Top 9 Light Novel Like Nonsense Series (Zaregoto Series) [2024 List]

Zaregoto Series

It’s the vacation of a lifetime, a trip to a remote island filled with geniuses–and murder.

On Wet Crow’s Feather Island, a tiny speck in the Sea of Japan, lives Akagami Iria, the exiled daughter of a powerful family. Born into great wealth, she was a princess of the highest pedigree–until she was cut off by the leader of the Akagami Foundation. For the last five years, she’s lived on Feather Island with her maids. But she hasn’t been alone. She has invited the best minds Japan has to offer to come and stay with her.

And so nineteen-year-old college student Ii-chan and his best friend, computer genius Kunagisa Tomo, find themselves as Iria’s guests at her elaborate mansion. Surrounded by fascinating women–a chef, a fortune-teller, a scholar, and an artist, not to mention his own friend Tomo–Ii-chan is feeling a little overmatched intellectually. But the sudden discovery of a grisly murder sends the island into shock. And Ii-chan discovers that he does possess a bit of genius: the ability to discover what is real and what is fake . . . who is who they claim to be–and who is a killer.

Nonsense Series It is also Known as: 戯言シリーズ, Decapitation: Kubikiri Cycle, Strangulation: Kubishime Romanticist

Genres: Fantasy , Drama , Action , Mystery

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9. The Voynich Hotel

The Voynich Hotel

Staffed by murderous maids and situated on a war-ravaged island, the Voynich Hotel is far from your run-of-the-mill vacation destination--but it’s not such a bad place to lie low for ex-yakuza Kazuki Taizou, who’s on the run from his so-called family. As he settles into his weird new life, this darkly comedic manga winds through plots both nefarious and romantic, delving ever deeper into the island’s witchy--and sometimes demonic--strangeness.

The Voynich Hotel has finished publishing and it has 68 Chapters. It is also Known as: Voynich Hotel, ヴォイニッチホテル, Voinichi Hoteru, Vovnich Hotel

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8. Katanagatari

Katanagatari

Long ago the masterful swordsmith Shikizaki Kiki crafted 1000 blades, though his twelve final works, the legendary deviant blades were prime among the rest. All with uniquely defined traits, these swords are among the greatest in Japan.

Leap forward many decades and arrive at an isolated island, where Yasuri Shichika and his older sister Nanami reside.

Togame: A woman with long, white hair and the talent as a strategist begins a quest with Shichika in order to collect the twelve blades. They must face the blade wielders in intense battles while they learn more about themselves and their real goals and wishes.

Shichika has yet to realize what he really inherits as a Kyoutoryuu sword...

Katanagatari has finished publishing and it has 55 Chapters. It is also Known as: 刀語, Sword Story

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7. Kagen no Tsuki

Kagen no Tsuki

Mizuki is a girl who wants to run away from her life. As she smiles at everything sad that happens to her, her soul becomes heavier day by day. Her escape door is Adam, an English singer. But is he really real, or is everything they've been through just a dream? Adam sees his dead Japanese girlfriend in Mizuki, but strangely, nobody, apart from a girl who met her at the gates of heaven, can see Mizuki. This is a story that takes place somewhere between dream and reality.

Last Quarter has finished publishing and it has 16 Chapters. It is also Known as: 下弦の月, Last Quarter of the Moon

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6. Boogiepop Series

Boogiepop Series

There is an urban legend that children tell one another about a shinigami that can release people from the pain they may be suffering. This "Angel of Death" has a name—Boogiepop. And the legends are true. Boogiepop is real.

Boogiepop Series is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: ブギーポップシリーズ, Boogiepop Series

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5. Gekkou

Gekkou

Gekkou, or "Moonlight", is about the peculiar relationship between a cynical boy and a perfect girl. Said cynical boy is Nonomiya who spends day in day out in boredom, taking refuge from his dull life in his imagination. One fateful day, he happens upon the notebook of the much-rumored beauty Youko Tsukimori, neglected on the ground. Poking out from it is a scrap of paper with the unexpected title "Murder Recipe". His interest ignited, he immediately stuffs it into his pocket, only to find out the promising recipe contains nothing but scenarios that may or may not lead to deadly accidents, not even worthy of being called a plan. When he tentatively asks her about it the next day, she hasn't lost anything. But then her father dies. An accident...

Gekkou has finished publishing and it has 11 Chapters. It is also Known as: 月光, Moonlight

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4. Usotsuki Mii-kun to Kowareta Maa-chan: Totteoki no Uso

Usotsuki Mii-kun to Kowareta Maa-chan: Totteoki no Uso

The setting is a rural city in which a kidnapping and a series of murders are happening simultaneously, where there was also a kidnapping 8 years ago. The victims, the compulsive liar "Mii-kun" (the narrator), and "Maa-chan" (Misono Mayu) reunite and start living together, despite of the fact that the kidnapped children were...

Lying Mii-kun and Broken Maa-chan: Precious Lies has finished publishing and it has 5 Chapters. It is also Known as: 嘘つきみーくんと壊れたまーちゃん とっておきの嘘, Usotsuki Mi-kun to Kowareta Ma-chan: Totteoki no Uso, Lying Mii-kun and Broken Maa-chan: Precious Lies

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3. Death Note Another Note: Los Angeles BB Renzoku Satsujin Jiken

Death Note Another Note: Los Angeles BB Renzoku Satsujin Jiken

There's a serial killer loose in Los Angeles and the local authorities need help fast. For some reason the killer has been leaving a string of maddeningly arcane clues at each crime scene. Each of these clues, it seems, is an indecipherable roadmap to the next murder.
Onto the scene comes L, the mysterious super-sleuth. Despite his peculiar working habits-he's never shown his face in public, for example-he's the most decorated detective in the world and has never tackled a case he hasn't been able to crack.
But this time he needs help.
Enlisting the services of an FBI agent named Naomi Misora, L starts snooping around the City of Angels. It soon becomes apparent that the killing spree is a psychotic riddle designed to specifically engage L in a battle of wits. Stuck in the middle between killer and investigator, it's up to Misora to navigate both the dead bodies and the egos to solve the Los Angeles Murder Cases.

Death Note: Another Note, The Los Angeles BB Murder Cases has finished publishing and it has 7 Chapters. It is also Known as: DEATH NOTE アナザーノート ロサンゼルスBB連続殺人事件, Death Note Another Note: Los Angeles BB Renzoku Satsujin Jiken

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2. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e

Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e

Koudo Ikusei Senior High School is a leading prestigious school with state-of-the-art facilities where nearly 100% of students go on to university or find employment. The students there have the freedom to wear any hairstyle and bring any personal effects they desire. Koudo Ikusei is a paradise-like school, but the truth is that only the most superior of students receive favorable treatment.Ayanokouji Kiyotaka is a student of D-class, which is where the school dumps its “inferior” students in order to ridicule them. For a certain reason, Kiyotaka was careless on his entrance examination, and was put in D-class. After meeting Horikita Suzune and Kushida Kikyou, two other students in his class, Kiyotaka’s situation begins to change.

Classroom of the Elite has finished publishing and it has 110 Chapters. It is also Known as: ようこそ実力至上主義の教室へ, Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e

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1. Kagerou Daze

Kagerou Daze

A light novel series adapting the Vocaloid song series written by Jin (Shizen no Teki-P) and illustrated by Sidu. The series tells the story of the Mekakushi Dan, a group of teenagers with unusual powers, called "Eye Abilities."

has finished publishing and it has Chapters. It is also Known as: カゲロウデイズ, Kagerou Days, Heat-Haze Days

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