J-Novel Club Licenses Invaders of the Rokujouma!? Novels
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The digital publishing company J-Novel Club announced on Wednesday that is has licensed author Takehaya and illustrator Poco's Invaders of the Rokujouma!? (Rokujyōma no Shinryakusha!?) light novel series.
The company describes the series:
Just starting high school, Koutarou is moving out on his own to take some of the burden off of his widower father. Lucky for him, he's found a room at Corona House. It has a great landlord, it's not too far from school, and best of all, it's dirt cheap. It really is perfect... except for the strange girls that keep appearing to try and take it over! But even as room 106 turns into a battlefield, Koutarou isn't willing to give up his apartment without a good fight. The invasion begins!
The company is offering the first three volumes of the series for free to members and nonmembers, and the site will continue to release one translated volume each month for free for everyone. J-Novel Club will offer e-books of completed volumes with illustrations and typesetting one month after they are offered on the site.
Additionally, the first half of the series' 23rd volume is available now for J-Novel Club members, with new parts from the 23rd volume released on a weekly basis.
J-Novel Club explained that it is offering the first 22 volumes for free as the company's translator for the series, Warnis, originally offered the translations for free up to the 22nd volume on a separate site. J-Novel Club's version is a "remastered" version of Warnis' original translation, and edited by one of J-Novel Club editors Megan Denton.
Hobby Japan launched the series in 2009, and Takehaya published the series' 25th volume on February 28. The novels inspired a television anime in 2014, and Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan. Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime series, and released it on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in 2015.
J-Novel Club is hosting a one-week campaign that started on Monday where all the volumes for all of its series are available to read on the company's website and app for J-Novel Club members and premium members.
J-Novel Club launched in October of last year, and is publishing titles from Hobby Japan and OVERLAP. Membership to the service costs US$4.95 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. Seven Seas Entertainment plans to release some of its titles in print, starting with Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash and Occultic;Nine.