Episode 29 No Game No Life

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Hello there Light Novel Podcast listeners! Welcome to another episode. This time we’re discussing Yuu Kamiya’s light novel series, No Game No Life. This one is being officially released in English by Yen On. We’ll be focusing on the first three volumes, because that’s what the anime was based on. But we can’t help but talk about some later volumes, including the sixth book which was turned into a feature film! This series sees brother and sister gamers being dragged into a world where all conflicts are resolved through games. Can they manage to bring humanity back from the brink?

NEWS

Otherside Picnic Sci-Fi Yuri Novels Get TV #Anime • Yumiri Hanamori

Yen On licenses Konosuba: An Explosion on this Wonderful World! Bonus Story: We are the Megumin Bandits!

Yen On Licenses The Garden of Words by Makoto Shinkai

Seven Seas Licenses YES, NO, OR MAYBE?

Seven Seas Licenses ROLL OVER AND DIE: I WILL FIGHT FOR AN ORDINARY LIFE WITH MY LOVE AND CURSED SWORD

Seven Seas License THE HIDDEN DUNGEON ONLY I CAN ENTER

Seven Seas Licenses the SARAZANMAI Light Novels

J-Novel CLUB License The Extraordinary, the Ordinary, and SOAP!

MAIN DISCUSSION

📔LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: No Game No Life
Get it from Amazon: https://amzn.to/30Xgi1V
Get it from Book Depository: https://bit.ly/2UEsKk7
Get it from RightStuf: https://bit.ly/2Ji4gb9

JAPANESE TITLE: ノーゲーム・ノーライフ — “No Game No Life”
AUTHOR: Yuu Kamiya — 榎宮 祐
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On
TRANSLATOR: Daniel Komen
RELEASE DATE (English): May 5, 2015

SYNOPSIS: Meet Sora and Shiro, a brother and sister who are loser shut-ins by normal standards. But these siblings don’t play by the rules of the “crappy game” that is average society. In the world of gaming, this genius pair reigns supreme, their invincible avatar so famous that it’s the stuff of urban legend. So when a young boy calling himself God summons the siblings to a fantastic alternate world where war is forbidden and all conflicts–even those involving national borders–are decided by the outcome of games, Sora and Shiro have pretty much hit the jackpot. But they soon learn that in this world, humanity, cornered and outnumbered by other species, survives within the confines of one city. Will Sora and Shiro, two failures at life, turn out to be the saviors of mankind? Let the games begin…!

PUBLISHER (Japan): MF Bunko J (Media Factory)
RELEASE DATE (Japan): April 2012
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 10
ANIME SERIES: Yes – https://amzn.to/36sJiQ0
MANGA: Yes. Licensed for English release by Yen Press – https://amzn.to/2vpptwi

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Episode 28 JK Haru is a Sex Worker in Another World

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Hello there Light Novel Podcast listeners! Welcome to another episode. This time, we’re talking about the seires, JK Haru is a Sex Worker in Another World. We’ll be covering the first volume and its sequel, Summer. It obviously contains some mature and sensitive topics, so it’s best to use some discretion as to whether you should listen or read the books. That said, most of our discussion revolves around the characters and how this series looks to address the isekai series we most typically see.

NEWS

A Sister’s All You Need Novels End on 14th Volume

Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Light Novels Gets TV Anime

Log Horizon TV Anime Gets 3rd Season in October

MAIN DISCUSSION

📔LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: JK Haru is a Sex Worker in Another World
Get it from Amazon: https://amzn.to/37t5N90
Get it from Book Depository: http://bit.ly/2RKzon8
Get it from RightStuf: http://bit.ly/38Xbmx9

JAPANESE TITLE: JKハルは異世界で娼婦になった — JK Haru wa Isekai de Shoufu ni Natta
AUTHOR: Ko Hiratori — 平鳥コウ
PUBLISHER (English): J-Novel Club
TRANSLATOR: Emily Balistrieri
RELEASE DATE (English): September 19, 2018

SYNOPSIS: record scratch freeze frame on Haru Koyama getting choked by a horny naked dude Yep, that’s me. You’re probably wondering how I got into this situation. Not by choice, I can tell you that! It started when my weirdo classmate, Chiba, tried to save me from a runaway truck and got us both killed instead. Idiot. Then we got transported to another world, which I guess is like an otaku dream come true, or something? Chiba ends up with cheat abilities, and what do I get? Nothing! Lucky me, I get to be a sex worker instead. Gotta earn money somehow — but since I have to do it, I’m gonna kick ass at it. This world treats women even worse than the one we came from, so things get…rough. Still, I’ve made friends with some of the girls, and if I can juggle Chiba’s idiocy and Sumo the virgin’s emotions on top of all the various kinks my customers throw at me, things will be all right…won’t they?

PUBLISHER (Japan): Hayakawa Shobo
RELEASE DATE (Japan): December 2017
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 2
ANIME SERIES: No
MANGA: Yes. Not licensed for English release

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Episode 27 Our Top Reads of 2019

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Hello there Light Novel Podcast listeners! Since 2019 came to an end, we decided to postpone JK Haru and instead take a look back at our favorite reads of 2019 and talk a little about some light novels we’re looking forward to in 2020.

