During J-Novel Club’s latest livestream, the publisher announced that they had acquired 6 new light novel titles and 2 new manga titles. Among these titles are Reincarnated as the Piggy Duke: This Time I’m Gonna Tell Her How I Feel!, The Sidekick Never Gets the Girl, Let Alone the Protag’s Sister!, Guide to the Perfect Otaku Girlfriend: Roomies and Romance, The Emperor’s Lady-in-Waiting Is Wanted as a Bride (light novel and manga), Reborn to Master the Blade: From Hero-King to Extraordinary Squire, and Villainess: Reloaded! ~Blowing Away Bad Ends with Modern Weapons~ (light novel and manga). Furthermore, J-Novel Club announced their new imprint J-Novel Pulp. This imprint is dedicated to European pulp fiction and will debut with 3 new series from Germany, including Perry Rhodan NEO, John Sinclair: Demon Hunter, and Jessica Bannister. J-Novel Club has provided further details about all their announcements below:

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

In the popular anime Shuya Marionette, there is a character whom everyone looks upon with scorn: the so-called “Piggy Duke,” third son of Duke Denning and a student of Kirsch Mage Institute. This can only spell doom for the current Slowe Denning, who knows he’s been reincarnated into the world of that anime as said villain!

There is a ray of hope, however. If he uses his in-depth knowledge of the anime and his unparalleled power as a master of all the elements, surely Slowe can gain popularity with his peers and change his fate! Perhaps this time, he can make the one small wish that never came to fruition in the anime come true: to become a man worthy of Charlotte, his retainer, and to confess his love to her!

Launching today with Parts 1 and 2!

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

If I’m going to find a girlfriend, she has to be an otaku. She’ll be beautiful, innocent, with long black hair, and she’ll like all the stuff that I like! Kokoro Nishina, the girl I’m living with, is the exact opposite of that. So why did I promise that I’d turn that flashy, extroverted gyaru into the ideal otaku girlfriend?! Sadly, I know just how it feels to need a little self-improvement to find the perfect date… and there’s no way a girl like that will tell her friends that she’s actually a closet fujoshi. But I’ll teach her—then maybe she can teach me too! With my expertise, she’ll definitely become an otaku’s dream girl!

“If this doesn’t work, I’ll kill you.”

It will work! And anyway, who doesn’t love a virgin killer outfit?”

Launching today with Parts 1 and 2!

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

Qatora was once a valiant knight of the Razanate Empire who gave her life to protect a young imperial noble. The tragedy cast her into the primordial Light of Origin, which not only revealed to her a dangerous secret… but also reincarnated her! She now lives as Lyse Winslette, the humble daughter of a poor baron in a neighboring country, who is doing everything in her power to keep her distance from the empire because of the forbidden knowledge she possesses.

Lyse thus works her days away at the royal palace of Olwen as a lady-in-waiting. And she’s rightfully mortified when she’s chosen to attend the visiting Razanate emperor. Little does she know that she’s about to learn another state secret that’s going to land her… an engagement to an imperial knight?! She’ll have to use all her skills—from this life and her last—to get out of this mess. Yet what is this strange feeling when she touches her fiancé’s hand? Just who is Sidis, and what secrets is HE keeping?

A j-Novel Heart title launching today with Parts 1 and 2!

The Emperor’s Lady-in-Waiting Is Wanted as a Bride (Manga) by Akari Chikusa with Original Work by Kanata Satsuki and Character Designs by Yoru Ichige

皇帝つき女官は花嫁として望まれ中

The manga adaptation of the light novel series!

A j-Novel Heart title launching later in April!

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♀~

From his deathbed, Hero-King Inglis, the divine knight and master of all he surveys, gazes down on the empire he built with his mighty hand. Having devoted his life to statecraft and his subjects’ well-being, his one unfulfilled wish is to live again, for himself this time: a warrior’s life he’d devoted himself to before his rise to power.

His patron goddess, Alistia, hears his plea and smiles upon him, flinging his soul into the far future. Goddesses work in mysterious ways—not only is Inglis now the daughter of a minor noble family, but at her first coming-of-age ceremony at 6, she’s found ineligible to begin her knighthood!

However, for a lady of Inglis’s ambition, this is less a setback and more the challenge she was (re)born to overcome. “It’s not the blood that runs through your veins that makes a knight; it’s the blood you shed on the battlefield!” The curtain rises on the legend of an extraordinary lady squire reborn to master the blade!

Launching today with Parts 1 and 2!

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

Astrid von Oldenburg is no ordinary four-year-old. She’s a child prodigy with a passion for military technology who now finds herself reincarnated in the world of an otome game she played during her past life. But not as the heroine! As the game’s villainess, she’s born with wealth, power, and a fearsome talent for magic. The only problem is that every route leads to her inevitable destruction. Or does it? What if averting her destruction was a simple matter of amassing enough firepower to annihilate anyone who dared even attempt to bring her down?! In a bid to resist fate, the young villainess embarks on the reproduction of all of her favorite weaponry. Whatever it takes, Astrid’s determined to blow away her bad ends with superior firepower!!

Launching today with Parts 1 and 2!

Villainess: Reloaded! ~Blowing Away Bad Ends with Modern Weapons~ (Manga) by Futsu Onshin with Original Work by 616th Special Information Battalion with Character Designs 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

The manga adaptation of the light novel series!

Launching later in April!

Perry Rhodan NEO by Various Authors with Cover Art by toi8

Amid crises in politics, climate change, terrorism, and more, humanity’s limited remaining hope lies in science and an increasingly decrepit space program. When a key moon base goes dark, it’s up to chief astronaut Perry Rhodan and his crew to mount a rescue operation – or so the story goes in the press. The truth about Rhodan’s mission, however, is a deeper, greater secret than the public can imagine, and the aftermath of what Rhodan finds will change Earth – if not the entire universe – forever… if there’s still an Earth for him to come home to..

A J-Novel Pulp title launching today with Part 1!

John Sinclair: Demon Hunter by Gabriel Conroy and Jason Dark with Cover Art by NAMCOOo

1977 is a strange year. Things beyond human understanding have begun to surface, threatening the peace and leaving behind an endless trail of blood. When such incidents arise, it is down to Scotland Yard’s Special Division and their Demon Hunter in residence, John Sinclair, to set things right. But Sinclair is haunted by demons of his own, ones which rival the dark forces attacking innocents around him. Can he conquer one to vanquish the other?

A J-Novel Pulp title launching today with Parts 1 and 2!

Jessica Bannister by Janet Farell with Cover Art by ttl

When Jessica gets a job writing for the London City Observer, she expects a demanding editor to be the biggest threat to her career. Instead, she finds herself caught up with ghosts, curses, and premonitions lurking behind every corner. Can Jessica, along with her trusty cameraman Jim, find the truth behind the story – and do it before her deadline?

A J-Novel Pulp title launching today with Part 1!

ABOUT J-NOVEL CLUB

J-Novel Club is a digital and physical publishing company started by translators and fans like you! By focusing on digital releases and providing a membership service to let people read our books as they are being translated, our goal is to build a growing community of light novel and manga readers so that more and more releases can be officially licensed and translated. J-Novel Club has digitally published over 750 volumes of light novels and manga since 2016.

About The Author Varun Gupta

Varun Gupta is an analyst residing in Minnesota. While his professional interests have led him on the path to the business world, he has always had an immense love of animation and comics. An obsessive manga collector, he spends his free time attempting to read through his massive backlog of series, hoping to one day finish them all. Will he succeed in his perilous quest? Probably not, but at least he’s having fun doing it!