Addition/Modification/Removal Thread
14-06-2014, 03:57 PM
Post: #11
According to the following AlphaPolis tweet:
https://twitter.com/alpha_polis/status/476528871727067136

They will be holding an AlphaPolice Fair from 21/6 to 31/7, which will show male oriented light novels and Regina Books titles (Regina Books is a female oriented light novel label).

This means that many/most/maybe even all? light novel titles published by AlphaPolis, but not under a certain label, are male oriented light novels:
http://www.shosen.co.jp/genre/cat178/cat175/entry_2696/

Male oriented titles include:
Re:Monster
THE NEW GATE
Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu
GATE
14-06-2014, 10:40 PM (This post was last modified: 14-06-2014, 11:33 PM by SamZ.)
Post: #12
Tsutaya is also listing light novels from the new label "Alpha Light Bunko" under shounen light novels:
白の皇国物語(1)
ワールド・カスタマイズ・クリエーター(1)

Both 7netshopping and Tsutaya online stores are mentioning "Alpha Light Bunko" light novels as "shounen". The label is a male oriented light novel label and will be mentioned on the LNDB.info and ComiPedia as so.

BOOK☆WALKER, a subsidiary of Kadokawa Group, is not mentioning Fujimi L Bunko under any target readership (since it's not solely aimed at males or females):
http://bookwalker.jp/search/?word=%E5%AF%8C%E5%A3%AB%E8%A6%8BL%E6%96%87%E5%BA%AB&order=score&detail=1&qlab=1206

Kadokawa's brand company "Fujimi Shobo" is the publisher of the Fujimi L Bunko light novels. "Fujimi L Bunko" is a general label that's aimed at an adult audience (both males and females).
16-06-2014, 04:49 AM (This post was last modified: 16-06-2014, 04:50 AM by SamZ.)
Post: #13
Official websites have opened for the following female oriented adult light novel labels:

Noche Books
Official Website: http://www.noche-books.com/

Jewel Books
Official Website: http://jewelbooks.jp/
17-06-2014, 05:57 AM
Post: #14
An official site has opened for the female oriented adult light novel label "Media Soft Grace Bunko":
http://grace.media-soft.jp/

Finally ComiPedia is back online, so all new light novel labels (mentioned in the last few posts in this thread) and new changes (new opened official websites) will be added to both ComiPedia and LightNovel.org in the next few days.
20-06-2014, 07:36 PM
Post: #15
(02-05-2014, 09:11 PM)SamZ Wrote: The following label will be added soon:

Publisher: Fujimi Shobo

富士見L文庫
Fujimi L Bunko
http://www.fujimishobo.co.jp/sp/L_novel/
Entertainment novel label that's aimed at a general adult audience, and contains fantasy, light mystery, etc... works (without adult content). The stories don't stick to the literature and light novel frameworks. The "L" in the label's name is an initial for "Literary novel" and "Light novel". The label started on June 14th, 2014 with the release of 5 volumes.

Release Date: Monthly; 15th
Circulation: 2014/06 - ?

Though "Fujimi L Bunko" is mentioned to be a label aimed at adults (without any adult content).

The label is particularly aimed at adult females:
http://ddnavi.com/news/197295/
http://animeanime.jp/article/2014/06/14/19086.html

The label is mentioned as "Romance again for the literature girl who became an adult".

Though it is weird that the "Fujimi L Bunko" light novel volumes are not mentioned as aimed at females on "BOOK☆WALKER" (subsidiary of Kadokawa Group), but the "DA VINCI" literary magazine that's published by Media Factory (Kadokawa Media Factory brand), is mentioning it as so on its website:
http://ddnavi.com/news/197295/

I think this is more than enough to prove that it is aimed at adult females, and so the label will be updated as so across websites (ComiPedia, LightNovel.org, and LNDB.info).

