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60 minutes | a day ago
Episode 46 - April Light Novel Licenses from J-Novel Club
In this episode of the Light Novel Podcast, we look at the light novel series recently licensed by J-Novel Club annonced on their April 2nd Twitch stream. There are 6 series in total, with a mix of fantasy, isekai, reincarnation and Slice of Life! SERIES DISCUSSED Reincarnated as the Piggy Duke: This Time I’m Gonna Tell Her How I Feel! by Rhythm Aida with Illustrations by nauribon 豚公爵に転生したから、今度は君に好きと言いたい The Sidekick Never Gets the Girl, Let Alone the Protag’s Sister! by Toshizo with Illustrations by U35 親友モブの俺に主人公の妹が惚れるわけがない Guide to the Perfect Otaku Girlfriend: Roomies and Romance by Rin Murakami with Illustrations by Mako Tatekawa 同棲から始まるオタク彼女の作りかた The Emperor’s Lady-in-Waiting Is Wanted as a Bride by Kanata Satsuki with Illustrations by Yoru Ichige 皇帝つき女官は花嫁として望まれ中 Reborn to Master the Blade: From Hero-King to Extraordinary Squire♀ by Hayaken with Illustrations by Nagu 英雄王、武を極めるため転生す ～そして、世界最強の見習い騎士♀～ Villainess: Reloaded! ~Blowing Away Bad Ends with Modern Weapons~ by 616th Special Information Battalion with Illustrations by Wuhuo どうしても破滅したくない悪役令嬢が現代兵器を手にした結果がこれです https://englishlightnovels.com/2021/04/02/j-novel-club-announces-the-acquisition-of-six-new-titles-at-april-2021-livestream/
27 minutes | 7 days ago
Episode 45 Emeth: Island of Golems
In this episode, the light novel podcast talks about Emeth: Island of Golems. This fantasy adventure title is released official in English by Cross Infinite World. It was the Grand Prize Winner of the 3rd Square Enix Novels' Award. The authors, Souki Tsukishima and Tora Tsukishima, have served as writers for games and novels, such as Final Fantasy Type 0 -The Last Truth-, Final Fantasy Agito, Imaginary Range, Root Double, Ingress the Animation, and more! For the Cross Infinite release of Emeth, they commisioned all new artwork by Mura Karuki. MAIN DISCUSSION TITLE: emeth: Island of Golems AKA: emeth～人形遣いの島～ — “emeth~ ningyotsukai no shima ~” AUTHOR: Souki Tsukishima, Tora Tsukishima ILLUSTRATOR: Mura Karuki TRANSLATOR: Charis Messier PUBLISHER (English): Cross Infinite World RELEASE DATE (English): November 5, 2018 PURCHASE (Amazon.com): https://amzn.to/36rCJx0 PURCHASE (Google Play): https://bit.ly/3mrDIa4 PURCHASE (Bookwalker): https://bit.ly/31Oib26 PUBLISHER (Japan): Square Enix RELEASE DATE (Japan): March 2007 VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 1 ANIME SERIES: None SYNOPSIS: “Creating Life”—such power is blasphemy against God. In emeth’s world, the manufacturing of Golems—automatic dolls that move according to human will—has become the norm. This sets the stage for an epic adventure against the backdrop of St. Rollins Archipelago, where the Torah Church presides over all creation and operation of these Golems. Step into the story through the perspective of Cliff, a boy living in the slums of a Torah-controlled island who so fervently wants to become a Golem Tamer that he has begun to illegally build one. His mundane world is suddenly shattered one day when he crosses paths with a mysterious girl. This meeting sets the gears in motion for a thrilling journey involving powerful Golems, corruption, and the very fate of the island itself!
