J-Novel Club Licenses The Faraway Paladin, Mixed Bathing in Another Dimension Light Novels
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Digital publishing company J-Novel Club announced on Thursday that it has licensed the The Faraway Paladin (Saihate no Paladin) and Mixed Bathing in Another Dimension (Isekai Konyoku Monogatari) light novel series. The beginnings of both series are now available on J-Novel Club's website, with new installments planned for weekly release. J-Novel Club plans to eventually release the novels as e-books.
Kanata Yanagino launched The Faraway Paladin light novel series with illustrations by Kususaga Rin on March 25, and Overlap Bunko published the second volume on July 25. J-Novel Club describes the story:
In a city of the dead, long since ruined and far from human civilization, lives a single human child. His name is Will, and he's being raised by three undead: the hearty skeletal warrior, Blood; the graceful mummified priestess, Mary; and the crotchety spectral sorcerer, Gus. The three pour love into the boy, and teach him all they know. But one day, Will starts to wonder: "Who am I?"
Will must unravel the mysteries of this faraway dead man's land, and unearth the secret pasts of the undead. He must learn the love and mercy of the good gods, and the bigotry and madness of the bad. And when he knows it all, the boy will take his first step on the path to becoming a Paladin.
"I promised you. It's gonna take a while, but I'll tell you everything. This is the story of the deaths of many heroes. It's the story of how we died, and it's the reason you grew up here."
Nagaharu Hibihana launched the Mixed Bathing in Another Dimension light novel series with illustrations by Masakage Hagiya in March 2015, and Overlap Bunko published the fourth volume on April 22. J-Novel Club describes the story:
"How am I supposed to fight with this?!" After being summoned into another dimension as one of the five heroes destined to defeat a demon lord, Toya Hojo awakens his hero power only to discover that... it's an unlimited bath? He was blessed with the power to create a bath that can be accessed anywhere, which seems to spell doom for his quest to defeat the demon lord. As he recovers from his shock, Toya slowly discovers the unique features of his power, which allow him to use it in ways he'd never dreamed of... But will he ever get any bath time with Haruno Shinonome, the beautiful girl who was also summoned along with him?!
J-Novel Club launched in October, and is publishing titles from Hobby Japan and OVERLAP. Membership to the service costs US$4.50 a month or US$54 a year, and gives subscribers access to a new chapter a week for all its series. Subscribers also get access to a member-only forum. Premium Membership gives subscribers a free finalized e-book each month in addition to the benefits of the regular membership, and costs US$10.95 each month or US$120 for a year. More information can be found on the company's FAQ page.
The first part of each of the novels is available now for free. Subsequent parts require a membership.