J-Novel Club Announces Three New Light Novels and One New Manga

J-Novel Club Announces the Acquisition and Digital Launch of Four New Series!

Three new light novel and one new manga series are available to read now on J-Novel Club!

(PORTLAND, OREGON– April 17, 2020) – J-Novel Club LLC is delighted to announce the acquisition of several new titles following their announcement livestream on April 17th. Three brand new light novel series and one manga series were announced to have digital launches within the next day with parts of Volume 1 being available to J-Novel Club Members. A free preview will be available to everyone to enjoy for all of these brand additions to J-Novel Club's library.

Deathbound Duke's Daughter is a fantasy isekai light novel series starring a young woman who is reincarnated as Erika Aurelia, a little villainess from an otome game who's fated to die in all seven routes. Using her wits and her brother's (very expensive!) magical items, she aims to destroy her death flags… and survive! Parts 1 and 2 of Terasu Sunoo's first volume of this series are now available to read for members on J-Novel Club.

In author Ichiro Sakaki's Wild Times with a Fake Fake Princess, protagonist Kyouhei is the kind of guy who cherishes every moment of his peaceful, ‘normal' everyday life. Enter a naked girl released from a coffin with no idea what ‘normal' is. Now he just wants off this fake fake princess's wild ride! Parts 1 and 2 of the first volume of this romantic comedy are now available to read on J-Novel Club for members.

Featuring stunning art by Akagishi K, the manga adaptation of Ren Eguchi's Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skill is sure to sate the appetite of isekai enthusiasts. Mukouda just wants to live quietly away from the sketchy kingdom that summoned him. He may have low stats, but his unique skill gives him more leeway than he thinks. Can he get by on half-baked cunning, a love of home-cooking, and a bit of luck? Find out when you read Chapter 1 of the first volume on J-Novel Club today!

Last, but not least, comes Firehead's A Wild Last Boss Appeared! The Black-Winged Tyrant Lufas Maphaahl was vanquished 200 years ago… until a man wakes up in her body, the character he played in Exgate Online. Trapped in this body, he seeks out answers as to why all of this happened, but it's a bit hard to talk to the locals when your legacy is one of fear! Parts 1 and 2 of Volume 1 are now available on J-Novel Club for your reading enjoyment.

COVID-19 and J-Novel Club Activities

In response to the worldwide pandemic, J-Novel Club has been working entirely from home since the end of February, however, our operations have not been significantly affected as of this moment. Our release schedules for digital books have not been postponed, nor have our release dates for physical books through July, and we do not anticipate delays in the future at this time. With the emergency declarations in Japan, newer volumes and new licenses may take a little bit longer than usual, but we will continue to work hard to bring out our series to everyone as soon as we can.

In order to help everyone stay at home and stay safe, we have partnered with BOOK☆WALKER to provide over 50 volumes of our light novels and manga for free during the month of April, and we sincerely wish everyone good health for the future. More information about the campaign can be found on our special webpage.

Announced Title List:

Deathbound Duke’s Daughter by Terasu Senoo with Illustrations by Munashichi

One evening in early spring, eight-year-old Erika Aurelia realizes she's the detestable little villainess from an otome game called Liber Monstrorum: The Winter Maiden and the Phantasmic Beasts.

As if that wasn't bad enough already, Erika's role in the game is to pester the main character… and then die in order to kick off a mysterious series of events! These incidents are different in each love interest's route, and seven routes means seven deaths to avoid.

Not one to throw in the towel, Erika knows she must take action to destroy her death flags--and since her life is on the line, there's no time to lose!

Wild Times with a Fake Fake Princess by Ichiro Sakaki with Illustrations by Kaori Fujita
模造王女騒動記 フェイク・フェイク

Kyouhei is the kind of person to cherish every moment of his peaceful, ‘normal' everyday life. Choose whichever synonym you like; he just wants a quiet life. However, with his dad being involved in some really shady businesses, his best friend being a wannabe rockstar, and his schoolmate Sanae… being Sanae, that's easier said than done, but he does his best.

One day, he ends up accidentally releasing a naked girl from a coffin, who has no idea what ‘normal' means. Unfortunately for him, Kyouhei can kiss that peace and quiet goodbye.

Now, on top of his dad's lack of regard for anything approaching common sense or decency, his friend's thirst for excitement, and his admirer's… attention, Kyouhei has to deal with a (self-proclaimed) body double android of a princess from some European country?

He just wants off this fake fake princess' wild ride!

Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skill (Manga) by Ren Eguchi with Art by Akagishi K

Mukouda Tsuyoshi was nothing special in modern Japan, so when he was summoned to a world of swordplay and sorcery, he thought he was ready for the adventure of a lifetime. Too bad the kingdom that summoned him only got him by mistake! Not only was he not one of the three summoned heroes, but his stats were laughable compared to theirs.

On top of that, there’s something really sketchy about this kingdom… “Ah, these people are the kind to try and use the Hero,” he realized, and immediately left to make his own way in this other world. The only thing Mukouda can rely on is his unique skill: the “Online Supermarket,” a skill that allows him to buy modern goods in a fantasy world. It’s useless for combat, but if he plays his cards right, he could lead a comfortable life, maybe? At least, that’s what Mukouda thinks, but it turns out modern food bought with this skill has some absurd effects!

What happens when Mukouda introduces ridiculously tasty modern cooking to a fantasy world like this? He gets some ridiculous repeat customers begging for more…!

A Wild Last Boss Appeared! by Firehead with Illustrations by YahaKo

The year is 2800 and Lufas Maphaahl – The Black-Winged Tyrant, Great Conqueror, and leader of the Twelve Heavenly Stars – has returned.

A man wakes up in the body of his MMO character 200 years after her defeat during an player-made event in the game, Exgate Online. Now, he’s stuck in her body. But this isn't a game, it's real. With her reign long over, and her legacy one of fear, Lufas must journey through the world of Exgate, looking for answers, possible comrades, and all the monsters her “death” unleashed upon the world…


J-Novel Club is a digital publishing company started by translators and fans like you! By focusing on digital releases and providing a membership service to let people read our books as soon as they are translated, our goal is to build a community of light novel readers and grow the market, so that more and more releases can be officially licensed and translated. J-Novel Club has published over 450 volumes of light novels and manga in 3 years.

Membership on J-Novel Club starts at $4.50 a month for an annual membership and delivers new chapters of your favorite series each week. There are more than 20 ongoing light novel and manga series to read each week


Justus R. Stone has been running a light novel dedicated YouTube channel since 2014. He’s also the founder of the Light Novel Podcast, one of the first English language podcasts dedicated to Light Novels. In addition to his love of Japanese light novels, he is also the author of his own light novel-inspired series, The Bleeding Worlds.

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