J-Novel Club Announces the Acquisition of Eleven New Series and Several License Rescues at Anime Expo 2022 Industry Panel!

Seventeen light novels and one manga series are joining the J-Novel Club library!

(Los Angeles, California – July 1, 2022) – J-Novel Club LLC is excited to announce the acquisition of multiple new series following their latest industry panel held at Anime Expo 2022 on July 1, 2022. Ten new light novels and one new manga will be joining the J-Novel Club catalog with a digital launch on J-Novel Club’s website and app a few hours after the announcement panel has concluded. The seven license rescues will be available soon on J-Novel Club.

Up first as their newest light novel series is Ryuu Nakajima’s Re:RE — Reincarnator Executioner! As sinister, body-snatching Reincarnators from another world sweep across the land, wandering warrior Dill Steel-Link faces unimaginable odds as he fights to recover his daughter’s body from the invaders. Reincarnators better watch out when this series launches with Parts 1 and 2 later today on J-Novel Club!

J-Novel Heart fans have a new light novel series to look forward to with Formerly, the Fallen Daughter of the Duke by Ichibu Saki! Some fairy tales are too good to be true—literally! Claire is knocked off her pedestal when she’s disowned, loses her fiancé to her sister, and…discovers she’s a video game character? But nothing will stop her from unlocking her own good ending when Parts 1 and 2 of this otome game romance series launches later today!

Tenma Otori wakes up at his own funeral, but gets a second chance at life when a god makes him an offer: cheat abilities in exchange for saving the god’s dying world! Isekai Tensei: Recruited to Another World is brought to life in manga format by Bancha Shibano’s charming artwork. Join Tenma and his monster friends on their adventures in this lush isekai fantasy when Chapter 1 goes live later today for your reading enjoyment.

It’s time for some yuri romantic-comedy fun with Yuri Tama: From Third Wheel to Trifecta by toshizou! Yotsuba always knew that her friends Yuna and Rinka were made for each other…until one day they both ask her out! And she says yes to them both on impulse! Find out if Yotsuba can keep her accidental two-timing under wraps and make her new girlfriends happy with Parts 1 and 2 of Volume 1 later today on J-Novel Club!

A lone wolf could learn some new tricks from social butterflies! Loner Shigeaki Yashiro’s solitary days disappear when the social Kanon Hanamizawa asks to learn how to have fun on her own. But as he teaches Hanamizawa the ways of a loner, Yashiro stumbles into the world of popular students. Yashiro-kun’s Guide to Going Solo begins with Parts 1 and 2 on J-Novel Club!

The Conqueror from a Dying Kingdom’s reincarnated protagonist Yuri wants nothing more than a peaceful life of raising birds with his loving family. But as distant wars grow closer and politics ensnare him, it seems that fate may have chosen him for a greater role. This isekai series is steeped in epic fantasy and worldbuilding that you won’t want to miss when Volume 1 Parts 1 and 2 launch today.

Left for dead in the Abyss—the realm’s most notorious dungeon—Light discovers his Gift of the Unlimited Gacha can summon Level 9999 warriors! Three years and an army of overpowered allies later, he’s ready to take revenge on all who betrayed him! Light’s quest to get revenge has only just started in Backstabbed in a Backwater Dungeon: My Trusted Companions Tried to Kill Me, But Thanks to the Gift of an Unlimited Gacha I Got LVL 9999 Friends and Am Out For Revenge on My Former Party Members and the World!

How would you turn out if you were raised by a death god? The young Olivia sets off on a journey in search of the death god who raised her when it vanishes without warning. Armed with its ebony blade, she enlists in the royal army and takes down everyone who stands between her and her goal—finding Z! Let’s hope that no one will mess with Death’s Daughter and the Ebony Blade in Volume 1! Parts 1 and 2 will be available to read later today.

After Lyell Walt loses in a duel with his younger sister, his parents disown him. But then, a mysterious old man appears and gives Lyell a necklace with special properties. Item in hand, Lyell sets out from his family’s estate to prove himself. Launching later today with Parts 1 and 2 of Volume 1, Yomu Mishima’s light novel series Seventh promises a shonen fantasy action-adventure that you won’t want to put down!

