During J-Novel Club’s industry panel at Anime Expo Lite 2021, the publisher announced their acquisition of eleven new titles. J-Novel Club has provided the full press release for their announcements below:

(LOS ANGELES, CA – July 3, 2021) – J-Novel Club LLC is honored to announce the acquisition of multiple new titles following their latest industry announcement panel held on July 3, at Anime Expo Lite 2021. One Pulp series, two manga adaptations, and eight light novel series will be translated into English by J-Novel Club. The majority of these titles will have a digital launch on J-Novel Club’s website and app a few hours after the announcement panel has concluded.

Starting off their newest acquisitions is an acclaimed Pulp series from Germany! The long-running Maddrax series promises a grand globetrotting adventure with Matthew Drax and his friends traveling through pockets of parallel worlds. From traveling 500 years into a post-apocalyptic sci-fi world to saving the world by restoring the moon from its falling orbit, readers can expect dangers aplenty as they cross these strange gaps in time and space. Maddrax will join our J-Novel Pulp lineup later today on J-Novel Club with Part 1 of Volume 1.

It’s now time for a relaxing and cozy change of pace with Yuu Tanaka’s A Late-Start Tamer’s Laid-Back Life. When Yuta Sasaki finds himself saddled with the weakest class available in The Law of Justice Online—the latest and greatest new MMO—he decides to dive headfirst into his virtual life…as a farmer?! Can slow and steady really win this race? This fantasy slice-of-life series has a fresh start in English with Volume 1, Parts 1 and 2, making their way shortly onto J-Novel Club.

Being summoned to another world with no powers is no fun right? When Banaza was summoned as one of the many heroes sent to fight the dark one, he was immediately rejected for lack of power. Worse, he can’t return home! But something strange happens when he hits level two…he suddenly has super cheat powers! Guess he has no choice but to spend his time Chillin’ in Another World with Level 2 Super Cheat Powers! Read up all about this OP protagonist and his antics when the first volume of Miya Kinojo’s romantic-comedy isekai series launches later today with Volume 1 Parts 1 and 2!

What tabletop RPG player hasn’t done min-maxing at some point to make sure that their character is at the peak of power? Min-Maxing My TRPG Build in Another World by Schuld has a protagonist that tries to do exactly this when he is reborn as a humble farm boy with the universe’s rulebook at his fingertips. Even with this advantage, young Erich’s feudal life is going to be no cakewalk! Will Erich be able to create the invincible character build of his dreams through his decades of optimizing character sheets, or will he roll a critical failure in this new life? Find out where his fate falls when Volume 1 Parts 1 and 2 of this TRPG-flavored fantasy isekai hits J-Novel Club later today!

J-Novel Heart fans can look forward to another josei title joining the lineup with Bisu’s The Reincarnated Princess Spends Another Day Skipping Story Routes! Reborn into an otome game, Princess Rosemary seeks a fairy-tale ending. There’s just one problem: she’s surrounded by necrophiles, masochists, and perverts! By skipping story routes, she hopes to dodge the suitors and win over her beloved knight. Fall in love with this otome-game isekai with a twist later today with Parts 1 and 2 of Volume 1 and find out why “0%” is the route to a dream life!

In addition, a manga adaptation of one of their light novels will hit the digital shelves soon on J-Novel Club! My Instant Death Ability is So Overpowered, No One in This Other World Stands a Chance Against Me! —AΩ— by Hanamaru Nanto will allow readers to get a new perspective on the tribulations faced by Yogiri Takatou and his secret power to invoke Instant Death with a single thought! While Yogiri may have issues staying awake long enough to use his powers, readers will be wide awake and at the edge of their seats when Volume 1 Chapter 1 launches later today!

J-Novel Club is also excited to announce that the manga adaptation of Hayaken’s Reborn to Master the Blade: From Hero-King to Extraordinary Squire ♀ by Moto Kuromura will be joining our lineup soon as well! The Hero-King Inglis’s last wish is to live again as a warrior. Though when he awakens, he realizes he’s been reborn as a girl to a noble family! Even when rejected from the knighthood, she sets out to be the most extraordinary squire there ever was. “It’s not the blood that runs through your veins that makes a knight; it’s the blood you shed on the battlefield!” This title will launch at a later date on J-Novel Club.

My Daughter Left the Nest and Returned an S-Rank Adventurer by MOJIKAKIYA highlights the heartwarming relationship between Belgrieve, an adventurer forced into early retirement after being maimed, and Angeline, his adopted daughter who he found in the wilderness. After raising her carefully as his own, Angeline grows up to be a top-tier adventurer in her own right. But fame, fortune, and power hold no allure for the accomplished S-rank adventurer: her heartfelt wish is for nothing more than to see her father again! With such a wholesome premise, readers are sure to be enamored as they read Volume 1 Parts 1 and 2 later today on J-Novel Club.

