Your J-Novel Club Novels



  • How many J-Novel Club novels do you have? Please make a list and write to each series, if you own them physically, or digitally. For example, like this:

    [29.05.2019]

    • How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord 1-4 (Kindle/Ongoing)
    • Walking My Second Path in Life 1-2 (Kindle/Ongoing)
    • Der Werwolf: The Annals of Veight 1-4 (Kindle/Ongoing)
    • My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! 1-3 (Kindle/Ongoing)
    • Apparently it’s My Fault That My Husband Has The Head of a Beast 1-2 (Kindle/Complete)
    • I Shall Survive Using Potions! 1-2 (Kindle/Ongoing)
    • Ascendance of a Bookworm 1 (Kindle/Ongoing)

    Again, please post only which J-Novel Club novels you have!



  • Weird flex but...

    As of 05/29/19:

    Digitally I own 281 Premium Edition ebooks, that is every JNC ebook available at the time of this post, including pre-orders. (this number counts pre-orders and it does not include doubles, cause I have doubles of many series)

    Physically I own all the Seven Seas editions (Arifureta, Realist Hero, etc.)

    I also own all the JNC physicals they have put out so far, all of Too Far Behind, Isekai Maou, Smartphone, and I have everything else on pre-order.


  • Premium Member

    You guys just have too many...
    All below are premium ePub and ongoing as of 29.05.2019

    • Welcome to Japan, Ms. Elf! Vol. 1
    • Seirei gensouki Vol. 2-3
    • Realist hero Vol. 6
    • Mixed bath Vol. 1-5
    • For my daughter Vol. 4

    And this is the list of updates I still follow.


  • Premium Member

    Combining purchases from Kindle, Bookwalker, and JNC premiums (including doubles and preorders), I've bought 132 ebooks as of 5/30/19. I sold the few physicals I got from Seven Seas. New series now I stick with pre-pub unless I want to read it again or show support for an underappreciated series or genre, then I will buy it.

    Bold are those I'm actively buying:

    • Grimgar 1-6 (SS), 5-12 (JNC)
    • Little Apocalypse 1-2 (Kindle), 3 (JNC)
    • Mixed Bathing 1-5 (BW), 1-5 (JNC)
    • Faraway Paladin 1-2 (Kindle), 1-5 (JNC)
    • Realist Hero 1-5 (Kindle), 1-8+ (JNC)
    • Smartphone 1-7 (Kindle), 1-12 (JNC) (switched to prepubs)
    • Arifureta 1-2 (SS) (switched to prepubs)
    • Invaders of the Rokujouma!? 1-7 (prepub), 7.5-10 (Kindle), 11-21+ (JNC)
    • If It's for My Daughter 1-4 (Kindle), 1-5 (JNC)
    • Infinite Dendrogram 1-5 (Kindle), 1-9+ (JNC)
    • Clockwork Planet 1-2 (SS)
    • New Life+ 1 (Kindle), 2-3 (JNC)
    • Second Path 1-2 (Kindle)
    • Master of Ragnarok 1 (Kindle), 2-5 (JNC) (switched to prepubs)
    • Unwanted Undead 1-2 (JNC)
    • Infinite Stratos 1-2 (JNC)
    • From Truant to Anime Screenwriter (JNC)
    • Kokoro Connect 1-5+ (JNC)
    • Seirei Gensouki 1-2 (JNC)
    • Gear Drive 1 (JNC)
    • JK Haru (JNC)
    • Der Werwolf 1-2 (JNC) (switched to prepubs)
    • Orphen 1 (JNC)
    • Beast Head 1-2 (JNC)
    • Bakarina 1 (JNC)
    • Crest of the Stars 1+ (JNC)

  • Premium Member

    29.05.2019 - 107 total inc pre-orders, plus 4 doubles from before I discovered the premium epubs.

