J-Novel Club Announces the Acquisition of Six New Titles at April 2021 Livestream!

J-Novel Club Announces the Acquisition of Six New Light Novel Titles and 2 New Manga Titles at April 2021 Livestream!

J-Novel Club LLC is ecstatic to announce the acquisition of multiple new titles following their latest announcement livestream held on April 2, 2021, on Twitch. The light novel titles will have a digital launch immediately with the two manga series coming soon to the J-Novel Club website.

Let’s start off our new series announcements with one question: What would you do if you were reincarnated as the antagonist of your favorite anime? Slowe gets a rude awakening as he realizes he’s as the so-called “Piggy Duke,” that antagonist whom everyone looks down upon with scorn! The obvious answer to the previous question then, then, is to get through all your tough situation using your in-depth knowledge of the anime and unparalleled powers as a master of all elements. Will he be able to turn his fortune around enough to confess to his one true love, Charlotte, his retainer? Read all about Slowe’s misfortunes and adventures when Rhythm Aida’s Reincarnated as the Piggy Duke: This Time I’m Gonna Tell Her How I Feel! launches with parts 1 and 2 of volume 1 later today!

A reverse isekai romantic comedy? Sign us up! Kunugi Kou was once a hero in another world, but now he’s just an extra in his best friend’s romantic comedy— that is, until a chance encounter with the protagonist’s sister propels Kou the spotlight! Despite all this attention, Kou simply wants to remain the ultimate wingman extra to his friend and is adamant that The Sidekick Never Gets the Girl, Let Alone the Protag’s Sister! This hilarious series by Toshizo will be available to read today with parts 1 and 2 of volume 1.

Even though Kokoro Nishina is totally not his type, her housemate and the protagonist of Guide to the Perfect Otaku Girlfriend: Roomies and Romance has the perfect plan to turn her from a flashy, extroverted gyaru into the ideal otaku girlfriend. This romance with a twist by Rin Murakami will be launching later today with parts 1 and 2 to read on J-Novel Club.

Let’s keep the romance rolling with this J-Novel Heart title from Kanata Satsuki. After being reincarnated with forbidden knowledge about the Razanate Empire, Lyse swore to keep her distance from all things imperial. She toils away daily at the royal palace of Olwen as a lady-in-waiting, but little does she know that a surprise engagement with a Razanate knight is about to change her life yet again! Who knew that The Emperor’s Lady-in-Waiting Is Wanted as a Bride! Get ready to read this new romance title later today when it launches with parts 1 and 2!

J-Novel Club is also excited to announce that The Emperor’s Lady-in-Waiting Is Wanted as a Bride manga adaptation will also be translated into English! With gorgeous art by Akari Chikusa, J-Novel Heart fans will surely fall in love with this adaptation of Kanata Satuski’s light novel series when it launches later this April on J-Novel Club.

The Hero-King Inglis’s last wish is to live again as a warrior. Though when he awakens, he realizes he’s been reborn as a girl to a noble family! Even when rejected from the knighthood, she sets out to be the most extraordinary squire there ever was. “It’s not the blood that runs through your veins that makes a knight; it’s the blood you shed on the battlefield!” Reborn to Master the Blade: From Hero- King to Extraordinary Squire♀ by Hayaken will be available to read online on J-Novel Club later today with Parts 1 and 2!

The author of Her Majesty’s Swarm, 616th Special Information Battalion, returns with a new series for readers to enjoy! Astrid von Oldenburg has been reborn as an otome game villainess, and all routes lead to her destruction. But what if she can create modern weapons using magic and her passion for military technology? She’ll crush her fate with superior firepower! We’re sure that Astrid’s cunning and vast wisdom will astound readers when they read parts 1 and 2 of Villainess: Reloaded! ~Blowing Away Bad Ends with Modern Weapons~ later today on J-Novel Club!

For the final announcement, J-Novel club hopes that manga-lovers will also look forward to reading Futsu Onshin’s manga adaptation of Villainess: Reloaded! ~Blowing Away Bad Ends with Modern Weapons~! This series filled with guns and modern weaponry galore will be launching later this April.

All of the series launching today can be previewed for free without membership or subscription at J-Novel Club’s website at https://j-novel.club

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 Otherside Picnic, Infinite Dendrogram, 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 Titles:


Reincarnated as the Piggy Duke: This Time I’m Gonna Tell Her How I Feel!

by Rhythm Aida with Illustrations by nauribon
豚公爵に転生したから、今度は君に好きと言いたい

In the popular anime Shuya Marionette, there is a character whom everyone looks upon with scorn: the so-called “Piggy Duke,” third son of Duke Denning and a student of Kirsch Mage Institute. This can only spell doom for the current Slowe Denning, who knows he’s been reincarnated into the world of that anime as said villain!

There is a ray of hope, however. If he uses his in-depth knowledge of the anime and his unparalleled power as a master of all the elements, surely Slowe can gain popularity with his peers and change his fate! Perhaps this time, he can make the one small wish that never came to fruition in the anime come true: to become a man worthy of Charlotte, his retainer, and to confess his love to her!

Launching today with Parts 1 and 2!

