J-Novel Club Announces the Acquisition of Nine New Series During March 2022 Livestream (2024)

Three new light novels and six new manga series are coming to J-Novel Club!

(San Antonio, Texas – March 18, 2022) – J-Novel Club LLC is excited to announce theacquisition of multiple new series following their latest industry announcementlivestream held online on Twitch on March 18, 2022. Three new light novel and sixnew manga licenses will be joining the J-Novel Club catalog with a digital launch onJ-Novel Club's website and app a few hours after the announcement livestream hasconcluded.

Up first as their newest series is Akihiro Ononaka's Gushing Over Magical Girls! HiiragiUtena is just a normal middle school girl who loves magical girls. Suddenly, she findsherself the target of a spell from a talking mascot and becomes... the villainess?!Prepare for some yuri magical girl action when this series launches Chapter 1 latertoday on J-Novel Club!

Avid MMORPG gamer Kaoru Terasai is finally meeting up with his long-time gamingfriend for the first time in person. Though Kaoru is worried he has made a falseimpression by playing as a female character online, he is in for a bigger surprisewhen his friend turns out to be a girl! On top of that, Kaoru suddenly has tocross-dress in order to hang out with her. Find out what happens in this twist onboy-meets-girl manga Sometimes Even Reality Is a Lie! from Niichi! Chapter 1 will beavailable to read later today!

As soon as he steps out from Shizuoka Prison, Kazuyoshi Ishii's life abruptly comes toan end. He wakes up to find himself in the body of a comatose school girl named KeiIchinose. Follow the founder of K-1 martial arts organization, Kazuyoshi Ishii, as hestrives to make amends with his karate and his past in Doll-Kara. This mangaadaptation by Hanamura will have Chapter 1 available online later today!

In The Saga of Lioncourt, middle-aged office worker Tadashi Tanaka seeminglypasses away from terminal cancer. However, he finds himself awakening in a strangeworld resembling medieval Europe. Find out what happens when Tadashi begins anew life as Varian de Lioncourt in this manga adaptation by Nagy. This action fantasy manga based on writer Hiroaki Ogura's light novel series will have its first chapterlaunching later today!

Already a popular light novel favorite on J-Novel Club, Fushi no Kami: RebuildingCivilization Starts with a Village follows a boy who lives in a farming village anddreams of improving his way of life in an odd way. Young Ash eagerly dives into theworld of books to uncover the forgotten secrets of a highly developed ancientculture. We're excited to bring the first chapter of Yoruno Kuroki's manga adaptationto readers later today!

A manga adaptation of Housekeeping Mage From Another World: Making YourAdventures Feel Like Home! from Akihito Ono has arrived! Shiori has carved out a lifefor herself as a housekeeping mage. Alec is an A-class adventurer who is more thanhe seems. Both yearn for a place to belong, but will the scars of their pasts and thechallenges of the present allow them to find it? This cozy slice-of-life J-Novel Hearttitle will launch with Chapter 1 available to read later today!

The gorgeous, polite Awayuki Kokorone delivers only the most ladylike content as aVTuber from Japan's top VTuber company. Or so it seems, until the person behindthe avatar, Yuki Tanaka, forgets to end her stream. Her viewers hear their idol crackopen a few cold ones—as well as a few crude jokes as she unknowingly delivers herown bawdy, drunken commentary while watching streaming video archives. Findout what happens to Yuki in VTuber Legend: How I Went Viral after Forgetting toTurn Off My Stream! Readers will be able to enjoy Parts 1 and 2 of the light novel byNana Nanato with illustrations from Siokazunoko on J-Novel Club later today!

D-Genesis: Three Years After the Dungeons Appeared takes a look at a veryinteresting question: Can a boring office worker turn status screens into piles ofcash? Keigo aims to quit corporate life after gaining a special skill that allows him toturn the mysterious dungeons that have popped up on Earth into an RPG. Writtenby Tsuranori Kono and illustrated by ttl, this modern-day fantasy light novel will haveParts 1 and 2 ready to read later today!

