J-Novel Club License Four New Titles in April Announcement

Publisher J-Novel Club have today announced that they have licensed four new titles: three light novels and a manga series. The first 1-2 parts (chapter 1 in the case of the manga) will be available to read on their site within the next day.

These titles came from a range of different genres and include a work from popular author Ichiro Sakaki (Outbreak Company, Bluesteel Blasphemer). More information on the four titles can be found below:

Deathbound Duke's Daughter cover

First up we have Deathbound Duke’s Daughter (死にやすい公爵令嬢) by author Terasu Senoo with illustrations by Munashichi. The series seems to be complete in Japan at 2 volumes.

One evening in early spring, eight-year-old Erika Aurelia realizes she’s the detestable little villainess from an otome game called Liber Monstrorum: The Winter Maiden and the Phantasmic Beasts.

As if that wasn’t bad enough already, Erika’s role in the game is to pester the main character… and then die in order to kick off a mysterious series of events! These incidents are different in each love interest’s route, and seven routes means seven deaths to avoid.

Not one to throw in the towel, Erika knows she must take action to destroy her death flags—and since her life is on the line, there’s no time to lose!

Wild Times with a Fake Fake Princess cover

Next up we have Wild Times with a Fake Fake Princess (模造王女騒動記 フェイク・フェイク) by Ichiro Sakaki with illustrations by Kaori Fujita. This series is also complete in Japan at three volumes and it’s a bit of an older one having ran between 2006-2009.

Kyouhei is the kind of person to cherish every moment of his peaceful, ‘normal’ everyday life. Choose whichever synonym you like; he just wants a quiet life. However, with his dad being involved in some really shady businesses, his best friend being a wannabe rockstar, and his schoolmate Sanae… being Sanae, that’s easier said than done, but he does his best.

One day, he ends up accidentally releasing a naked girl from a coffin, who has no idea what ‘normal’ means. Unfortunately for him, Kyouhei can kiss that peace and quiet goodbye.

Now, on top of his dad’s lack of regard for anything approaching common sense or decency, his friend’s thirst for excitement, and hi admirer’s… attention, Kyouhei has to deal with a (self-proclaimed) body double android of a princess from some European country?

He just wants off this fake fake princess’ wild ride!

A Wild Last Boss Appeared! cover

Last up for the light novel licenses we have A Wild Last Boss Appeared! (野生のラスボスが現れた!) written by Firehead with Illustrations by YahaKo. This title is on-going in Japan at 9 volumes.

The year is 2800 and Lufas Maphaahl – The Black-Winged Tyrant, Great Conqueror, and leader of the Twelve Heavenly Stars – has returned.

A man wakes up in the body of his MMO character 200 years after her defeat during an player-made event in the game, Exgate Online. Now, he’s stuck in her body. But this isn’t a game, it’s real. With her reign long over, and her legacy one of fear, Lufas must journey through the world of Exgate, looking for answers, possible comrades, and all the monsters her “death” unleashed upon the world…

Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skill cover

Last up we have the manga adaption of Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skill (とんでもスキルで異世界放浪メシ) by Ren Eguchi. The manga is on-going at five volumes and J-Novel Club also release the original light novel, where they’re at volume 6.

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 realised, 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…!

J-Novel Club has published over 450 volumes of light novels and manga in three years and these four new titles join the more than 20 on-going series that the company release weekly on their site. There is also an on-going campaign with BookWalker where 50 volumes of their series are available to read for free in April.


When she's not watching anime, reading manga or reviewing, Demelza can generally be found exploring some kind of fantasy world and chasing her dreams of being a hero.

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