J-Novel Club has announced that it has licensed eight new titles to its growing catalog on September 9, 2022. The new list of titles consist of six light novels and two manga series.
The company also announced that it will have an exhibitor hall booth and industry panel at AnimeNYC 2022, which will run from November 18-20.
In other news, J-Novel Club will also be releasing the first volume of Hajime Kanzaka’s Slayers novel series as an audiobook. It will be narrated by the original English dub voice actress of Lina Inverse, Lisa Ortiz, and will be released on November 15, 2022. Pre-orders for the audiobook will be made available at a later date.
Meanwhile, here are the full details about J-Novel Club’s other releases:
The first new release is Momo Futaba’s manga spinoff of the Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skill: Sui’s Great Adventure. Original writer Ren Eguchi is credited with the story while Masa is credited with the original character designs.
The manga series was first serialized in Overlap’s Comic Garod magazine on August 24, 2018. Eight tankoubon volumes have been released as of June 2022.
Up first is Momo Futaba’s “Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skill: Sui’s Great Adventure” (Manga)! "Campfire Cooking" is back with a spinoff starring the ever-popular baby of the group, Sui! It’s a brave new world out there for the newborn slime! 😆— J-Novel Club (@jnovelclub) September 10, 2022
Kevin Chen is translating the manga into English, Adam Fogle is the editor, and Pekka “Vodoka” Luhtala is the letterer.
The manga adaptation of Rebuild World is written by Kirihito Ayamura and illustrated by Nafuse, based on original character designs and art by Gin. The manga was first serialized in Dengeki Maoh magazine on July 26, 2019. Six tankoubon volumes of the series have been released so far.
Next up is “Rebuild World” (Manga) by Kirihito Ayamura! Akira is just another homeless kid in the slums. Hunting relics of a dead civilization is his only way out, but his first foray into the ruins threatens to end his brief life—until he meets a mysterious woman!— J-Novel Club (@jnovelclub) September 10, 2022
William Varteresian is the English translator, with NegativePrimes serving as editor and Vadim K as letterer.
A unique light novel featuring a protagonist being reincarnated as an apple will be released in English for the first time. Reincarnated as an Apple: This Forbidden Fruit Is Forever Unblemished! is a light novel series written by Gato with illustrations by Itsuki Mito. It was first published by HJ Novels on June 19, 2021.
Daisuke Furutsu gets hit by a truck only to find out his death was an accident. As an apology, God lets him draw Cards of Fate that are supposed to grant him powers in the next life. But everything changes when Daisuke pulls a “curse” card and gets reincarnated… as an apple? 🍎 pic.twitter.com/eqBny9vuMp— J-Novel Club (@jnovelclub) September 10, 2022
Piyo is serving as translator for the light novels while Danny Miles is the editor.
Another light novel series due for release is Peddler in Another World: I Can Go Back to My World Whenever I Want!. The series is written by Hiiro Shimotsuki and illustrated by Takashi Iwasaki. It was first published by HJ Novels on April 22, 2020.
Next up we have Hiiro Shimotsuki’s “Peddler in Another World: I Can Go Back to My World Whenever I Want!” When Shiro Amata discovers a closet that doubles as a doorway to another world, he decides to set up a business selling useful items from Japan to the locals! 💰— J-Novel Club (@jnovelclub) September 10, 2022
The English translator is Bérénice Vourdon and the editor is SMR.
An Introvert’s Hookup Hiccups: This Gyaru Is Head Over Heels for Me! is a romantic comedy light novel series written by Yuishi and illustrated by Kagachisaku. It was first published by HJ Bunko on December 1, 2021.
There's another playful light novel with Yuishi “An Introvert’s Hookup Hiccups: This Gyaru Is Head Over Heels for Me!”. When the gorgeous Nanami confesses to the introverted Yoshin, he knows it’s too good to be true. 😲— J-Novel Club (@jnovelclub) September 10, 2022
Satoko Kakihara is the English translator for the series and Stephanie Buck is the editor.
Making Magic: The Sweet Life of a Witch Who Knows an Infinite MP Loophole is a fantasy light novel series written by Aloha Zachou with illustrations by Tetubuta. The light novels were first published by GC Novels in 2019.
I’ve been reincarnated into a world of monster-filled dungeons. Thankfully, I’ve got Creation Magic up my sleeve, and I know just the trick to get all the MP I’ll ever need. It's "Making Magic: The Sweet Life of a Witch Who Knows an Infinite MP Loophole"!— J-Novel Club (@jnovelclub) September 10, 2022
Emily Hemphill is serving as the English translator for the series and Nicholas Rose is serving as editor.
The Invincible Little Lady is an isekai fantasy light novel series written by Chatsufusa and illustrated by fuumi. It was first published by GC Novels on August 30, 2017.
Mary Regalia is the reincarnation of a sickly girl whose dying wish was to be reborn with a body that will never succumb to anything, and now she just wants to live in peace… Too bad that’s easier said than done for "The Invincible Little Lady! 😆— J-Novel Club (@jnovelclub) September 10, 2022
The translator for the series is Roman Lempert and the editor is Zubonjin.
The Mythical Hero’s Otherworld Chronicles is a high fantasy isekai light novel series written by Tatematsuri and illustrated by Ruria Miyuki. The series was first published by Overlap Bunko from May 25, 2015 to October 25, 2019. 13 physical volumes have been released, with around 91 total chapters collected.
Lastly, we’re ready to welcome Tatematsuri’s “The Mythical Hero’s Otherworld Chronicles”. Unexpectedly summoned to the world of Aletia, Hiro Oguro soon discovers this isn’t his first visit. Long ago he was the Hero King Mars, ruler of battlefields and founder of empires! ⚔️ (1/2) pic.twitter.com/aMKpIrdgDv— J-Novel Club (@jnovelclub) September 10, 2022
James Whittaker is translating the series into English and Tess Nanavati is serving as the editor.
Source: J-Novel Club