There’s yet another sweet and wholesome series ready to follow up on the previous announcement with Dragon Daddy Diaries: A Girl Grows to Greatness by Ameko Kaeruda! A warmhearted (if ditzy) dragon who is mega-powerful and once venerated by humankind finds himself the “daddy” of a precocious human girl named Olivia. One can only imagine the cute and comedic situations that this duo will face as Olivia grows up! This touching tale will be launching later today with Parts 1 and 2 of Volume 1!

After dying of overwork in Japan, Dahlia is reborn into a world filled with magic. She’s raised by a master of toolmaking and engaged to her father’s apprentice. However, when her two-year engagement comes to an abrupt end, magical toolmaker Dahlia realizes it’s time to start living for herself. She turns her back on romance to pursue her beloved craft, only to discover it’s not the quiet life she expected! Watch Dalia blossom from a shrinking violet when Dahlia in Bloom: Crafting a Fresh Start With Magical Tools by Hisaya Amaigishi joins the J-Novel Heart lineup later today with Parts 1 and 2 of Volume 1!

For their final announcement, J-Novel Club hopes that fans will look forward to Hell Mode ~The Hardcore Gamer Dominates in Another World with Garbage Balancing~! Kenichi stumbles upon an untitled game, one promising incomparable challenge with unprecedented potential. Without hesitation, he selects the “Hell Mode” difficulty. Lo and behold, he finds himself reincarnated in another world as a serf! This series featuring a diligent and skilled protagonist will be debuting later today on J-Novel Club with Parts 1 and 2 of Volume 1!

Announced New Titles:

Maddrax by Various Authors with Cover Art by Nestor Taylor

When a comet struck Earth, Matthew Drax found himself sent 500 years into the future – only to find civilization in ruins. In a world filled with barbarians, hostile mutants, and lost technology, Drax and co. cross the globe in search of adventure. Having recently saved the world by restoring the moon from its falling orbit, an accident in proceedings causes pockets of parallel worlds to dot the globe. What new dangers await Matt and his travelling companion, the telepathic warrior queen Aruula, as they cross these strange gaps in time and space?

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

A Late-Start Tamer’s Laid-Back Life by Yuu Tanaka with Illustrations by Nardack

Old MacDonald had a…gnome?! The Law of Justice Online, also known as LJO, is the hottest new VRMMORPG of the season, and office worker Yuta Sasaki is one of the lucky few granted access to the official launch.

After some careful research, Yuta is chomping at the bit to start his virtual life as a Tamer, a class that harnesses the powers of wild monsters. Luckily, upon building his character, Yuta manages to land not only his chosen class, but a heap of bonuses to boot! He soon finds, however, that his abilities are not all they’re cracked up to be, and that the talents of the rare first monster he is granted lie not in combat…but gardening! Already well behind the other adventurers, and facing a long and slow progression path ahead of him, Yuta is left with two choices—start over from scratch, or make the best of what he has been given. For Yuta the choice is obvious: When life gives you manure…start up a farm!

Launching today with Parts 1 and 2 of Volume 1!

Chillin’ in Another World with Level 2 Super Cheat Powers by Miya Kinojo with Illustrations by Katagiri

The Magical Kingdom of Klyrode summons hundreds of heroes from other worlds every year to fight in their war against the Dark One and his army of powerful demons. Banaza is one of those heroes, summoned from the Royal Capital Paluma, but something’s not right—Banaza is only an average merchant. He has no magic, no fighting ability, and his stats are abysmal. Worse, a mishap leaves him unable to return home!

Rejected as a hero and stranded in another world, abandoned to the far reaches of the kingdom by a cruel king who just wants him gone, Banaza’s fate looks pretty bleak. But what will happen once the failed hero candidate finds himself with super cheat powers once he hits level two?

Launching today with Parts 1 and 2 of Volume 1!

Min-Maxing My TRPG Build in Another World by Schuld with Illustrations by Lansane

Commissioned in death to save a world in peril, a tabletop RPG fanatic is reborn as a humble farm boy with the rulebook for the universe at his fingertips! Young Erich’s quest for an invincible character build will require more than his decades as a number-crunching munchkin, though. Even with powerleveled skills, feudal life is no cakewalk—especially when you keep drawing more attention than you can handle…

Can Erich adapt to his strange new world before his worst impulses take the campaign of a lifetime completely off the rails? Let the dice fall where they may!

Launching today with Parts 1 and 2 of Volume 1!

The Reincarnated Princess Spends Another Day Skipping Story Routes by Bisu with Illustrations by Yukiko

After an accident, a modern careerist is reborn as Princess Rosemary Von Velfalt. She soon realizes that her new life is identical to that of a rival character in an otome game that she’d once played to “100%” completion. Luxury and magic abound in the Kingdom of Nevel, alongside a collection of attractive men. However, beneath the suitors’ dazzling faces lie awful personalities: masochists, necrophiles, and perverts, oh my! But it’s not all bad news—the side characters are perfect, and Rosemary has fallen for the captain of the royal guard.

