Light novels are one of the anime's favorite source materials. Usually entrenched in fantasy and magic genres, light novels can provide some unique worlds for anime viewers. Here are the light novel adaptations of the Winter 2017 season.
Quick Pitch: Short format series that stars the grandson of Kobayashi Yoshio, whom is from Edogawa Ranpo's Shounen Tanteidan series.
Genre: Adventure / Comedy / Fantasy / Parody
Studio: Studio Deen
Premier: January 12
Quick Pitch: Continues the journey of Kazuma, Aqua, Megumin, and Lalatina. The series parodies tropes from JRPGs and Isekai fantasy anime.
Studio: Studio M2
Premier: January 10
Quick Pitch: Heizou Hasegawa is a chief officer who is tasked with protecting the citizens of Edo period Japan from arson and thieves.
Genre: Comey / Fantasy / Magic
Studio: Studio Deen / Shenzhen Tencent Computer System Company Limited
Quick Pitch: The Reiken clan is holding entrance exams in order to find new disciples. Ōriku, a young man who possesses a rare spirit, decides to enroll so that he may become a great sage.
Genre: Military / Magic
Studio: Studio NuT
Premier: January 6
Quick Pitch: An elite salaryman from Japan angered a mysterious being called God, and reincarnated the man as a young girl. Now named Tanya Degurechaff, she is the deadliest sorcery of the imperial army.
Are you planning on watching any of these light novel adaptations?
Aaron Magulick has been a fan of anime ever since being exposed to it in the late '90s. A fan of nearly all genres, he is not afraid to explore the creepier side of the industry. Feel free to connect with him on GoBoiano Social.