J-Novel Club announced during its Anime NYC 2022 panel that it has licensed four new light novels and three manga. The light novels all have the first and second parts of their respective first volumes already available on J-Novel Club, and include Grand Sumo Villainess, Enough with This Slow Life! I Was Reincarnated as a High Elf and Now I’m Bored, The Disowned Queen’s Consulting Detective Agency, and I Parry Everything: What Do You Mean I’m the Strongest? I’m Not Even an Adventurer Yet!.
Grand Sumo Villainess is described as:
When Floortje is reincarnated into the world of an otome game, things immediately go wrong. Her fiancé breaks off their engagement, and the supposed protagonist makes Floortje out to be the villainess. Little do they know, however, that Floortje was a sumo wrestler in her past life—and she won’t let these weaklings stand in her way.
With the spirit of sumo—her most trustworthy ally—to guide her, she’s ready for a smackdown. But why was she reincarnated into an otome game, and how did its protagonist turn evil in the first place?
Enough with This Slow Life! I Was Reincarnated as a High Elf and Now I’m Bored is described as:
Life in the Great Pulha Woodlands is the very definition of stillness and tranquility—and Acer’s had enough of it. He remembers living a past life as a human in another world… meaning he’s got a taste for meat, adventure, and plenty of other un-elven things. He’s also bored out of his skull after 120 years of the peace and quiet of their serene sylvan lifestyle. So Acer leaves the monotony of the forest behind to seek a new life, one that’s more his pace.
The Disowned Queen’s Consulting Detective Agency is described as:
When it comes to light that Octavia de Reine isn’t a legitimate member of the noble House of Reine, she swiftly finds herself disowned. At first she takes this in stride… until her power hungry father and ex-suitor start vying for the house full of mysterious heirlooms that her doting grandmother left her. Little does her family know that she’s destined to inherit an even greater legacy. Olivia hopes to follow in Granny’s footsteps and become a famous detective, after all.
She’ll face off against young noblemen, phantom thieves, and magical items corrupted by demonic forces. Oh, and one vengeful angel queen. Moreover, who’s this suspiciously young marquis that seems so smitten with her?
I Parry Everything: What Do You Mean I’m the Strongest? I’m Not Even an Adventurer Yet! is described as:
The Kingdom of Clays faces a conflict that will shape the face of the continent for centuries to come… but Noor doesn’t have a clue about any of that. Having freshly arrived at the royal capital after over a decade of rigorous, isolated training at his mountain home, he’s dead set on achieving his childhood dream of becoming an adventurer, even if the only skills he possesses are useless ones. Sure, he can [Parry] thousands of swords in the span of a single breath, but everybody knows you need more than that if you want to be an adventurer. Our hero’s road to making his dream come true will be long(?) and arduous(?)—but if there’s one thing Noor’s not afraid of, it’s some good ol’ fashioned hard work.
The manga all have their first chapters already available on J-Novel Club, and include Karate Master Isekai, Peddler in Another World: I Can Go Back to My World Whenever I Want!, and I’m Capped at Level 1?! Thus Begins My Journey to Become the World’s Strongest Badass!.
Karate Master Isekai is described as:
After losing a fight with a runaway truck, a karateka is transmigrated to another world, one full of swords and sorcery straight out of fantasy books. The goddess who sent him there offers him a superpowered cheat skill to assist him in his upcoming heroics—but naturally, he turns her down. After all, he already possesses the only technique he needs: karate. No matter what manner of otherworldly foe he may face, be they a minotaur, a gigantic steelclad knight, or a wicked sorcerer, none of them will discourage him from walking his own path in the way of the empty hand.
Peddler in Another World: I Can Go Back to My World Whenever I Want! is described as:
After quitting his job at a toxic company, Shiro Amata moves into the house his grandmother left him in her will. There, he soon makes two life-changing discoveries: one, his grandmother was really a witch from another world, and two, said other world is just on the other side of her closet door. Thanks to a book she left for Shiro, he also manages to obtain an all-powerful skill called “Equivalent Exchange,” which allows him to turn money from his world into otherworldly currency and vice versa.
With this, Shiro decides to set up shop and sell convenient items like matches to the colorful inhabitants of the other world. His plan: make a massive profit on the goods he brings from home to become so rich that he never needs another job ever again.
I’m Capped at Level 1?! Thus Begins My Journey to Become the World’s Strongest Badass! is described as:
I’m Tetsuya Takahashi. I was transported to a different world while trying to save a girl from some thugs. In this world, I’m “defective,” and they tossed me out—all because my level caps at 1. Luckily, I’ve got an ability called Corpse Absorb, which lets me grab stat boosts and abilities off of any dead body I can get my hands on. With the help of an energetic cat-sith and a stuffed bear, my journey to make it to the top awaits. I’ll prove to everyone that I’m not defective—I’m a badass.