J-Novel Club Announces Partnership with DRECOM Media to license Blade & Bastard in English at AnimeNYC 2022!

The light novel by Kumo Kagyu and illustrated by so-bin to be translated and released in English by J-Novel Club

(New York City, New York – November 19, 2022) – J-Novel Club LLC is excited to announce the acquisition of DRECOM Media’s Blade & Bastard light novel following their latest announcement panel held live at AnimeNYC 2022 on November 19.

At the panel there was a special PV screening alongside comments from the author Kumo Kagyu (Goblin Slayer) and the illustrator so-bin (Overlord). Seiji Miyazaki (General Manager of Publishing & Film Production), Ryo Kawaguchi (General Manager of Business Planning Group), and Hiroyuki Tajima (General Manager of Business Development Group) of DRECOM Media also had the opportunity to announce that J-Novel Club would be simultaneously publishing the Blade & Bastard eBook in English at the same time of the Japanese release.

Eager fans can look forward to reading the first part of this highly-anticipated light novel with Part 1 on J-Novel Club later today as a special pre-release preview!

About DRECOM Media

DRECOM Media is a new publishing and film brand run by Drecom Co.,Ltd. who is a comprehensive entertainment company that provides a variety of digital entertainment globally. DRE Novels is a light novel label under DRECOM Media that publishes various genres such as Isekai fantasy, fantasy, and romance among others in both print and digital formats.

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 readers so that more releases can be officially licensed and translated. With the addition of the J-Novel Heart and J-Novel Pulp imprints, the company hopes to appeal to even more audiences worldwide. Since 2016, J-Novel Club has digitally published over 1,000 volumes and physically printed over 230 volumes of different series for you to enjoy.

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