J-Novel Club Announces Six New Light Novels and Two Manga Titles
J-Novel Club Announces Six New Light Novels and Two Manga Titles
by Joseph Chandelier
September 9, 2022
More fun is on the way from J-Novel Club, which took to its latest industry livestream to reveal new acquisitions. The latest batch includes six light novels and a pair of manga, so read below for all the details on the upcoming titles.
All titles launch in part today.
Reincarnated as an apple: this forbidden fruit is forever spotless! By Gato with illustrations by Itsuki Mito
My name is Daisuke Furutsu and I died being hit by a truck full of apples. Yes, I know it’s a cliche setup. Apparently someone upstairs fell asleep at work. Anyway, as an apology, God allows me to draw five fate cards that are supposed to grant me superpowers in my next life. My first four draws are amazing – stuff like magic and endless inventory. But everything changes with the fifth card: a “curse” that turns me into what killed me. I thought I was gonna end up a truck, but now I’m an apple!
Luckily, I made a named friend who can teach me how to move. I also end up saving a budding adventurer who might just want to take me for a ride. It’s time for this superpowered apple to start rolling!
Peddler in another world: I can return to my world whenever I want! By Hiiro Shimotsuki with illustrations by Takashi Iwasaki
After quitting his job at a toxic company, Shiro Amata moves into the house his grandmother left him in her will. There, he soon makes two life-changing discoveries: first, his grandmother was actually a witch from another world, and two, said other world is just across his closet door! Thanks to a book she left for Shiro, he also manages to obtain an all-powerful skill called “Equivalent Exchange”, which allows him to turn his world’s money into otherworldly currency and vice versa.
With this, Shiro decides to set up shop and sell practical items like matches to the colorful inhabitants of the other world. His plan: to make a huge profit on the goods he brings home from home to become so rich that he will never need another job again!
The hiccups of an introvert: this Gyaru is crazy about me! By Yuishi with illustrations by Kagachisaku
When gorgeous Nanami Barato confesses to Yoshin Misumai, it seems too good to be true! Only, it is — and Yoshin knows it. How is an introverted guy like him supposed to keep his cool when he knows this is all fair a challenge? Even more confusing, despite its garish appearance, this supposed gyaru isn’t quite it good with the guys! This might be the perfect opportunity for this shy guy to muster up his own courage and say yes to the shy girl. Thus begins their cushy new life of morning get-togethers and homemade lunches. The thing is, judging by the way she acts, Nanami has fallen head over heels in love with him!
Whether it’s dares, dates, or outright disasters, can these two newbies understand their feelings and maybe even fall in love, for real this time? !
Making Magic: The Sweet Life of a Witch Who Knows an Infinite MP Loophole By Aloha Zachou with illustrations by Tetubuta
It feels like I was reincarnated in a game-like world filled with monsters and dungeons. But don’t worry, it’s nothing that I can’t handle. I chose Creation Magic for my unique skill, you see, and it allows me to craft any item I want…as long as I have enough mana. Ah, there’s always a catch, isn’t there? But where there is a rule, there is a loophole – and this little witch knows the trick to increasing her mana pool a little more each day.
As for what I’ll do in the meantime, I’m going to make a friend first. Then I will make tracks. (And the earlier the better. The goddess deposited me in the middle of the wasteland). Then eventually, one day, I will make myself a place where I can truly belong. (At least that’s the plan.) It’s time to do some magic!
The invincible little lady By Chatsufusa with artwork by fuumi
On her deathbed, a sickly young girl wishes to be reborn with a strong body that will never succumb to anyone or anything. There you go, his wish has come true! Reincarnating in another world as Mary Regalia, she discovers that his new body has maximized attributes, from physical strength to defense, even magic.
But wait! It’s not really what she wanted! She only longed for a normal life. Baffled by God’s choice to grant her wish in this most unexpected way, Mary tries to spend her days as calmly as possible. The catch is… nothing is harder than living a normal life when you’re absolutely invincible!
The chronicles of the mythical hero’s afterlife By Tatematsuri with illustrations by Ruria Miyuki
Unexpectedly summoned to Aletia’s world from modern-day Japan, Hiro Oguro soon discovers that it is not his. first visit. As the legendary hero King Mars, he once ruled the battlefields, conquered nations and founded the the Grantzian Empire that spans across the continent before abandoning all memories of its hard-earned glory to return home to its old life.
Now he’s back, a thousand years after he left, and his legacy is in jeopardy. After a chance meeting with the princess Elizabeth von Grantz drags him into a fierce struggle for the imperial succession, Hiro must take on the mantle of God of war once again. Can he live up to his own legend now that Aletia needs him again?
Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skill: Sui’s Great Adventure (Manga) by Momo Futaba with original artwork by Ren Eguchi and character designs by Masa
The Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skill spin-off is here, and Sui (the adorable slime) is the star! We join our fearless newborn in the middle of a large forest, his cowardly master trying to force his way to the other side. Read on to experience the forest from a different perspective, from meals to gryphons to potions and more! But be careful, children tend to get lost, especially in dense and confusing woods…
rebuild the world (Manga) by Kirihito Ayamura with original artwork by Nahuse and original artwork by Gin, yish and cell
Hunters brave the ruins of a long-dead civilization at the behest of corporate city-states that thrive on its detritus. Amidst the decadence lie powerful artifacts of ancient technology, eclipsing anything companies can develop. For a few successful hunters, the search for these relics is a route to untold riches. For most, it’s a shortcut to slaughter at the hands of mutated bioweapons and robotic sentries. And for those trapped at the bottom of society, this is the only way out.
Akira is uneducated, malnourished and unprotected – just another homeless child in the sprawling slums between the Kugamayama city walls and the murderous deserts that surround it. Hunting for relics offers her only hope of finding her way to a better life outside the slums. But his first desperate foray into the ruins threatens to end his brief life – until he meets a mysterious, incorporeal woman named Alpha.
Source: press release