One Peace Books will release the first volume of the light novel series Mikagura School Suite in English on August 29th. The first book is titled “Stride after School.”
Eruna Ichinomiya is preparing to enter high school, but there’s just one problem―none of the schools interest her! The uniforms are all too boring, until she discovers Mikagura Academy. After Eruna miraculously passes the entrance exam, she discovers that Mikagura Academy isn’t a typical school. Mikagura Academy only allows students to form culture-themed school clubs, participation in those clubs is compulsory, and there is a battle system where students must compete with each other as representatives of their clubs. Now Eruna must discover her own power and win her first battle!
Mikagura School Suite (AKA Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku) is a completed series in Japan, its eight volumes released from July 2013 to August 2016. The story received a 12-episode anime adaptation in spring 2015, the DVD/Blu-ray of which was released in English last September. The original source for the story is a set of Vocaloid songs by Last Note, who also wrote the novels. (A similar example of this is the Kagerou Daze series, which was written by Jin, the creator of the Vocaloid songs for the Kagerou Project.) The illustrator for the Mikagura novels is Akina, who was also the illustrator for the Mikagura music videos.
One Peace Books will also release a manga adaptation for the series. Among light novel fans, this distributor is best-known for its releases of The Rising of the Shield Hero, which currently has six volumes out in English.
5 thoughts on “Mikagura School Suite Licensed by One Peace Books”
Wow, they finally are licensing something different. Definitely going to pick this up ^^
It certainly surprised me. This summer will have some nice variety actually for new LNs, with titles like Your Name, Sound Euphonium, Disappearance of Hatsune Miku, and Magical Girl Raising Project.
Same. I wonder if we’ll be getting Violetevergarden? I saw a pretty scathing review on Amazon for Your Name the LN. Hope it’s not half as bad as he thought, despite his pretty fair review.
What LN’s are you looking forward to the most this year/what do you want to see get licensed in the future?
I’m interested in Violet Evergarden, but there’s no knowing if it will be licensed. Speaking of critical reviews though, Kastel actually dove into that one recently here (https://mimidoshima.wordpress.com/2017/03/11/nier-automata-review/). On the other hand, Kyoto Animation certainly seemed to like it, so there’s that.
I’m probably looking forward to Your Name the most. I loved the film, so I’m anxious to read the book (and spinoff).
There are loads of LNs I’d like to see licensed. Many of them I’ll see at the Japanese bookstore and think they look interesting, and nobody has posted a thing about them in English anywhere online. There’s a great big ocean of titles, and very few English-speakers that are talking about them. Makes me wish I could learn Japanese more quickly!
Oh his article was fantastic. Followed and binge read his stuff since he posted that on twitter haha
Haha well you can only keep reading! ^^ You got this, Cho! Maybe you should make a post about how you improved your Japanese with LNs or show how you go about reading one. Do you translate as you read in your head?