I had started this monthly ranking on Reddit early last month, which can be found here.
Now its time to update this ranking. It was a little bit stable up to the middle of the month and it was swinging wildly. Last months ranker had dropped and was replaced with fresh ones. Also its rare to see (for me anyway) romance type novels in the top 5 as it is usually dominated by fantasy type novels
Again rankings will be split into Main (youmo.syosetu.com), Moonlight (Female R18+) (mnlt.syosetu.com), and Nocturne (Male R18+)(noc.syosetu.com)
For any aspiring or veteran translators, this will give you a fresh set of novels that you might want to translate base on popularity in Japan.
I would like to thank Solistia for translating the titles and summary for the Main and Moonlight rankings, and Yabaibunni for helping me translate the Nocturne Rankings. All summaries can be read after the ranking tables.
|Rank||JP Title||Translated Title|
|1||Isekai de Hajimaru Jinsei Kaikaku ~Koushaku-hen~||Starting Life Anew in Another World ~Duke Arc~|
|2||Shokugyou Mushoku no Ore ga Boukensha wo Mezashite Mita||I Aimed to be an Adventurer with a Job Class of Jobless|
|3||Koushaku Reijou, Buta Saishou ni Totsugimasuno||The Duke’s Daughter and Ugly Prime Minister are Bound in Matrimony|
|4||Koushaku Reijo wa Kishi Danchou (62) no Youna Tsuma||The Duke’s Daugher is the Young Wife of the Knights’ Captain (62)|
|5||Douyara Otome Gemmu no Kouryaku Taishou ni Tensei Shitarashii||I Appear to have been Reincarnated as a Love Interest in an Otome Game|
|Rank||JP Title||Translated Title|
|1||Biteki Kankaku ga Chigau Isekai de Koukyuu Aigan Dorei ni Natta Okame ga Watashi||I, a Homely Girl, Became a Top-of-the-Line Pet Slave in Another World of Different Aesthetic Values|
|2||Jiritsu to Taritsu no Mondai||The Problem with Autonomy and Heteronomy|
|3||Iya to Atama wo Tate ni Furu||My Heart Says No, but My Body Says Yes|
|4||Torawareta Tsuki, Chou no Sou Namida ~Isekai Ani wa Dekiaishou~||Imprisoned Moon, A Pair of Butterfly Tears ~The Devotion Illness of My Brother in the Other World~|
|5||Patorea no Shukufuku||Blessings of Patolea|
|Rank||JP Title||Translated Title|
|1||Gyakuten Sekai de Dorei Seikatsu||A Slave’s Life in the Reversed World|
|2||Kurasu Ten’i de Ore dake Haburareta node, Doukyuusei Netoru Kotonishita||Because I Was The Only One Left Out By The Class’ Transfer, I Decided To Steal My Classmates’ Lovers|
|3||Shin Nagano Imouto ga Ore no Yome ~Sengokujidai de Tanoshiku Ryouchi to Tsuma wo Kaihatsu Houhou~||Nobunaga’s Younger Sister is My Wife ~ How to Enjoy Developing a Territory with my Wife in the Warring State Period ~|
|4||Suteetasu Maisutaa ★||Status Master ★|
|5||Ore no Sekai Kouryakubon!||My World Guide Book!|
Author: Kirichi Eito
Starting Life Anew in Another World ~Duke Arc~
“Aah, I wanna die.” Were the mutterings of college student. Sakagami Hiroto, came to the aid of a high school girl in the middle of the crosswalk about to be hit by a truck, and was himself run over instead. But on the edge of death, his final thoughts were “I can’t die here! There’s no way I could die here!” , then he passed. Dying with words of wanting death and thoughts of not wanting to die, he met with God in the interval between life and death, and was instead reincarnated to another world. Once there, he obtained a non-offensive, support-specialized skill.
Unable to do anything about it, he accepts his lot and prepares himself for what’s ahead.
I Aimed to be an Adventurer with a Job Class of Jobless.
Without a goal, a boy named “Mars Ruina” who spent every day lazing away, saves a girl “Laina” from an attacking monster.
Defeating the monster in an instant, she witnesses Mars’ true power, and inquires which Adventurer’s Guild this must-be famous adventurer is from. However, the truth is that Mars’ Job Class is simply Jobless.
Then, Laina invites Mars to train to be an adventurer under her tutelage…
Although having a Job class of Jobless, this exceedingly strong boy somehow or other aims to become an adventurer. Before he realizes it, he has already formed a harem on the road of his expedient success story.
Author: Higashi Murasaki
The Duke’s Daughter and Ugly Prime Minister are Bound in Matrimony.
Hilda Vanderhaydn, daughter of a duke, is attending the royal academy. At the same school, she unfairly injured another duke’s daughter, Marianne. After Hilda’s fiance, the first prince, investigates the matter, their engagement is annuled. Thus, she was sentenced by the king to be bethrothed to a man whose ugliness holds no equal, none other than Prime Minister Koopman――
A story of a coquettish love between the beautiful Duke’s daughter and the ugly Prime Minister.
Author: Choushinshi Goblin
The Duke’s Daugher is the Young Wife of the Knights’ Captain (62)
One day, I, the Duke’s daughter Carol Ambrauss, was informed of a sudden annulment to my engagement with Prince Rayford. I had no clue if it was a form of harassment, or like someone trying to push me down the stairs. However, I felt this created the perfect opportunity to at last offer myself to be engaged to the Captain of the Knights, whom I’d loved since I was a child. With a splendid white beard, the 62-year old Captain of the Knights, Wilhelm, to this day had not a single rumor of a lover. In other words, he was still a single man.
