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Light Novel Releases: June 17 Week

This is a slow week for light novel releases: no new series, and only 3 releases from ongoing series.

Ongoing Series

Infinite Stratos

Volume: 2
Release date: June 18
Publisher: J-Novel Club
Author: Izuru Yumizuru

“I’m Charles Dunois. I come from France,” “Bodewig. Laura Bodewig.” The girl-packed IS academy has two new exchange students: the handsome boy Charles and the German girl Laura. Dashing young Charles, a representative of France, is the second male IS pilot after Ichika, and the girls are already head over heels. Meanwhile, platinum blonde Laura’s lithe frame belies a contempt for Ichika that strays into physical violence. What caused her grudge against Ichika? What secrets are hidden by Charles’s nonchalant élan? The IS are rearmed and ready for action!

Purchase: Amazon


Clockwork Planet

Volume: 2
Release date: June 19
Publisher: Seven Seas
Author: [‘Yuu Kamiya’, ‘Tsubaki Himana’]

PLEASE, DESTROY ME.

Three weeks after the attempted purge of Kyoto Grid, Marie receives a mysterious transmission. She heads to Mie Grid to investigate with Halter, Naoto and RyuZU, but what they find is something–or someone–none of them could ever have anticipated! The thrilling second volume of the gearhead fantasy set in motion by Yuu Kamiya x Tsubaki Himana x Sino.

Purchase: Amazon


Outbreak Company

Volume: 4
Release date: June 22
Publisher: J-Novel Club
Author: Ichiro Sakaki

SHINICHI’S A MAID MAN

A passage to another world has been discovered in the “Sea of Trees” near Mount Fuji. That other world is the Holy Eldant Empire, and it’s a full-on fantasy universe, with dragons flying through the sky and everything! The Japanese government, eager to profit from this discovery, secretly sets up a company called Amutech to promote trade by bringing otaku culture to the benighted inhabitants of this land. But wouldn’t you know it, their secret got out! Or anyway, it’s about to. And that’s bad, right?

Amutech general manager, former home security guard, and thoroughbred otaku Kanou Shinichi has a solution, and it’s so otaku it hurts: he wants to hold a magical cosplay contest and photo shoot. And in the process, he may be surprised at what he learns about the hidden talents—and the hidden past—of his personal bodyguard, Minori.

Shinichi is in for more than he bargained for (again!) in Volume 4 of Outbreak Company!

Purchase: Amazon


Light Novel Releases (June 10 Week)

This week we have 1 new series starting, and we also have 6 releases from ongoing series.

New Series

Didn’t I Say To Make My Abilities Average In The Next Life?!

Volume: 1
Release date: June 12
Publisher: Seven Seas
Author: FUNA
When she turns ten years old, Adele von Ascham is hit with a horrible headache – and memories of her previous life as an eighteen-year-old Japanese girl named Kurihara Misato. That life changed abruptly, however, when Misato died trying to aid a little girl and met god. During that meeting, she made an odd request and asked for average abilities in her next life. But few things – especially wishes – ever go quite as planned.

Purchase: Amazon

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Light Novel Releases (May 28 Week)

This week we have 3 new series starting, and we also have 3 releases from ongoing series.

New Series

Kabukimonogatari

Volume: 1
Release date: May 29
Publisher: Vertical
Author: NISIOISIN
How far does one go to help a lost child? In the case of returning narrator Araragi, the answer is too far, across the veil of time. Dutifully (if unknowingly) following up on Hachikuji’s cheeky foreshadowing, he concerns himself with his young lady friend and her fate in this installment of the cult-hit series, heroically unable, once again, to find his own way home.

Thus the tale is also, or more so, about the journey itself, the dark honeymoon of a trip he takes into the past with the dweller in his shadow, Shinobu. Even among a cast that routinely disrespects chronology with their meta-commentary, she takes the cake, or the donut, by rewinding the clock for a perverse road movie, one that by and large goes nowhere, spatially.

It’s Kabuki not as in the theater, but with the character for “tilt”—as in a slanted attitude toward the world, the posture of a bohemian. Or, perhaps, of a legendary vampire who once sought death, and of a high school senior who once tuned out life doing their dandy best to attend to an embarrassing wealth of aberrations in a provincial town.

