Episode 51 Anime Expo 2021 & More Light Novel Licenses

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Early July saw Anime Expo 2021 Online where J-Novel Club announced a bunch of new light novel licenses. Not to be outdone, Yen Press and Seven Seas had their own Twitter event to announce their own set of new releases. So here we are, letting you know all the new light novel series you can look forward to later this year!

Yen Press Announcements

Seven Seas Announcements

J-Novel Club Announcements

Episode 50 Summer 2021 Anime Adapted from Light Novels

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Welcome to another episode of the light novel podcast. We’re talking about the summer 2021 Anime season and all the series/movies adapted from light novels.

0:00 Intro Summer 2021 Anime

1:14 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken 2nd Season Part 2
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

3:23 Otome Game no Hametsu Flag shika Nai Akuyaku Reijou ni Tensei shiteshimatta… X
My Next Life as a Villainess

5:48 Mahouka Koukou no Yuutousei
The Honor Student at Magic High School

Genjitsu Shugi Yuusha no Oukoku Saikenki
8:57 How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom

Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru.
15:40 The Detective is Already Dead

Bokutachi no Remake
22:02 Remake our Life!

Cheat Kusushi no Slow Life: Isekai ni Tsukurou Drugstore
28:34 Cheat Pharmacist’s Slow Life: Making a Drugstore in Another World

31:00 Seirei Gensouki

Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu
37:41 Tsukimichi: Moonlit Fantasy

Episode 49 Light Novel Licensing News Catch-Up

A lot of light novel licenses have been announced in the past few weeks, and we’re getting caught up! Tentai Books, Yen On, and Seven Seas all have new series coming!

Tentai Books Licenses Turning the Tables on the Seatmate Killer

Yen Press Announces 4 New Light Novels, 5 Manga, and a TRPG Book

Yen Press Announces 4 New Light Novels

Seven Seas Licenses Planet of the Orcs

Seven Seas Licenses I’m The Evil Lord of an Intergalactic Empire

Episode 48 I Was Reincarnated As Evil Alice

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In this episode of the Light Novel Podcast the crew discuss I Reincarnated As Evil Alice, So the Only Thing I’m Courting Is Death! A one-shot title from Cross Infinite World.

TITLE: I Reincarnated As Evil Alice, So the Only Thing I’m Courting Is Death!
AKA: 悪役アリスに転生したので、恋も仕事も放棄します! — “Akuyaku Alice ni Tensei Shita node, Koi mo Shigoto mo Houki Shimasu!”
AUTHOR: Chii Kurusu — 来栖千依
ILLUSTRATOR: Minato Yaguchi — ヤグチミナト
TRANSLATOR: Emma Schumacker
PUBLISHER (English): Cross Infinite World
RELEASE DATE (English): December 18, 2020
PURCHASE (Amazon.com): https://amzn.to/3778EqJ
PURCHASE (Google Play): https://bit.ly/2SAkkwZ
PURCHASE (Bookwalker): https://bit.ly/3q3JqjU
PURCHASE (Kobo): https://bit.ly/3bcaAPY
PURCHASE (Apple): https://apple.co/3vPEAc7

PUBLISHER (Japan): This was licensed with the author directly from their Shōsetsuka ni Narō posts.
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): N/A (Complete)

SYNOPSIS: Struck by a car while saving a kitten, I died and reincarnated as the heroine of Evil Alice’s Lover, my absolute favorite otome game. But before I could even enjoy my new life as Alice, I remembered something important. Even though this is a game about dating, there are so many bad endings, it won the award for “Deadliest Game of the Year”!

I’m not allowed to fall in love if I want to live?! But the death flags just keep coming!

Packed with suspense and romance, this is the story of my gothic romantic comedy!

Episode 47 J-Novel Pulp

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Jonathon, the line manager at J-Novel Club for print, manga, and now the new Pulp line, joins us to discuss the new J-Novel Pulp imprint. Perry Rhodan NEO, John Sinclair: Demon Hunter, and Jessica Bannister, all German pulp series, are their first titles. What was behind Pulp’s creation? What are the plans going forward for this new pulp novel publisher? Some background on the launch titles and how people can start reading them NOW!

Perry Rhodan NEO
Amazon: https://amzn.to/3nknKz3
Kobo: https://bit.ly/3dRtkFW
Google: https://bit.ly/3gEBZxA
Apple: https://apple.co/3tRbzMK

John Sinclair: Demon Hunter
Amazon: https://amzn.to/32MszI6
Kobo: https://bit.ly/3sQnHwa
Google: https://bit.ly/3xj4FSJ
Apple: https://apple.co/3gzEGQU

Jessica Bannister
Amazon: https://amzn.to/3tUM0um
Kobo: https://bit.ly/3xq6bCz
Google: https://bit.ly/2QXDCeI
Apple: https://apple.co/3aFKhkP

Channel mascot, Ciel, artwork by Cetriya – https://www.youtube.com/user/tkawaii
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Episode 46 April Light Novel Licenses from J-Novel Club

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In this episode of the Light Novel Podcast, we look at the light novel series recently licensed by J-Novel Club annonced on their April 2nd Twitch stream. There are 6 series in total, with a mix of fantasy, isekai, reincarnation and Slice of Life!


