During J-Novel Club’s February 2021 livestream, the publisher announced their acquisition of two new series: Ascendance of a Bookworm: Official Fanbook and Culinary Chronicles of the Court Flower. J-Novel Club also announced that nine of their titles will be coming to print, including My Friend’s Little Sister Has It In for Me!, Ascendance of a Bookworm Official Fanbook, Tearmoon Empire, The White Cat’s Revenge as Plotted from the Dragon King’s Lap, The Unwanted Undead Adventurer, The Unwanted Undead Adventurer (Manga), Her Majesty’s Swarm, A Lily Blooms in Another World, and The Faraway Paladin (Manga). J-Novel Club has provided further details about these releases below:

J-Novel Club Announces the Acquisition of Two New Titles at February 2021 Livestream!

Two new titles are coming to J-Novel Club!

(SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – February 22, 2021) – J-Novel Club LLC is excited to announce the acquisition of two new titles following their latest announcement livestream held on February 22, 2021, on Twitch. One of the titles will have a digital launch immediately with the other coming soon to the J-Novel Club website.

The fan-favorite Ascendance of a Bookworm series has captivated readers worldwide with its charming characters, fascinating worldbuilding, and riveting story. However, there is always room for more Ascendance of Bookworm content! The Ascendance of a Bookworm: Official Fanbook packs a plethora of extra content sure to delight any who read it. The first volume, intended to be read after finishing Part 3 Volume 2, contains content such as full-color artwork, bonus stories, and even a Q&A with the author Miya Kazuki! Fans can look forward to this title launching soon on J-Novel Club!

Rimi, a young princess with a passion for cooking, becomes one of the emperor’s many concubines. The envy-filled empire is full of danger, and Rimi must rely on her love of cooking, her natural cheerfulness, and the help of a kind scholar to survive. Miri Mikawa’s drama-filled historical-fantasy Culinary Chronicles of the Court Flower is sure to sate any romance fan’s appetite as it joins the J-Novel Heart llineup with Parts 1 and 2 on J-Novel Club today!

J-Novel Club Membership is only $4.50 a month for an annual membership and gives you a new chapter a week from more than 50 ongoing series, including Invaders of the Rokujouma!?, Ascendance of a Bookworm, Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest, My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!, Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles, In Another World With My Smartphone, How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom, and many more!

Announced New Titles:


Ascendance of a Bookworm Official Fanbook by Miya Kazuki with Illustrations and Art by You Shiina and Suzuka

本好きの下剋上ふぁんぶっく

Here is the first official Ascendance of a Bookworm fanbook, intended to be read after finishing Part 3 Volume 2. This book contains a slew of additional content, including all the color and cover artwork up to Part 3 Volume 1, a short story on some new apprentices’ first tour of the temple, a manga chapter by Suzuka, and three four-panel manga by You Shiina.
Also inside are design sheets showing how Bookworm’s characters were visually brought to life, and a Q&A with author Miya Kazuki containing lesser-known details about the plot as well as information on how she planned out and developed the series.

Coming soon to J-Novel Club!

Culinary Chronicles of the Court Flower by Miri Mikawa with Illustrations by Kasumi Nagi

一華後宮料理帖

Rimi has spent most of her life making food for the protector god of the land. She is suddenly sent as a tribute to the great empire of Konkoku, becoming one of the emperor’s concubines. She comes close to losing the taste of her home country, but she is saved by the gastronomist Shusei. As she dreams of a reunion with the kind scholar, she does her best to survive in the envy-filled rear palace with the help of her natural cheerfulness and her skill as a cook.

Then out of nowhere, she is arrested and sentenced to be executed on the charge of disrespecting the emperor! How will Rimi get out of this mess? Find out in this Chinese-inspired fantasy story about a princess and her love for food surrounded by gorgeous men.

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

J-Novel Club Announces Nine Series to Receive Print Editions at February 2021 Livestream!

Nine light novel and manga titles will be receiving the print treatment from J-Novel Club!

(SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – February 22, 2021) – J-Novel Club LLC is delighted to reveal that nine light novel and manga titles currently in their catalog will be receiving a print run as part of the announcements made during their Twitch livestream.

My Friend’s Little Sister Has It In for Me! by mikawaghost with Illustrations by tomari

If a girl teases you, that means she likes you!

Unfortunately, Akiteru knows from experience that isn’t the case because every girl he interacts with shows him nothing but scorn, and he’s not scored a single date from it! Luckily, he’s more concerned with securing a spot for him and his game-development buddies at his uncle’s business.

But when his uncle throws him a condition that involves playing the part of his daughter’s boyfriend, Akiteru has no choice but to take it. What will his best friend’s sister Iroha, who bullies him relentlessly, think of the news?

Release Date: Volume 1 – November 2, 2021

Ascendance of a Bookworm Official Fanbook by Miya Kazuki with Illustrations and Art by You Shiina and Suzuka

Here is the first official Ascendance of a Bookworm fanbook, intended to be read after finishing Part 3 Volume 2. This book contains a slew of additional content, including all the color and cover artwork up to Part 3 Volume 1, a short story on some new apprentices’ first tour of the temple, a manga chapter by Suzuka, and three four-panel manga by You Shiina.