77 minutes | 14 days ago
Spring 2021 Anime Adapted from Light Novels Ep. 44
The Spring 2021 anime season is upon us! In this episode of the Light Novel Podcast, we're discussing the anime coming out this season that are being adapted from light novels! Also in this episode, we welcome a new member to the podcast! NEWS Cross Infinite World Licenses Romance of the Imperial Capital Kotogami https://bit.ly/3dNSUL9 Cross Infinite World Licenses Apocalypse Bringer Mynoghra: World Conquest Starts with the Civilization of Ruin https://bit.ly/2PSRcj6 MAIN DISCUSSION The Slime Diaries So I'm a Spider, So What?! Season 2 How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord Omega Super Club Full Dive: This Ultimate Next-Gen Full Dive RPG Is Even Shittier than Real Life! Osamake: Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won't Lose Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level Combatants Will Be Dispatched! Pretty Boy Detective Club 86
51 minutes | a month ago
Episode 43 Ai Dungeon Isekai
This episode of The Light Novel Podcast is a little different. The gang become heroes of their own isekai story using AI Dungeon. Yup, we’re gonna face Demon Lords and a whole lot more and in the end, make the world…? You can have your own adventure with AI Dungeon: https://play.aidungeon.io/main/landing CAST BiogundamJean-LucKyleTerrenceMirage
41 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 42 Seven Seas and Tentai Books Licenses
Hello Light Novel Podcast listeners! Wow, probably the fastest new episode ever! This time, the podcast is talking about new light novel licenses from Seven Seas and Tentai books! Amazingly, none of these three new titles are isekai or reincarnation stories! (cue celebratory music). Seven Seas The Most Notorious “Talker” Runs the World’s Greatest Clan 最凶の支援職【話術士】である俺は世界最強クランを従える Saikyou no Shienshoku “Wajutsushi” de Aru Ore wa Sekai Saikyou Clan wo Shitagaeru The NPCs in this Village Sim Game Must Be Real! 村づくりゲームのNPCが生身の人間としか思えない Murazukuri Game no NPC ga Namami no Ningen to Shika Omoe Nai Tentai Books How to Melt the Ice Queen’s Heart 氷の令嬢の溶かし方 Kouri no Reijou no Tokashi Kata
48 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 41 Yen On J-Novel Club and Seven Seas Announcements
Hello Light Novel Podcast listeners! In this episode, Biogundam takes over the hosting duties while Justus takes some time off. The group discusses the recent licensing announcements from Seven Seas, Yen On, and J-Novel Club
109 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 40 – 2020 Wrap-up
Hello Light Novel Podcast listeners! In this episode, we are saying goodbye to 2020 by talking about our favorite light novel reads from the previous year, as well as talking about some light novel series we’re looking forward to reading in 2021! NEWS Yen On Licenses 3 New Light Novel Series
114 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 39 – Kono Rano 2021 & New Licenses
Hello Light Novel Podcast listeners! In this episode, we’re talking about some news that’s happened since our last episode. The 2021 edition of Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi (Kono Rano) was released. This yearly ranking of light novels is interesting for a number of reason! Also, we had J-Novel Club and Seven Seas announce some new series that they are bringing to English! NEWS Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles getting an anime: http://bit.ly/3aw5myK MAIN DISCUSSION Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi 2021 Bunkobon List: http://bit.ly/3fs1lvW Tankobon List: http://bit.ly/3nSOoy5 Top 10 Characters/Illustrators: http://bit.ly/3m4b5if J-Novel Club Licenses: http://bit.ly/34seFvV Seven Seas Announces Airship Imprint: http://bit.ly/38hz5c7 Airship Licenses: http://bit.ly/3h0LIMT
101 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 38 – There’s No Way a Side Character Like Me Could be Popular, Right?
Hello Light Novel Podcast listeners! In this episode, we are talking about Tentai Book’s premier title, There’s No Way a Side Character Like Me Could be Popular, Right? We’ll be keeping our discussion to just the first volume. This is a School Slice of Life Romance Comedy title. There will be SPOILERS! We’re also covering some new licensing announcements from Yen On, Seven Seas, and Sol Press. NEWS Square Enix Launches New Light Novel Label https://bit.ly/39goZKQ Manga Planet Licenses Seven Yuri Super Light Novels https://bit.ly/3fBHt9S FAKKU Looking for Light Novel Translators https://twitter.com/FAKKU/status/1318319458440540160 Seven Seas Licenses https://bit.ly/3q34oiU Yen Press Licenses https://bit.ly/2V1wVXR Sol Press Licenses https://bit.ly/3nVfVil MAIN DISCUSSION TITLE: There’s No Way a Side Character Like Me Could be Popular, Right? AKA: 友人キャラの俺がモテまくるわけないだろ? — “Yujinchara no Ore ga Motemakuru Wakenaidaro?” AUTHOR: Sekaiichi – 世界一 ILLUSTRATOR: Tomari – トマリ TRANSLATOR:” Alejandro de Vicente Suárez PUBLISHER (English): Tentai Books RELEASE DATE (English): May 29, 2020 PURCHASE (Amazon.com): https://amzn.to/3fkJJBE PURCHASE (Google Play): https://bit.ly/3mj5l4X PURCHASE (Bookwalker): https://bit.ly/35yQKw9 PUBLISHER (Japan): Overlap Bunko RELEASE DATE (Japan): July 25, 2019 VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 3 ANIME SERIES: None SYNOPSIS: “I just love you sooooooo much, Senpai!” My name is Tomoki Yuuki, a second-year student in high school. I’d say I’m a fairly normal student, save for the fact that everyone avoids me like the plague because I apparently look like I’m out for blood. Ike Haruma is the only one that doesn’t steer clear of me. He’s your typical ‘perfect guy’ in every sense; the protagonist with no real flaws that you see in any given story. Life at school was going on as usual… until one day Haruma’s super popular little sister confesses to me out of the blue?! Though she later clarifies that her feelings toward me are anything but romantic and that she has an ulterior motive, I end up accepting my new role as ‘fake boyfriend’ as a favor to Haruma. Believe it or not, the moment I start going out with her, Haruma’s idol-tier childhood friend and my super hot teacher get involved with me too! Wait a minute, this can’t be a dream rom-com scenario setting itself up for me, can it?! I mean, there’s no way a side character like me could be popular, right?
