Seven Seas to Publish Physical Copies of Select J-Novel Club Titles

Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
Today saw a big announcement of interest to Light Novel fans! J-Novel Club has made a deal with Seven Seas Entertainment that will see two of J-Novel Club’s titles printed into physical releases!

The initial run will be of Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash and Occultic;Nine.

I’ve reviewed Grimgar and think it’s a fantastic series. I know a lot of fans who expressed a desire to read it, but were hesitant because of it being a digital only release. But no longer!

The first volume of Grimgar will be released in June, followed by Occultic;Nine volume 1 in July. No confirmed timeline as to how quickly following volumes will be released, but J-Novel Club is already releasing the volume twos of these books digitally only three months after the first volumes.

The books are priced at $13.99/US and $15.99/CAN.

Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Volume 1

Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Volume 1 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Volume 1 by Ao Jyumonji.
A fantasy light novel that offers its own take on the Trapped in Another World genre.

TITLE: Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
AKA: Hai to Gensou no Grimgal, Hai to Gensou no Grimgar, 灰と幻想のグリムガル
AUTHOR: Ao Jyumonji
PUBLISHER (English): J-Novel Club (
RELEASE DATE (English): December 16, 2016
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From the back cover;

Why are we doing this…?

When Haruhiro came to, he was in the darkness. Not knowing why was he here, or where “here” even was. With him were others who also remembered little more than their own names. What they found when they came out of the underground was a world that was “just like a game.” In order to survive, Haruhiro forms a party with others in the same situation as him, learns skills, and takes his first steps forward into the world of Grimgar as a trainee volunteer soldier.

Not knowing what awaits him… This is a tale of adventure born from the ashes.