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ITT good Novels overshadowed by generic highschool rom coms.
I'll start not really that good but,
????????????????????????????
Konjiki no Word Master ~Yuusha Yonnin ni Makikomareta Unique Cheat~

MC and four of his classmates was summoned in another world, MC didn't want any part of it and left leaving for his own journey. Builds his own harem of lolis.
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>>112187725
>MC and four of his classmates was summoned in another world, MC didn't want any part of it and left leaving for his own journey. Builds his own harem of lolis.
Sounds as generic as those highschool romcoms you dislike so much.
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Has anyone read Guin Saga? Is it worth the ride?
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>>112188111
How much of that is even translated (if at all)
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>>112188111
It was worth a ride, iirc the author died.
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>>112187725
This one:
?????????????

It's funny how a bunch of heroes whining on a message board can grow on you.

And as usual, Rakuin no Monsho and Mismarca are good but no one's touching them.
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>>112188357
Ah Hero BBS, /ak/ was translating the manga version. The art was not that good in the manga, but man the LN cover looks so awesome.

Speaking of which, is Toaru Ossan no Vrmmo a LN too? /ak/ seemed to tl the 2 chapters and I kinda want to read more of it.
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>>112188740
>Ah Hero BBS, /ak/ was translating the manga version.

Has the manga version been released? Because the art looks fairly decent and getting quick preview through the manga would be nice.
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>>112188971
Never mind. I'm an idiot.
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>>112188971
The LN art is leagues better compared to manga art. Theres about 7 chapters released by /ak/ scans
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I've been reading Clockwork Planet. Ryuzu is waifu tier.
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>>112188143
I think only the first 5 were,
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>>112189141
I just finished the first volume last week. Yeah, RyuZu's WAY better than I expected.
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Oh I got another one.
http://ncode.syosetu.com/n7677bt/

Certain boy in a aristocratic family has remembered his past life.
However it wasn't only one life, but also another.
Having three memories the boy wanted to change the fantasy world, an outlandish lone hero appears!

Not that good in translating the synopsis but it's something like that.
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What is that shitty one with the 30 year old neet being reborn in a new world as a badass that /a/ has been gushing over recently
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>>112189493
Mushoki Tensei, and thanks for reminding me. Chapter 8 of vol 13 is out.
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I'm really fond of Bungaku Shoujo and Shinigami no Ballad. Too bad they've been over since forever, but I really like these kind of melancholic, individual stories.
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>>112187725
Recent light novel news:

Shueisha (Shonen Jump) is entering the light novel market.

????×??????????????????????
?????×??????? kure-nai?
???×???????????????
???×BUNBUN????????????
???×??????????????????
????×????????5?
???×????
???×????
?????×????
?????×?
????×?
???×???
????×???
????×?????
????×????

That's a very impressive collection of authors and illustrators(many are former SJump mangaka).

http://dash.shueisha.co.jp/dx/
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Just finished reading Samayou Shinki no Duelist. With only two volumes out currently, it's a pretty good read. Also, translations, while not the best, is still miles better than a lot of the other shit that passes for a translation.
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>>112189860
Looks promising.
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MC is summoner & buffs type.
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>>112187875
Nah. That's more edgy

But seriously, the MC's an outright dick there. At least the other edgemaster MCs have reasonable reasons for going to the dark side.
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I've been really enjoying Arifureta. It's like I'm reading Little Enzo turn into Matrix. Just finished the 3rd part too.
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Anyone have read that gun-ota webnovel?
I forgot the syosetsu link of it.