116 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 37 – October Light Novel Licenses
Hello Light Novel Podcast listeners! In this episode, we are talking about the 13! light novel licenses that were announced in the past 2 weeks. There are new titles coming from Tentai Books, Cross Infinite World, Yen On, and J-Novel Club. Overall there is a decent variety with the usual Isekai and fantasy titles, but also some Yuri and Hard Sci-Fi! Hopefully there will be a title that you will be excited to read! NEWS Yen Press Announces the Sword Art Online Platinum Collector’s Edition https://bit.ly/2HxbmLA MAIN DISCUSSION Tentai Books License https://bit.ly/35u33bn Cross Infinite World Licenses https://bit.ly/35wrV2r https://bit.ly/3ootEzx https://bit.ly/3okVTyX Yen On Licenses (including Haruhi Suzumiya news) https://bit.ly/3dPsCHS J-Novel Club Licenses https://bit.ly/3kraxT0
133 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 36 – Accel World
Hello Light Novel Podcast listeners! In this episode we’re talking about the first 4 volumes of Reki Kawahara’s light novel series, Accel World! These are the books that were covered by the anime. There are plenty of spoilers, so be prepared. And, because it’s Reki Kawahara, we also get off topic talking a bit about Sword Art Online Progressive and Sword Art Online Alicization. So, if you’re not up to date with the SAO books, or the anime, beware of spoilers for those as well! NEWS Sword Art Online: Progressive Light Novels Get Anime https://bit.ly/3i9sTFU “Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear” light novel will be getting a 4-koma slice-of-life manga spin-off https://pash-up.jp/content/00000639 The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent” light novel getting a spin-off manga "The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent" light novel getting a spin-off manga by Agu Ao in Flos Comic from October 2020. Titled "The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent: Another Saint" pic.twitter.com/xY70z58oMX— Ranobe Sugoi (+) (@RanobeSugoi) September 7, 2020 The Fallen Dog God -SLASHDØG-) light novel which shared the same universe with High School DxD series will be receving a manga adaptation. 幼馴染を救うために手に入れた力は――最強の刃!!幾瀬鳶雄の始まりを描く「ハイスクールD×D」前日譚！『堕天の狗神 -SLASHDOG- 1 ハイスクールD×D Universe』きくらげ 原作/石踏一榮 キャラ原案/みやま零 電子書籍 9/23配信！@kikuragenet @ishibumi_ddd @miyama0 @comic_alive https://t.co/Tcd8wrl2Qr— KADOKAWAの電子書籍情報＠ニコカド祭り2020開催中！ (@KADOKAWA_denshi) September 22, 2020 Yen Press Announces the Digital Publication of The Intuition of Haruhi Suzumiya Simultaneous to the Japanese Release https://bit.ly/3mYyrab Seven Seas Licenses A Tale of the Secret Saint https://bit.ly/3cBwqf7 Cross Infinite World Licenses Reset! The Imprisoned Princess Dreams of Another Chance! https://bit.ly/2Gfk9AO Yen Press Licenses Date-A-Live, Virgin Road Light Novels https://bit.ly/337L76M MAIN DISCUSSION English Title: Accel World Japanese Title: アクセル·ワールド — “Accel World” Author: Reki Kawahara — 川原礫 Illustrator: HiMA Translator: Jocelyne Allen Genre: Adventure, Sci-fi, Romance, Virtual Reality MMO Original Run: February 