    All LN premium epubs, no physicals (no space & they cost way more), no manga

    Basically if I want to reread it for certain, I buy it.
    Reading most of everything else currently being translated via pre-pubs.
    Exceptions: Dropped Orphan cause the main characters shit me. SisKan was just too weird, I usually dig absurd humour but this was just... nope. Never started Ao Oni or Yume Nikki, cause they didn't sound like my thing (don't like horror). Missed any opportunity to check out Brave Chronicle, Occultic;Nine or Apocalypse, though would likely read them on catch up if I see them on there. Haven't started Crest of the Stars prepubs yet.

    • Amagi Brilliant Park 1-6
    • An Archdemon's Dilemma 1-6
    • Arifureta Zero 1-2
    • Arifureta 1-9
    • Ascendence of a Bookworm 1-2
    • Clockwork Planet 1-4
    • Full Metal Panic! 1-2
    • Gear Drive
    • Realist Hero 1-9
    • Smartphone 1-15 (1-4 Kindle doubles)
    • Infinite Dendrogram 1-9
    • Invaders of the Rokujouma!? 1-21 (inc 7.5 & 8.5)
    • Kokoro Connect 1-6
    • Bakarina 1-4
    • Outbreak Company 1-9

    Geez, a lot of JNC series are at Vol 9 atm


  • Premium Member

    2019-08-18
    All the stuff I've bought so far includes:

    • Amagi Brilliant Park 1 (Kindle)
    • Bluesteel Blasphemer 1-4 (Kindle), 1-4 (JNC)
    • Cooking with Wild Game 1-3 (JNC)
    • Demon King Daimaou 1-12 (Kindle)
    • Full Metal Panic! 1-2 (JNC)
    • How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom 1-6 (Kindle), 1-9 (JNC)
    • In Another World With My Smartphone 1-9 (Kindle), 1-16 (JNC), 1-4 (Print)
    • Infinite Stratos 1-6 (Kindle), 1-8 (JNC)
    • Outbreak Company 1-7 (Kindle), 1-10 (JNC)

    I also bought the first volumes of The Faraway Paladin and The Unwanted Undead Adventurer on Kindle, but deleted them.


  • Premium Member

    29.05.2019
    Except for Bakarina which turn out boring despite a great first volume, I'm still buying or have completed all the JNC series I started buying. And except for Grimgar and The faraway paladin which I'm still buying on Kindle, I now only buy premium version and maybe print for the best series)

    • Grimgar / kindle (14), premium (14), Sevens seas (9), japanese raw (2) / ongoing
    • The faraway paladin / kindle (5), premium (5) / ongoing
    • Last and first idole / kindle (1) , premium (1) and preorder the print / completed
    • Lazy dungeon master / premium (5) / on going
    • If it's for my daughter / premium (8) / completed (if vol 8 really is the last volume)
    • Infinite Dendrogram / premium (9) / ongoing
    • Cooking with wild game / premium (3) / ongoing
    • Crest of the Stars / premium (1) / ongoing
    • Echo / premium (1) / completed
    • Kokoro connect / premium (5) / ongoing
    • The unwanted undead adventurer / premium (5) / ongoing
    • Yume Niki / premium (1) / completed
    • Ascendance of a bookworm / premium (2) / ongoing
    • Ao oni / premium (3) / ongoing
    • Bakarina / premium (2) / droped

  • Premium Member

    06.08.2019

    Aside from some early stuff that I've on Kindle, almost everything I have are JNC Premium Epubs. 170 items in my library, including pre-orders.