But it goes like this:
>MC reincarnated to another world hijinks with his memory intact.
>MC has little magic, and since magic is connected to the body, if you spend too much you'd die.
>was dumped in an orphanage
>MC still practiced magic either way to process available materials
>introduced Reversi in their orphanage some merchant caught wind to it and bought the rights from him, he sold it to get money. And so he used the said money to make S&W revolver
>A wolf girl in their orphanage with high magic power promised to marry him when they get older
>MC went adventuring at the age of 10, got swindled and became a slave. Smuggled to demon continent
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>>112188357
Why is Freeter best hero?
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>>112189860
????(Bento)×?????
???(Campione!)×BUNBUN
?????(Kure-nai, Denpateki na Kanojyo) × ????? (These 2 always work together)
???(Scrapped Princess, Chaika, way too many) × ????(Luminous Arc)
???(Papa no iu koto o kiki nasai!, Mayoi Neko Overrun! × ?????(ToLoveRu)
????(Tatakau Shisho) × ??
???(GJ Club) × ???? (??????, The Princess and the Pilot)
??? (most Navel games' scenerio writers eg. Shuffle) × ????
?????(The Ambition of Nobuna Oda) × ????(Mahou Sensho (this is bad?)
?????(Asobi ni Ikuyo!) × ?
????(??????) × ?
???(Heaven's Memo Pad, Sayonara Piano Sonata, and many others....that he did not finish) × ??? (Mushi-Uta, Oreshura, Unbreakable Machine-Doll)
????(Goshushosama Ninomiyakun, Oniai) × ??? (Sunday Without God)
???? (Maburaho, Kampfur) × ?????
????(Bungaku Shoujo, ???????????……) × ???? (Ichigo 100%)
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>>112189991
What's it about?
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>>112189493
It's not shitty at all though
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>>112190942
He's a pretty cool guy.
I like sage of the forest(lol) more though.
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>>112189860
BASED YABUKI
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I might just read ?????? for the author (???) and the artist (Miyama Zero).
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>>112190963
School area teleported into fantasy world. Monsters attack and rape girls.
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>>112191322
Was that the one about orcs? And at the time they were summoned MC was actually digging holes to kill the bullies or something?
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>>112189141
Oh hey, another LN that has a cover that consists of a girl, tons of moonrunes and blank background. A sign of quality LN
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>>112191440
why do so many light novels look the fucking same
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>>112191260
>Belts on knees restricting mobility
>2 pairs of swords all the same length
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Nobody else enjoyed Gekkou? I really did and I wish I could read more from the same author
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>>112191260
Prepare for gore, lots of gore
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>>112191440
That's about 80% of all LNs ever. Even the decent ones usually has at least one girl on the cover.
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>>112191440
I don't see the problem with that.
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>>112191591
I did. That was my first LN, it doesn't impressed me much at first. But after I've read and watch more of anime and LN, it was good, really good.
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>>112187875
I've only read the web version, but the 4 other heroes are fairly irrelevant. The author has their PoV around for a while but ultimately they become fairly worthless to the plot until much later, and still not even that much then.
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Has anybody read this one? I was wondering if they could just give me a brief summary on it so I know if it's worth struggling through on google trans or not.

The machine translated synopsis wasn't very clear on whether the guy was the Demon Lord/Summoner or whether it was the girl on the cover.
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>>112191440
>>112191456
Please stop bitching about clock waifu
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What was the one where the MC was summoned into another world as the Demon Lord again?
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Maria vol.7 when?
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>>112192416
>(picture)
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>>112192457
Maou
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>>112192480
That's not very descriptive. And if you meant the McDonalds one, I was actually talking about the one where an ordinary dude was summoned into another world. Except for instead of being told that he's a hero, he's actually a demon lord. It was also a webnovel I heard some anon talking about in one of these threads a month or so back.

And in case "Maou" is actually the name of the novel, could you provide a link?
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Magudala de Nemure.

On another note, has anybody read Utsuro no Hako to Zero no Maria? How is it?
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>>112192592
I was being vague since your description was also vague. But searching Maou does get the series you are looking for in the first link
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>>112192642
It's pretty good, the 2nd volume Is a drag though
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>>112192686
Searching on where? Google and archives only give Hataraku Maou-sama! and
Maoyuu Maou Yuusha, neither of which are what I described.
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>>112192686
Speaking of maou, do you perhaps know about a webnovel about the hero and demon lord getting TKO'd and got reincarnated? The hero was reincarnated into a slime, while the demon lord reincarnated into a merchant's daughter or little girl. When they met they realized who they really were and demon lord took slime with her and comedy ensues with her teasing the hero or something.
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>>112192476
That's manga cover right?
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>>112192826
Oh my bad, misread your post
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>>112192826
Ichiban ushiro daimaou?
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>>112192826
Are you talking about Kyou Kara Maou?
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>>112192879
yeah but the gear design is cute.
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Still waiting for Kamachi's take on a possibly OP MC on Mitou Shoukan://Blood Sign.
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>>112192592

