Today, we will discuss the most popular anime based on light novels. Nowadays, the best mixture in anime is Manga and Light Novels. Light Novels are one of the most-loved themes. In this article, we will deeply discuss some of the most popular anime based on light novels. There are many light novels based on anime. But we will discuss the popular ones. Readers who love anime are huge fans of anime-based light novels. People really enjoy reading anime-based light novels. It just not only relaxes the readers but also refreshes their minds.
People from every corner of the world love to read light novels because light novels are interesting and smooth-tone novels. Generally, people who get frustrated from any work and have a habit of reading love to read light novels. But mostly, teenagers & girls love to read anime light novels. Every time people face the problem of selecting the best novels. And always found difficulty in the selection of the best anime-based light novels. Here, Otakukart has all solutions to your problems. So, in this article, we will discuss the top 10 most popular anime-based light novels.
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1. God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World
God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World is an iconic anime-based light novel. Its genre is comedy, fantasy comedy, Isekai, sword & sorcery. It is a novel of the 2010s. The novel was officially published in December 2012. Jitakukeibihie(Natsume Akatsuki) is the writer of the novel. And Shosetsuka ni Naro is the publisher of this novel. It has a total of 6 volumes. Despite the novel series, it has two light novels & each has 17 volumes & 3 volumes, respectively.
Also, there are two manga, one anime television series & one film based on this novel. This novel is also available on Flipkart for only $15.69. The story is based on a boy, Kazuma Sato. Kazuma had been sent to a fantasy world. He was sent with MMORPG elements following his death. There he forms a party with some supernatural powers. He forms a dysfunctional adventuring party with an archwizard, crusader & goddess.
2. The Legend of the Legendary Heroes
The Legend of the Legendary Heroes is the most-loved novel series. It is also a Japanese light novel series. Its genre is fantasy. It was officially launched on 20th February 2020. The novel has a total of 11 volumes. And its last volume was published on 20th October 2007. The story is about a soldier, Ryner Lute. He gets cursed with Alpha Stigma, magical eye power. Ryner can make anything he wishes from his magic. The series also has two spin-off series. The first is The Legend of Legendary Heroes Anyway. It ran for five years from 20th December 2002 to 20th June 2007. And the second is The Legend of the Black Fallen Hero. It ran straight six years from 20th December 2007 to 20th August 2013.
3. Re: Zero- Starting Life in Another World
Re: Zero– Starting in Another World is one of the best novels series. There is also a television program based on this novel. This novel is so wonderful and entertaining. Its genre is adventure fiction and action fiction. Tappei Nagatsuki has written this novel. Shin’ichiro Otsuka has illustrated this novel. The novel has a total of 18 volumes. The story is based on the main character, Subaru. Subaru enters a new world with strange powers and unfortunate abilities. He can be alive even after being killed. Subaru cannot utilize his powers himself, but he also can do it on others.
4. A Country Doctor
A Country Doctor is one of the best anime-based light novels. Its genre is family drama. It is a novel of 1884. Sarah Orne Jewett has written this novel. The book is available on Flipkart for only $13.99. The story is about a relationship between a child and a father. There is a young woman who wanted to become a doctor. Nan is the main character of A Country Doctor. Her family won’t let her follow her dreams, as they have no rule that girls can go out to study. Then, she decided to fulfill her dreams & ignored her traditional values. Finally, she became a doctor.
5. That Time I Was Reincarnated As A Slime
That time I was reincarnated as a Slime is one of the best novel series. It is a Japanese fantasy light novel series. Its genre is fantasy. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime is written by Fuse. And Mitz Vah has illustrated this novel. The novel’s story is so interesting and overwhelming. The story is about the murder of a salaryman. The salaryman gets murdered and gets renewed. After the murder, he gets reincarnated in a sword and enters a magical world as a slime. He also gets unique powers and assembles allies to build his own nation of monsters.
6. Log Horizon
Log Horizon is one of the most loved and most popular novel series of the era. Although it is a Japanese novel series, the whole world loves it. The novel’s genre is adventure, fantasy & science fiction. It is a novel of 2011. And it has a total of 11 volumes. Mamare Tuono has written this novel, and Kazuhiro Hara has illustrated it. The story is about an anime world, where all the characters are stuck in a video game. And they didn’t get the way to log out. Some undefined powers were forcing them to be in the game.
Sword art was trying to survive in the game where the last step was death. The Log Horizon turned its direction. Along with death, Sword Art has to manage things related to living. They have to learn how to cook, how to create a working economy & others. The novel has also received four manga adaptions. One is totally based on the novel. While other mangas are related to the characters of the series.
