Did not know there were light novels for Tenchi Muyo
Based on the hit Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki OVA series, this trilogy of canonical light novels explores the lore that shapes the past, present, and future of the sprawling Tenchi Muyo! universe. In the first novel, delve deep into the backstory of Emperor Azusa (Ayeka and Sasami's father) while learning what happened immediately following the conclusion of the second OVA series. In the second novel, witness the mysterious past of Tenchi's grandfather Yosho, and how he came to find himself on Earth in the aftermath of Ryoko's attack on Jurai. And in the third and final novel, learn the origin of the super genius Washu and the previously untold life she led as a goddess over 20,000 years before the events of the Tenchi Muyo!: Ryo-Ohki series!
Info on release by Seven Seas
Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Thursday that it has licensed Masaki Kajishima and Yousuke Kuroda's True Tenchi Muyo! light novel trilogy. The first volume is slated for print and digital release on June 19, 2018.
The company will reveal new licenses every day this week. The Bride & the Exorcist Knight is the third of three license announcements for Thursday, after Soraho Ina's Fairy Tale Battle Royale and Keiko Ishihara's The Bride & the Exorcist Knight manga.
J-Novel will license Ryo Shirakome's Arifureta Zero, the prequel spinoff novel to the Arifureta - From Commonplace to World's Strongest (Arifureta Shokugyō de Sekai Saikyō Zero) light novel series
This is the story of what happened long before Hajime was summoned to Tortus. Oscar Orcus is considered a third-rate Synergist by most people. He spends his days peacefully, working so he can send money back to an orphanage. All that changes when the whirlwind that is Miledi Reisen storms into his life. Miledi sees the hidden potential in Oscar, and invites him on her journey to defeat the gods. Oscar wants no part of any journey, and he refuses. But Miledi is persistent, and the situation changes drastically when the orphanage he wants to protect is attacked. In the end, what will our unlikely hero decide?
J-Novel Club licenses MINE and Kabocha's [New Life+] Young Again in Another World (Nidome no Jinsei wo Isekai de)
first half is available to members and the rest will be available in March
All of a sudden, out of nowhere. “Renya Kunugi, you have passed away!” So said the young girl who styled herself God. Apparently, Renya Kunugi the Protagonist had lived long and prospered. His life already came to a peaceful and fulfilling end, but at the request of Her Holiness, he was transported to an alternate world to start a new life as a young man. Thus did Renya, who was definitely your average everyday guy, end up fighting off bandits and vanquishing monsters. Eventually, after his successively blossoming talents coalesce into a force of sheer awesomeness, he will go on to leave his mark upon this alternate world.
Okada's autobiography is licensed by J Novel Club. Get to know the writer in May 2018!
From Truant to Anime Screenwriter: My Path to “Anohana” and “The Anthem of the Heart” by Mari Okada, Illustrations by Masayoshi Tanaka
From the writer of “Anohana: The Flower We Saw Saw That Day” and “The Anthem of the Heart” comes the next expressive tale of the fight against one's own demons.
Mari Okada grew up in rural Chichibu, a truant for most of her adolescent life. She observed school life from afar, often refusing to leave the confines of her room. But with the fateful encounter of a visiting school teacher, Okada was able to find her way through the echelons of school using her untapped skill of turning words on a page into a unique voice that truly captured the essence of one's own youthful spirit.
From her own personal desires to leave home and find a place in “the world outside”, Okada came face-to-face with her own anxiety and let her stories speak out on her behalf of her struggles to truly find peace with the world around her.
“From Truant to Anime Screenwriter: My Path to ‘Anohana’ and ‘The Anthem of the Heart’” is a gripping autobiography that details the not-so-successful life of one of anime's biggest screenwriters as she faces the hardest challenge of all: finding herself through her own works.
Due to some controversial racial remarks by the author MINE to China and South Korea, J Novel Club is suspending MINE's [New Life+] Young Again in Another World series.
With regards to the recent controversy surrounding problematic statements made by the original author of [New Life+] Young Again in Another World, J-Novel Club will be suspending its publication and sales of the English editions of the series after Volume 3, starting July 1st, 2018, pending further consultation with the Japanese rights holder.
J-Novel Club apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause our readers, and asks for their understanding in this difficult situation for all parties.
