Kadokawa Acquires J-Novel Club

Apr. 28, 2021

All aboard the growing monolithic train everybody! Can’t wait til we’ve got the usual “influencers” shilling JNC memberships, and “Remember to go to JNC slash TurboAutist and enter code: TURBO for 10% off your next order!”

Think what you will about Kadokawa, good or bad, when an industry nears monopolistic levels in the hands of a single company, it tends to not end up well. One might want to believe that Kadokawa will manage this deal well, having this one singular corporation owning the majority of all publishing of light novels, both domestic and foreign translated release, is a worrying development.

Update: Now seeing that Kadokawa has sold out to Tencent, this is even worse than first assumed.