Are you ready to dive head-first into the long-running series DUNGEON DIVE: Aim for the Deepest Level? An ordinary kid finds himself in an RPG-style fantasy world and resolves to do whatever it takes to conquer the heart of the Dungeon and get back home to his little sister. Just how calculating will he be in his quest, and what lessons will he learn in Volume 1 Parts 1 and 2?

All Full Metal Panic! fans will want to listen to our final new light novel license for the event! J-Novel Club is ecstatic to be translating the Full Metal Panic! Short Stories series of light novels! War-addled military geek Sagara Sousuke mistakes a love letter for a bomb, investigates slanderous graffiti, and turns art class into guerrilla warfare in the first collection of short stories from the Full Metal Panic! series. Volume Parts 1
and 2 will be ready to read on J-Novel Club later today!

Lastly, J-Novel Club has announced that they will be adding several light novel licenses to their library that were originally published by the now defunct publishing company Sol Press. These rescued titles include:

● Why Shouldn’t a Detestable Demon Lord Fall in Love?! by Nekomata Nuko with illustrations by teffish
● Redefining the META at VRMMO Academy by Hayaken with Illustrations by Hika Akita
● Battle Divas by Kouka Kishine with illustrations by Nekonabeao
● Strongest Gamer: Let’s Play in Another World by Shinobu Yuki with illustrations by Itsuwa Katou
● I Surrendered My Sword for a New Life as a Mage by Shin Kouduki with illustrations by necömi
● Let This Grieving Soul Retire! by Tsukikage with illustrations by Rai Hebino
● The GM Has Logged Into Another World by Akatsuki with illustrations by merontomari/yuu

The above titles will be available at a later date.

Announced New Series:

Re:RE — Reincarnator Executioner

by Ryuu Nakajima with Illustrations by Nokito

Dill Steel-Link has always played heroes on stage, but he never wanted to be one. A veteran of the Holy Wars waged between the Terean Empire and the Titans, he finds himself flung into an even fiercer conflict. The otherworldly Reincarnators, wielding supernatural Skills, possessed the bodies of the dead and brought carnage to the land of Redguard.

Five years later, Dill still seeks the body of his daughter, Iris, a victim of the Reincarnators. Accompanying him are Nue Kirisaki, an orphan girl with much more to her than meets the eye, and Sid Faron, the lone survivor of a Reincarnator massacre whose own father became one of the enemy. As Dill and the children make their way back to the great city of Vulcan, they must fight through waves of immortal Reincarnators and the mysterious conspiracy that surrounds them.

Dill’s objectives, however, will not change. He has only two goals—to get back his daughter’s body, and execute any Reincarnator who stands in his way.

Launching today with Parts 1 and 2 of Volume 1!

Formerly, the Fallen Daughter of the Duke

by Ichibu Saki with Illustrations by Nemusuke and Character Designs by Ushio Shirotori

Claire Martino has a fairy-tale life anyone would envy, with a noble upbringing, a crown prince for a fiancé, and a promising future ahead of her as Noston’s most powerful mage. That is, until everything crashes down around her when all of the family magical talent goes to her half sister, Charlotte, instead.
With her engagement broken and reputation tarnished, Claire flees the only life she’s ever known and sets off on an adventure to find the freedom she’s craved all along. It’s anything but easy, but fortunately for a girl with dignity, talent, and a whole lot of bravery, nothing is impossible…even turning out to be a video game character! Much to her surprise, Claire finds herself periodically teleported to modern-day Tokyo where Claire Martino is no more than a side character in the classic dating sim game Upstart: Eternal Love. Yet even that won’t stop Claire from saving the day so she can unlock the good ending
of her own route.

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

Isekai Tensei: Recruited to Another World (Manga)

by Bancha Shibano with Original Work by Kenichi and Character Design by Nem

After waking up at his own funeral, Tenma Otori gets a second chance at life when a god from another world presents him with an enticing offer: if Tenma agrees to be reincarnated in order to save their dying world, the gods will bestow cheat abilities upon him. Tenma accepts, and is reborn in a lush fantasy world filled with demi-humans, magic spells and items, monsters, mysterious forests, and more!