2009 – ongoing English Run: July 2014 – ongoing Japanese Publisher: Dengeki Bunko (ASCII Media Works) English Publisher: Yen On (Yen Press) Amazon: https://amzn.to/37w21M3 Book Depository: http://tidd.ly/2e6e7d42 RightStuf: https://bit.ly/3niCrCA Synopsis: Even in the future, all the advances and innovation in the world can’t change the dynamics of the school playground. And for Haruyuki Arita, a fat kid in junior high, that means he’s destined to always be at the bottom of the food chain, prime pickings for the school bullies. But when he encounters the beautiful Kuroyukihime, an avatar in the virtual world where he relaxes, Haruyuki’s life is turned on its head as he dives into Brain Burst, a mysterious computer program, and the Accelerated World with her help. And it’s in the Accel World that Haruyuki casts off his depressing reality and takes hold of the chance to become a Burst Linker, a knight to protect his princess! Thanks for listening! Channel mascot, Shiori, artwork by Cetriya – https://www.youtube.com/user/tkawaii Music from Jukedeck – create your own at http://jukedeck.com
114 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 35 – Infinite Dendrogram Volumes 4-7
Hello Light Novel Podcast listeners! Several months ago, we asked you what series we should do a follow-up episode to. It’s taken us a while, but we’re here with the first one, Infinite Dendrogram! This J-Novel Club series is a really strong entry into the whole VRMMO Light Novel scene. We’re discussing volumes 4 to 7. Volumes 4 and 5 were part of the recent anime adaptation, whereas volumes 6 and 7 start taking us beyond that material and building more of the world as well as introducing us to some new characters. NEWS J-Novel Club Announces New Titles and Physical Releases J-Novel Club Announces New Titles and Physical Releases Seven Seas Licenses Two New Light Novel Titles Seven Seas Licenses Two New Light Novel Titles MAIN DISCUSSION English Title: Infinite Dendrogram Japanese Title: インフィニット·デンドログラム — “Infinite Dendrogram” Author: Sakon Kaidou — 海道左近 Illustrator: Taiki — タイキ Translator: Andrew Hodgson, Nick Nomura Genre: Sci-fi, Fantasy, Virtual Reality, MMO Isekai Original Run: October 2016 – ongoing English Run: July 2017 – ongoing Japanese Publisher: HJ Bunko (Hobby Japan) English Publisher: J-Novel Club Amazon: https://amzn.to/3aIG3aq Book Depository: http://tidd.ly/7f26e12c RightStuf: https://bit.ly/359Y5lG Synopsis: In the year 2043, Infinite Dendrogram, the world’s first successful full-dive VRMMO was released. In addition to its ability to perfectly simulate the five senses, along with its many other amazing features, the game promised to offer players a world full of infinite possibilities. Nearly two years later, soon-to-be college freshman, Reiji Mukudori, is finally able to buy a copy of the game and start playing. With some help from his experienced older brother, Shu, and his partner Embryo, Reiji embarks on an adventure into the world of Infinite Dendrogram. Just what will he discover and encounter in this game world known for its incredible realism and infinite possibilities?
