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J-Novel Club Adds “Walking My Second Path in Life” Light Novels

J-Novel Club’s going to fight like a girl, in the best way possible.

Earlier today, J-Novel Club announced that they picked up the license for Otaku de Neet and illustrator Kurodeko’s Walking My Second Path in Life (Watashi wa futatsu-me no Jinsei o Aruku!). The company picked up the global English digital rights to the series, which is their first acquisition from Earthstar Entertainment’s “Earthstar Novels” line.

Earthstar is the fourth publishing partner to work with J-Novel Club. They join Kodansha, Hobby Japan, and Overlap, who have previously worked with J-Novel Club to license content.

The first half of the first volume of Walking My Second Path in Life is available for J-Novel Club subscribers. The publisher also has a 40-page preview that’s available to all audiences.

J-Novel Club describes the series as:

I am the first Princess of D- you know what, nevermind, you’ve probably never even heard of the place.

Apparently, my father had the amazing idea of marrying me off to King Roy, the famous “Emperor of Ice” of the great Kingdom of Orstoll.

Isn’t that great?

No, it’s not great at all!


Fie, first princess of Deeman, finds herself isolated and stranded in the foreign Kingdom of Orstoll all by her lonesome – effectively having been wed off as a dowry gift in accessory to her sister, Princess Fielle’s marriage.

Trapped and isolated in a small back garden that once used to be a storehouse, Fie lives her days without purpose, and eventually without food – after the only member of her entourage, the chef, resigns.

Just as Fie was about to give in to despair, she finds a pamphlet advertising a Squire’s test for the Royal Knights of Orstoll – beginning her journey of friendship, hard work, and guts, along with masquerading as a boy to walk her second path in life.

What will Fie find along the way?

Walking My Second Path in Life began publication in June 2016, and spans two volumes, with the second book shipping in December 2016.

Source: J-Novel Club (Press Release)

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