Cross Infinite World has announced two new light novel licenses:
- Akaoni: Contract with a Vampire — by Hiroro (with artwork by Mokoppe)
- I Became the Secretary of a Hero! — by Tsukasa Yamazaki (with artwork by Kiyu Kanae)
These stories are both Japanese web novels that are being given a similar treatment as Cross Infinite World’s other releases (My Favorite Song, The Violet Knight), meaning the stories are revised with new content in preparation for their English releases, and new artwork is commissioned to accompany the text. (Akaoni web novel link — Secretary of a Hero web novel link)
The first ebook for Akaoni is planned to release in July, and the first ebook for Secretary of a Hero will release some time this year.
Akaoni: Contract with a Vampire Synopsis:
Locked in the back of a minivan headed for who knows where, Azusa Saito realizes she has been kidnapped. Just when she thinks there’s no hope for escape, she is rescued by a man with glowing red eyes. Or is she? Her supposed rescuer forces her to live in a town of vampires. There she learns the story of her kidnapper, a red-eyed vampire charged with the bothersome role of guarding her from enemy covens and from escaping. He is the dreaded Akaoni, the only vampire all other vampires tremble in fear of. Oddly, he doesn’t scare her though.
What will happen between a powerful, ostracized vampire who never drank blood and a girl who is hunted for her blood? Will love blossom between them when enemies abound within and without the coven? Find out in this thrilling shoujo light novel series!
I Became the Secretary of a Hero! Synopsis:
Paralegal Aki Konishi returns to her apartment after work to find a tall, dark, and handsome man claiming her little sister is his bride…before leaping out the window with her in his arms! Aki pursues the kidnapper through a rift he opened in the fabric of reality in a desperate attempt to save her sister.
Along the way, Aki encounters a dashing hero, a manly mage, and a handsome priest who unwittingly drags her into their battle against the Dark Lord, but what can a normal office worker do to help a hero and his team? Become the hero’s secretary, of course! Will Aki ever be able to save her sister from the Dark Lord? Find out in this exciting new fantasy light novel with a secretary twist!
3 thoughts on “Cross Infinite World Licenses Akaoni, Secretary of a Hero”
That last one sounds so incredibly cheesy rofl. Still, I’ll gladly support the releases because it’s about time we start getting more shoujo light novels.
By the by, I went to Bookoff in Japan and their light novel selection is astounding. I sincerely hope more publishers branch out from what they’ve been localizing and grab stories that deserve to be read across the world.
Interesting. I’ve never read a web novel before. Do they make this in hard copy or Kindle as well?
There are no physical copies available for these, but you can find Kindle editions on Amazon.