It's Fun Because the World Became a Death Game
Alt Title: The World Was a Death Game, so It's Fun.
JP title: 世界がデスゲームになったので楽しいです。
Otaku gamer high school student Shinji. Suddenly surrounded by zombies, he can level up if he defeats the zombies with his game knowledge! - Eh this is not a zombie outbreak, but a game-like world? Do you enjoy it? Shinji's game-like everyday life begins!!
Why Should JNC pick this up?
It's one of those bridge the gap Literature entries that is light novel in everything but publication designation, a regular novel label. Zombies. Game elements. The art on the covers is fantastic, though the inserts leave a bit to be desired I guess.
Are you going to be reading it?
I bought the two volumes, but I'm not sure. I'll at least be looking through it a bit when I have time. I don't believe these have translations anywhere.
How Many Volumes?
Only two. The second one looks a bit different (no outright zombies on the cover; people in the reviews saying it's more of a strategy RPG variety), so I assume the first one is somewhat self-contained at least in terms of setting? But I do fear it could be an "unfinished" series (I can't find anything definitive about it being over or no). The last release was January 2016.
Who is the publisher?
I like this negative review for volume 2 if the Google Translate interpretation is right (spoilers for volume 2 setting).
Give me Ramen and not Udon noodles waiter! Don't mix my genres, lol.
I guess I might feel betrayed if I read a novel and it turned into something else I wasn't a huge fan of too.