Invaders of the Rokujouma!? Novels' Kickstarter Reaches Goal in 6 Hours
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
J-Novel Club's Kickstarter campaign to fund a physical print run for author Takehaya and illustrator Poco's Invaders of the Rokujouma!? (Rokujyōma no Shinryakusha!?) light novel series reached its US$50,000 goal within six hours of launching on Monday. The campaign now has three stretch goals.
If the campaign reaches US$55,000, the release will include two collector's boxes for those who pledge US$300 and above. At US$70,000, the release will include digital copies of the novels' five drama CDs with digital copies of translated scripts. At US$85,000, the release will include physical copies of the drama CDs for those who pledge US$300 and above.
The Kickstarter campaign's original goal is to fund a limited run of 10 omnibus collections of volumes 1-31 (plus 7.5 and 8.5) to cover the series' main story arc. The campaign will end on November 7.
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!
J-Novel Club licensed the series in May 2017.
J-Novel Club is offering the first 22 volumes digitally for free because the company's translator for the series, Warnis, originally offered the translations for free up to the 22nd volume on a separate site. The publisher's English version is a "remastered" version of Warnis' original translation, edited by J-Novel Club editor Megan Denton.
Hobby Japan launched the series in 2009. Takehaya published the series' 32nd volume on July 1 and will publish the 33rd volume on November 1. 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.