J-Novel Reveals 14 New Manga and Light Novel Acquisitions Including A Pale Moon Reverie and Reincarnated Mage with Inferior Eyes
J-Novel hosted a livestream where they revealed 14 new acquisitions for published manga and light novels coming west. A few of the announcements will be available as soon as today.
Now I’m a Demon Lord! Happily Ever After with Monster Girls in My Dungeon (Manga)
By Note Tono
Original Work by Ryuyu
Character Designs by Daburyu
Reborn in another world as a demon lord, Yuki plans to use
the incredibly handy online store that is the DP Catalog to
create a super sinister dungeon where he can live the easy
life! But the moment he starts his new life, he encounters
the unimaginably strong Supreme Dragon.
Just when he thinks the end is already nigh, things take a
bizarre turn in his favor! The Supreme Dragon, who turns out
to have a major sweet tooth, transforms into a lovely young
girl hell-bent on freeloading off him. And she’s not his
dungeon’s only new resident! Within days, he summons an
adorable slime and rescues a sweet little vampire girl too!
While taking care of his new family, Yuki experiments even more with the Catalog by learning how to create his own weapons. Their idyllic days don’t last long, though, as an unexpected menace appears…
Launching today with Chapter 1 of Volume 1.
Young Lady Albert Is Courting Disaster
Illustrations by Haduki Futaba
Meet Mary Albert, daughter of a rich and powerful duke.
With her neat silver ringlets and impeccable manners,
she’s the perfect young lady. But Mary harbors an unusual
ambition—her own downfall!
On the day of her school entrance ceremony, Mary realizes
she’s living in an otome game she played in her past life.
Not only that, but she’s the villainess, destined to torment
the heroine, be expelled from noble society, and end her
story in ruin. Most would do anything to avoid such a
miserable fate, but not Mary! She cheerfully dives into the
wicked role she was born to play, setting a course for
However, not all goes to plan. Despite her best efforts to bully and harass the heroine, Alicia, the gentle girl seems blind to Mary’s intentions, even coming to see her as a friend. What must our villainess do to achieve her dreams of doom?!
A J-Novel Heart title launching today with Parts 1 and 2 of Volume 1.
Endo and Kobayashi Live! The Latest on Tsundere Villainess Lieselotte (Manga)
By Rumiwo Sakaki
Original Work by Suzu Enoshima
Character Designs by Eihi
One day, Crown Prince Sieg hears the Voices of the Gods out
of the blue. Apparently, his fiancée Lieselotte is a “tsun de
rais” villainess destined to meet her demise…and her sharp
tongue is just a way of covering up her embarrassment. The
prince can hardly contain himself after discovering
Lieselotte’s adorable hidden side. Little does he know, the
heavenly beings that bestowed this knowledge unto him are
actually high schoolers!
Can he use their divine prophecy (let’s play commentary) to
save his betrothed and avoid a Bad End?! Based on the light novel of the same name.
Launching today with Chapter 1 of Volume 1.
A Cave King’s Road to Paradise: Climbing to the Top with My Almighty Mining Skills!
By Hajime Naehara
Illustrations by Hatori Kyoka
In a world where crests decide one’s fate, Prince Heale is born
with Cave King—a crest just as worthless as he is. Deemed a
disgrace to his family, he’s exiled to a barren, deserted island
with not a plant nor soul in sight. Alone, miserable, but
determined to survive, he reaches for a pickaxe to expand the
cave he intends to make his new home—and discovers the
true power of his crest.
It turns out Cave King makes cavern mining as easy as
breathing. And as Heale digs deeper into the island, he
discovers one otherworldly mineral after another. Who’s
But valuable ore isn’t the only thing Heale will find on his mining adventures! Launching today with Parts 1 and 2 of Volume 1.
A Cave King’s Road to Paradise: Climbing to the Top with My Almighty Mining Skills! (Manga)
By Takao Demise
Original Work by Hajime Naehara
Character Designs by Hatori Kyoka
Don’t worry, they’re publishing the manga adaptation as well.
Enjoy the Cave King’s adventures in manga format. Launching today with Chapter 1 of Volume 1.
A Royal Rebound: Forget My Ex-Fiancé, I’m Being Pampered by the Prince!
By Micoto Sakurai
Illustrations by Kuroyuki
Harumi Amelia is a studious young countess and water
mage. Her fiancé, Reese, is the second son of a marquis and
wields earth magic, a desirable skill for the agricultural
domain that Amelia’s father rules. The couple grew up
together and has always gotten along well, so their happy
future together seems certain. Yet after Reese enters the
Royal Academy of Magic, Amelia loses all contact with him.
Although she assumes he’s just busy with his studies, when
she enters the academy a year later herself, her classmates
inexplicably ostracize her as Reese continues to avoid her.
Throughout this confusing ordeal, the isolated and anxious
Amelia finds comfort in the kindness of Sarge, the fourth
prince, who seems to have taken an interest in her…
A J-Novel Heart title launching February 8, 2023.
I Only Have Six Months to Live, So I’m Gonna Break the Curse with Light Magic or Die Trying
By Genkotsu Kumano
Illustrations by Falmaro
Prince Callus was born with a mortal curse that marks him
as a Taboo Being. His days are numbered, and he’s been
told the last six months of his life will be nothing but
bedridden suffering. This grim future haunts him…until he
meets Gourley, who can wield light magic.
Callus becomes the magician’s apprentice in hopes that
this legendary power might dispel his curse if he can
manage to master it in the time he has left. He has
immense magical energy and the rare ability to see spirits
on his side, after all, not to mention friends and family who
are there to support him every step of the way. And so
Callus stakes his life on this mission… It’s time to learn light magic or die trying! Launching February 6, 2023.
