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Bokurano Alternative
(2)
JP Bokurano Alternative
Drama Horror Mature Mecha Mystery Psychological Sci-fi Seinen Tragedy
During a summer camp, 15 children were chosen to pilot a giant 500m tall robot to defend the earth.... more>>

An alternate retelling of the Bokurano manga. <<less
Releases: 7
Bone Painting Coroner
(4.3)
CN Bone Painting Coroner
Historical Josei Mature Mystery Romance
In the 21st century, she was the outstanding world renowned darling of the field of archeology. Then, she transmigrated and became Jinjiang city’s Ji Family’ Third Miss, a small malnourished girl who starved to death. She was unfavored by her father and treated like air by the rest. Therefore, just to earn money and feed herself she had to return to her old profession – being a forensic anthropologist.... more>>

With a pair of dextrous hands, she stroked and examined those clickety white bones to solve old and dusty unresolved cases.

He was a handsome cold prince. Just to see the beauty smile, he would not hesitate to throw away his moral principles and repeatedly flirt with her.

In the end, he only received a supercilious look from her, as she declared “Prince, one touch is a 1,000 taels.”

“Then, this prince will give you 10,000 taels for a kiss!” <<less
Releases: 485
Boogiepop and Others
(3.4)
JP Boogiepop and Others
Drama Horror Mystery School Life Supernatural
This is the first novel in the series.... more>>

There is an urban legend that children tell one another about a shinigami that can release people from the pain they may be suffering. This "Angel of Death" has a name--Boogiepop. And the legends are true. Boogiepop is real.

Told in a non-linear fashion that asks the reader to piece together the sequence of events to solve the mysteries alongside the characters, Kouhei Kadono's first Boogiepop novel took First Place in Media Works' Dengeki Game Novel Contest in 1997 and ignited the Japanese "light novel" trend. Today, there are over 2 million Boogiepop novels in print, a feature film and manga adaptation based on the first book, an original manga entitled Boogiepop Dual, and the unforgettable original anime series Boogiepop Phantom. <<less
Releases: 0
Boogiepop at Dawn
(3)
JP Boogiepop at Dawn
Drama Horror Mystery School Life Supernatural
There is an urban legend about a shinigami that can release people from the pain they may be suffering. This Angel of Death has a name — Boogiepop. The legends are true. Boogiepop is real. ... more>>

When a rash of disappearances involving female students breaks out at Shinyo Academy, the police and faculty assume the girls have run away. But Nagi Kirima knows better. Something mysterious and foul is afoot. Is it Boogiepop or something more sinister...?

Told in a non-linear fashion that invites the reader to piece together the sequence of events and solve the mysteries alongside the characters, Kouhei Kadono’s first Boogiepop novel took First Place in Media Works’ Dengeki Game Novel Contest in 1997 and ignited the Japanese light novel trend. Today there are more than 2 million Boogiepop novels in print, plus a manga series, a live action feature film, and an unforgettable anime series, Boogiepop Phantom.

In 2006, Seven Seas released the first three Boogiepop novels and manga to critical acclaim. Now, Seven Seas is pleased to relaunch the novels in their original light novel format, along with three never-before-released novels starting with Boogiepop at Dawn, which chronicles the long-awaited origin of the mysterious Boogiepop. <<less
Releases: 0
Boogiepop in the Mirror: “Pandora”
(3)
JP Boogiepop in the Mirror: “Pandora”
Drama Horror Mystery School Life Supernatural
Releases: 0
Boogiepop Overdrive: Waikyokuou
(2.7)
JP Boogiepop Overdrive: Waikyokuou
Drama Horror Mystery School Life Supernatural
Releases: 0
Boogiepop Returns: VS Imaginator
(2.5)
JP Boogiepop Returns: VS Imaginator
Drama Horror Mystery School Life Supernatural
The second novel in the series: Boogiepop Returns: VS Imaginator Part 1
&
The third novel in the series: Boogiepop Returns: VS Imaginator Part 2... more>>

There is an urban legend that children tell one another about a shinigami that can release people from the pain they may be suffering. This "Angel of Death" has a name--Boogiepop. And the legends are true. Boogiepop is real.