Reincarnated as the Piggy Duke: This Time I’m Gonna Tell Her How I Feel!
by Rhythm Aida with Illustrations by nauribon

The Sidekick Never Gets the Girl, Let Alone the Protag’s Sister!
by Toshizo with Illustrations by U35

Guide to the Perfect Otaku Girlfriend: Roomies and Romance
by Rin Murakami with Illustrations by Mako Tatekawa

The Emperor’s Lady-in-Waiting Is Wanted as a Bride
by Kanata Satsuki with Illustrations by Yoru Ichige

Reborn to Master the Blade: From Hero-King to Extraordinary Squire♀
by Hayaken with Illustrations by Nagu
英雄王、武を極めるため転生す ~そして、世界最強の見習い騎士♀~

Villainess: Reloaded! ~Blowing Away Bad Ends with Modern Weapons~
by 616th Special Information Battalion with Illustrations by Wuhuo

Episode 45 Emeth: Island of Golems

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In this episode, the light novel podcast talks about Emeth: Island of Golems. This fantasy adventure title is released official in English by Cross Infinite World. It was the Grand Prize Winner of the 3rd Square Enix Novels’ Award. The authors, Souki Tsukishima and Tora Tsukishima, have served as writers for games and novels, such as Final Fantasy Type 0 -The Last Truth-, Final Fantasy Agito, Imaginary Range, Root Double, Ingress the Animation, and more! For the Cross Infinite release of Emeth, they commisioned all new artwork by Mura Karuki.


TITLE: emeth: Island of Golems
AKA: emeth~人形遣いの島~ — “emeth~ ningyotsukai no shima ~”
AUTHOR: Souki Tsukishima, Tora Tsukishima
TRANSLATOR: Charis Messier
PUBLISHER (English): Cross Infinite World
RELEASE DATE (English): November 5, 2018
PURCHASE (Amazon.com): https://amzn.to/36rCJx0
PURCHASE (Google Play): https://bit.ly/3mrDIa4
PURCHASE (Bookwalker): https://bit.ly/31Oib26

PUBLISHER (Japan): Square Enix
RELEASE DATE (Japan): March 2007
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 1

SYNOPSIS: “Creating Life”—such power is blasphemy against God.

In emeth’s world, the manufacturing of Golems—automatic dolls that move according to human will—has become the norm. This sets the stage for an epic adventure against the backdrop of St. Rollins Archipelago, where the Torah Church presides over all creation and operation of these Golems.

Step into the story through the perspective of Cliff, a boy living in the slums of a Torah-controlled island who so fervently wants to become a Golem Tamer that he has begun to illegally build one. His mundane world is suddenly shattered one day when he crosses paths with a mysterious girl. This meeting sets the gears in motion for a thrilling journey involving powerful Golems, corruption, and the very fate of the island itself!

Episode 44 Spring 2021 Anime Adapted from Light Novels

The Spring 2021 anime season is upon us! In this episode of the Light Novel Podcast, we’re discussing the anime coming out this season that are being adapted from light novels!
Also in this episode, we welcome a new member to the podcast!

Cross Infinite World Licenses Romance of the Imperial Capital Kotogami

Cross Infinite World Licenses Apocalypse Bringer Mynoghra: World Conquest Starts with the Civilization of Ruin

The Slime Diaries
So I’m a Spider, So What?! Season 2
How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord Omega
Super Club
Full Dive: This Ultimate Next-Gen Full Dive RPG Is Even Shittier than Real Life!
Osamake: Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won’t Lose
Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway
The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent
I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level
Combatants Will Be Dispatched!
Pretty Boy Detective Club

Channel mascot, Ciel, artwork by Cetriya – https://www.youtube.com/user/tkawaii
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Episode 42 Seven Seas and Tentai Books Licenses

Hello Light Novel Podcast listeners! Wow, probably the fastest new episode ever! This time, the podcast is talking about new light novel licenses from Seven Seas and Tentai books! Amazingly, none of these three new titles are isekai or reincarnation stories! (cue celebratory music).

Isekai Video Links Bio Mentioned

Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MWN1_we5Ig
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDBbQ96pm6s

Seven Seas
The Most Notorious “Talker” Runs the World’s Greatest Clan
Saikyou no Shienshoku “Wajutsushi” de Aru Ore wa Sekai Saikyou Clan wo Shitagaeru

The NPCs in this Village Sim Game Must Be Real!
Murazukuri Game no NPC ga Namami no Ningen to Shika Omoe Nai

Tentai Books
How to Melt the Ice Queen’s Heart
Kouri no Reijou no Tokashi Kata