Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! is an annual light novel guide book, printed every November since 2004. The title translates (literally) to "This Light Novel is Amazing!" Every guide includes a list of the top ten most popular light novels of the year, along with the most popular characters, and most popular illustrators. Here is the top ten series for 2014. I'll add previous lists, characters, and more later:
2014 Top Ten Series:
Top Ten Female Characters, 2014
- Tenkyou no Alderamin
- Toaru Majutsu no Index
- Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatte Irudarou ka
- Sword Art Online
- Hataraku Maou-sama!
- Tokyo Ravens
- Rokka no Yuusha
- No Game No Life
Top Ten Male Characters, 2014
- Misaka Mikoto, Toaru Majutsu no Index
- Yukinoshita Yukino, Oregairu
- Asuna, Sword Art Online
- Yuigahama Yui, Oregairu
- Index, Toaru Majutsu no Index
- Kousaka Kirino, Oreimo
- Aragaki Ayase, Oreimo
- Sinon, Sword Art Online
- Shiba Miyuki, Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
- Mikazuki Yozora, Haganai
- Hikigaya Hachiman, Oregairu
- Touma, Toaru Majutsu no Index
- Kirito, Sword Art Online
- Accelerator, Toaru Majutsu no Index
- Maou Sadao, Hataraku Maou-sama!
- Sakamaki, Izayoi, Mondaiji
- Shiba Tatsuya, Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
- Sugisaki Ken, Seitokai no Ichizon
- Akagi Koremitsu, Hikaru ga Chikyuu ni Itakoro
Last edited by Kaiten; December 09, 2013 at 12:49 AM.
Yes Tokyo ravens on the list, and I agree eith Miyuki being on the list though Id argue for her having a higher spot.
It's nice to see No Game No Life in the top ten. It has it's flaws, but overall it's a good series. The plot is very clever. Hopefully the anime (already announced) will come out this spring.
I really want Tokyo Ravens translations. The anime is really good, I want to read the original
Top 10 2015
Oregairu and Index completely dominated, I know Touma, Accel and Mikoto(who lost her 1st place for the first time) are guaranteed to be in the top but 4 females in the top 10...Othinus wasn't even that interesting, and Index herself...
The top 10 LNs are full of names I don't know(5 to 9). Then again it's because of this top that I got interested in Rokka no Yuusha, some of them must be good.
Character list is so odd considering the lack of characters from lna placed below five (except for one male). I guess new contenders for anime.
I did not expect Oregairu to be THAT popular! So happy when one of my favorite series doing great hopefully that means more translation and 2nd season of Anime
More complete list here.