Acquisitions Speculation - General
Personally, I like several that were announced. 4 of the 5 shojo seem really interesting to me, especially White Cat's Revenge. I was really happy with Grace of the Gods. There were more that I am interested in. Since the announcement of Yen press for that one looked almost the same as J-Novel, it appeared like they might have been working together on their respective announcement. I assume Yen Press is releasing the manga since J-Novel is releasing the Light Novel.
A lot of the announcements on Yen Press that I found didn't specify if it was manga or light novel.
I also thought it was interesting to hear how many translators and editors J-Novel has working for them. They have really grown in the last three years. Sure they pick some novels I am not interest in, but in reality so long as they pick ones that are profitable then that means they can grow even more and possibly license more that I am interested in.
Grace of the Gods
Actually Grace of the Gods Manga was licnesed by Square-Enix-Books-and-Manga, they just announced it at AnimeNYC this past Saturday.
The only LNs that Yen Announced are:
High School DxD
High School Prodigies Have it Easy Even in Another World
The Demon Sword Master at Excalibur Academy
Banished from the Hero's Party. I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside
In the Land of Leadale
Three Days of Happiness
Everything else was manga
@rahul-balaggan Thanks, I stand corrected on who licensed Grace of the Gods. I think it was Square Enix that didn't seem to say whether they licensed manga or lightnovels as well so sorry to Yen Press for saying that about them.
Did I misunderstand something, or did Sam announce that they licensed more than the 5 already known shoujo light novels?
Yes they announced 5 new Shoujo titles, 2 of which are still being finalized.
Launching J-Novel Heart - a shoujo label!
It’s finally here! We’re starting off our new label with five light novel titles that you’ll be sure to fall in love with.
Mia, the hated princess of the fallen Tearmoon Empire, finds herself executed by guillotine... only to wake up as a kid again! With this second chance, she resolves to fix the ailing Empire. Can Mia change history and save her own skin?
I Refuse to Be Your Enemy!
When Kiara's adoptive father orders her to marry a man named Viscount Credias, she realizes her recurring dreams are visions of a future in which she dies a villain. She hatches a plan to ensure a future where she stays ALIVE.
The White Cat’s Revenge as Plotted from the Dragon King’s Lap
Ruri finds herself stranded in a strange world by her selfish friend. Then she gets the ability to turn into a white cat! How can she get revenge in the form of a cute little cat?!
The Tales of Marielle Clarac (currently being finalized)
Marielle is the image of a plain young noblewoman with a prim and proper exterior, but inside she hides the heart of a sly and devious fangirl! Welcome to Marielle’s world, where people aren’t always what they seem and secrets are commonplace!
The Bibliophile Princess (currently being finalized)
When book-loving Lady Elianna spots Prince Christopher, her betrothed, consorting with another noble lady, she assumes the annulment of her engagement is inevitable. But courtly life and love are more complicated than it might seem!
@terabyte I really hope there will be more surprise titles than just this one. I‘m not really interested in 'Can Someone Please Explain What’s Going On?!', although 'Tearmoon Empire', The 'White Cat‘s Revenge as Plotted from the Dragon King‘s Lap', 'The Tales of Marielle Clarac' and 'The Bibliophile Princess' are a total highlight for me. I totally hope, that JNC will license more of such great titles.
Just noticed this tweet (from a J-Novel Club translator): https://twitter.com/DistantValhalla/status/1232386752045867012
"Semi-related to that subject, I'm thinking announcements within the next month for sure. Keep your eyes peeled, folks. Got some fun stuff inbound."
@ghdpro Sorry to spoil your excitement, but those announcements will be for projects with other clients! I've got my hands full as far as J-Novel goes for the time being.
Well I hope for Monster girls series of any kind.
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My Big Sister Lives in a Fantasy World had me hopeful we'd get more monster girl stuff. Alas, only demon lords (tbf, there are some nekomimi and demon girls in certain series too). =P
@Rahul-Balaggan Aw yeah, get me that announcement hype. Almost three weeks to go, but I'm not complaining. It's something to look forward to while stuck home.
Three slots in the announcement page. Does that translate to three announcements or is it a fuzzy kind of thing?
I am just gonna insert a playful wink
[insert playful wink]
The first hint is up!
for those of us who don't just want to follow on twitter
the first hint is: "Kiss little Snow White goodbye!"
my initial guess would be : Akagami no Shirayukihime , or Snow White with Red Hair, which I was not aware had a LN adaptation, but was an enjoyable anime (maybe I'm being too literal?)
Seems like a hint towards a fairy tale based story but not obvious beyond that. There is alternately a Japanese novel (not light novel) called The Snow White Murder Case, which would be...an interesting pickup to say the least, but is simultaneously a stretch and too on the nose.
That title is manga only, also it is already licensed by Shojo Beat