Delays in Continuing Series


  • Editors

    Hi everyone,

    I wanted to update everyone on some series that have been delayed between volumes. The ones I'm referring to are the following:

    • Welcome to Japan, Ms. Elf!
    • I Shall Survive Using Potions!
    • Unwanted Undead

    Unfortunately, the editors of these series were unable to continue on the projects, so we have been onboarding new editors. It has been taking time for the new editors to get up to speed, especially in the cases where the series is already many volumes in. We will have them starting up again soon, starting with Unwanted Undead, which is set to resume next week.

    There may also be delays in The Master of Ragnarok, Infinite Dendrogram, How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom, and Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash for the same reason, though we will do our best to get them going as soon as possible.

    On another note, My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! will also resume in early November. I am the editor, and with the pressures of the breakneck speed we're publishing Ascendance of a Bookworm, in addition to some recent restructuring of the company and preparation for Anime New York City, I haven't been able to get back to it until now.

    We appreciate your patience and understanding. Thank you for continuing to support J-Novel Club!


  • Premium Member

    Thanks for the update. In the interests of maintaining quality it is good to see that editors are being given the time they need to familiarise themselves with the series that they will be editing. I look forward to a number of these series so it is good to see that they will indeed be continuing and have not been dropped/discontinued.


  • Member

    ...I really do hope all editors are doing okay.

    I'm always awed by the quality of JNC's translations, so I can imagine the pressure they've been going through.



  • I’ve been waiting for a while now on an update regarding the status of Welcome to Japan, Ms. Elf!. However, I’m not impressed with JNC and their complete radio silence on the issue.


  • Premium Member

    I'm sad to see Emily Sorensen leave. She is the editor of many of my favorite titles.


  • Member

    @aimee-zink said in Delays in Continuing Series:

    On another note, My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! will also resume in early November. I am the editor, and with the pressures of the breakneck speed we're publishing Ascendance of a Bookworm, in addition to some recent restructuring of the company and preparation for Anime New York City, I haven't been able to get back to it until now.

    Thanks for getting back to Ascendance of a Bookworm so swiftly after Part 2 Vol 1; I am also looking forward for the return of Bakarina.

    Thanks to Emily Sorensen for all her hard work at JNC, appreciate the work you all doing


  • Premium Member

    Understandable. But thanks for at least posting this to let us know and not leaving us hanging out there with no information. The update is very much appreciated.