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'Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi!' 2019 Rankings Revealed

by Sakana-san
Nov 25, 12:18 PM | 51 Comments
The "Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi!" (This Light Novel is Amazing!) guidebook has revealed its annual light novel rankings for 2019. The list includes the most popular light novels, characters, and illustrators as polled by readers.

Light Novels
*1. Sabikui Bisco
*2. Ryuuou no Oshigoto!
*3. Jaku-Chara Tomozaki-kun
*4. Hige wo Soru. Soshite Joshikousei wo Hirou.
*5. 86
*6. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e
*7. Bokutachi no Remake
*8. Sankaku no Kyori wa Kagiri Nai Zero
*9. Toaru Majutsu no Index
10. Sword Art Online

Books
*1. Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen
*2. Umibe no Byouin de Kanojo to Hanashita Ikutsuka no Koto
*3. Monogatari Series
*4. Overlord
*5. Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken
*6. Majo no Tabitabi
*7. JK Haru wa Isekai de Shoufu ni Natta
*8. Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu
*9. Slime Taoshite 300-nen, Shiranai Uchi ni Level Max ni Nattemashita
10. Kumo desu ga, Nani ka?

Female Characters
*1. Mikoto Misaka (Toaru Majutsu no Index)
*2. Vladilena Mirizé (86)
*3. Asuna Yuuki (Sword Art Online)
*4. Ginko Sora (Ryuuou no Oshigoto!)
*5. Maine (Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen)
*6. Minami Nanami (Jaku-Chara Tomozaki-kun)
*7. Mai Sakurajima (Seishun Buta Yarou Series)
*8. Kei Karuizawa (Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e)
*9. Ai Yashajin (Ryuuou no Oshigoto!)
10. Elaina (Majo no Tabitabi)

Male Characters
*1. Touma Kamijou (Toaru Majutsu no Index)
*2. Hachiman Hikigaya (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru.)
*3. Kazuto Kirigaya (Sword Art Online)
*4. Kiyotaka Ayanokouji (Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e)
*5. Shinei Nouzen (86)
*6. Accelerator (Toaru Majutsu no Index)
*7. Rio (Seirei Gensouki)
*8. Bisco Akaboshi (Sabikui Bisco)
*9. Kazuma Satou (Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!)
10. Bell Cranel (Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka)

Illustrators
*1. Shirabi (Ryuuou no Oshigoto!, 86)
*2. Kiyotaka Haimura (Toaru Majutsu no Index)
*3. Fly (Jaku-Chara Tomozaki-kun)
*4. Kantoku (Imouto sae Ireba Ii.)
*5. Kurone Mishima (Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!)
*6. Keiji Mizoguchi (Seishun Buta Yarou Series)
*7. abec (Sword Art Online)
*8. Saki Ukai (Isekai Goumon-hime)
*9. Riv (Seirei Gensouki)
10. Shunsaku Tomose (Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e)

Source: Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! 2019

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all i hear is the whining of a fanboy for a generic shitty garbage harem[/quote]

"harem" ?? :D ??

That's all i expected from trash like you, probably can't even tell a single full name of a character or what the series was talking about.

You are born in 1987 so i assume you are in your 30s, right? Why not just stop triggering people stuff, get out of your mom's house and go find a job or something.

I see you removed your "England" location. While triggering people you were triggered by yourself lol

Dec 5, 9:42 AM by OukaSS

Jiharo said:
Zefyris said:

Yet an armada of minor characters for every new show get added right away.
But a character like Maine who has been around for years, is the main character of 2 LN entries and 3 manga entries (some of them not even on MAL yet either) and ranking high on Konorano ranking both with her LN title and as herself is ignored.

I'm just a sad panda at that point ;(.


I like Maine too but MAL prioritize new stuff now. What to do? Go apply be a DB mod, then you can insta-approve stuff(help me too).

Unfortunately, right now and for the next 2 years is probably the busiest time in my life in like, 14 years so can't have that. it's not like I look down on peoples doing it this for free, I respect that. Just that, just doing new stuff and ignoring anything older isn't really a good solution.

Dec 4, 11:27 AM by Zefyris

Zefyris said:
Jiharo said:


You can forget about characters. It's way back on the backlog.

