Book publisher J-Novel Club has announced a selection of five titles to join their catalog of manga on their website. These titles were announced on Friday 19th April during the Anime Boston and Sakura-Con convention weekend. 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:
Written & drawn by Ueshiba Riichi
Togawa is dating the resident class weirdo, and their relationship is even more non-standard than she expected! They’ve never even kissed, but he’s tasted her tears, cleaned her ears, and shaved the nape of her neck! And also walked her through a Buddhist ritual that opened her third eye and brought her spiritual peace and a good night’s sleep. It is indeed a wonder, in more ways than one, that she can’t help but feel drawn to him.
(Saihate no Paladin)
Written & drawn by Kanata Yanagino
Based on the 2016 novel series by Kanata Yanagino
A man dies alone after living a stagnant and fruitless life – but that’s not where his story ends, as a boy named William is born into a land of fantasy and magic. Raised in a city of the dead by his new family – a mummy, a skeleton, and a ghost – he can remember glimpses of his past life, enough to know his time on Earth was wasted, and he vows not to let that happen again. Schooled in magic and combat, Will sets out on a journey to see the world. Along the way, he’ll meet beings of all shapes and sizes. Each of these people has a story to tell and a lesson to teach Will about how to live his life to the fullest.
Written by Yuri Shibamura & drawn by Daisuke Kimura
Based on the 2012 novel series by Yuri Shibamura
Our hero Ryouta Arata is an otaku who’s just lost his job after the dissolution of his company. Unwilling to return to his old NEET ways, he applies online to a private military security company, thinking the benefits to be promising. After what appears to be a baffling test, he’s assigned to be an “operator of operators” and begins his training in a foreign country. Little does he know, the life of a private mercenary is far more grueling than he could have ever imagined!
(Okashi na Tensei)
Written by Tomizawa Midori & drawn by Iida Seriko
Based on the 2015 novel series by Koryuu Nozomu
A pastry chef with a promising future is reborn as the son of a poor lord. The boy’s name is Pastry, and he will be the next lord of the territory. The struggles of young Pastry’s story begin here as he aims to make people smile with his desserts and create a land flourishing with happiness. The best sweet comes with the best tale. This is a sweet fantasy that takes the royal road to change the world!
The Unwanted Undead Adventurer
(Nozomanu Fushi no Boukensha)
Written by Yuu Okano & drawn byHaiji Nakasone
Based on the 2017 novel series by Yuu Okano
Rentt Faina, a twenty-five-year-old adventurer, has been hacking away at monsters for a decade. However, without much talent for the job, Rentt finds himself stuck hunting Slimes and Goblins for meager amounts of coin every day. Little does he know, all this is about to change when he comes across a seemingly undiscovered path in the Labyrinth of the Moon’s Reflection. What awaits him at the end of the path, however, is neither treasure nor riches, but a legendary dragon that wastes no time swallowing him whole! 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 labyrinth consume him for the rest of his un-death…?
With these five titles, J-Novel Club now has a total of 15 manga titles available on their services. All except for The Unwanted Undead Adventurer (which will be added in a week or two) are available to read right now.
In addition, the publisher has also announced plans to distribute print versions for Animeta! and Marginal Operation later this year or early 2020.
Here is the list of other manga titles JNC currently have available to read now:
- An Archdemon’s Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride
- Ascendance of a Bookworm
- How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom
- I Shall Survive Using Potions!
- Infinite Dendrogram
- The Magic in this Other World is Too Far Behind!
- The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar
- Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles
- A Very Fairy Apartment