J-Novel Club Announces New Light Novel and Manga Licenses

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J-Novel Club Announces the Acquisition of Thirteen New Series at Anime Expo Lite! 

Nine new light novel series and four new manga series are coming to J-Novel Club! 

(SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – July 3, 2020) – J-Novel Club LLC is excited to announce the acquisition of thirteen new titles following their latest announcement livestream held on July 3, 2020, at Anime Expo Lite. Eight brand-new light novel series and three new manga series were announced to have digital launches the same day with parts of Volume 1 being available to J-Novel Club Members. One light novel title will be launching at a later date. In addition, several of these series are under the J-Novel Heart shoujo label. A free preview of all of these brand-new additions will be available for everyone to enjoy. 

J-Novel Club Membership is only $4.50 a month for an annual membership and gives you a new chapter a week from more than 50 ongoing series, including Invaders of the Rokujouma!?, Ascendance of a Bookworm, Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest, Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash, Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles, In Another World With My Smartphone, How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom, and many more! 

Announced Title List: 

The Bloodline

The Bloodline by Taketeru Sunamori with illustrations by hakus 

ブラッドライン 

After the fall of civilization, a hierarchical society was born where blood determines everything. The rich steal both the blood and lifespans of the poor, rejoicing in their now-eternal lives. 

Nagi is a commoner fated to die, while Saya is royalty, gifted with eternal youth. When fate brings their unlikely paths together, their innocent love set the gears in motion to tear down the walls of a society built upon tremendous inequality and racial discrimination. 

Publishing first on J-Novel Club! 


Slayers Volume 1 Cover

Slayers by Hajime Kanzaka with illustrations by Rui Araizumi 

スレイヤーズ 

Beautiful and brilliant sorcerer girls just can’t have nice things, huh? All I wanted to do was swipe a little bit of bandit treasure. Now suddenly I’m being chased around by icky trolls, nasty demons, mean mummies, and brooding golem bad boys. And for what? A tiny little artifact that can bring about the end of the world? Hah! I’ll show them there’s a reason you don’t cross Lina Inverse… 

Part 1 of Volume 1 now available to read on J-Novel Club! 


I Love Yuri and I Got Bodyswapped with a Fujoshi! (Manga)

I Love Yuri and I Got Bodyswapped with a Fujoshi! (Manga) by Ajiichi 

ハーシェリク 転生王子の英雄譚 

Meet Reiji Yoshida: a yuri otaku that loves yuri more than anything else in the world. All he wants is to enjoy his hobby in peace, but trouble ensues when he crosses paths with Mitsuru Hoshina, a fujoshi who is obsessed with boys’ love. Hijinks ensue, and a vengeful ghost residing in their school’s manga club swaps their bodies! 

Polar opposites in both personalities and hobbies clash in this exciting first volume—follow the adventures of their comedic body swap experiences! 

Chapter 1 of Volume 1 Now Available to Read on J-Novel Club! 


My Instant Death Ability is So Overpowered, No One in This Other World Stands a Chance Against Me! Cover

My Instant Death Ability is So Overpowered, No One in This Other World Stands a Chance Against Me! by Tsuyoshi Fujitaka with illustrations by Chisato Naruse 

即死チートが最強すぎて、異世界のやつらがまるで相手にならないんですが。 

Awaking to absolute chaos and carnage while on a school trip, Yogiri Takatou discovers that everyone in his class has been transported to another world! He had somehow managed to sleep through the entire ordeal himself, missing out on the Gift — powers bestowed upon the others by a mysterious Sage who appeared to transport them. Even worse, he and another classmate were ruthlessly abandoned by their friends, left as bait to distract a nearby dragon. Although not terribly bothered by the thought of dying, he reluctantly decides to protect his lone companion. After all, a lowly Level 1000 monster doesn’t stand a chance against his secret power to invoke Instant Death with a single thought! If he can stay awake long enough to bother using it, that is… 

Parts 1 and 2 of Volume 1 now available to read on J-Novel Club! 