101 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode 34 Anime Expo Lite and Twitter Licensing Announcements
Hello Light Novel Podcast listeners! On this episode we are discussing the recent light novel licenses that were announced on Twitter and during the Anime Expo Lite online event. In total, twenty-two light novel series/spin-offs/one-shots were announced! Prepare to hear the tortured cries of your wallet! The light novel announcements came from Cross Infinite World, Seven Seas, Yen On, and J-Novel Club. For the complete list with synopsis of each series, check out these articles on EnglishLightNovels.com New Cross Infinite World License Past Life Countess, Present Life Otome Game NPC?! https://bit.ly/2ZZj1aQ New Light Novel Licenses from Seven Seas https://bit.ly/329HrRJ Yen Press Licenses Several Manga and Light Novel Spin-Offs https://bit.ly/32a6xQz Yen Press Announces 6 New Light Novel Licenses https://bit.ly/3eoqGol J-Novel Club Announces New Light Novel and Manga Licenses https://bit.ly/2CvawMt TITLES ANNOUNCED (sorted by publisher) CROSS INFINITE WORLD Past Life Countess, Present Life Otome Game NPC?! SEVEN SEAS Muscles Are Better Than Magic! Failure Frame: I Became the Strongest and Annihilated Everything With Low-Level Spells Berserk of Gluttony Ride Your Wave YEN ON A Certain Magical Index SS Goblin Slayer Side Story II: Dai Katana The World’s Finest Assassin, Reincarnated in a Different World as an Aristocrat The Place Promised in Our Early Days The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten Unnamed Memory King of the Labyrinth Reign of the Seven Spellblades J-NOVEL CLUB The Bloodline My Instant Death Ability is So Overpowered, No One in This Other World Stands a Chance Against Me! WATARU!!! The Hot-Blooded Fighting Teen & His Epic Adventures in a Fantasy World After Stopping a Truck with His Bare Hands!! A Lily Blooms in Another World Mapping: The Trash-Tier Skill That Got Me Into a Top-Tier Party The Sorcerer’s Receptionist Black Summoner Holmes of Kyoto Slayers Thanks for listening! #LightNovel #BookReview #LightNovelReview #LightNovels #lightnovelpodcast #podcast Channel mascot, Shiori, artwork by Cetriya – https://www.youtube.com/user/tkawaii Music from Jukedeck – create your own at http://jukedeck.com
90 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 33 My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!
Hello Light Novel Podcast listeners! On this episode we are discussing the series, My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom. This series is being released in English by J-Novel Club. They initially released it as a digital-only series, but with its growing popularity and now an anime, it is getting a print release. A series featuring an adorably dense main character who discovers she has been reborn as the villainess character in her favorite otome game! We’re covering the first two volumes of the series which is the first arc and is the material the anime is covering. Cast Justus R. Stone Terrence Jean-Luc Kyle Mirage News My Anime List Manga store now carrying light novels from Yen On Main story of Stike the Blood to end in Volume 22 Reincarnated as a Sword Gets a Spin-Off Manga ‘She professed herself pupil of the wise man.’ MMO Isekai Novels Get TV Anime New J-Novel Club Light Novel Licenses MAIN DISCUSSION LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION TITLE: My Next Life as a Villainess All Routes Lead to Doom Get it from Amazon: https://amzn.to/30Sy2eG Get it from Book Depository: http://tidd.ly/2345f432 Get it from RightStuf: http://shrsl.com/11gf6-1eu6-hq2lo4_1-1 English Title: My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! Japanese Title: 乙女ゲームの破滅フラグしかない悪役令嬢に転生してしまった… — “Otome Game no Hametsu Flag shika nai Akuyaku Reijou ni Tensei shite shimatta…” — “Bakarina” Author: Satoru Yamaguchi — 山口 悟 Illustrator: Nami Hidaka — ひだかなみ Translator: Shirley Yeung Genre: Comedy, Video Game Isekai, Romance, Otome Japanese Publisher: Ichijinsha Bunko Iris (Ichijinsha) English Publisher: J-Novel Club SYNOPSIS: After hitting her head particularly hard one day, Duke Claes’ daughter, Katarina, suddenly recalls all the memories of her past life: that of a teenage Japanese girl. Just before her untimely death, this girl recalls playing an otome game… that is exactly like the world she’s living in now! She is now Katarina Claes, the antagonist of the otome game, who nastily hounded the protagonist until the end. Knowing all the possible outcomes of the game, she realizes that every single possible route ends with Katarina being murdered or exiled! In order to avoid these Catastrophic Bad Ends, she has to use her knowledge of the game and her own wiles, starting with breaking off this engagement with the prince… Will Katarina survive while making her way through this world, where bad flags trip at every turn? Find out in this reverse-harem rom-com, led by everybody’s favorite villainess! ANIME SERIES: Yes – Covered Volumes 1-2 MANGA: Yes. Licensed for English release by Seven Seas – https://amzn.to/2NZ1YQW
