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 https://englishlightnovels.com/2021/06/25/two-light-novels-manga-and-an-artbook-licenses-from-yen-press/
Seven Seas Announcements https://englishlightnovels.com/2021/06/28/new-novel-and-manga-licenses-from-seven-seas/ https://englishlightnovels.com/2021/06/29/seven-seas-licenses-the-most-heretical-last-boss-queen-light-novel-and-more/ https://englishlightnovels.com/2021/07/02/more-light-novel-and-ln-related-licenses-from-seven-seas/
J-Novel Club Announcements https://englishlightnovels.com/2021/07/03/j-novel-club-announces-the-acquisition-of-eleven-new-titles-at-anime-expo-lite-2021/
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.
MAIN DISCUSSION 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) ANIME SERIES: None
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!
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!
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 豚公爵に転生したから、今度は君に好きと言いたい
The Sidekick Never Gets the Girl, Let Alone the Protag’s Sister! by Toshizo with Illustrations by U35 親友モブの俺に主人公の妹が惚れるわけがない
Guide to the Perfect Otaku Girlfriend: Roomies and Romance by Rin Murakami with Illustrations by Mako Tatekawa 同棲から始まるオタク彼女の作りかた
The Emperor’s Lady-in-Waiting Is Wanted as a Bride by Kanata Satsuki with Illustrations by Yoru Ichige 皇帝つき女官は花嫁として望まれ中
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 どうしても破滅したくない悪役令嬢が現代兵器を手にした結果がこれです
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 ILLUSTRATOR: Mura Karuki 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 ANIME SERIES: None
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!
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 Apocalypse Bringer Mynoghra: World Conquest Starts with the Civilization of Ruin https://bit.ly/2PSRcj6
MAIN DISCUSSION 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 86
This episode of The Light Novel Podcast is a little different. The gang become heroes of their own isekai story using AI Dungeon. Yup, we’re gonna face Demon Lords and a whole lot more and in the end, make the world…?
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).