11 Jul 2009 99 Comments
VIZ Media's new science fiction imprint Haikasoru has debuted on July 9th with the release of Hiroshi Sakurazaka's "ALL YOU NEED IS KILL", and Issui Ogawa's "THE LORD OF THE SANDS OF TIME".
Many people confuse Haikasoru's novels as being light novels. Our staff member Matthew Reeves has answered the reason for that and other questions in Haikasoru blog's Haikasoru vs. Light Novels article.
8 Jul 2009 88 Comments
Square Enix will be starting a new light novel label that's titled "GanGan Novels" (ガンガンノベルズ). Light novels serialized online on Square Enix's free web magazine GanGan Online will be published under this new label, and not under Square Enix's other light novel label "Square Enix Novels".
The "GanGan Novels" label will start on July 22nd, 2009 with the release of the following two light novels:
Author: Ism Hino
Illustrator: Sadoru Chiba
Stand by me,Stand by you.
Source: GanGan Online
6 Jul 2009 91 Comments
According to raiL-soft's homepage (the homepage for BusinessPartner's adult game brand "raiL-soft") a new novel brand has been announced that's titled "Rail Bunko" (レイル文庫). The first novel to be published under this new novel brand is titled "Bengarachou Hakubutsushi" which is based on raiL-soft's upcoming adult visual novel by the same name that's due to be released on July 24th, 2009.
The novel will be distributed free of charge at Japanese stores nationwide. The schedule of the distribution (which stores, which dates and times) can be seen at this link.
6 Jul 2009 111 Comments
The author of the light novel series Ookami to Koushinryou (Spice and Wolf) Hasekura Isuna will be working on a manga series that's titled "Billionaire Girl" (ビリオネアガール). The manga will be drawn by Katsura Asuka, the mangaka of Weekly ASCII's HoneyComb manga, and will start serialization in Kodansha's seinen manga magazine good! Afternoon starting from its next issue, which is scheduled to be released on September 7th, 2009.
10 Jun 2009 84 Comments
Volume 12 of Ikaros Shobo's bishoujo military manga magazine MC☆Axis (released on March 21st, 2009), announces the start of a new novel label titled AXIS LABEL (あくしずレーベル). The label makes the "girl and military" its theme.
The label starts with the release of the following novel in June:
- Koutetsu no Anabasis Shinigami to Yoba-reta Shoujo
Author: Uchida Hiroki
Illustrator: Fujisawa Takashi
Note: according to Amazon Japan its release date is July 1st, 2009.
Source: MC☆Axis Official Blog