Titles I want to see announced at Anime Expo


Anime Expo is around the corner (it starts tomorrow as of this writing) and the big publishers are there with some new titles for us. I’ll split this list into a very short Visual Novel section and then into a much larger Light Novel section.

Visual Novels I want to see announced

Sakura no Uta written by Sca-Ji who is known for the VN „Wonderful Everyday – Discontinuous Existence“.

Summer Pockets the new VN by Key which is written by Hasama, Imashino Rio, Kai, and Nijima Yuu.

White Album 2 written by Maruto Fumiaki, who is also known for his Saekano light novel series.

Houkago no Futekikakusha written by Takehaya, yes the Takehaya who writes the Invaders of the Rokujouma?! light novel series!

Full Metal Demon: Muramasa is a older VN by Nitroplus. We just need more Nitroplus in general.


Light Novels I want to see announced

Date A Live sounds like a dream but I am allowed to dream, right?

Chivalry of a Failed Knight is as far as I know a title that quite a few people would love to see

Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere is probably the only title that I’d say is almost impossible to get based on the number of pages each book has. I just want to see this one released in English.

Classroom of the Elite got a huge boost thanks to the anime adaptation and I hope that this one will be picked up.

Heavy Object written by Kazuma Kamachi, the writer of „A Certain Magical Index“. It’s a story filled with GIANT ROBOTS! (more or less)

Shinwa Densetsu no Eiyuu no Isekaitan doesn’t seem impossible. And a hero being transported to another world again just to learn that many many years passed since he was there for the first time.

Isekai Meikyuu no Saishinbu wo Mezasou has an incredible cover art. I’d buy it just for the cover.

Wortenia Senki would be one of the isekai stories that is putting it’s money on warfare.

Yobidasareta Satsurikusha has an interesting start. It could be a title that people would enjoy reading.

More slice of life/comedy in general is something I really want to see.


And with this, my little list of titles I want to see announced is complete. There are obviously a lot more titles that deserve a release in the west but I’m confident that we’ll see more and more titles in English. The growth of the English light novel market is nice and I’m looking forward to where this is going.