As he grows, more of his gods-given powers and abilities—including his unique power to befriend adorable monsters like slimes and baby wolves—are revealed to his adoptive parents, two former master adventurers, and his grandfather, a famous wizard. But one fateful day, three mysterious strangers shatter the tranquility of Tenma’s village by trying to kidnap him, and that’s where Tenma’s adventure really
begins…

Also available as a light novel published by J-Novel Club!

Launching today with Chapter 1 of Volume 1!

Yuri Tama: From Third Wheel to Trifecta

by toshizou with Illustrations by Kuro Shina

Yuna Momose and Rinka Aiba were made for each other, and their whole school knows it. Between Yuna’s princess-like elegance and Rinka’s prince-like charm, all their classmates see them as the ideal couple. Yotsuba Hazama is no exception to that, but she is exceptional in another way: she’s somehow
managed to become fast friends with both of them!

Having the whole school’s favorite ship as her two best friends isn’t exactly easy, though. Not only does it make everyone treat Yotsuba like a particularly obnoxious third wheel, it makes her feel like one too! Or at least it does, until one day, Yuna asks her out. And then Rinka asks her out too! And Yotsuba, whose social anxiety never seems to kick in until after she’s already messed something up…says yes to both of them, without sparing so much as a single thought for the consequences. Oops! Now Yotsuba only has one choice: keep her accidental two-timing under wraps and make both of her new girlfriends as happy as she
possibly can!

Launching today with Parts 1 and 2 of Volume 1!

Yashiro-kun’s Guide to Going Solo

by Dojyomaru with Illustrations by Kou Kusaka Shigeaki

Yashiro is proud to be a loner, doing his own thing without getting involved with others. From studying alone in a karaoke room to relaxing by himself in open-air hot springs, Yashiro is an expert in finding the perks of doing things solo. But his solitary existence begins to unravel when Kanon Hanamizawa, one of the popular girls at school, asks him to teach her his ways. She knows just how exhausting keeping up
with all the latest trends can be, especially since she’s afraid to talk about her own uncool hobbies. Yashiro becomes Hanamizawa’s reluctant teacher, but soon finds himself tangled in the antics of his apprentice’s popular friends.

Launching today with Parts 1 and 2 of Volume 1!

The Conqueror from a Dying Kingdom

by Fudeorca with Illustrations by toi8

As a self-professed no-lifer, Yuri idles his days away in front of a computer. This all changes the moment his life in Japan comes to an abrupt end and he finds himself reborn in the strange new world of the Shiyalta Kingdom. His new life includes everything he once lacked: loving parents, a comfortable home, and a promising future breeding and raising birds on his dad’s ranch. For centuries, the kingdom he
now calls home has enjoyed peace and prosperity, shielded by friendly nations that, like Shiyalta itself, were established with the collapse of a once-great empire. War is a distant problem, relevant only to Shiyalta’s ruling families whose warriors periodically set out to join the fighting upon massive birds trained by Yuri’s dad and others. But this peaceful existence can’t last forever. Something rotten lies at the
heart of the kingdom, and it doesn’t take someone with Yuri’s exceptional intelligence to realize that those distant battles will only remain irrelevant for so long.

Launching today with Parts 1 and 2 of Volume 1!

Backstabbed in a Backwater Dungeon: My Trusted Companions Tried to Kill Me, But Thanks to the Gift of an Unlimited Gacha I Got LVL 9999 Friends and Am Out For Revenge on My Former Party Members and the World

by Meikyou Shisui with Illustrations by tef

When Light is kicked out of the Concord of the Tribes, his former comrades instantly turn on him. Light escapes this diabolical act of betrayal by the skin of his teeth…only to find himself in the deepest part of the Abyss, the most dangerous dungeon in the realm! To avoid being eaten by carnivorous monsters, he uses the Unlimited Gacha, his sole magical skill. But where it previously only produced junk items, this time Mei—a gorgeous Level 9999 fighter in a maid outfit—springs forth!

Fast forward three years and Light has carved out his own kingdom in this backwater dungeon, summoning more beautiful Level 9999 warriors who swear absolute fealty to him. Now a powerful Level
9999 Overlord himself, Light plans to ascend to the surface and take revenge on his betrayers one by one!