Told in a non-linear fashion that asks the reader to piece together the sequence of events to solve the mysteries alongside the characters, Kouhei Kadono's first Boogiepop novel took First Place in Media Works' Dengeki Game Novel Contest in 1997 and ignited the Japanese "light novel" trend. Today, there are over 2 million Boogiepop novels in print, a feature film and manga adaptation based on the first book, an original manga entitled Boogiepop Dual, and the unforgettable original anime series Boogiepop Phantom. <<less
Releases: 0
Breakers
(4.1)
KR Breakers
Completed Action Adventure Drama Fantasy Harem Martial Arts Mystery Psychological Shounen Supernatural
My name is Joo In-gong. The name that my parents gave me meant ‘protagonist’ of the world. Really?... more>>

As anyone can predict, I was constantly teased due to my name. In kindergarten, elementary school, middle school and high school. If I went to university as planned then I would probably be laughed at there as well.

So, at one point, I really hated my name.

But not anymore. Now, I think slightly differently. Maybe being named Joo In-gong was a type of foreshadowing? <<less
Releases: 235
Breaking Through the Clouds
(4.4)
CN Breaking Through the Clouds
Action Adult Comedy Drama Mystery Romance Shounen Ai Yaoi
Bizarre clouds billowed by in the sky, as if in a hurry.... more>>

During an anti-drug operation in the city of Gongzhou three years ago, a chain explosion had gone off on site due to a mis-judgement made by the Commander-in-Chief Jiang Ting, and caused the anti-drug detachment team to suffer great casualties as a result. Three years now, Jiang Ting, who was supposed to have already been killed in the line of duty with not even a body left to bury—miraculously woke up from a coma.

His heroic soul had never been at peace. He returned from Hell back to the living, to give everything he had to bring the bloody and bizarre truth back to light. <<less
Releases: 15
Bungaku Shoujo
(3.7)
JP Bungaku Shoujo
Drama Mystery Psychological Romance School Life Shounen
For Tohko Amano, a third-year high-school student and self-styled “book girl,” being the head of the literary club is more than just an extracurricular activity. It’s her bread and butter…literally! Tohko is actually a literature-gobbling demon, who can be found at all hours of the day munching on torn out pages from all kinds of books. But for Tohko, the real delicacies are hand-written stories. To satisfy her gourmet tastes, she’s employed (rather, browbeaten) one Konoha Inoue, who scribbles away each day after school to satisfy Tohko’s appetite. But when another student comes knocking on the literary club door for advice on writing love letters, will Tohko discover a new kind of delicacy?... more>>

Bungaku Shoujo won Kadokawa Shoten’s 2007 light novel award for light novels under the mystery category.

Placed 7th (2007) and 3rd (2008) on “このライトノベルがすごい!” (This Light Novel is Amazing!) without an anime nor manga associate.

Novels:

– Main story:

1. Book Girl and the Suicidal Mime

2. Book Girl and the Famished Spirit

3. Book Girl and the Captive Fool

4. Book Girl and the Corrupted Angel

5. Book Girl and the Wayfarer’s Lamentation

6. Book Girl and the Undine Who Bore a Moonflower

7-8 Book Girl and the Scribe Who Faced God

– Short stories:

1-4. Bungaku Shoujo to Koisuru Souwashuu (Episode)

– Gaiden:

1. Bungaku Shoujo Minarai no, Hatsukoi

2. Bungaku Shoujo Minarai no, Shoushin

3. Bungaku Shoujo Minarai no, Sotsugyou

– Last Volume:

Hanjuku Sakka to Bungaku Shoujo na Henshuusha (Muse) <<less
Releases: 0
Bungo Stray Dogs
(3.4)
JP Bungo Stray Dogs
Action Mystery Seinen Supernatural
A light novel adaptation of Bungo Stray Dogs manga, written by Kafka Asagiri and illustrated by Sango Harukawa, that focus on the past of Dazai... more>> Osamu before he joins the Armed Detective Company. <<less
Releases: 12
Case Files of the Genius Asshole
(4.1)
JP Case Files of the Genius Asshole
Comedy Drama Mystery Romance School Life Seinen
The devil in a white lab coat – Amano Yuuji is a handsome guy and a genius. But his personality is the shittiest, even going... more>> so far as to call himself “The Genius Asshole.” He is by no means a righteous protagonist, but don’t miss out on the teachings, garbage, and others. It’s a little pretentious but kind (?) story. <<less
Releases: 14
Cataclysmic Transformation
(4.5)
CN Cataclysmic Transformation
Action Adventure Fantasy Mystery Xuanhuan
One hundred thousand years ago, the once influential Church of Calamity was destroyed. Since then, necromancy had been lost to the ages.... more>>

One hundred thousand years later, a poor street urchin living in a mountain village, Roan, who dreams of becoming a great wizard, by some twist of fate, finds a seemingly ordinary ring. Coincidentally, this ring happened to hold a spirit that was one hundred thousand years old.