Purchase: Amazon


The Dark Maidens

Volume: 1
Release date: May 29
Publisher: Vertical
Author: Rikako Akiyoshi
In this Rashomon-style mystery story, each member of a high-school literature club presents her own version of the death of the group’s leader.

At a prestigious girl’s school, a student has died. Itsumi was the most beautiful, charismatic, and popular girl at St. Mary’s Academy for Girls. She was also the president of the exclusive and tight-knit Literature Club. One week after her death, the members of her beloved club gather in her memory. But as they each testify to what happened in the days leading up to the tragic event, their accusations turn shocking—

Why, and how, did Itsumi really die?

In this glittering and gripping murder mystery, everyone has their own motivations and version of the truth. In its portrayal of the alliances, treacheries, and invisible tensions between friends and frenemies, The Dark Maidens keeps readers guessing and shows that what is sweet can just as easily be poisonous.

Purchase: Amazon


Little Princess in Fairy Forest

Volume: 1
Release date: May 31
Publisher: Cross Infinite World
Author: Tsubaki Tokino
Little Princess in Fairy Forest is a breathtaking saga of a young princess, Lala, who must fight for her very existence with the last of her royal knights, Gideon Thorn. Her pursuer, the tyrannical Lord Designs Siegfried, will stop at nothing to wed Princess Lala and legitimize his reign—he’s already massacred the rest of the royal family.

Princess Lala and Gideon are doggedly pursued even as they flee into the Forbidden Forest, a land relegated to myth and legend because of dragons—the mortal enemies of knights. Join Lala and Gideon as they flee for their lives in an attempt to survive the traitor’s deadly machinations. Gideon is willing to do anything to protect his princess, even if it means engaging the mighty dragons in combat.

Purchase: Amazon


Ongoing Series

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest

Volume: 6
Release date: May 26
Publisher: J-Novel Club
Author: Ryo Shirakome
Hajime and his party are on the way to the Haltina Woods when they run into Heiligh’s princess, Liliana. What she reveals shocks Hajime. Aiko, the teacher that Hajime owes so much, has been kidnapped. Hajime decides to alter his plans and run to her rescue. However, in order to save her, he’ll need to first make it up the Divine Mountain. Awaiting him there is the toughest challenge he’s faced yet. A battle with God’s Apostle.

Purchase: Amazon


The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar

Volume: 2
Release date: May 28
Publisher: J-Novel Club
Author: Seiichi Takayama
A storm of threats… and a hail of marriage proposals!

With the defeat of the Hoof Clan’s patriarch Yngvi, Yuuto Suoh has sent a shockwave through the power balance of Yggdrasil.

Linnea proposes marriage to him, but he cannot hide his feelings for Mitsuki, who is waiting for him back in the modern world. In the midst of this dilemma, the young patriarch of the Lightning Clan Steinþórr suddenly appears during the victory celebration, leading to a touch-and-go confrontation with Yuuto. As the threat of war once again looms on the horizon, the twin princesses of the Claw Clan suddenly demand to become Yuuto’s wives, as well?!

Purchase: Amazon


How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom

Volume: 6
Release date: June 01
Publisher: J-Novel Club
Author: Dojyomaru
Souma has received an invitation from the godbeast, Mother Dragon, ruler of the land of dragons, the Star Dragon Mountain Range, to attend the Contract Ceremony, where contracts between knights and dragons are formed. When he arrives, Souma is guided by Mother Dragon to meet the flightless dragon Naden. Having found a special talent in Naden, who has always been taunted for her inability to fly, Souma tries to make her realize her own value, but, at the same time, Mother Dragon issues an oracle.

“A storm is approaching the Star Dragon Mountain Range.”

And so, Souma ends up confronting a calamity that transcends human knowledge?!

The revolutionary administrative fantasy series, volume six!

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Hello, world!

After using Hugo for a while, I decided to stop using a programmer solution to blogging, and to simplify things. That’s why I’m here on WordPress now :)

I may be importing a few posts during the next few weeks, but I want to mostly post new content here, and I hope you enjoy.

Also, I don’t know if I’ll keep this name for the blog, but I’m not good at coming up with names for anything.