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/

Music from Jukedeck – create your own at http://jukedeck.com

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

Podcast 1 – That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Light Novel Podcast

Show Notes:

Hi Everyone! Welcome to the first episode of the Light Novel Podcast! This episode is mainly an introduction to the voices you’ll be hearing in the future, what brought us into the light novel fandom, and some general thoughts on what light novels are, and why they matter!

Cast in this episode
Justus R. Stone
AnimeFlyz
BioGundam
Jean-Luc (JL)
Kyle C
Phillip
Terrence
Tom

Topics Discussed in this episode

  • What got you interested in Light Novels?
  • What is a Light Novel?
  • Does a Light Novel have to be from Japan?
  • What do Light Novels give you that anime or manga don’t?

Series Mentioned in this episode

Spice & Wolf

No Game No Life

Accel World

Baka & Test

Grendizer

Arifureta From Commonplace to World’s Strongest

A Certain Magical Index

Reborn as a Vending Machine I Now Wander the Dungeon

I Was a Sword When I Reincarnated

My Reincarnation as a Hot Spring in a Different World is Beyond Belief ~ It’s Not Like Being Inside You Feels Good or Anything!?

Using My God Skill “Breathing” to Level Up, I Will Challenge the Dungeon of the Gods