82 minutes | a year ago
Episode 32 Interview: Alex From Tentai Books
Hello there Light Novel Podcast listeners! Welcome to another episode. This time the Light Novel Podcast is chatting with special guest, Alejandro de Vicente, the owner of new light novel licenser, Tentai Books. We discuss what brought him to light novels, the light novel scene in Spain (where he lives), the two titles he’s launching with (more details below!), and what the future might hold for his company. If you’ve wanted to know a little more about what it takes to get started in licensing light novels for English release, this is the podcast to listen to! TENTAI BOOKS WEBSITE https://tentaibooks.com/en/ LAUNCH TITLES There’s no way a side character like me could be popular, right? Amazon: https://amzn.to/3ekb8Cw “I just love you sooooooo much, Senpai!” My name is Tomoki Yuuki, a second-year high school student. I’d say I’m a fairly normal student, save for the fact that everyone avoids me like the plague because I apparently look like I’m out for blood. Ike Haruma is the only one who doesn’t steer clear of me. He’s your typical ‘perfect guy’ in every sense; the protagonist with no real flaws that you see in any given story. Life at school was continuing on as usual… until one day, Haruma’s super popular little sister confesses to me out of the blue?! Though she later clarifies that her feelings toward me are anything but romantic and that she has an ulterior motive, I end up accepting my new role as ‘fake boyfriend’ as a favor to Haruma. Believe it or not, the moment I start going out with her, Haruma’s idol-tier childhood friend and my super hot teacher get involved with me too! Wait a minute. This can’t be a dream rom-com scenario setting itself up for me, can it?! I mean, there’s no way a side character like me could be popular, right? Welcome to the Diner of the Exiled Release Date TBA Leave everything to the strongest cook of them all! Backstabbed by those he considered friends, Dennis has been exiled from one of the strongest guilds around: The Silver Wings Battalion. He doesn’t think much of it, though, as he was dying to use his Level 99 cooking skills anyway. That’s why he decides to leave the city behind and open up a diner in the countryside. While pursuing his dream, Dennis meets Atrielle, a girl exiled from her noble household and relegated to slavery until he saves her. The pair open the diner together, and their first client is… an exiled knight from a different guild? How peculiar. But she is not the only customer; a cocky mage and a drastically overworked yet underpaid sage become regulars as well. The knight brings trouble to the diner at times, but Dennis’s cooking skills and beloved butcher knives cut through trouble and hunger alike! Thus begins the legend of Dennis and his diner, the talk of the town!
74 minutes | a year ago
Episode 31 New Light Novel Licenses from April 2020
Hello there Light Novel Podcast listeners! Welcome to another episode. This time the Light Novel Podcast is covering the new licenses for English release that were announced at the end of April. There are titles from J-Novel Club, Seven Seas, Cross Infinite World, and Tentai Books! In total, ten new light novel series were announced! CAST Justus R. Stone Terrence Biogundam Jean-Luc Kyle MAIN DISCUSSION A Wild Last Boss Appeared! Licensed by J-Novel Club Amazon: https://amzn.to/2SZOTtq Deathbound Duke’s Daughter Licensed by J-Novel Club Amazon: https://amzn.to/2LseAOQ Hello, I am a Witch and My Crush Wants me to Make a Love Potion Licensed by Cross Infinite World Amazon: https://amzn.to/2LsejM4 I’m in Love with the Villainess Licensed by Seven Seas Amazon: https://amzn.to/3bse668 The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent Licensed by Seven Seas Amazon: https://amzn.to/3cxnTZR The Sorcerer King of Destruction and the Golem of the Barbarian Queen Licensed by Seven Seas Amazon: https://amzn.to/3dD8Pda There’s no way a side character like me could be popular, right? Licensed by Tentai Books Amazon: https://amzn.to/2WUgPQw Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs Licensed by Seven Seas Amazon: https://amzn.to/2LpSTPt Welcome to the Diner of the Exiled! Licensed by Tentai Books Release TBA Wild Times with a Fake Fake Princess Licensed by J-Novel Club Amazon: https://amzn.to/2WSfbid
124 minutes | a year ago