    • Amagi Brilliant Park 1-7
    • An Archdemon's Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride 1-7
    • Ao Oni 1
    • Arifuerta 1-10
    • Arifureta Zero 1-3
    • Ascendance of a Bookworm 1-3
    • Bluesteel Blasphemer 1-4
    • Clockwork Planet 1-4
    • Cooking with Wild Game 1
    • Der Werwolf: The Annals of Veight 1
    • Full Metal Panic! 1-3
    • Gear Drive 1
    • Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash 1-14+ (Kindle 1-2, JNC 1-14+)
    • How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom 1-10 (1-3 Kindle, 1-10 JNC)
    • I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse 1 (1 Kindle)
    • I Shall Survive Using Potions! 1-3
    • If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord 1-8
    • In Another World With My Smartphone 1-16
    • Infinite Dendrogram 1
    • Infinite Stratos 1-3
    • Invaders of the Rokujouma!? 1-22
    • JK Haru is a Sex Worker in Another World 1
    • Kokoro Connect 1-5
    • Me, a Genius? 1-3
    • Mixed Bathing in Another Dimension 1-5 (Kindle 1-4, JNC 1-5)
    • My Big Sister Lives in a Fantasy World 1-7 (1-5 Kindle, 6-7 JNC)
    • My Next Life as a Villainess 1
    • New Life+ 1-3
    • Outbreak Company 1-10
    • Paying to Win in a VRMMO 1
    • Seirei Gensouki 1-6
    • Seriously Seeking Sister 1
    • Sorcerous Stabber Orphen 1
    • The Combat Baker and Automaton Waitress 1
    • The Faraway Paladin 1-5 (1 Kindle, 1-5 JNC)
    • The Magic in this Other World is Too Far Behind! 1-8
    • The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar 1-9
    • The Unwanted Undead Adventurer 1-2
    • Walking My Second Path in Life 1-2
    • Welcome to Japan, Ms. Elf! 1-2

    I've read about 85% of this list actually, since there are a few that I've on hiatus until I decide to continue, or some first volumes I plan to read someday. I've more things to read than time to do so. I'm not reading anything through only pre-pubs for now (aside from manga until the Premium selling stuff gets clarified.)


  • Premium Member

    185 w/ pre-orders

    • [New Life +] 1-3
    • Amagi Brilliant Park 1-2 (havent gotten around to reading it to havent really kept buying)
    • AchDemon's Dilema 1-6
    • Arifureta Zero 1-2
    • Arifureta 1-9
    • Ascendance of a Bookworm 1-2
    • Campfire Cooking 1-2
    • Cooking with Wild Game 1-3
    • Der Werwolf 1-5
    • Full Metal Panic 1-2
    • Gear Drive v1
    • How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom 1-9
    • How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord 1-9
    • I Saved too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse 1-14
    • I Shall Survive Using Potions! 1-3
    • If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord 1-8
    • In Another World With My Smartphone 1-15
    • Infinite Dendrogram 1-9
    • Invaders of the Rokujouma 1-21(+ 7.5 and 8.5) so 23 total
    • Me, a Genius? 1-3
    • Mixed Bathing in Another Dimension 1-5
    • My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! 1-4
    • Outbreak Company 1-4
    • Paying to Win in a VRMMO 1-2 (been on backburner for too long just cant bring myself to begin it)
    • Record of Wortenia War v1
    • Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles 1-5
    • Seriously Seeking Sister! v1
    • Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: The Wayward Journey 1-2
    • The Faraway Paladin 1-5 (1-4 part 3 being 2 vols totaling 5)
    • The Greatest Magicmaster's Retirement Plan 1-2
    • The Magic in this Other World is Too Far Behind! 1-8
    • The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar 1-8
    • The Unwanted Undead Adventurer 1-4
    • Walking My Second Path in Life 1-2
    • Welcome to Japan, Ms. Elf! 1-2

    few series ive kinda stopped reading midway and havent had the urge to continue but im sure ive read around 155/185 (83.8%) of those not counting some still on pre-order


  • Premium Member

    As of May 29, 2019

    Buying:

    • Ascendance of a Bookworm (Digital, may pick up physical too later)
    • Grimgar (Physical)
      (planning on switching over to prepubs next catchup and selling my physical copies, may rebuy physical or digital later when more space and money depending on how I like the rest of the series. I have all the physicals that are out but since I've been busy I'm only on 3 or 4.)

    Plan to definitely buy when I've built up more credits / have more money:

    • Infinite Dendrogram

    Interested in but waiting for a catchup to try out:

    • Archdemon's Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride
    • Faraway Paladin
    • Realist Hero
    • My Next Life as a Villaness: All Routes Lead to Doom!

