J-Novel Club Anime Expo 2019 Announcements

Online book (and recently print) publisher J-Novel Club has announced a number of books that will be joining their catalog during their industry panel at Anime Expo 2019.

The first is that Futabasha! is the next Japanese publisher to allow J-Novel Club to license their properties.

Next, we have the release dates for their print releases!

6th August 2019:

  • How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord Vol. 5
  • If it’s for my Daughter, I would Even Defeat a Demon Lord Vol. 4
  • In Another World With My Smartphone Vol. 5
  • The Magic in this Other World is Too Far Behind! Vol. 4

3rd September 2019:

  • Ascendance of a Bookworm Part 1 Vol. 1
  • Infinite Dendrogram Vol. 1-2

1st October 2019:

  • Animeta! Vol. 1
  • How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord Vol. 6
  • If it’s for my Daughter, I would Even Defeat a Demon Lord Vol. 5
  • In Another World With My Smartphone Vol. 6
  • The Magic in this Other World is Too Far Behind! Vol. 5

5th November 2019:

  • An Archdemon’s Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride Vol. 1-2
  • Ascendance of a Bookworm Part 1 Vol. 2
  • Infinite Dendrogram Vol. 3

3rd December 2019:

  • How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord Vol. 7
  • If it’s for my Daughter, I would Even Defeat a Demon Lord Vol. 6
  • In Another World With My Smartphone Vol. 7
  • The Magic in this Other World is Too Far Behind! Vol. 6
  • Marginal Operation Vol. 1

7th January 2020:

  • An Archdemon’s Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride Vol. 3
  • Ascendance of a Bookworm Part 1 Vol. 3
  • Full Metal Panic! Collector’s Edition Vol. 1 (Hardcover Omnibus)
  • Infinite Dendrogram Vol. 4

2nd March 2020:

  • Crest of the Stars Collector’s Edition Vol. 1 (Hardcover Omnibus)

And of course, they have more titles to announce and here are the new additions to the catalog:

Altina the Sword Princess

(Haken no Kouki Altina)

覇剣の皇姫アルティーナ

Author: Yukiya Murasaki
Art: himesuz
Published in 2012
Light Novel series

BEATLESS

ビートレス

Author: Satoshi Hase
Art: redjuice
Published in 2011
Light Novel series
Tokyo Otaku Mode serialised the series, but J-Novel Club will provide a translation. TOM members will be able to read the books for free exclusively through TOM, while eBooks from JNC will arrive sometime in 2020.

The Combat Baker and the Automaton Waitress

(Tatakau Panya to Automaton Waitress)

戦うパン屋と機械じかけの看板娘

Author: SOW
Art: Zaza
Published in 2015
Light Novel series

Cooking with Wild Game

異世界料理道

Author: EDA
Art: Kochimo
Based on the light novel of the same name
Published in 2017
Manga series

Demon Lord, Retry!

(Maou-sama, Retry!)

魔王様、リトライ!

Author: Kurone Kanzaki
Art: Kouji Ogata
Based on the light novel of the same name
Published in 2017
Manga series

Onna dakara, to Party wo Tsuihou Sareta node Densetsu no Majo to Saikyou Tag wo Kumimashita!

女だから、とパーティを追放されたので伝説の魔女と最強タッグを組みました!

Author: Kaeruda Ameko
Art: Miya Kazutomo
Published in 2019
Light Novel series

Otherwise Picnic

(Ura Sekai Picnic)

裏世界ピクニック

Author: Iori Miyazawa
Art: Eita Mizuno
Published in 2017
Light Novel series

Seinaru Kishi no Ankokudou

聖なる騎士の暗黒道

Author: Yusaku Sakaishi
Art: Heiro
Published in 2019
Light Novel series

Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: Reckless Journey

(Majutsushi Orphen: Mubou-hen)

魔術士オーフェン 無謀編

Author: Yoshinobu Akita
Art: Yuu Yagami
Based on the light novel Sorcerous Stabber Orphen
Published in 2018
Manga series

There Was No Secret Evil-Fighting Organization (srsly?!) So I Made One MYSELF!

Sekai no Yami to Tatakau Himitsu Kessha ga Nai kara Tsukutta (Hangire)

世界の闇と戦う秘密結社が無いから作った (半ギレ)

Author: Hagane Kurodame
Art: Katto
Published in 2019
Light Novel series

And last but not the least they have a kickstarter campaign planned for the light novel series Invaders of the Rokujouma (Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!?). Here’s the quick summary of their kickstarter:

  • The campaign is for print versions of volumes 1-31 of the light novels.
  • The campaign begins this Autumn 2019.
  • Novel volumes will be released in 10 softcover collections (omnibus) with 3-4 volumes each.
  • Primary goal is to reach $50,000.
  • Reward tiers will range between $20 to $5000.
  • 1st Stretch Goal: Collector’s Box.
  • 2nd Stretch Goal: Drama CDs.
  • Delivery of rewards is estimated for the 1st half of 2020.
  • JNC will print an art book with art from the series as an extra reward (not for sale).

More details will be revealed over the next two months.

That’s all of the details revealed during the industry panel. More details and dates for all of these titles will be mentioned over time.

Source: J-Novel Club Industry Panel Anime Expo 2019

 

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