J-Novel Club Announces "Yume Nikki" and "Ao Oni"

J-Novel Club LLC has announced the acquisition of their first light novel series from PHP Institute, Inc.,

J-Novel Club LLC has announced the acquisition of their first light novel series from PHP Institute, Inc., horror titles Yume Nikki and Ao Oni. The first portions of each book is available now at j-novel.club for Members, as well as a free ~40 page
preview of the series. The e-books for each volume will go on sale early next year. PHP Institute, Inc. is now the 5th publishing partner for J-Novel Club.

 

 

They describe the series

Yume Nikki is based on the cult classic freeware indie game of the same name. A surrealist horror masterpiece, the fandom is spawned is still going strong more than a decade after the game’s release! Yeoman light novel author Akira has written an interpretation of the game’s plot, with all the crazy characters and imagery that you still faintly remember... Get lost all over again.


Ao Oni is the first in a series of novels that loosely adapt the original indie game jump-scare sensation, starring everyone’s favorite giant blue monster, the Ao Oni. Made famous by Japanese let’s play videos and later one of the infamous Youtuber Pewdiepie’s breakout videos, it’s spawned countless spinoffs, adaptations, goods, and even live action movies! So time to break out your e-reader while you’re hiding in that wardrobe! Just remember... no peeking.

 

Yume Nikki - I Am Not in Your Dream by Akira, Illustrations by Aco
Arisaka, original work by Kikiyama
ゆめにっき あなたの夢に私はいない   Worldwide English Digital Rights

What's in your dream diary?
Based on the cult hit freeware game by Kikiyama, the dream-like novelization of Yume Nikki follows a lonely and mysterious girl from the confines of her tiny, sparse bedroom into the infinite world that awaits her when she falls asleep. She roams through shifting scenery and opens doors leading to bizarre, nonsensical dreamscapes, all places that may hold more than a metaphorical significance to her. But here, in the deepest reaches of her unconscious mind, is she truly alone?

YUME NIKKI

Ⓒ KIKIYAMA2013

Ⓒ AKIRA2013
Originally published in Japan in 2013 by PHP Institute, Inc.

 

Ao Oni by Kenji Kuroda, Illustrations by Karin Suzuragi, original work by
noprops
青鬼   Worldwide English Digital Rights


Shun is the new kid in school, but he’s already managed to attract the attention of the school bully, who’s now making his life a living hell. It doesn’t seem like things could get any worse, until the night he finds himself and a group of his classmates inside a creepy, abandoned mansion known as the Jailhouse. They quickly start to hear strange sounds and see weird things, but everything escalates when they realize they can’t get out. Once they’re trapped inside, a blue, unnaturally large figure chases after them. Is it a new species? Or is it the ghost of their old classmate who died in an accident? Nobody knows, but one thing is for certain... if it catches them, they’re dead!

The scariest game of tag in history begins!


AO ONI
Ⓒ NOPROPS2013
Ⓒ KENJI KURODA2013
Ⓒ KARIN SUZURAGI2013
Originally published in Japan in 2013 by PHP Institute, Inc.

 

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