Anime News Network is reporting that Hanashi Media, a new U.S-based manga and light novel publisher, has announced that it has licensed Miku and illustrator U35’s The Evolution Fruit: Before I Knew it, My Life Had It Made! light novel series and Tsukasa Yokotsuka and illustrator Manyako’s Another World Survival: Min-Maxing My Support and Summoning Magic! light novel series. ANN has confirmed these new licenses with Japanese publisher Futabasha.
The “animal fantasy” story of The Evolution Fruit: Before I Knew it, My Life Had It Made! focuses on Seiichi Hiiragi. Though at the bottom of his school’s social pecking order, he and his entire school are upended when everyone in the school is transported into another world. Seiichi finds himself alone and approached by a gorilla, who instead of attacking him, proposes to him. At the moment that Seiichi thinks that “I guess a gorilla is fine too,” they find the Fruit of Evolution, and when they eat it, their lives are suddenly changed once again.
Another World Survival: Min-Maxing My Support and Summoning Magic! focuses on Kazuhisa Kaya, who attends a private boarding school. One day the entire school is transported to another world. Kazuhisa decides to take revenge in this new world against the person who bullied him in his old life, and he digs a hole to trap and kill the bully. However, the trap instead kills a monster, and at that moment Kazuhisa evolves to become a rare existence in this world. He then saves third-year middle school student Arisu Shimozono from an orc who is attacking her.
Hanashi Media plans to release both light novel series in English and Spanish. The company will reveal more details about the releases at a later date.