In a related topic, reported by Hungryworld, the anime adaptation is cancelled.
The author issued an apology and has cancel the series
MINE responded to the controversy and issued an apology on Twitter last Tuesday. In the first of a series of tweets, he said, "Regarding some of my past tweets, I made many people feel extremely uncomfortable, and I give my deep apologies for writing inappropriate remarks." He said he is "deeply reflecting" for posting "without accurately understanding all the facts" and without giving deep thought to his words. MINE added that he does not expect to receive forgiveness from the people he upset, but he wanted to give a "heartfelt apology."
With regard to the [New Life+] Young Again in Another World light novel series, MINE noted his "poor writing" and "rash remarks." As a result of recognizing the inappropriate content in his work, MINE would discontinue offering the novels on the "Shōsetsuka ni Narō" website. He planned to discuss with Hobby Japan the possibility of correcting the relevant print versions of the novels. (At the time, Asahi had yet to report that Hobby Japan would halt shipments of the series.)
There is another company that licenses light novels. It's called Cross Infinite World. Wow, it sounds like a video game.
The light novel is called
The Eccentric Master and the Fake Lover (Hinekure Shishō to Itsuwari no Koibito) by Roka Sayuki
“You'll die if you stop ingesting bodily fluids from the opposite sex.”
Nichika's fate has been foretold by a man claiming to be a witch, and it spells doom. What a thing to be told right after tumbling into another dimension!
Bodily fluids—in other words, tears, spit, blood, and even—yup, kissing.
With the threat of death snapping at her heels every day, Nichika finds a way to beat the arrogant, selfish, and eccentric Witch Oswald at a bet and gets him to take her as his apprentice as a last ditch measure to stay alive. Now bound to him by magical contract, Nichika joins Oswald and his talking wolf on the run from the Witch's Council as she tries to find her way back to Earth. Though they're a mismatched master-apprentice duo, they have no choice but to travel across magical lands filled with fantastical creatures to escape the constant danger closing in on them.
J-Novel tag teams with Crunchyroll and FUNimation subscribers
Digital light novel publisher J-Novel Club announced a partnership with Crunchyroll, which aims to offer Crunchyroll members access to its latest selection of light novels. Those who subscribe to Crunchyroll's Super Fan Pack—a tier that grants access to Crunchyroll, VRV, and Funimation shows—will also get a J-Novel Club membership so they can read newly-translated light novels on the J-Novel Club app at no additional charge.
The Super Fan Pack tier is priced at $14.99 a month. You can get a taste of what J-Novel Club has to offer over on the site itself, or go ahead and download the app.
Miya Kazuki and illustrator You Shiina's Ascendance of a Bookworm (Honzuki no Gekokujō - Shisho ni Naru Tame niwa Shudan o Erandeiramasen)
licensed by J-Novel Club
A certain college girl who's loved books ever since she was a little girl dies in an accident and is reborn in another world she knows nothing about. She is now Myne, the sickly five-year-old daughter of a poor soldier. To make things worse, the world she's been reborn in has a very low literacy rate and books mostly don't exist. She'd have to pay an enormous amounts of money to buy one. Myne resolves herself: If there aren't any books, she'll just have to make them! Her goal is to become a librarian. This story begins with her quest to make books so she can live surrounded by them! Dive into this biblio-fantasy written for book lovers and bookworms!
Mukouda Tsuyoshi was nothing special in modern Japan, so when he was summoned to a world of swordplay and sorcery, he thought he was ready for the adventure of a lifetime. Too bad the kingdom that summoned him only got him by mistake! Not only was he not one of the three summoned heroes, but his stats were laughable compared to theirs. On top of that, there's something really sketchy about this kingdom... "Ah, these people are the kind to try and use the Hero," he realized, and immediately left to make his own way in this other world. The only thing Mukouda can rely on is his unique skill: the "Online Supermarket," a skill that allows him to buy modern goods in a fantasy world. It's useless for combat, but if he plays his cards right, he could lead a comfortable life, maybe? At least, that's what Mukouda thinks, but it turns out modern food bought with this skill has some absurd effects! What happens when Mukouda introduces ridiculously tasty modern cooking to a fantasy world like this? He gets some ridiculous repeat customers begging for more...!
