Light novel-hungry readers will be pleased to learn about a new partnership between publisher Seven Seas Entertainment and digital light novel subscription platform J-Novel Club. They’re teaming up with the goal of making more light novels available in print, and they’re starting with Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash and Occultic;Nine.
Both light novel series are currently available in digital form over at J-Novel Club. Seven Seas will publish the first volume of Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash on June 6, followed by Occultic;Nine volume 1 on July 4.
Descriptions of both:
Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
Story by Ao Jyumonji | Art by Eiri Shirai
Haruhiro awakens to darkness and amnesia, among a group of strangers who can only remember their own names…and nothing else. When they make it into the light, they discover Grimgar—a fantasy world that’s like something out of an RPG game. Without apparent skills or knowledge of their surroundings, Haruhiro and his newfound friends band together to form an adventuring party. Only by cooperating, using their wits, and learning new skills can they hope to survive in this dangerous land of monsters and magic.
Story by Chiyomaru Shikura | Art by pako
What happens when eight eccentrics cross paths on a paranormal blog run by a high school NEET? A whole lot of weird! Gamon Yuta runs an occult-related site he hopes will one day make him rich. But before his dreams can come true, strange things occur when the lives of these nine oddballs collide. Can they solve a case that transcends reality and could alter the very fabric of our world?
Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS, every week at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.