Episode 23 The Faraway Paladin

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Hello Light Novel Podcast listeners! On this edition of the podcast we’re discussing the light novel series The Faraway Paladin. This one is released in English by J-Novel Club. It’s an isekai series with a very “High Fantasy” feel.

NEWS

Cross Infinite World Licenses Root Double -Before Crime * After Days-

My Next Life as a Villainess getting an anime

MAIN DISCUSSION

📔LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: The Faraway Paladin
JAPANESE TITLE: 最果てのパラディン “Saihate no Paladin”
AUTHOR: Kanata Yanagino
ILLUSTRATOR: Kususaga Rin
PUBLISHER (English): J-Novel Club
TRANSLATOR: James Rushton
RELEASE DATE (English): February 2017
PURCHASE (Amazon.com): https://amzn.to/3036JkP
PURCHASE (iBooks): https://apple.co/2kQ0NIb

SYNOPSIS:

In a city of the dead, long since ruined and far from human civilization, lives a single human child. His name is Will, and he’s being raised by three undead: the hearty skeletal warrior, Blood; the graceful mummified priestess, Mary; and the crotchety spectral sorcerer, Gus. The three pour love into the boy, and teach him all they know. But one day, Will starts to wonder: “Who am I?” Will must unravel the mysteries of this faraway dead man’s land, and unearth the secret pasts of the undead. He must learn the love and mercy of the good gods, and the bigotry and madness of the bad. And when he knows it all, the boy will take his first step on the path to becoming a Paladin. “I promised you. It’s gonna take a while, but I’ll tell you everything. This is the story of the deaths of many heroes. It’s the story of how we died, and it’s the reason you grew up here.”

PUBLISHER (Japan): Overlap Bunko
RELEASE DATE (Japan): March 2016
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 4
ANIME SERIES: None
MANGA: Yes. Licensed for English release by J-Novel Club

Episode 22 Anime Expo 2019 Licensing Announcements

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Hey there Light Novel Podcast listeners! The month of July brought us the largest anime convention in North America, Anime Expo! It’s where most of the companies involved in the anime, manga, and light novel business gather to meet fans and announce their upcoming projects. There were fifteen light novels announced at Anime Expo from the main light novel publishers. In this episode, we’re sharing our thoughts on those licensing announcements.

CAST

Justus R. Stone
Kyle C.
Biogundam
Terrence
Jean-Luc
Flyz

Episode 21 The Isekai Game

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Hey there Light Novel Podcast listeners! We’ve been doing this podcast thing for over a year now, so on this episode we decided to do something totally different! We’re playing a game that was created by a few of our member. I’ll post the rules and options under the “Main Discussion” header.

CAST

Justus R. Stone
Kyle C.
Biogundam
Terrence
Jean-Luc

NEWS DISCUSSED

Cross Infinite World are releasing some of their titles in print with more planned

Cross Infinite World Licenses The Werewolf Count and the Trickster Tailor

The Eminence in Shadow Novels Inspire ‘Shadow Gaiden’ #Manga Spinoff
Yen On releasing the light novel later this year

Kagerou Daze gets sequel

A Sister’s All You Need manga is ending in July

J-Novel Club is releasing JK Haru Is a Sex Worker in Another World sequel Summer!
some parts already available on their website. Will be getting an eBook release.

Overlord Author Kugane Maruyama Expresses Frustration at Fan Translations

Seven Seas License MAGIC USER: REBORN IN ANOTHER WORLD AS A MAX LEVEL WIZARD Light Novel Series

MAIN DISCUSSION

Light Novel Podcast Anniversary Edition

The following document will explain the rules of the isekai trade game.

  1. Each player will use a Discord Dice Bot to draw a power on the power chart. Afterall, when we are transported to an isekai, by the rule of anime tropes, we get a special power that might be useful or not. Life isn’t always fair nor is isekai.
  2. Each player will throw the discord dice to draw a goal form the goal chart.
  3. Each player will throw the discord dice to draw a set of three Light Novel Characters to accompany him in attaining his goal.
  4. Because randomness can be harsh, we’ll then do some negotiation rounds to exchange some of our allies in order to get a team better suited for our goal. We’ll start with 50 Light Coin that we can bet during the negotiation phase in addition to our characters.
  5. After 20 min. we close the negotiation rounds and we try to see if our goal is attainable with our current team and why. If it is judged unanimously attainable, that player receive 5 points. Players that did not achieve their goals receive 10 Light coins.
  6. We then draw another goal and proceed to another round of negotiation.
  7. When we are done with 3 or 4 goals, we divide the number of Light coin by 10 and add the number to our points. The player with the most points wins.

