Online light novel publisher J-Novel Club is expanding its reach into Europe with its newest brand, JNC Nina.
J-Novel Club is a leading scanning and publishing service for readers looking for light novels translated into Japanese and English. The service announced a new corporate affiliation this weekend with Europe-based JNC Nina. Initially, the company only published novels in Japanese and English for Western audiences, but the new branch will now expand its reach to include French and German translations.
As of today, European readers can subscribe to the service for €5.49 a month or €60 a year (equivalent to $5.79 and $63) for access to the entire catalog. light novel section of the service through a web browser or website. Official J-Novel Club app. Subscriptions also give users access to the official JNC Discord server, where readers can discuss their favorite novels or series with other readers and participate in community events.
The current lineup available at launch for JNC Nina includes Hell Mode, The Faraway Paladin, The Saint’s Magic Power Is Omnipotent, Tearmoon Empire, Brunhild and Classroom of the Elite. Each series will have French and German translations, with the exception of Brunhild and Classroom of the Elite, which are only available in German and French respectively. The new film will be released in the months following Nina’s debut according to JNC’s regular release schedule.
J-Novel Club typically releases new chapters of light novels every week, followed by a full digital collection of each chapter compiled into a single volume that is usually available two weeks after the chapter. The novel’s final release. JNC’s website also offers collected digital volumes of various light novels available for purchase starting at 7.99€ ($8.41 USD), available to all users with or without registering for the service.
Currently, JNC has no plans to officially release the novels in print, although they are said to be working with publishers to release a limited print edition in the near future. Until then, the catalog for European subscribers will continue to grow as the company publishes brand new series and continues to update existing series on a weekly basis.
JNC Nina is currently available in Europe as a monthly subscription, with digital episodes in both French and German available on the official JNC website, Amazon and other online retailers.
Source: Press release via Anime News Network