J-Novel Club Licenses 5 New Light Novel Titles!

J-Novel Club Announces the Acquisition of Five New Light Novel Series! 

(SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – October 9, 2020) J-Novel Club LLC is excited to announce the acquisition of five new titles following their latest announcement livestream held on October 15, 2020, on Twitch. Three brand-new light novel series were announced to have digital launches immediately, with two other series debuting later in the year. 

Past trauma leads Shiraseki Kai to abandon the world of social game development. But as he runs away to start a new life, he meets Aoi Nanaka, who pulls him back in! Can Kai face his fears to create the ultimate social game?! The wonderful highschool slice-of-life series Our Crappy Social Game Club Is Gonna Make the Most Epic Game by Oriori Siki will be launching today on J-Novel Club with two parts to read. 

Misaki, who has found herself at a school for maids, has no interest in domestic service at all. So how did she end up with an exclusive contract to serve an elite young lady?! Nayo’s Girls Kingdom yuri light novel series will be joining the J-Novel Heart lineup today with two parts at launch! 

In Dungeon Busters, the world suddenly finds itself faced with 666 dungeons and 10 years to clear them all…or face total annihilation. Ezoe Kazuhiko seeks out companions in order to establish Dungeon Busters Inc, a company dedicated to clearing all the dungeons in the world! Find out what Ezoe Kazuhiko and his newfound companions do in the face of overwhelming despair when this action-packed, fan service-laden series by Toma Shinozaki debuts today with two parts to read on J-Novel Club! 

When a businessman’s life is cut short, he finds himself thrust into a wild fantasy world, reborn as a 15-year-old boy. In an attempt to make his way, he resolves to live out a quiet, carefree life as a young healer…but does fate have other plans for him? You can read Broccoli Lion’s The Great Cleric: White-Collar Survival in Another World later this year on J-Novel Club! 

From the author of The Magic in this Other World is Too Far Behind!, Gamei Hitsuji, comes another great fantasy series! Even when you are a failure in magic, you can still surpass your limits as the young boy Arcus Raytheft finds out in The Magician Who Rose From Failure: Tales of War and Magic. After being cast out of his family and stripped of his inheritance for his inept skills at magic, Arcus discovers that he possesses the memories of another life in a world where science prevails and magic belongs to the realm of fiction, and he resolves to find a way to break the laws of magic and Raytheft tradition. This series will be available to read from J-Novel Club’s catalog later this year! 

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, My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!, Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles, In Another World With My Smartphone, How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom, and many more! 

Announced New Series: 

Our Crappy Social Game Club Is Gonna Make the Most Epic Game English Cover

Our Crappy Social Game Club Is Gonna Make the Most Epic Game

by Oriori Siki with Illustrations by Azuri Hyuuga 

弱小ソシャゲ部の僕らが神ゲーを作るまで 

Chelsea Past trauma leads Shiraseki Kai to abandon the world of social game development, so he transfers to Maikun High School to start a new life. But on his first day he meets Aoi Nanaka, the president of a low-tier social game club, and finds out that the club is on the brink of disbanding—and is also populated by total weirdos! The programmer, Oushima Aya, is a crazed gacha addict, and the illustrator, Kuroba Eru, faints from the cuteness of her own drawings?! 

Kai joins the club, which gives them enough members to continue… or so they thought. The student council hands down an ultimatum: “Win a competition against another school or disband!” Now their management talents will really be put to the test. With the skills that he’s nurtured and his new set of friends, can Kai face his fears to create the ultimate social game?! 

Launching today with Parts 1 and 2! 


Girls Kingdom English Cover

Girls Kingdom

by Nayo with Illustrations by Shio Sakura 

ガールズキングダム 

All Misaki wanted was a free education. Instead, she accidentally lands an exclusive contract with the most prestigious girl in school… to serve as her personal maid! Misaki soon discovers that Amanotsuka Academy for Girls is no ordinary school—her classes are all about how to be a maid, too! Students who impress the school’s elite young ladies with their domestic service skills might be lucky enough to become a “Seraph,” guaranteeing them a job with an upper-class household after they graduate. 

But Misaki doesn’t want to be a maid; she just wants to study hard, go to college, and work for a good company. So why did Himeko make her into her Seraph out of nowhere? What kind of rich girl hires a maid who wants nothing to do with the job?! If she wants to get through high school, Misaki has a lot to get used to! 

A J-Novel Heart title launching today with Parts 1 and 2! 