Isekai Power Table

1Similar body with cosmetic change and kick-ass martial arts
2Magical protective force field
3Able to speed read 500 pages in five minutes
4Controlling shadows, cover an area with darkness, moving from shadow to shadow
5Shape change self or others, 1 person at a time, from cat to horse in term of size.
6Unlimited Light Novel Works (summons countless light novels from the heavens)
7A stand representing your worst nightmare that let you stop time
8Perfect illusion, limit of 1 hour total per day
9Recording Magic AKA Craig (Give an awesome voice with ability to record and replay any sound or conversation)
10You’re stuck with Aqua
11Turn water into alcohol at will
12Produce fortune cookies at will (Isekai people will believe whatever is written on it, but they need to eat good chinese food first)
13Appraise anything by tasting it
14the ability to negate other  abilities or magic by touch
15the ability to create life from nothing
16the ability to feel sensations and emotions of people within 1 mile or 1.6km radius of you.

Adventuring Goal Table

1Farm food to keep a village from hunger during a very harsh canadian winter.
2Explore and document the world to find the meaning of life
3Defeat the Demon Lord and his army (destroying the castle is a bonus)
4Escape from the 100th floor of a Living Dungeon
5Satisfy the taste buds of otherworldly mass with your abilities
6Ascend to Godhood in any way possible
7Catch every Pokemon and be the best team of Pokémon trainer like no one ever was
8Steal from the rich and give to the poor and return the balance of order.
9Invent and bring a new sport to life and success worldly
10Reclaim three powerful artefact and start a museum
11Make a million gold piece in a month
12Return to your original world with lots of isekai gift for your friends
13Start and form an  kingdom/empire 
14Save as many village from invading cabbage as you can and eat them all within a week or they’ll spoil
15find books on every subject available and then open up a library 
16Usurp the throne of a just King in any way possible without causing a riot
17Gather a harem that includes a girl of every race of that world (Allies count)
18Expose the traitor infiltrating the court of the kingdom hosting you.
19start a philosophy podcast in the new world.
20Travel around the world having fun
21become the greatest warrior that ever lived in the world 
22start a cult
23settle down and start a family for yourself 
24start a band
25destroy all life and existence including yourself when your done.

Light Novel Character List

1Emi YuusaDevil Part-Timer
2EucliwoodZombie desu ka
3HaruhiroGrimgar
4Ayanakoji KiyotakaClassroom of the Elite
5Goblin SlayerGoblin Slayer
6Shizuo HeiwajimaDurarara!
7KatharinaMy next life as a villainess : All route leads to doom
8HoloSpice and Wolf
9Yuji Sakamoto Baka and test 
10Tanya Von DegurechaffSaga of Tanya the Evil
11AcceleratorMagical Index
12KumokoSo I’m a Spider, so what?
13AkatsukiLog Horizon
14MamakoMommy Isekai
15Kazuya SoumaRealist Hero
16Akatsuki KojoStrike the Blood
17Will G. MarybloodFaraway Paladin
18Kaoru NagasePotion Girl
19Roroa AmidoniaRealist Hero
20NaofumiShield Hero
21Lucia SatowaShishunki na Adam
22Issei Hyoudouhigh school dxd 
23Basara Tōjō the testament of sister new devil
24Darkness Konosuba
25SuimeiThe magic in this other world is too far behind
26vali luciferhigh school dxd 
27Renko Psychome
28Stephanie DolaNo Game No Life
29Yahiro Takigawa (Lars) 
the testament of sister new devil
30Hajime NagumoArifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest
31roure monster
32Hideyoshi Kinoshitabaka and test 
33BoxxoReborn as a Vending Machine
34Kanie SeiyaAmagi Brilliant Park
35Koyomi AraragiMonogatari
36Dvampire hunter D
37Sadao MaouDevil Part-Timer
38Aria Holmes Kanzaki
Aria The Scarlet Ammo
39
Sen Yarizui 
ben-to
40Kurumi Tokisaki date a live 
41Rory MercuryJapanese nationalism the light novel 
42Charlotte DunoisInfinite Stratos
43Rikka TakanashiLove, Chunibyo & Other Delusions
44Ken SugisakiSeitokai no Ichizon
45Taiga AisakaToradora!
46Enju AiharaBlack Bullet
47Reinhard von LohengrammLegend of Galactic Heroes
48Yang Wen-liLegend of Galactic Heroes

