Top 12 Best Sites to Read Japanese Novels in English

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Japanese novels offer a unique blend of storytelling, character development, and world-building that captivates readers of all ages. However, finding the best ... read more...

  1. Top 1

    J-Novel Club

    J-Novel Club is a popular website that specializes in translating Japanese novels into English. The site offers a vast collection of titles, including popular series like "In Another World With My Smartphone" and "How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom." J-Novel Club also offers a subscription service that allows readers to access new releases before they are available to the general public. With over 50,000 registered users, J-Novel Club is a must-visit site for any fan of Japanese novels.


    Pros: Large collection of titles, subscription service, early access to new releases.
    Cons: Subscription required for some content.
    Official website: https://j-novel.club/

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  2. Top 2

    Novel Updates

    Novel Updates is a comprehensive website that offers a wide range of Japanese novels, as well as novels from other countries. The site has a user-friendly interface that allows readers to easily search for their favorite titles. Novel Updates also offers a forum where readers can discuss their favorite novels and connect with other fans. With over 1.5 million registered users, Novel Updates is one of the most popular sites for reading Japanese novels in English.


    Pros: Large collection of titles, user-friendly interface, active forum.
    Cons: Some titles may not be fully translated.
    Official website: https://www.novelupdates.com/

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  3. Top 3

    BookWalker

    BookWalker is a popular website that specializes in digital manga and novels. The site offers a vast collection of titles, including popular series like "Re: Zero: Starting Life in Another World" and "The Rising of the Shield Hero." BookWalker also offers a subscription service that allows readers to access new releases before they are available to the general public. With over 1 million registered users, BookWalker is a must-visit site for any fan of Japanese novels.


    Pros: large collection of titles; subscription service; early access to new releases.
    Cons: Some titles may not be available in certain regions.
    Official website: https://global.bookwalker.jp/

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  4. Top 4

    Crunchyroll

    Crunchyroll is a popular website that specializes in anime and manga but also offers a wide range of Japanese light novels. The site has a user-friendly interface that allows readers to easily search for their favorite titles. Crunchyroll also offers a subscription service that allows readers to access new releases before they are available to the general public. With over 3 million registered users, Crunchyroll is a must-visit site for any fan of Japanese light novels.


    Pros: large collection of titles; user-friendly interface; subscription service.
    Cons: Some titles may not be fully translated.
    Official website: https://www.crunchyroll.com/

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  5. Top 5

    Webnovel

    Webnovel is a popular website that specializes in translating Chinese and Japanese novels into English. The site offers a vast collection of titles, including popular series like "The King's Avatar" and "The Legendary Moonlight Sculptor." Webnovel also offers a subscription service that allows readers to access new releases before they are available to the general public. With over 10 million registered users, Webnovel is one of the most popular sites for reading Japanese novels in English.


    Pros: large collection of titles; subscription service; early access to new releases.
    Cons: Some titles may not be fully translated.
    Official website: https://www.webnovel.com/

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  6. Top 6

    Light Novel World

    Light Novel World is a comprehensive website that offers a wide range of Japanese novels, as well as novels from other countries. The site has a user-friendly interface that allows readers to easily search for their favorite titles. Light Novel World also offers a forum where readers can discuss their favorite novels and connect with other fans. With over 100,000 registered users, Light Novel World is one of the most popular sites for reading Japanese novels in English.


    Pros: Large collection of titles, user-friendly interface, active forum.
    Cons: Some titles may not be fully translated.
    Official website: https://www.lightnovelworld.com/

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  7. Top 7

    Asian Hobbyist

    Asian Hobbyist is a popular website that specializes in translating Japanese novels into English. The site offers a vast collection of titles, including popular series like "Overlord" and "No Game, No Life." Asian Hobbyist also offers a subscription service that allows readers to access new releases before they are available to the general public. With over 50,000 registered users, Asian Hobbyist is a must-visit site for any fan of Japanese novels.


    Pros: large collection of titles; subscription service; early access to new releases.
    Cons: Some titles may not be fully translated.
    Official website: https://www.asianhobbyist.com/

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  8. Top 8

    Kobo

    Kobo is a popular website that specializes in digital books, including Japanese novels. The site offers a vast collection of titles, including popular series like "Sword Art Online" and "The Irregular at Magic High School." Kobo also offers a subscription service that allows readers to access new releases before they are available to the general public. With over 5 million registered users, Kobo is a must-visit site for any fan of Japanese novels.


    Pros: large collection of titles; subscription service; early access to new releases.
    Cons: Some titles may not be available in certain regions.
    Official website: https://www.kobo.com/

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  9. Top 9

    Baka-Tsuki

    Baka-Tsuki is a well-established community for English-speaking novel enthusiasts on the internet. It has a vast collection of translated works. Every day, new titles are added to their catalog, including classic and more recent releases from Asian countries. The website offers translations not only in English but also in other languages like French, Spanish, German, Norwegian, and Czech.


    Pros: Large collection of titles, community-driven translations, translations in multiple languages.
    Cons: Some titles may not be fully translated.
    Official website: https://www.baka-tsuki.org/

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  10. Top 10

    Just Light Novels

    Just Light Novels is a popular website that specializes in translating Japanese light novels into English. The site offers a vast collection of titles, including popular series like "The Devil is a Part-Timer!" and "Konosuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!" Just Light Novels also offers a subscription service that allows readers to access new releases before they are available to the general public. With over 10,000 registered users, Just Light Novels is a must-visit site for any fan of Japanese light novels.


    Pros: large collection of titles; subscription service; early access to new releases.
    Cons: Some titles may not be fully translated.
    Official website: https://justlightnovels.com/

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  11. Top 11

    ReadLightNovel

    ReadLightNovel is a comprehensive website that offers a wide range of Japanese light novels as well as novels from other countries. The site has a user-friendly interface that allows readers to easily search for their favorite titles. ReadLightNovel also offers a forum where readers can discuss their favorite novels and connect with other fans. With over 50,000 registered users, ReadLightNovel is one of the most popular sites for reading Japanese light novels in English.


    Pros: large collection of titles; user-friendly interface; active forum.
    Cons: Some titles may not be fully translated.
    Official website: https://www.readlightnovel.org/

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  12. Top 12

    NovelFull

    NovelFull is a popular website that specializes in translating Japanese novels into English. The site offers a vast collection of titles, including popular series like "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime" and "The Rising of the Shield Hero." NovelFull also offers a subscription service that allows readers to access new releases before they are available to the general public. With over 100,000 registered users, NovelFull is a must-visit site for any fan of Japanese novels.


    Pros: large collection of titles; subscription service; early access to new releases.
    Cons: Some titles may not be fully translated.
    Official website: https://novelfull.com/

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