Read the latest light novels from J-Novel Club!

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

1.6 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Some Nerd with too many cats ,

Needs a lot of improvement

You can make the font larger by tapping at the top of the page to get the options since for some strange reason the app starts with text sized for ants to read. My biggest issue is on an iPhone 12 the top line of text is unreadable because of the camera is housed over the screen. Adding a black bar to the top would easily remedy this. You are probably better off just using a browser instead of this app if you have an iPhone 12.

Leeatman ,

Not good

Bad interface, it locks up trying to log in, it claims to remember your spot in a chapter but then goes back earlier. It also doesn’t allow selecting a d copying text or even looking up words in the apple lookup feature. It also fails to let you identify a spot in a chapter to let editors know of errors, nor does it have a link to the discussion board for a story. But you can adjust text size and night mode.

The Omnimax ,

Terrible interface and e-reader

I really wanted to continue reading How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom (I started on Libby), but here, the text is way too small, it it tough to turn pages, there is no dark mode, and once you open a book, it’s almost impossible to go back without forcing the app closed. I would very willingly pay $5 a month for this service if they used a different e-reader, like how Libby allows you to read on Libby or Kindle.

App Privacy

The developer, J-Novel Club, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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  • Family Sharing

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

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