Episode 21 The Isekai Game

light novel podcast 21 the isekai game

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.


Justus R. Stone
Kyle C.


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



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
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
Sen Yarizui 
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

Light Novel Podcast episode 20 the saga of tanya the evil

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.


Justus R. Stone
Kyle C.


Wolf & Parchment: New Theory Spice & Wolf Light Novels Get Manga

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

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

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

Record of Wortenia War!

Side-by-Side Dreamers!

Seriously Seeking Sister! Ultimate Vampire Princess Just Wants Little Sister – Plenty of Service Will Be Provided

Crest of the Stars/Banner of the Stars

Cross Infinite World to Release Another World’s Zombie Apocalypse Is Not My Problem!

You Call That Service?

In The Eminence in Shadow

J-Novel Club is releasing the following titles in print…
Ascendance of a Bookworm

An Archdemon’s Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride

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


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

Podcast 14 Katanagatari

light novel podcast episode 14 katanagatari

Hello Light Novel Podcast listeners! Tonight we’re discussing the latest English offering of Nisioisin, Katanagatari. This one is being released in English by Vertical. It’s the tale of two unique individuals seeking out twelve even more unique katanas.

You can leave your comment on the YouTube video here – https://youtu.be/5LLFJXD3pQE


Justus R. Stone


Hachinantte Sore wa Inai Deshō! Fantasy Light Novels Get Anime

1st New Twelve Kingdoms Novel Story in 6 Years Slated for 2019

Yen Press Licenses Konosuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World! Novels

Sound! Euphonium Series Gets 2 New Novels About Kumiko’s 3rd Year

Itai no wa Iya nano de Bōgyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu. Novels Get Anime


Katanagatari by Nisioisin

PURCHASE (Amazon.com): https://amzn.to/2SgOuAd
PURCHASE (Book Depository): http://bit.ly/2JxBylQ

A huge thanks to Vertical for supplying us with books to review and for the sponsored Bookmark giveaway!

Bookmark Images


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Podcast 13 Licenses, J-Novel Club Manga, Kono Light Novel Ga Sugoi 2019

Light Novel Podcast episode 13 licenses j-novel manga kono light novel ga sugoi

In this episode of the Light Novel Podcast we are talking about several big news items in the light novel world.
The first is the licensing announcements coming out of Anime NYC last month.
The second is the announcement of J-Novel Club’s first round of manga titles. Especially one that has us feeling like a possible new light novel announcement is being teased!
Finally, we talk about the 2019 edition of Kono Light Novel Ga Sugoi. This yearly ranking has a huge influence on the decisions regarding new anime adaptations as well as possible future English licenses.


Justus R. Stone


The Dirty Way to Destroy the Goddess’s Hero (Megami no Yūsha o Taosu Gesu na Hōhō):
5 volumes in Japan – Most recent July 30, 2018

The Hero is Overpowered but Overly Cautious (Kono Yūsha ga Ore TUEEE Kuse ni Shinchō Sugiru):
5 volumes in Japan

Torture Princess: Fremd Torturchen (Isekai Gōmon Hime):
7 Volumes in Japan

Wolf Children: Ame & Yuki:
Single Volume Film Adaptation

Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki (Jaku-chara Tomozaki-kun):
7 volumes (7th is 6.5)

Last Round Arthurs: Scum Arthur and Heretic Merlin (Last Round Arthurs: Kuzu Arthur to Gedō Merlin):
2 volumes
ラストラウンド・アーサーズ クズアーサーと外道マーリン

Restaurant to Another World aka 異世界食堂 or Isekai Shokudō
Has 4 volumes in Japan
Had a 12 episode anime which ran July-September, 2017.


Tankobon List
10. So I’m a Spider, So What?
9. I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level
8. Mushoku Tensei – Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu (Mushoku Tensei – Jobless Reincarnation)
7. JK Haru is a Sex Worker in Another World
6. Majo no Tabitabi
5. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
4. Overlord
3. Monogatari series
2. Umibe no Byōin de Kanojo to Hanashita Ikutsuka no Koto
1. Honzuki no Gekokujō ~Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen~

Bunkobon List
10. Sword Art Online
9. A Certain Magical Index Series
8. Sankaku no Kyori wa Kagiri Nai Zero
7. Boku-tachi no Remake
6. Classroom of the Elite
5. 86 -Eighty-Six-
4. Hige o Soru. Soshite Joshi Kōsei o Hirou
3, Jaku Chara Tomozaki-kun
2. The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done!
1. Sabikui no Bisco (Rust-Eater Bisco)

*1. Shirabi (Ryuuou no Oshigoto!, 86)
*2. Kiyotaka Haimura (Toaru Majutsu no Index)
*3. Fly (Jaku-Chara Tomozaki-kun)
*4. Kantoku (Imouto sae Ireba Ii.)
*5. Kurone Mishima (Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!)
*6. Keiji Mizoguchi (Seishun Buta Yarou Series)
*7. abec (Sword Art Online)
*8. Saki Ukai (Isekai Goumon-hime)
*9. Riv (Seirei Gensouki)
10. Shunsaku Tomose (Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e)

Podcast 12 A Certain Magical Index

Light Novel Podcast episode 12 a certain magical index

In this episode of the Light Novel Podcast, we talk about the long-running series, A Certain Magical Index (Toaru Majutsu no Index) by Kazuma Kamachi. Between the original series and its sequel, New Testament, it has nearly 50 volumes in Japan. Unfortunately, we are a ways behind in the English market, having not yet completed the main series.
But we thought it was a good time to talk about the series as the third season of the anime, which is predicted to complete the adaptation of the original series, is currently airing. It only took eight years or so to get it!


Justus R. Stone


Main Topic

A Certain Magical Index
Licensed for English release by Yen On
Purchase A Certain Magical Index Light Novels, Manga, and Anime here…

A Certain Magical Index anime page on MAL

Podcast 11 Goblin Slayer

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*WARNING* This podcast is about the light novel series, Goblin Slayer. It will contain discussions about the topics of rape and violence. Listener discretion advised.
We will be comparing how the light novel, manga, and anime cover the mature content in Goblin Slayer in different ways. We’ll also discuss the controversy that surrounded the first episode and the response of the anime community.

Goblin Slayer is a fantasy series about an adventurer who has dedicated his life to hunting goblins. As his fame for taking these typically low-paying, high-risk, jobs grows, he is approached by other adventurers.


Justus R. Stone


Date A Live game in the works

Date A Live anime Season 3 coming in 2019

Fantasia Bunko announces game featuring numerous LN characters

Assassin’s Pride light novel series getting an anime

Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks? Getting an anime

My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! getting an anime

Ore wo Suki nano wa Omae Dake ka yo Light Novels Get TV Anime

New SOL Press Licenses
Why Shouldn’t a Detestable Demon Lord Fall in Love?
Redefining the Meta at VRMMO Academy

Konosuba is getting a Dungeon RPG

Cross Infinite World Licenses The Cursed Princess and the Lucky Knight

Main Topic

Goblin Slayer.
Licensed for English release by Yen On
Purchase Goblin Slayer Light Novels and Manga here…

Goblin Slayer anime page on MAL

Read the full questionnaire we submitted to bio’s friend here…

The Crunchyroll Images we refer to…


🎉Thanks for listening!

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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 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 😉


Justus R. Stone






Coming Soon…

Series Discussed

Coming Soon…

Podcast 8 How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom

light novel podcast episode 8 how a realist hero rebuilt the kingdom

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.


Justus R. Stone





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


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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).


Justus R. Stone



Kyle C.


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