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Let's have a LN thread, /a/. What are you reading that moment?
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>that
Meant at the moment. Don't know how I fucked up that.
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Just got through Owari no Chronicle. Holy shit, Kawakami is either based as fuck or the greatest turboautist that ever wrote.
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Hikaru ga Chikyuu and Allison/Lillia and Treize,

The former is a pretty good romance, translations are pretty slow though.
The other two are awfully fun considering how simple the writing is, good worldbuilding though.
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Light novels are shit compared to comic books
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>>123054284
I'm guessing it's not fully translated?
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>>123054600
Not fully. Most of it is, though, and it's one of js06's active translation projects, so it's really just a matter of time.
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Zaregoto translations when
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>>123054712
Great. I'll check it out later. I've only been reading Baccano recently.
I must say, it's fun all around. Even though it keeps introducing more and more new characters every volume, it still manages to make most of them consistently entertaining.
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Light Novels are garbage.
Read a fucking manga.
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>>123053592
Now I remember I had to pick this up.

Re-reading Denpateki na Kanojo and Kure-nai for the eleventh time.
Also Konjiki no Word master and other shit I got the raws.

Waiting for Onii-sama in May.

>>123054578
>>123054963
I know right?

Actually reading Tachibana's LN and it's shit compared with the doujinshi.
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>>123054884
I agree, Baccano's pretty great. Pity S2 never since it didn't sell.

There are Kawakami threads every once in a while that tend to be pretty good, although I'd stay away until you're no longer at risk of getting everything spoilered.
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Read a fucking manga
or read a fucking book
Pick up Naruto or Haruki Murakami, don't do this Hunger Games tier shit.
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>>123055581
Murakami is below LN level of writing.
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>>123055734
So is Naruto
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>>123055072
please give me a summary of denpa teki after the 2 ovas. hard to find the translation dear anon
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Finally caught up on Index. Starting Tokyo Ravens now.
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>>123053592
Kaze no stigma volume 2.
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Just finished reading the WaSuYu novel.

rip Gin
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>>123055963
I hope you know it will never end
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I've been reading Shield Hero a lot.

The shit isn't even good after some chapters but I can't stop.
Fucking hell.
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>>123056100
But Anon, have you caught up yet? Shit is finally happening
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>>123056142
Not yet.
Shit's way too fucking long.
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>LN's
What's the point? You already know how it's going to end based on the cover of the first volume.
At least be a manga fag and try to impress /a/ by saying it's art.
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Currently editing Absolute Duo for work.
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>>123056163
Believe it or not, anon, there are LNs that don't consist of harem antics or fantasy-land rebirth stories.

>>123056176
Fuck it, I'll ask. What exactly do you do for a living?
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>>123053592
Gakusen Toshi Asterisk.

I'm surprised at how chill Julis is. I was prepared to dislike her since she was a fiery redheaded fire-using princess, and since she and the MC were introduced via the usual "accidental walk-in and peep" vehicle. But after that first-volume burst of violence, she's mellowed down a lot and since been consistently bro-tier.
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>>123056163
Don't judge a book by its cover ?
In all seriousness though i rather read the Ln first than the manga adaption, sometimes the manga leaves things out
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>>123056163
>At least be a manga fag and try to impress /a/ by saying it's art.
but 90% manga art is bad
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>>123056221
Just part time at small publisher.
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>>123056163
>Manga
What's the point. You already know how it's going to end based on the cover of the first volume.
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>>123056279
Huh. Wow, a lot of this has been translated, I'll check it out.

Anything I should know before I get started?
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>>123056082
Believe me, I know. Still, it's not like I can't enjoy what HAD been written.
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>>123056443
>Anything I should know before I get started?
Yes. Asterisk is not IS.
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>>123056480
You mean that in a good way, I take it? I don't read IS so the comparison is a bit lost on me.
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>>123056443
Way more politics than a battle academy harem should have.

Also twins and Kirin best girls.
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>>123056860
I read Horizon, so if there's politics I'm sold.
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>>123056543
Yes.
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I'm reading Haruhi Suzumiya, going through the parts that were animated is pretty boring.
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>>123056912
Certainly not that level of politics.
Romance is pretty low on the priority list as well, the setting is beyond generic and overused but the things that you expect to find there aren't really there.
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Campione.
One of the rare cases when a Japanese story dips its hands into more mythologies than just Greek, Norse and Shinto, as a faggot who loves this shit it's heaven.

Also one top tier harem, aside from Yuri who doesn't get better until vol10 or something.
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>>123057539
I honestly cant read anything from that author. I hate how he writes and i can never get past a couple chapters
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>>123057717
Ah well, I can't stomach Takaya Kagami's writing style even though a lot of people seem to like him.
That's just how it is, no explaining that shit I guess.
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Rip Yatori
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>>123058729
Fried chicken is kill?

What the fuck author
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>Literally the first line from the novel
>After finishing his daily run, Ikki Kurogane returned to his student dormitory room and found a beautiful half-naked girl inside.

Light novels truly are an amazing medium
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>>123057050
The banter is pretty decent, three chapters in. That in of itself is enough for me to keep reading for a while.
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>>123058954
But isn't that a common trope in any of the 3 mediums?
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>>123058729
is this that Ln with the strategist ?
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Reading Overlord and Spirit Migration right now, and might read Slime Tensei Monogatari, or Yuusha Party no Kawaii ko ga ita no de, Kokuhaku Shite Mita after i catch up with Spirit Migration, hope they're good.
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>>123053592
I was rereading the moment when LNs were saved. Pic is obviously related.
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>>123058729
>>123058830
>>123059249
Incoming axe and cancellation.
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>>123053592
Rate my powerlevel:

The New Gate
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o
Konjiki no Wordmaster
Tsuyokute: New Saga
Madan no Ou to Vanadis
Risou no Himo Seikatsu
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>>123059525
>Yuusha Party no Kawaii ko ga ita no de
I'd suggest holding off on that one until translations come alive again. I like it but it looks dead translation wise.