Sounds like World Customize Creator to me.
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>>112192986
>>112193014

No, all I can remember was a thread some time back ago about a webnovel where a guy from Earth was summoned into a medieval fantasy world and told that he was the demon lord.

That was all I could remember, sorry.

In Ichiban, the guy stays in his own world. Kyou Kara Maou didn't start as a webnovel.
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>>112193181

I don't think it ever had its title translated into english. I think the anon that posted it only gave its title in pure moon or katakana
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>>112193706
Damn, now I'm really curious.

>>112192852
And this one to.
Though I remember saving a link to one where the person was reincarnated from a slime.
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>>112193173
Characters look suuuper interesting.
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>>112191427
Yes.
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>>112193823
Oh cool, Tokyo Ravens S2
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>>112193823
Why the fuck is the girl on the far left in a swimsuit?
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>>112193970
Well, if you think of it, onmyouji, particularly the part where they use shikigami, is a summoning magic in itself.

That leaves two more "schools" of summoning magic.

What kind of summoning magic China is famous for? Making jumping ghosts?
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>>112193823
I'm trying to translate the profiles, but fuck those blurred out characters.
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>>112194036
Taoism
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>>112194036
Maybe necromancy?
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I still love Hakomari, though it seems to have fallen a bit out of favor lately.
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>>112194104
I can translate the 2nd right girl
>Tsuchimikado Natsume
>She is heir to the Tsuchimikado family and is assumed to be the reincarnation of Yakou Tsuchimikado. She is a prodigal onmyouji attending school in Tokyo.
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>>112194435
That's one of the best LN out there in my opinion, almost takes this medium to another level. The fact that it doesn't treat the reader like a person with cognitive disorder like a lot of LNs do helps a lot too I guess.

Anime adaptation by KyoAni when
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>>112195358
I already told Shaft they could do it, go home
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>>112195514
I would argue you that KyoAni already has experience with time loops and stuff, but I think we both know it's pointless because we are not talking about a typical magical girlfriend/incest LN, so adaptation never.
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Translations for the pictures on >>112193823 as follows:

????
Kyousuke Shiroyama
????????????????????????????????????????902?????????????????????????????
The story's main character. He is a Summoner, affiliated to of one of the Great Three Summoner Powers called "Freedom". He is given Award #902 for his remarkable talent, but he constantly suffers from his uncontrollable urge to assist those who ask for help.
?????????????
Lu Niang-Lan (Ryu Nian Lan)
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
A Summoner who belongs to one of the Great Three Summoner Powers, "Illegal". She known by those who fear her as "Soushin Anki" (lit., "weapon concealed in a slim figure"), who can slaughter even experienced Summoners by using weapons hidden in her flesh.
???????????
Renge (older) and Higan (younger) Myounokawa
?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
A pair consisting of a Summoner older sister and a Yorishiro (spirit medium) younger sister. They are currently on the run after failing their duties. Higan is separated from Renge and got lost, so she asked help from Kyousuke.

Incomplete translation:
??
Aika or Ayaka (not sure about reading due to many possible interpretations)
A Summoner who belongs to one of the Three Powers, "Government". She is a shut in who seems to call (not sure) Kyousuke "Onii-chan". Has a pet white liger.
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>>112189860
Holy shit, is the author finally gonna start working on the kure-nai novels again?
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Seeing all these un-translated LNs make me want to learn moon. Is the writing itself pretty trivial? Most of these LNs look like they were probably written by people who got bullied out of high school. Can anyone who reads these in moon confirm/deny?
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>>112196501
I don't know moon, but some guy said that the difference between light novels and "real" novels was the amount and complexity of kanji, so I guess they should be easier to read. But as I said, I can't confirm it myself.
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MC is Legendary Trap.
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>>112192476
Okay, you piqued my interest.

