Cross Infinite World has announced a license for the four-volume lighthearted fantasy series The Eccentric Master and the Fake Lover. It was written by Roka Sayuki and will feature illustrations by Itaru. The story is titled ã²ããã‚Œå¸«åŒ ã¨å½ã‚Šã®æ‹äºº in Japanese, and appears to be a web novel series on Syosetsu (similar to other titles picked up by Cross Infinite World). The series ran from 2015 to 2016, but the author is still writing some side stories.
The first ebook for The Eccentric Master and the Fake Lover is planned to release in English on August 31, 2018. It is already available for preorder on Amazon.
Synopsis: â€œYouâ€™ll die if you stop ingesting bodily fluids from the opposite sex.â€ Nichikaâ€™s fate has been foretold by a man claiming to be a witch, and it spells doom. What a thing to be told right after tumbling into another dimension! Bodily fluidsâ€”in other words, tears, spit, blood, and evenâ€”yup, kissing. With the threat of death snapping at her heels every day, Nichika finds a way to beat the arrogant, selfish, and eccentric Witch Oswald at a bet and gets him to take her as his apprentice as a last ditch measure to stay alive. Now bound to him by magical contract, Nichika joins Oswald and his talking wolf on the run from the Witchâ€™s Council as she tries to find her way back to Earth. Though theyâ€™re a mismatched master-apprentice duo, they have no choice but to travel across magical lands filled with fantastical creatures to escape the constant danger closing in on them.