Episode 32 Interview: Alex From Tentai Books

Hello there Light Novel Podcast listeners! Welcome to another episode. This time the Light Novel Podcast is chatting with special guest, Alejandro de Vicente, the owner of new light novel licenser, Tentai Books.
We discuss what brought him to light novels, the light novel scene in Spain (where he lives), the two titles he’s launching with (more details below!), and what the future might hold for his company.
If you’ve wanted to know a little more about what it takes to get started in licensing light novels for English release, this is the podcast to listen to!



There’s no way a side character like me could be popular, right?

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There’s no way a side character like me could be popular, right? Volume 1 Cover

“I just love you sooooooo much, Senpai!”
My name is Tomoki Yuuki, a second-year high school student. I’d say I’m a fairly normal student, save for the fact that everyone avoids me like the plague because I apparently look like I’m out for blood. Ike Haruma is the only one who doesn’t steer clear of me. He’s your typical ‘perfect guy’ in every sense; the protagonist with no real flaws that you see in any given story.
Life at school was continuing on as usual… until one day, Haruma’s super popular little sister confesses to me out of the blue?! Though she later clarifies that her feelings toward me are anything but romantic and that she has an ulterior motive, I end up accepting my new role as ‘fake boyfriend’ as a favor to Haruma.
Believe it or not, the moment I start going out with her, Haruma’s idol-tier childhood friend and my super hot teacher get involved with me too!
Wait a minute. This can’t be a dream rom-com scenario setting itself up for me, can it?! I mean, there’s no way a side character like me could be popular, right?

Welcome to the Diner of the Exiled

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Leave everything to the strongest cook of them all!
Backstabbed by those he considered friends, Dennis has been exiled from one of the strongest guilds around: The Silver Wings Battalion. He doesn’t think much of it, though, as he was dying to use his Level 99 cooking skills anyway. That’s why he decides to leave the city behind and open up a diner in the countryside.
While pursuing his dream, Dennis meets Atrielle, a girl exiled from her noble household and relegated to slavery until he saves her.
The pair open the diner together, and their first client is… an exiled knight from a different guild? How peculiar. But she is not the only customer; a cocky mage and a drastically overworked yet underpaid sage become regulars as well.
The knight brings trouble to the diner at times, but Dennis’s cooking skills and beloved butcher knives cut through trouble and hunger alike!
Thus begins the legend of Dennis and his diner, the talk of the town!