J-Novel Club Licenses 3 More Manga Series
posted on by Karen Ressler
J-Novel Club announced on Monday that it has licensed the I Shall Survive Using Potions!, The Magic in this Other World is Too Far Behind! and Animeta! manga. The first chapters of all three series are available for free on J-Novel Club's website.
J-Novel Club describes I Shall Survive Using Potions! (Potion Tanomi de Ikinobimasu!):
One day, the supervisor in charge of watching over Earth was taking care of a distortion, when they made a mistake that caused Kaoru Nagase to lose her physical body. Not only that, but reincarnating her into a different, less culturally-advanced world is the only thing they can offer to do for her. Not one to take this turn of events sitting down, Kaoru makes a demand: the power to create potions at any time she pleases, with whatever effect she wants it to have—and it doesn't stop there either. She asks for a magical Item Box, the ability to understand and speak every language, and the same body she had back when she was a fifteen-year-old girl. Using her newfound powers, Kaoru has to try and make a stable life for herself in a whole new world!
The manga is based on writer FUNA and artist Sukima's light novel series, which J-Novel Club is also publishing digitally in English. FUNA launched the novel series on the Shōsetsuka ni Narō website in November 2015, and Kodansha published the first volume with illustrations by Sukima in June 2017.
Hibiki Kokonoe launched the manga adaptation on Kodansha's Suiyōbi no Sirius website in June 2017. Kodansha will publish the fourth compiled volume on January 9.
J-Novel Club describes The Magic in this Other World is Too Far Behind! (Isekai Mahō wa Okureteru):
Suimei and two of his best friends find themselves mysteriously summoned to another world. There's a cute princess, magic galore, a Demon Lord that needs to be defeated, and a world that needs to be saved—the works! Too bad Suimei isn't interested. His friends are all too ready to play the parts of heroes, but Suimei just wants to get home. He has an advantage as a magician... but he's in for a rude awakening when he finds out what actually passes for magic in these parts.
The manga is based on Gamei Hitsuji's light novel series, which J-Novel Club also publishes in English. Hitsuji launched the manga on the Shōsetsuka ni Narō website in August 2013, and Overlap published the first volume with illustrations by himesuz in 2014. Ao Nekonabe took over as the series illustrator with volume 7.
COMTA launched the manga adaptation on Overlap's Comic Gardo website in December 2016, and Overlap published the third compiled volume on July 25.
J-Novel Club describes Animeta!:
Miyuki Sanada had just been going through the motions until one night she came across a certain late-night anime that made her feel true passion for the first time in her life. She was so impressed by the production that she decided to become an animator herself! But was that really such a good idea? Harsh lessons and even harsher financial realities await as Miyuki strives to make her dream come true.
Yaso Hanamura launched the manga in Kodansha's Monthly Morning Two magazine in July 2015, and Kodansha published the fourth compiled volume in October 2017. The series is Hanamura's debut manga.
Source: J-Novel Club's Twitter account
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