J-Novel Club Adds By the Grace of the Gods and The Underdog of the Eight Greater Tribes Light Novels

Publisher J-Novel Club has acquired two more light novels for its ever-growing digital reading service.

The first is By the Grace of the Gods (Kami-tachi ni Hirowareta Otoko [神達に拾われた男]), written by Roy and illustrated by Ririnra. The novel began serialising in 2017 with at least seven volumes available in Japan at the time of this write-up. The J-Novel Club release will be translated by Mana Z. and edited by Nathan Redmond. You can read Parts 1 & 2 of the first volume right now.

About By the Grace of the Gods (via J-Novel Club):

Under the protection of the gods, a relaxed life with slimes in another world begins! One day, the life of middle-aged Japanese businessman Ryoma Takebayashi came to a rather sudden and disappointing end. Ryoma had never had a blessed life, but after his death, three great gods sought his cooperation and reincarnated him as a child in another world with swords and magic! Receiving a most cordial and divine welcome from the gods, Ryoma decides to live leisurely on his own in the forest for the time being. Working diligently at magic and hunting, Ryoma’s greatest passion comes to be researching his tamed slimes?! Training a variety of slimes (some newly discovered), the curtain rises on this easygoing life fantasy celebrating a second life with kind people in another world!

The second is The Underdog of the Eight Greater Tribes (Hachi Daishuuzoku no Saijaku Kettousha [八大種族の最弱血統者]), written by Washiro Fujiki and illustrated by Yu Kodama. The novel began serialising in 2019 with at least two volumes available in Japan at the time of this write-up. The J-Novel Club release will be translated by Roy Nukia and edited by Suzanne Seals. You can read Parts 1 to 3 of the first volume right now.

About The Underdog of the Eight Greater Tribes (via J-Novel Club):

Long ago, there was much war and bloodshed among the eight tribes of the world. Now with each tribe confined to its own continent, the world has achieved peace and harmony. Interaction and fighting between tribes are heavily restricted, save for one exception: the ninth continent, Duel City Babel, an arena for those wishing for conflict in peace. In the duel city, fighters from all over the world clash swords and spells, vying to be the best. Carrying on the teachings and techniques of his master, Yuri Eniastar of the Human Tribe manages to take out a high-ranking opponent on his first day. Clearly, he’s not just any new face, but unfortunately, fate has not been kind…his lineage is universally recognized as the weakest. Despite this, Yuri refuses to give up. He befriends the Beast Tribe’s Athena and the Spirit Tribe’s Fram as he strives to become a peerless duelist. Welcome to an overwhelming battle fantasy!

J-Novel Club has a wide range of light novels and some manga available on their digital service. Since February 2019 they have also started releasing select titles in print including Full Metal Panic!, How Not to Summon a Demon Lord, and also its recently successful Kickstarter campaign for Invaders of the Rokujouma!?. J-Novel Club also provides the light novels for recent and currently airing titles Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest, Ascendance of a Bookworm, Demon Lord, Retry! and If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord.

Source: J-Novel Club

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