The problem with supporting the anime industry sometimes is the LACK of officially licensed products.
That’s not an issue you have to worry about here.
J Novel Club, an official Japanese distributor of legit light novels, uses Amazon as one of their outlets. And Yen Press.
On Amazon alone there are dozens and dozens by this publisher on sale to choose from.
Here’s a list to check out.
Anime Light Novels on Amazon (Official):
1. By The Grace Of The Gods
The anime adaptation dropped October 2020, but the
It’s about a 37-38 year old man who dies a pathetic death (like Kazuma from Konosuba), and is reborn as a kid.
In this new world he learns to control 100’s of slimes, and the journey takes off from there.
2. In Another World With My Smartphone
In Another World With My Smartphone is an anime that released back in 2017-2018, with the
The main character is accidentally killed by God’s lightning, and as an apology, God gives him powers, and upgrades his smartphone so it works in the new world.
The harem aspect here is different to any other comparable series.
3. Ascendance Of A Bookworm
Ascendance Of A Bookworm, also adapted into an anime, is an Isekai with a female protagonist.
It’s an original series and doesn’t take after many other Isekai, and avoids cliches.
After the MC is born into a new world as a 6 year old kid in a frail body, she strives to find and take solace in her one passion: books.
4. Full Metal Panic!
Full Metal Panic has been a classic anime for years at this point. With 5 seasons in total.
The light novels, obviously being ahead of the anime, are still being produced. With tons of material still waiting to be adapted.
It’s about Sosuke Sagara, a young soldier who works for an anti-terrorist organization. And his mission to protect the school girl Kaname Chidori.
5. Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skill
An ordinary salary man is lucky enough to e summoned into another world. In this Isekai, the MC’s main skill boils down to cooking GREAT food.
It’s hardly about being OP, using magic, or any of the usual stuff.
6. How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom
A fantasy series about the main character who rebuilds his kingdom, and shows empathy to those under him.
With tons of volumes, this
7. How No To Summon A Demon Lord
How Not To Summon A Demon Lord is an Ecchi/harem and fantasy type series. Even with its own adaptation.
Diablo, the MC, is transported from his world to the world of his favorite game. And becomes his favorite character: Demon Lord Diablo!
8. I Refuse To be Your Enemy!
I Refuse To Be Your Enemy is built around the concept of strategy and RPG.
The main character realizes her dreams are actually visions, and does her best to survive and create a new world for herself where she’s able to.
9. The Extraordinary, the Ordinary, and SOAP!
If you think the idea that SOAP can be used against monsters, this
The female MC was a laundry maid in a palace prior to the story, and after coming to a realization, she sets off on a journey to cleanse the world.
10. My Sexist Party Leader Kicked Me Out, So I Teamed Up With a Mythical Sorceress!
As with light novels, some have overbearing titles. This being one of them.
That aside, the story is about the female MC who’s kicked out of a party for sexism. And now she wants revenge.
It’s available as both Kindle and Paperback.
11. The Greatest Magicmaster’s Retirement Plan
The magicmaster main character is the most powerful mage known. All at the age of 16.
His initial plan is to retire, but he instead trains people in secret while hiding his identity.
Personal progress and similar themes can be found here.
12. JK Haru is a Sex Worker in Another World
The title is only a small window into what you can expect, meaning it’ll exceed your expectations.
13. Kokoro Connect
Kokoro Connect happens to be one of my personal favorite shows of all time. But it all started with a
It goes into the psychology of its characters, and puts them in situations that test their courage, friendships and relationships.
14. Amagi Brilliant Park
Amagi Brilliant Park is one of Kyoto Animation’s lesser known anime, but appreciated series overall. Including the light novels.
It’s about an amusement park that’s going out of business, and the main character who’s recruited into improving the business.
Lots of comedy, subtle romance and more in between.
15. Marginal Operation Volume 1
This series is already an underground hit in Japan, with its realistic depiction of war and perspective never explored before.
J-Novel Club (the official publisher of these works) releases weekly content for it!
16. Otherside Picnic
If you’ve ever thought about a yuri light novel with science fiction (sci-fi) as a theme, this is the one for you.
It already had a
17. Middle-Aged Businessman, Arise in Another World!
An ordinary man working for an IT company runs into a goddess, and everything changes in the 10+ year time span from there.
Very cliche, but it’s a series that’s doing the rounds. It’s what comes after that makes this shine.
18. Record Of Wortenia War
As is the case with many light novels, this is also an Isekai. The MC is transported to another world.
He’s skilled in martial arts and ends up killing an important figure in the new world he finds himself in.
She goes on adventures and seeks out powerful opponents, and travels with other characters along her journeys.
20. Outbreak Company
Outbreak Company is about an Otaku from Japan who’s transported to another world…. To fill that world with Otaku culture.
That’s the basis and the running theme throughout this series. But it ends up becoming more than that.
It’s a light-hearted series (anime or
21. The Holy Knight’s Dark Road
If you’re familiar with Kirito’s “all black” uniform as the black swordsman, the MC of this series has similarities.
An all black uniform is his preference, and the series itself has RPG elements to it.
22. If It’s For My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat A Demon Lord
If It’s For My Daughter was adapted into an anime, which is one of my favorites of all time.
The light novels continue with both Latina and Dale, the main characters. And you see them both grow older in a slice of life style format.
23. Infinite Dendrogram
Infinite Dendrogram is one of Japan’s most popular and successful light novels. Topping sales charts consistently.
The story is based in the year 2043, with strong similarities to
24. Seriously Seeking Sister!
A cute a vampire with insane amounts of magic power and strength. And a
This is what you can expect from this series, as the main character is in search for a cute little sister.
25. Cooking With Wild Game
Cooking With Wild Game is like a version of Food Wars but in another world all together (Isekai).
The MC doesn’t exactly die to get there either.
There are a total of 8 volumes to get through.
26. Goblin Slayer
Light Novel Volume 1
Goblin Slayer’s original dark fantasy series comes from this
It’s an adventure series with violence, and explicit content and plenty of action throughout.