KADOKAWA’s light novel imprint Dengeki Bunko announced on October 25 that it had decided to reprint the first volume of Reki Kawahara‘s (Sword Art Online, Accel World) new series Demon’s Crest due to strong pre-order sales two weeks before its release date of November 10. The all-new series features illustrations by Yukiko Horiguchi, the anime character designers of K-ON!.
Message from Reki Kawahara in the press release:
I’ve heard that reprints of the first volume 1 of “Demon’s Crest” has been decided even before its release. Thank you very much to everyone who pre-ordered and talked about it. This is the first pre-release reprints since my debut work, the first volume of Accel World, and I am very happy about it. I will continue to do my best in writing all of my series, and I appreciate your continued support!
11月10日発売予定の新作『デモンズ・クレスト１ 現実∽侵食』ですが、このたび発売前重版が決定しました！ 記事内の私のコメントでも触れていますが、『アクセル・ワールド』1巻以来のことなのでとても嬉しいです。応援本当にありがとうございます！✨✨✨https://t.co/qdcKzbg5wW
— 川原礫;SAO27巻10月、デモクレ1巻11月発売 (@kunori) October 25, 2022
1st volume cover:
“Onii-chan, this is reality!” When Yuma Ashihara, a 6th grader at Yukibana Elementary School, is playing the VRMMORPG “Actual Magic,” he steps into a “new world” where game and reality have merged. Confused and unable to comprehend what is happening, Yuma is confronted by Sumika Watamaki, the most beautiful girl in his class. However, her appearance has been tragically transformed. It looks ling nothing but a “monster” in the game… “-This is a game, and it’s real.”
Source: KADOKAWA press release