J-Novel announced new acquisitions during Anime Expo Lite 2021. The publisher revealed eleven new manga and light novel titles being published in the west, along with information on each release. Without keeping this intro going on too long, let’s just get to the announcements.
By Sascha Vennemann, Manfred Weinland, and Michael M. Thurner
From traveling 500 years into a post-apocalyptic sci-fi world to saving the world by restoring the moon from its falling orbit, readers can expect dangers aplenty as they cross these strange gaps in time and space. Maddrax will join J-Novel’s Pulp lineup later today on J-Novel Club with Part 1 of Volume 1.
A Late-Start Tamer’s Laid-Back Life
By Yuu Tanaka
When Yuta Sasaki finds himself saddled with the weakest class available in The Law of Justice Online—the latest and greatest new MMO—he decides to dive headfirst into his virtual life…as a farmer?! Can slow and steady really win this race? This fantasy slice-of-life series has a fresh start in English, with
Volume 1, Parts 1 and 2, making their way shortly onto J-Novel Club.
Chillin’ in Another World with Level 2 Super Cheat Powers
By Miya Kinojo
Illustrations by Katagiri
Being summoned to another world with no powers is no fun, right? So when Banaza was summoned as one of the many heroes sent to fight the dark one, he was immediately rejected for lack of power. Worse, he can’t return home! But something strange happens when he hits level two…he suddenly has super cheat powers! Read up all about this OP protagonist and his antics when the first volume of Miya Kinojo’s romantic-comedy isekai series launches later today with Volume 1 Parts 1 and 2.
Min-Maxing My TRPG Build in Another World
Illustrations by Lansane
The story is about a protagonist who tries to do exactly this when reborn as a humble farm boy with the universe’s rulebook at his fingertips. However, even with this advantage, young Erich’s feudal life is going to be no cakewalk! Will Erich be able to create the invincible character build of his dreams through his decades of optimizing character sheets, or will he roll a critical failure in this new life? Find out where his fate falls when Volume 1 Parts 1 and 2 of this TRPG-flavored fantasy isekai hits J-Novel Club later today!
The Reincarnated Princess Spends Another Day Skipping Story Routes
Illustrations by Yukiko
Reborn into an otome game, Princess Rosemary seeks a fairy-tale ending. There’s just one problem: she’s surrounded by necrophiles, masochists, and perverts! By skipping story routes, she hopes to dodge the suitors and win over her beloved knight. Fall in love with this otome-game isekai with a twist later today with Parts 1 and 2 of Volume 1 and find out why “0%” is the route to a dream life
My Instant Death Ability is So Overpowered, No One in This Other World Stands a Chance Against Me! —AΩ—
by Hanamaru Nanto
Allows readers to get a new perspective on the tribulations faced by Yogiri Takatou and his secret power to invoke Instant Death with a single thought! While Yogiri may have issues staying awake long enough to use his powers, readers will be wide awake and at the edge of their seats when Volume 1 Chapter 1 launches later today.
Reborn to Master the Blade: From Hero-King to Extraordinary Squire
by Moto Kuromura
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!” This title will launch at a later date on J-Novel Club.
My Daughter Left the Nest and Returned an S-Rank Adventurer
Illustrations by toi8
The life of an adventurer isn’t always a glamorous one. Belgrieve finds this out the hard way when a deadly encounter robs him of his leg and the ability to pursue his dreams not long after setting off for fame and fortune. But fate isn’t finished with this retired adventurer!
While gathering herbs in the wilderness, he discovers an abandoned baby girl and names her Angeline after deciding to raise her as his own. Angeline grows up to become a top-tier adventurer in her own right. Yet, after venturing out into the world and making a name for herself, fame, fortune, and power hold no allure for the accomplished S-rank adventurer: her heartfelt wish is for nothing more than to see her father again. Launching today with Parts 1 and 2 of Volume 1.
Dragon Daddy Diaries: A Girl Grows to Greatness
By Ameko Kaeruda
Illustrations by Sencha
“Daddy!” The dragon blinked as the wee little human called out to him.
Him? Her “Daddy”? Powerful enough to have been venerated by humankind, yet warmhearted and even a tad ditzy, the dragon soon finds himself raising and doting on the precocious Olivia as if she really were his daughter in this touching tale. The toddler may be impossibly cute now, but just you wait—she’s a curious child, and she’s growing up real fast. You can bet that one day, she’ll be the strongest human there is! But first, how will he handle little Olivia receiving an acceptance letter to a human school?
Launching today with Parts 1 and 2 of Volume 1.
Dahlia in Bloom: Crafting a Fresh Start With Magical Tools
By Hisaya Amagishi
Illustrations by Kei
After dying of overwork in Japan, Dahlia is reborn into a world filled with magic. Raised by a master of magical toolmaking, she develops a passion for the craft and becomes engaged to her father’s apprentice. Before her father can see her wed, however, he suddenly passes away. As if this weren’t enough, on the day before their wedding, her fiancé announces that he’s in love—but not with her!
Dahlia finally realizes she needs to live for herself. So she vows to be her own woman from now on and devote herself to her craft, even if it’s not quite the quiet life she was hoping for! From a chance encounter with a knight to starting her own company, there are challenges aplenty on the horizon. But this young craftswoman is no longer a shrinking violet—she’s Dahlia, and she’s ready to bloom. A J-Novel Heart title launching today with Parts 1 and 2 of Volume 1.
Hell Mode ~The Hardcore Gamer Dominates in Another World with Garbage Balancing~
Illustrations by Mo
“‘Level up even while offline’?! That’s not a game on ‘easy mode’—that’s just an AFK game!” The online game Yamada Kenichi had been playing religiously is shutting down its servers, leaving him with a void in his heart. He looks for a new game to fill it, but everything he finds is way too easy. The kind of game he likes—the kind punishing enough to make players want to spend thousands of hours on
it—just isn’t around anymore.
“What’s this? ‘You are invited to a game that will never end.’” Kenichi stumbles upon an untitled game, one promising incomparable challenge with unprecedented potential. Without hesitation, he selects the “Hell Mode” difficulty. Lo and behold, he finds himself reincarnated in another world as a serf! Now called Allen, he sets out to unlock the secrets of his mystery-laden Summoner class; without the convenience of walkthroughs, game guides, or online forums, he must grope his way to the top of his new world! Launching today with Parts 1 and 2 of Volume 1.
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