At its Anime Expo 2022 industry panel, J-Novel Club has announced that it has released 11 new light novel and manga titles on its digital publishing service, as of July 1, 2022. More chapters for each series will be updated in the coming weeks on their website.
The company also announced that it will release seven more light novel titles from the defunct Sol Press on its website at an unspecified later date. They include:
- • Why Shouldn’t a Detestable Demon Lord Fall in Love?! (story by Nuko Nekomata, art by teffish)
- • Redefining the META at VRMMO Academy (story by Hayaken, art by Hika Akita)
- • Battle Divas (story by Kouka Kishine, art by Ao Nekonabe)
- • Strongest Gamer – Let’s Play in Another World (story by Shinobu Yuki, art by Itsuwa Katou)
- • I Surrendered My Sword for a New Life as a Mage (story by Shin Kouzuki, art by necomi)
- • Let This Grieving Soul Retire! (story by Tsukikage, art by Chiiko)
- • The GM Has Logged Into Another World (story by Akatsuki, art by Merontomari and yuui)
Here are the full details about their new light novel releases:
Their first new release is Ryuu Nakajima’s Re:RE — Reincarnator Executioner, which will have the first two parts of volume one available on their website. The light novels were first published in 2021 by Overlap Bunko with two total volumes released. Nakajima is the writer for the series while Nokito provides illustrations.
Up first is Ryuu Nakajima’s "Re:RE — Reincarnator Executioner"! As sinister, body-snatching Reincarnators from another world sweep across the land, wandering warrior Dill Steel-Link faces unimaginable odds as he fights to recover his daughter’s body from the invaders. pic.twitter.com/zrNuiydd5V— J-Novel Club (@jnovelclub) July 1, 2022
Re:RE — Reincarnator Executioner is being translated by Joshua Douglass-Molloy and edited by Sarah Tilson.
The romantic comedy villainess series Formerly, the Fallen Daughter of the Duke is written by Ichibu Saki and illustrated by Nemusuke. Saki first published the light novels on December 10, 2020 under the MAG Garden Novels imprint. Three physical volumes have been published in total so far.
Some fairy tales are too good to be true—literally! Claire is knocked off her pedestal when she’s disowned, loses her fiancé to her sister, and…discovers she’s a video game character? But nothing will stop her from unlocking her own good ending! pic.twitter.com/Tkskf4zq0F— J-Novel Club (@jnovelclub) July 1, 2022
Andrew Schubauer is translating the light novel series into English. Casey Pritt is editing the light novels.
Yuri Tama: From Third Wheel to Trifecta is a yuri romantic comedy light novel series written by toshizou and illustrated by Kuro Shina. The series was first published on November 25, 2021 under the Overlap Bunko imprint, with two volumes released as of July 2022.
It’s time for some yuri romantic-comedy fun with "Yuri Tama: From Third Wheel to Trifecta" by toshizou! Yotsuba always knew that her friends Yuna and Rinka were made for each other…until one day they both ask her out! And she says yes to them both on impulse! pic.twitter.com/go9BGJBca5— J-Novel Club (@jnovelclub) July 1, 2022
Tristan K. Hill is the translator for Yuri Tama: From Third Wheel to Trifecta and Alexandra Fresch serves as editor.
The first two parts of Yashiro-kun’s Guide to Going Solo’s first volume is now available to read on J-Novel Club’s website. The series is written by Dojyomaru and illustrated by Kou Kusaka. It was first published by Overlap Bunko in 2021 with a single volume released so far.
A lone wolf could learn some new tricks from social butterflies! Loner Shigeaki Yashiro’s solitary days disappear when the social Kanon Hanamizawa asks to learn how to have fun on her own. pic.twitter.com/o1PjNAscDu— J-Novel Club (@jnovelclub) July 1, 2022
The light novel is being translated by Andria Cheng-McKnight and edited by Austin Conrad.
The Conqueror from a Dying Kingdom is an epic fantasy light novel series written by Fudeorca and illustrated by toi8. It was first published in 2020 by Overlap Novels, with five volumes published in total. The first three parts of volume one can now be read on the website.