The 100th Time’s the Charm: She Was Executed 99 Times, So How Did She Unlock “Super Love” Mode?!
By Yuji Yuji
Illustrations by Nami Hidaka
Alphina is falsely accused of plotting to assassinate Saint
Debonaire. Time rewinds every time she’s executed for a
crime she didn’t commit, but with the cruel Saint
Debonaire against her, the same fate awaits Alphina
ninety-nine times in a row: death by decapitation.
But something different happens the hundredth time
around. Just as Alphina is preparing herself for yet another
execution, she discovers that she can hear people’s true
feelings—and that everyone secretly loves her! Can Alphina
take advantage of her newfound ability and sidestep her
fate at the guillotine?
A J-Novel Heart title launching February 22, 2023.
Survival Strategies of a Corrupt Aristocrat
Illustrations by Yunagi
While playing games after my wife betrayed me, I suddenly
died and woke up as Jack Girard, the protagonist of the
fangame Survival Strategies of a Corrupt Aristocrat.
Unfortunately, Jack has it even worse than I do. Between
his parents trying to assassinate him, the betrayal of his
personal maid and the house’s butler, and a host of other
horrors, his life—now my life—is one treacherous twist after
However, with the help of Adele, the strongest supporting
character of the game, and my foreknowledge of said
twists, I’m determined to overcome it all and live in the lap
Launching February 2, 2023.
The Apothecary Witch Turned Divorce Agent
By Kosuzu Kobato
Illustrations by Yasuyuki Syuri
Carla is a down-on-her-luck witch whose skills aren’t up to
snuff when it comes to both magic and her work. Although
her main business is running an apothecary that’s been in
decline ever since her master passed away, she also runs a
divorce agency on the side (even though all of her clients
seem to reconcile, for some reason).
One day, Carla receives a request she can’t refuse. The
queen herself sends Thane, a knight who makes no effort
to hide his distaste for witches, to pass along her message.
Carla isn’t a fan of knights herself, leading the pair to fight
like cats and dogs…but maybe first impressions aren’t
A J-Novel Heart title launching February 22, 2023.
A Pale Moon Reverie
By Kuji Furumiya
Illustrations by Teruko Arai
Irede, a town of fine drink, masterful performing arts, and
holy courtesans was built long ago as an offering to a god.
Travelers gather here in droves from across the continent,
but unbeknownst to them, shades—creatures who lead
humans astray—lurk in the streets.
Sari, a maiden with the ability to bind shades, is the
proprietress of a living myth: the courtesan house Pale
Moon. And when she meets Xixu, a shadeslayer fresh from
the capital, restless shadows begin stirring beneath the
Launching February 6, 2023.
I Parry Everything: What Do You Mean I’m the Strongest? I’m Not Even an Adventurer Yet! (Manga)
Original Work by Nabeshiki
Character Designs by Kawaguchi
Noor has wanted to be like the adventurers in his father’s
stories—heroes who always save the day. But as everyone
knows, to be an adventurer, you’ve gotta have the right
Unfortunately for Noor, his [Parry] is bottom-of-the-barrel
useless, his prospects are nonexistent, and everybody is
telling him to give up. He figures there’s only one thing to
do: make up for it with effort! An intense, solitary training
regimen ought to do it. If one year won’t cut it, he’ll train for
five! If not five, ten.
Now in his late twenties with no new skills to show for his labors, Noor sets out to become an adventurer anyway. He’s no stranger to hard work afterall! Now, if only he can figure out why everyone keeps looking at him like that…
Launching today with Chapter 1 of Volume 1!
Reincarnated Mage with Inferior Eyes: Breezing through the Future as an Oppressed Ex-Hero
By Yusura Kankitsu
Illustrations by Ruria Miyuki
Good grief. After spending years traveling across the world,
saving towns, defeating demons, and then finally killing the
demon king, my party—the people I considered
comrades—decided to kick me out. I’d honestly thought
that they’d be different. They wouldn’t be like the rest of the
world, who irrationally hate people like me, with Amber
Eyes. But…I was wrong.
In the end, it’s not their fault, though. It’s just how the world
was back then. I was sure that with more time and
understanding, the world would shed their preconceived
notions about those with Amber Eyes and treat us as they
would anyone else. I held on to this hope as I used my unique magecraft to reincarnate myself two hundred years into the future. Now, it’s time to find out if my guess was right.
Launching today with Parts 1 and 2 of Volume 1.
Ascendance of a Bookworm: Short Story Collection
By Miya Kazuki
Illustrations by You Shiina
Six years have passed since Urano began her new life as
Myne, and so much has happened. She went from being a
simple commoner to an apprentice shrine maiden, then
she was thrown into the world of nobles as Rozemyne, the
adopted daughter of an archduke.
“But I’m not the only person with a lot going on! You can
say the same for everyone else! Though, uh… I guess that’s
mainly because of me.”
This first volume of Bookworm’s new Short Story Collection
is packed with previously unpublished chapters spanning
Parts 1 to 4. Experience the lower city, the orphanage, the temple, the Royal Academy, and many other familiar locations through new eyes in twenty-one stories told from a plethora of unique perspectives. What do those in Myne’s (or Rozemyne’s) circle think about her actions and what happens in the places she can’t see?
Includes behind-the-scenes notes from author Miya Kazuki and more four-panel manga by You Shiina.
Launching today with Part 1 of Volume 1.
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