Fantasy light novel series has printed over 9 million copies in Japan
The first volume of Fujino Omori's popular fantasy light novel series Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? was released from SB Creative's GA Bunko on January 12, 2013. The publisher plans to launch the franchise's fifth anniversary campaign in the end of this month. In addition to the Hestia Familia LINE stamps that is available from today, the newy-printed books to be released from now on will come with a wrap-around band that has an access code to the past and newly-written bonus short stories by the novel author.
The campaign page also teases, "A new project is launched!!," and GA Bunko's official Twitter says, "Because it is a 'newly-launched project,' something new is now in the works. We will let you know as soon as possible." So the new project can be expected as something that has never been done before, like a live-action adaptation? Details of the new project are expected to be revealed when the campaign is actually launched in Japan. Stay tuned.
The latest 13th volume of the main novel series is set to be released in Japan on February 13, then the next
10th volume of its spin-off novel series Sword Oratoria will follow on May 15. The franchise including its novel
and manga series has printed over 9 million copies in Japan.
"Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?" novel 1st and 12th volume covers
"Sword Oratoria" novel 1st and 9th volume covers
"Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?" manga 1st volume illustrated by Kunieda
& "Sword Oratoria" manga 1st volume illustrated by Takashi Yagi
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