    On the fence about buying later:

    • Full-metal Panic!
      (I do like it pretty well and I want to encourage rescues, but I have limited funds...)
    • Crest of the Stars (same situation)

    There's also a number of series that I'm currently following or would finish if they went on catchup again and I had time that I don't think I'd ever buy for one reason or another. Mainly things with bad gender imbalance and obnoxious harems but with decently interesting premises, SOL that doesn't have much else going on, things with an OP protagonist without great worldbuilding and side characters that keep things interesting. There's also a few series including the ones that I listed as on-the-fence that are too early in for me to really know where they're going yet and if I'd want to invest in them.



  • 30.05.2019
    This is my small collection from JNC

    • Grimgar (1-14)

    • Kokoro Connect (1-5)

    • Beast Head (1-2)

    • JK Haru

    • Dendrogram (1-9)

    • Cooking with Wild Game (1-3)

    • Arifureta (1)

    • Rokujouma (1)

    • Der Werewolf (1-2)


  • Premium Member

    ALL OF THEM. Got to take as much advantage of that $6 credits


  • Premium Member

    Hmm let’s see

    Arifureta- 1-9 digital, 1-5 physical
    Bookworm- 1-2
    Smartphone- 1-15 digital, 1-3 physical
    Realist- 1-9 digital, 1-3 physical
    How not to summon- 1-9 digital, 1-3 physical
    Seirei gensouki- 1-5
    Second life- 1-2
    Gear drive- 1
    Beast head- 1-2
    For my daughter- 1-8
    Magic to far behind- 1-8
    New life +- 1-3
    Genius- 1-3
    Der werewolf- 1-5
    Elf bride- 1-6
    Elf Japan- 1-2
    Potion loli- 1-3
    Bakarina- 1-4
    Jk haru
    Ragnarok- 1-8

    So 105 digitally and 14 physical

    Though I do have some double ups on Kindle and BookWalker but can’t be bothered adding them.


  • Premium Member

    @rahul-balaggan

    An honest question, do you actually like every single LN that’s been released or are you just trying to support j novel?



  • @catstorm I don’t like every single one, however I am always looking for a story to read, any story.

    Plus I have this deep fear that if I were to drop a book it would get better after I stop.

    Like Ragnarok V1, personally I thought it was bad, but V2 improved greatly, and now with V8 I just can’t wait for a new part.

    Edit: with that being said JNC only has 1 series so far that I would ever consider dropping, odds are that I won’t but I can’t say I enjoy it all that much. 7S also has 1 LN that I would consider dropping, YP has none I pretty much “enjoy” them enough that they aren’t in a questionable position...


  • Premium Member

    @rahul-balaggan

    It’s kind of funny I’ve actually dropped/stopped reading a number of the series on my purchased list but still buy the premiums when they come out because maybe I’ll want to read it again in the future.


  • Premium Member

    I have got around 222 LNs (not counting the pre-orders) - a mix of JNC and Yen-On


  • Premium Member

    @rahul-balaggan So Ragnarok did improve? The first volume was a pain to read, but after watching the anime it looked like something I'd read. I'm thinking of giving it another chance at some point, but then I'd probably start with volume 3 or 4.


  • Premium Member

    all ebooks/premiums (no physicals)

    New Life 1-3
    Elf Bride vol 3 (I wanted the extras)
    Arifureta Zero: Volume 1
    Bluesteel 1-2 (wan't on catchup and wanted to read it)
    wild game 1 (wanted the extras)
    realist hero 1 and 7 (for the extras)
    JK Haru
    Infinite dendrogram 1 (haven't read it yet but don't want to start a preview and not be able to finish a volume)
    First and Last Idol
    Lazy DM volume 2 (extras)
    Mixed Bathing 1-2
    Faraway Paladin 1

    mostly I read pre-pubs as they come out



  • @crimson-wise it did and not to veer off topic too much, I personally thought that there was tremendous improvement from V1 - V2. Next time it is on catch-up i highly recommend picking it back up. (and if you feel like it I would say read V2)