J-Novel Club Announces the Acquisition of Eight New Series at AnimeNYC 2022 Announcement Panel!

Five light novels and three manga series are joining the J-Novel Club library!

(New York City, New York – November 19, 2022) – J-Novel Club LLC is excited to announce the acquisition of 5 light novel series and 3 manga series following their latest announcement panel held live at AnimeNYC 2022 on November 19! Most of these newly announced titles will be joining the J-Novel Club catalog with a digital launch on J-Novel Club’s website and app a few hours after the announcement panel has concluded.

Announced New Series:

Karate Master Isekai (Manga)

by D.P with Original Work by Eito Terry and Character Designs by bun150

After losing a fight with a runaway truck, a karateka is transmigrated to another world, one full of swords and sorcery straight out of fantasy books. The goddess who sent him there offers him a superpowered cheat skill to assist him in his upcoming heroics—but naturally, he turns her down. After all, he already possesses the only technique he needs: karate! No matter what manner of otherworldly foe he may face, be they a minotaur, a gigantic steelclad knight, or a wicked sorcerer, none of them will discourage him from walking his own path in
the way of the empty hand!


A new J-Novel Club title launching today with Chapter 1 of Volume 1!

Let This Grieving Soul Retire!

by Tsukikage with Illustrations by Chyko

It’s the golden age for treasure hunters—those who risk their lives in treasure vaults the world over, hungry for glory. Krai and his friends swore to become the greatest of them all, but there’s just one problem: this grieving soul wants to retire!.

Streaming Soon!

Grand Sumo Villainess

by Kawausoutan with Illustrations by Murakami Yuichi

When Floortje is reincarnated into the world of an otome game, things immediately go wrong. Her fiancé breaks off their engagement, and the supposed protagonist makes Floortje out to be the villainess. Little do they know, however, that Floortje was a sumo wrestler in her past life—and she won’t let these weaklings stand in her way!

With the spirit of sumo—her most trustworthy ally—to guide her, she’s ready for a smackdown! But why was she reincarnated into an otome game, and how did its
protagonist turn evil in the first place?


A new J-Novel Club title launching today with Parts 1 and 2 of Volume 1!

Peddler in Another World: I Can Go Back to My World Whenever I Want! (Manga)

by Shizuku Akechi with Original Work by Hiiro Shimotsuki and Character Designs by Takashi Iwasaki

After quitting his job at a toxic company, Shiro Amata moves into the house his grandmother left him in her will. There, he soon makes two life-changing discoveries: one, his grandmother was really a witch from another world, and two, said other world is just on the other side of her closet door! Thanks to a book she
left for Shiro, he also manages to obtain an all-powerful skill called “Equivalent Exchange,” which allows him to turn money from his world into otherworldly currency and vice versa.

With this, Shiro decides to set up shop and sell convenient items like matches to the colorful inhabitants of the other world. His plan: Become so rich that he never needs another job ever again!

Based on the light novel of the same name. Launching today with Chapter 1 of
Volume 1


Enough with This Slow Life! I Was Reincarnated as a High Elf and Now I’m Bored

by rarutori with Illustrations by ciavis

Life in the Great Pulha Woodlands is the very definition of stillness and tranquility—and Acer’s had enough of it! He remembers living a past life as a human in another world…meaning he’s got a taste for meat, adventure, and plenty of other un-elven things! He’s also bored out of his skull after 120 years of the peace and quiet of their serene sylvan lifestyle. So Acer leaves the monotony of the forest behind to seek a new life, one that’s more his pace.

A new J-Novel Club title launching today with Parts 1 and 2 of Volume 1!

I’m Capped at Level 1?! Thus Begins My Journey to Become the World’s Strongest Badass! (Manga)

by Dai Uemukai with Original Work by Esora Amaichi and Character Designs by MiraijinA

I’m Tetsuya Takahashi. I was transported to a different world while trying to save a girl from some thugs. In this world, I’m “defective,” and they tossed me out—all because my level caps at 1! Luckily, I’ve got an ability called Corpse Absorb, which lets me grab stat boosts and abilities off of any dead body I can get my hands on. With the help of an energetic cat-sith and a stuffed bear, my journey to make it to the top awaits! I’ll prove to everyone that I’m not defective—I’m a badass!

Launching today with Chapter 1 of Volume 1!

The Disowned Queen’s Consulting Detective Agency

by Sarasa Nagase with Illustrations by Hatipisuwan

When it comes to light that Octavia de Reine isn’t a legitimate member of the noble House of Reine, she swiftly finds herself disowned. At first she takes this in stride…until her power hungry father and ex-suitor start vying for the house full of mysterious heirlooms that her doting grandmother left her. Little does her family know that she’s destined to inherit an even greater legacy. Olivia hopes to follow in Granny’s footsteps and become a famous detective, after all!

She’ll face off against young noblemen, phantom thieves, and magical items corrupted by demonic forces. Oh, and one vengeful angel queen. Moreover, who’s this suspiciously young marquis that seems so smitten with her…?

A new J-Novel Heart title launching today with Parts 1 and 2 of Volume 1!

I Parry Everything: What Do You Mean I’m the Strongest? I’m Not Even an Adventurer Yet!

by Nabeshiki with Illustrations by Kawaguchi

The Kingdom of Clays faces a conflict that will shape the face of the continent for centuries to come…but Noor doesn’t have a clue about any of that! Having freshly arrived at the royal capital after over a decade of rigorous, isolated training at his mountain home, he’s dead set onachieving his childhood dream of becoming an adventurer, even if the only skills he possesses are useless ones. Sure, he can [Parry] thousands of swords in the span of a single breath, but everybody knows you need more than that if you want to be an adventurer! Our hero’s road to making his dream come true will be long(?) and arduous(?)—but if there’s one thing Noor’s not afraid of, it’s some good ol’ fashioned hard work!

A new J-Novel Club title launching today with Parts 1 and 2 of Volume 1!

About J-Novel Club

J-Novel Club is a digital and physical 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 they are being translated, our goal is to build a growing community of readers so that more releases can be officially licensed and translated. With the addition of the J-Novel Heart and J-Novel Pulp imprints, the company hopes to appeal to even more audiences worldwide. Since 2016, J-Novel Club has digitally published over 1,000 volumes and physically printed over 230 volumes of different series for you to enjoy.

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