J-Novel Club revealed a batch of new releases during Anime Expo 2022. Included in the new releases are some rescued titles that were published by Sol Press, a now-defunct licensing company. J-Novel Club introduced not only the synopses but also the covers and additional information.
Author: Ryuu Nakajima; Artist: Nokito; Translator: Joshua Douglass-Molloy; Editor: Sarah Tilson
Dill Steel-Link has always played heroes on stage, but he never wanted to be one. A veteran of the Holy Wars waged between the Terean Empire and the Titans, he finds himself flung into an even fiercer conflict. The otherworldly Reincarnators, wielding supernatural Skills, possessed the bodies of the dead and brought carnage to the land of Redguard. Five years later, Dill still seeks the body of his daughter, Iris, a victim of the Reincarnators. Accompanying him are Nue Kirisaki, an orphan girl with much more to her than meets the eye, and Sid Faron, the lone survivor of a Reincarnator massacre whose own father became one of the enemy. As Dill and the children make their way back to the great city of Vulcan, they must fight through waves of immortal Reincarnators and the mysterious conspiracy that surrounds them. Dill’s objectives, however, will not change. He has only two goals—to get back his daughter’s body, and execute any Reincarnator who stands in his way.
Author: Ichibu Saki; Artist: Nemusuke; Translator: Andrew Schubauer; Editor: Casey Pritt
Claire Martino has a fairy-tale life anyone would envy, with a noble upbringing, a crown prince for a fiancé, and a promising future ahead of her as Noston’s most powerful mage. That is, until everything crashes down around her when all of the family magical talent goes to her half sister, Charlotte, instead. With her engagement broken and reputation tarnished, Claire flees the only life she’s ever known and sets off on an adventure to find the freedom she’s craved all along. It’s anything but easy, but fortunately for a girl with dignity, talent, and a whole lot of bravery, nothing is impossible…even turning out to be a video game character! Much to her surprise, Claire finds herself periodically teleported to modern-day Tokyo where Claire Martino is no more than a side character in the classic dating sim game Upstart: Eternal Love. Yet even that won’t stop Claire from saving the day so she can unlock the good ending of her own route.
Mangaka: Bancha Shibano; Original Creator: Kenichi; Translator: Andrea Goh; Editor: Andria Cheng
After waking up at his own funeral, Tenma Otori gets a second chance at life when a god from another world presents him with an enticing offer: if Tenma agrees to be reincarnated in order to save their dying world, the gods will bestow cheat abilities upon him. Tenma accepts, and is reborn in a lush fantasy world filled with demi-humans, magic spells and items, monsters, mysterious forests, and more! As he grows, more of his gods-given powers and abilities—including his unique power to befriend adorable monsters like slimes and baby wolves—are revealed to his adoptive parents, two former master adventurers, and his grandfather, a famous wizard. But one fateful day, three mysterious strangers shatter the tranquility of Tenma’s village by trying to kidnap him, and that’s where Tenma’s adventure really begins… Also available as a light novel published by J-Novel Club!
Yuna Momose and Rinka Aiba were made for each other, and their whole school knows it. Between Yuna’s princess-like elegance and Rinka’s prince-like charm, all their classmates see them as the ideal couple. Yotsuba Hazama is no exception to that, but she is exceptional in another way: she’s somehow managed to become fast friends with both of them! Having the whole school’s favorite ship as her two best friends isn’t exactly easy, though. Not only does it make everyone treat Yotsuba like a particularly obnoxious third wheel, it makes her feel like one too! Or at least it does, until one day, Yuna asks her out. And then Rinka asks her out too! And Yotsuba, whose social anxiety never seems to kick in until after she’s already messed something up…says yes to both of them, without sparing so much as a single thought for the consequences. Oops! Now Yotsuba only has one choice: keep her accidental two-timing under wraps and make both of her new girlfriends as happy as she possibly can!
Author: Dojyomaru; Artist: Kou Kusaka; Translator: Andria Cheng-McKnight; Editor: Austin Conrad
Shigeaki Yashiro is proud to be a loner, doing his own thing without getting involved with others. From studying alone in a karaoke room to relaxing by himself in open-air hot springs, Yashiro is an expert in finding the perks of doing things solo. But his solitary existence begins to unravel when Kanon Hanamizawa, one of the popular girls at school, asks him to teach her his ways. She knows just how exhausting keeping up with all the latest trends can be, especially since she’s afraid to talk about her own uncool hobbies. Yashiro becomes Hanamizawa’s reluctant teacher, but soon finds himself tangled in the antics of his apprentice’s popular friends. A lone wolf could learn some new tricks from social butterflies!
Author: Fudeorca; Artist: toi8; Translator: Shaun Cook; Editor: Maral RahmanPour
As a self-professed no-lifer, Yuri idles his days away in front of a computer. This all changes the moment his life in Japan comes to an abrupt end and he finds himself reborn in the strange new world of the Shiyalta Kingdom. His new life includes everything he once lacked: loving parents, a comfortable home, and a promising future breeding and raising birds on his dad’s ranch. For centuries, the kingdom he now calls home has enjoyed peace and prosperity, shielded by friendly nations that, like Shiyalta itself, were established with the collapse of a once-great empire. War is a distant problem, relevant only to Shiyalta’s ruling families whose warriors periodically set out to join the fighting upon massive birds trained by Yuri’s dad and others. But this peaceful existence can’t last forever. Something rotten lies at the heart of the kingdom, and it doesn’t take someone with Yuri’s exceptional intelligence to realize that those distant battles will only remain irrelevant for so long.
