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My internet's been out because of snow so I decided to work on my LN backlog (downloaded several PDFs). I just finished Hakomari and damn what a wild ride. So let's talk about books and stuff /a/.
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>>122247630
next volume when!?
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Can't wait for yahari 10.5.
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Read a little, but I prefer VNs by a huge margin.

Also I don't like reading on a computer screen. When I'm in Japan later this year, I might get some physical LNs too.
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Well aside from Haruhi, years and years ago, this is the only LN I've ever read. I can enjoy them but I still prefer anime and manga, not because I don't like reading; in fact it's because I do like reading. It seems to me that, like any other series in any other form of media, they can have good ideas, characters, story, development and all, or not, that but what trips them up is that they're badly written. You can have one with all the aforementioned good points but it can be wasted because it's supposed to be 'light novels'.

That's what I found with Gekkou; liked it but it would have been better as an actual novel, if you get my meaning. One that can make full use of length, language and all the rest of it and doesn't hamstring itself. It's a problem I don't see in anime or manga, they're free to be as good as their medium can possibly be. Manga can have beautiful art and great dialog mixed and coupled together, supporting eachother, stuff like that; and of course like any other story it can excel in plot and all that good stuff. I just always end up feeling that light novels are just trivialised novels.
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>>122248283
LN translations are a lot more forthcoming than VNs lately though.
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>>122248346
>mfw I have a shit ton of VN backlog
I said that I would start majikoi in february, and I didn't torrent it yet.
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Anyone reading mahouka?
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>>122247630
Why is Maria so perfect?
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>>122248899
Why would anyone read shit?
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>>122249034
LNs are shit by definition.
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>>122249102
How so?
Bottom of the barrel tier of books?
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>>122247969
I heard rumors of a June release date
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>>122249334

I cant wait
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>>122248936
>Abandoning the MC who just wanted to help her and sacrificed everything for her
>Perfect
The ending to volume 6 made me mad as fuck. Almost felt like NTR.
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>>122249102
Nice bait my friend.
Mahouka is a good example of shit, but not all of them are shit.
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>>122249307
Because the people that buy them have zero standards in literature, like its fine to enjoy them but I think we can all agree that when you get into one you know what kind of shit you are getting into, so saying "Why would anyone read shit?" is kinda pointless.
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>>122248331
It's only wasted if the writer is actually capable of doing a real novel. Maybe we will start seeing real novel adaptions of light novels in the future.
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>>122248331
I think LNs are kind of an acquired taste. First time I tried to get into a series I had a hard time making it through even one volume. Later picked up something else I was interested in and marathonned ten of them in pretty quick succession. It's not exactly well written but a good LN can have the feel of literary cotton candy. It's not substantial or sophisticated but it can be fun in its own way.
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Waiting for Eromanga Sensei 4 to be released
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>Two volumes left

I didn't think I would ever see the day.
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>>122247630
I think F Rank is much improvement over Hakomari. MC is a glorious bastard.
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>>122251661
Ah, and currently I'm reading an absolutely amazing series that is unfortunately getting axed.
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>>122248346
Perhaps, but I luckily I don't have to care.
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>>122251988
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>>122252050
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>>122249556
People here have zero standards in lots of things.

Some people have shit like Cross Ange as their AOTS.
Some people here unironically enjoy Date a Live or Infinite Stratos.
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>>122252140
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>>122252214
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>>122247630
>Internet is out
>can't watch anime
Streamfag detected.
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>>122252163
I think that the reality, as sad as it might be, is that they are very young and its the first time they are being exposed to things like that.

Like I remember the first time I watched the megaman cartoon when I was like 8 and thought it was the best shit ever.
Same happened years later when I rediscovered anime.
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>>122252290
I have the anime saved to my hard drive but MAL updater doesn't work without internet so I can't watch any
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>>122252163
>>122252346
Well it's not like you have to hate something because it is of low quality, or like something because it is of high quality. Sometimes things are enjoyable even if they are not particularly good by any real objective measure. Hell, sometimes we actually want something superficial and easy, and don't want to deal with anything particularly heavy at the moment. For those times there are LNs, or shows like the ones you described.
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>>122252275
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>>122252350
Yeah, I understand, Manually updating a few episodes would be a major pain in the ass.
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>>122252507
It's more that it's a pain to keep track, especially since I tend to jump around. Yeah I can go back to using notepad but who has time for that shit?
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So I am reading Mushoku Tensei on baka-tsuki and there was illustrations along with the translations but they suddenly stopped. What gives?
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could you tell me the story?
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>>122250552
It's a shame Owari no Chronicle is so criminally unappreciated. I just hope the finale will bring forth at least a couple of bump-limit reaching Kawakami threads.
And no-one has caught up with js06 on the Horizon translations yet, so there's not much talk about that either.
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>>122252548
Illustrations are from print version, which is not as far along as the web version. The translations are all of the web version I believe, they just put the illustrations in it for funsies.
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>>122252733
A shame, I really wanted to see some stuff
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Does LMS Count?
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>>122252290
>implying my anime backlog isn't the first thing I worked on
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>>122250552
1st-Gear is best Gear.
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>>122252507
You're talking with the wrong guy friendo
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>>122249475
He wasn't being the husbando she wanted him to be.
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>>122251988
My favorites always end up getting haxed or on an infinite hiatus
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>>122251988
Why is it getting axed?
http://kareno.moo.jp/index.php/32
> 特に2巻のほうは、ただ品切れるのみならず、一部ではプレミア価格で販売する業者が出てきている状況。