Episode 20 The Saga of Tanya the Evil

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On this episode of the Light Novel Podcast we’re discussing the light novel series, The Saga of Tanya the Evil. This one is released in English by Yen On and has had an anime adaptation and feature film adapted from the books. It’s an interesting tale of a sociopathic Japanese HR department head who, upon getting up close and personal with a subway train, meets god. Trouble is, god isn’t your usual happy or apologetic deity we see in other isekai stories. Nope. This god is pretty upset and decides to make an example of our MC by reincarnating him in a world bound for global conflict.

CAST

Justus R. Stone
Kyle C.
Flyz
Terrence
Jean-Luc

NEWS DISCUSSED

Wolf & Parchment: New Theory Spice & Wolf Light Novels Get Manga
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-04-15/wolf-and-parchment-new-theory-spice-and-wolf-light-novels-get-manga/.145729

1st New Twelve Kingdoms Novel Story in 6 Years Slated for 4 Volumes in October, November https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-12-12/1st-new-twelve-kingdoms-novel-story-in-6-years-slated-for-2019/.140692

The Unwanted Undead Adventurer manga has been licensed by J-Novel Club

The Faraway Paladin manga has been licensed by J-Novel Club

Hitoma Iruma’s Adachi to Shimamura Yuri Novels Get TV Anime
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-05-06/hitoma-iruma-adachi-to-shimamura-yuri-novels-get-tv-anime/.146465

JK Haru is a Sex Worker in Another World is getting a manga adaptation

Seven Seas has licensed SCP FOUNDATION: IRIS OF THE MIRROR WORLD by Akira and Sidu
https://sevenseasentertainment.com/2019/04/18/secure-contain-and-protect-with-seven-seas-release-of-scp-foundation-iris-of-the-mirror-world-light-novel/

J-NOVEL CLUB LICENSES
Middle-Aged Businessman Makes a Name for Himself in Another World Thanks to Goddess Power!

Record of Wortenia War!
https://amzn.to/2FpXejf

Side-by-Side Dreamers!
https://amzn.to/2XYYP6N

Seriously Seeking Sister! Ultimate Vampire Princess Just Wants Little Sister – Plenty of Service Will Be Provided
https://amzn.to/2Y3DhGd

Crest of the Stars/Banner of the Stars
https://amzn.to/2L7HepE

Cross Infinite World to Release Another World’s Zombie Apocalypse Is Not My Problem!
https://amzn.to/2WRlMHG

YEN ON LICENSES
https://www.theouterhaven.net/2019/05/yen-press-announces-new-manga-and-light-novels/
You Call That Service?

In The Eminence in Shadow

J-Novel Club is releasing the following titles in print…
Ascendance of a Bookworm
https://amzn.to/2Y5GV28

An Archdemon’s Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride
https://amzn.to/2IUwybe

Full Metal Panic & Crest of the Stars will be released in print Omnibus format

MAIN DISCUSSION

TITLE: The Saga of Tanya the Evil
AKA: Youjo Senki, 幼女戦記, The Military Chronicles of a Little Girl
AUTHOR: Carlo Zen
ILLUSTRATOR: Shinobu Shinotsuki
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On
PURCHASE (Amazon): https://amzn.to/2FmhnGU

PUBLISHER (Japan): Enterbrain
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan): 11 (Ongoing)
ANIME SERIES: 12 episodes. Aired January-March, 2017. A Feature film was released early 2019

