Light Novel Award

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The Light Novel Award (ライトノベルアワード Raito Noberu Awaado?) was a literary award handed out by the Japanese publisher Kadokawa Shoten for light novels, and was only held once in 2007. The novels which were applicable to receive the award were either published by Kadokawa Shoten under their Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko light novel label, or by three other publishing companies affiliated with Kadokawa Shoten in the Kadokawa GroupEnterbrain, Fujimi Shobo, and MediaWorks. The novels by Enterbrain were published under their Famitsu Bunko label; the novels by Fujimi Shobo were published under their Fujimi Fantasia Bunko or Fujimi Mystery Bunko labels; and the novels by MediaWorks were published under their Dengeki Bunko label (which encompasses their sub label Dengeki Game Bunko as well). There were five categories in the contest—romantic comedy, school setting, action, mystery, and novelization (for novels based on previously published material)—with four novels being picked for each category (one from each publisher) during the semi-final round. The final round picked one novel from each of the four listed in each category which became the winner in that given category. The winners were decided by readers of the novels themselves.

Prize winners[edit]

Romantic comedy
Toradora!, Yuyuko Takemiya[1]
Runner-ups
Goshūshō-sama Ninomiya-kun, Daisuke Suzuki
Kamisama Game, Shū Miyazaki
Magician's Academy, Ichirō Sakaki
School setting
Chrome Shelled Regios, Shūsuke Amagi[1]
Runner-ups
Andaka no Kaizōgaku, Akira
Asura Cryin', Gakuto Mikumo
Gakkō no Kaidan, Takaaki Kaima
Action
Rental Magica, Makoto Sanda[1]
Runner-ups
Kōtetsu no Shiro Usagi Kishi Dan, Kō Maisaka
Rengoku no Escudo, Junichirō Takane
Toaru Majutsu no Index, Kazuma Kamachi
Mystery
Book Girl series, Mizuki Nomura[1]
Runner-ups
Danshō no Grimm, Gakuto Coda
Makizoe Holic, Ryōta Azuma
Shi-No, Amane Kōzuki
Novelization
Monster Hunter (adapted from the video game), Yūkinrin[1]
Runner-ups
Eureka Seven, Tomonori Zugihara
Gunparade Orchestra, Ryōsuke Sakaki
Karin Zōketsuki, Tōru Kai

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "2007 Light Novel Award results" (in Japanese). Kadokawa Shoten. Retrieved 2008-01-24. 

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