In a surprise discovery from their catalogue, another title has joined the J-Novel Club service in the form of IS: Infinite Stratos!
The 2009 novel series was written by Izuru Yumizuru with illustrations handled by okiura (The Asterisk War) and CHOCO (Igna-Cross Reigoueki). The English translation was handled by Holm Hinners and editor Hilbert Saldua. Volume 1 is available to read at the moment.
In a world of technological progress, females are the only ones who can pilot the most advanced military unit in history—the Infinite Stratos (IS). With this power, women have seized complete control of all political, social, and economic ventures; leaving men to the fringes of society, made to tend to the whims of their now, female overlords. That is until Orimura Ichika, the sole male found to have IS piloting ability, is thrust into the spotlight, and enrolled at the prestigious IS Academy. Stuck in the middle of a female-dominated population, Ichika sets out to prove men still have a place in this world. Little did he know, he is just the thing these women have been looking for.
IS: Infinite Stratos has received two anime adaptations that are available on DVD from MVM Entertainment for the UK & Ireland, with Blu-ray versions also available from Sentai Filmworks in North America. The show’s second season is available to stream on Crunchyroll and HIDIVE for the UK & Ireland territories.
IS: Infinite Stratos joins The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar, Me, a Genius? I Was Reborn into Another World and I Think They’ve Got the Wrong Idea!, [New Life+] Young Again in Another World, and The Unwanted Undead Adventurer as one of many new additions to the service in the past couple of months.
The publisher have a fair amount of novels available on the service including Clockwork Planet, Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash, In Another World With My Smartphone, Infinite Dendrogram, Outbreak Company and more. Plus they also won Best Manga/Light Novel distributor during our 2017 Reader’s Choice Awards here on AUKN!