Episode 19 Konosuba

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Hello light novel fans! Welcome to another episode of the Light Novel Podcast. Tonight we’re talking about a less than serious isekai series, Konosuba! God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World. This series is released in English by Yen On. We’ll be focusing our discussion on the first 4 volumes of Konosuba, as this is what the anime covered. As always, there will be spoilers

CAST

Justus R. Stone
Kyle
Flyz
Terrence

NEWS DISCUSSED

My Youth Romantic Comedy Volume 14 on indefinite delay

4 New License Announcements from Yen On

A Mysterious Job Called Oda Nobunaga
(Oda Nobunaga to Iu Nazo no Shokugyō ga Mahō Kenshi yori Cheat Datta node, Ōkoku o Tsukuru Koto ni Shimashita)
Author: Kisetsu Morita

Suppose a Kid From the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town
(Tatoeba Last Dungeon Mae no Mura no Shōnen ga Joban no Machi de Kurasu Yō na Monogatari)
Authors: Toshio Satō

World’s Strongest Rearguard: Labyrinth Country & Dungeon Seekers
(Sekai Saikyō no Kōei ~Meikyūkoku no Shinjin Tansakusha)
Authors: Tōwa

The Greatest Mao Is Reborn to Get Friends
(Shijō Saikyō no Ōmaō, Murabito A ni Tensei Suru)
Author: Myōjin Katō

MAIN DISCUSSION

TITLE: Konosuba God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World
AKA: この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!, Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
AUTHOR: Natsume Akatsuki
ILLUSTRATOR: Kurone Mishima
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On
PURCHASE (Amazon): https://amzn.to/2wgc8nj

PUBLISHER (Japan): Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan): 15 Ongoing
ANIME SERIES: 2 Seasons covering 4 volumes. An upcoming anime movie will cover the 5th volume

Episode 18 Overlord

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Hey there light novel fans! On this episode of the Light Novel Podcast we’re discussing the isekai series, Overlord. Now this one has had 3 cours of anime, covering up to volume 9 of the light novel series. In this episode, we’re focusing on the first 3 volumes of the Overlord series.

CAST


Justus R. Stone
Mirage
Flyz
Terrence

NEWS DISCUSSED

High School Prodigies Have It Easy Even In Another World Light Novel Series Gets TV Anime

Re:Zero gets a 2nd season

Goblin Slayer gets an OVA

Infinite Dendrogram gets spin-off manga

Reincarnated as a Slime gets spin-off manga

Season 3 of My Youth Romantic Comedy SNAFU – is wrong as i expected

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime gets a 2nd season

VERTICAL LN LICENSES

Vertical gets 3rd volume of Zaregoto

Bakemonogatari manga

Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose Resurrection at Nineteen

NEW J-NOVEL CLUB LICENSES

The Greatest Magicmaster’s Retirement Plan

Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skill

Ascendance of a Bookworm

Full Metal Panic

MAIN DISCUSSION

TITLE: Overlord
AKA: オーバーロード
AUTHOR: Kugane Maruyama
ILLUSTRATOR: so-bin
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On
PURCHASE (Amazon): https://amzn.to/2Djzxbm

PUBLISHER (Japan): Enterbrain
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan): 13 Ongoing
ANIME SERIES: 3 Seasons covering 9 volumes

Episode 17 The Rising of the Shield Hero

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Hello Light Novel Podcast listeners! In this episode we’re delving into the first four volumes of the light novel series, The Rising of the Shield Hero! This one currently has an anime airing on Crunchyroll and it’s cause a fair share of controversy.

CAST

Justus R. Stone
Bio-Gundam
Flyz
Terrence
Jean-Luc

NEWS

The Light Novel Podcast/Justus R. Stone have an official Discord Group

Kawaikereba Hentai demo Suki ni Natte Kuremasuka? Light Novel Series Gets TV Anime

Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?

Ascendance of a Bookworm

If It’s For My Daughter I’d Even Defeat A Demon Lord

Light Novel About Sex Slave Canceled After Author’s Heated Tweets Against Illustrator

Publisher Alphapolis revealed on February 20 that Rain and Bōkyaku no Haō Roland light novel author Takumi Yoshino recently passed away.

