Four New Light Novels Released (February 2016)

(pictured: The Boy and the Beast)
(pictured: The Boy and the Beast)

Four new light novels were released this February:

Naruto: Shikamaru's Story (paperback, ebook)
Amazon -- Barnes and Noble -- Book Depository

Rising of the Shield Hero volume 3 (paperback)
Amazon -- Barnes and Noble -- Book Depository

A Certain Magical Index volume 6 (paperback, ebook)
Amazon -- Barnes and Noble -- Book Depository

The Boy and the Beast (hardcover)
Amazon -- Barnes and Noble -- Book Depository

Good news for those who have been wanting A Certain Magical Index in ebook formats: the series is now available in ebook formats! You can order not only volume 6 for your Kindle or Nook, but volumes 1 through 5 as well.

Related: Rising of the Shield Hero volume 3 currently appears to be paperback-only, but the first two volumes are now available to purchase as ebooks. Chances are volume 3 will eventually follow suit.

Also worth noting: The film The Boy and the Beast will be playing at select theaters in America starting on March 4th. Check Funimation’s site for more details.

Naruto: Shikamaru’s Story Synopsis:
Two years after the Great Ninja War, Shikamaru spends his days racing around, hands full as one of Konoha's key protectors. Then one day a large number of ninja from every region are reported missing. Even Sai disappears. And the place where the missing shinobi end up is the mysterious empire, the Land of Silence. As a ninja, as an adult, to protect all that he is responsible for, Shikamaru must do battle with the shadow of a new generation.

Rising of the Shield Hero volume 3 Synopsis:
Naofumi Iwatani, an uncharismatic Otaku who spends his days on games and manga, suddenly finds himself summoned to a parallel universe! He discovers he is one of four heroes equipped with legendary weapons and tasked with saving the world from its prophesied destruction. As the Shield Hero, the weakest of the heroes, all is not as it seems. Naofumi is soon alone, penniless, and betrayed. With no one to turn to, and nowhere to run, he is left with only his shield. Now, Naofumi must rise to become the legendary Shield Hero and save the world!

A Certain Magical Index volume 6 Synopsis:
It’s the first day of a new semester in Academy City. The day a mysterious transfer student appears at Touma Kamijou’s school. The day Index makes her first friend. The day Mikoto Misaka meets Index for the first time and, caught between them, Kamijou again meets with misfortune. The day Kuroko Shirai witnesses the entire incident and becomes rather jealous of Kamijou. It’s also the day Academy City is attacked by a certain magician. Transfer students, friends, and magicians–as magic and science clash and Academy City declares a state of emergency, Touma Kamijou’s tale truly begins!

The Boy and the Beast Synopsis:
Tokyo’s a big city–big enough that it’s easy for a grieving boy like Ren to slip through the cracks. But Ren slips a little farther than he meant to, tumbling into the beast world of Jutengai! He ends up with a new name–Kyuta–and a new life learning the way of the sword as the apprentice of the bear Kumatetsu. Kumatetsu’s got problems of his own, though, and the boy and the beast may have more to learn from each other than they realize. But the boy’s arrival in the realm of the beasts has put both their worlds in danger, and they’re going to need more than life lessons to face it!

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