Since the game offers no true route to happiness, Rosemary decides to forge her own path; to avoid marriage with the suitors, she’ll have to skip their story routes and fix their deviance. She’ll navigate palace and marriage politics, kidnappings, and the threat of war, all while contending with a world that’s drifting further from the game she remembers. “100%” game completion isn’t all it’s cracked up to be— sometimes, “0%” is the route to a dream life!

A J-Novel Heart title launching today with Parts 1 and 2 of Volume 1!

My Instant Death Ability is So Overpowered, No One in This Other World Stands a Chance Against Me! —AΩ— (Manga) by Hanamaru Nanto, Based on the Novels by Tsuyoshi Fujitaka with Original Character Designs by Chisato Naruse

Awaking to absolute chaos and carnage while on a school trip, Yogiri Takatou discovers that everyone in his class has been transported to another world! He had somehow managed to sleep through the entire ordeal himself, missing out on the Gift — powers bestowed upon the others by a mysterious Sage who appeared to transport them.

Even worse, he and another classmate were ruthlessly abandoned by their friends, left as bait to distract a nearby dragon. Although not terribly bothered by the thought of dying, he reluctantly decides to protect his lone companion. After all, a lowly Level 1000 monster doesn’t stand a chance against his secret power to invoke Instant Death with a single thought! If he can stay awake long enough to bother using it, that is…

Launching today with Chapter 1 of Volume 1! 

Reborn to Master the Blade: From Hero-King to Extraordinary Squire ♀ (Manga) by Moto Kuromura, Based on the Novels by Hayaken with Original Character Designs by Nagu

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!

Coming Soon to J-Novel Club!

My Daughter Left the Nest and Returned an S-Rank Adventurer by MOJIKAKIYA with Illustrations by toi8

The life of an adventurer isn’t always a glamorous one. Belgrieve finds this out the hard way when a deadly encounter robs him of his leg and the ability to pursue his dreams not long after setting off for fame and fortune. But fate isn’t finished with this retired adventurer!

While gathering herbs in the wilderness, he discovers an abandoned baby girl and names her Angeline after deciding to raise her as his own. Angeline grows up to become a top-tier adventurer in her own right, yet after venturing out into the world and making a name for herself, fame, fortune, and power hold no allure for the accomplished S-rank adventurer: her heartfelt wish is for nothing more than to see her father again.

Launching today with Parts 1 and 2 of Volume 1!

Dragon Daddy Diaries: A Girl Grows to Greatness by Ameko Kaeruda with Illustrations by Sencha

“Daddy!”

The dragon blinked as the wee little human called out to him. Him? Her “Daddy”?

Powerful enough to have been venerated by humankind, yet warmhearted and even a tad ditzy, the dragon soon finds himself raising and doting on the precocious Olivia as if she really were his daughter in this touching tale. The toddler may be impossibly cute now, but just you wait—she’s a curious child and she’s growing up real fast. You can bet that one day, she’ll be the strongest human there is! But first, how will he handle little Olivia receiving an acceptance letter to a human school?

Launching today with Parts 1 and 2 of Volume 1!

Dahlia in Bloom: Crafting a Fresh Start With Magical Tools by Hisaya Amagishi with Illustrations by Kei

After dying of overwork in Japan, Dahlia is reborn into a world filled with magic. Raised by a master of magical toolmaking, she develops a passion for the craft and becomes engaged to her father’s apprentice. Before her father can see her wed, however, he suddenly passes away. As if this weren’t enough, on the day before their wedding, her fiancé announces that he’s in love—but not with her!

Dahlia finally realizes she needs to live for herself. She vows to be her own woman from now on and devote herself to her craft, even if it’s not quite the quiet life she was hoping for! From a chance encounter with a knight to starting her own company, there are challenges aplenty on the horizon. But this young craftswoman is no longer a shrinking violet—she’s Dahlia, and she’s ready to bloom.

A J-Novel Heart title launching today with Parts 1 and 2 of Volume 1!

Hell Mode ~The Hardcore Gamer Dominates in Another World with Garbage Balancing~ by Hamuo with Illustrations by Mo

“‘Level up even while offline’?! That’s not a game on ‘easy mode’—that’s just an AFK game!”

The online game Yamada Kenichi had been playing religiously is shutting down its servers, leaving him with a void in his heart. He looks for a new game to fill it, but everything he finds is way too easy. The kind of game he likes—the kind punishing enough to make players want to spend thousands of hours on it—just isn’t around anymore.

“What’s this? ‘You are invited to a game that will never end.’”

Kenichi stumbles upon an untitled game, one promising incomparable challenge with unprecedented potential. Without hesitation, he selects the “Hell Mode” difficulty. Lo and behold, he finds himself reincarnated in another world as a serf!

Now called Allen, he sets out to unlock the secrets his mystery-laden Summoner class; without the convenience of walkthroughs, game guides, or online forums, he must grope his way to the top of his new world!

Launching today with Parts 1 and 2 of Volume 1!


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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!