Light Novel Awards from LN News for January 2019. Monthly ‘Hot’ category: ‘”Rust Eater Bisco” is selected. The first volume and the third volume are all selected in this department, and there is no doubt that it is one of the most “hot” works right now.’

MAIN DISCUSSION

TITLE: The Rising of the Shield Hero
AKA: Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari, 盾の勇者の成り上がり
AUTHOR: Aneko Yusagi
ILLUSTRATOR: Minami Seira
PUBLISHER (English): One Peace Books
PURCHASE (Amazon.com): https://amzn.to/2Oqv2zV

PUBLISHER (Japan): MF Books
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 21 (Ongoing)
ANIME SERIES: Currently Airing

Episode 16 Psycome

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Hello Light Novel Podcast listeners! In this episode we’re delving into the first 3 volumes of the Yen On series, Psycome. This series, also dubbed Psycho Love Comedy, is complete at 6 volumes in English. It’s one of the first light novel series Yen On picked up that wasn’t also supported by an anime and/or manga.

CAST

Justus R. Stone
Flyz
Terrence
BioGundam

NEWS

Bakemonogatari Manga Series Surpasses One Million Copies Printed
With only 3 volumes out

Kadokawa Launches Dragon Novels Imprint for Novels Based on Tabletop RPGs

2 More The Irregular at Magic High School Manga Launch in March

Infinite Dendrogram Getting an Anime

Infinite Dendrogram getting PRINT releases

Seven Seas Licenses Evangelion Light Novels

Seven Seas Releasing Arifureta Zero in Print

Seven Seas Licenses Reincarnated As A Sword

MAIN DISCUSSION

TITLE: Psycome
AKA: Psycho Love Comedy, サイコメ
AUTHOR: Mizuki Mizushiro
ILLUSTRATOR: Namanie
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On
TRANSLATOR: Nicole Wilder
PURCHASE Psycome from Amazon

PUBLISHER (Japan): Famitsu Bunko
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 6 (complete) +1 Short Story volume
ANIME SERIES: None

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Episode 15 Our Top Reads of 2018 and Wants for 2019

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Hello Light Novel Podcast listeners! After a Winter Holiday break, we’re back with a new episode! This time, to say a final farewell to 2018, we’re each listing our Top 3 light novel reads of 2018. Then we are taking a look ahead at 2019. There’s already some licensing news starting, but we thought we’d each pick a few titles we hope to see get an official English release announced this year.

CAST

Justus R. Stone
Jean-Luc
Flyz
Kyle
Terrence
Tom
BioGundam

NEWS


Haruhi Suzumiya novels being re-released from Kadokawa Bunko

Arifureta anime premieres July 2019

Goblin Slayer Anime ended with a tease that more would be coming

Rumor – Apparently the domain dendro-anime.jp was registered. Does this signal an Infinite Dendrogram anime?

Seishun Buta Yaro Series film coming Summer 2019. Staff and cast returning from the TV anime

Cop Craft Light Novel Series Getting an Anime in 2019
Series is written by the author of Full Metal Panic

Naruto Shinden Novels get Anime

Invaders of the Rokujouma is getting a drama CD to celebrate its 10th Anniversary

Square Enix Announces a Certain Magical Index Smartphone Game

Cross Infinite World Licenses the light novels series Beast’s Blood
2 volumes per the announcement

New Yen On Licenses

The Survived Alchemist with a Dream of Quiet Town Life
5 Volumes in Japan as of January 2019

Little Witch Academia Novel The Nonsensical Witch and The Country of Faeries

J-Novel Club licenses


I Shall Survive Using Potions
4 volumes in Japan as of January 2019

Cooking With Wild Game
16 volumes in Japan as of January 2019

Welcome to Japan Ms. Elf!
2 Volumes currently out in Japan

J-Novel Club also licensed the manga of An Archdemon’s Dilemma, How to Love Your Elf Bride, as well as I Will Survive Using Potions and The Magic in This Other World is Too Far Behind
http:// https://j-novel.club/c/an-archdemon-s-dilemma-how-to-love-your-elf-bride-manga-volume-1-chapter-1

MAIN DISCUSSION


Our Top 3 Light Novel reads of 2018

Our most hoped for Light Novel licenses for 2019

Boomark Winners!

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