missed it — Yen On announced some new light novel licenses: Overlord, The Boy and the Beast, and Psycome.
- Also, Vertical announced audio light novels to release starting next spring.
- A new Sword Art Online video game will release in English this month–this one is titled Sword Art Online: Lost Song, and will release on the PS Vita and the Playstation 4. Watch for this one on November 13th in Europe, and November 17th in North America.
Japanese Light Novel News
- Another game for Sword Art Online? Next year Japan will be getting a game titled Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization. This will also be for the PS Vita and Playstation 4.
- A new website has launched for Nisioisin, the author of the Monogatari light novels.
- The results are in for a Sword Art Online character poll, and sadly Kibaou did not win. As such, he will not get to be front and center on an art book cover.
- The winner of the Kyoto Animation Award for the novel category for 2014 was Violet Evergarden, the first volume of which will release in Japan this Christmas.
- The Ambition of Oda Nobuna light novel series has gotten a re-release in Japan, complete with new covers.
- Remember Full Metal Panic? It looks like the light novel series will be getting a new anime adaptation, much to the pleasant surprise of its fans.
Links to Recent Reviews and Articles
- At Organization Anti-Social Geniuses, Justin interviews Yoichi Yasumoto, the president of BookWalker. Some interesting things are hinted at regarding future possibilities for English light novel releases…
- Here is a video review from Justus R. Stone for Rising of the Shield Hero (vol 1).
- And one for Strike the Blood (vol 1) as well.
- On and Off the Bookshelf blog: a review for The Twelve Kingdoms.
- From Experiments in Manga, a review for Another.
- The video game Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax gets an in-depth review at Crunchyroll.
- The first volume of Kieli gets a review at Honya’s Bookshelf.
- A review of Sword Art Online: Progressive (vol 1) from Uninspired Otaku.
- At Fantasy and Anime, a web novel titled Stuck in the Game is in the works.
- The first volume of Fate/Prototype is reviewed at One of Episodes.
- At Short Stories Blog, Arifureta gets a review.
- The Empty Box and the Zeroth Maria gets a review at Jinxiang blog.
- And finally, a review from Deluscar for Mimizuku and the King of Night.
And that’s all I have for now! Please feel free to post links to more light novel-related articles, and to share your thoughts on this feature or anything else for the site.