Is the manga/LN translated or am I looking to dictionary time in moonland?
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>>112197548
Novel first volume is translated at
Heretic Translation
Currently translated manga (which is up-to-date I believe) covers about 70-80% of Novel volume 1
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>>112198278
How's the translation? Does it read good and is it straight from the Japanese?

Or is it a J>C>E mess?
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>>112198308
The manga should be J>E. As for the Light Novel, not sure but I think it's good enough save for a FEW grammatical error (at most a missing space between words). English isn't my first language though so take my opinion with a grain of salt.
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>>112198462
>at most a missing space between words
Uhh, that's pretty heavy.

I'm also not a native speaker myself, but I still can't get into it if it reads bad. I'll look up the Japanese novels if I like the manga I guess.
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I'm loving Owari no Chronicle thus far.

"The world was once at war with 10 alternate worlds. This was known as the Concept War and our world won 60 years ago. All of this was concealed so no normal people are aware of this fact in the current time.
After the death of his grandfather, the high school student Sayama Mikoto is suddenly summoned by the giant corporation IAI. He learns this world is headed for destruction due to the acceleration of the Minus Concepts. To prevent this, negotiations must be undertaken with the survivors of the other parallel worlds so their 10 concepts can be released.
And so Sayama is caught up in the final battle to clean up after the Concept War which left behind so much enmity."

Js06 is translating it on BT.
I think I might love Horizon even more though.
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Find a way to destroy this mountain sized mecha with 5kg of C4
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>>112198611
Nah it's not much really, like only 6 instances for the full volume, and other than that, the translation's pretty good. Really, it's just a few editing misses and doesn't really affect the readability of the script.
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>>112198646
I've been meaning to read this for a while, but I never get the time.
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In other LN related news, Chaika Vol X confirmed for September and final volume XI confirmed for December, for a simultaneous end wth the anime (thank you based bones and kadokawa)

Vol XII + OVA however, are still listed for March 2015.
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>>112198646
That novel felt like it had a lot of potential to me, but in the end nothing interesting ever developed. I'm kinda mad about it actually. It's not too bad, but I guess I expected more.
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>>112199093
Huh, you just described my experience with Index. No wonder I guess.
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>>112198732
>final volume XI
>Vol XII still listed for March 2015.

erm wat
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>Arifureta
>MC picks a girl
>stays loyal to her
>still gets a harem.
>tells that harem in no uncertain terms that he loves only one girl and will love only girl
>harem still sticks around.
>they even sneak him on him fucking the girl he loves.

I don't even know what to say about this.
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>>112191440
I blame the publishers.
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>>112187725
Read up to chapter 205
Started out interesting, but once he got to Makai and the author decided to time skip to push forward the war arc I lost interest

One Word spells having a one minute limit and Two Word spells having a cast time and severe consequences if disrupted was reasonably 'balanced' for a cheat ability.
Post time-skip he starts throwing out Two Word spells like it's nothing and use ridiculous Four Word spells like Tenka Musou.
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>>112191591
Read it three times. The character interactions are gold.
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>>112201374
>>112191591
She killed both her parents.
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>>112192642
Hakomari is basically "The Book of Twists and Assholes". And it's great.
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>>112201125
Post yfw Kazuki loses the Mariab owl.
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>>112195728
Kyoani would be a bad choice. It's just not something the studio is suited for no matter how you look at it.
Shaft is basically perfect for Hakomari as long as they don't job it like they did Mekaku.
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>>112201460
He's buttfuck crazy, he never had a chance.
Not like anyone will win Maria anyway.
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>>112201512
Kyoani wouldn't be able to show the Kaichou stabbing everyone and Kazuki becoming full yandere and fucking with everone box.
And before an adaptation, we should be talking about Vol. 7
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>>112201566
F-fuck you ;_;
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>>112201414
I actually believe she killed her mother who killed her father as revenge
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>>112201600
Just embrace the suffering. No way is this series going to have a good end.
>>112201579
Been checking his twitter and this is what he posted 20 hours ago:
>????????????????????????????????????????……??????????????????????
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>>112201693
Kazuki just wants his waifu back man. The title is Empty Box (Kazuki) and Zeroth Maria
They will end up together.
And I don't know nip, but even if it actually gets released, EEE will only translate it after 3-6 months.
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>>112201758
>And I don't know nip
Use google translator at least before giving up
>The white work than musical activities? Public also would be summer vacation! It is waiting for reply in the first place and at work! ...... Eh? Last volume of Maria? Wait a while it!
>EEE will only translate it after 3-6 month
He translated Vol 6 in under a month. Have faith.
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Did any of you read Anemoi novels? Can you comment on then?
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We ded yet?
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>>112204216
Not quite. I hope.
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Reading these two: clock waifu and pilot waifu

