SATURDAY, November 20, 2021 — North American publisher J-Novel Club revealed on their Anime NYC panel that they licensed 10 light novels namely When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace (Light Novel), Housekeeping Mage from Another World: Making Your Adventures Feel Like Home! (Light Novel), Prison Life is Easy for a Villainess (Light Novel), Fantasy Inbound (Light Novel), To Another World... with Land Mines! (Light Novel), Forget Being the Villainess, I Want to Be an Adventurer! (Light Novel), My Stepmom's Daughter Is My Ex (Light Novel), Magic Knight of the Old Ways (Light Novel), Saint? No! I'm Just a Passing Beast Tamer! (Light Novel), and My Quiet Blacksmith Life in Another World (Light Novel).

J-Novel has yet to confirm if all of them will be available on print. Stay tuned for updates!

J-Novel Club November 20 Licenses

 

When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace (Light Novel) by Kota Nozomi (Story), Oniku (Art)

When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace is a romantic-comedy, harem light novel by Kota Nozomi. The series already ended in January 2018 with a total of 13 volumes. Behind its anime adaptation, which aired in 2014, is Studio Trigger. 

One day, Andou Jurai and his friends awakened to spectacular superpowers! Life-or-death supernatural battles seemed inevitable...but then, nothing else happened. What do you do with supernatural powers when your life is as commonplace as ever?

When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace

Housekeeping Mage from Another World: Making Your Adventures Feel Like Home! (Light Novel) by You Fuguruma (Story), Nama (Art)

Housekeeping Mage from Another World: Making Your Adventures Feel Like Home! started its serialization in the Japanese web novel website, Shousetsuka ni Narou, and is still ongoing. The print volume of this fantasy, romance light novel, which came with illustrations by Name, was launched by Ichijinsha in August 2018.

Shiori has carved out a life for herself as a housekeeping mage. Alec is an A-class adventurer who is more than he seems. Both yearn for a place to belong, but will the scars of their pasts and the challenges of the present allow them to find it?

Housekeeping Mage from Another World: Making Your Adventures Feel Like Home!

Prison Life is Easy for a Villainess (Light Novel) by Hibiki Yamazaki (Story), Tetsuro Nabeshima (Art)

Prison Life is Easy for a Villainess is a slice-of-life, josei light novel by Hibiki Yamazaki. The series has ended on Shousetsuka ni Narou, with side stories still being published by the author. Its print debut under Kadokawa was in January 2019 and is illustrated by Tetsuro Nabeshima. 

Prince Elliott accuses his fiancée Rachel of a crime she didn’t commit and throws her in prison. Little does he know, Rachel has already heard about his plans...and she is thrilled! Rachel can’t wait to laze about and live the slow prison life!

Prison Life is Easy for a Villainess

Fantasy Inbound (Light Novel) by Joe Takeduki (Story), Shirabii (Art)

Fantasy Inbound is a sci-fi, mecha light novel by Joe Takeduki. Its first volume, which is illustrated by Shirabii, was released in June 2020.

Japan has fallen apart and unknown enemies from a world of fantasy and magic threaten to eradicate Earth. It’s now up to Yu Ichinose and a mysterious elf girl to be the nation’s last hope.

Fantasy Inbound

To Another World... with Land Mines! (Light Novel) by Mizuho Itsuki (Story), Neko Nekobyou (Art)

To Another World... with Land Mines! is an ongoing series by Mizuho Itsuki. Initially published on Shousetsuka ni Narou, its print volume, illustrated by Neko Nekobyou, was launched by Kadokawa in February 2019.

After an entire class dies in a tragic bus accident, an evil god reincarnates them in a dangerous new world and arms them with powerful skills—but there’s a catch: All of the skills come with an unexpected twist...and some of them are deadly!

To Another World... with Land Mines!

Forget Being the Villainess, I Want to Be an Adventurer! (Light Novel) by Hiro Oda (Story),
Tobi (Art)

Forget Being the Villainess, I Want to Be an Adventurer! is a light novel by Hiro Oda, serialized in Shousetsuka ni Narou. The ongoing series was picked up by Kadokawa. The first volume, illustrated by Tobi, was released in February 2019.

When Serephione meets the holy tiger Lou, she regains memories of her past life, learning she’s been reborn as the villainess of a fantasy book! She plans to be an adventurer to avoid her dark fate, but what happens when she diverges from the plot?

Forget Being the Villainess, I Want to Be an Adventurer!

My Stepmom's Daughter Is My Ex (Light Novel) by Kyousuke Kamishiro (Story), Takayaki (Art)

My Stepmom's Daughter Is My Ex is a light novel series by Kyousuke Kamishiro initially released in 2017 on Kakuyomu. Kadokawa started printing physical volumes (illustrated by Takayaki) in December 2018. 

In what can only be called a folly of youth, I had a girlfriend towards the end of middle school. Thank god we broke up! There’s no girl nastier than her. I never want to see her again! Wait, who’s that with my stepmom?! Oh god, it’s her!

My Stepmom's Daughter Is My Ex

Magic Knight of the Old Ways (Light Novel) by Tarou Hitsuji (Story), Asagi Tousaka (Art)

Magic Knight of the Old Ways is a light novel series which launched in 2020, with illustrations drawn by Asagi Tousaka. In Japan, its second volume was released in June this year.

A thousand years ago the infamous knight, Sid Blitze, was slain by the holy king, Arthur. Now, Arthur’s descendant, Alvin, has awakened Sid from his eternal slumber and asks him to become an instructor at his academy for magical knights!

Magic Knight of the Old Ways

Saint? No! I'm Just a Passing Beast Tamer! (Light Novel) by Inumajin (Story), Falmaro (Art)

Saint? No! I'm Just a Passing Beast Tamer! is a serialized web novel published on Shousetsuka ni Narou in April 2019. The first print volume by Kadokawa was launched in March last year.

It’s the day of Kanata’s Selection Ceremony, when her Profession will finally be chosen. Kanata at fifteen is a prodigy who already excels at every skill. Many hope she will become a Saint and lead the Church, but Kanata herself has fluffier plans.

Saint? No! I'm Just a Passing Beast Tamer!

My Quiet Blacksmith Life in Another World (Light Novel) by Tamamaru (Story), Kinta (Art)

My Quiet Blacksmith Life in Another World started its seralization on Shousetsuka ni Narou in December 2018. This ongoing work by Tamamaru was picked up by Kadokawa. The publisher launched the print volume, with art by Kinta, in December 2019.

After saving an injured cat, middle-aged, overworked programmer Eizo is rewarded with a quiet life as a blacksmith in another world. His newfound skills turn out to be god-tier, and the weapons he makes are strong enough to turn the tides of war.

My Quiet Blacksmith Life in Another World

 As of writing, the first volumes of these light novels are already available via J-Novel Club's official website

Source: J-Novel Club via ANN