7. Fate/Stay Night
Fate/Stay Night is a novel series. It is one of the most loved Japanese adult visual novels. The novel is of 2004. Its genre is dark fantasy. Not only a novel, but it also has a game, anime television series, manga & others. There are three mangas on this novel’s name and theme. There is also an original video animation. The story is about the main character, Shirou Emiya. Shirou Emiya is a hard-working and honest teenager. He was unknowingly trapped into the death tournament name Fifth Holy Grail War.
8. Ghost Hunt
Ghost Hunt is one of the most popular anime-based light novels. It is a Japanese light novel series. Its genre is adventure and mystery. The novel is from the 1990s. Ghost Hunt’s volume I was officially published in 1989. Fuyumi Ono is the writer of this iconic novel. It has a total of 8 volumes. Also, there is one more light novel series(1994). The novel series was published in March 1994. And it has only 2 volumes. Despite two light novels, there is two manga & one anime television series based on this novel. This novel is also available on FirstCry for only $2.33.
Gamers is also an interesting novel series. It is the most-known Japanese light novel series. Its genre is a romantic comedy. Sekina Aoi has written this novel. And Saboten has illustrated it. It has a total of 12 volumes. And the novel is of 2015. There is a manga and an anime television series based on this novel. The story of the novel is based on a schoolboy, Keita Amano. He gets an invitation to his school video game club. Karen Tendo has invited him. Karen Tendo was the most beautiful girl at his school. The club was related to some competitive gaming, and he turned her down.
10. Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online is also one of the most popular anime-based light novels. It is also a Japanese novel series. The novel series is of 2002. But its light novel is of 2012. It has a total of 26 volumes. Its genre is adventure & science fiction. Reki Kawahara has written this novel. The novel has three light novels, three anime television series & an anime television film. All the things like anime series, light novels & others based on this novel have their own huge fanbase.
11. Perfect Blue: Complete Metamorphosis
Perfect Blue is also a popular anime-based light novel. Its genre is fiction. The novel is of 2016. Yoshikazu Takeuchi is the writer of this novel. There is another volume of this book, Perfect Blue: Awaken from a Dream. The book is a total of 173 pages. This novel is also available on Amazon for only $14.99. The story is about the career of a girl, Mima Kirigoe. Mima Kirigoe has been forced with many things. The first is to follow the shocking murders. And the second is that the shock of the murders is pushing her into depression and breaking her.
12. Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash is one of the most-read novels of the era. Its genre is dark fantasy. It is also a Japanese light novel series. The novel is from 2013. And it has a total of 19 volumes. But the whole world has loved this series. People from every corner of the world love Japanese light novels. Ao Jumonji has written, and Eiri Shirai has illustrated the Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash. Despite novel series, it has a manga and an anime television series. The story is about the isekai genre. Isekai genre has sent few characters to another world. In another world, they were so powerful. Grimgar, the main character, tries to manage everything. So, he first targeted a teenage group that wasn’t powerful. The series is about struggling and getting out of the above-mentioned problem.
13. No Game No Life
No Game No Life is a popular Japanese light novel series. It is a novel of 2012. The novel has a total of 10. Its genre is Isekai, fantasy & science fiction. Yu Kamiya has written this novel. Other than the novel, it has two mangas & an anime television series. This book is also available on Amazon for only $7.99. The story is about a brother-sister duo. The brother is Sora, and Shiro, her step younger sister. They have to play a game. And they defeated the God of game. After defeating, they entered a new world. That world is known as “Disboard.” And also, the conflicts which have started for the game have been solved.
Baccano is one of the most popular anime-based light novels. It is a Japanese novel series. Its genre is science and fiction. It is a novel of 2003. Baccano was originally published in February 2003. Katsumi Enami & Ryogo Narita are the writers of this novel. It has a total of 19 volumes. Also, the novel has won many awards. First of all, in 2002, the novel won the Gold Prize in ASCII Media Works’ Nineth Dengeki Novel Prize. And received the third position. Secondly, there are many other series & video games based on Baccano. There is an anime series, two drama CDs, two manga & also a video game. However, the light novel is the first and original piece & others are adaption. The book is also available on Amazon for only $15. The story of the novel is so exciting and overwhelming.
15. Goblin Slayer
Goblin Slayer is one of the most popular novel series. It is a Japanese novel series. Its genre is dark fantasy. The novel is from 2016. It has a total of 15 volumes. There are many controversies related to this novel. Kumo Kagyu has written this novel. And Noboru Kurose has illustrated the novel Goblin Slayer. Despite the novels, there are other three mangas, an anime television series & an anime film based on Goblin Slayer. In fact, there are two light novels based on Goblin Slayer. The story is about a priestess. The priestess was totally inexperienced. She joins her first adventuring party. But the priestess comes into danger because her first contract involved goblins. She wanted to earn gold and glory, but it all went wrong.