>>112189141 >>112198646
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Did the author forget about this?
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>>112200951
Oh he's also unconsciously opening up to Kaori. So I guess the harem route will start soon.
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Wish the translations weren't so slow.
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Any good romance orientated LNs?
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>>112201985
It's great Shumon goodness.
I like it a lot but it's not like it's translated so most people here probably don't know it.
If you like Shumon you'll like it
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>>112191591
I loved it. The character interactions reminded me a lot of Zaregoto.
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Mokushiroku Alice v.3 c.4 is out
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>>112199148
But Index is developped. There's a shitload of world building and events. Just forget about character interactions, it's not Kamachi's thing.
Heavy Object has no developpment and I was disappointed after reading the first volume (that fucking cliffhanger...). But it gets better when you realize it's just a pretext to have the two main characters blowing up shit and having buddy-movie antics. Embrace the stupidity and Heavy Object will be a lot of fun!
On the other hand 'm trudging through Zashiki Warashi and I'm considering dropping it. It's convoluted, edgier than a fucking Accelerator novel, and it feels like a waste of the youkai setting.
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Anyone read heavy object?

I saw it in a /m/ thread and was interested.
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>>112187725

But I like generic highschool rom coms.
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>>112205573
Read the thread.
It's not that /m/ though, it's more like an action movie in light novel form. The Objects are boss fights but the main focus is on the footsoldiers.
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>>112187725
Oh please, the whole "summoned in another world" stitch is the new generic, there is hundred of these shit with the exact same setup in narou
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>>112206070

But stuff I like aren't generic at all!
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>>112206070
New generic or not, those exact same setup you said is not translated and yet we'd still have more of those romcom centered series getting attention. At least broaden the variety of genres.
Series getting full TL like dragon loli and blade dance is a mystery to me.
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>>112201460
>tfw Mogi loses the Kazukib owl
>tfw Mogi sinks deeper and deeper into irrelevance
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>>112206508

Such is life. Translators always go for those series.

Time to learn enough moonrunes to not rely 100% on godawful translators.
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>>112207347
Mogi lost the moment Kazuki sentenced her to death.
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>>112204766
The maid looks like a dude in a drag.
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>>112206508
Well it doesn't help that fantasy series tend to have a shit ton of made up terms that are hard to translate.

That said, Yahari's still pretty good in the sea of crap romcoms.
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>>112209665
There are a lot of references on fantasy series that I know though, well Madan no Ou aside. Pretty much some of the Webnovels that I have skimmed through have fantasy setting, and titles, names or items are named from X country's myth.
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>>112209569
Because it is a dude in drag.
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>>112209569
You say that like it's a bad thing.
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Okay never mind I found Gun-otaku webnovel.
http://ncode.syosetu.com/n2872bw/
Seems like they're at 189 chapters now.
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>>112209953
>189 chapters
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>>112209898
No, I think it's better than the usual "girl with a dick" trap.
>>112204766
Is that series decent? I downloaded raws after the anime announcement, but never got to read them..
>>112209953
Doesn't ??? mean "army otaku"?
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I wish that Hikaru novel series was completely translated.
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>>112210057
I'm calling it based to the MC's hobby cause I forgot the title, I only remembered how he is much of a gun otaku.
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>>112210187

Don't remind me.
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>>112210007

Could be worse.
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>>112210057
>Is that series decent?
Yah. Every volume is suffering.
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>>112191912
iktf
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Don't just post a picture and a title you daft punks.

