Digital Manga & Light Novels from Japan

BOOK☆WALKER TO OFFER NEW & EXCLUSIVE LIGHT NOVELS STARTING WITH THE COMBAT BAKER AND HIS AUTOMATON WAITRESS (WORKING TITLE)

APRIL 21, 2017 – BookWalker Global is expanding their selection of light novels in English with their first title offered as a BookWalker-first and 6-month exclusive: "The Combat Baker and His Automaton Waitress (Tatakau Panya to Kikaiji kake no Kanbanmusume /戦うパン屋と機械じかけの看板娘)" by SOW, illustrated by ZAZA. The first volume of this series will debut on BookWalker in June 2017.

This popular action/fantasy light novel debuted in 2015, and has captivated readers with its unique settings, plot twists, and loveable characters. Here’s a short summary of the story:


  • The Combat Baker and His Automaton Waitress (Tatakau Panya to Kikaiji kake no Kanbanmusume)

"The Combat Baker and His Automaton Waitress" is about an ex-soldier who moves to a rural town to open a bakery. While he has no problem baking delicious bread, this battle-scarred veteran discovers that his intimidating demeanor is scaring off potential customers. What good is having a bakery if you can’t sell a single loaf of bread?

Just when he’s ready to give up, a red-eyed, white-haired girl walks into his shop to ask for a job. Could hiring her save his bakery? Just who is this beautiful girl? Is she even human?!

Originally published by HobbyJAPAN, "The Combat Baker and His Automaton Waitress" was recognized as one of the top rising light novels in Japan. It ranked #6 on the New Works list in the 2016 edition of Kono Light Novel Ga Sugoi (This Light Novel is Amazing), an annual guidebook that spotlights the most popular light novels in Japan, as selected by readers through an online poll. Past winners recognized by this poll include A Certain Magical Index and Book Girl (both also available from BookWalker).

"The Combat Baker and His Automaton Waitress is" just the first of many light novels that will be offered as BookWalker-first titles that will debut as English language releases on BookWalker Global, and will only be available on BookWalker for the first 6 months after release.

Although the translation costs for these light novels will be fully funded by BookWalker, the English language translation rights will belong to the original publisher. BookWalker hopes that this initiative will give more chances for a wider variety of titles to get released in English outside of Japan. BookWalker’s mission is to encourage innovation and expansion in manga/light novel publishing, so by providing this extra boost to smaller publishers, BookWalker is doing its part to help more titles reach more readers worldwide.

To celebrate the debut of "The Combat Baker and His Automaton Waitress", BookWalker will be giving away special promo gifts featuring this light novel at Anime Expo in Los Angeles, from July 1-4, 2017. Look for more exciting announcements on this, and other special events planned at the BookWalker booth at AX 2017!

Visit BookWalker Global to see our latest additions, and see the schedule of upcoming releases: global.bookwalker.jp/info-schedule/




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KONOSUBA V. 2 AUTOGRAPHED POSTER AND PANTSU GIVEAWAY

KONOSUBA V. 2 AUTOGRAPHED POSTER AND PANTSU GIVEAWAY To celebrate the release of the second volume of the Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World light novel from Yen Press, BookWalker is offering a special promotional giveaway, just for fans of this fantasy-comedy anime and light novel series.

One lucky winner will get an autographed Konosuba Season 2 anime poster, signed by the cast, including Rie Takahashi (Megumin), Jun Fukushima (Kazuma), Sora Amamiya (Aqua) and Ai Kayano (Darkness). Another three winners will receive one pair of shima “pantsu” (a.k.a. striped panty) that may or may not be from Kazuma’s collection ;-) , autographed by Natsume Atsuki, the author of Konosuba.

Purchasing Konosuba light novel Vol. 2 between now and April 30, 2017 will get you an entry into this contest. For more details and rules, visit: global.bookwalker.jp/info-konosuba2/

Read a free preview of Konosuba Vol. 2: global.bookwalker.jp/de3e930622-ed27-47b8-8970-3c79a49dddc7/



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