Addition/Modification/Removal Thread
28-07-2015, 06:38 AM (This post was last modified: 28-07-2015, 06:39 AM by SamZ.)
Post: #71
The following novel label will be added soon:

Publisher: Cosmic Shuppan

コスミック文庫α (コスミック文庫アルファ)
Cosmic Bunko α (Cosmic Bunko Alpha)
[josei]
A character light novel label that's aimed at women. Various genre of mystery, fantasy, comedy, ... are published under the label. It started on June 18th, 2015 with the release of two light novel volumes.

Release Date: Monthly
Circulation: 2015/06 - ?

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Comments:

All four novel volumes that were published up to now, are under the BL/TL novel section of the publisher's website (BL/TL novel > other):
http://www.cosmicpub.com/products/detail.php?product_id=5663
http://www.cosmicpub.com/products/detail.php?product_id=5664
http://www.cosmicpub.com/products/detail.php?product_id=5709
http://www.cosmicpub.com/products/detail.php?product_id=5710

In other words, it's a female oriented label.

More labels will be added soon...
29-07-2015, 05:36 AM (This post was last modified: 29-07-2015, 05:37 AM by SamZ.)
Post: #72
And another light novel label:

Publisher: Shinshokan

ウィングス・ノヴェル
Wings Novel
[shoujo]
The label started on July 25th, 2015 with the release of one light novel volume.

Release Date: Monthly
Circulation: 2015/07 - ?

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Comments:

Four more new light novel labels to be mentioned soon...
03-10-2015, 06:12 PM (This post was last modified: 12-03-2016, 04:00 AM by SamZ.)
Post: #73
More light novel labels:

Publisher: Hobby Japan

アヴァロンノベルス
Avalon Novels
[seijin]
https://hobbyjapan.co.jp/avalon/
Adult light novels aimed at adult men. Described as a little adult entertainment novel label. Adult web novel works from the novel contribution website "Nocturne Novels" (ノクターンノベルズ) are published in book/paper format under the "Avalon Novels" label with the addition of illustrations to them. (Nocturne Novels is an adult section of the novel contribution website "Shousetsuka ni Narou" (小説家になろう) that's aimed at adult male audience). The label started on July 23rd, 2015 with the release of one light novel volume.

Circulation: 2015/07 - ?

シンデレラノベルス
Cinderella Novels
[josei]
http://hobbyjapan.co.jp/cinderella/
Adult light novels aimed at adult women. Adult web novel works from the novel contribution website "Moonlight Novels" (ムーンライトノベルズ) are published in book/paper format under the "Melissa" label with the addition of illustrations to them. (Moonlight Novels is an adult section of the novel contribution website "Shousetsuka ni Narou" (小説家になろう) that's aimed at adult female audience). The label started on July 23rd, 2015 with the release of one light novel volume.

Release Date: Monthly
Circulation: 2015/07 - ?

interest: teens love, adult


Publisher: Sankosha

ラルーナ文庫
LaLuna Bunko (La Luna Bunko)
[yaoi/bl]
BL light novel label. The label started on August 20th, 2015 with the release of two light novel volumes.

Release Date: Monthly; 20th
Circulation: 2015/08 - ?

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Comments:

More labels to be mentioned in this thread soon...
03-10-2015, 10:19 PM (This post was last modified: 03-10-2015, 10:19 PM by SamZ.)
Post: #74
One more light novel label:

Publisher: PHP Institute (PHP Kenkyuujo)

VG文庫
VG Bunko
http://www.php.co.jp/vg/
A light novel bunko label that specializes in "Vocaloid" and "game". The label started on August 7th, 2015 with the release of three light novel volumes. Starting from November 2015, one light novel volume is published on a monthly basis.

Release Date: Monthly; 5th
Circulation: 2015/08 - ?

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Comments:

More and more labels to be added soon...
15-10-2015, 06:36 AM (This post was last modified: 15-10-2015, 06:36 AM by SamZ.)
Post: #75
One new publisher and two new light novel labels:

Publisher: Julian

チュールキス文庫
Tull Kiss Bunko (Tull Kiss Label)
[josei]
http://www.julian-pb.com/tullkiss/
Described as a little extreme modern otome novel label. The label started on October 5th, 2015 with the release of two light novel volumes.

Circulation: 2015/10 - ?

interest: teens love, otome


Publisher:
白好出版
Hakkou Shuppan
http://blog.hakkoushuppan.co.jp/

ホワイトブックス
White Books
[seinen]
A light novel label that's aimed at men in their twenties and thirties. The label started on August 7th, 2015 with the release of one light novel volume.