I Appear to have been Reincarnated as a Love Interest in an Otome Game
I was reincarnated into a horrifying world.
The world of the otome game “I’ll Risk Everything for You”.
In that world I was reincarnated as the hidden love interest character, and decided to never involve myself with the Heroine.
My head gets all screwed up whenever I’m around them.
This is a love story of the main character who reincarnated into a love interest and the young woman who served as the villain.
I, a Homely Girl, Became a Top-of-the-Line Pet Slave in Another World of Different Aesthetic Values
When a homely-faced high school girl stumbled into another world and became a top-of-the-line pet slave, she was purchased by a heroic-looking adventurer. This heroic-looking adventurer, although a virgin, did not purposefully practice abstinence, and was in a hurry to release his sexual desire――
Author: Aino Fumi
The Problem with Autonomy and Heteronomy
Saeki Mikiko, 32-years old. A single mother and nurse. Work is hard, but the pay is good, and her son is incredibly adorable. Life, full of many worries, but for right now, it’s a happy one.
Or so she thought.
“It’s bothered me for a while now, but…Itsuki-kun, the mole you have right around there…looks just like my idiot brother’s.”
Yeah, well, it’s true.
After all, Itsuki’s father is your older brother.
Author: Suganomiya Shiki
My Heart Says No, But My Body Says Yes
Kanako Sakura, 26-years old, single. If you combine a history of working and a history of no boyfriends, you get me. However, fairly frequently there is a man that sleeps on my futon with me. Today once again, Senpai bangs on my door, and I am unable to refuse――――No sex, just sleeping side by side, Senpai, just what is fun about this situation?
Author: Shirogane Yuki
Imprisoned Moon, A Pair of Butterfly Tears ~The Devotion Illness of My Brother in the Other World~
Rina Yumiki is 17-years old. Once when she was 3-years old, she fell into another world. She was raised by her beautiful brother, and lived there for 2 years. It’s been more than 10 years since then, and once again she fell into the same world…or so she thought, but for some reason not even 1 year has passed in the other world.
A strong-willed Rina and the cool beauty estranged from women’s hearts, her brother that raised her, Selimdias (Vampire). In a world of magic, with a stacked succubus and a werewolf who only serves to affirm the love of the two main characters, this edgy romantic comedy begins in a place where words aren’t well communicated.
Author: Honjou Yuri
Blessings of Patolea
Tonight the Festival of Lovers, Patolea Fest has begun. 17-year old Michelle has secretly harbored feelings for her childhood friend Elliot, and with Patolea flower in hand, she finally decided to see him and confess her feelings. However, another young lady had gotten there before her with her own flower, and seeing him about to accept that flower――――
A Slave’s Life in the Reversed World
Author: Opposite Lover
The boy who became a slave noticed that he arrived to this other world and was bought by a beautiful woman with a beautiful silver hair which he didn’t think exist in this world.
However, the reaction of the beautiful woman and those around her was somehow different from what he thought…..?
The sense of beauty was opposite for this fantasy other world. The protagonist basically doesn’t come out of the house either (doesn’t want to go out). While living together with the typical ugly beautiful woman, it became a story of her harem and party members
Because I Was The Only One Left Out By The Class’ Transfer, I Decided To Steal My Classmates’ Lovers
Author: New Twin Loris
Class transfers are a good thing.
Among the classmates that were given a cheat ability, a high school boy named Kirishima Ran was somehow given the skill “Minion Training” to enslave girls.
Ran was kicked out from the royal palace for an absurd reason, and he made full use of the given skill by opposing this world’s order and for the sake of cancelling his desire for revenge and his classmates(primarily this here is the main).
Using his fantastic skill, this is a cute lewd story of making his classmates into obedient slaves.
Nobunaga’s Younger Sister is My Wife ~ How to Enjoy Developing a Territory with my Wife in the Warring State Period ~
Author: Newt In the Well
Nagasama Fukai, a male student who was studying for an exam earnestly to advance into 2nd Year of Junior High and ended up falling asleep during his cramming session, was transported as a Daimyo to a parallel world in the Warring State Period. Moreover, his wife to be—- was the little sister of the 6th Demon of the Kingdom Oda Nobunaga, had peerless beauty that was declared as the goddess of commerce.
“I have decided. Since it has come to this, I will develop the territory thoroughly with the goddess of commerce!”
While exploiting his naive and cute wife night after night, Nagamasa strives to survive in these tough times where magic and monsters exist!
Status Master ★
Author: Nameko Mushroom Soup
One day when he was usually doing his shopping on a mail order site to search for a book to buy so he could read it while commuting. A book that had something like living a life in another world was put up for sale.
The contents were very fascinating that the protagonist decided to buy it.
However, it seems it was a genuine article that he really woke up in another world the next day.
The world included level and status, it was a world similar to an RPG game which you have to fight using swords and magics.
He began to feel anxious in this slow life but, he met a girl and found his new goal in life.
His goal was to have multiple wives. It was the so called “Harem”.
And so using his option of privilege to buy that came with his unknown job class, he began his adventure towards making a harem.
My World Guide Book!
The mysterious book that I accidentally picked up(I stole it) was a guide book to this world!? To protect my younger sister, and to regain my family name, I’ll make full use of this guide book by rising in the world! Military cadet Edward starts his erotic mission!