Episode 30 Strike the Blood
Hello there Light Novel Podcast listeners! Welcome to another episode. This time the Light Novel Podcast is covering the series, Strike the Blood! This ongoing magical-high school series featuring teens with super-powers granted either through magic or vampirification has inspired numerous seasons of anime, several manga adaptations and spin-offs, and countless pieces of merchandise. Yeah, it’s pretty popular! But is it really a vampire series? Or is it a shounen power series masquerading as a monster series? NEWS Re:Zero getting a mobile video game Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki is getting a spin-off manga Magic User: Reborn in Another World as a Max Level Novels Get Manga 86 Getting an anime New Sorcerous Stabber Orphen Anime Gets 2nd Season Combatants Will Be Dispatched getting an anime How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord Anime Gets 2nd Season in 2021 Konosuba ends with volume 17 The Devil is a Part-Timer ends with volume 21 Cross Infinite World Licenses The Weakest Manga Villainess Wants Her Freedom! MAIN DISCUSSION LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION TITLE: Strike the Blood Get it from Amazon: https://amzn.to/2yLVOz0 Get it from Book Depository: https://bit.ly/2KZEv0p Get it from RightStuf: https://bit.ly/3d4X92y JAPANESE TITLE: ストライク・ザ・ブラッド AUTHOR: Gakuto Mikumo — 三雲 岳斗 ILLUSTRATOR: Manyako — マニャ子 PUBLISHER (English): Yen On TRANSLATOR: Jeremiah Bourque RELEASE DATE (English): September 2015 SYNOPSIS: He never asked for this power. Kojou Akatsuki used to be an ordinary high school boy–but that was before he became the Fourth Primogenitor, the most powerful vampire of all time. Worse–he doesn’t even remember how it happened. Middle schooler Yukina Himeragi, meanwhile, is the Attack Mage sent to observe him–and to stop him if he gets out of control. But was it really a good idea to send a cute girl to observe a massively powerful vampire boy whose abilities activate whenever he gets aroused? And on an artificial island populated with all manner of demonic individuals, each with their own designs on the Fourth Primogenitor–? PUBLISHER (Japan): Dengeki Bunko (ASCII Media Works) RELEASE DATE (Japan): May 2011 VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 21 (as of January 2020): ANIME SERIES: Yes – https://amzn.to/35a2CT8 MANGA: Yes. Licensed for English release by Yen Press – https://amzn.to/2yNByNp Thanks for listening!
112 minutes | a year ago
Episode 29 No Game No Life
Hello there Light Novel Podcast listeners! Welcome to another episode. This time we’re discussing Yuu Kamiya’s light novel series, No Game No Life. This one is being officially released in English by Yen On. We’ll be focusing on the first three volumes, because that’s what the anime was based on. But we can’t help but talk about some later volumes, including the sixth book which was turned into a feature film! This series sees brother and sister gamers being dragged into a world where all conflicts are resolved through games. Can they manage to bring humanity back from the brink? NEWS Otherside Picnic Sci-Fi Yuri Novels Get TV #Anime • Yumiri Hanamori Yen On licenses Konosuba: An Explosion on this Wonderful World! Bonus Story: We are the Megumin Bandits! Yen On Licenses The Garden of Words by Makoto Shinkai Seven Seas Licenses YES, NO, OR MAYBE? Seven Seas Licenses ROLL OVER AND DIE: I WILL FIGHT FOR AN ORDINARY LIFE WITH MY LOVE AND CURSED SWORD Seven Seas License THE HIDDEN DUNGEON ONLY I CAN ENTER Seven Seas Licenses the SARAZANMAI Light Novels J-Novel CLUB License The Extraordinary, the Ordinary, and SOAP! MAIN DISCUSSION LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION TITLE: No Game No Life Get it from Amazon: https://amzn.to/30Xgi1V Get it from Book Depository: https://bit.ly/2UEsKk7 Get it from RightStuf: https://bit.ly/2Ji4gb9 JAPANESE TITLE: ノーゲーム・ノーライフ — “No Game No Life” AUTHOR: Yuu Kamiya — 榎宮 祐 PUBLISHER (English): Yen On TRANSLATOR: Daniel Komen RELEASE DATE (English): May 5, 2015 SYNOPSIS: Meet Sora and Shiro, a brother and sister who are loser shut-ins by normal standards. But these siblings don’t play by the rules of the “crappy game” that is average society. In the world of gaming, this genius pair reigns supreme, their invincible avatar so famous that it’s the stuff of urban legend. So when a young boy calling himself God summons the siblings to a fantastic alternate world where war is forbidden and all conflicts–even those involving national borders–are decided by the outcome of games, Sora and Shiro have pretty much hit the jackpot. But they soon learn that in this world, humanity, cornered and outnumbered by other species, survives within the confines of one city. Will Sora and Shiro, two failures at life, turn out to be the saviors of mankind? Let the games begin…! PUBLISHER (Japan): MF Bunko J (Media Factory) RELEASE DATE (Japan): April 2012 VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 10 ANIME SERIES: Yes – https://amzn.to/36sJiQ0 MANGA: Yes. Licensed for English release by Yen Press – https://amzn.to/2vpptwi Thanks for listening! Channel mascot, Shiori, artwork by Cetriya – https://www.youtube.com/user/tkawaii Music from Jukedeck – create your own at http://jukedeck.com
