J-Novel Club has announced a new light novel license for their online service: The Magic in This Other World is Too Far Behind!, written by Gamei Hitsuji and illustrated by himesuz. The entirety of volume 1 is up for everyone to read, as well as a sample of volume 2. J-Novel Club Members will be able to continue reading the next 1/4th of volume 2 and subsequent volumes in weekly updates. In Japan the series is known as Isekai Mahou wa Okureteru!, and is published by Overlap Bunko. Eight volumes of this have been released in Japan so far. J-Novel Club is working with Hikoki, the English fan translator for this series, similar to what was done withÂ Warnis for Invaders of the Rokujouma.
Synopsis: Suimei and two of his best friends find themselves mysteriously summoned to another world. Thereâ€™s a cute princess, magic galore, a Demon Lord that needs to be defeated, and a world that needs to be savedâ€”the works! Too bad Suimei isnâ€™t interested. His friends are all too ready to play the parts of heroes, but Suimei just wants to get home. He has an advantage as a magician… but heâ€™s in for a rude awakening when he finds out what actually passes for magic in these parts.