This final announcement is sure to be a hit! After two thousand years, Anos Voldigoadreturns to the mortal world. His reincarnation sets off a chain of events as the DemonKing of Tyranny himself enrolls in the demon king academy. But with power toogreat to be measured, how will he prove that the founder stands before them? Parts 1 and 2 of the first volume of the acclaimed The Misfit of Demon KingAcademy light novel arrives on J-Novel Club later today!

Announced New Series:

Gushing Over Magical Girls (manga) by Akihiro Ononaka

Hi, I'm Hiiragi Utena. I'm a normal magical-girl-loving middleschool girl—or at least I was, but then some talking mascotshowed up out of the blue and cast a spell on me! Now's mychance to join my beloved magical girls as...a villain? Hang on,something's wrong with my outfit! This can't be happening!

Watch this shy magical-girl fan transform into a sad*sticdominatrix! When good and evil collide, who will be the one tosubmit?!

Launching today with Chapter 1 of Volume 1!

Sometimes Even Reality Is a Lie! (manga) by Niichi

Kaoru Terasaki is a gamer who's into MMORPGs, and he'sfinally meeting up with someone he's been friends within-game for a long while—this time, offline and in person. He'sworried that his friend will be disappointed to see Kaoru is aguy, unlike his female character in the game. But he's the onewho's in for a surprise when, instead of another guy, his friendturns out to be a cute girl, Nanami Osaka.

On top of that, Nanami told her parents that she would bebringing a friend over—a female friend. Even worse, Nanami'sdad is the super overprotective type who won't allow any guysnear his daughter. There's only one solution to this dilemma: Kaoru has to cross-dressas a girl! Will Kaoru's efforts pay off in the end?! Will Kaoru and Nanami remain justfriends, or will their time together IRL change everything? Follow theirromantic-comedy adventures to find out!

Launching today with Chapter 1 of Volume 1!

Doll-Kara (manga) by Hanamura, Based on the Original Story by Kazuyoshi Ishiiwith Script by Kei Ryuzoji

Kazuyoshi Ishii, the founder of the martial arts organization K-1,had been sent to prison for tax evasion. After serving hissentence, he exits Shizuoka Prison only to be immediatelykilled by a speeding truck and reincarnated in the body of KeiIchinose—a comatose high school girl?! Twenty years since thegenesis of K-1, the MMA world's problem solver now inhabitsthe body of a schoolgirl and comes to grips with the karate heleft behind in this story of youthful spirit and determination.

Launching today with Chapter 1 of Volume 1!

The Saga of Lioncourt (manga) by Nagy, Based on the Original Work by HiroakiOgura with Original Character Designs by toi8

Tadashi Tanaka is your typical office worker. However, cancerbrings his life to an abrupt end at the age of forty-one.Seemingly coming to awareness posthumously, he findshimself standing in a world resembling medieval Europe.Much like the Middle Ages, there are no furnaces here, peopleeat with their hands, and pigs roam free in the streets. Worst ofall, wars between nations are an everyday occurrence.

Now, Tadashi Tanaka must live his second life as Varian deLioncourt. Can an ordinary office worker survive in this cruelworld?

Varian's rise to power begins here!

Launching today with Chapter 1 of Volume 1!

Fushi no Kami: Rebuilding Civilization Starts with a Village (manga) by YorunoKuroki, Based on the Original Novels by Mizūmi Amakawa with Original CharacterDesigns by Mai Ōkuma

When the civilizations of yesteryear fade from memory andbecome fanciful fantasy, the only evidence of theirexistence...are books.

Ash, a young boy living in a remote farming village, holds asecret—he possesses memories of a distant and morebountiful past life. Days of toiling in the fields have given rise toa burning desire: to bring more enjoyment to the everydaydoldrum of his dreary present day!

And while books may be the answer, Ash...can't actually read!But where there is a will, there is a way. Join Ash as he battles illiteracy and sets hissights on a better life!

Launching today with Chapter 1 of Volume 1!

