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Top 10 Light novel anime according to Japanese that needs sequel

Top 10 light novel anime

Another Japanese poll taken by “Anime! Anime” which is about top 10 light novel anime that needs sequel. As the name suggest, this time, Japanese fans voted for their 10 best light novel anime adaptation that definitely needs sequel! and over 2500 people participated in this poll event and it seems that their views and votes are similar to international anime community.

Top 10 Light Novel Anime that needs sequel

Note : All the votes and rankings belong to the original website Anime! Anime! who is responsible for hosting this poll event. If you have any complaints with it, you’re absolutely free to contact them!.

Also one thing i forgot to mention that – The official website didn’t revealed the number of votes each anime got, they have just arranged the name of anime series according to the top 10 rankings.

01. Slayers

Slayers anime - top 10 light novel anime
Slayers anime

Synopsis – Powerful, avaricious sorceress Lina Inverse travels around the world, stealing treasures from bandits who cross her path. Her latest victims, a band of thieves, wait in ambush in a forest, thirsting for revenge. When Lina is about to effortlessly pummel her would-be attackers, the swordsman Gourry Gabriev suddenly announces his presence. Assuming Lina to be a damsel in distress, the foolish yet magnanimous man confronts the brigands in order to rescue her. After defeating them posthaste, the oblivious cavalier decides to escort Lina to Atlas City. Though not very keen on this idea, she ends up accepting his offer.

However, without realizing it, Lina has chanced upon a mighty magical item among her most recent spoils. Now two mysterious men are hunting the young magician and her self-proclaimed guardian to obtain this powerful object for apparently nefarious purposes. This way they begin their adventure, one where the fate of the world itself may be at stake.

[Synopsis Source : MyAnimeList]

Slayers anime is on the first rank in the list of top 10 light novel anime.

02. Hyouka

Hyouka
Hyouka anime

Synopsis – Energy-conservative high school student Houtarou Oreki ends up with more than he bargained for when he signs up for the Classics Club at his sister’s behest—especially when he realizes how deep-rooted the club’s history really is. Begrudgingly, Oreki is dragged into an investigation concerning the 45-year-old mystery that surrounds the club room.

Accompanied by his fellow club members, the knowledgeable Satoshi Fukube, the stern but benign Mayaka Ibara, and the ever-curious Eru Chitanda, Oreki must combat deadlines and lack of information with resourcefulness and hidden talent, in order to not only find the truth buried beneath the dust of works created years before them, but of other small side cases as well.

[Synopsis Source : MyAnimeList]

Hyouka anime is on the second rank in the list of top 10 light novel anime.

03. Baccano

Baccano anime - top 10 light novel anime
Baccano anime

Synopsis – During the early 1930s in Chicago, the transcontinental train, Flying Pussyfoot, is starting its legendary journey that will leave a trail of blood all over the country. At the same time in New York, the ambitious scientist Szilard and his unwilling aide Ennis are looking for missing bottles of the immortality elixir. In addition, a war between the mafia groups is getting worse. On board the Advena Avis, in 1711, alchemists are about to learn the price of immortality.

Based on the award-winning light novels of the same name, Baccano! follows several events that initially seem unrelated, both in time and place, but are part of a much bigger story—one of alchemy, survival and immortality. Merging these events together are the kindhearted would-be thieves, Isaac and Miria, connecting various people, all of them with their own hidden ambitions and agendas, and creating lifelong bonds and consequences for everyone involved.

[Synopsis Source : MyAnimeList]

Baccano anime is on the third rank in the list of top 10 light novel anime.

04. RE:Zero

Re Zero anime - top 10 light novel anime
Re Zero anime – top 10 light novel anime

Synopsis – When Subaru Natsuki leaves the convenience store, the last thing he expects is to be wrenched from his everyday life and dropped into a fantasy world. Things aren’t looking good for the bewildered teenager; however, not long after his arrival, he is attacked by some thugs. Armed with only a bag of groceries and a now useless cell phone, he is quickly beaten to a pulp. Fortunately, a mysterious beauty named Satella, in hot pursuit after the one who stole her insignia, happens upon Subaru and saves him. In order to thank the honest and kindhearted girl, Subaru offers to help in her search, and later that night, he even finds the whereabouts of that which she seeks. But unbeknownst to them, a much darker force stalks the pair from the shadows, and just minutes after locating the insignia, Subaru and Satella are brutally murdered.

However, Subaru immediately reawakens to a familiar scene—confronted by the same group of thugs, meeting Satella all over again—the enigma deepens as history inexplicably repeats itself.

[Synopsis Source : MyAnimeList]

Re: Zero Anime is on the fourth rank in the list of top 10 light novel anime.

05. Sword art online

Sword Art Online Ordinal scale review - Kirito
Sword Art Online Ordinal scale 

Synopsis – In the year 2022, virtual reality has progressed by leaps and bounds, and a massive online role-playing game called Sword Art Online (SAO) is launched. With the aid of “NerveGear” technology, players can control their avatars within the game using nothing but their own thoughts.

Kazuto Kirigaya, nicknamed “Kirito,” is among the lucky few enthusiasts who get their hands on the first shipment of the game. He logs in to find himself, with ten-thousand others, in the scenic and elaborate world of Aincrad, one full of fantastic medieval weapons and gruesome monsters. However, in a cruel turn of events, the players soon realize they cannot log out; the game’s creator has trapped them in his new world until they complete all one hundred levels of the game.

In order to escape Aincrad, Kirito will now have to interact and cooperate with his fellow players. Some are allies, while others are foes, like Asuna Yuuki, who commands the leading group attempting to escape from the ruthless game. To make matters worse, Sword Art Online is not all fun and games: if they die in Aincrad, they die in real life. Kirito must adapt to his new reality, fight for his survival, and hopefully break free from his virtual hell.

