Podcast 10 Sam Pinansky of J-Novel Club

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Hello Light Novel Podcast listeners! This is a very special episode as we have our first guest! Sam Pinansky, the head-honcho at J-Novel Club, talks to us about all aspects of the light novel industry, including anime, different funding models, and moving from eBooks into print! And there might just be some news about a couple of light novel series getting print editions from J-Novel Club as well!

Cast

Justus R. Stone
Tom
Jean-Luc
Terrence
Special Guest Sam Pinansky!

Podcast 9 Fall 2018 Anime Based on Light Novels

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Hello Light Novel Podcast listeners! In this episode, we’re talking about the upcoming Fall 2018 anime schedule, and specifically about the anime based on light novels!

Notes will be further updated soon… I’m just quickly uploading this before I go to work ­čśë

Cast

Justus R. Stone

BioGundam

Terrence

Kyle

Jean-Luc

News

Coming Soon…

Series Discussed

Coming Soon…

Podcast 8 How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom

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Hello Light Novel Podcast listeners! On this episode we are talking about the light novel series How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom! This series is brought to us in English by J-Novel Club.

It’s an isekai series that focuses more on kingdom building and politics. It sounds dry, but it’s a really well done series!

We’re covering volumes 1-4 in this podcast. That covers the first arc of the series.

Cast

Justus R. Stone

Bio-Gundam

Jean-Luc

Terrence

News

Slayers is getting a new volume after almost 18 years!

Series Discussed

How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom written by Dojyomaru with art by Fuyuyuki

Browse Realist Hero books on Amazon (Affiliate Link) https://amzn.to/2oUcZpN

 

Thanks for listening!

Channel mascot, Shiori, artwork by Cetriya – https://www.youtube.com/user/tkawaii
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Podcast 7 Is it Wrong to Try to Pick-Up Girls in a Dungeon

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Hello Light Novel Podcast listeners! Welcome to Podcast #7. In this episode, we’re talking about the fantasy series, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick-Up Girls in a Dungeon (known as Danmachi for short).

The series follows a young, naive, boy who travels to the great city of Orario in order to become an adventurer and to challenge the Dungeon at the city’s core.

In this episode, we’re talking mainly about volumes 1 to 3. This series did receive an anime adaptation which covered volumes 1 to 5. We think that’s too much, so we’re just covering the first 3 books (frankly, the anime should’ve done the same).

Cast

Justus R. Stone

Flyz

Jean-Luc

Kyle C.

News

Bookwalker Announces the Next Big Light Novels

The Irregular at Magic High School Gets a Spin-Off Novel

J-Novel Club Announces More Licenses!

Eromanga Sensei Gets a Manga Spin-Off Starring Elf Yamada

Series Discussed

Is it Wrong to Try to Pick-Up Girls in a Dungeon? (aka Danmachi) by Fujino Omori

Browse Danmachi books, anime, and more on Amazon (Affiliate Link) – https://amzn.to/2MR3QsG

Podcast 6 Infinite Dendrogram

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Hello Light Novel Podcast Listeners! Welcome to Episode 6, where we are focusing on the J-Novel Club title, Infinite Dendrogram! This VRMMO light novel has become a favorite for a number of us on the podcast, so we’re pretty excited to share it with you! To keep the podcast from spiraling into a 5+ hours mess, we’re keeping our discussion to volumes 1-3 of Infinite Dendrogram. But I’d say we’re all looking forward to getting caught up on the series, and doing another episode dedicated to this cool series!

Cast

Justus R. Stone

Bio-Gundam

Kyle C.

Terrence

Tom

News

So I’m a Spider, So What? Light Novel series is getting an anime

Light Novel series Oshiego ni Ky┼Źhaku Sareru no ga Hanzai Desu ka? is getting an anime

My Hero Academia light novels getting published in English by Viz

The final Neon Genesis Evangelion film got a teaser

Series Discussed

Infinite Dendrogram

J-Novel Club Website Entry

Browse Infinite Dendrogram on Amazon

 

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This is the Infinite Dendrogram image Bio mentions during the podcast

 

Podcast 5.2 – Vertical, Yen On, and Seven Seas at Anime Expo

Hello Light Novel Podcast listeners! Welcome to this special second part podcast covering the light novel announcements from Anime Expo. This time, we’re covering the announcements made by Vertical, Yen On, and Seven Seas.

