Addition/Modification/Removal Thread
26-12-2014, 03:36 AM (This post was last modified: 26-12-2014, 03:36 AM by SamZ.)
Post: #41
The following light novel label will be added soon:

Publisher: Hakusensha

花とゆめコミックススペシャル 花とゆめノベルズ
Hana to Yume Novels (Hana to Yume Comics Special Hana to Yume Novels, HC Special Hana to Yume Novels)
[shoujo]
Novel adaptations of shoujo manga from the shoujo manga magazine Hana to Yume.

Circulation: 2014/06 - ?
30-12-2014, 11:33 PM
Post: #42
An official website has opened for the male oriented adult light novel label "Beginning Novels":
http://ktcom.jp/bn/
09-01-2015, 05:23 AM (This post was last modified: 09-01-2015, 05:24 AM by SamZ.)
Post: #43
The following light novel label will be added soon:

Publisher: Kodansha

LINEノベル
Line Novel
http://linenovel.kodansha.co.jp/
LINE NOVEL is a novel service for smartphones by Line Corporation in partnership with Kodansha, which offers original novels written by professional authors that can be read online for free. Winners of the "First LINE NOVEL Prize" (LINE ノベル大賞) were published in book/paper format, under the "Line Novel" label, and e-book format. Four light novel volumes were published in book format, under the "Line Novel" label, on December 20th, 2013.

Circulation: 2013/12 - 2013/12


At some point in time the "Kodansha BOX POWERS BOX" label was changed to the "Kodansha BOX POWERS". So in addition of the old label name, the new label name will also be added.

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Comments:

All labels that were mentioned in recent posts will be added across websites by tomorrow.
09-01-2015, 08:55 AM
Post: #44
In the following pdf file AlphaPolis does mention that previous work that were published in tankoubon form are now published under the male oriented bunko label "Alpha Light Bunko":
http://www.nikkei.com/markets/ir/irftp/data/tdnr/tdnetg3/20141128/908dyd/140120141128086917.pdf

This is an official source that mentions that "Alpha Light Bunko" label is aimed at a male readership, which somewhat shows the credibility of online shops like 7netshopping and tsutaya (though they are not free of errors and mistakes).

I did mention before that AlphaPolis also publishes light novels aimed at males but under no certain label, like Gate and Re:Monster, these titles can be seen on page 9 under main hit titles (actually all four main hit titles shown there are male oriented light novels). AlphaPolis publishes its female oriented light novels under the various Eternity/Regina/Noche labels.

The pdf file does have some interesting sales data of light novels, it does show some of their best selling light novel titles.

Other AlphaPolis interesting pdf sources:
http://www.tse.or.jp/listing/new/b7gje6000004wigo-att/10alphapolis.pdf
http://www.tse.or.jp/listing/new/b7gje6000004wigo-att/10alphapolis-1s.pdf
10-01-2015, 02:13 AM
Post: #45
The following label will be added soon:

Publisher: Tatsumi Shuppan

T-LINEノベルズ
T-LINE NOVELS
http://tlinenovels.jp/
An entertainment literature label that's described as being like a light novel label but isn't a light novel label. The works are located on the boundary line between light novels and general literature novels, and are regarded as "entertainment literature". Works that are on the line of these two is the notion of "T-Line". T-LINE stands for "Tatsumi Literature Nova for Entertainment". A variety of genres are published: sci-fi, fantasy, horror, mystery, ... The label started on February 6th, 2015 with the release of three light novel volumes. Three novel volumes are published on a monthly basis.

Release Date: Monthly
Circulation: 2015/02 - ?

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Comments:

Although mentioned not to be a light novel label, but the novels are illustrated, and Amazon Japan have them catalogued/listed under "light novel" (the official site of the label is linking to the February 2015 releases on Amazon Japan).

T-LINE NOVELS novels stand in that area between a light novel label and a general novel label, but since it's catalogued/listed under "light novel" on Amazon Japan, and on other Japanese light novel related websites... then that's reason enough to add it to the LNDB website.

Other labels that fall in that area (between light novels and general novels) are:
Asahi Aero Bunko
Media Works Bunko
Fujimi L Bunko
Shincho Bunko nex
Shueisha Orange Bunko
10-01-2015, 03:20 AM
Post: #46
The light novel label Ranobest (ラノベスト) is a male oriented label (as mentioned on the online shops 7netshopping and tsutaya), and will be mentioned on LNDB as so.
11-01-2015, 04:47 AM (This post was last modified: 11-01-2015, 04:48 AM by SamZ.)
Post: #47
ComiPedia and LightNovel.org were updated with all the recent light novel labels.