Circulation: 2015/08 - ?

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Commnets:

Target readership of the White Books label is mentioned in this pdf as being men in their twenties and thirties. Also the company is recruiting for novelists with the content of the novels being in any genre and aimed at men in their twenties and thirties.

Few more light novel labels will be added soon. All new labels will be added across websites soon.
23-10-2015, 01:51 AM (This post was last modified: 23-10-2015, 01:52 AM by SamZ.)
Post: #76
And another new light novel label:

Publisher: Fujimi Shobo (Kadokawa Fujimi Shobo)

カドカワBOOKS
Kadokawa Books
[shounen]
http://kadokawabooks.jp/
A light novel label that focuses on the publication of web novel works in paper format with the addition of illustrations to them. It also publishes light novel adaptations of games. Entertainment fiction works will be published under the label, especially web novels from UGC websites such as "Shousetsuka ni Narou" (小説家になろう). The label started on October 10, 2015 with the release of six light novel volumes.

Size: Duodecimo/Twelvemo
Release Date: Monthly; 10th
Circulation: 2015/10 - ?

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Comments:

The label was started in response of the popularity and the attention web novel works are getting in recent years.

The genre of these books is being called "new literature".

Titles that were published under "Fujimi Shobo Novels" will be published under this label. hmmmm.... the end of "Fujimi Shobo Novels" label?

Like the "Fujimi Shobo Novels" label, the "Kadokawa Books" label is also aimed at males:
http://www.toranoana.jp/mailorder/bok/newly/2015/10/20151008-male_ex01.html
http://www.toranoana.jp/mailorder/bok/newly/2015/10/20151008-male_ex02.html
09-11-2015, 06:04 AM (This post was last modified: 09-11-2015, 06:04 AM by SamZ.)
Post: #77
And one more label to add:

Publisher: Kodansha

講談社タイガ
Kodansha Taiga
http://taiga.kodansha.co.jp/
A novel bunko label that's aimed at novel fans in their twenties and thirties. It was launched as a sibling of the "Kodansha Novels" label. Works will be distributed both in paper format and online (e-book). About four books will be published every month around the 20th. The label started on October 20th, 2015 with the release of four novel volumes.

Release Date: Monthly; 20th
Circulation: 2015/10 - ?

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Comments:

Seems to be aimed at a general readership, just like the "Kodansha Novels" label.

Few more labels to be added soon too...
09-11-2015, 07:03 AM (This post was last modified: 09-11-2015, 07:18 AM by SamZ.)
Post: #78
The following new publisher and light novel label will be added:

Publisher:
毎日新聞出版
Mainichi Shimbun Publishing
http://mainichibooks.com/

ミューノベル
μNOVEL
http://mainichibooks.com/books/m-novel/
A light novel label that's aimed at adults in their thirties and fourties. New light novel works will be published alongside republication of popular works in a new edition with a new combination of writer and illustrator. The label started on October 27th, 2015 with the release of three light novel volumes. Three to four light novel volumes will be published on even months.

Release Date: Bi-monthly (Even)
Circulation: 2015/10 - ?

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Comments:

Light novel works aimed at people in their middle ages.
10-11-2015, 06:01 AM (This post was last modified: 17-11-2015, 08:16 AM by SamZ.)
Post: #79
Another light novel label that's based on web novels from the "Shousetsuka ni Narou" website:

Publisher: Ichijinsha

一迅社文庫アイリスNEO (アイリスNEO)
Ichijinsha Bunko Iris NEO (Iris NEO)
[shoujo]
http://www.ichijinsha.co.jp/iris/
A light novel label that publishes romance fantasy web novel works from the novel contribution website "Shousetsuka ni Narou" (小説家になろう) in book/paper format. The label started on November 4th, 2015 with the release of two light novel volumes.

Circulation: 2015/11 - ?
10-11-2015, 06:56 AM (This post was last modified: 10-11-2015, 06:57 AM by SamZ.)
Post: #80
And another new light novel label that's based on web novels:

Publisher: Take Shobo

ヴァリアントノベルズ
Variant Novels
[seijin]
http://www.takeshobo.co.jp/sp/tvn/
An adult light novel label that's aimed at adult men. Adult web novel works from the novel posting website "Nocturne Novels" (ノクターンノベルズ) are published in book/paper format under the "Variant Novels" label with the addition of illustrations to them. (Nocturne Novels is an adult section of the novel posting website "Shousetsuka ni Narou" (小説家になろう) that's aimed at an adult male audience). The label started on November 2nd, 2015 with the release of one light novel volume.

Circulation: 2015/11 - ?


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