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 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 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 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 39 – Kono Rano 2021 & New Licenses

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Hello Light Novel Podcast listeners! In this episode, we’re talking about some news that’s happened since our last episode. The 2021 edition of Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi (Kono Rano) was released. This yearly ranking of light novels is interesting for a number of reason! Also, we had J-Novel Club and Seven Seas announce some new series that they are bringing to English!


Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles getting an anime: http://bit.ly/3aw5myK


Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi 2021
Bunkobon List: http://bit.ly/3fs1lvW
Tankobon List: http://bit.ly/3nSOoy5
Top 10 Characters/Illustrators: http://bit.ly/3m4b5if

J-Novel Club Licenses: http://bit.ly/34seFvV

Seven Seas Announces Airship Imprint: http://bit.ly/38hz5c7
Airship Licenses: http://bit.ly/3h0LIMT

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 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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Episode 31 New Light Novel Licenses from April 2020

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Hello there Light Novel Podcast listeners! Welcome to another episode. This time the Light Novel Podcast is covering the new licenses for English release that were announced at the end of April. There are titles from J-Novel Club, Seven Seas, Cross Infinite World, and Tentai Books! In total, ten new light novel series were announced!


Justus R. Stone






A Wild Last Boss Appeared!
Licensed by J-Novel Club
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2SZOTtq

Deathbound Duke’s Daughter
Licensed by J-Novel Club
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2LseAOQ

Hello, I am a Witch and My Crush Wants me to Make a Love Potion
Licensed by Cross Infinite World
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2LsejM4

I’m in Love with the Villainess
Licensed by Seven Seas
Amazon: https://amzn.to/3bse668

The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent
Licensed by Seven Seas
Amazon: https://amzn.to/3cxnTZR

The Sorcerer King of Destruction and the Golem of the Barbarian Queen
Licensed by Seven Seas
Amazon: https://amzn.to/3dD8Pda

There’s no way a side character like me could be popular, right?
Licensed by Tentai Books
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2WUgPQw

Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs
Licensed by Seven Seas
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2LpSTPt

Welcome to the Diner of the Exiled!
Licensed by Tentai Books
Release TBA

Wild Times with a Fake Fake Princess
Licensed by J-Novel Club
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2WSfbid

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)