Cast

Justus R. Stone
Flyz
Jean-Luc
Kyle C.

 

Series Discussed

SEVEN SEAS

Classroom of the Elite
Spring or summer 2019
8 volumes (plus 2 side story volumes) – Ongoing – Media Factory
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/youkoso-jitsuryoku-shijou-shugi-no-kyoushitsu-e/

Mushoku Tensei
Spring or Summer 2019
18 Volumes – Ongoing – Kadokawa
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/mushoku-tensei-ln/

Division Maneuver
2 volumes – last one published December 2017
http://lndb.info/light_novel/Division_Maneuver_-Eiyuu_Tensei-

VERTICAL
5 Centimeters Per Second
https://myanimelist.net/anime/1689/Byousoku_5_Centimeter

YEN ON

The Night is Young, Walk on Girl
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_Is_Short,_Walk_On_Girl

penguin highway
Released November 2012
https://myanimelist.net/anime/37407/Penguin_Highway

Mirai no Mirai
https://myanimelist.net/anime/36936/Mirai_no_Mirai

Bungo Stray Dogs
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/bungo-stray-dogs/

Woof Woof Story (Wan Wan Monogatari)
3 volumes – ongoing
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/woof-woof-story%e3%80%80-i-told-you-a-rich-persons-dog%e3%80%81not-fenrir/

86
4 volumes – ongoing
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/86/

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Podcast 5.1 – J-Novel Club Announcements at Anime Expo

Hello Listeners! On this episode, we’re going over all the major announcements J-Novel Club made at Anime Expo on July 5, 2018. They announced eight new light novel licenses, and also had some other big news! We discuss it all in this episode!

Cast in this Episode

Justus R. Stone

Bio-Gundam

Terrence

Tom

News

Well, technically it’s all news, but the one thing we discussed outside of licenses and J-Novel news was…

The release of the PV for A Certain Magical Index Season 3 of the Anime.

Series Discussed

The Eccentric Master and the Fake Lover
http://www.crossinfworld.com/the-eccentric-master-and-the-fake-lover.html

An Archdemon’s Dilemma: How to Love Your Slave Elf Bride
5 volumes – ongoing March 31, 2018 HJ Bunko
https://j-novel.club/s/an-archdemon-s-dilemma-how-to-love-your-slave-elf-bride/

Kokoro Connect
11 Volumes – complete Famitsu Bunko – September 2013
https://j-novel.club/s/kokoro-connect/

Amagi Brilliant Park
8 Volumes – Complete – Fujimi Fantasia (Fujimi Shobo) June 2016
Anime covered volume 1 and took elements from volumes 2 & 3
https://j-novel.club/s/amagi-brilliant-park/

 

Gear Drive
Only 1 volume in Japan so far. Release Feb 2, 2018
https://j-novel.club/s/gear-drive/

 

Seirei Gensouki
10 Volumes – Ongoing – HJ Bunko March 2018
https://j-novel.club/s/seirei-gensouki-spirit-chronicles/

 

 Marchen der Werwolf: The Annals of Veight
Reborn as a Werewolf
Jinrou e no Tensei, Maou no Fukukan
https://j-novel.club/s/m-rchen-der-werwolf-the-annals-of-veight/
8 volumes. Last one came out in December 2017 – so still ongoing? Earth Star Novel

 

Last and First Idol
https://j-novel.club/s/last-and-first-idol/
Single stand alone short novel
Hayakawa

JK Haru is a Sex Worker
https://j-novel.club/s/jk-haru-is-a-sex-worker-in-another-world/
single stand alone novel
Hayakawa

Sorcerous Stabber Orphen
Fujimi Fantasia (Fujimi Shobo)
https://j-novel.club/s/sorcerous-stabber-orphen/

20 Volumes – Complete – 24 episode anime back in 1999 – new anime coming!
Published 1994-2003

Podcast 4 – Anime Expo Licensing Predictions & Wants

Hey there podcast listeners! On this episode we are talking about the upcoming Anime Expo! We are guaranteed 10 new light novel licenses this weekend. But odds are, we could see upwards of 20+ new light novel titles being brought to the English market. So we thought we’d each pick a few titles that we would like to see licensed, and the ones we are pretty much counting on getting licensed.

