Over the past two days on their Twitter feed, Cross Infinite World announced the licensing of four new light novel series.
First up, they have licensed So You Want to Live the Slow Life? A Guide to Life in the Beastly Wilds (獣ヶ森でスローライフ) by Fuurou and Yuki Nekozuki, a slow life reverse isekai light novel series about a young man inheriting his great-grandfather’s farmland in the middle of the Beastly Wilds, an area inhabited by Beastfolk in the middle of Japan!
Another World In The Center of Japan!
Mikura Moriya expected a quiet and peaceful life in the forest when he inherited his great-grandfather’s house and enormous orchard. Someone had to keep the family business running, so he quit his job and decided to live off the land. But the house isn’t in any old forest. It’s deep in the Beastly Wilds, an area off-limits to most humans. For the Wilds are home to the Beastfolk—neither human nor animal, but something in between. It isn’t long before Mikura meets his new neighbors and makes a pact with a girl with chipmunk ears that will change his life forever.
Will Mikura get to live the slow life, or is it more trouble than it’s worth?!
The first volume will be available on February 22, 2022 and can be preordered on Amazon now.
Next up they announced I’d Rather Have a Cat than a Harem! Reincarnated into the World of an Otome Game as a Cat-loving Villainess (そんなことより、猫が飼いたい〜乙女ゲームの世界に転生しました〜) by Kosuzu Kobato and Hinano Chano, a slice of life isekai light novel series that puts a twist on the villainess genre by making the protagonist more interested in surrounding herself with cats than boys!
Cats Are Better Than Harems!
I’ve been reincarnated into the world of an otome game, and… What? My mom did, too? Even my dad and my older brother?
Meet Amy, the daughter of the Earl of Northland. Her entire family has been reincarnated as the aristocratic Northland family. In an attempt to amicably remove herself as a candidate for the Third Prince’s fiancée (which would certainly cement her position as the game’s villainess), Amy has taken drastic measures—eating tons of food and just enjoying life (at her mother’s suggestion).
With this reincarnation, Amy has been given a precious second chance at life, and this time, nothing—not even an otome game—is going to stop her from fulfilling her dream… Amy wants a cat!
The first volume will be available on January 14, 2022 and can be preordered on Amazon now.
The third license announced was Reflection of Another World by Haruko Kurimoto with illustrations by Vinegar, an isekai fantasy light novel series about a high school girl who’s pulled through a mirror into a world where opinions of beauty are reversed. Fans of classic shoujo storytelling and beauty-and-the-beast style romances will enjoy the adventures in this one!
Escape Into A World Of Reversed Expectations
High schooler Yura’s world is literally turned upside down when she’s pulled through a mysterious mirror and into the strange land of Tolkinia, a world of magic and fantasy, where opinions of beauty are reversed. Now the girl who was bullied for her looks is beloved and admired for those same traits, while the knight she finds incredibly handsome is abhorred for his. Facing this mysterious new reality, Yura must decide if she wants to return home to normalcy or embrace the distorted views of this new, war-torn world.
The first volume will be available on March 11, 2022 and can be preordered on Amazon now.
Their final license is Even Dogs Go to Other Worlds: Life in Another World with My Beloved Hound by Ryuuou with illustrations by Ririnra, a heartwarming fantasy light novel series that puts a twist on the isekai genre by having the protagonist transported to another world with his dog!
Everyone Knows Humans Get Transported to Other Worlds, But Now Dogs Do Too?!
Takumi is a wage slave who works overtime all the time. Only his little Maltese, Leo, can brighten his day. One day, however, he wakes up to find himself deep in an unknown forest. At his side is his pampered pup…who’s now a giant mythical wolf! With his silver fenrir companion and his mysterious new “Herb Cultivation” power, he’ll finally have the laid-back life he’s always dreamed of!
Join Takumi and his giant fluffy hound in a carefree romp through this otherworld fantasy tale!
The first volume will be available on March 31, 2022 and can be preordered on Amazon now.