Two weeks following the launch of J-Novel Club, a subscription service for digital localisations of Japanese light novels, the series has announced two more ongoing titles have been added to their line-up, with immediate effect – including the source material for one of this year’s most talked about anime!
Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash made waves when A-1 Pictures’ anime adaptation was broadcast at the beginning of the year and now, English-speaking readers can finally get a taste of the source material!
Why are we doing this…?
When Haruhiro came to, he was in the darkness. Not knowing why was he here, or where “here” even was. With him were others who also remembered little more than their own names. What they found when they came out of the underground was a world that was ‘just like a game.’ In order to survive, Haruhiro forms a party with others in the same situation as him, learns skills, and takes his first steps forward into the world of Grimgar as a trainee volunteer soldier.
Not knowing what awaits him… This is a tale of adventure born from the ashes.
Additionally, the J-Novel Club line-up is happy to welcome one of Hobby Japan’s flagship titles and a series that spans more than 16 novels over the course of 10 years: I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused The Apocalypse, a fantasy harem series by Namekojirushi (with illustrations by Nao Watanuki)!
Rekka Namidare was a normal boy until his sixteenth birthday. Then a girl suddenly appears from his future, warning him that he’ll somehow start an interstellar war! It turns out Rekka hails from a special bloodline that’s destined to get caught up in all kinds of trouble. Whenever a story’s heroine is in dire need, Rekka will be given one last chance to save her. And in the future, Rekka will have saved so many girls that their jealous love for him will cause the apocalypse!
The first chapters of both titles are available to subscribers now, with new instalments to be released via the app on a weekly basis. Collected editions will be available to purchase digitally from Amazon, Kobo, Nook and iBooks at a later date.
A subscription to J-Novel Club is available from only $4.50 a month, which grants access to brand new weekly chapters of their complete line-up, which currently also includes “Occultic;Nine”, “My Little Sister Can Read Kanji”, “Brave Chronicle: The Ruinmaker”, and “My Big Sister Lives in a Fantasy World”. For some first impressions on the initial four launch titles, head on over to Demelza Ward’s preview guide!