New J-Novel Club Title: Me, A Genius?

Me, A Genius?

J-Novel Club has announced a new light novel license for their online service: Me, a Genius? I Was Reborn into Another World and I Think They’ve Got the Wrong Idea!, written by Nyun and illustrated by Sakana. A free sample is up for everyone to read, while the first four parts of volume 1 are all available for J-Novel Club members. In Japan the series is known as Isekai ni Tensei Shitandakedo Ore, Tensaitte Kanchigai Saretenai?, and is published by Overlap Bunko. Three volumes of this have been released in Japan, and it sounds like that might be it for the series. Judging by the tone and content of this story, it seems comparable to J-Novel Club series such as My Big Sister Lives in a Fantasy World and How Not to Summon a Demon Lord.

Volume 1

Synopsis: Kouki has found himself reborn, together with many of his past-life memories, in an alternate version of Japan. “There are no magic or elves?! Then what’s the point of being reborn in another world?” It seems a little disappointing at first, but somehow his childhood sketches inspire his mother to develop a revolutionary new theory that changes the world forever. This sets into motion a series of misunderstandings that has everyone believing that Kouki is the real genius behind all of the incredible new technology that his mother is rapidly developing. As a result of his apparent genius, Kouki is forced to give up on his peaceful school life to attend the International Science and Technology Academy, where he meets a beautiful Canadian girl called Alice Alford, a robotics engineer named Shingo Saitou, and an expert on space exploration named Megumi Aikawa. Surely, he can’t still continue being mistaken for a genius while surrounded by these real geniuses?! Every time Kouki uses his knowledge from his past life, it causes a new misunderstanding, and his ordinary life is gradually turning into an extraordinary life. Kouki can’t help but go from one misunderstanding to another in this insane sci-fi comedy!

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