The anime based on light novel or novel is titles that show off the video adaptation of the world created by words. In the second half of 2020, various anime adaptations, including “The Irregular at Magic High School: Visitor Arc”, “Ikebukuro West Gate Park”, and “The Journey of Elaine”, were broadcast.

Thus, Anime! Anime had conducted the reader survey “Which light novel/ novel do you want to have an anime adaptation? ” following the survey conducted for the first half of 2020. A total of 277 responses were received from December 2 to December 9.
The gender ratio is about 60% for males and 40% for females. The age distribution is about 40% for minors and around 30% for those in their 20’s.

This article will be announcing the result for the light novel/ novel category.

■Various titles with genres, including science-fiction, mystery, and fantasy, have been ranked in
1st place
1st place is “ShangriLa Frontier ~ Shitty Games Hunter Challenges Godly Game ~”. The support rating is about 30%.
This is an adventure and fantasy story where the main protagonist, who is a fan of shitty games, challenges the popular “ShangriLa Frontier”. The reader comments received, include “The detailed settings, the wide world view, the interaction of the unique characters, the tremendous scene, and the numerous shitty games. This light novel has all the elements that make you want to see it in a video”, and “First of all, the setting is detailed and broad. And each of the character is quite unique.” , which shows the feedback that request for the visualization.

The original work has yet to receive a light novel serialization, but it has got a comic adaptation on “Weekly Shounen Magazine”. There were a lot of fans who mentioned that they were aware of the original work from the manga. It took the 2nd place in the first half of 2020, and the top in the second half.

2nd place
2nd place is “The Apothecary Diaries” with the support rating of about 8%.

This is a mystery light novel that takes place in the palace during the medieval period. The opinions received, include “The Chinese fantasy X palace X science X deduction story is quite appealing”, “It is interesting as it has mystery-solving, comedy scene, and romance”, and “I have a high expectation as the voice actor for the main character in the drama CD are too extravagant. As the new volume of the light novel and manga keep being published, I would happy if I have more companions to talk with regarding the anime adaptation”. As it has media mix development, there are a lot of readers waiting for the anime adaptation. This title has ranked up from the 3rd place in the first half ranking.

3rd place
3rd place is “MM9” with the support rating of about 5%.

This is a science fiction light novel depicting a world with monsters. It has already gotten a TV drama adaptation under the title of “MM9- MONSTER MAGNITUDE”. Some of the readers’ comments are “I want to see the achievement of the characters facing the threat of the monster in the anime”, and “I really want a genuine science fiction light novel to have a TV anime adaptation.”

■Let’s introduce the other comments!!

For The After-Dinner Mysteries”, “It has been 10 years since the TV drama adaptation in 2011. I hope to see it as a TV anime”
For “Oshiego ni Kyouhaku sareru no wa Hanzai desu ka?”, “As the special anime PV was created, just one more push is needed for the anime adaptation.”

For “Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru.”, “I got addicted to light novels from this work! I want to see Siesta moving with the Yuuki Aoi-san voice just like in the PV!”

For “Fate/strange Fake”, “This is a Fate series work written by Narito Ryougo-san. The development is interesting and makes me learn things . As there are battle scenes, it would be nice to see it as an anime…”. This shows that various types of titles were voted.

The overall ranking is consists of fantasy, mystery, science fiction, and even overseas light novel. The title that has media mix development or has a PV stood out the most.

■Overall Ranking
“Which light novel/ novel do you want to have an anime adaptation?”
1. “ShangriLa Frontier ~ Shitty Games Hunter Challenges Godly Game ~”, Kata Rina
2. “The Apothecary Diaries”, Hyuuga Natsu
3. “MM9”, Yamamoto Hiroshi
4. “A Gentle Noble’s Vacation Recommendation”, Misaki
5. “Otome-ge no Mobude Suranain Daga”, Gyokuro
5. “Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru.”, Nigo Zyuu
7. “Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skill”, Eguchi Ren
7. “The After-Dinner Mysteries”, Higashigawa Takuya
7. “Reign of the Seven Spellblades”, Uno Bokuto
7. “Mega Samurai Empire”, Peter Tieryas
7. “Mamahaha no Tsurego ga Motokano Datta”, Kamishiro Kyousuke
12. “Akuyaku Reijou no Torimaki Yameyou to Omoimasu”, Hoshimado Ponkichi
12. “Asakusa Oniyome Nikki: Ayakashi Fuufu wa Konse koso Shiawase ni Naritai.”, Yuuma Midori
12. “Ameku Takao no Suiri Karte”, Chinen Mikito
12. “She Is the Neighbor Angel, I Am Spoilt By Her.”, Saeki-san
12. “Guilty Children”, Asagiri Kafka
12. “Watashi no Shiawase na Kekkon”, Agitogi Akumi
12. “The Eminence in Shadow”, Aizawa Daisuke