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Let’s tell your recommended work! “Next Light Novel Grand Prize” Work entry starts today from 13:00 on Saturday, October 1st!

[Let’s tell your recommended work! ] “Next Light Novel Grand Prize” Work entry starts today from 13:00 on Saturday, October 1st!
KADOKAWA Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, President: Tsuyoshi Natsuno), a recommendation site for light novels and new literary arts, “Kimilano”, will accept work entries for the “Next Light Novel Award 2022” in October 2022. It started at 13:00 on the 1st (Sat).
Special site:
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The “Next Light Novel Grand Prize” is a participatory award in which readers themselves enter light novel works that are likely to break out in the next generation, and the grand prize is decided by user votes.
The “next light novel” will be decided through the two steps of “work entry” starting from October 1, 2022 and “user voting” starting from November 16.
Difference between work entry and user vote
■What is a work entry?
Work entry refers to the entry of the “light novel work that will break out next” that you think of yourself in a free entry format. ■ What is user voting?
“User voting” refers to voting for the title that is considered suitable for the “next breakthrough light novel work” from among the nominated works selected from the entries.
The number of votes will be tallied to determine the “Next Light Novel Grand Prize”.
Follow-up reports will be sent on the special site for the upcoming Light Novel Awards ( and Kimi Milano’s Twitter ( Please pay attention.
Target work
Works that meet all of the following conditions are eligible for entry. ・ A light novel work whose latest issue in the series is published from October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2022
・The publication start date is after October 1, 2020, and as of September 30, 2022, the series has already been published within 5 volumes (including short stories, etc.)
・ Any genre (except for adults)
・Both paperbacks and books are eligible
・Successive grand prize-winning works will be inducted into the Hall of Fame, so they are not eligible for entry.
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Notice of joint project
Kimilano will hold a user-participation project, “Super Recommended Light Novel Summary Award”, as a joint project with the “Next Light Novel Grand Prize”.
This is not limited to new light novels, but is a project to introduce books that you would like to recommend under one theme. It will be announced in the program scheduled to be distributed “The Next Light Novel Award” Award-winning Work Announcement Live Broadcast. We will present a book card NEXT worth 3000 yen as a supplementary prize to the creators of the top 5 works.
This is your chance to show your favorite light novel to light novel users all over the country, so please apply.
Super recommended light novel summary award special site:
■ What is “Light Novel Summary”?
It is one of the functions of the light novel and new literary introduction site “Ki Milano”, and you can introduce books you want to recommend under one theme.
The next light novel award 2022
STEP 1 Work entry
Start: Saturday, October 1, 2022, 13:00
End: Friday, October 14, 2022 at 17:59
STEP2 User vote
Start: November 16, 2022 (Wednesday) 13:00
End: December 15, 2022 (Thursday) 17:59
February 26, 2023 (Sunday)
■ Highly Recommended Light Novel Summary Award
Start: Saturday, October 1, 2022
End: Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Announcement: Sunday, February 26, 2023
*In the live broadcast of the winners of the “Next Light Novel Grand Prize” program
What is Kimilano?
“Ki Milano”, which connects readers with light novels and new literature, is a site that provides one-to-one recommendations from partner characters, as well as opportunities for users interested in light novels and new literature to learn about topical works through “Ki Milano”. is. In addition, we will also provide a simple reading experience by trial reading the book.
*As of October 1, 2022, the following 30 labels are participating. HJ Novels, HJ Bunko, MF Books, MF Bunko J, M Novels, M Novels f, Overlap Novels, Overlap Novels f, Overlap Bunko, Gagaga Bunko, Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko, Kadokawa Beans Bunko, Kadokawa Books, K Ranobe Books , K Ranobe Books f, Kodansha Ranobe Bunko, GA Novel, GA Bunko, Dash X Bunko, TO Books, Dengeki New Literature, Dengeki Bunko, Dragon Novels, DRE Novels, Novel Zero, Bead Log Bunko, Bead Log Bunko Alice, Famitsu Bunko, Fantasia Bunko, Monster Bunko (in Japanese syllabary order)
Related information
“Next Light Novel Award” Official Website: “Kimirano” Official Website:
“Kimilan” Official Twitter:
“Kimirano” Official LINE: “Kimirano” Official TikTok: Details about this release:

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