We know as much as anyone that you can't judge a cartoon novel by it's cover.

Give a short argument for why you thought the book was good, god damn it.
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>>112213459
Utsuro no Hako to Zero no Maria (Hakomari for short).
Has an interesting concept and twists upon twists. Main girl is best girl and the MC has a lot more to him than you may think at first. Kind of a trainwreck.
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>>112214674
>Main girl is best girl
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>>112214674
I remembered this being one of the first LNs that I've read. Stopped though because after volume 4, I finally realized there is not gonna be a happy ending.
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>>112214836
>I finally realized there is not gonna be a happy ending.
Why the fuck should that ever stop you?
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>>112214674
Maria is annoying. Yuuri is where it's at, she even gave me a fetish all by herself.
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Everyone is a tsundere: The novel
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>>112204766
Why are the girls looking like they came out of Nourin?
Is the guy who did character design the same?
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>>112187725
>good Novels
>LNs
>good
>ever
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>>112213459
Sword Art Offline (SAO for short).
Has an interesting concept and twists upon twists. A dark and edgy dual-wielder goes on a quest to save the world and his waifu.
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>>112215294
>Why are the girls looking like they came out of Nourin?
>Is the guy who did character design the same?
What do you think?
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>>112215334

kek
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Being Ikki is suffering.
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>>112215294
The artist is Ticket, no clue who did Nourin.
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>>112215264
Only those 2 are
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>>112213459
With LNs, all you need is the cover and the title to decide if it will be good.
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>>112214674
>trainwreck
What the fuck is your definition of trainwreck?
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>>112215334
What series is that anyway? I keep seeing it but no mention of the title at all.
Unless it really is SAO.
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>>112215563

Sadly, the longer the title, the more likely it'll get an anime adaption.
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>>112215556
Actually, I don't think Gunjou is even one nowadays, she seems full dere now
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Why do you guys always post garbage like >>112204766 in these threads
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>>112215589
I guess he meant emotional. The 2nd volume sucked, and Daiya taints any part of the books he's in, but it can't really be called a trainwreck plotwise.
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>>112215479
Waiting for translation is more suffering.
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>>112215921
The only good thing about Daiya is how he gets rekted. And I guess thanks to him we got crazy Kazuki.
By the way if you like HakoMari, you should read Kamisu Reina. It's pretty good if you don't mind depressing stuff.
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>>112215980
Well, chapter 4 gets updates every day.
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Is there any translated yuri LNs?
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My book arrived! Based Kino.
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>>112217589
Congrats. You could have bought an instantly delivered digital version for 3€.
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>>112193706

>>112192457 here. I finally found the novel.
?????????????????????????????????????????

Otherwise known as, I shit you not:
"I was reincarnated as an evil god and my subordinate demon army is on the verge of collapsing... What should I do?"

The ratings on Amazon.jp don't seem that good though.
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>>112217756
>digital version
are you dumb
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>>112217961
Fuck. I meant to reply to >>112193820
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>>112217962
You wanted the damn booklet?
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>>112218065
I do yes, since I'm getting the volume 3 and 4 limited one too, also book 6. Also I have nothing against digital version, but I also happen to enjoy the physical touch of papers more.
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>>112217756
>Digital
I get your point, but you can clearly tell that other anon is buying for collection and not for reading. Physical book also comes out a month faster for GA bunko stuff, and it's not really that much more expensive.
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Kamisu Reina good?
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>>112217961
Is that Hoozuki?
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>>112218782
How are able to read books if you can't read a fucking thread?
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>>112219684
>read books
Light Novels dude, Light Novels.
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How do you read them, .pdf? Is there a recommended reader for that?

