5 Fantasy Light Novels You Don't Want to Miss

Written by: Gab Rugas | Published on: February 20, 2021 at 4:52 PM PHT (GMT+8)

Are you fond of reading fantasy light novels or just wanna start reading them? Here are five Japanese fantasy light novels with official English version you don't wanna miss reading.


1. BERSERK OF GLUTTONY

If 'weak to strong' stories are something that you particularly enjoy, then this series will definitely fit your cup of tea. Berserk of Gluttony takes place in a world where Levels, Stats, and Skills exist. Although this may seem like a pretty interesting world to live in, a lot of people see this as a hellish place to be in. Those who received useful skills from the Gods are put on a pedestal while those with useless skills struggle to even live a normal life. Having a skill that only makes him eternally hungry, Fate Graphite is someone who by no surprise falls in the second category. But after awakening the true potential of his skill Gluttony, Fate now carves out an entirely new path which leads to a future only he can determine.


English Title: Berserk of Gluttony

Japanese Title: Boushoku no Berserk: Ore Dake Level to Iu Gainen wo Toppa Suru

Publishing Date: November 30, 2017

Genre: Seinen Fantasy, Adventure, Action, Harem, Romance, Drama

Author: Isshiki Ichika

Illustrator: fame

MAL Rating: 7.43

Japanese Publisher: Micro Magazine

English Publisher: Seven Seas Entertainment

2. THE UNDERDOG OF THE EIGHT GREATER TRIBES

Duel City Babel is an artificial continent where duelists from different tribes gather to compete with one another for the title of the strongest. After ten long years of preparation, Yuri Eniastas finally makes his debut on the battlefield that doesn’t particularly welcome people like him. Although Yuri is a certified battle maniac, other fighters still refuse to acknowledge him because of one simple reason. Yuri is a mix-blood. His lineage is considered as the weakest and they are known to be unfit for battle due to their limitations. This, however, doesn’t stop Yuri from pursuing his dream. As his unwavering determination and strong will empower him to keep moving forward no matter how big of an obstacle is in front of him.


English Title: The Underdog of the Eight Greater Tribes

Japanese Title: Hachi Dai Shuzoku no Saijaku Kettousha

Publishing Date: July 1, 2019

Genre: Action, Fantasy, Shounen

Author: Washiro Fujiki

Illustrator: Yu Kodama

MAL Rating: N/A

Japanese Publisher: Hobby Japan

English Publisher: J-Novel Club


3. AN ARCHDEMON’S DILEMMA: HOW TO LOVE YOUR ELF BRIDE

Falling in love can be quite an interesting occurrence, especially when it’s a case of love at first sight with an unusual context behind it. Despite being a powerful and well-renowned sorcerer, Zagan, still has a glaring flaw. He cannot properly communicate with other people. This shortcoming became a big issue when he encountered and fell in love with a white-haired elf named Nephelia. The two met at a dark auction where Nephelia was being sold as a slave. Acting on impulse, Zagan went on and bought Nephelia using his entire fortune. With him not being capable enough to convey his true feelings, Zagan now makes an effort to figure out how to let the other party know what his true intentions are.


English Title: An Archdemon’s Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride

Japanese Title: Maou no Ore ga Dorei Elf wo Yome ni Shitanda ga, Doo Medereba Ii?

Publishing Date: February 1, 2017

Genre: Shounen, Fantasy, Slice of Life, Supernatural, Action, Romance

Author: Fuminori Teshima

Illustrator: COMTA

MAL Rating: 7.67

Japanese Publisher: Hobby Japan

English Publisher: J-Novel Club


4. DANMACHI: IS IT WRONG TO TRY TO PICK UP GIRLS IN A DUNGEON? ON THE SIDE: SWORD ORATORIA

Although monitoring the journey of a certain rookie adventurer, as he rises through the ranks, is already interesting enough, seeing the life of those adventurers that he is trying to reach heightens the fun even more. Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side: Sword Oratoria, the side story of Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, follows the life of the Sword Princess, Ais Wallenstein, and the rest of Loki Familia. Dubbed as one of the strongest Familia in the city of Orario, one can only imagine the type of excitement their side of the story brings. May it be their exhilarating expeditions down the deepest floors of the dungeon or just their regular everyday shenanigans.


English Title: Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side: Sword Oratoria

Japanese Title: Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Gaiden: Sword Oratoria

Publishing Date: January 15, 2014

Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Action

Author: Fujino Omori

Illustrator: Kiyotaka Haimura

MAL Rating: 7.90

Japanese Publisher: SB Creative

English Publisher: Yen Press

5. TRAPPED IN A DATING SIM: THE WORLD OF OTOME GAME IS TOUGH FOR MOBS

If you think that this list would end without mentioning some random guy getting sent to a different world, then you’re absolutely mistaken. After dying in his original world, Leon now finds himself reincarnated as a mob character in the otome game that his younger sister forced him into playing. This was nothing but bad news for him since it meant that he is now living in a world where women are absolute, and men, apart from a select few, are treated like pawns. Using his knowledge from playing the game, Leon now tries to overcome all his adversities as he ultimately strives for a better life.


English Title: Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs

Japanese Title: Otomege Sekai wa Mob ni Kibishii Sekai desu

Publishing Date: May 30, 2018

Genre: Sci-fi, Fantasy, Adventure, Comedy, Mecha, School Life, Action, Harem, Romance, Drama

Author: Yomu Mishima

Illustrator: Monda

MAL Rating: 7.76

Japanese Publisher: Micro Magazine

English Publisher: Seven Seas Entertainment

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