J-Novel Club has announced two new light novel license for their online service:
- The Unwanted Undead Adventurer
- Infinite Stratos
The Unwanted Undead Adventurer is written by Yu Okano and illustrated by Jaian. 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 Nozomanu Fushi no Boukensha, and is published by Overlap Novels. Two volumes of this have been released in Japan so far. It sounds like a swords and sorcery fighting monsters in a dungeon type of story. Updates for volume 1 will continue on J-Novel Club’s website and app, and the full ebook should release by end of April.
Synopsis: Rentt Faina, a twenty-five-year-old adventurer, has been hacking away at monsters for a decade. However, without much talent for the job, Rentt finds himself stuck hunting Slimes and Goblins for meager amounts of coin every day. Little does he know, all this is about to change when he comes across a seemingly undiscovered path in the Labyrinth of the Moon’s Reflection. What awaits him at the end of the path, however, is neither treasure nor riches, but a legendary dragon that wastes no time swallowing him whole! Waking up a short time later, Rentt finds himself not quite dead, but not very alive either— He is nothing more than a pile of bones! Armed with nothing but his trusty sword, tool belt, and ghoulish new looks, Rentt sets off on his quest as a newly reborn Skeleton to achieve Existential Evolution, hoping to one day return to civilization with a more human form. Will Rentt succeed, or will the labyrinth consume him for the rest of his un-death…?
Infinite Stratos is written by Izuru Yumizuru and illustrated by CHOCO. 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 published by Overlap Bunko (though it originally began under MF Bunko J). Eleven volumes of the mecha harem series have been released in Japan so far, with a twelfth currently in the works. Updates for volume 1 will continue on J-Novel Club’s website and app, and the full ebook should release by end of April. The series began in 2009, and there were two seasons of anime adapted for it: the first in 2011, and the second in 2013. It looks like a Blu-Ray is available for season one in English via Sentai Filmworks, as well as DVDs for both seasons.
Synopsis: In a world of technological progress, females are the only ones who can pilot the most advanced military unit in history—the Infinite Stratos (IS). With this power, women have seized complete control of all political, social, and economic ventures; leaving men to the fringes of society, made to tend to the whims of their now, female overlords. That is until Orimura Ichika, the sole male found to have IS piloting ability, is thrust into the spotlight, and enrolled at the prestigious IS Academy. Stuck in the middle of a female-dominated population, Ichika sets out to prove men still have a place in this world. Little did he know, he is just the thing these women have been looking for.