Backstabbed in a Backwater Dungeon: My Trusted Companions Tried to Kill Me, But Thanks to the Gift of an Unlimited Gacha I Got LVL 9999 Friends and Am Out For Revenge on My Former Party Members and the World
Author: Meikyou Shisui; Artist: tef; Translator: Gad Onyeneho; Editor: SMR
When Light is kicked out of the Concord of the Tribes, his former comrades instantly turn on him. Light escapes this diabolical act of betrayal by the skin of his teeth…only to find himself in the deepest part of the Abyss, the most dangerous dungeon in the realm! To avoid being eaten by carnivorous monsters, he uses the Unlimited Gacha, his sole magical skill. But where it previously only produced junk items, this time Mei—a gorgeous Level 9999 fighter in a maid outfit—springs forth! Fast forward three years and Light has carved out his own kingdom in this backwater dungeon, summoning more beautiful Level 9999 warriors who swear absolute fealty to him. Now a powerful Level 9999 Overlord himself, Light plans to ascend to the surface and take revenge on his betrayers one by one!
Author: Maito Ayamine; Artist: Cierra; Translator: Sylvia Gallagher; Editor: Kea Zertuche
Olivia is just a baby when the mysterious Z finds her at a temple in the depths of the Forest of No Return. From that day on, the temple becomes her home and Z her family. Z, a god of death, educates her in the ways of the world, in combat, and in the long-forgotten arts of magic—right up until the day Z disappears. Olivia leaves the forest for the first time in search of Z with its ebony blade in hand. Out in the wider world, all is not well. A bitter war rages between the Asvelt Empire and the Kingdom of Fernest, and Fernest is losing badly. When Olivia shows up on Fernest’s doorstep with a sack of imperial heads looking to volunteer, the royal army happily welcomes her into its ranks. Thanks to Z’s training, she quickly proves herself as a ferocious warrior. In fact, she might be just what Fernest needs to turn the tide of the war…but will they accept her lack of people skills and disregard for discipline? And will she ever see Z again?
Author: Yomu Mishima; Artist: Tomozo; Translator: Alyssa Niioka; Editor: Suzanne Seals
In a world of swords and magic, where the Goddess is revered, Lyell Walt was fortunate enough to be born the first son and heir to an earldom. That is, until his parents disown him for losing pitifully in a fight with his younger sister, Ceres. Lyell had once been hailed as a prodigy—a wonder child—but the birth of his sister changed everything. After Ceres wounds him in their duel, an enigmatic old man swoops in to rescue Lyell and bestows upon him a necklace containing a jewel that has been blessed by the goddesses and passed down through the last seven generations of Walt leaders. As Lyell sets out, necklace in hand, will he be able to prove himself despite his humiliating loss to his sister? And moreover, will he be able to solve the mystery behind Ceres’s monstrous strength and the strange sway she seems to hold over his entire family?
Author: Tarisa Warinai; Artist: Saki Ukai; Translator: Giuseppe di Martino; Editor: Suzanne Seals
An ordinary kid by the name of Aikawa Kanami winds up in a fantasy world operated by RPG video game rules—but this isn’t good news. He awakes in the bowels of a gargantuan death trap called the Dungeon. Narrowly escaping thanks to his grit, cunning, and newfound arsenal of magic spells and skills, he wants nothing more than to get back home to Earth and the invalid sister who needs him. His only lead? It’s said that whoever makes it to the hundredth and final level can have any wish granted. In his desperation, Kanami cooks up the most efficient means of clearing the Dungeon and lies his way into a partnership of expediency with an aspiring swordfighter who’s rubbish with the blade but unbelievably skilled at magic. Kanami’s cool determination, however, is soon put to the test when he and his new comrade are faced with a surprise boss fight. How far will he go in order to emerge victorious? Find out in the first volume of this beloved, long-running series!
Author: Shouji Gatou; Artist: Shikidouji; Translator: Elizabeth Ellis; Editor: Dana Allen
Sagara Sousuke isn’t your typical high school student. He reads military enthusiast magazines; he responds to questions with “affirmative;” he brings grenades to school in his bag. Though everyone at school takes him for a hopeless military geek, Chidori Kaname thinks there might be something more to him. When their plane is hijacked in the middle of a field trip, Kaname’s instincts will prove correct: Sousuke is an elite, mech-piloting mercenary… and he’s here to protect her!
Rescued Sol Press titles include some fan favorites and will be available on J-Novel Club at a later date:
- Why Shouldn’t a Detestable Demon Lord Fall in Love?!
- Redefining the META at VRMMO Academy
- Battle Divas
- Strongest Gamer: Let’s Play in Another World
- I Surrendered My Sword for a New Life as a Mage
- Let This Grieving Soul Retire!
- The GM Has Logged Into Another World
More information about the new releases can be found on the J-Novel Club website, along with free previews of the manga and light novels licensed by the company.
Source: J-Novel Club
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