Also inside are design sheets showing how Bookworm’s characters were visually brought to life, and a Q&A with author Miya Kazuki containing lesser-known details about the plot as well as information on how she planned out and developed the series.

Release Date: Volume 1 – October 5, 2021

Tearmoon Empire by Nozomu Mochitsuki with Illustrations by Gilse

Surrounded by the hate-filled gazes of her people, Mia, the selfish princess of the fallen Tearmoon empire, takes one last look at the bleeding sun before the guillotine blade falls…

Only to wake back up as a twelve-year-old! With time rewound and a second chance at life dropped into her lap, she sets out to right the countless wrongs that plague the ailing Empire. Lazy, selfish, and a complete coward, the ill-equipped princess of the Tearmoon Empire, armed with memories of her past life and a diary from the future, tries to avoid dying at the guillotine again and changes the very course of history in the process!

Release Date: Volume 1 – September 1, 2021

The White Cat’s Revenge as Plotted from the Dragon King’s Lap by Kureha with Illustrations by Yamigo

Nineteen-year-old Ruri Morikawa gets wrangled into a messy situation when her selfish childhood friend strands her in another world! To make matters somehow worse, a mysterious conspiracy then gets her abandoned in a perilous forest. Through an unexpected turn of events, she comes into possession of a mystical bracelet that allows her to transform into a white cat. Now that she’s in the Land of the Dragon King, she has to hide the fact that she’s human—which means spending her days as a little white cat, for the time being… But how will she exact her much-earned revenge against those who’ve wronged her while stuck in the form of a small, fluffy, cuddly kitty cat?!

Release Date: Volume 1 – October 5, 2021

The Unwanted Undead Adventurer by Yu Okano with Illustrations by Jaian

Rentt Faina, a twenty-five-year-old talentless adventurer, stumbles across a seemingly undiscovered path in the Water Moon Dungeon only to be swallowed whole by a legendary dragon! Waking up a short time later, Rentt finds himself not quite dead, but not very alive either— He is nothing more than a pile of bones! Armed with nothing but his trusty sword, tool belt, and ghoulish new looks, Rentt sets off on his quest as a newly reborn skeleton to achieve Existential Evolution, hoping to one day return to civilization with a more human form. Will Rentt succeed, or will the dungeon consume him for the rest of his un-death…?

Release Date: Volume 1 – August 4, 2021

 

The Unwanted Undead Adventurer (Manga) by Haiji Nakasone and Original Work by Yu Okano

Rentt Faina, a decade-long adventurer, has been swallowed whole by a dragon inside the Water Moon Dungeon! Reborn as a Skeleton, will he succeed in his goal of Existential Evolution and return to humanity once more?

Release Date: Volume 1 – September 1, 2021

Her Majesty’s Swarm by 616th Special Information Battalion with illustrations by Eiri Iwamoto

Our protagonist is a college student who enjoys playing as the evil-aligned faction Arachnea in her favorite real-time strategy game.

One day, she finds herself in a world similar to the one in the game; additionally, her body is now that of a fourteen-year-old girl. While things are a bit different from how they were in the game, one element has remained the same: she is the leader of the Arachnea. The insects under her control, collectively known as the Swarm, praise her and implore her to lead them to victory.

Her command is masterful and severe, as one who has played the game in real life…

Release Date: Volume 1 – October 5, 2021

A Lily Blooms in Another World by Ameko Kaeruda with illustrations by Shio Sakura

Miyako Florence isn’t sad when her fiancé breaks off their engagement after two years. It’s all according to plan!

Whisked to the world of her favorite otome game, Miyako frees herself from a dull noble to pursue her true soulmate: the game’s villainess Fuuka Hamilton. Proud Fuuka only has eyes for their mutual ex-fiancé! Miyako confesses her love to Fuuka and proposes that they run away together. Fuuka agrees on one condition: Miyako must make her say “I’m happy” in 14 days. With conniving nobles, strange diseases, and magical rituals pulling them apart, can Miyako win the villainess’s heart? A tentative bud blossoms in this twisting romance from the author of Sexiled!

Release Date: November 2, 2021

The Faraway Paladin (Manga) by Mutsumi Okubashi and Original Work by Kanata Yanagino

In a city of the dead, long since ruined and far from human civilization, lives a single human child. His name is Will, and he’s being raised by three undead. The three pour love into the boy, and teach him all they know. But one day, Will starts to wonder: “Who am I?”

Will must unravel the mysteries of this faraway land, and unearth the secret pasts of the undead. He must learn the love and mercy of the good gods, and the bigotry and madness of the bad. And when he knows it all, the boy will take his first step on the path to becoming a Paladin.

Release Date: Omnibus 1 (Vols. 1 and 2) – August 4, 2021


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 500 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!