Haven't seen light novel news. Then again, I was busy and lacking access to my laptop. I could do it on the phone but it's so much easier to do it on the laptop
author Haru Yayari and illustrator Fuyuki's Another World's Zombie Apocalypse Is Not My Problem! (Zombie Darake no Kusatta Sekai wo Seijo no Chikara de Jōka Shimasu!)
Date: May 31, 2019 English Publisher: Cross Infinite World
Just when I thought navigating high school was bad enough, I woke up to a rotting, post- apocalyptic world! I thought that the poisonous swamp surrounding my small island would have protected me from all the drama, but what did I see staggering my way? A nasty, putrid zombie! With nothing left to lose, I shoved it away! To my surprise, it turned into a living, breathing, not- so-dead human!
So, I have the power to purify zombies. And now I'm expected to save this undead world from the zombie apocalypse? Great. This is so NOT my problem!
Dungeon Builder: The Demon King's Labyrinth is a Modern City! Aliases: Maō-sama no Machizukuri ~Saikyō no Dungeon wa Kindai Toshi~ Credit: Rui Tsukiyo and Hideaki Yoshikawa Date: January 7, 2020
In a world where demon lords build dungeons and devour human emotions, one rookie demon lord, Procel, has a new idea. Procel seeks to build a revolutionary new dungeon where humans and monsters can coexist. But first, Procel must defeat the Wind Demon Lord. Based on the light novel series in Japan, this sexy fantasy tale has built something truly special!
Magic User: Reborn in Another World as a Max Level Aliases: Magic User: TRPG de Sodateta Mahō Tsukai wa Isekai demo Saikyō Datta. Credit: Mikawa Sōhei and Ryota-H
A man in his forties, who was once a tabletop RPG fanatic, has settled into the ordinary job (and life) of a salaryman. All of that changes when he's tossed into a parallel world by a mysterious entity and finds himself in the form of Gio Margils--his max-level wizard character from the classic tabletop RPG Dungeons & Brave! Can he successfully rise to the role of a hero when he's living as his wizard PC? Don't miss this light novel adventure for gaming fans both new and old!
Nao Tamaki and illustrator nijyousyou's Labyrinth Angel (Meikyū no Tenshi) Release Date: June 30, 2019
Satsuki is the envied heiress of the Tsujikawa Corporation. Girls at her high school for the rich and pampered pretend to worship the ground she walks on, her father's business partners suck up to her, and her parents act like they aren't scared of her. What they don't know is that Satsuki's privy to all the horrible things they think about her—because she's an esper.
With the power of telepathy and telekinesis at her finger tips, Satsuki is constantly fighting not to lose control and do something unthinkable—again. Fortunately, Shindo, her childhood-assassin-turned-butler, is the one person who knows her secret and has her back.
But when her very own father demands she marries one of five potential suitors, Satsuki despairs at the pale emotion their attention elicits compared to the taboo passion she harbors for Shindo. As if that wasn't bad enough, her suitors begin dying mysteriously just as one of them threatens to expose her darkest secrets to the world.
With Shindo at her side, Satsuki must solve the murders, but can she do it without becoming a monster first?
There Was No Secret Evil-Fighting Organization (srsly?!), So I Made One MYSELF! (Sekai no Yami to Tatakau Himitsu Kessha ga nai kara Tsukutta (Hangire))
Kinemitsu Sago awakens one day to find that he possesses the superpower of telekinesis. His life remains ordinary despite this as no beautiful girl barges into his life, no being whisked away to an alternate world, no secret past unveiled, nor any explanation to the attainment of his new power! However, the most disappointing thing he finds is that there's nothing for him to do with such a monstrous ability. Craving a way out of his normal life, Kinemitsu Sago creates a secret organization filled to the brim with powerful espers, terrible forces of darkness that threaten the world, heroic protagonists, beautiful heroines, hot-headed rivals, and more. Welcome to a new exciting life!
author Ameko Kaeruda and illustrator Kazutomo Miya's Sexiled: My Sexist Party Leader Kicked Me Out, So I Teamed Up With a Mythical Sorceress! (Onna Dakara, to Party o Tsuihō Sareta node, Densetsu no Majo to Saikyō Tag o Kumimashita!)
