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

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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 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?

Episode 34 Anime Expo Lite and Twitter Licensing Announcements

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Hello Light Novel Podcast listeners! On this episode we are discussing the recent light novel licenses that were announced on Twitter and during the Anime Expo Lite online event. In total, twenty-two light novel series/spin-offs/one-shots were announced! Prepare to hear the tortured cries of your wallet! The light novel announcements came from Cross Infinite World, Seven Seas, Yen On, and J-Novel Club.

For the complete list with synopsis of each series, check out these articles on EnglishLightNovels.com

New Cross Infinite World License Past Life Countess, Present Life Otome Game NPC?!


New Light Novel Licenses from Seven Seas


Yen Press Licenses Several Manga and Light Novel Spin-Offs


Yen Press Announces 6 New Light Novel Licenses


J-Novel Club Announces New Light Novel and Manga Licenses


TITLES ANNOUNCED (sorted by publisher)


Past Life Countess, Present Life Otome Game NPC?! 


Muscles Are Better Than Magic!

Failure Frame: I Became the Strongest and Annihilated Everything With Low-Level Spells

Berserk of Gluttony

Ride Your Wave


A Certain Magical Index SS

Goblin Slayer Side Story II: Dai Katana

The World’s Finest Assassin, Reincarnated in a Different World as an Aristocrat

The Place Promised in Our Early Days

The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten

Unnamed Memory

King of the Labyrinth

Reign of the Seven Spellblades


The Bloodline

My Instant Death Ability is So Overpowered, No One in This Other World Stands a Chance Against Me!

WATARU!!! The Hot-Blooded Fighting Teen & His Epic Adventures in a Fantasy World After Stopping a Truck with His Bare Hands!! 

A Lily Blooms in Another World

Mapping: The Trash-Tier Skill That Got Me Into a Top-Tier Party

The Sorcerer’s Receptionist

Black Summoner

Holmes of Kyoto


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

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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 10 Sam Pinansky of J-Novel Club

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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

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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