J-Novel Club Announces License Acquisition of Two New Light Novel Series

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© Matsue Fukuyama, Genyaky

J-Novel Club announced on their Twitter account that it has licensed two new light novel series for its digital catalog: The Greatest Magician’s Ultimate Quest: I Woke from a 300 Year Slumber to a World of Disappointment and Moon Blossom Asura: The Ruthless Reincarnated Mercenary Forms the Ultimate Army

The digital publisher also announced that they will simultaneously release the second volume of BLADE AND BASTARD on the same date as the Japanese release of the book on June 9, 2023.

Here are the full details of J-Novel Club’s newest licenses: 


The Greatest Magician’s Ultimate Quest: I Woke from a 300 Year Slumber to a World of Disappointment

the greatest magicians ultimate quest japanese light novel volume one cover
© Matsue Fukuyama, Genyaky

Story: Matsue Fukuyama

Illustrations: Genyaky

The light novel series will be launched on J-Novel Club on June 9, 2023, starting with Parts One and Two of Volume One. 

J-Novel Club describes the synopsis of the light novels as: 

After a cruel and calculated reign, Kai Lekius, the Sanguinary King, brought stability and peace to his once fragmented land. Thus began his deathlike slumber as he awaited the rise of magic, leaving the rest in the capable hands of his brother. Three hundred years later, he wakes as a True Blood, an immortal vampire of immense power. However, even after all that time, magic hasn’t progressed at all! A nobility system, which he has no recollection of establishing, tyrannizes the weak and weary of the new world. Though it displeases him greatly, Kai must once again postpone his studies and save his people once and for all!

Moon Blossom Asura: The Ruthless Reincarnated Mercenary Forms the Ultimate Army 

moon blossom asura japanese light novel volume one cover
© Sou Hazuki, Mizutamemori

Story: Sou Hazuki 

Illustrations: Mizutamemori

The light novels will be launched on J-Novel Club on June 9, 2023, starting with Parts One and Two of Volume One. 

BLADE & BASTARD: Wireframe Dungeon & Dragon with Red DeadVolume Two

blade and bastard light novel volume two japanese cover
© Kumo Kagyuu, so-bin

Story: Kumo Kagyuu 

Illustrations: so-bin

The second volume of BLADE & BASTARD is a special release that will have the eBook available in English on June 9, 2023, right on the same date of the eBook’s release in Japan. Part One and Two of the light novel’s first volume is also available. The light novel series was first published by DRE Novels on December 9, 2022. 

J-Novel Club describes the synopsis of BLADE & BASTARD as: 

Scorch marks blacken the wireframe dungeon, and the smell of burnt meat hangs in the air. Iarumas’s party stumbles upon a corpse, more charcoal than flesh, and Raraja insists on dragging it out.

Murmur—Chant—Pray—Invoke. A large-framed girl named Berkanan gulps the fresh air of her second chance at life. Her confidence is low and her skills as a fledgling mage are inadequate, but despite all that, she has a serious goal—kill the red dragon that burned her party alive. This dragon, an interloper from the lower levels of the dungeon, has become so notorious that even the most seasoned parties refuse to engage. Even so, Garbage and Raraja agree to aid Berkanan, and Iarumas lends his support.

The chances of failure are high, but in the dungeon, immolation is not a permanent end…as long as someone is willing to pay. Can Iarumas’s party douse the flames of the dragon, or will they all succumb to a menacing red death?


Source: press release

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