A program dedicated to Light Novels from Japan. Features news, reviews, interviews, and insight into the growing market which serves as the basis for many popular manga and anime.
Episode 47 J-Novel Pulp
Jonathon, the line manager at J-Novel Club for print, manga, and now the new Pulp line, joins us to discuss the new J-Novel Pulp imprint. Perry Rhodan NEO, John Sinclair: Demon Hunter, and Jessica Bannister, all German pulp series, are their first titles. What was behind Pulp's creation? What are the plans going forward for this new pulp novel publisher? Some background on the launch titles and how people can start reading them NOW!
Perry Rhodan NEO
John Sinclair: Demon Hunter
Episode 46 - April Light Novel Licenses from J-Novel Club
In this episode of the Light Novel Podcast, we look at the light novel series recently licensed by J-Novel Club annonced on their April 2nd Twitch stream. There are 6 series in total, with a mix of fantasy, isekai, reincarnation and Slice of Life!
Reincarnated as the Piggy Duke: This Time I’m Gonna Tell Her How I Feel!
by Rhythm Aida with Illustrations by nauribon
The Sidekick Never Gets the Girl, Let Alone the Protag’s Sister!
by Toshizo with Illustrations by U35
Guide to the Perfect Otaku Girlfriend: Roomies and Romance
by Rin Murakami with Illustrations by Mako Tatekawa
The Emperor’s Lady-in-Waiting Is Wanted as a Bride
by Kanata Satsuki with Illustrations by Yoru Ichige
Reborn to Master the Blade: From Hero-King to Extraordinary Squire♀
by Hayaken with Illustrations by Nagu
Villainess: Reloaded! ~Blowing Away Bad Ends with Modern Weapons~
by 616th Special Information Battalion with Illustrations by Wuhuo
Episode 45 Emeth: Island of Golems
In this episode, the light novel podcast talks about Emeth: Island of Golems. This fantasy adventure title is released official in English by Cross Infinite World. It was the Grand Prize Winner of the 3rd Square Enix Novels' Award. The authors, Souki Tsukishima and Tora Tsukishima, have served as writers for games and novels, such as Final Fantasy Type 0 -The Last Truth-, Final Fantasy Agito, Imaginary Range, Root Double, Ingress the Animation, and more! For the Cross Infinite release of Emeth, they commisioned all new artwork by Mura Karuki.
TITLE: emeth: Island of Golems
AKA: emeth～人形遣いの島～ — “emeth~ ningyotsukai no shima ~”
AUTHOR: Souki Tsukishima, Tora Tsukishima
ILLUSTRATOR: Mura Karuki
TRANSLATOR: Charis Messier
PUBLISHER (English): Cross Infinite World
RELEASE DATE (English): November 5, 2018
PURCHASE (Amazon.com): https://amzn.to/36rCJx0
PURCHASE (Google Play): https://bit.ly/3mrDIa4
PURCHASE (Bookwalker): https://bit.ly/31Oib26
PUBLISHER (Japan): Square Enix
RELEASE DATE (Japan): March 2007
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 1
ANIME SERIES: None
SYNOPSIS: “Creating Life”—such power is blasphemy against God.
In emeth’s world, the manufacturing of Golems—automatic dolls that move according to human will—has become the norm. This sets the stage for an epic adventure against the backdrop of St. Rollins Archipelago, where the Torah Church presides over all creation and operation of these Golems.
Step into the story through the perspective of Cliff, a boy living in the slums of a Torah-controlled island who so fervently wants to become a Golem Tamer that he has begun to illegally build one. His mundane world is suddenly shattered one day when he crosses paths with a mysterious girl. This meeting sets the gears in motion for a thrilling journey involving powerful Golems, corruption, and the very fate of the island itself!
Episode 44 Spring 2021 Anime Adapted from Light Novels
The Spring 2021 anime season is upon us! In this episode of the Light Novel Podcast, we're discussing the anime coming out this season that are being adapted from light novels!
Also in this episode, we welcome a new member to the podcast!
Cross Infinite World Licenses Romance of the Imperial Capital Kotogami
Cross Infinite World Licenses Apocalypse Bringer Mynoghra: World Conquest Starts with the Civilization of Ruin
The Slime Diaries
So I'm a Spider, So What?! Season 2
How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord Omega
Full Dive: This Ultimate Next-Gen Full Dive RPG Is Even Shittier than Real Life!
Osamake: Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won't Lose
Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway
The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent
I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level
Combatants Will Be Dispatched!
Pretty Boy Detective Club
Episode 43 Ai Dungeon Isekai
This episode of The Light Novel Podcast is a little different. The gang become heroes of their own isekai story using AI Dungeon. Yup, we’re gonna face Demon Lords and a whole lot more and in the end, make the world…? You can have your own adventure with AI Dungeon: https://play.aidungeon.io/main/landing CAST BiogundamJean-LucKyleTerrenceMirage
Episode 42 Seven Seas and Tentai Books Licenses
Hello Light Novel Podcast listeners! Wow, probably the fastest new episode ever! This time, the podcast is talking about new light novel licenses from Seven Seas and Tentai books! Amazingly, none of these three new titles are isekai or reincarnation stories! (cue celebratory music). Isekai Video Links Bio Mentioned Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MWN1_we5Ig Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDBbQ96pm6s […]
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