There sure are a lot of light novels out there! Some of them are funny, some of them are downright weird, and some are both, but you don’t need to read a whole book to get a chuckle out of these funny light novel titles. A lot of them are so lengthy and descriptive they can pretty much double up as blurbs too!
I Couldn’t Become a Hero, so I Reluctantly Decided to get a Job
Raul dreamed of becoming a hero and taking on the Demon King, but when the Demon Empire collapsed, the Hero Program he was on was suspended and his dream was crushed. He reluctantly gets a job in a small electronics store named Magic Shop Leon instead. However, his dull yet busy life in retail is disrupted when a new girl applies for a job there who turns out to be the daughter of the Demon King!
My Mental Choices are Completely Interfering with my School Romantic Comedy
Kanade Amakusa is living with the ridiculous curse of Absolute Choice, which randomly presents him with a selection of bizarre and often inappropriate actions and forces him to go through with one. His reputation thoroughly tarnished, he spends his days desperately hoping to avoid the next round of Absolute Choice, when a beautiful girl falls from the sky and claims to be sent to help him complete a series of missions which will lift the curse.
So I’m a Spider, So What?
In another world, a great battle rages on between the hero and the Demon King. When their great magic collides, it tears through dimensions and erupts in a Japanese high school classroom, killing all the students. All the students are then reincarnated in the other dimension. The protagonist, a quiet, lonely girl with the the lowest reputation in the class, is reincarnated as a lowly spider. She faces the challenge head on, and must now do whatever she can to survive in her new life as a spider.
I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse
Rekka Namidare has an unusual birthright that sees him drawn into many different worlds that need saving for the opportunity to become the hero of that story. However, on his first day of high school, a strange uniformed person shows up claiming to be from the future and tells him that his indecisiveness in picking a heroine from one of the worlds will cause an epic war. To top it all off, Rekka’s childhood friend, Satsuki, gets kidnapped! Rekka sets out to save her, but finds himself being dragged into various worlds, each with their own troubles and heroines. Can he get back to Satsuki? Can he save all the heroines? How can he really tell the consequences of his well-meaning actions?
Shomin Sample: I Was Abducted by an Elite All-Girls School as a Sample Commoner
Kimito Kagurazaka is an ordinary high school student who gets forcibly enrolled in Seikain Academy, an elite all-girls high school! The idea is for Kimito to be the ‘sample commoner’ to help the noble young ladies of the school get used to both commoners and men. While the Commoner Club of which he is now a member teaches the girls about the world outside the school, Kimito begins to learn about the odd girls surrounding him.
Mixed Bathing in Another Dimension
Toya Hojo is summoned to another dimension as one of the five heroes destined to defeat a demon lord. He awakens his hero power only to discover it’s an unlimited bath! He is now blessed with the ability to create a bath that can be accessed from anywhere, but it doesn’t seem like something that will help him take down the demon lord. Over time, he starts to discover the unique features of his power, but will he ever get any bath time with Haruno Shinonome, a beautiful girl who was summoned along with him?
Reborn as a Vending Machine, Now I Wander the Dungeon
The protagonist, an authentic vending machine maniac, dies in a traffic accident while protecting a vending machine. Thinking his life was over, he’s surprised to wake up by a lake surrounded with abundant nature. He’s also now a vending machine. Wandering alone through the labyrinth of another world, he meets a lonely girl who causes his story to change drastically.
Do You Like Your Mom? Her Normal Attack is Two Attacks at Full Power
When Mamato Oosuki is given the opportunity to go to a fantasy world, he takes it. Now in an RPG-style world, he’s surprised to find out his doting mother was transported along with him, and she turns out to be a very powerful party member.
The Hero and His Elf Bride Open a Pizza Parlor
The protagonist dies after falling off his pizza delivery bike. Just as he’s about to reborn in a new world, the goddess in charge of his reincarnation presents him with a choice: he can be reborn as a heroic swordsman, a wizard, or a hero that saves the world with pizza. Because he takes so long to decide, the first two options are taken and he’s stuck with the third! Reborn in elf country as the “high-calorie hero” equipped only with the power of pizza, he hires the appetite demon lord’s daughter Liria to help him run the pizza parlour.
I’m a High School Boy and a Successful Light Novel Author, But I’m Being Strangled by a Female Classmate Who’s a Voice Actress and is Younger Than Me
After taking a year out of school to write his light novel, the protagonist transfers to a new school. Eri Nitadori is a popular girl in his class who has been cast to voice one of the characters in the anime adaptation of his work. The two treat their professional relationship as a secret at school, and only speak to each other when they take the train together each Thursday to the anime studio. To improve her skills, Nitadori asks him questions about his profession and he answers honestly, so how did it come to this?
It looks like just about anything can be the focus of a light novel, and when it comes to naming one the wackier the better! This is only a small glimpse into the veritable goldmine of funny light novel titles too!
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