I vaguely remember reading the Haruhi LN about 5 years ago, haven't touched anything since and I don't remember what format they were.
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>>112220003
>I don't like their content so they aren't real books
Yes, please keep doing this.
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>>112220758
>They are made of paper so they are real books
Yes, please keep doing this.
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>>112220890
What in particular disqualifies them from being books? If your answer is in the form of "they're all shit" or "they're for middle schoolers" don't bother. There's nothing in definition of a book that requires a certain level of quality or maturity.
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>>112221029
>>112220758

You're being baited my friend
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>Most protags have brown hair/brown eyes or spikey hair.

Would it kill them to change it?
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This one is surprisingly less generic than expected. Though it's just way too obvious they're going to end it in a harem ending when the protagonist has a bed that can fit 10 people.
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Every day I check and every day I'm disappointed.
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>>112222047
You could've learned enough Japanese to read it by now.
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>>112222241
It's easier to be lazy and despair. I was always the one to take the path of least resistance.
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>>112221662
It ends at 3 volumes. I felt like the ln was canceled or something. Also not harem ending.
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How many popular light novels aren't harem shit?
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This is pretty fun so far, only one chapter though, it's active at least since the translator last posted 3 days ago. It's in the Teaser section.
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>>112223743
If it's popular, it's usually garbage.
If it's actively translated on BT, it's usually popular.
If /a/ actively talks about it, it's usually popular.
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>>112224060
How would you rate their translation? So I can mentally prepare myself. Was a tactical war fantasy, right?

Also, main girl has some nice tits.
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>>112224120
It would be pretty hard to enjoy things with that mindset.
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>>112224208
Better than most stuff on B-T, pretty dense.
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>>112224251
Not really. You just need to put a tiny bit of effort in finding your stuff.
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>>112224060
Thought that was a busty Shana for a second there.
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>>112224593
She's pretty nice so far.
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>>112224493
>Usually garbage if translations aren't slow or dead
>Usually garbage if it's talked about actively on /a/

This is stupid. You could twist this either way: if you dislike something and it's getting translated, it's baby garbage, but if you like it, it's getting the attention it deserves.

As for discussion on /a/, I don't know about you, but I don't hate everyone else on this board. If a light novel is getting attention here, I often try it out and formulate my own opinions on it. I also do my own looking around, but why would I ever assume it's bad because it's popular enough to be talked about here?
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>>112224974
>This is stupid.
It's just a small extrapolation from "if it's popular, it's probably crap". It's not about liking or disliking. If you like something, then good for you.
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>>112224974
>I don't hate everyone else on this board
Give it time.

He's also right, the more popular things are popular because they're almost always lowest common denominator trash. Almost everything that gets translated are the Narutos of the LN world.
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>>112222241
I've tried several times to learn Japanese and always run out of willpower trying to learn Kanji.

The way Anki will throw piles and piles of shit at you if you miss a single day doesn't help either.
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>>112225986
Formal classes are the only way.
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>>112226911
Thought about that too but found nowhere in my city offering night or weekend lessons. A couple of places offer two-or-three-day courses for tourists but I can't attend.
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>>112226911
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>>112227023
I guess you'll have to wait for your next life and hope you're born somewhere better.

>>112227041
For some people it is. Because muh motivation.
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>>112227070
I actually bought the YKK tanks to act as motivation but it hasn't worked. My mind is shit.
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>>112227120
Get a white dude to call you a bitch repeatedly.
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>>112227246
I think I know the guy you mean, on Youtube right? Entertaining but not actually useful.
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>>112227041
Everyone I know who works professionally with or in Japanese who isn't a native speaker took classes. Everyone I've seen on the internet claim that only morons need classes constantly embarrass themselves with terrible Japanese.
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>>112227592
I've seen the opposite.
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>>112227592
>>112227728
Anecdotal evidence; fuck yeah!
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>>112227592
This happened with my friend too. Last year before he studied at Todai i continue mocking him for not being able to read any hiragana. Now his facebook status is full of Kanjis. Also apparently todai student was smart enough to use English.
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