E-book store 「BOOK☆WALKER」 has announced the result of the hottest new work chosen by light novel enthusiast nationwide in “This One is the Next Hit! New Light Novel Popularity Contest 2019.”
In the Bunko (paperback book) section “I Was Kicked out of the Hero’s Party Because I Wasn’t a True Companion so I Decided to Have a Slow Life at the Frontier”, in the books section “To Be a Power in the Shadows!” Won first place.
“This One is the Next Hit! New Light Novel Popularity Contest” is an attempt to find out which new light novel that is going to be popular, based on the readers’ opinion who purchase light novels every month in 「BOOK☆WALKER」.
From this third year, the books section is not only targeting paperback-sized novels but also the separate volume sized books also. From June 28 they received votes for about a month and gathered 26,000 votes from light novel readers across the country.
In the bunko section, depicting a hero who is kicked out but rewarded in the second life “I Was Kicked out of the Hero’s Party Because I Wasn’t a True Companion so I Decided to Have a Slow Life at the Frontier” won first place.
In the second place, here is this light novel about a blonde-haired yandere loli, “Nishino ~ The Boy At The Bottom Of The School Caste And Also At The Top Of The Underground~”,the next one depicting a young prince who bears the weight of a weak country, “The Genius Prince’s Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt (Hey, How About Treason?)” ranked the third place.
Top 10 list:
4. The Best Assassin, Incarnated into a Different World’s Aristocrat
5. Tutor of His Imperial Highness Princess
6. Seven Swords Dominate
7. I Reincarnated as a White Pig Noble’s Daughter from a Shoujo Manga
8. My Stepsister is My Ex-girlfriend
9. I Became the Strongest With the Failure Frame 【Abnormal State Skill】 as I Devastated Everything
10. The Reincarnation Magician Of The Inferior Eyes
WhereasOn the other hand, in the books section,withthe main character’s Junior High School syndrome that’s becoming a reality “To Be a Power in The Shadows!” ranked first place.
The journey about a seemingly weak hunter who wants to retire, “This Man is a Generational Hero or Just a Guy?” won the second place, and a story of a man who was reincarnated in otome games, “The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs” ranked the third.
Top 10 list:
4. World of Leadale
5. Transition to Another World, Landmines Included
6. The Galactic Army Officer Becomes an Adventurer
7. Deokure Tamer no Sono Higurashi
8. I Began a New Game
9. I’m a Middle-Aged Man Who Got My Adventurer License Revoked, But I’m Enjoying a Carefree Lifestyle Because I Have an Adorable Daughter Now
10. Unnamed Memory