WATARU!!! The Hot-Blooded Fighting Teen & His Epic Adventures in a Fantasy World After Stopping a Truck with His Bare Hands!

WATARU!!! The Hot-Blooded Fighting Teen & His Epic Adventures in a Fantasy World After Stopping a Truck with His Bare Hands!! by Simotti with illustrations by RELUCY 

トラック受け止め異世界転生ッ!熱血武闘派高校生ワタルッッ!! 

It’s a wonderful day for Wataru Ito, high school student, master martial artist, honorable and humble teenager, and all-around awesome guy. During his daily run to school he happened to get hit by a large truck barreling around a corner. 

Not that this is the kind of event that would be the end of the likes of Wataru, of course, but when a truck runs into you, you get sent to another world. That’s just the way things are sometimes. Still, Wataru’s not about to take this kind of thing lying down! The first thing he sets out to do is find who’s the toughest hombre in this land and go up against the greatest challenges this new world has to offer! 

Oh, and the greatest fighter in this place also happens to be the Demon Lord who is kidnapping people all across the kingdom in an attempt to wipe out humanity? Even better! Wataru’s main interest is in facing a tough battle; saving the world in the process is just icing on the cake! 

Parts 1 and 2 of Volume 1 now available to read on J-Novel Club! 


Record of Wortenia War (Manga)

Record of Wortenia War (Manga) by Yukari Yagi with Scripting and Layouts by Fumi Arawi 

Original Novel by Ryota Hori and Original Character Design by bob 

ウォルテニア戦記 

Ryoma Mikoshiba, an ordinary high-schooler adept at martial arts, one day finds himself summoned to another world. The ones who summoned him, the O’ltormea Empire, cite the fact that ‘when those summoned kill another living being, they can absorb a fraction of their strength and make it their own’ as their reason. But upon learning the empire uses those they summon to strengthen themselves by foul means, Ryoma is consumed by hatred and slays an important member of the O’ltormean court. 

Attempting to escape the Empire’s borders while keeping his identity a secret, he is accosted by two twin sisters— one golden-haired, the other silver-haired— in a meeting that sets the gears of fate in motion. The curtain rises on a record of the wars of a young supreme ruler in this other world fantasy! 

Chapter 1 of Volume 1 now available to read on J-Novel Club! 


A Lily Blooms in Another World

A Lily Blooms in Another World by Ameko Kaeruda with illustrations by Shio Sakura 

異世界に咲くは百合の花 

Miyako Florence isn’t sad when her fiancée breaks off their engagement after two years. It’s all according to plan! Whisked to the world of her favorite otome game, Miyako frees herself from a dull noble to pursue her true soulmate: the game’s villainess Fuuka Hamilton. Proud Fuuka only has eyes for their mutual ex-fiancée! Miyako confesses her love to Fuuka and proposes that they run away together. 

Fuuka agrees on one condition: Miyako must make her say “I’m happy” in 14 days. With conniving nobles, strange diseases, and magical rituals pulling them apart, can Miyako win the villainess’s heart? A tentative bud blossoms in this twisting romance from the author of Sexiled: My Sexist Party Leader Kicked Me Out, So I Teamed Up With a Mythical Sorceress! 

A J-Novel Heart title! Part 1 of Volume 1 now available to read on J-Novel Club! 


Mapping: The Trash-Tier Skill That Got Me Into a Top-Tier Party

Mapping: The Trash-Tier Skill That Got Me Into a Top-Tier Party by Udon Kamono with Illustrations by Hitomi Shizuki 

外れスキル【地図化(マッピング)】を手にした少年は最強パーティーとダンジョンに挑む 

Note Athlon was really looking forward to becoming an adventurer with his best friend (and crush) Miya. That is, until he drew Mapping—a rare skill with practically no purpose. In other words, it’s trash. This kicks off a vicious spiral for Note, who plummets further and further into the depths of self-loathing despair when Miya leaves him. He now spends his days drinking away his earnings, wondering how things might have been different if only he’d pulled a better skill… 

But little does he know his trash-tier skill is about to score him an invite to a top-tier adventuring party! Note’s now determined to find his way through life—and a dungeon!—in order to make something of himself. 