Cast in this Episode

Justus R. Stone
Jean-Luc (JL)
Terrence
Tom
Kyle C.
BioGundam
Topics Discussed

NEWS

J-Novel Club’s titles are now available on Google Play
Sol Press has finished printing the copies of Battle Divas & Strongest Gamer #1 and will be shipping soon!
New Life+ had its anime canceled and light novel publication put on hold

J-Novel Club has licensed a new series – Lazy Dungeon Master

SERIES DISCUSSED

86
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/86/

High School DxD
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/high-school-dxd/

Testament of Sister New Devil
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/shinmai-maou-no-keiyakusha/

GATE
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/gate-jietai-kare-no-chi-nite-kaku-tatakeri/

Zaregoto (Specifically Volume 3 as only 1-2 have been released)
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/zaregoto/

What If the Female Manager of a High-School Baseball Team Read Drucker’s Management
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moshidora

Alderamin on the Sky
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/nejimaki-seirei-senki-tenkyou-no-alderamin/

Hyouka
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/hyouka/

Attacking the Dungeon With My Boss Is OT Work?!
https://amzn.to/2MMdHjw

Around 40 Eigyou-man, Isekai ni Tatsu!: Megami Power de Jinsei Nidome no Nariagari
https://myanimelist.net/manga/109203/Around_40_Eigyou-man_Isekai_ni_Tatsu__Megami_Power_de_Jinsei_Nidome_no_Nariagari

Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Bakuen o! (Gifting this Wonderful World with Explosions!)
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/kono-subarashii-sekai-ni-bakuen-o/

And You Thought There is Never a Girl Online?
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/netoge-no-yome-wa-onnanoko-ja-nai-to-omotta/

I Was a Sword When I Reincarnated
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/i-was-a-sword-when-i-reincarnated/

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Podcast 3 – The Devil is a Part-Timer Volumes 1-4

Show Notes

Hey there podcast listeners! On this episode we are discussing the first 4 volumes of the slice-of-life/action/supernatural battles light novel series The Devil is a Part-Timer!

Cast in this Episode

Justus R. Stone

Kyle C.

Jean-Luc (JL)

Terrence

Topics Discussed

NEWS

Rikako Akiyoshi interview on Justus’ YouTube Channel

J-Novel Club has a ton of new title announcements coming during Anime Expo

The light novel series Girly Air Force is getting an anime (a title not yet licensed in English)

Anime News Network has posted their Spring 2018 Light Novel Guide

Some controversy over the announcement of an anime for the light novel series [New Life+] Young Again in Another World

Goblin Slayer is getting a serialized spin-off

Cross Infinite World has licensed a new light novel series – Dawn of the Mapmaker: The Surveyor Girl and the Forbidden Knowledge

English Light Novels.com is hosting their annual summer reading program

Mari Okada’s autobiography is getting a live-action adaptation

Is Sol Press working on some new light novel titles?

THE DEVIL IS A PART-TIMER

Podcast 2 – That Time We Talked About Sword Art Online for 2 Hours

Show Notes

It’s time for the second episode of the Light Novel Podcast! This week, we’re talking about the first two arcs of Sword Art Online – Aincrad and Fairy Dance. We thought we should break this series up so the podcast didn’t go too long. And even with only talking about two parts of Sword Art Online, we managed to talk for two hours! Hope you all enjoy it and leave some comments!

Cast in this episode

Justus R. Stone

BioGundam

Flyze

Tom

Topics Discussed

The Ancient Magus’ Bride is getting two light novels in December

J-Novel Club is offering their light novels in digital format to libraries

How NOT to Summon A Demon Lord is using some pretty naughty imagery

Sword Art Online – Aincrad

Sword Art Online – Fairy Dance

Sword Art Online Progressive

Accel World

Overlord

Infinite Dendrogram