this sounds like it's selling well?
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>>122251988
Ah it's by the writer of Rocket no Natsu
I'll order both volumes, hopefully it doesn't end on a horrible cliffhanger
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>>122252939
>Not having several weeks of anime downloaded ta once
Do you even harddrive?
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How about you go discuss anime in other threads?
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>>122250552
I found the series to be vary hard to get into. Had to kind of force my way through the first volume, going to read the 2nd one eventually.
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>>122252904
There are Korean LNs but I don't see LMS tagged as one.

Last KLN I ever read was Phantom King, and I regret it.

>>122248899
A lot of fags, but there are threads for the series and these ones tends to be filled with elitism thinking there is something as taste in LNs.
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>>122253535
Do you think this is enough to last me several weeks, or should I go download more?
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>>122253535
>Not watching two shows simultaneously at double speed
Pleb
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>>122252709
Specific LN series threads are usually like that (unless they are Index or Mahouka).
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>>122253592
How about current anime adapted from LNs?

Are there something worth this season?
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>>122248936
>Maria
>perfect
That's what she wants to be.
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>>122253675
>2.54 TB
>of Coalgirls' stuff
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What does /a/ think of DFW?
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>>122253439
His editors wanted him to write it in different way by removing gore/deaths and adding more moe elements.

Currently, it's something like sora no woto + bokurano, I guess that doesn't really fit with Kadokawa's audience.
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Rakuin no Monshou finally updated, for anyone that's still capable of caring.
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>>122249475
Well, she follows the female version of "don't stick your dick in crazy", because Kazuki is fucking insane.
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>>122247630
I'm thinking of reading 異世界魔法は遅れてる. Some people say LN is a lot different than the WN so I'm not sure if start reading the original or the printed version.

>>122253797
What's that
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>>122253706
We don't really get anything good adapted from this medium. Things like jintai and kino no tabi are rather an exception.
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>>122253798
He should just go to Gagaga
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>>122253706
Can you call saekano 'good'?
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>>122253796
2.54 TB in 7,321 files (subtracting the 3,796 icon files I have extracted so my auto-sorting script can try to find them a bit easier when it has to make a new folder) is an average of 347 MB per episode, man. Pretty much everything in there besides the icons is just the episodes organized into series/season folders.

Though I do prefer 720p BD rips when available, but most of that shit is just TV encodes I backlogged hella days back and never bothered to watch. 1080p encodes I tend to avoid unless I'm sure I'm going to watch it right away since I don't like the thought of letting it sit there taking up space for months or years before I get around to it.
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I wish Psycome got an adaptation, it's fucking fun.
And Hyouka was updated today, fuck yeah.
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>>122253942
Sometimes I don't even want an anime of LN stuff. These season there is not much to talk about, but watching Fafnir makes me wonder why did they killed MCs character from the very beginning.

>>122253807
With so few updates it's really hard to establish a fanbase.
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>>122253942
>a world where every woman is a fembot
Yukari has it going.
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>>122247630
Started reading Ark,
Waiting paintfully for MLS
Zhan Long has been updated sometimes 3x each day wich is good.
Shield hero is also good

Finished
zero no stukaima.

backlog:
Mother of learning
1/2 Prince
Re:Monster
Shadow Rouge

I don't know what else is there good to read.
Mainly like the vmmropg / mmo genre,
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>>122249475
Kazuki effectively betrayed everything she stood for without ever explaining why, though. It makes perfect sense, considering everything we know about her.
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>>122253204
>>122253832
He did it for her and she the all of it away.

>>122252604
A god-like entity gives emotionally unstable teenagers the ability to bring to life their wishes in a flawed way using things called boxes. A girl who wants to be a box and a boy who wants nothing to do with boxes keep getting sucked into box incidents. These are their stories.
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Reading Coiling Dragon. Pretty good. Also Douluo Dalu. I really feel like that would be fun if made into an anime.
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>>122254179
>Finished
>zero no tsukaima.

Lies ;_;
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>>122254218
*threw it all away
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>>122254179
Re:Monster is pretty decent. I like how it's basically a journal and not really in LN style although it seems to be headed more that way
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>>122254218
Yeah, he loves her in a yandere-kind of way, he is possessive obsessive as fuck. His 'muh knight' thing made him stab one of his friends only so he could reach her. He is completely broken, and that's why Maria runs away from him.
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>>122254126
Yeah, big titty assassins series sure would sell like cream pies.
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>>122254218
>He did it for her and she threw it all away.
Blame Aya. Maria would gladly jump in his arms if not for her.
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>>122254296
[/spoiler]soon ;_;
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