J-Novel Club has slowly become one of the go-to publishers for exciting light novel and manga titles, and their momentum is only continuing. During J-Novel Club’s industry panel at Otakuthon 2020, they announced two new light novel series for digital releases in late August: I’ll Never Set Foot in That House Again! and Fushi no Kami: Rebuilding Civilization Starts with a Village. Additionally, they announced omnibus print editions of the beloved Slayers light novel series and the manga adaptation of How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom for release in 2021. For more information on these announcements, you can read J-Novel Club’s official press release below:
(SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – August 15, 2020) – J-Novel Club LLC is excited to announce the acquisition of two new titles following their latest announcement livestream held on August 15, 2020, at Otakuthon. Two brand-new light novel series were announced to have digital launches at the end of the month. In addition, two on-going series currently being published by J-Novel Club are receiving omnibus print releases next year.
Even the eldest daughter of a Baron can suffer hardships! After enduring a seemingly endless torrent of physical and emotional abuse from her mother and younger twin, Chelsea discovers that she possesses a unique skill named [Seed Creation] on her 12th birthday. With this sudden revelation, her fortunes change drastically! Milligram’s I’ll Never Set Foot in That House Again! light novel series will be joining the J-Novel Heart lineup later this month!
In Fushi no Kami: Rebuilding Civilization Starts with a Village, Ash is a child with memories of his past life who now lives in a remote village. Unable to bear living in the Dark Ages, he seeks out books containing knowledge from a highly developed ancient culture. Armed with this knowledge, he sets out to revolutionize the world and achieve his ideal life! This engrossing Mizuumi Amakawa series will be debuting on J-Novel Club later this month also!
In addition to these two new series, J-Novel Club will be producing omnibus print copies of Hajime Kanzaka’s fan-favorite Slayers light novel series and the manga adaptation of How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom by Satoshi Ueda for release in 2021.
Announced New Series:
I’ll Never Set Foot in That House Again! by Milligram with Illustrations by YukiKana
Chelsea may be the eldest daughter of a Baron, but her days are spent enduring both verbal and physical abuse from her mother and younger twin sister. However, upon skill appraisal on her 12th birthday, it’s discovered that she has a never before seen skill—[Seed Creation]! Brought to the Royal Research Institute for the investigation of her new skill by the Appraiser Glen, Chelsea’s life does a 180. A big room with personal maids, a warm, soft bed to sleep in, and delicious food to increase her mana pool… She’s treated like a princess! But of course, her younger sister Margaret won’t sit by quietly as Chelsea is pampered…
A J-Novel Heart title! Launching late August 2020!
Fushi no Kami: Rebuilding Civilization Starts with a Village by Mizuumi Amakawa with Illustrations by Mai Ooguma
Ash is an 8-year-old boy with apparent past-life memories, who lives in a remote deserted village. As he remembers leading a bountiful life, he cannot bear living in a world akin to the Dark Ages, where not even the internal combustion engine exists. For that reason, he needs to consult books containing knowledge from a highly developed ancient culture, that is said to have existed far in the past.
This is only the beginning of story about a young boy who sets out to revolutionize the world in order to rebuild civilization and achieve his ideal life!
Launching late August 2020!
Announced New Print Editions:
Slayers by Hajime Kanzaka
Beautiful and brilliant sorcerer girls just can’t have nice things, huh? All I wanted to do was swipe a little bit of bandit treasure. Now suddenly I’m being chased around by icky trolls, nasty demons, mean mummies, and brooding golem bad boys. And for what? A tiny little artifact that can bring about the end of the world? Hah! I’ll show them there’s a reason you don’t cross Lina Inverse…
Collection 1 (Volumes 1-3) – Available Summer 2021!
How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom (Manga) by Satoshi Ueda
“O, Hero!” With that cliched line, Kazuya Souma found himself summoned to another world and his adventure–did not begin.
After he presents his plan to strengthen the country economically and militarily, the king cedes the throne to him and Souma finds himself saddled with ruling the nation! What’s more, he’s betrothed to the king’s daughter now…?! In order to get the country back on its feet, five people gather before the newly crowned Souma. Just what are the many talents and abilities they possess…?!
Omnibus 1 (Volumes 1-2) – Available February 2, 2021!
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