[Synopsis Source : MyAnimeList]

Sword art online is on the fifth rank in the list of top 10 light novel anime, I don’t know why this anime is even in the list now that the news is out that the season 3 for the anime is under production. Read the whole news here : SAO Season 3 is confirmed.

06. Hataraku Maou Sama

Hataraku Maou Sama anime - top 10 light novel anime
Hataraku Maou Sama anime

Synopsis – Striking fear into the hearts of mortals, the Demon Lord Satan begins to conquer the land of Ente Isla with his vast demon armies. However, while embarking on this brutal quest to take over the continent, his efforts are foiled by the hero Emilia, forcing Satan to make his swift retreat through a dimensional portal only to land in the human world. Along with his loyal general Alsiel, the demon finds himself stranded in modern-day Tokyo and vows to return and complete his subjugation of Ente Isla—that is, if they can find a way back!

Powerless in a world without magic, Satan assumes the guise of a human named Sadao Maou and begins working at MgRonald’s—a local fast-food restaurant—to make ends meet. He soon realizes that his goal of conquering Ente Isla is just not enough as he grows determined to climb the corporate ladder and become the ruler of Earth, one satisfied customer at a time!

[Synopsis Source : MyAnimeList]

Hataraku Maou Sama is on the sixth rank in the list of top 10 light novel anime

07. Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon

Kyoukaisenjou no horizon anime - Top 10 light novel anime
Kyoukaisenjou no horizon anime 

Synopsis – n the far future, humans abandon a devastated Earth and traveled to outer space. However, due to unknown phenomenon that prevents them from traveling into space, humanity returns to Earth only to find it inhospitable except for Japan.

To accommodate the entire human population, pocket dimensions are created around Japan to house in the populace. In order to find a way to return to outer space, the humans began reenacting human history according to the Holy book Testament. But in the year 1413 of the Testament Era, the nations of the pocket dimensions invade and conquer Japan, dividing the territory into feudal fiefdoms and forcing the original inhabitants of Japan to leave.

It is now the year 1648 of the Testament Era, the refugees of Japan now live in the city ship Musashi, where it constantly travels around Japan while being watched by the Testament Union, the authority that runs the re-enactment of history. However, rumors of an apocalypse and war begin to spread when the Testament stops revealing what happens next after 1648.

Taking advantage of this situation, Toori Aoi, head of Musashi Ariadust Academy’s Supreme Federation and President of the student council, leads his fellow classmates to use this opportunity to regain their homeland.

[Synopsis : MyAnimeList]

Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon is on the seventh rank in the list of top 10 light novel anime.

08. Jinrui wa suitai shimashita

Jinrui wa suitai shimashita anime - Top 10 light novel anime
Jinrui wa suitai shimashita anime

Synopsis – Because of the constantly declining birth rates over many decades, human civilization is all but extinct. With only a few humans remaining, they survive in this post-apocalyptic world with what was left behind by the previous generations. Earth is now dominated by fairies, tiny creatures with extremely advanced technology, an obsession with candy, and a complete disregard for human safety.

A young girl who has just finished her studies returns to her hometown and is designated as an official United Nations arbitrator. Her duty is to serve as a link between mankind and fairies, reassuring each side that both races can live together peacefully. She imagines this task will be easy enough, but controlling the disasters created by the oblivious fairies in their pursuit of candy will require a lot more effort than she initially believes.

[Synopsis : MyAnimeList]

Jinrui wa suitai shimashita is on the eight rank in the list of top 10 light novel anime

09. Toaru Majustu no Index

To aru majutsu no Index
To aru majutsu no Index anime

Synopsis – Academy City, Japan, is at the forefront of science. Besides being 30 years ahead of the world technologically, more than three-fourths of this peculiar city’s population consists of students developing their psychic abilities as espers in various institutions. Among these students is Touma Kamijou, a high school boy with the lowest psychic rank of zero, but with a mysterious power no scientist can understand: “Imagine Breaker,” which allows him to negate other supernatural abilities.

This, however, doesn’t affect Kamijou’s life in the least as he plays his role as a regular teenager; that is, until he meets the strange Index Librorum Prohibitorum, a young girl who has memorized the entire forbidden grimoires, and now a dangerous organization is hunting Index down. With several magicians looking to harm the girl, Kamijou will defend his new companion at all costs as he discovers a strange new realm of the supernatural.

[Synopsis : MyAnimeList]

Toaru Majustu No Index is on the ninth rank in the list of top 10 light novel anime

10. Haruhi Suzumiya no Yuutsu

Haruhi Suzumiya no Yuutsu anime - Top 10 light novel anime
Haruhi Suzumiya no Yuutsu anime 

Synopsis – Kyon, your typical high school student, has long given up his belief in the supernatural. However, upon meeting Haruhi Suzumiya, he quickly finds out that it is the supernatural that she is interested in—aliens, time travelers, and espers among other things. When Haruhi laments about the lack of intriguing clubs around school, Kyon inspires Haruhi to form her own club. As a result, the SOS Brigade is formed, a club which specializes in all that is the supernatural.

Much to his chagrin, Kyon, along with the silent bookworm, Yuki Nagato, the shy and timid Mikuru Asahina, and the perpetually smiling Itsuki Koizumi, are recruited as members. The story follows the crazy adventures that these four endure under their whimsical leader, Haruhi.

[Synopsis : MyAnimeList]

Haruhi Suzumiya no Yuutsu is on the Tenth place in the list of top 10 light novel anime.

So according to Japanese anime fans these are top 10 light novel anime adaptation which deserves sequel. What do you think of this list? share your views via comments.

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