Light Novel series How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord is coming to J-Novel Club!



J-Novel Club’s second special announcement is here, using the various hints and teases revealed.

For the first special announcement, see here.

Not long ago the light novel website J-Novel Club started their slate of new announcements that would be coming to their service, using hints and teases to let the fans start guessing. For those who don’t know about J-Novel Club, they are a special legal reading website that offers light novels translated into English digitally. Their catalogue so far offers titles such as Clockwork Planet, Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash (known as Grimgar: Ashes & Illusions for the anime version), In Another World With My Smartphone and Occultic;Nine.

Today the second title has been announced, and it’s…..

How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord


Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu

Author: Yukiya Murasaki
Illustrator: Takahiro Tsurusaki
Translator: Garrison Denim
Editor: Kris Swanson

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 a world outside his own– but with the same appearance he had in the game! There, he meets two girls who both proclaim themselves to be his Summoner. They perform an Enslavement Ritual to turn him into their Summon… but that’s when Takuma’s passive ability <<Magic Reflection>> activates! Instead, it is the girls who become enslaved! Though Takuma may be the strongest Sorcerer there is, he has no idea how to talk with other people. It is here 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!

Not long ago Seven Seas announced plans to release How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord via its manga adaptation, but now J-Novel Club will be bringing the original light novel source translated into English for the first time legally on their service!

You can check out the J-Novel Club catalogue here.

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