LNDB will be updated withing a couple of hours.
08-02-2015, 12:44 AM (This post was last modified: 08-02-2015, 12:46 AM by SamZ.)
Post: #48
A new light novel label by Shufu to Seikatsusha that's titled as either:

PASH!ノベルズ
PASH! Novels

or

PASH!ブックス
PASH! Books

(We'll have to wait for the actual label's name to be confirmed.)

Will start on March 27th, 2015 with the release of one light novel volume. The label will publish net novels from the free online publishing website "Shousetsuka ni Narou" in paper format with the addition of illustrations to them.

The first net novel that will be published on March 27th, 2015 in paper format:
転生したので次こそは幸せな人生を掴んでみせましょう

The label is possibly aimed at a female audience, since Pash! is an anime magazine aimed at females, and Comic PASH! is a yonkoma magazine aimed at females, so in other words it seems the "Pash!" franchise as a whole is aimed at females, so it's most likely a female oriented light novel label. The target readership will be added once it's confirmed by an official source or Japanese online shops.
12-02-2015, 12:04 AM (This post was last modified: 29-03-2015, 07:06 PM by SamZ.)
Post: #49
(08-02-2015, 12:44 AM)SamZ Wrote: A new light novel label by Shufu to Seikatsusha that's titled as either:

PASH!ノベルズ
PASH! Novels

or

PASH!ブックス
PASH! Books

(We'll have to wait for the actual label's name to be confirmed.)

Will start on March 27th, 2015 with the release of one light novel volume. The label will publish net novels from the free online publishing website "Shousetsuka ni Narou" in paper format with the addition of illustrations to them.

The first net novel that will be published on March 27th, 2015 in paper format:
転生したので次こそは幸せな人生を掴んでみせましょう

The label is possibly aimed at a female audience, since Pash! is an anime magazine aimed at females, and Comic PASH! is a yonkoma magazine aimed at females, so in other words it seems the "Pash!" franchise as a whole is aimed at females, so it's most likely a female oriented light novel label. The target readership will be added once it's confirmed by an official source or Japanese online shops.

According to the publisher, the label is titled:
PASH!ブックス
PASH! Books
[shoujo]

Size: Duodecimo/Twelvemo

First volume will be released on March 27th, 2015:
転生したので次こそは幸せな人生を掴んでみせましょう

The author of the novel (which is running online on "Shousetsuka ni Narou") is Saeki-san, and the illustration and character design are by Akira Kasukabe.

Some of the illustrations/characters design by Akira Kasukabe for this upcoming release can be seen in the announcement here:
http://ameblo.jp/magazine-pash/entry-11988270389.html
20-02-2015, 11:34 PM (This post was last modified: 24-02-2015, 06:34 AM by SamZ.)
Post: #50
The following labels will be added soon:

Publisher: Media Factory

MF文庫ダ・ヴィンチ
MF Bunko DA VINCI
A sub label of MF Bunko (MF文庫). Publishes works that were serialized in the literary magazine "Da Vinci" (ダ・ヴィンチ), and in the ghost story literary magazine "yoo" (幽).

Release Date: Bi-monthly (Even)
Circulation: 2008/06 - ?

MF文庫ダ・ヴィンチMEW (MF文庫ダ・ヴィンチミュー)
MF Bunko DA VINCI MEW
[josei]
A character literary series that has a "job" theme, where the protagonists work in various professions. It's aimed at females from their twenties to their forties. The label started on February 25th, 2015 with the release of four volumes. Starting from the second release/issue on March 25th, 2015, volumes will be released on the 25th of odd months.

Release Date: Bi-monthly (Odd); 25th
Circulation: 2015/02 - ?

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Comments:

Two labels, one old, and one will start in a few days. Since both of these labels are not light novel labels, only works that are mentioned on the light novel listing website Ranobe no Mori will be allowed to be added to LNDB.info.

While it does say "MF Bunko DA VINCI MEW" is aimed at females from their twenties to their thirties on ITmedia:
http://ebook.itmedia.co.jp/ebook/articles/1502/20/news085.html

But on the "Da Vinci News" website, the target readership is mentioned as females from their twenties to their forties:
http://ddnavi.com/news/222959/

And since the "Da Vinci" magazine and website belong to Kadokawa Media Factory Brand, we'll be going with their target age group.


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