2017’s Top Light Novels as Chosen by Japanese Fans & Critics

Takarajimasha’s Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! (This Light Novel is Amazing!) guidebook released their top light novels fans should read in 2018.

The guidebook aggregates rankings from readers and critics for the official choices. Light novels are separated in bunkobon (A6-sized books) and tankobon (B6-sized books).
Bunkobon choices:

10. A Sister’s All You Need (Imouto sae Ireba Ii.)A Sister's All You Need

Author: Yomi Hirasaka

Artist: Kantoku

 

9. Is It Wrong to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? (Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka)DanMachi

Author: Fujino Omori

Artist: Suzuhito Yasuda

 

8. Gamers!Gamers!

Author: Sekina Aoi

Artist: SABOTEN

 

7. The Low-Tier Character “Tomozaki-kun” (Yowa-Chara Tomozaki-kun)The Low-Tier Character Tomozaki-kun

Author: Yuuki Yaku

Artist: Fly

 

6. Remake Our Life! (Boku-tachi no Remake)Remake Our Life!

Author: Nachi Kio

Artist: Erette

 

5. Sword Art OnlineSword Art Online

Author: Reki Kawahara

Artist: abec

 

4. Tsuki to Raika to NosferatuTsuki to Raika to Nosferatu

Author: Keisuke Masano

Artist: Karei

 

3. Infinite DendrogramInfinite Dendrogram

Author: Sakon Kaidou

Artist: Taiki

 

2. 86 -EightySix-86 -EightySix-

Author: Asato Asato

Artist: Shirabi

Mecha Design: I-IV

 

1. The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done!The Ryuo's Work is Never Done!

Author: Shiratori Shirow

Artist: Shirabi

Tankobon choices:

10. If It’s for my Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon LordIf It's for my Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord

Author: CHIROLU

Artist: KEI

 

9. Majo no TabitabiMajo no Tabitabi

Author: Jogi Shiraishi

Artist: Azul

 

8. Yokohama Station Fable (Yokohama Eki SF)Yokohama Station Fable

Author: Yuba Isukari

Artist: Tatsuyuki Tanaka

 

7. Mushoku Tensei – Jobless Reincarnation (Mushoku Tensei – Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu)Mushoku Tensei - Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu

Author: Rifujin na Magonote

Artist: Shirotaka

 

6. Regarding Reincarnated to Slime (Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken)Regarding Reincarnated to Slime

Author: Fuse

Artist: Mitz Vah

 

5. Monogatari SeriesMonogatari

Author: NisiOisin

Artist: VOFAN

 

4. OverlordOverlord

Author: Kugane Maruyama

Artist: so-bin

 

3. The Saga of Tanya the Evil (Youjo Senki)Youjo Senki

Author: Carlo Zen

Artist: Shinobu Shinotsuki

 

2. So I’m a Spider, So What? (Kumo Desu ga, Nani ka?)So I'm a Spider, So What?

Author: Okina Baba

Artist: Tsukasa Kiryuu

 

1. Honzuki no Gekokujou ~Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen~Honzuki no Gekokujou ~Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen~

Author: Miya Kazuki

Artist: You Shiina

Are you reading any of these top light novel series?

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