Here are the light novel series that are making their debut during the month of May 2021.
The King of the Dead at the Dark Palace
THE BEGINNING OF END
â€‹When a sickly boy succumbs t illness only to awaken as a lowly undead named End, his initial reaction is not horror but joy. No longer weak and bedridden, he is eager to experience the freedom of a properly functioning body. Sadly, his delight is cut short when he realizes the shackles of his previous life have simply been replaced by new onesâ€”specifically, the powerful necromancer who revived him. To gain true freedom, heâ€™ll need to overcome the many obstacles in his way…starting with his dark master!
Culinary Chronicles of the Court Flower
Rimi has spent most of her life making food for the protector god of the land. She is suddenly sent as a tribute to the great empire of Konkoku, becoming one of the emperorâ€™s concubines. She comes close to losing the taste of her home country, but she is saved by the cuisinologist Shusei. As she dreams of a reunion with the kind scholar, she does her best to survive in the envy-filled rear palace with the help of her natural cheerfulness and her skill as a cook. Then out of nowhere, she is arrested and sentenced to be executed on the charge of disrespecting the emperor! How will Rimi get out of this mess? Find out in this China-inspired fantasy story about a princess and her love for food surrounded by gorgeous men.
Naomi, a shy teenage boy, is visited by his future self and tasked with fixing his biggest regret–his classmate and soon-to-be girlfriend Ruri is going to be in a terrible accident. This “future self” knows all about Naomi’s past, present, and future, and can tell him just what to do and say in every situation, from a first date to a deadly lightning strike. But does this mysterious man really just want to give Naomi and Ruri a happy ending, or is there something far bigger at stake?
I Swear I Wonâ€™t Bother You Again!
A VILLAINESS GETS A SECOND CHANCE
Violette, daughter of a duke, committed a terrible, jealous crime against her half-sister. As she languishes in prison, something unexpected happens: time is rewound, sending her back to the day her problems began! Armed with the memories of her disastrous first go-round, Violette is determined to live a quiet, unobtrusive life this time…but fate has something else in store!
Accomplishments of the Dukeâ€™s Daughter
A Twist of Fate
Iris Armelia, the daughter of a powerful duke, is arrested and forced to her knees in front of her fiancÃ©. Her betrothed, Prince Edward, is rejecting her for another woman! As Iris’s life flashes before her eyes, she suddenly realizes she knows exactly what’s coming next–because she has been reincarnated into her favorite otome game as its villainess. Quick thinking saves her from exile, but Iris can’t rest yet. If she wants to survive this world that sees her as wicked, she’ll have to change the world itself.
Romance of the Imperial Capital Kotogami: A Tale of Living Alongside Spirits
A retro-modern romantic fantasy set in the age of the Kotogami!
After a fearsome beast burns down her company lodgings, Akari finds herself homeless and out of a job. Luckily, the handsome yokai who rescued her from the beast offers her a job as a live-in custodian at a manor in the city. Needing a safe place to sleep, Akari accepts Tomohitoâ€™s offer but soon finds that living in a house full of eccentric Kotogami spirits isnâ€™t exactly the sweet deal she was hoping for. With no alternative, Akari resigns herself to cohabiting with her idiosyncratic new roommates.
And so begins the heartwarming tale of the trials, new friendships, and blossoming romance of a hard working young woman, living in an age where the Kotogami spirits walk among humans.