J-Novel Club: Isekai Smartphone and Arifureta

(pictured: Arifureta)
(pictured: Arifureta)

J-Novel Club has added two new light novel series to its lineup:

  • In Another World With My Smartphone -- by Patora Fuyuhara (with art by Eiji Usatsuka)
  • Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest -- by Ryo Shirakome (with art by Takayaki)

In Another World With My Smartphone Synopsis:

After a freak accident involving some lightning winds up zapping him dead, 15-year-old Mochizuki Touya wakes up to find himself face-to-face with God. “I am afraid to say that I have made a bit of a blunder…” laments the old coot. But all is not lost! God says that he can reincarnate Touya into a world of fantasy, and as a bonus, he gets to bring his smartphone along with! So begins Touya’s adventure in a new, anachronistic pseudo-medieval world. Friends! Laughs! Tears! Inexplicable Deus ex Machina! He sets off on a journey full of wonder as he absentmindedly travels from place to place, following whatever goal catches his fancy. The curtains lift on an epic tale of swords, sorcery, and smartphone apps!

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest Synopsis:

Seventeen year old Hajime Nagumo is your average, everyday otaku. However, his simple life of pulling all-nighters and sleeping in school is suddenly turned upside down when he, along with the rest of his class, is summoned to a fantasy world! They’re treated like heroes and tasked with the duty of saving the human race from utter extinction. But what should have been any otaku’s wet dream quickly turns into Hajime’s nightmare. While the rest of his class are blessed with godlike powers, Hajime’s job, Synergist, only has a single transmutation skill. Ridiculed and bullied by his classmates for being weak, he soon finds himself in despair. Will he be able to survive in this dangerous world of monsters and demons with only a glorified blacksmith’s level of strength?


As is the case for all of J-Novel Club's titles, you can read the first part of these light novels for free. If you are interested in reading more as they are translated from week to week, there are two subscription models available. The premium model will give you the added benefit of downloading a full ebook each month. Be sure to give the site a good look, if you haven't yet!

3 thoughts on “J-Novel Club: Isekai Smartphone and Arifureta

  1. This transport to another world… we all know it’s been around since decades ago (Rayearth, anyone?) but it seems lately it’s becoming really popular…

    1. Everyone wants to leave this world now, it seems? There may be more to extrapolate from the trend, but it might simply be a fad that comes and goes.

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