116 minutes | a year ago
Episode 28 JK Haru is a Sex Worker in Another World
Hello there Light Novel Podcast listeners! Welcome to another episode. This time, we’re talking about the seires, JK Haru is a Sex Worker in Another World. We’ll be covering the first volume and its sequel, Summer. It obviously contains some mature and sensitive topics, so it’s best to use some discretion as to whether you should listen or read the books. That said, most of our discussion revolves around the characters and how this series looks to address the isekai series we most typically see. NEWS A Sister’s All You Need Novels End on 14th Volume Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Light Novels Gets TV Anime Log Horizon TV Anime Gets 3rd Season in October MAIN DISCUSSION LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION TITLE: JK Haru is a Sex Worker in Another World Get it from Amazon: https://amzn.to/37t5N90 Get it from Book Depository: http://bit.ly/2RKzon8 Get it from RightStuf: http://bit.ly/38Xbmx9 JAPANESE TITLE: JKハルは異世界で娼婦になった — JK Haru wa Isekai de Shoufu ni Natta AUTHOR: Ko Hiratori — 平鳥コウ PUBLISHER (English): J-Novel Club TRANSLATOR: Emily Balistrieri RELEASE DATE (English): September 19, 2018 SYNOPSIS: record scratch freeze frame on Haru Koyama getting choked by a horny naked dude Yep, that’s me. You’re probably wondering how I got into this situation. Not by choice, I can tell you that! It started when my weirdo classmate, Chiba, tried to save me from a runaway truck and got us both killed instead. Idiot. Then we got transported to another world, which I guess is like an otaku dream come true, or something? Chiba ends up with cheat abilities, and what do I get? Nothing! Lucky me, I get to be a sex worker instead. Gotta earn money somehow — but since I have to do it, I’m gonna kick ass at it. This world treats women even worse than the one we came from, so things get…rough. Still, I’ve made friends with some of the girls, and if I can juggle Chiba’s idiocy and Sumo the virgin’s emotions on top of all the various kinks my customers throw at me, things will be all right…won’t they? PUBLISHER (Japan): Hayakawa Shobo RELEASE DATE (Japan): December 2017 VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 2 ANIME SERIES: No MANGA: Yes. Not licensed for English release Thanks for listening! Channel mascot, Shiori, artwork by Cetriya – https://www.youtube.com/user/tkawaii Music from Jukedeck – create your own at http://jukedeck.com
123 minutes | a year ago
Episode 27 Our Top Reads of 2019
Hello there Light Novel Podcast listeners! Since 2019 came to an end, we decided to postpone JK Haru and instead take a look back at our favorite reads of 2019 and talk a little about some light novels we’re looking forward to in 2020. Here’s the link for the survey mentioned in the podcast. To help celebrate Justus’ YouTube channel hitting 10k subscribers, we’re giving the chance for listeners to tell us which series we’ve previously covered that we should do a follow-up episode on! https://s.surveyplanet.com/xEdeRu-H NEWS Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi 2020 The Detective is Already Dead Wins 15th Annual MF Bunko J Light Novel Rookie Award Eromanga Sensei’s Manga Spinoff About Elf Yamada Ends Kino’s Journey Manga Ends in Dengeki Daioh Magazine Suppose a Kid From the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town’ Light Novel Series Gets Slice-of-Life Spinoff Manga Meidea Tensei Monogatari Novels by Kakuriyo’s Midori Yūma Get Manga ‘The 8th son? Are you kidding me?’ Novels Get New Manga That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime’ Anime Gets 3 More Original Anime DVDs Nachi Kio’s Remake Our Life! Novel Series Gets Anime Hige o Soru. Soshite Joshi Kōsei o Hirou. Novels Get Anime Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Infinite Combate Game Heads West in 2020 A Certain Magical Index Light Novels Get New Series in February Seven Seas Licenses BUCK NAKED IN ANOTHER WORLD Light Novels Cross Infinte World License The Misfortune Devouring Witch is Actually a Vampire?! MAIN DISCUSSION
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