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What are Super Light Novels?

Last month, we announced that we would be adding super light novels to the futekiya Library. Thank you very much for the positive response!

Some of you might be wondering how different they are from light novels, so here is a rundown of what super light novels exactly are.

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“Comic Novels”

In Japan, super light novels are called “comic novels,” a new form of entertainment specialized for smartphones. Super light novels are digital books that combine sentences and illustrations cut into pages.

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Super light novels are easy to read, so you’ll find yourself swiping to the next page during your commute, lunch break, during dinner, or before going to bed. Before you know it, you’re done reading the whole volume!

A super light novel has 10,000 words at most, so if you’re a fast reader, you can finish a volume in one sitting. In contrast, light novels, on average, have at least 50,000 words.

In Japan, yomuco is the only online service that releases these super light novels. The service was launched by Parsola Inc. in August 2018. At present, yomuco has released titles from popular genres such as romance, BL, yuri, horror, and more.

 

Super Light Novels to be Released on futekiya

futekiya is proud to be the first to bring this new form of entertainment to our subscribers. Five titles are slated to be released starting the end of March. Here’s the release schedule so you won’t miss them when they come out!

 

My Boss is a Yapping, Mean-Spirited Fox Spirit

Story: Nao Yurino / Art: Hinako Niwatori
Release date: March 30, 2020

Ibuki, a child of a fox spirit and a human, is despised by his fox spirit relatives due to his parentage. However, Ibuki’s own fox spirit abilities awaken at the age of 13 upon the death of his father, giving him close to godlike powers. To escape those who want to use his powers for devious purposes, Ibuki seals his powers away and hides in plain sight as the personal assistant of Tadatsugu, the next head of the Kuki family, the strongest of all fox spirit families. Despite Tadatsugu’s extremely intimate body touches, Ibuki works hard to be good at his job. But what happens when a god of death from Ibuki’s family tracks him down? How much longer can Ibuki run from those who want his power?

 

Officer Newlywed

Story: Mato Miduki / Art: Mio
Release date: March 31, 2020

In this solemn wedding ceremony, two people vow to be together for better and for worse… Chihiro, one of the sharpest members of the Metropolitan Police Department, and Junichiro, the head of the noble house and member of the House of Councillors Sanjo family, cap off their third month of dating with a hot and heavy wedding night! Just as they’re about to reach the climax of their happiness, a murder occurs in their hotel. With Junichiro as a suspect, can Chihiro find the real culprit and prove his beloved husband’s innocence?

 

 

The Incubus’ Pet Slave

Story: Tohko Senjyo / Art: nira
Release date: April 1, 2020

Reiki is your run-of-the-mill company employee. Little does he know, his high-quality body fluids are exactly what incubi want. Incubus King Klesis, considered the strongest among his kind l, takes a liking to Reiki and kidnaps him. Even with his body restrained, his freedom snatched away, and his heart violently fighting against his captor, Reiki’s body gradually begins to accept the pleasure in his pain…

 

 

First Love Story (Sou x Asahi Story)

Story: favary Inc. / Yukio Yugi / Art: Kasui
Release date: April 2, 2020

Second-year high school student Sou Kagaya appears to be a charismatic kid on the surface, but is actually shrewd and calculating on the inside. His life changes when he meets Asahi Nagamine, who lives at his own pace without caring about what people think. What challenges are in store for this mismatched couple’s first love?

 

 

 

My Own Personal Direct Sales Agent

Story: Hiro Mizusawa / Art: Shou Kozakura
Release date: May 28, 2020

Gloomy young programmer Minato falls for Todo, the ace of Yotsukoshi Department Store’s direct sales department and goes at him at full throttle. Moved by Minato’s passionate persistence, Todo finds becoming fonder of Minato … only to see Minato cozying up with the department store’s president at their anniversary party!? What will happen to this earnest first love between an elite sales agent who trusts no one and a prodigal son of a rich family?

 

 

English titles and dates are subject to change without prior notice.

 

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