Tanya Artemiciov is a talented Mage-class adventurer who just got kicked out of her party by a sexist scumbag. So what's a girl to do? Go to the wasteland and blow stuff up of course! One small problem though: she inadvertently frees a mythical Sorceress named Laplace who was sealed away for the past 300 years... Surprise! Turns out this so-called "wicked" Sorceress is actually pretty cool. Laplace wants to start a party of her own, Tanya wants revenge, and the solution is obvious: team up. It's time to kick ass, kiss girls, and dismantle the patriarchy!
They should have done this when the anime was still ongoing. This is a bit missed opportunity but then again, licensing any manga or light novel has risks because they have to sell
J-Novel Club announced on Monday that it is launching a Kickstarter campaign on October 7 to fund a physical print run for author Takehaya and illustrator Poco's Invaders of the Rokujouma!? (Rokujyōma no Shinryakusha!?) light novel series. The company is aiming to fund a limited run of 10 omnibus collections of volumes 1-31 (plus 7.5 and 8.5) to cover the series' main story arc.
The company describes the series:
Just starting high school, Koutarou is moving out on his own to take some of the burden off of his widower father. Lucky for him, he's found a room at Corona House. It has a great landlord, it's not too far from school, and best of all, it's dirt cheap. It really is perfect... except for the strange girls that keep appearing to try and take it over! But even as room 106 turns into a battlefield, Koutarou isn't willing to give up his apartment without a good fight. The invasion begins!
Kiiro Himawari and Kibiura's The Misfortune Devouring Witch is Actually a Vampire?! (Ijippari na Majo Dono e)
Date of Release: January 31, 2020
Rumors about Yuuri Watoh being a witch who feeds upon the misfortune of others have kept customers away from her Eastern Medicine Shop as long as she can remember—until he showed up. Intrigued by the rumors, Count Ernest Travis Selden, close attendant to the Hylant king and a notorious eccentric, seeks the Hinomoto witch's specialized knowledge to solve a royal incident. But borrowing the witch's aid comes at a steep price—one that can't be paid in gold or jewels. How will the stubborn shut-in vampire witch who hails from the East handle the peculiar Western Count who frequently brings her problems to solve and seems all too happy to pay the price?
After the surprise announcement of a new Haruhi Suzumiya light novel after 9 years, The Intuition of Haruhi Suzumiya, on August 31, Yen Press followed with the announcement that the company will be publishing the book in English simultaneously with Japan on November 25.
While the English version will only be available on digital platforms on November 25, Yen Press has confirmed there will be a physical release of the novel at a later date. The Intuition of Haruhi Suzumiya is the 12th volume of the ongoing light novel series by Nagaru Tanigawa and the first novel in 9 years. The 250-page book will collect Random Numbers and Seven Wonders Overtime short stories from previously released art books and magazines, and a brand new story titled Tsuruya-san's Challenge.
Yen Press also announced that the previously released 11 novels will be joining the Yen On line with new printings, with more details to come soon.
Reincarnated as the Last of my Kind (Tensei Shitara Zetsumetsu Sunzen no Kishōshuzoku Deshita.)
Credit: Kiri Komori and Yamigo Date: Nov 30, 2020 by Cross Infinite Worlds
A bicycle crashes into me one night, and the next thing I know, I'm a baby?! Getting reincarnated in another world populated by humans, demi-humans, and mythical beasts is certainly not the turn I thought my life was going to take. I especially didn't expect to be carried off by a wolf and given into the care of a one-armed former knight! Now I'm trying to repay him by rebuilding the family inn and healing his arm with alchemy. But the more time passes, the more it becomes clear to me that I'm not actually human…
Title: Our Crappy Social Game Club Is Gonna Make the Most Epic Game Creators: Oriori Siki (story), Azuri Hyuuga (illustrations) Summary: 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?!
RTitle: Girls Kingdom Creators: Nayo (story), Shio Sakura (illustrations) Summary: 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!
Title: Dungeon Busters Creators: Toma Shinozaki (story), SenriGAN (illustrations) Summary: 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!
Title: The Great Cleric: White-Collar Survival in Another World Creators: Broccoli Lion (story), some (illustrations) Summary: 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!
RTitle: The Magician Who Rose From Failure: Tales of War and Magic Creators: Gamei Hitsuji (story), Saika Fushimi (illustrations) Summary: 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!