Japanese Children's Literature
21-02-2014, 04:43 AM (This post was last modified: 21-02-2014, 04:55 AM by SamZ.)
Post: #1
Children's literature:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children's_literature

Some/many literature aimed at children might be considered as light novels by fans, but are not mentioned as so by their publishers. These works might only be mentioned by their publishers as literature aimed at children.

The aime of this thread is to keep a list of updated children's literature labels (not necessarily to prevent us from adding these works to the LNDB.info site, but to keep us aware of these labels).

Japanese labels that publish children's literature:

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Publisher: Iwanami Shoten
http://www.iwanami.co.jp/

岩波少年文庫
Iwanami Shounen Bunko

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Publisher: Kaiseisha
http://www.kaiseisha.co.jp/

偕成社文庫
Kaiseisha Bunko

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Publisher: Kodansha

青い鳥文庫
AoiTori Bunko
http://shop.kodansha.jp/bc/aoitori/index.html

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Publishers: Iwasaki Shoten, Doshinsha, Kin no Hoshisha, Rironsha

フォア文庫
Four Bunko
http://www.4bunko.com/

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Publisher: Poplar Sha

ポプラポケット文庫
Poplar Pocket Bunko
http://www.poplar.co.jp/pocket/

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Publisher: Jive

カラフル文庫
Colorful Bunko
http://hint.jive-ltd.co.jp/

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21-02-2014, 04:44 AM
Post: #2
Young Adult novel labels:

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Publisher: Kodansha

YA! entertainment
http://shop.kodansha.jp/bc/books/ya-enter/

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Publisher: Iwasaki Shoten

YA!フロンティア
YA! Frontier
http://www.iwasakishoten.co.jp/products/series_338_1.html

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Publisher: Jive

ピュアフル文庫
Pureful Bunko
http://pureful.jive-ltd.co.jp/

(this is possibly a young adult label)

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21-02-2014, 04:45 AM (This post was last modified: 15-10-2015, 06:46 AM by SamZ.)
Post: #3
Kadokawa Shoten has started a new label for publishing children's literature that's titled "Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko" (角川つばさ文庫). The label started on March 3rd, 2009 with the publication of 15 novel volumes. In the label's first year (March 2009 till March 2010) 50 works are scheduled to be published. Starting from April 2009, novels published under this label will be published on the 15th of every month.

The label is aimed at children from third grade elementary school to first grade junior high school.

The novels will be in 6 categories of genres:

A Original
B Bestseller
C Novelization
D Non-fiction
E Foreign Masterpiece
F Japan's Masterpiece

An official site for the children's literature label is here:
http://www.tsubasabunko.jp/

Kadokawa Shoten's page for Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko's books:
http://www.kadokawa.co.jp/book/series_34.html

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Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten
http://www.kadokawa.co.jp/

角川つばさ文庫
Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko
http://www.tsubasabunko.jp/

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21-02-2014, 04:46 AM
Post: #4
Novel labels aimed at juniors:

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Publisher: Shogakukan

小学館ジュニア文庫
Shogakukan Junior Bunko
http://www.shogakukan.co.jp/books/series/_id_B30013

小学館ジュニアシネマ文庫
Shogakukan Junior Cinema Bunko
http://www.shogakukan.co.jp/books/series/_id_B30013

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21-02-2014, 04:46 AM
Post: #5
Shueisha started a novel label for the publication of children's literature on March 1st, 2011. Other than original fantasy, mystery, etc. novels published under the label, also novel adaptations of shounen and shoujo manga are published. The label is aimed at elementary school students and junior high school students.

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Publisher: Shueisha

集英社みらい文庫
Shueisha Mirai Bunko
http://miraibunko.jp/

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21-02-2014, 04:47 AM
Post: #6
Kodansha started a novel label for children on November 30th, 2012 with the release of 3 novel volumes that are spin-off novel adaptations of the "Heisei Kamen Rider" series.

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Publisher: Kodansha

講談社キャラクター文庫
Kodansha Character Bunko
http://kodomo.kodansha.co.jp/shousetsu_rider.html

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21-02-2014, 04:51 AM (This post was last modified: 21-02-2014, 05:02 AM by SamZ.)
Post: #7
This is it for now (this is actually a copy from a different thread of a different forum, which might soon be annihilated Tongue).

I'll be adding some more labels soon.
13-03-2014, 05:07 AM (This post was last modified: 13-03-2014, 05:08 AM by SamZ.)
Post: #8
More children's literature labels that have titles that might be considered as light novels.

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Publisher: Poplar Sha

ポプラ文庫ピュアフル
Poplar Bunko Pureful
http://www.poplar.co.jp/ippan/bunko/

ポプラカラフル文庫
Poplar Colorful Bunko

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Publisher: Iwasaki Shoten

21世紀空想科学小説
21 Seiki Kuusou Kagaku Shousetsu
http://www.iwasakishoten.co.jp/products/series_533_1.html

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09-08-2017, 04:07 PM
Post: #9
Im referring to Japanese literature in Japanese. If there can be threads about torrents, there can be threads about this.

And its Murasaki.


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