Yet an armada of minor characters for every new show get added right away.
But a character like Maine who has been around for years, is the main character of 2 LN entries and 3 manga entries (some of them not even on MAL yet either) and ranking high on Konorano ranking both with her LN title and as herself is ignored.

I'm just a sad panda at that point ;(.


I like Maine too but MAL prioritize new stuff now. What to do? Go apply be a DB mod, then you can insta-approve stuff(help me too).

Dec 4, 8:53 AM by Jiharo

Jiharo said:
Zefyris said:

Well apparently finishing 2nd and then 5th the next year on the list, having her LN finishing first two years in a row, having 3 manga series adaptation, 1 side story and already 16 novels in her main novel series is still not enough for MAL to validate Maine's entry. :[


I've been waiting to put her in my favorite list for months but nope, no news for validation so yeah I'm ranting a bit. Is there even still characters being added in the database currently? Is it more than 3 months late? :'(


You can forget about characters. It's way back on the backlog.

Yet an armada of minor characters for every new show get added right away.
But a character like Maine who has been around for years, is the main character of 2 LN entries and 3 manga entries (some of them not even on MAL yet either) and ranking high on Konorano ranking both with her LN title and as herself is ignored.

I'm just a sad panda at that point ;(.

Dec 4, 8:38 AM by Zefyris

Zefyris said:
Jiharo said:
FINALLY MY ENTRY FOR HIGE WO SORU IS APPROVED..........due to it making it into the rankings.

Took them long enough.

Well apparently finishing 2nd and then 5th the next year on the list, having her LN finishing first two years in a row, having 3 manga series adaptation, 1 side story and already 16 novels in her main novel series is still not enough for MAL to validate Maine's entry. :[


I've been waiting to put her in my favorite list for months but nope, no news for validation so yeah I'm ranting a bit. Is there even still characters being added in the database currently? Is it more than 3 months late? :'(


You can forget about characters. It's way back on the backlog.

Dec 4, 3:42 AM by Jiharo

>Umibe no Byouin de Kanojo to Hanashita Ikutsuka no Koto

nice. everyone should read this ln.

Dec 3, 6:47 PM by megmica

86 is always lowkey on my to read list. I must start it. I thought it had potential when i looked at the synopsis.

Dec 3, 10:56 AM by Takao_21

DejectedSoul said:
AnimeSucks420 said:
way too many of garbage index in there


Why are you so surprised about Japan's taste?! Same thing happening with their gaming taste all the time as well. lol, for christ sake. Some Japanese "nerd" always think he's a hardcore while playing Monster Hunter / Kirby Stars, meanwhile, Non-asian nerds will struggle/curse and enjoy Battle Brothers, Pathfinder: Kingmaker, and play '4X Strategy games' until 5 in the morning.


*Also, did NishiOisiN all of sudden leveled his writing skills or something?!


Not surprised at all. And I know, their taste of games is pretty bad as well. All those shitty jrpgs and harem vns... joke.

nisio was always overrated and sold a lot, its not new

also wtf is this ranking? index is never in the top10 selling lns, why is it top in this shitty ranking then? does it not include half of the lns or what?

Dec 2, 12:03 PM by AnimeSucks420

AnimeSucks420 said:
way too many of garbage index in there


Why are you so surprised about Japan's taste?! Same thing happening with their gaming taste all the time as well. lol, for christ sake. Some Japanese "nerd" always think he's a hardcore while playing Monster Hunter / Kirby Stars, meanwhile, Non-asian nerds will struggle/curse and enjoy Battle Brothers, Pathfinder: Kingmaker, and play '4X Strategy games' until 5 in the morning.


*Also, did NishiOisiN all of sudden leveled his writing skills or something?!

Dec 2, 11:56 AM by DejectedSoul

Jiharo said:
FINALLY MY ENTRY FOR HIGE WO SORU IS APPROVED..........due to it making it into the rankings.

Took them long enough.