Light novel labels will be added/updated across sites... will update appropriate threads once done.
21-06-2014, 07:06 AM (This post was last modified: 21-06-2014, 07:06 AM by SamZ.)
Post: #16
ComiPedia was updated with the following light novel labels:
Fujimi L Bunko
AlphaPolis Bunko
Alpha Light Bunko
Jewel Books
Monster Bunko
Ever Romance
21-06-2014, 10:33 PM (This post was last modified: 21-06-2014, 10:39 PM by SamZ.)
Post: #17
The following female oriented BL light novel label will be added soon:

Publisher: Gentosha

幻冬舎ルチル文庫L
Gentosha Rutile Bunko L
[yaoi/bl]
BL light novel label. Masterpiece works that were published under the "Lynx Romance" light novel label, are published under the "Gentosha Rutile Bunko L" label in bunkobon format. The label started on July 15th, 2014 with the release of three light novel volumes.

Circulation: 2014/07 - ?
22-06-2014, 06:35 AM (This post was last modified: 11-07-2014, 06:16 PM by SamZ.)
Post: #18
"Media Soft Grace Bunko" label's name will be renewed into:

ガブリエラ文庫
Gabriella Bunko
http://gabriella.media-soft.jp/

The name change will start with the next lineup of two light novel titles which will be released on July 25th, 2014.

The official website will also change to the above link, which will open in a few days (website currently doesn't exist).

Edit:
Corrected link to the official label's website.
28-06-2014, 06:46 PM (This post was last modified: 28-06-2014, 06:50 PM by SamZ.)
Post: #19
Shinchosha will be starting a new novel label on the 100th anniversary of the "Shincho Bunko" (新潮文庫) novel label.

Some info about the upcoming label:

Publisher: Shinchosha

新潮文庫nex (新潮文庫ネックス)
Shincho Bunko nex
http://shinchobunko-nex.jp/
A character's literature where the theme is a fusion between "character" and "story". The lineup is described as a next generation lineup and consists of original stories. The label was launched on the 100th anniversary of the "Shincho Bunko" label. It started on August 28th, 2014 with the release of 6 light novel volumes.

Circulation: 2014/08 - ?

Though the label is illustrated but according to the following tweet from the official twitter account for the new label, the label is not a light novel label:
https://twitter.com/shinchobunkonex/status/481419592800022528

The first upcoming lineup contains various genres of mystery, SF, horror, fantasy, and youth novel. Works will be deployed in the same counter/shelf as the "Shincho Bunko" novels.

The first upcoming lineup, which will be released on August 28th, features works by popular light novel authors and illustrators:

●いなくなれ、群青 I 【著:河野裕/絵:越島はぐ】
●革命のリベリオン 第Ⅰ部 いつわりの世界 【著:神永学/絵:土林誠】
●知らない映画のサントラを聴く 【著:竹宮ゆゆこ/絵:ふゆの春秋】
●レアリア I 【著:雪乃紗衣/絵:雪広うたこ】
●ふたりぐらし(仮) 【著:朝井リョウ、飛鳥井千砂、越谷オサム、坂木司、徳永圭、似鳥鶏、三上延、吉川トリコ/絵:456】
●坂東蛍子、日常に飽き飽き 【著:神西亜樹/絵:しづ】

Such as:
Yuyuko Takemiya (author of: Toradora! and Golden Time)
Sai Yukino (author of Saiunkoku Monogatari)
En Mikami (author of Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou)
Hagu Koshijima (illustrator of Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou)

So, it's illustrated, and popular light novel authors are writing works for the first lineup, so is it a light novel label?

Well, it might be, some have mentioned that it might be a label that's somewhere between a general novel label and a light novel label, like the "Media Works Bunko" novel label.

So, is it going to be added to the LNDB/ComiPedia websites?

Even though the publisher denies it's a light novel label, but if enough fans and light novel related websites mention works from this new upcoming label as light novels, then it most likely will be added.
11-07-2014, 07:45 PM (This post was last modified: 11-07-2014, 07:47 PM by SamZ.)
Post: #20
An official website has opened for the upcoming light novel label "Monster Bunko":
http://www.futabasha.co.jp/monster/

The label will start on July 30th, 2014 with the release of 3 light novel volumes (which can be seen in the above link).

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Comments:

Judging by cover alone, I would say this is an upcoming male oriented light novel label, but we'll have to wait and see what either the publisher itself and/or online stores mention the label as.


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