@master-zen-4kidgkf Cause it's a Kadokawa title. Kadokawa isn't known for playing nice with all publishers. For the last 10 years or so, they've owned Yen Press and have pretty blatantly played favorites with reserving any licenses they think would do well for YP.
The issue is that Yen Press is just one company and can't support all of Kadokawa's series which make up around half the entire LN market in Japan. So a whole lot of stuff that's highly requested doesn't get licensed.
Hopefully we can start to see this change considering Kadokawa bought out J-Novel Club which might give JNC a higher level of access to Kadokawa titles.
Tsukumodo Antique Shop's first few volumes was a novel I read alongside Utsuro no Hako to Zero no Maria, back when I still new to light novels.
So, imagine this scenario: there's someone new to light novels, and those two novels were the very first ones he read. At the time (and to this point), he likes one as much as the other. Years later, I still have difficulty finding novels that can rival the writings of those novels. From the top of my head, I can only name probably novels like Biblia Koshodou or works by Sugaru Miaki that can rival them.
Now of course, as a random anonymous person, my opinions hold little to no importance. But I do hope my point comes across, point beingTsukumodo Kottouten is an excellent novel.
I would also very like "Usotsuki" to be published, foremost because the character's dialogues are intersting and the protagonist's lies, to the reader and other characters, are, at least for me, both entertaining and unique.
Just read some of the scanlated manga. It feels super rushed. Also I can definitely agree on it feeling a bit like Dungeon Defense. At least in initial setting although the entire feeling of them are different. I should go re-read the translated volumes of Dungeon Defense...