Dungeon Busters English Cover

Dungeon Busters

by Toma Shinozaki with Illustrations by SenriGAN 

ダンジョン・バスターズ 

Clear all the dungeons! There are 666 of them and 10 years to do it. If not, the only thing that awaits…is total annihilation. 

Ezoe Kazuhiko suddenly finds a mysterious underground space in his yard. When he steps into what turns out to be the very first dungeon in this world, he ends up activating the Dungeon System and learns from the mysterious beauty who appears to him, Akane, that the world is doomed to destruction if the 666 total dungeons that will be appearing in this world are not all cleared within 10 years. 

As countries begin taking measures in response to the dungeons appearing all over the world, Ezoe seeks out companions together with whom he establishes Dungeon Busters Inc., a company dedicated to clearing all the dungeons in the world! 

The curtains rise on this dungeon-delving epic with overwhelming realism! 

Launching today with Parts 1 and 2!


The Great Cleric: White-Collar Survival in Another World Japanese Cover

The Great Cleric: White-Collar Survival in Another World

by Broccoli Lion with Illustrations by sime 

聖者無双~サラリーマン、異世界で生き残るために歩む道 

One moment, a certain salaryman is on cloud nine, that promotion finally within his grasp, and the next, he’s keeled over pain, and that was all she wrote. 

Luckily for him, fate had a bit more to say. A world of magic, monsters, and other such life-shortening entities await his newly-reincarnated self for a second shot at life. With nothing but his past-life experiences and sharp business skills to guide him in the foreign lands of Galdardia, he takes up the name Luciel and vows that his (next) demise will be from naught but old age. And what better way to avoid a(nother) gruesome death, than by taking up a nice, cushy job as a healer? But getting by in another world doesn’t come easy, or cheap. 

It’ll take a lot of blood, sweat, and tears to hone the skills he needs to make his way. But make it he will…or die (again) trying! 

Launching later in 2020! English cover coming soon! 


The Magician Who Rose From Failure: Tales of War and Magic  Japanese Cover

The Magician Who Rose From Failure: Tales of War and Magic

by Gamei Hitsuji with Illustrations by Saika Fushimi 

失格から始める成り上がり魔導師道!~呪文開発ときどき戦記~ 

The Raythefts are an old, minor noble house defined by magical talent and martial service. When six-year-old Arcus Raytheft, firstborn son to the family, proves disappointingly inept at magic, he is stripped of his inheritance and written off by his parents. His adoptive sister Lecia still adores him, but as the new heir, she is forbidden to interact with anyone who might drag her down. 

But when one inheritance is lost, fate arranges another: Arcus remembers another life, in a world where science prevails and magic belongs to the realm of fiction. Suddenly endowed with the life experience of a grown man and pressed to find a purpose as his family turns against him, Arcus resolves to find a way to break the laws of magic and Raytheft tradition over his knee! 

Launching later in 2020! English cover coming soon! 

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. 

Above text is of the official J-Novel Club Press Release


A little more about the titles announced today.

Our Crappy Social Game Club Is Gonna Make the Most Epic Game

There are currently 2 volumes released in Japan.

It began publication December, 2019. The second volume came out in June, 2020.

This is the Oriori Siki’s only work listed on Amazon.co.jp.

The artist, Azuri Hyuuga, has a few titles listed, but nothing that is currently released in English. While there is some work back in 2015-16, the bulk of their listed work appears to be newer titles released late 2019 and into 2020.


Girls Kingdom

A little confused about this one. There is a series by the name Girls Kingdom listed on Amazon.co.jp with the same author, but the artwork is different. Assuming it’s the same series, there are currently 8 volumes.

It’s from the same publisher as A Lily Blooms in Another World and I’m in Love With the Villainess.

Speaking of A Lily Blooms, it’s the same artist.


Dungeon Busters

This is a brand new series! There’s only 1 volume out in Japan and it just released in June 2020.

It’s listed as the only work by the author on Amazon.co.jp. There are also no other listings for the artist on Amazon.co.jp.


The Great Cleric: White-Collar Survival in Another World

There are currently 7 volumes released in Japan. The series began publication August, 2016.

The author has another series, Saga Forest, with 3 volumes.

The artist, Sime, was also the cover artist for Kobold King.

The series also has a manga adaptation.


The Magician Who Rose From Failure: Tales of War and Magic

The series currently has 2 volumes released in Japan. It began publication August, 2019.

As the J-Novel Club press release stated, this is the same author as The Magic in This Other World is Too Far Behind.

The artist has no other credits on Amazon.co.jp.

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