Podcast 10 Sam Pinansky of J-Novel Club

light novel podcast 10 sam from j-novel club

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!


Justus R. Stone
Special Guest Sam Pinansky!

Podcast 6 Infinite Dendrogram

Light Novel Podcast 6 Infinite Dendrogram

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!


Justus R. Stone


Kyle C.




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

Light Novel series Oshiego ni Kyōhaku 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 5.1 – 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





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

An Archdemon’s Dilemma: How to Love Your Slave Elf Bride
5 volumes – ongoing March 31, 2018 HJ Bunko

Kokoro Connect
11 Volumes – complete Famitsu Bunko – September 2013

Amagi Brilliant Park
8 Volumes – Complete – Fujimi Fantasia (Fujimi Shobo) June 2016
Anime covered volume 1 and took elements from volumes 2 & 3


Gear Drive
Only 1 volume in Japan so far. Release Feb 2, 2018


Seirei Gensouki
10 Volumes – Ongoing – HJ Bunko March 2018


 Marchen der Werwolf: The Annals of Veight
Reborn as a Werewolf
Jinrou e no Tensei, Maou no Fukukan
8 volumes. Last one came out in December 2017 – so still ongoing? Earth Star Novel


Last and First Idol
Single stand alone short novel

JK Haru is a Sex Worker
single stand alone novel

Sorcerous Stabber Orphen
Fujimi Fantasia (Fujimi Shobo)

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