Here’s the link for the survey mentioned in the podcast. To help celebrate Justus’ YouTube channel hitting 10k subscribers, we’re giving the chance for listeners to tell us which series we’ve previously covered that we should do a follow-up episode on!
https://s.surveyplanet.com/xEdeRu-H

NEWS

Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi 2020

The Detective is Already Dead Wins 15th Annual MF Bunko J Light Novel Rookie Award

Eromanga Sensei’s Manga Spinoff About Elf Yamada Ends

Kino’s Journey Manga Ends in Dengeki Daioh Magazine

Suppose a Kid From the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town’ Light Novel Series Gets Slice-of-Life Spinoff Manga

Meidea Tensei Monogatari Novels by Kakuriyo’s Midori Yūma Get Manga

‘The 8th son? Are you kidding me?’ Novels Get New Manga

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime’ Anime Gets 3 More Original Anime DVDs

Nachi Kio’s Remake Our Life! Novel Series Gets Anime

Hige o Soru. Soshite Joshi Kōsei o Hirou. Novels Get Anime

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Infinite Combate Game Heads West in 2020

A Certain Magical Index Light Novels Get New Series in February

Seven Seas Licenses BUCK NAKED IN ANOTHER WORLD Light Novels

Cross Infinte World License The Misfortune Devouring Witch is Actually a Vampire?!

MAIN DISCUSSION

Episode 26 Anime NYC 2019 Light Novel Licenses

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Welcome to another episode of the Light Novel Podcast! In this episode, we’re discussing the light novel licensing announcements made at Anime NYC 2019! Quite a number of new light novels were announced, and J-Novel Club even announced a brand new light novel imprint!

NEWS

Fortune Quest Light Novel Series ends after 30 year run (1:49)

Bishonen Tanteidan Gets an anime (4:24)

Kaifuku Jutsushi no Yarinaoshi (ReDo of Healer) Light Novel series gets an anime (5:28)

MAIN DISCUSSION

SQUARE ENIX

Nier: Automata YoRHa Boys (9:06)

VERTICAL

Bishonen Tanteidan (Pretty Boy Detective Club) (11:29)

YEN ON

High School Prodigies Have it Easy Even in Another World (16:56)

The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy (22:10)

Banished From the Heroes Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside (23:29)

In the Land of Leadale (27:06)

Three Days of Happiness (30:02)

High School DxD (32:37)

J-NOVEL CLUB

My Next Life as a Villainess All Roads Lead to Doom – coming in Print (41:20)
Sexiled – Coming in Print

Teogonia (42:23)

The World’s Least Interesting Swordsman (45:49)

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Isekai (50:42)

The Economics of Prophecy (55:07)

Kobold King (1:01:51)

Outer Ragna (1:09:54)

Her Majesty’s Swarm (1:17:17)

Isekai Rebuilding Project (1:23:50)

J-NOVEL CLUB HEART (1:29:27)

Tearmoon Empire (1:38:45)

I Refuse to Be Your Enemy (1:45:23)

The White Cat’s Revenge as Plotted from the Dragon King’s Lap (1:47:26)

Tales of Marielle Clarac (1:51:41)

The Bibliophile Princess (1:54:13)

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Episode 25 – Arifureta

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Welcome to another episode of the Light Novel Podcast! In this episode, we’re discussing the light novel series Arifureta From Commonplace to World’s Strongest. This one is released in eBook via J-Novel Club and in print by Seven Seas.

NEWS

GENERAL NEWs

Invaders of the Rokujouma!? Novels’ Kickstarter Ends With US$165,811 (3:00)
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-11-07/invaders-of-the-rokujouma-novels-kickstarter-ends-with-usd165811/.153020

NOVELS FROM OTHER PROPERTIES

We Never Learn Manga Gets 2nd Novel on December 4 (4:12)

New Sakura Wars Game Gets Novel on December 19 (4:44)

Death Stranding Game Gets Novel in Japan (5:06

GAMES FROM LIGHT NOVEL

The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done! Novels Get PS4 Game (5:47)

ANIME ADAPTATIONS

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Anime’s Promo Unveils Staff, 2020 Premiere (8:14

My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! Anime’s Promo Video Reveals Staff, Cast, April 2020 Premiere (11:07

‘Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World’ Light Novels Get Anime (12:19)

I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level TV Anime Announced (13:16)

The Journey of Elaina Casts an Enchanting Spell as a TV Anime (14:21)

‘Suppose a Kid From the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town’ Light Novels Get TV Anime (15:42)

Monster Girl Doctor Light Novels Gets TV Anime

LIGHT NOVEL LICENSES

Seven Seas Licenses THE INVINCIBLE SHOVEL Light Novel Series (18:19)

Seven Seas Licenses PENGUINDRUM Novels (21:29)

Seven Seas Licenses Yoru Sumino’s I HAD THAT SAME DREAM AGAIN Novel (23:25)

