Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi 2021 Top 10 Male/Female Characters & Top 10 Illustrators

Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi 2021 Cover

The latest edition of the annual Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi light novel ranking has been released and results are starting to find their way to English audiences.

If you’re unfamiliar with Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi, it’s a yearly publication which asks a selection of fans, industry people (publishers, editors, etc.), and professional reviewers to rate their favorite light novel titles of the past year. From the results, several top lists are created. In this article we’re covering the Top 10 Female and Male characters, as well as the Top 10 Illustrators.

Here are the results for the Top 10 Female Characters.

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  1. Kei Karuizawa (Classroom of the Elite)
  2. Mahiru Shiina (The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten)
  3. Rozemyne (Ascendance of a Bookworm)
  4. Siesta (Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru “The Detective is Already Dead”)
  5. Mai Sakurajima (Rascal Does Not Dream Series)
  6. Honami Ichinose (Classroom of the Elite)
  7. Mikoto Misaka (A Certain Magical Index)
  8. Kuroha Shida (Osananajimi ga Zettai ni Makenai Love Comedy “The Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won’t Lose!”)
  9. Yuma Irido (Mamahaha no Tsurego ga Motokano datta “My Stepsister is My Ex-Girlfriend”)
  10. Minami Nanami (Bottom Tier Character Tomozaki)

Here are the results for the Top 10 Male Characters

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  1. Kiyotaka Ayanokouji (Classroom of the Elite)
  2. Ferdinand (Ascendance of a Bookworm)
  3. Hachiman Hikigaya (My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong as I Expected)
  4. Chitose Saku (Chitose-kun wa Ramune Bin no Naka)
  5. Sakuta Azusagawa (Rascal Does Not Dream Series)
  6. Kirito (Sword Art Online)
  7. Kamijou Touma (A Certain Magical Index)
  8. Kazuma Satou (Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World)
  9. Kimihiko Kimizuka (Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru “The Detective is Already Dead”)
  10. Tatsuya Shiba (The Irregular at Magic High School)

Here are the Top 10 Illustrators

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  1. Tomoseshunsaku (Classroom of the Elite)
  2. Fly (Bottom Tier Character Tomozaki, Tell me How to Forget about You)
  3. Shirabi (86, The Ryuou’s Work is Never Done)
  4. Shigura Ui (Osananajimi ga Zettai ni Makenai Love Comedy “The Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won’t Lose!”)
  5. Kurone Mishima (Konosuba, Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records)
  6. Keiji Mizoguchi (Rascal Does Not Dream Series, 14-sai to Illustrator)
  7. Tomari (Spy Kyoushitsu, Yuujin Character wa Taihen desu ka, My Friend’s Little Sister is Annoying Only Towards Me)
  8. Kureta (Ishura)
  9. Yuu Shiina (Ascendance of a Bookworm)
  10. Hanekoto (The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten)

Source: Twitter @RanobeSugoi

One thought on “Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi 2021 Top 10 Male/Female Characters & Top 10 Illustrators

  1. Ohhh classroom of the elite coming out on top on all 3 categories eh ? I know the illustrator part isn’t exactly based in the merit of the story but still, I helps to have a great illustrator lol, I didn’t like the anime that much aside from the last episode so I’ve been meandering about and not reading the light novel but this just made me want to jump right in, yeah I see someone doing good in an top 10 list and I’m interested, I’m simple I know.

    That’s said I’ve seen some of the illustrations for CotE and … Really first place? Idk about that one, also wheres overlord at ? Overlord should win even if they just counted the cover.

    Still I’m very surprised everyone is almost just from romance series, couple isekai here and there of course but wow mostly just pure romance series, I like that lol I like romance series especially the ones we’ve been getting now with interesting leads not just cuck/simp/bland put yourself in the shoes of the mc type of deal.

    Tomozaki, Angel next door, childhood friend won’t lose, my stepsister is my ex girlfriend, all top tier.

    Never heard of chitose-kun or the detective is already dead, two new series to look out for.

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