[Thirsty Thursday] Top 10 Ecchi Light Novels [Best Recommendations]

INTRODUCTION

Ecchi is usually a theme that anime and manga fans love because they can visually see the various swimsuits and perverted moments play out. Regardless of what studio or mangaka are handling it, the glorious sight to behold is visible making the ecchi work bliss to those who love the genre. Here’s a question for you though, did you know light novels have ecchi as well? Yes that is right folks, the world of literature has the genre of ecchi just waiting to be seen and read. However, we here at Honey’s Anime know that this revelation might be so new to you that you have no idea where to look for an ecchi light novel or what to read in general. That is why we bring you our Top 10 Ecchi Light Novels listing for your reading pleasure.

Horror, supernatural, adventure, action and the dozens of genres can all take the ecchi genre and shape it into their craft. We won’t lie, we could only imagine how difficult it must be for an author to accomplish such a task. He or she must somehow take the heavenly mountains and cleverly disguised accidents we know and love from anime and manga then somehow make that imagery pop via words and occasional imagery breaks. Though as it seems an impossible task, these ecchi light novels down below have somehow done what should be inconceivable. That’s why folks prepare yourselves for the nosebleed ride of a lifetime as we begin to venture into this very ecchi light novels list.

10. Asobi ni Iku yo!

  • Authors: Kamino, Okina- Houden, Eizou- Nishieda
  • Genre: Comedy, Ecchi, Romance, Sci-Fi, Harem
  • Volumes: 20
  • Published Date: Oct, 2003- Feb, 2015

What would you do if an alien ended up meeting you? Even more so, what if that alien was a super cute cat girl?! Kakazu Kio is about to have this exact event befall him when he meets Eris. However, this incredibly cute cat alien girl has a lot of baggage as it seems a lot of people want her. How can Kakazu possibly keep Eris from becoming a test subject when he’s nothing more than a high school boy?

Cat girls and more than one, Asobi ni Iku yo is the best way to start our ecchi light novel list. While Asobi ni Iku yo seems overly silly, this odd sci-fi romance story is really fun and hooking thanks to Kamino, Okina excellent banter between characters and strong descriptions. Every ecchi scene we know readers can visualize even without illustrations at times. When there are page breaks two artists—Houden Eizou, Nishieda—do a great job showing off various scenes. While the anime from Asobi ni Iku yo is great we know you’ll enjoy the light novels even better in this ecchi tale of cat girls and aliens.


9. Amagi Brilliant Park

  • Authors: Gatoh, Shoji- Nakajima, Yuka
  • Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Ecchi, Magic
  • Volumes: 8
  • Published Date: Feb, 2013- Present

Amusement parks are supposed to colorful and brilliant, places that you can go with friends, family and maybe even that special someone. Unfortunately, no one would want to visit Amagi Brilliant Park as it’s facing a possible shut down. Seiya, who was invited by Isuzu, is tasked to somehow save this failing amusement park. Though as Seiya is about to learn, this place isn’t run by people but fairies.

Busty girls, uniforms and plenty of mascots…yup sounds like an ecchi work. Amagi Brilliant Park by Gatoh Shoji is one part comedy and fantasy all with plenty of fan service thanks to Nakajima Yuka who handles the art. Amagi Brilliant Park is a lot of ecchi, but you won’t get tired of it as there is a great story behind Amagi Brilliant Park. While the light novel series is still going, you should check it out for some truly great ecchi. Amagi Brilliant Park is a great entry we feel in our Top 10 Ecchi Light Novel List so why not give it a try?


8. Tsuki Tsuki!

  • Authors: Gotou, Yuujin- Korie, Riko
  • Genre: Comedy, Ecchi, Romance, Harem, Supernatural
  • Volumes: 12
  • Published Date: Nov, 2010- Aug, 2013

It should be another ordinary morning for Nanjou Shinobu that is until he realizes he’s not alone in his bed. Lying next to him is a cute and quite naked girl! Like most normal young men, Shinobu asks the question most would think to ask…why? Who is this girl and why is she here? Find out in the exciting ecchi story Tsuki Tsuki!

We could make a joke that maybe Shinobu was partying too hard but we won’t. Tsuki Tsuki from author Gotou Yuujin and illustrator Korie Riko is comedy and ecchi ramped to full volume. From the first volume, you’ll notice the usual themes of ecchi glory but Gotou throws in some interesting twists to make this not your typical harem ecchi story. Tsuki Tsuki is a unique story to be sure and you’ll want to dive into this odd supernatural work. Did we mention, loads of cute girls? Yeah, get going and read Tsuki Tsuki now.


