Seven Seas announced today that they had licensed the light novel series
Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs
The series is written by by Yomu Mishima with artwork by Monda. It began publication May 30, 2018. There are currently 5 volumes available in Japan. There’s also a manga adaptation of the series which is currently unlicensed for English release. In the latest edition of Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi, this title placed 8th on the Tankobon list.
Office worker Leon is reincarnated into a particularly punishing dating sim video game, where women reign supreme and only beautiful men have a seat at the table. But Leon has a secret weapon: he remembers everything from his past life, which includes a complete playthrough of the very game in which he is now trapped. Watch Leon spark a revolution to change this new world in order to fulfill his ultimate desire…of living a quiet, easy life in the countryside!
Seven Seas has set February 9, 2021 as the release date for the paperback. Expect an advance eBook release before that, as Seven Seas has adopted that as a pretty standard practice for their light novels.
Seven Seas has promised to announce more licenses tomorrow, Friday April 24th. Given that the past two days have had some light novels, expect we might get at least another 1 or 2 announced tomorrow!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Justus R. Stone has been running a light novel dedicated YouTube channel since 2014. He’s also the founder of the Light Novel Podcast, one of the first English language podcasts dedicated to Light Novels. In addition to his love of Japanese light novels, he is also the author of his own light novel-inspired series, The Bleeding Worlds.