Launching today with Part 1 of Volume 1!

Death’s Daughter and the Ebony Blade

by Maito Ayamine with Illustrations by Cierra

Olivia is just a baby when the mysterious Z finds her at a temple in the depths of the Forest of No Return. From that day on, the temple becomes her home and Z her family. Z, a god of death, educates her in the ways of the world, in combat, and in the long-forgotten arts of magic—right up until the day Z disappears. Olivia leaves the forest for the first time in search of Z with its ebony blade in hand. Out in the wider world, all is not well. A bitter war rages between the Asvelt Empire and the Kingdom of Fernest, and Fernest is losing badly. When Olivia shows up on Fernest’s doorstep with a sack of imperial heads looking to volunteer, the royal army happily welcomes her into its ranks. Thanks to Z’s training, she quickly proves herself as a ferocious warrior. In fact, she might be just what Fernest needs to turn the tide of the war…but will they accept her lack of people skills and disregard for discipline? And will she ever see Z again?

Launching today with Parts 1 and 2 of Volume 1!

Seventh

by Yomu Mishima with Illustrations by Tomozo

In a world of swords and magic, where the Goddess is revered, Lyell Walt was fortunate enough to be born the first son and heir to an earldom. That is, until his parents disown him for losing pitifully in a fight with his younger sister, Ceres.

Lyell had once been hailed as a prodigy—a wonder child—but the birth of his sister changed everything. After Ceres wounds him in their duel, an enigmatic old man swoops in to rescue Lyell and bestows upon him a necklace containing a jewel that has been blessed by the goddesses and passed down through
the last seven generations of Walt leaders.

As Lyell sets out, necklace in hand, will he be able to prove himself despite his humiliating loss to his sister? And moreover, will he be able to solve the mystery behind Ceres’s monstrous strength and the strange sway she seems to hold over his entire family?

Launching today with Parts 1 and 2 of Volume 1!

DUNGEON DIVE: Aim for the Deepest Level

by Tarisa Warinai with Illustrations by Saki Ukai

After waking up at his own funeral, Tenma Otori gets a second chance at life when a god from another world presents him with an enticing offer: if Tenma agrees to be reincarnated in order to save their dying world, the gods will bestow cheat abilities upon him.

Tenma accepts, and is reborn in a lush fantasy world filled with demi-humans, magic spells and items, monsters, mysterious forests, and more! As he grows, more of his gods-given powers and abilities—including his unique power to befriend adorable monsters like slimes and baby wolves—are revealed to his adoptive parents, two former master adventurers, and his grandfather, a famous wizard.

Launching today with Parts 1 and 2 of Volume 1!

Full Metal Panic! Short Stories

by Shouji Gatou with Illustrations by Shikidouji

Sagara Sousuke is your average Japanese high school student. He gets love letters in his shoe cubby—which he mistakes for bombs. He helps out the student council—by interrogating suspected vandals. He even models for art class—by engaging in guerrilla combat!

The presence of the war-addled military geek drives Chidori Kaname crazy, but she can’t deny that he makes life exciting. Even after he booby traps their beach supplies and agrees to date another girl (merely to gain “field experience” of course), she just can’t leave this lone wolf alone!

Launching today with Parts 1 and 2 of Volume 1!

Announced Rescued Series:

Why Shouldn’t a Detestable Demon Lord Fall in Love?!

by Nekomata Nuko with illustrations by teffish

This is the story of a detestable Demon Lord and his wonderful new wife, a destitute damsel! Our Demon Lord, Anima, is the strongest in all the world, feared by the denizens of the realm. He’s forced to spend his days in solitude until, completely out of the blue, he gets summoned to another world! The one who summons him is none other than Luina, an exceedingly poor girl who runs an orphanage. The two of them quickly fall in love, with Anima swearing to use his power to protect his newfound family!

