This App allows J-Novel Club Members to read the latest releases of Japanese Light Novels and Manga on the go! Also, even without an account you can read 100s of pages of previews for all our series, so check them all out for free!

Read awesome light novels like Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash, Occultic;Nine, My Big Sister Lives in a Fantasy World, How the Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom, The Faraway Paladin, and more!

J-Novel Club is a digital publishing company started by translators and fans like you! Our mission is to translate and release the coolest, funnest, and newest light novels from Japan to the world. We saw that the fans really want to check out the latest light novels, but very few of them were being officially released in English. So, founder Sam Pinansky decided to gather together the best group of Japanese to English translators and editors, and headed over to the Japanese publishers to license content. To his surprise, some of them actually said yes!

By focusing on digital releases, and providing a membership service to let people read the books as soon as they are translated, our goal is to build a community of light novel readers and to grow the market, so that more and more releases can be officially licensed and translated. We won't just publish the big hit light novels that get anime adaptations, but also newer titles or books from small publishers and web novels... as long as it's a blast to read, we'll bring it to you! So pull out your tablet or ereader, sit down in a comfy chair, and join the club!

This App is actively being developed to add more features, so please visit our forums for bug reports and feature suggestions.

What’s New

Version 2.1

This new version of the app contains a new, improved reader, as well as a reader for our digital manga!

Ratings and Reviews ,

As an iOS developer, this app is incredibly infuriating.

So I decided to check out this app since I am currently reading one of the novels they publish. I heard they publish chapters as they translate them which seemed exciting.

I download the app, I immediately see the issue. It should not take this long to do anything in the app, let alone download covers and information for the tableView that displays information. It literally took me 5 minutes to start reading a book. Where as anywhere else I can do the same thing in less than 1 minute. Less than 10 seconds if I already have the book.

It seems they are not using any asynchronous network calls to retrieve any information. Which is why it takes so long.

Anyways will not be using the app until it is actually usable. If you need help let me know.

V.143 ,

Really good app

This seems like a really solid app so far and it’s a great idea but one thing I want to see added is an option to sign up and purchase a subscription through iTunes in the app. I’m a teenager who doesn’t have a credit card and I can only sign up on things through my iTunes account using iTunes gift cards. I would definitely subscribe to this app if I could do that because it seems really well made and I would be ahead of everyone else finding out what cool new stories would be coming soon to anime and manga. It’s a simple feature some apps don’t have and it would put you above those just by adding it. Not sure if there’s a way to add books to your library and a bookmark saving feature but make sure you have those too or as an ebook reader, this would be pretty unusable. But I do love the concept of having all the best translators work together to bring me publisher quality stuff instead of going to those out of the way sites with really crappy translation and barely being able to understand anything (looks like they just stuck it into Google Translate because I did that with a story I wrote and it had the same kind of mistakes as the light novels I found on one of those websites. Japanese seems like a difficult language to translate from so kudos for putting in the effort) I’m looking foreword to becoming a J-Novel club member and I can’t wait to find out what happens next with this app and several light novels I started. Thank you!

starfinder89 ,

Good service app needs work.

I am a monthly subscriber and feel the service is priced fairly for the content available, be aware that the content is limited by nature and you will need to purchase enough volumes to get you to the current translating volumes before their official release. I do wish that they had some permanent series exclusives for their membership but overall I think the membership fee is a good way to support their efforts.

The app however does need a lot of work such as adding descriptions of series and other background colors such sepia... looking forward to seeing the service mature in the coming year also this service needs a lot more advertising to get this showing up in the App Store in the top couple results when you search for “light novel” as this is the only official one and needs to have more presence in the App Store.


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15.1 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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