J-Novel Club Announces the Licensing of Light Novel Series “How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord”

J-Novel Club LLC is also celebrating its one-year anniversary this month of October with a survey to hear from the readers

J-Novel Club LLC has announced the acquisition of light novel series How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord from Kodansha Ltd. The first half of volume 1 is available now at j-novel.club for Members, as well as a free ~40 page preview of the series. The E-Book for volume 1 will go on sale in November of this year. The series also has a manga adaptation, which has been announced for English release by Seven Seas in early 2018.


They describe:

How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord is an ongoing light novel series with 8 volumes currently out in Japan. It has been adapted into a hit manga series as well, serialized weekly on the digital manga service Niconico Seiga to great acclaim! Telling the story of a genius gamer who role-plays as Diablo, “The Demon Lord”, an extremely powerful player character in his favorite MMORPG, he is suddenly transported into a fantasy world exactly like the game he is such a master at... and even keeps his stats and equipment! But can this shy at heart gamer keep up his role as the “Demon Lord” when he keeps being surrounded beautiful girls that want to enslave him?!


How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord by Yukiya Murasaki, Illustrations by
Takahiro Tsurusaki
Worldwide English Digital Rights

In the MMORPG Cross Reverie, Takuma Sakamoto is so powerful that he is lauded as the “Demon Lord” by other players. One day, he is summoned to another world – but with the same appearance he had in the game! There, he meets two girls who both proclaim themselves to be his Summoner. They had performed an Enslavement Ritual to turn him into their Summon... but that’s when Takuma’s passive ability <<Magic Reflection>> activated! Instead, it was the girls who had become enslaved! Though Takuma may have been the strongest Sorcerer there was, he had no idea how to talk with other people. That’s when he makes his choice: to act based on his persona from the game!

“Amazing? But of course... I am Diablo, the being known and feared as the Demon Lord!”

So begins a tale of adventure with an earth-shakingly powerful Demon Lord (or at least someone who acts like one) taking on another world!


J-Novel Club Membership is $4.50 a month for an annual membership, and gives subscribes a new chapter a week from all 14 ongoing series.
ongoing series.


J-Novel Club LLC is also celebrating its one-year anniversary this month of October with a survey to hear from the readers. If you complete the survey and enter your email, you will be eligible to win one of 25 free Premium ebook credits, plus a free trial coupon code if you’d like to try out a membership.


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They also note:

Also, to honor our roots and how we got started, all volumes of all of our launch titles will be available to read for our members, so even newcomers and go right back in and catch up on those early series. For the entire month of October! Including super popular titles like Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash and My Big Sister Lives in a Fantasy World!



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