Well apparently finishing 2nd and then 5th the next year on the list, having her LN finishing first two years in a row, having 3 manga series adaptation, 1 side story and already 16 novels in her main novel series is still not enough for MAL to validate Maine's entry. :[


I've been waiting to put her in my favorite list for months but nope, no news for validation so yeah I'm ranting a bit. Is there even still characters being added in the database currently? Is it more than 3 months late? :'(

Dec 2, 9:04 AM by Zefyris

FINALLY MY ENTRY FOR HIGE WO SORU IS APPROVED..........due to it making it into the rankings.

Took them long enough.

Dec 1, 6:09 PM by Jiharo

bondtux said:
aybekay said:
what’s the difference between light novels and books on this ranking ?


because Light Novel and "just" Novel are different thing?

Actually,both rankings are light novels, hence why the title of this magazine is "kono light novel[...]".

refer to my explanation I made earlier here :
"format.
The translation here is heavily misleading. light novel list here is the list for bunkobon, a format of small size, and the "book" is for tankoubon/shinsho, a bigger format (as in, the size of a volume not in pages but in size of those pages).
Both of those list are light novel lists and book lists so naming one "light novels" and the other "book" is just super weird but MAL does that all the time in LN lists (MAL reports for weekly orichon chart for LN sales are also like that for example)"

Nov 29, 9:21 AM by Zefyris

Xaelath said:
AnimeSucks420 said:
way too many of garbage index in there

You need salt man?
Index have been topped the poll since 2008.
Misaka have been on first spot for 10 times.

Haimura (Index illustrator) also have been on rank 2 last 3 year until this​ recent one .

For Light Novel index have been on top 10 for a while except for 2018 light Sugoi.

So incase you're only anime watchers cucks who can't differentiate between bad adaptation and the source (Light Novel)

He doesnt need salt... he need some pepper.
P.S if in 2015 yukino doesnt interrupt misaka on the top, misaka would become top female character on 9 consecutive years. (misaka took 2nd place on 2015)

Nov 28, 6:33 PM by bondtux

aybekay said:
what’s the difference between light novels and books on this ranking ?


because Light Novel and "just" Novel are different thing?

Nov 28, 6:32 PM by bondtux

Happy to see Mikoto on the top again

Nov 28, 3:11 AM by txikilloa

Sakana-san said:

*1. Touma Kamijou (Toaru Majutsu no Index


Sasuga based TouMAN

Nov 27, 9:22 AM by TomHazard

7. JK Haru wa Isekai de Shoufu ni Natta
4. Hige wo Soru. Soshite Joshikousei wo Hirou.

High school girl goes to Isekai and becomes a... prostitute? What?
And the other one is another high school girl doing prostitution.

Okay, interesting titles. The first one looks good, I guess.


1. Mikoto Misaka (Toaru Majutsu no Index)

Again? She dominates the best character rankings even harder than One Piece dominates sales rankings.

Nov 27, 5:46 AM by Jinbou

caio_brb said:


You clearly don't have any idea what you're talking about lmao There's plenty of male characters in LN. I bet that you're a anime only that never even read something from the media.


Sorry, I do not count traps as male.

Nov 26, 9:16 AM by _Ako_

aybekay said:
what’s the difference between light novels and books on this ranking ?

format.
The translation here is heavily misleading. light novel list here is the list for bunkobon, a format of small size, and the "book" is for tankoubon/shinsho, a bigger format (as in, the size of a volume not in pages but in size of those pages).
Both of those list are light novel lists and book lists so naming one "light novels" and the other "book" is just super weird but MAL does that all the time in LN lists (weekly orichon chart for LN sales are also like that for example)

Alencia said:
Sadly none of my favorites made it into the top 10.
12 Tsuki to Layka to Nosferatu
13 Tobakushi wa Inoranai
29 Isekai Goumon-hime
43 Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin

I'm glad Honzuki no Gekokujou got #1 on books though.
Totally deserves first place with it's high quality.

Unfortunately, the only peoples who ever really voted for Alderamin are peoples from the industry so well as soon as they switched their support the ranking of Alderamin sunk in there despite having more than decent sales from start to finish.
Didn't read the other three you mentioned, so I'm just going to wholeheartedly agree on the Honzuki part~

Nov 26, 8:27 AM by Zefyris

what’s the difference between light novels and books on this ranking ?

Nov 26, 7:58 AM by aybekay