Parts 1 and 2 of Volume 1 now available to read on J-Novel Club! 

Mapping: The Trash-Tier Skill That Got Me Into a Top-Tier Party (Manga)

Mapping: The Trash-Tier Skill That Got Me Into a Top-Tier Party (Manga) by Savan 

Original Novel by Udon Kamono and Original Character Design by Hitomi Shizuki 

外れスキル【地図化(マッピング)】を手にした少年は最強パーティーとダンジョンに挑む 

The manga adaptation of Mapping: The Trash-Tier Skill That Got Me Into a Top-Tier Party

Chapter 1 of Volume 1 now available to read on J-Novel Club! 


The Sorcerer’s Receptionist

The Sorcerer’s Receptionist by Mako with illustrations by Maro 

魔法世界の受付嬢になりたいです 

In a world of everyday magic, Nanalie has always dreamed of becoming a receptionist at the prestigious Sorcerer’s Guild. To achieve her goal, she needs to attend a magic school full of princes and the daughters of nobles. Determined to prove that a commoner can be the number one student, she must compete with Rockmann, the son of a duke. When she graduates, she lands her dream job and they go their separate ways. 

Nanalie enjoys spending each day alongside her familiar Lala and her kind co-workers, but it seems that fate won’t let her escape her entanglement with Rockmann that easily… 

A J-Novel Heart title! Parts 1 and 2 of Volume 1 now available to read on J-Novel Club! 


Black Summoner Cover

Black Summoner by Doufu Mayoi with illustrations by Kurogin (DIGS) 

黒の召喚士 

Waking up in a strange new place with no memory of his past life, Kelvin learns that he’s bartered away those very memories in exchange for powerful new abilities during his recent transmigration. Heading out into a whole new world as a Summoner — with his first Follower being the very goddess who brought him over! — Kelvin begins his new life as an adventurer, and it isn’t long before he discovers his hidden disposition as a battle junkie. 

From the Black Knight of the Ancient Castle of Evil Spirits to the demon within the Hidden Cave of the Sage, he revels in the fight against one formidable foe after another. Join this OP adventurer in an exhilarating and epic saga as he and his allies carve their way into the annals of history! 

Parts 1 and 2 of Volume 1 now available to read on J-Novel Club! 

Black Summoner (Manga) Cover

Black Summoner (Manga) by Gin Ammo 

Original Novel by Doufu Mayoi with Original Character Design by Kurogin (DIGS) 

黒の召喚士 

The manga adaptation of Black Summoner

Chapter 1 of Volume 1 now available to read on J-Novel Club! 


Holmes of Kyoto Cover

Holmes of Kyoto by Mai Mochizuki 

京都寺町三条のホームズ 

Half a year after moving to Kyoto, high school girl Aoi Mashiro brings her late grandfather’s old scrolls to Kura, an antique store nestled in Kyoto’s Teramachi-Sanjo shopping arcade, for an appraisal. One thing leads to another, and she winds up working there part-time. The manager’s son, Kiyotaka Yagashira—nicknamed the “Holmes of Kyoto”—is uncannily perceptive, and together, they solve strange cases relating to the antiques brought to them by clients. 

A J-Novel Heart title! Parts 1 and 2 of Volume 1 now available to read on J-Novel Club! 


ABOUT J-NOVEL CLUB 

J-Novel Club is a digital publishing company started by translators and fans like you! By focusing on digital releases and providing a membership service to let people read our books as they are being translated, our goal is to build a growing community of light novel and manga readers so that more and more releases can be officially licensed and translated. J-Novel Club has published over 450 volumes of light novels and manga in 3 years. 

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