Written by: Gabriel Castillo
Published on: August 10, 2021 at 12:03 PM PHT (GMT+8)
Last Saturday during the Virtual Crunchyroll Expo 2021, Kadokawa officially announced the start of faster English simulpublication of manga and light novels digitally to their Japanese releases. Previously, the standard time to publish titles in English was 6 to 12 months after the licensing. Kadokawa plans to speed up its process in order to supply the sizable overseas market and they will release these simulpublications on the online eBook store Book☆Walker Global and other online portals in the future.
Kadokawa mentioned plans of including over 100 titles in this program and it will begin with seven manga titles with the first three chapters available for free between August 5 and September 1 via Book☆Walker Global:
Kamigami ni Sodaterareshi Mono, Saikyou to Naru (A Boy Raised by Gods Will Be The Strongest) written by Hata Ryosuke and illustrated by Kuno Touya.
Yuusha, Yamemasu (I’m Qutting Heroing) written by Quantum and illustrated by Nori Kazato.
Maseki Gurume: Mamono no Chikara wo Tabeta Ore wa Saikyou! (Magic Stone Gourmet: Eating Magical Power Made Me the Strongest) written by Yuuki Ryou and illustrated by Naruse Chisato and Sugawara Kenji.
Imouto ni Konyakusha wo Yuzure to Iwaremashita: Saikyou no Ryuu ni Kiniirarete Masaka no Oukoku Nottori? (I was Told to Relinquish My Fiance to My Little Sister, and the Greatest Dragon Took a Liking to Me and Unbelievably Took Over the Country) written by Ten Kashiwa and illustrated by hi8mugi.
31-banme no Okisaki-sama (The 31st Consort) written by Tomoe Momo and illustrated by Tsubasa Nanaki.
Saikyou Degarashi Ouji no Anyaku Teii Arasoi (The Strongest Dull Prince's Secret Battle for the Throne) written by Tanba and illustrated by Yukino Amagi.
Touhou Suichouka: Lotus Eater-tachi no Suisei (The Lotus Eaters, Drunk and Sober) written by ZUN and illustrated by Mizutaki.
In addition, three light novel titles will see a simultaneous release of chapters this October.
Hige wo Soru. Soshite Joshikouse wo Hirou. (Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I shaved and Took in a High School Runaway) written by Shimesaba and illustrated by booota.
Yuusha, Yamemasu: Tsugi no Shokuba wa Maoujou (Dropout Braver: Next Workplace is Satan's Castle) written by Quantum and illustrated by Hana Amano.
Saikyou Degarashi Ouji no Anyaku Teii Arasoi: Munou wo Enjiru SS Rank Ouji wa KouiKeishousen wo Kage kara Shihai suru (The Strongest Dull Prince's Secret Battle for the Throne) written by Tanba and illustrated by Yukino Amagi.