The Conqueror from a Dying Kingdom's reincarnated protagonist Yuri wants nothing more than a peaceful life of raising birds with his loving family. But as distant wars grow closer and politics ensnare him, it seems that fate may have chosen him for a greater role. pic.twitter.com/mzxqzbLoqB— J-Novel Club (@jnovelclub) July 1, 2022
Shaun Cook is translating the light novels into English and Maral RahmanPour is in charge of editing,
Another light novel series J-Novel Club has released is the Backstabbed in a Backwater Dungeon: My Trusted Companions Tried to Kill Me, But Thanks to the Gift of an Unlimited Gacha I Got LVL 9999 Friends and Am Out For Revenge on My Former Party Members and the World. The light novels are written by Meikyou Shisui and illustrated by tef. It was first published in 2021 by HJ Novels, with four physical volumes released in total.
Left for dead in the Abyss—the realm’s most notorious dungeon—Light discovers his Gift of the Unlimited Gacha can summon Level 9999 warriors! Three years and an army of overpowered allies later, he’s ready to take revenge on all who betrayed him! pic.twitter.com/cEvhP1OBR4— J-Novel Club (@jnovelclub) July 1, 2022
Gad Onyeneho is the English translator for the series while SMR handles the editing,
Death’s Daughter and the Ebony Blade is a fantasy light novel series written by Maito Ayamine and illustrated by Cierra. It was first published by Overlap Bunko on July 25, 2018 with five total volumes released so far.
How would you turn out if you were raised by a death god? The young Olivia sets off on a journey in search of the death god who raised her when it vanishes without warning. pic.twitter.com/Jy8jrwWX1Y— J-Novel Club (@jnovelclub) July 1, 2022
The series is translated into English by Sylvia Gallagher and edited by Kea Zertuche.
Seventh is an action fantasy light novel series written by Yomu Mishima and illustrated by Tomozo. The series was first published on December 28, 2015 under the Hero Bunko imprint. The light novels most recently concluded in 2020 with 10 total volumes released.
After Lyell Walt loses in a duel with his younger sister, his parents disown him. But then, a mysterious old man appears and gives Lyell a necklace with special properties. Item in hand, Lyell sets out from his family’s estate to prove himself. pic.twitter.com/IYd02bIYuT— J-Novel Club (@jnovelclub) July 1, 2022
Alyssa Niioka is translating the light novels into English and Suzanne Seals is in charge of the editing.
Dungeon Dive: Aim for the Deepest Level is an RPG-style fantasy light novel series written by Tarisa Warinai and illustrated by Saki. The light novels were first published by Overlap Bunko on July 24, 2014. Around 13 total physical volumes have been published in total so far.
Are you ready to dive head-first into the long-running series "DUNGEON DIVE: Aim for the Deepest Level"? An ordinary kid finds himself in an RPG-style fantasy world and resolves to do whatever it takes to conquer the heart of the Dungeon and get back home to his little sister. pic.twitter.com/StpoykQky9— J-Novel Club (@jnovelclub) July 1, 2022
Giuseppe Di Martino is translating the series into English while Tess Nanavati is handling the editing work.
Fans of Full Metal Panic! can enjoy reading some extra content from the series, with the English release of the Full Metal Panic! Short Stories light novel collection. The short stories are written by Shouji Gatoh and illustrated by Shikidouji. It was first published by Fujimi Fantasia Bunko from May 30, 1998 to January 20, 2010. Nine volumes collecting 51 total chapters have been released.
All "Full Metal Panic!" fans will want to listen to our final new light novel license for the event! J-Novel Club is ecstatic to be translating the "Full Metal Panic! Short Stories" series of light novels! pic.twitter.com/MwKzCU9Iul— J-Novel Club (@jnovelclub) July 1, 2022
Elizabeth Ellis is translating the short stories while Dana Allen is in charge of editing. The main Full Metal Panic light novel series can also be read from J-Novel Club’s digital library.
One last title J-Novel Club has released on their website is the manga adaptation of Kenichi’s Isekai Tensei: Recruited to Another World light novels. Shibanobancha is handling the artwork on the manga series, based off of original light novel illustrator Nem’s character designs. The manga was first serialized in MAGCOMI magazine on August 25, 2018. Four tankoubon volumes have been published in total so far.
Tenma Otori wakes up at his own funeral, but gets a second chance at life when a god makes him an offer: cheat abilities in exchange for saving the god’s dying world! "Isekai Tensei: Recruited to Another World" is brought to life in manga by Bancha Shibano’s charming artwork. pic.twitter.com/J4779imfBn— J-Novel Club (@jnovelclub) July 1, 2022
Andria Cheng-McKnight is translating the manga into English. She also translates the original light novels. Momo is editing the manga and Giuseppe Anteppe Fusco is handling the lettering.
Source: J-Novel Club