(Synopsis from Sol Press edition)

Available soon on J-Novel Club

Redefining the META at VRMMO Academy

by Hayaken with illustrations by Hika Akita

Nothing like a bit of modding to change the weakest class in a VRMMO into the strongest!
Our game-loving protagonist, Ren Takashiro, enjoys nothing more than taking the weakest classes and wimpiest skills, only to flip their inadequacies on their heads! After hearing from his MMO buddy about a special school that provides lessons in VRMMO games, he decides to enroll. Like second nature to him, he quickly picks the so-called weakest job, Symbologist. Just as he’s setting about transforming it into the strongest class known to mankind, a girl walks in…
“Wait, you’re Akira? You’re a girl?!”
“Uh, yeah?”
Thus, his new gaming life with his long-time, beautiful friend begins!

(Synopsis from Sol Press edition)

Available soon on J-Novel Club

Battle Divas

by Kouka Kishine with illustrations by Nekonabeao

Once upon a time, our world was blessed by the Valkyrie, a goddess of war whose fleeting beauty shone brilliantly on the battlefield. Her campaign against the wretched Demon King proved victorious, with the evil being sealed away by the beautiful warrior. Many years later, the young King Alnoa has just returned home after staving off another invasion of his homeland. Before he can even change out of his battle attire, his sister Cecilia comes to him with startling news: Sharon and Lesfina, both princesses and Divas blessed with the power of the Valkyrie, seek his hand in marriage. Alnoa isn’t fond of the idea, but his feelings mean little in the face of politics. He arranges to meet them one month apart and will choose one to be his bride, ushering in a new era for his kingdom. Now it s time for our young king to meet the first candidate. He awaits her at the castle gates… But wait! Both candidates showed up at the same time!?

(Synopsis from Sol Press edition)

Available soon on J-Novel Club

Strongest Gamer: Let’s Play in Another World

by Shinobu Yuki with Illustrations by Itsuwa Katou

“I-Isn’t this a little too hardcore!?” Kousaka Aoi is a young, avid gamer well-versed in all types of gaming. Down on his luck, he comes upon a suspicious job offer looking for those “proficient in games.” Things were looking up, but before he knew it… he’s thrown into another world! And now finds himself stuck at the bottom of a ravine with nothing but a pickaxe and shovel. At a loss of what to do, he slowly learns he can make a living in this by trading items he can craft. What other possibilities are there in this new ever-expanding, game-like world our protagonist finds himself in!? “If that’s how it is, then I guess it’s time to use all the knowledge I’ve gained from games, and let my gaming spirit shine!” Let’s get to writing a strategy guide! I may be stuck in another world, but I’ll do my best to make the most of it!

(Synopsis from Sol Press edition)

Available soon on J-Novel Club

I Surrendered My Sword for a New Life as a Mage

by Shin Kouduki with Illustrations by necömi

One day, Soma learns that he was reincarnated from a powerful swordsman. In this life, however, all he wants is to master magic!
When he learns that he has no skills at all in this life, he gets left behind by his family. With no magic spells, most would assume he’ll never be able to cast even a single spell, but Soma isn’t ready to take “no” for an answer…

(Synopsis from Sol Press edition)

Available soon on J-Novel Club

Let This Grieving Soul Retire!

by Tsukikage with Illustrations by Rai Hebino

The golden age has dawned for treasure hunters, who raid treasure vaults all over the world in search of glory, despite the dangers. Immeasurable wealth, fame, and power await those who prevail.
“Let’s be treasure hunters!”
This promise between Krai Andrey and his friends came to a sad conclusion when young Krai realized he didn’t have a treasure-hunting bone in his body. Yet for some reason, people’s expectations of Krai continued to grow—as did the danger to his life. While his friends became greater, greedier beasts, Krai mastered the art of begging and pleading!
Witness the weal and woe of a man who just wants to retire.

(Synopsis from Sol Press edition)

Available soon on J-Novel Club

The GM Has Logged Into Another World

by Akatsuki with Illustrations by merontomari/yuu

This MMO is taking the world by storm! Become a GM today and gain access to unique and powerful abilities!
Masaki Toudou, game master for the popular MMORPG Brittalia Online, collapses on his way to a ramen shop. When he awakes, he finds himself in a world ravaged by war and chaos. In this new world, countless other players have been summoned from various games and forced to do battle.
The moment he arrives, Masaki is put on the execution block. If he wants to escape, he’ll have to call on his powers—a collection of GM-only skills that even cheaters can’t replicate.

(Synopsis from Sol Press edition)

Available soon on J-Novel Club


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