J-Novel Club Adds Ascendance of a Bookworm, Full Metal Panic! & More Light Novel Titles

Book publisher J-Novel Club have announced four more light novel additions to their ever-growing catalogue on their social media throughout 15th to 17th March 2019. These titles will be available on their website in batches, starting with a few parts of Volume 1 for each series.

The following titles announced were as follows:

The Greatest Magicmaster’s Retirement Plan

(Saikyou Mahoushi no Inton Keikaku)

Written by Izushiro and illustrated by Ruria Miyuki
Translated by Warnis and edited by Jan Suzukawa

In a world where the Fiends run rampant… Magicmaster Alus Reigin, the young prodigy that has defeated more Fiends and reclaimed more of humanity’s lost territory than anyone else alive, requests retirement from military service at age 16. But due to the twists and turns of fate surrounding his status as the No. 1 Magicmaster in the nation—the top Magicmaster out of more than 100,000—he ends up as a student at a special magical institute, hiding his identity and training his successors – a pair of beautiful Magicmaster girls! Not to mention continuing to defeat Fiends in secret… Get ready—the epic adventure of the Greatest Magicmaster Alus Reigin begins now!

Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skill

(Tondemo Skill de Isekai Hourou Meshi)

Written by Ren Eguchi and illustrated by Masa
Translated by Kevin Chen and edited by Brandon Koepp

Mukouda Tsuyoshi was nothing special in modern Japan, so when he was summoned to a world of swordplay and sorcery, he thought he was ready for the adventure of a lifetime. Too bad the kingdom that summoned him only got him by mistake! Not only was he not one of the three summoned heroes, but his stats were laughable compared to theirs. On top of that, there’s something really sketchy about this kingdom… “Ah, these people are the kind to try and use the Hero,” he realized, and immediately left to make his own way in this other world. The only thing Mukouda can rely on is his unique skill: the “Online Supermarket,” a skill that allows him to buy modern goods in a fantasy world. It’s useless for combat, but if he plays his cards right, he could lead a comfortable life, maybe? At least, that’s what Mukouda thinks, but it turns out modern food bought with this skill has some absurd effects! What happens when Mukouda introduces ridiculously tasty modern cooking to a fantasy world like this? He gets some ridiculous repeat customers begging for more…!

Ascendance of a Bookworm

(Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen)

Written by Miya Kazuki and illustrated by You Shiina
Translated by Quof and edited by Aimee Zink

A certain college girl who’s loved books ever since she was a little girl dies in an accident and is reborn in another world she knows nothing about. She is now Myne, the sickly five-year-old daughter of a poor soldier. To make things worse, the world she’s been reborn in has a very low literacy rate and books mostly don’t exist. She’d have to pay an enormous amount of money to buy one. Myne resolves herself: If there aren’t any books, she’ll just have to make them! Her goal is to become a librarian. This story begins with her quest to make books so she can live surrounded by them! Dive into this biblio-fantasy written for book lovers and bookworms!

Full Metal Panic!

Written by Shouji Gatou and illustrated by Shikidouji
Translated by Elizabeth Ellis and edited by Dana Allen

Sagara Sousuke isn’t your typical high school student. He reads military enthusiast magazines; he responds to questions with “affirmative;” he brings grenades to school in his bag. Though everyone at school takes him for a hopeless military geek, Chidori Kaname thinks there might be something more to him. When their plane is hijacked in the middle of a field trip, Kaname’s instincts will prove correct: Sousuke is an elite, mech-piloting mercenary… and he’s here to protect her!

With these four titles, J-Novel Club now have a total of 50 novel titles available on their services (and also 10 manga titles). Full Metal Panic! was previously licensed by Tokyopop and will be re-translated. The publisher have published over 200 volumes of translated light novels since late 2016.

Their catalogue continues to grow with many titles available to read including Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s StrongestIf It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord, Infinite Stratos, and Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: The Wayward Journey.

The publisher have also started publishing print versions for select titles like An Archdemon’s Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride, How Not to Summon a Demon Lord, In Another World With My Smartphone, Infinite Dendrogram, and The Magic in This Other World Is Too Far Behind!


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