Housekeeping Mage From Another World: Making Your Adventures Feel Like@Home (manga) by Akihito Ono Based on the Original Novels by You Fuguruma withOriginal Character Designs by Nama

Alec, an A-rank adventurer, meets Shiori, a woman with themysterious appellation “housekeeping mage.” She has so littlemagical power that she's useless as a combat mage, but tomake up for it, she uses her magic to take care of all the dailychores of an expedition, like washing and cooking,single-handedly.

As Alec adventures with Shiori, her novel use of magic providesa warm bath and delicious food...in other words, anenvironment much too comfortable to be called “camping”!He's completely taken with her, but she has a certain secret...

A J-Novel Heart title launching today with Chapter 1 of Volume 1!

VTuber Legend: How I Went Viral after Forgetting to Turn Off My Stream by NanaNanato with Illustrations by Siokazunoko

Twenty-year-old former wage slave Yuki Tanaka now worksamong her idols: the streamers of Live-On, one of Japan's topVTuber companies. As the gorgeous, polite Awayuki Kokorone,she delivers only the most ladylike content. Unfortunately, hersubscriber count and savings are at rock bottom.

One evening, after Yuki thinks she's ended her stream, shecracks a few cold ones—and more than a few crudejokes—while watching Live-On's video archives. But herviewers hear it all, and clips of her bawdy, drunkencommentary go viral overnight. Yuki thinks her career isover...until her manager reveals that everyone at Live-On has been waiting for her tosnap all along and gives her free rein to drink on-stream.

Now free of all feigned purity, she jumps right into her new “rowdy drunk” characterand is welcomed into the fold by her fellow Live-On VTubers, who turn out to be justas crazy as she is! With her views and finances skyrocketing, Yuki's work—for the firsttime in her life—is actually fun!

Launching today with Parts 1 and 2 of Volume 1!

D-Genesis: Three Years After the Dungeons Appeared by Tsuranori Kono withIllustrations by ttl

Three years ago, dungeons suddenly appeared on Earth afteran experiment in Area 51 went awry. Now everyone—fromaverage citizens to soldiers—explores these monster-filledlabyrinths in search of wealth, power, and magic.

Keigo Yoshimura is an office worker with no sense ofadventure, who dreams of quitting his job to live the easy life.While out on a business call, he stumbles on the birth of anew dungeon and accidentally gains a magical skill that turnssubterranean exploration into an RPG. Things spiral out ofcontrol and Keigo winds up as the world's top explorer

With help from Azusa Miyoshi, his mathematically gifted colleague and new businesspartner in dungeon diving, he might be able to turn the status screens he sees intopiles of cash. Unfortunately, Keigo ends up under the scrutiny of the military,government agencies, and even more sinister forces. What happened to his dream oftaking it easy?!

Launching today with Parts 1 and 2 of Volume 1!

The Misfit of Demon King Academy by SHU with Illustrations by Shizumayoshinori

Tired of ceaseless war destroying humans, spirits, and demonsalike, the Demon King of Tyranny, Anos Voldigoad,reincarnates to restore peace. Two thousand years havepassed...but who could have known that his descendants'complacency would cause magic to regress so much? Afterreceiving an invitation to the illustrious Demon KingAcademy, a school tasked with locating the reincarnatedfounding ancestor, Anos resolves to enroll, only to discoverthat his magic is off the charts—literally! With power too greatto be measured, the former Demon King is branded a misfit.How will he convince demonkind that the school's founderstands before them? Thus begins a misfit's climb to the top of the demon hierarchy!

Launching today with Parts 1 and 2 of Volume 1!

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J-Novel Club is a digital and physical publishing company started by translators andfans like you! By focusing on digital releases and providing a membership service tolet people read our books as they are being translated, our goal is to build a growingcommunity of readers so that more releases can be officially licensed and translated.With the addition of the J-Novel Heart and J-Novel Pulp imprints, the companyhopes to appeal to even more audiences worldwide. Since 2016, J-Novel Club hasdigitally published over 800 volumes and physically printed over 125 volumes ofdifferent series to enjoy.

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