J-Novel Club Acquires Blade & Bastard Light Novel From DRECOM Media

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© Kumo Kagyu, so-bin/DRECOM Media

At its Anime NYC 2022 industry panel, J-Novel Club has announced the English license acquisition of DRECOM Media’s Blade & Bastard light novel, written by Kumo Kagyu (Goblin Slayer) and illustrated by so-bin (Overlord). The light novel will be published and released in Japan on December 9, 2022.  

Members of DRECOM Media were also introduced by J-Novel Club during its industry panel. They include Seiji Miyazaki (General Manager of Publishing & Film Production), Ryo Kawaguchi (General Manager of Business Planning Group), and Hiroyuki Tajima (General Manager of Business Development Group). 

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© Kumo Kagyu, so-bin/DRECOM Media

A special PV trailer for Blade & Bastard was also screened at the panel, with comments from Kagyu and so-bin. The digital publishing company will be simultaneously publishing the light novel as an eBook in English at the same time of the Japanese release.

Eager fans of this highly-anticipated light novel can look forward to reading part 1 on J-Novel Club later today as a special pre-release preview. 

Source: press release

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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