7. Neet dakedo Hello Work ni Ittara Isekai ni Tsuretekareta

  • Authors: Kasuga, Katsura- Koban, Sameda
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Harem, Ecchi, Martial Arts, Romance, Shounen, Slice of Life
  • Volumes: 8
  • Published Date: 2013- Present

Twenty three year old Yamano Masaru might be a NEET but he knows he needs some work. Luckily it seems Yamano gets a good job for testing what seems like a fantasy game. The pay is 250,000 yen and it seems the most he will have to do is live on site. However, little does Yamano know that his new job is not in this world but in a completely different one! What’s worse is Yamano learns that he must survive in this world and save it because it will die in 20 years!

Remember the old saying, sometimes it’s too good to be true? Maybe Yamano should have realized that in Neet dakedo Hello Work ni Ittara Isekai ni Tsuretekareta when he took his job. Though luckily for us, he didn’t cause then we wouldn’t get to enjoy such a great light novel. Neet dakedo Hello Work ni Ittara Isekai ni Tsuretekareta encorporates many genres into its narrative but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t work and in fact is awesome because of it. We applaud author Kasuga Katsura and artist Koban Sameda, this is a great light novel to read and you need to check it out people.


6. Madan no Ou to Vanadis

  • Authors: Kawaguchi, Tsukasa- Yoshiwo- Katagiri, Hinata
  • Genre: Adventure, Ecchi, Fantasy, Historical, Romance, Harem
  • Volumes: 16
  • Published Date: Apr, 2011- Present

Eleanor Vertalia—or just Ellen—is a warrior for the Zhected as one of seven Vandais. The seven Vandais are known for being powerful thanks to weapons granted by a dragon. Each of the Vanadis must control seven territories but they are known to be the strongest warriors of the land so most don’t attempt to attack them. However, during a battle between Brune and Zhcted a man named Tigre finds himself defeated by Ellen. Now this young archer must work for Ellen what does his future hold going forth?

Madan no Ou to Vanadis might seem like a straight action story but don’t let the knight and medieval theme fool you. It doesn’t take long to notice just from the covers alone that the story will have plenty of cute girls and reasons for odd slip ups and awkward moments. At 16 volumes and counting, Madan no Ou to Vanadis seems to not be losing steam in the slightest. Great art, a fun adventure ecchi and a list of interesting moments make this light novel series a must for fans of the ecchi world. If you want, there is also an anime too that you can enjoy if you finish the light novel series and need more ecchi in your life.


5. Campione!

  • Authors: Taketsuki, Jou- Sikorsky
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Ecchi, Fantasy, Harem, Romance, Shounen, Supernatural
  • Volumes: 8
  • Published Date: Sept, 2008- Present

In the world there exists legendary beings known as the Campione. These beings are second to no fighter and are able to rule over different powers and elements. Then one day when Kusanagi Godou kills a god-like being, he becomes one of these Campions. Once he wished to be a baseball player, now Kusanagi has the dream of defeating those who take the god-like powers they have and use them for bad. Alongside him are those who are his fearless followers, who just so happen to be beautiful girls as well.

Not only is Kusanagi a god like being but he’s got a bunch of girls following him? What’s so bad about this predicament? In Campione, the ecchi isn’t hard to spot and that’s thanks to Taketsuki Jou and Sikorsky who do an epic job making this ecchi light novel a blast to read. Not only does it have incredible fights but the several girls in this story all are cute and have some great concepts to bring to this tale. Don’t miss out on reading this amazing ecchi light novel series folks.


4. Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon

  • Authors: Kawakami, Minoru- Satoyasu
  • Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, School, Sci-Fi
  • Volumes: 21
  • Published Date: Sept, 2008- Present

Thanks to Humanity, Earth has finally become uninhabitable to all life. Seeking to keep from going extinct, the remainder of humanity looked towards the sky for a place to live. Humanity would get their wish and find a new home on Tenjo, a world in the sky, but humanity didn’t learn from their folly and war once again breaks out. As their new home in the sky goes to waste, humanity’s various factions find one last spot on Earth that is still habitable. However, with so little in terms of available area, new measures will have to be taken to ensure that lives can be saved.

Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon may sound serious in nature but trust us people, it has plenty of ecchi and comedy balancing out this sci-fi action light novel. Following young Aoi Toori, he’s about to meet plenty of ladies as he tries to save the Earth. As per usual with ecchi works, Aoi will find himself in accidental situations and awkward moments abound in Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon. Thankfully Satoyasu—the illustrator—really does a fabulous job with artwork that shows the girls more prominent sides. Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon really does a great job making sure that yes your mind may wander into perverted thoughts but Kawakami Minoru won’t let you forget that this work is action as well.


