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

Episode 37 – October Light Novel Licenses

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Hello Light Novel Podcast listeners! In this episode, we are talking about the 13! light novel licenses that were announced in the past 2 weeks. There are new titles coming from Tentai Books, Cross Infinite World, Yen On, and J-Novel Club. Overall there is a decent variety with the usual Isekai and fantasy titles, but also some Yuri and Hard Sci-Fi! Hopefully there will be a title that you will be excited to read!


Yen Press Announces the Sword Art Online Platinum Collector’s Edition



Tentai Books License


Cross Infinite World Licenses




Yen On Licenses (including Haruhi Suzumiya news)


J-Novel Club Licenses


Episode 36 – Accel World

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Hello Light Novel Podcast listeners! In this episode we’re talking about the first 4 volumes of Reki Kawahara’s light novel series, Accel World! These are the books that were covered by the anime. There are plenty of spoilers, so be prepared. And, because it’s Reki Kawahara, we also get off topic talking a bit about Sword Art Online Progressive and Sword Art Online Alicization. So, if you’re not up to date with the SAO books, or the anime, beware of spoilers for those as well!


Sword Art Online: Progressive Light Novels Get Anime


“Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear” light novel will be getting a 4-koma slice-of-life manga spin-off


The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent” light novel getting a spin-off manga

The Fallen Dog God -SLASHDØG-) light novel which shared the same universe with High School DxD series will be receving a manga adaptation.

Yen Press Announces the Digital Publication of The Intuition of Haruhi Suzumiya Simultaneous to the Japanese Release


Seven Seas Licenses A Tale of the Secret Saint


Cross Infinite World Licenses Reset! The Imprisoned Princess Dreams of Another Chance!


Yen Press Licenses Date-A-Live, Virgin Road Light Novels



English Title: Accel World

Japanese Title: アクセル·ワールド — “Accel World”

Author: Reki Kawahara — 川原礫

Illustrator: HiMA

Translator: Jocelyne Allen

Genre: Adventure, Sci-fi, Romance, Virtual Reality MMO

Original Run: February 2009 – ongoing

English Run: July 2014 – ongoing

Japanese Publisher: Dengeki Bunko (ASCII Media Works)

English Publisher: Yen On (Yen Press)

Amazon: https://amzn.to/37w21M3

Book Depository: http://tidd.ly/2e6e7d42

RightStuf: https://bit.ly/3niCrCA

Synopsis: Even in the future, all the advances and innovation in the world can’t change the dynamics of the school playground. And for Haruyuki Arita, a fat kid in junior high, that means he’s destined to always be at the bottom of the food chain, prime pickings for the school bullies. But when he encounters the beautiful Kuroyukihime, an avatar in the virtual world where he relaxes, Haruyuki’s life is turned on its head as he dives into Brain Burst, a mysterious computer program, and the Accelerated World with her help. And it’s in the Accel World that Haruyuki casts off his depressing reality and takes hold of the chance to become a Burst Linker, a knight to protect his princess!

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Channel mascot, Shiori, artwork by Cetriya – https://www.youtube.com/user/tkawaii

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Episode 35 – Infinite Dendrogram Volumes 4-7

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Hello Light Novel Podcast listeners! Several months ago, we asked you what series we should do a follow-up episode to. It’s taken us a while, but we’re here with the first one, Infinite Dendrogram! This J-Novel Club series is a really strong entry into the whole VRMMO Light Novel scene. We’re discussing volumes 4 to 7. Volumes 4 and 5 were part of the recent anime adaptation, whereas volumes 6 and 7 start taking us beyond that material and building more of the world as well as introducing us to some new characters.


J-Novel Club Announces New Titles and Physical Releases

Seven Seas Licenses Two New Light Novel Titles


English Title: Infinite Dendrogram

Japanese Title: インフィニット·デンドログラム — “Infinite Dendrogram”

Author: Sakon Kaidou — 海道左近

Illustrator: Taiki — タイキ

Translator: Andrew Hodgson, Nick Nomura

Genre: Sci-fi, Fantasy, Virtual Reality, MMO Isekai

Original Run: October 2016 – ongoing

English Run: July 2017 – ongoing

Japanese Publisher: HJ Bunko (Hobby Japan)

English Publisher: J-Novel Club

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3aIG3aq

Book Depository: http://tidd.ly/7f26e12c

RightStuf: https://bit.ly/359Y5lG

Synopsis: In the year 2043, Infinite Dendrogram, the world’s first successful full-dive VRMMO was released. In addition to its ability to perfectly simulate the five senses, along with its many other amazing features, the game promised to offer players a world full of infinite possibilities. Nearly two years later, soon-to-be college freshman, Reiji Mukudori, is finally able to buy a copy of the game and start playing. With some help from his experienced older brother, Shu, and his partner Embryo, Reiji embarks on an adventure into the world of Infinite Dendrogram. Just what will he discover and encounter in this game world known for its incredible realism and infinite possibilities?