Kadokawa Corporation Announces Speedier Translation of its Japanese Manga and Light Novels
Kadokawa has announced that in response to requests from fans of Japanese comics and light novels in English-speaking countries, it will begin speedy ebook translation and distribution directly!
The company has delivered its translated manga and light novels through Yen Press and other local publishers, but in order to meet the needs of readers who want more titles earlier, they will translate and deliver the official versions of these IPs straight from the source!
It usually took six months to a year from a title’s serialization in Japan to their translation and publication in English-speaking countries, but soon many of the manga will be released as “simulpubs” with Japan on the online ebook store BOOK WALKER Global, which is operated by a Kadokawa group subsidiary. As for light novels, as soon as they are translated, they will deliver them chapter by chapter!
To start, Kodakwa has selected ones that were not translated into English but are already highly recognized in the English-speaking world, and will start with seven manga! From October, they will distribute three more light novel titles as well! (Details are as follows.) The number is expected to exceed 100 titles soon.
These titles will be available on “BOOK WALKER Global” and a few other online stores. More outlets will be added gradually.
|A Boy Raised by Gods Will Be The Strongest||Manga||Art: Toya Kuno Original Work: Ryosuke Hata Character Design: fame|
|I’m Quitting Heroing||Manga||Art: Nori Kazato Original Work: Quantum Character Design: Hana Amano|
|Magic Stone Gourmet: Eating Magical Power Made Me The Strongest||Manga||Art: Kenji Sugawara Original Work: Ryou Yuuki Character Design: Chisato Naruse|
|My Little Sister Stole My Fiancé: The Strongest Dragon Favors Me And Plans To Take Over The Kingdom?||Manga||Art: hi8mugi Original Work: Ten Kashiwa Character Design: COMTA|
|The 31st Consort||Manga||Art: Tsubasa Nanaki Original Work: Momotomoe Character Design: Nanao Yamashita|
|The Insipid Prince’s Furtive Grab for The Throne||Manga||Art: Yukino Amagai Original Work: Tanba Character Design: Yunagi|
|The Lotus Eaters, Drunk and Sober||Manga||Art: Mizutaki Original Work: ZUN|
|Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway (*the official title name to be determined)||Light novel||Author: Shimesaba Artist: Booota|
|I’m Quitting Heroing *||Light novel||Author: Quantum Artist: Hana Amano|
|The Insipid Prince’s Furtive Grab for The Throne *||Light novel||Author: Tanba Artist: Yunagi|