In a continent where magical combat runs wild, the mysterious, terrifying and powerful magic of necromancy returns. What kind of waves will it cause?

Now a necromancer, Roan chases the truth behind necromancy’s disappearance one hundred thousand years ago. <<less
Releases: 2
Chinese Almanac Master
(4.2)
CN Chinese Almanac Master
Mature Mystery Supernatural Yaoi
Huangli Shi, according to legends, refers to a Fangshi who can alter the effects of seasonal solstices, solar terms, and festivals, and is able to predict each day’s fortune.... more>>

Xiao Nanzhu, an unemployed young man, decided to take on his usual job that has been passed down for generations, after being inspired by his childhood friend. Now he just wants to call 110.

Chuxi: What are you looking at? You don’t want to live past new year’s eve?

Chuba: Today’s fortune is terrible, nothing’s going to turn out right. I’m afraid there might be a… bloody disaster.

Qingming: So am I a solar term or a festival? In that case, I should get double the pay, right?

Dongzhi: Alas, digestion happens faster when it comes to winter. I want to eat dumplings and wonton and sweet dumplings~

Xiao Nanzhu: “…”

Note:
1.Huangli Shi 黄历师: Huangli is a traditional Chinese calendar which not only involves dates, seasons, festivals but also do-s and don’t-s on each day and moon phases, Shi refers to master.

2.Fangshi 方士: A mysterious type of Daoist who possesses special power and works in the field such as medical, fortune-telling, forecasting, and astrology

Originally named “Secret Archives of Unscientific Materialism (不科学唯物主义秘密档案)”, the novel was formally renamed to “Huangli Shi (黄历师)” on April 24, 2018, due to the animated adaptation of the novel. <<less
Releases: 5
Chronicles of Primordial Wars
(4.5)
CN Chronicles of Primordial Wars
Action Adventure Comedy Fantasy Martial Arts Mystery Slice of Life Supernatural Xuanhuan
Shao Xuan joins a friend in his expedition to a recently discovered archaeological cave. After he picks up an ordinary looking stone he is teleported... more>> to a different world and wakes up in the body of a small orphan child. The world he is in now is still in its stone age with primitive tools made of stone and the ways of the people are savage. Savage isn’t the only thing special about the people though, because they have superhuman strength, jump higher than trees and punch stones. In short, they are able to cultivate their bodies. Despite all this, it is a real struggle to survive because of the scarcity of food. Together with Caesar, his pet wolf, he tries to survive in this cruel world. <<less
Releases: 304
Chu Liuxiang
(3.9)
CN Chu Liuxiang
Action Adventure Fantasy Martial Arts Mystery Wuxia
Chu Liuxiang is a martial arts expert whose prowess in qinggong is one of the best – if not, the best – in the jianghu... more>> (martial artists' community). He wields a metal hand fan as his weapon and uses it only for self-defence. Despite his superb combat skills and impressive qinggong, one of his definitive traits is that he has never killed a person in his whole life – not even an enemy. Usually, he relies on his wit, experience and calm to solve mysteries and overcome enemies who are far more powerful than him. The identity of his martial arts master is unknown, and even the well-informed Shuimu Yinji (水母陰姬) could only deduce that he is an apprentice of Ye Di (夜帝), a character from Daqi Yingxiong Zhuan (大旗英雄傳), another of Gu Long's novels <<less
Releases: 42
City of Endless Rain
(3.7)
CN City of Endless Rain
Completed Mystery Psychological Shounen Ai Supernatural Tragedy
This city has its secrets.... more>>

Whether it's comfort or chaos, rain or shine, everything is dependent on a single person. People who live here don't get sick, nor do they get hurt. Once they enter, however, they can never leave. Unless they pay with their life…

Tang Shan wakes up, only to find himself in an unfamiliar house.
A stranger tells him that he is his lover— Li Yuanyu. He says that Tang Shan has been in this city for quite some time. Tang Shan doesn't believe it, because he's obviously not gay, so how could he fall in love with a man? But there's Li Yuanyu's affectionate and attentive care, the artwork in the attic, the nostalgic warm smell of Borscht...