3. Dawnbringer: The Story of the Machine God

  • Authors: HONG Jung-Hoon- Cheol-I- KKUEEM
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Ecchi. Harem, Mecha, Romance, Sci-Fi, Seinen
  • Volumes: 8
  • Published Date: 2012- Present

120 years ago, Vice Admiral Lezirth Dawnbringer, saved the human race from the alien race Letix. Now however, he finds himself re awoken out of cold sleep and forced to rejoin the Navy but the world isn’t what he pictured. Being treated poorly, Lezirth is being sent with another human who was asleep to a new post to fight alongside a half-Elcro girl. What new battle will Lezirth and allies end up in next? Even more importantly, can he handle so many girls around him?!

We knew some of you mecha fans would be annoyed if we didn’t include mechs in our ecchi list. That’s okay Honey’s Anime has always got your back with recommending Dawnbringer: The Story of the Machine God. This amalgamation of genres works incredibly well thanks to author Hong Jung Hoon who makes a wonderful story not seen too often in mecha works. While still currently working we can’t say we know how the series will end unfortunately but we can say that so far it’s a very intriguing read and that’s coming from the mouths of other fans who have dabbled in this tale. Dawnbringer: The Story of the Machine God takes our third spot and it deserves it for being such a great read so far.


2. Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu

  • Authors: Rifujin na Magonote- Sirotaka
  • Genre: Fantasy, Ecchi, Adventure
  • Volumes: 14
  • Published Date: Jan, 2014- Present

Poor 34 year old NEET seems to be having it rough. Not only was he kicked out of his home, he has been killed after saving a teenager. Luckily though the powers at be bless this NEET with a new life in a new world. Now going by the name Rudeus Greyrat, this once NEET is actually able to live a fulfilling life thanks to being blessed with strong magic. Rudeus is about to show the world what he is capable of doing in Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu.

Magic seems to be mixed with ecchi stories pretty well that’s one thing you can learn from a story like Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu. However, as with our list so far, ecchi may be an important to be qualified on our Top 10 Ecchi Light Novels listing but there has to be more to it. Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu delivers with cool magical battles, a fun story, and some amazing art thanks to author and illustrator Rifujin na Magonote and Sirokata. The ecchi light novel community holds this series in high regard and so do we after reading it. You won’t want to miss reading Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu.


1. Hagure Yuusha no Kichiku Bigaku

  • Authors: USEU Tetsuto- Tamago no Kimi
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Ecchi, Comedy, Fantasy, Harem, Mature, Romance, Seinen, Supernatural
  • Volumes: 11 (Hiatus)
  • Published Date: May, 2010- Present

Akatsuki Osawa is regarded as a hero, though maybe his other nickname “the rogue hero” is more fitting. After having just defeated the demon king, Akatsuki takes the demon king’s daughter with him back to his own world. Myuu is at first confused as to why he would do this but in time she understand that this was her father’s last wish. Now going to Akatsuki’s school for warriors in training, it seems she is about to discover a new life. However, can Myuu focus on school with perverted Akatsuki making her life a bit harder?

Our lists ends on Hagure Yuusha no Kichiku Bigaku and we saved the most ecchi for last. Cute girls, a busty main female lead and a perverted hero just is the ultimate staple of an ecchi work. USEU Tetsuto really knows how to keep a story comedic at times, ecchi at other moments and all around amazing to behold. Unfortunately, we do wonder about the series concluding as it has been on hiatus for some time but we keep our fingers crossed it will return. Until then if you do finish the light novel series we do recommend checking out the anime for even more ecchi harem goodness; just to be honest the light novel does it better.


Final Thoughts

We have shown you a whole new realm to enjoy the great ecchi works and with that we hope you use this new insight well. Not only do you get to enjoy the beautiful ecchi genre but you get to read some great light novels all at the same time a literal win-win as we say. We hope you enjoyed this top ten list that we here at Honey’s Anime worked fiercely on. If you did, drop a comment down below so we can hear your thoughts. As always we love your constant support here at Honey’s Anime and please continue to do so as we want to provide you beautiful people with more great lists and articles.

Aaron

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Author: Aaron

Hey everyone I’m Aaron Curbelo or Blade as I’m called by my YouTube Subscribers. I’ve been an anime/manga fan since I was a young kid. In terms of anime I have watched nearly a thousand shows and have read hundreds of manga series. I love writing and honestly was so happy to join Honey’s Anime to get a shot to write articles for such a wonderful site. I’m a firm believer in respect in the anime community being the most important embodiment we should all have. We all love anime and we have varying opinions of series but we should respect one another for those differences! Life is too precious to spend it making needless arguments in a community that should be the shining example of loving an amazing medium. I hope as a writer for Honey’s Anime I can bring you folks some amazing articles to read and enjoy!

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