Earlier this month we posted about J-Novel Club, the new simulpub service for Japanese light novels in English. They started with four titles and promised more by the end of the year, and now we know what two of the latest additions are.
First up is the original novel series of Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash, which was adapted into an anime earlier this year. The series is currently at nine volumes and counting in Japan, and J-Novel Club members will be able to check out weekly installments.
Then there’s I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse, which has spanned more than 16 novels over the past decade. Members can look forward to weekly updates as J-Novel Club rolls out the series piece by piece.
Here are the official descriptions:
Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash by Ao Jyumonji, Illustrations by Eiri Shirai
灰と幻想のグリムガル Worldwide English Digital Rights
Why are we doing this…?
When Haruhiro came to, he was in the darkness. Not knowing why was he here, or where “here” even was. With him were others who also remembered little more than their own names. What they found when they came out of the underground was a world that was ‘just like a game.’ In order to survive, Haruhiro forms a party with others in the same situation as him, learns skills, and takes his first steps forward into the world of Grimgar as a trainee volunteer soldier.
Not knowing what awaits him… This is a tale of adventure born from the ashes.
I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse by Namekojirushi, Illustrations by Nao Watanuki
俺がヒロインを助けすぎて世界がリトル黙示録！？ Worldwide English Digital Rights
Rekka Namidare was a normal boy until his sixteenth birthday. Then a girl suddenly appears from his future, warning him that he’ll somehow start an interstellar war! It turns out Rekka hails from a special bloodline that’s destined to get caught up in all kinds of trouble. Whenever a story’s heroine is in dire need, Rekka will be given one last chance to save her. And in the future, Rekka will have saved so many girls that their jealous love for him will cause the apocalypse!