Memories of the past begin to resurface, proving that both of them were in love.
That is, until he discovers the message he left for himself before he lost his memories, telling him he has to escape, no matter what it takes... <<less
Releases: 11
Class 3-C Has A Secret
(2.4)
FIL Class 3-C Has A Secret
Horror Mystery
Teacher Yuko,
There is something wrong with this class.
I don’t know it yet.
After your death
Killing became a common thing
And I’m going... more>> to find that out.
You may think that…
We’re just a bunch of annoying kids
In this class, there are 3 murderers
Who might it be?
Is it the bullies?
Or is it the one who’s getting bullied?
Or is it the one of the girls?
I don’t belong here
but it turns out that they are all monsters
An unexpected love
And the most painful truth <<less
Releases: 1
Cosma Empire
(2.3)
CN Cosma Empire
Adventure Fantasy Martial Arts Mystery Romance Supernatural
Durin Ksima is the third child of the Ksima family. He has three brothers and two sisters beside two brothers and a sister. It can... more>> be said that it was one of the worst that Dulin's family was born at least for the generation. <<less
Releases: 5
Crazy Detective
(3.2)
CN Crazy Detective
Action Comedy Drama Mature Mystery Psychological Romance Supernatural
A little ruffian who fought recklessly without any morals and bottomline accidentally time-traveled to parallel space and became a Key Case Investigation Team agent.... more>> The huge change in identity had him creating chaos in the police station. However, a strange miracle system helped him repeatedly solve mysterious cases, turning him into an impudent ruffian detective! <<less
Releases: 646
Crystal
(3.3)
CN Crystal
Mystery Psychological Tragedy
Remembrance, like a virus, corrodes my mind and body. It engulfs this fleshly husk of mine. All that has once occurred invariably and unwittingly rises... more>> from within the mind. Over and over it torments my soul. <<less
Releases: 1
Danganronpa Kirigiri
(3.3)
JP Danganronpa Kirigiri
Mystery
Danganronpa Kirigiri (ダンガンロンパ霧切) is a side novel written by Takekuni Kitayama which focuses on Kyoko Kirigiri and her past with Yui Samidare.... more>>

The novel was released on September 13, 2013 and was published by Seikaisha along with illustrations by Rui Komatsuzaki. <<less
Releases: 44
Dantalian no Shoka
(3.7)
JP Dantalian no Shoka
Action Fantasy Horror Mystery Shounen Supernatural
The young man Huey took over the old mansion of his deceased bibliomanic grand father as well as the book collection that's stored in there. But there was a condition: he also had to inherit the "Bibliotheca".... more>>

When he inspects the mansion, Huey discovers a cellar filled with piled up books. In the midst of them he comes across a black-dressed girl who's silently reading a book. She's called Dalian and has a big lock hanging in front of her. She herself is the entrance to the "Bibliotheca of Dantalian" which contains the prohibited "Phantom Books". <<less
Releases: 16
Daoist Master of Qing Xuan
(3.2)
CN Daoist Master of Qing Xuan
Action Adventure Fantasy Martial Arts Mystery Xianxia
What is a Daoist Master? One that is imageless in ten directions and vanishes in the six paths; unrestrained by the three realms and the five elements. ... more>>

After a day at the clinic, Dr. Li Feng met with an accident on his way home. When he regained consciousness, Li Feng found himself in the body of a weak teenage boy who was born out of wedlock, Shen Lian. Who was the father? The mother would not tell. A scripture he found among his mother’s remnants was the only thing he knew about his father.

The mother came from a wealthy and well known family. When Shen Lian was recalled back to the Shen family, he was entitled for part of the grandfather’s inheritance and businesses. Despite the grand value, Shen Lian did not take a cent with him when he decided to leave the family. Why would he leave this comfortable life behind?

His journey with this new identity brought him into this new world as he travelled between realms in search of knowledge to improve his Daoist skills. As he conquered trial after trial, would he become the chosen one? Will he succeed in becoming the Daoist Master? Only time will tell. <<less
Releases: 61
Dawn Infinity
(3.4)
CN Dawn Infinity
Action Fantasy Horror Mature Mystery Sci-fi Tragedy
Sequel of Terror Infinity
Releases: 20
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