The Sidekick Never Gets the Girl, Let Alone the Protag’s Sister!

by Toshizo with Illustrations by U35
親友モブの俺に主人公の妹が惚れるわけがない

Then: Kunugi Kou waged bloody warfare as a hero in another world. Now: He’s a perfectly average high-schooler with a perfectly exceptional best friend: Ayase Kaito. The living incarnation of every cheesy romcom protagonist ever written, Kaito’s charming personality and looks that could kill have earned himself the harem of quirky beauties that every protagonist deserves—and Kou is dead-set on supporting him from the shadows as the ultimate wingman extra! And it’s all going great—that is, until a wrench is thrown into the works in the form of another romcom staple: the protagonist’s little sister, Ayase Hikari, who meets Kou under the most outlandish of circumstances possible. Even worse, it kinda sorta just maybe seems like she might have a thing for him? Now it’s up to the world’s most “extra” extra to crawl his way back into the obscurity he longs for!

Launching today with Parts 1 and 2!


Guide to the Perfect Otaku Girlfriend: Roomies and Romance

by Rin Murakami with Illustrations by Mako Tatekawa
同棲から始まるオタク彼女の作りかた

If I’m going to find a girlfriend, she has to be an otaku. She’ll be beautiful, innocent, with long black hair, and she’ll like all the stuff that I like! Kokoro Nishina, the girl I’m living with, is the exact opposite of that. So why did I promise that I’d turn that flashy, extroverted gyaru into the ideal otaku girlfriend?! Sadly, I know just how it feels to need a little self-improvement to find the perfect date… and there’s no way a girl like that will tell her friends that she’s actually a closet fujoshi. But I’ll teach her— then maybe she can teach me too! With my expertise, she’ll definitely become an otaku’s dream girl!

“If this doesn’t work, I’ll kill you.”
“It will work! And anyway, who doesn’t love a virgin killer outfit?”

Launching today with Parts 1 and 2!


The Emperor’s Lady-in-Waiting Is Wanted as a Bride

by Kanata Satsuki with Illustrations by Yoru Ichige
皇帝つき女官は花嫁として望まれ中

Qatora was once a valiant knight of the Razanate Empire who gave her life to protect a young imperial noble. The tragedy cast her into the primordial Light of Origin, which not only revealed to her a dangerous secret… but also reincarnated her! She now lives as Lyse Winslette, the humble daughter of a poor baron in a neighboring country, who is doing everything in her power to keep her distance from the empire because of the forbidden knowledge she possesses.

Lyse thus works her days away at the royal palace of Olwen as a lady-in-waiting. And she’s rightfully mortified when she’s chosen to attend the visiting Razanate emperor. Little does she know that she’s about to learn another state secret that’s going to land her… an engagement to an imperial knight?! She’ll have to use all her skills—from this life and her last—to get out of this mess. Yet what is this strange feeling when she touches her fiancé’s hand? Just who is Sidis, and what secrets is HE keeping?

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

The Emperor’s Lady-in-Waiting Is Wanted as a Bride (Manga)

by Akari Chikusa with Original Work by Kanata Satsuki and Character Designs by Yoru Ichige
皇帝つき女官は花嫁として望まれ中

The manga adaptation of the light novel series!

A j-Novel Heart title launching later in April!

Reborn to Master the Blade: From Hero-King to Extraordinary Squire♀

by Hayaken with Illustrations by Nagu
英雄王、武を極めるため転生す ~そして、世界最強の見習い騎士♀~

From his deathbed, Hero-King Inglis, the divine knight and master of all he surveys, gazes down on the empire he built with his mighty hand. Having devoted his life to statecraft and his subjects’ well-being, his one unfulfilled wish is to live again, for himself this time: a warrior’s life he’d devoted himself to before his rise to power.

His patron goddess, Alistia, hears his plea and smiles upon him, flinging his soul into the far future. Goddesses work in mysterious ways—not only is Inglis now the daughter of a minor noble family, but at her first coming-of-age ceremony at 6, she’s found ineligible to begin her knighthood!

However, for a lady of Inglis’s ambition, this is less a setback and more the challenge she was (re)born to overcome. “It’s not the blood that runs through your veins that makes a knight; it’s the blood you shed on the battlefield!” The curtain rises on the legend of an extraordinary lady squire reborn to master the blade!

Launching today with Parts 1 and 2!

Villainess: Reloaded! ~Blowing Away Bad Ends with Modern Weapons~

by 616th Special Information Battalion with Illustrations by Wuhuo
どうしても破滅したくない悪役令嬢が現代兵器を手にした結果がこれです

Astrid von Oldenburg is no ordinary four-year-old. She’s a child prodigy with a passion for military technology who now finds herself reincarnated in the world of an otome game she played during her past life. But not as the heroine! As the game’s villainess, she’s born with wealth, power, and a fearsome talent for magic. The only problem is that every route leads to her inevitable destruction. Or does it? What if averting her destruction was a simple matter of amassing enough firepower to annihilate anyone who dared even attempt to bring her down?! In a bid to resist fate, the young villainess embarks on the reproduction of all of her favorite weaponry. Whatever it takes, Astrid’s determined to blow away her bad ends with superior firepower!!

Launching today with Parts 1 and 2!

Villainess: Reloaded! ~Blowing Away Bad Ends with Modern Weapons~ (Manga)

by Futsu Onshin with Original Work by 616th Special Information Battalion with Character Designs by Wuhuo
どうしても破滅したくない悪役令嬢が現代兵器を手にした結果がこれです

The manga adaptation of the light novel series!

Launching later in April!

ABOUT J-NOVEL CLUB

J-Novel Club is a digital and physical 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 digitally published over 750 volumes of light novels and manga since 2016.

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