Seven Seas Licenses KUMA KUMA KUMA BEAR Light Novels and Manga (24:29)

Yen Press Licenses Makoto Shinkai’s Weathering With You Novel (26:33)

J-Novel Club Adds By the Grace of the Gods (28:20)
The Underdog of the Eight Greater Tribes (29:32)

Sol Press Licenses Chivalry of a Failed Knight Light Novel Series (30:44)

MANGA ANNOUNCEMENT

2 More Arcs of The Irregular at Magic High School Novels Get Manga Adaptations

Yū Shimizu’s Seiken Gakuin no Maken Tsukai Novels Get Manga

MAIN DISCUSSION (39:09)

📔LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: Arifureta From Commonplace to World’s Strongest
JAPANESE TITLE: ありふれた職業で世界最強 “Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou”
AUTHOR: Ryo Shirakome
ILLUSTRATOR: Takaya-ki
PUBLISHER (English): J-Novel Club & Seven Seas
TRANSLATOR: Ningen
RELEASE DATE (English): May 2017
PURCHASE (Amazon.com): http://amzn.to/2ovUNjW
PURCHASE (iBooks): https://apple.co/2NMzOJh

SYNOPSIS:
Seventeen year old Hajime Nagumo is your average, everyday otaku. However, his simple life of pulling all-nighters and sleeping in school is suddenly turned upside down when he, along with the rest of his class, is summoned to a fantasy world! They’re treated like heroes and tasked with the duty of saving the human race from utter extinction. But what should have been any otaku’s wet dream quickly turns into Hajime’s nightmare. While the rest of his class are blessed with godlike powers, Hajime’s job, Synergist, only has a single transmutation skill. Ridiculed and bullied by his classmates for being weak, he soon finds himself in despair. Will he be able to survive in this dangerous world of monsters and demons with only a glorified blacksmith’s level of strength?

PUBLISHER (Japan): Overlap Bunko
RELEASE DATE (Japan): June 2015
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 10 (still ongoing)
ANIME SERIES: Yes. Covered volumes 1-4
MANGA: Yes. Published in English by Seven Seas

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Episode 24 A Sister’s All You Need

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Welcome to another episode of the Light Novel Podcast! In this episode, we’re discussing the light novel series A Sister’s All You Need. It’s released officially in English by Yen On.

NEWS

GENERAL LIGHT NOVEL NEWS

Boys Love Light Novel Label Platinum Bunko Ceases Publication

My Sister, My Writer Manga Ends With 4th Compiled Volume

Sohryuden Legend of the Dragon Kings Gets 1st New Volume in 16 Years!

J-Novel Club Launches First Ever Kickstarter! Fully Funded in 6 Hours!

Final Volume of My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong as I Expected (Volume 14) Releasing November 19, 2019

ANIME NEWS

Date-A-Live gets new Anime Project – Adaptation of Spin-off Date A Bullet

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick-Up Girls in a Dungeon Gets 3rd Anime Season!

The Irregular at Magic High School Gets a new Anime Season Will adapt Volumes 9-11

Mao Gakuin no Futekigosha Light Novels Getting an Anime

Strike the Blood Series Getting a 4th OVA Series

Arifureta Gets 2nd Anime Season

Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki Gets Anime

LICENSING NEWS

Seven Seas Licenses Adachi and Shimamura Light Novel Series

Viz Licenses Bleach, Naruto, and One Piece Novels

Cross Infinite World License New Light Novel Series Of Dragons and Fae: Is a Fairy Tale Ending Possible for the Princess’s Hairstylist?

MAIN DISCUSSION

📔LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: A Sister’s All You Need
JAPANESE TITLE: 妹さえいればいい。 “Imouto sae Ireba ii.”
AUTHOR: Yomi Hirasaka
ILLUSTRATOR: Kantoku
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On
TRANSLATOR: Kevin Gifford
RELEASE DATE (English): May 22, 2018
PURCHASE (Amazon.com): https://amzn.to/2pkuVxL
PURCHASE (Book Depository): http://bit.ly/2vJG6Cu
PURCHASE (iBooks): https://apple.co/2XamMa9

SYNOPSIS: Itsuki Hashima is a novelist who’s hopelessly enamored with the idea of little sisters and is constantly surrounded by colorful characters. A world class genius and love-guru who’s beauty almost seems a waste on her. A girl who’s constantly troubled by her friendships, love interests, and can’t even find refuge in her dreams. A ridiculously talented illustrator. Each of them have as many problems and worries as the next and they never have a dull day together as they play games, travel, and work together. From the same author of the famous I Don’t Have Many Friends, Yomi Hirasaka!

PUBLISHER (Japan): Gagaga Bunko (Shogakukan)
RELEASE DATE (Japan): March 18, 2015
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 13
ANIME SERIES: Yes. Adapted Volumes 1-3 with content from volumes 4 & 5 https://amzn.to/32Uuwkb
MANGA: Yes. Not licensed for English Release

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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/
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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