のうりん Nōrin
Novel 1
Format Light Novel
Story Shirow Shiratori
Illustration Kippu
Publisher SB Creative
Imprint GA Bunko
Release Date August 15, 2011 – ongoing
No-Rin (のうりん Nōrin?) is a Japanese light novel series written by Shirow Shiratori and illustrated by Kippu, being serialized on SB Creative's GA Bunko by August 15, 2011.


When the national idol Yuka Kusakabe suddenly retired from the entertainment business, it shocked the world and it devastated teenager Kōsaku Hata. Kousaku was Yuka's biggest fan and her departure left him so depressed he could not bring himself to leave him room.

His classmates at the Tamo Agriculture School finally are able to get him to leave his room and attend his class, but to everyone's amazement, the idol Yuka suddenly arrives as a transfer student! Going by the name Ringo Kinoshita, no one knows why she is there, and Kousaku then realizes that he has the once in a lifetime opportunity to get to know his dream girl. Together with his group of friends, they will also try to find out why she is even at the Tamo Agriculture School!

List of VolumesEdit

Media MixesEdit

The direct manga adaptation illustrated by Maru Asakura and cooperated by Yoko Matsu'ura is being serialized on Square Enix's Young Gangan Comics starting from March 16, 2012. Another manga adaptation titled No-Rin Petit (のうりん プチ Nōrin Puchi?), which more focuses on the comedy, being serialized by Kotoji by August 24, 2013 on Square Enix's Big Gangan. The third manga adaptation which started on October 17, 2013 by Toshiko Machida being titled as No-Rin -Wild- (のうりん-野生- Nōrin-Yasei-?) on SB Creative's GA Bunko Magazine.

A drama CD adaptation was released by HOBiRECORDS on April 27, 2012.

An anime adaptation by Silver Link set to air by January 10, 2014 and has been licensed by Funimation for streaming on their site. The opening theme is I Will Meet You by the Secret Door by Yukari Tamura and the main insert song is Cordless☆Shy☆PHONE by Yuka Kusakabe (voiced by Tamura).

Light Novel DesignsEdit

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