As the leader of the Light Novel Club and an avid light novel reader, I naturally have to face the question: just how much do I like the novels I’ve read? And to answer that question, why not do the hottest thing on the Internet for ranking how much you like stuff: a tier list?
So I found an up-to-date tier list maker for light novels released in English, and rather than just fill it out normally, I decided to livestream myself as I filled it out. Here’s the video of my live ranking of all the light novels I’ve read (and yes, that means you get to hear my voice):
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And if this video is a “too long; didn’t watch” for you, here’s the final tier list image. Each tier has a sub-tier for titles that I’ve only read one volume of since I’m generally not quite as sure about how much I like a title until I’ve read at least two volumes. (Exceptions are for titles that only ever had one volume released in English with no plans for more volumes.) Also, I pretty much like everything on this list aside from the “dropped” list, and even the titles in the “dropped” list aren’t necessarily bad; some of them I think are actually quite good, and I just didn’t feel like continuing with them for one reason or another.
If you’re wondering about why I ranked a particular title where I did and don’t feel like going through the video for my explanation, leave a comment and I’ll give my reasoning.
And if you want to make your own light novel tier list, you can do so here!
(Oh, and yes, I do now have a Twitch channel where I stream myself playing video games! Currently, I’m going through Persona 5 The Royal, with plans for other games to be added to the rotation, so follow me if you’re interested. I stream on Wednesdays and Sundays at 9pm ET.)
3 thoughts on “My Light Novel Tier List! (May 2020 Edition)”
So apparently, I completely forgot about That Time I Reincarnated as a Slime. Or more specifically, I missed it as I was looking over the covers for LNs I’ve read (it doesn’t exactly have the most recognizable covers).
I watched the anime for this one first and really liked it, and have read just one volume of the light novel. I’d probably put it in the Knight-in-Training tier, between Otome Gamer and Secretary. I actually prefer how the anime adapted this volume (for spoiler reasons), but overall the novel was enjoyable just like the anime.
Hmm…well judging from the title of this post, maybe you’ll do follow ups in the future as needed!
I definitely would like to do an update next year. It is dependent, though, on the actual tier list maker being updated by its creator with newly-licensed LNs.