The Other World’s Books Depend on the Bean Counter, Vol 1 cover art features a stunning illustration of Kondou and Aresh
The official The Other World’s Books Depend on the Bean Counter, Volume 1 cover art for the soon-to-be published isekai boys’ love light novel series has just been unveiled by Yen Press and features a beautiful illustration of its two protagonists. (see full cover art below)
An illustration similar to the artwork on the cover of the manga series of the same name, and a cover you are going to love.
Especially if you are a fan of the Yatsuki Wakatsu manga series out in English before it, and so are already in love with Kondou and Aresh — the workaholic accountant from another world, and the grumpy captain from the Third Royal Order who end up in a boys’ love relationship after Kondou almost dies and Aresh has to save him.
When is The Other World’s Books Depend on the Bean Counter light novel series out in English?
The Other World’s Books Depend on the Bean Counter, Volume 1 of the light novel series is due to be published in English on February 20th, 2024, after the already-published manga series, which now has three volumes out in English and a fourth one due next March.
Something that is backwards to Japan, where the The Other World’s Books Depend on the Bean Counter light novel series began publishing in early 2019, before the first volume of a manga adaptation followed in early 2020.
The Other World’s Books Depend on the Bean Counter plot
Just in case you love a good Boys’ Love story, but are not familiar with that between Koundou and Captain Aresh in The Other World’s Books Depend on the Bean Counter, however, here is what you should know about the plot of this popular BL series:
Overworked accountant Seiichirou Kondou is on his way home when he sees the ground open up and a young woman being sucked into it. As he reaches out his hand to grab her, he and the woman are transported to a parallel world where she is the holy maiden who has been summoned to save the kingdom, and he is just a hanger-on.
Not willing to live a useless life, and being used to working till he drops, Kondou volunteers to work in the Royal accounting office, only to discover it is badly run, and the elite seem to be draining the kingdom of all its money often for their own pleasure.
As Kondou attempts to clean up the accounting mess, he finds himself becoming as tired as he did at his job back in his old world, so he follows the advice of a co-worker, but incorrectly, and almost kills himself.
Luckily for Kondou, however, the incredibly rude Captain Aresh Indolark is close by and has soon saved Kondou in a very unconventional manner.
Soon the two find themselves becoming closer, and Kondou begins to wonder is Aresh really as cold-hearted as people believe?
As Boys’ Love books go, The Other World’s Books Depend on the Bean Counter light novel series is superb.
Not only is the premise unusual, the characters have depth and are interesting while often quite funny, and the plot is well-crafted and actually makes sense.
The romance too is warranted and believable, and not gratuitous and shallow like it is in many BL light novels.
And now the bad news…
Unfortunately, we still have a ways to go before The Other World’s Books Depend on the Bean Counter Volume 1 of the light novel series is published (February 20th, 2024 to be exact).
But, if it makes you feel any better, you can pre-order Volume 1 now on various platforms via Yen Press.
If you don’t want to wait, you can also read the first three volumes of The Other World’s Books Depend on the Bean Counter manga series.
Something I recommend you do anyway, as the manga’s artwork by Kazuki Irodori and Kikka Ohashi is stunning, while author Yatsuki Wakatsu has crafted a wonderful story based on her original light novel series.
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