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J-Novel Club Adds By the Grace of the Gods, The Underdog of the Eight Greater Tribes Light Novel Series

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1st parts of 1st volume available now for members

J-Novel Club announced on Friday that it has licensed two new light novel series from Hobby Japan: author Roy and illustrator Ririnra's By the Grace of the Gods (Kami-tachi ni Hirowareta Otoko) and author Washiro Fujiki and illustrator Yu Kodama's The Underdog of the Eight Greater Tribes (Hachidai Shuzoku no Saijaku Kettōsha).

The company describes By the Grace of the Gods:

Under the protection of the gods, a relaxed life with slimes in another world begins!
One day, the life of middle-aged Japanese businessman Ryoma Takebayashi came to a rather sudden and disappointing end. Ryoma had never had a blessed life, but after his death, three great gods sought his cooperation and reincarnated him as a child in another world with swords and magic!
Receiving a most cordial and divine welcome from the gods, Ryoma decides to live leisurely on his own in the forest for the time being. Working diligently at magic and hunting, Ryoma's greatest passion comes to be researching his tamed slimes?! Training a variety of slimes (some newly discovered), the curtain rises on this easygoing life fantasy celebrating a second life with kind people in another world!

Parts 1 and 2 of volume 1 are available now on J-Novel Club's website for members, and a free preview is available for non-members.

The company describes The Underdog of the Eight Greater Tribes:

Long ago, there was much war and bloodshed among the eight tribes of the world. Now with each tribe confined to its own continent, the world has achieved peace and harmony. Interaction and fighting between tribes are heavily restricted, save for one exception: the ninth continent, Duel City Babel, an arena for those wishing for conflict in peace.
In the duel city, fighters from all over the world clash swords and spells, vying to be the best.
Carrying on the teachings and techniques of his master, Yuri Eniastar of the Human Tribe manages to take out a high-ranking opponent on his first day. Clearly, he's not just any new face, but unfortunately, fate has not been kind...his lineage is universally recognized as the weakest.

Parts 1-3 of volume 1 are available now on J-Novel Club's website for members, and a free preview is available for non-members.

Source: Press release


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