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13-12-2014, 08:59 AM (This post was last modified: 13-12-2014, 09:01 AM by SamZ.)
Post: #31
Info concerning the "Asahi Aero Bunko" novel label:

Publisher: Asahi Shimbun

朝日エアロ文庫
Asahi Aero Bunko
http://publications.asahi.com/original/bunko/aero/
An entertainment bunko label that deals with light works, and targets youth from their teens to their thirties. It focuses on light mystery, fantasy, and romance novels, and puts an emphasis on character traits. Asahi Aero Bunko follows the same trend as novels published under Kadokawa Bunko, Media Works Bunko, Fujimi L Bunko, and Shincho Bunko nex. The label started on November 20th, 2014 with the release of five light novel volumes. Two to four novel works will be released under the label every three months.

Release Date: Quarterly (February, May, August, and November)
Circulation: 2014/11 - ?

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Comments:

Seems to be targeted at a general audience from their teens to their thirties.

This is another label that lies somewhere between a novel label and a light novel label, like Media Works Bunko, Fujimi L Bunko, and Shincho Bunko nex.

This label and the previous two labels (mentioned in the previous post) will be added across websites soon...
17-12-2014, 05:53 AM
Post: #32
The light novel labels were added across websites.

More new light novel labels to be added soon...
19-12-2014, 08:17 AM (This post was last modified: 10-04-2015, 07:04 PM by SamZ.)
Post: #33
The following light novel labels will be added soon:

Publisher: Fujimi Shobo

Fujimi Shobo Novels
[shounen]
A light novel label that publishes web novel works from the novel contribution website "Shousetsuka ni Narou" (小説家になろう) in tankoubon format. The label started on March 17th, 2014 with the release of one light novel volume.

Circulation: 2014/03 - ?


Publisher: Hobby Japan

HJノベルス
HJ Novels (Hobby Japan Novels)
[shounen]
http://hobbyjapan.co.jp/hjnovels/
A light novel label that publishes web novel works from the novel contribution website "Shousetsuka ni Narou" (小説家になろう) in tankoubon format. The label started on November 22nd, 2014 with the release of one light novel volume.

Circulation: 2014/11 - ?

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Comments:

Wow, more and more light novel labels are specializing in the publication of web novel works from the web novel posting website "Shousetsuka ni Narou" in paper format with the addition of illustrations to them.

And more new labels to be added soon...
19-12-2014, 09:27 PM (This post was last modified: 19-12-2014, 09:28 PM by SamZ.)
Post: #34
According to the "Dash X Bunko" website:
http://dash.shueisha.co.jp/award/detail.php

The main target audience of the "Dash X Bunko" label are males from their mid teens to their twenties.

ComiPedia will be updated with this info accordingly.
19-12-2014, 11:50 PM (This post was last modified: 07-06-2015, 06:42 AM by SamZ.)
Post: #35
The following light novel label will be added soon:

Publisher: EARTH STAR Entertainment

アース・スターノベル
Earth Star Novel
[seinen]
http://www.es-novel.jp/
A light novel label that publishes web novel works from the novel contribution website "Shousetsuka ni Narou" (小説家になろう) in tankoubon format. Described as a dramatic fantasy novel label for adults. The label started on December 12th, 2014 with the release of two light novel volumes. Two light novel volumes will be released on a monthly basis.

Size: B6
Release Date: Monthly; 15th
Circulation: 2014/12 - ?

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Comments:

Wow, and another label that specializes in the paper/book publication of web novel works from the novel posting website "Shousetsuka ni Narou" (小説家になろう). The upcoming five light novel titles, two of them to be published in January, and the other three in February all started as web novels being serialized on the "Shousetsuka ni Narou" website.
20-12-2014, 03:24 AM (This post was last modified: 25-12-2014, 07:22 PM by SamZ.)
Post: #36
The following light novel label will be added soon:

Publisher: Shueisha

集英社オレンジ文庫
Shueisha Orange Bunko
[josei]
http://orangebunko.shueisha.co.jp/
An entertainment novel label that's aimed at women, and focuses on fantasy, mystery, science fiction, romance, romantic comedy, ... The label specializes in "light literature" and "character novel", and its keywords are "charming hero", and "immersive feeling to the story". It started on January 20th, 2015 with the release of five light novel volumes.

Circulation: 2015/01 - ?

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Comments:

This is also another label that lies somewhere between a novel label and a light novel label.

Other similar labels that lie somewhere in that area are:
Asahi Aero Bunko
Media Works Bunko
Fujimi L Bunko
Shincho Bunko nex

Though aimed at females, but there's no mention what age group it targets. Possibly women in their twenties and above...

Lately there seems to be an increase in two type of labels, one publishes novels that lie between general novels and light novels, and the second publishes light novels based on web novels that were originally serialized in the "Shousetsuka ni Narou" website.
20-12-2014, 05:09 AM (This post was last modified: 11-01-2015, 01:00 AM by SamZ.)
Post: #37
I'll be adding the following publisher and light novel label:

Publisher:
ベストセラーズ (KKベストセラーズ)
Bestsellers (KK Bestsellers)
http://www.kk-bestsellers.com/

ラノベスト
Ranobest
[shounen]
Novelization of anime and games in bunko format. The label started on December 22nd, 2014 with the release of one light novel volume.

Circulation: 2014/12 - ?

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Comments:

Bestsellers wants to publish light novels (ranobe), what should they call the label? hmmm... ranobe... bestsellers... ranobe... best... ranobest >_>;;;
25-12-2014, 08:16 PM (This post was last modified: 25-12-2014, 08:16 PM by SamZ.)
Post: #38
"Shueisha Orange Bunko" seems to be aimed at adult females, just like "Fujimi L Bunko". This makes it two labels that are aimed at adult females that are somewhere between a novel label and a light novel label. The label seems to be like the adult sister label of "Cobalt Bunko", which is a shoujo light novel label that's published by the same publisher (Shueisha).

All new labels mentioned in the previous posts will be added soon across websites...
25-12-2014, 08:55 PM
Post: #39
Kodansha will be starting a new label that's targeted at the teens to thirties age group:
http://blog.livedoor.jp/wannabenews/archives/38374534.html

Possibly another label that lies in that gray area between light novels and general literature... we'll have to wait and see...
25-12-2014, 11:29 PM (This post was last modified: 25-12-2014, 11:37 PM by SamZ.)
Post: #40
The following light novel labels will be added without a specific target readership:
Fujimi Shobo Novels
HJ Novels
Earth Star Novel
Ranobest

Their target readership will be added once it's specified by an official source or Japanese online shops (mainly 7netshopping and tsutaya).

Edit:
Though judging by art style alone I would say these are male oriented labels... but target readership will be specified once an official source is available or via Japanese online shops.


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