Does anyone even come here anymore? Well, either way, this is probably a good place to leave news about this stuff laying around. First off, good news for fans of Kimiboku, it’s been picked up by MPT (with new abbreviation KimiSen, as to not conflict with an existing Kimiboku anime) and you can follow it here:
This is generally because I’m now doing the official translation for Elf Bride for J-Novel Club, which was something MPT was fan translating, so it’s kinda like a revenge trade? If you’re interested in more fluffy romance, you can check out the first part of that series free here:
And finally, Isekai Mahou Volume 9 has a release date in Japan!
It’s due to come out August 25th (was July 25th but it got pushed back, so fingers crossed it keeps to the new date). But wait, you say, the J-Novel Club releases won’t be caught up in August, when do we get English releases for volume 9? Well, we’re planning to go ahead and do the prepublication for volume 9 in tandem with the continued release of volumes 5-8 that are still going on. That means part 1 will come out pretty close if not on the Japanese release date, and will be followed by probably 11 other parts weekly. The full volume itself will go on sale chronologically after the other volumes go on sale (which is ~January 2019) at your typical ebook retailers.
Prepublication is part of a monthly subscription service over at J-Novel Club where the non-finalized parts of a volume moving towards publication are available to read until the ebook is available. Don’t want to pay every month, but still willing to pay but don’t want to wait until January? The other option to read everything before the ebook goes on sale in January is to wait 12 weeks from August 25th and subscribe for one month, which will allow you to read the full prepublication of Isekai Mahou Volume 9 (as well as anything else there that might tickle your fancy) for $4.95USD. For $10.95USD, you can get a premium membership, which will give you one credit to also pick up the DRM free version of the volume 9 ebook when it comes out on top of reading the prepublication.
And I guess massive spoilers for anyone who has not read Isekai Mahou Volume 8, but here’s the short blurb they included for Volume 9 (highlight text):
The magician Yakagi Suimei has returned from another world back to modern Japan. And what awaits him after coming back to the Yakagi residence with his comrades from another world in tow, is the troubled Suimei’s favourite pupil―!?