I was reading the Dragon Reincarnation one and the Magic Butler one. Saw Butler one is getting a LN but it's a completely different story apparently, basically turning the story into a magical Hayate for real with a school setting.
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>>123053592
Book girl, book 2.
So far, so fucking good.

Looking for something else to read with the Baka tsuki app
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>>123053592
I just finished catching up with Hakomari. First LN I've ever read. Volume 7 when?
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Reading:
Knights & Magic
Overlord
Altina the Sword Princess
Monster Tamer
Yahari Ore no Seishun
Yuusha Party
Log Horizon
No Game No Life

Dropped:
Tate no Yuusha
Tokyo Ravens
Gun Ota
Souen no Historia
Slime Tensei
Sword Art Online
Jashin Tensei
Sendai Yuusha wa Inkyou Shitai
Re:Monster

Though of what I'm reading, everything is either caught up with the most recent novel or has rare irregular updates/dead translations so the only one you could say I'm really "reading" is Overlord. Altina Translations next month, though. Also looking for recommendations. Is there anything out there that has a strong/intelligent MC who isn't overpowered, doesn't have everything nice dropped into his/her lap, and actually faces challenges?
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>You will never have sex with your alternate world self
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>>123060398
try reading Gifting, same place where overworld is
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>>123060398
>Slime Tensei
I wish the person who was translating the other Slime series hadn't died. His last post was 2 months ago saying he caught a cold.
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>>123060398
>Monster Tamer
Really looking forward for the next update by the author.
Mostly because he takes his time progressing the story so badly shit's been going down for the past like 10 chapters, and 1 of them was literally a rehash of the previous chapter from a different perspective.

I just want to see Lily's childhood friend get killed in front of the hero bitch. Or hero bitch can die too since she's too OP.
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>>123060398
Mismarca dead translations gatari
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>>123060791
That was just dropped though. And I'm past my limit with MMO stories. Thanks for the suggestion, though.
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>>123060894
Is there any LN out there whose mc got shat harder than him?
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>>123060894
Oh, I enjoyed the manga, I didn't know the novel was being translat-

>last update: 267d ago

Dead translations indeed.
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>>123060967
There's the one with the devil kid. His entire life is pretty much fucking suffering. I don't know if it's actually getting translated though.
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>>123053592
Help /a/. I've read so much shit that i'm turning to inferior corean and chink LNs/web LNs because there might be nothing left. What do i read?
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>>123061100
If you're really desperate you can start going down the list here.

https://bato.to/forums/topic/22141-where-can-i-find-recommendations/
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>>123060781
>You will never be as good of a villain as Sayama
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>>123061179
I've picked up most of the interesting ones on that list. Grimgal, Gifting, HP1 and Riso no himo are my favorites
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>>123061016
I don't know that one. Please elaborate.
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>>123061399
I saw the thread about it on AS. Basically kid got born with a sign of the demon lord which led to his entire village including his parents treating him like shit. Not feeding him, abusing him, etc. The only person that treated him well was his sister, but she was born with angel element or some shit so she got taken by the church and brainwashed to hate her brother and want to kill him along with the hero guy.

It seemed pretty boring because it just kept heaping suffering on the poor kid without ever giving him any kind of turn around.
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>>123061100
Speaking of corean shit, i've been reading ark after catching up to LMS. There's someone here who said ark was better written but how can it be when the girls are so boring?

For anyone out there who follows chink/corean shit, which work has the best girls?
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>>123061179
Why are only the LNs that fall under those categories listed?
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>>123061333
>>123061627
Check the second post.
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>>123053592
Anyone read elysion? Does it get any better? I tried the first chapter but it was really hard to read. I can stand the poor excuse of exposition and obvious mc wanking in ark/lms but it was that bad.
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>>123060373
Soon. The author recently submitted the completed manuscript to his editor.
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>>123053592
Just caught up to eromanga sensei. Damn, what an improvement it was from oreimo
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>>123061974
How? It's terrible, I mean OreImo was bad too but Eromanga is way worse.
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>>123062032
What do you mean terrible?
>confessions actually happen
>everyone works hard
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>>123060373
Soon. The author tweeted on March 15 that it's 95% done.
Also, he's going to be releasing a Hakomari-themed music album on April 26.
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>>123061974
It only has better pacing so far. That said, I do agree that the first two volumes of EMS are better than the first two volumes of Oreimo.

>>123062177
Pretty sure volume 2 of Oreimo already had confessions.
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>>123053592
Finished v1 recently. MC's ability is pretty interesting and makes for an immersing read. Reminds me of satonara piano sonata where it will never get an anime even if it were popular because of copyrights.
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>>123053592
I've already read Sayonara Piano Sonata twice, but it's been a while so I'll probably read it again. I wish the translator would just fucking finish the encore pieces already.
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>>123062239
Yeah but confessions happen for every character in this one which is really satisfying instead of beating around the bush for several volumes like most LNs.
>1 - mc
>2 - muramasa
>3 - elf
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>Horizon, OnC and the City Series are on hold in favour of Index NT
I know js06 does what he want and I'm damn grateful he's translating Kawakami works, but man, I'm counting the days until the Index translation is done.
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>>123062366
Also, mc's head is straight and doesn't waste time with other girls like kuroneko. It's frustrating when an mc acts indecisively, leading girls on, hurts those around him and himself. A man knows what he wants and pursues his goal unlike that pussy kyousuke.
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>>123061545
This sounds interesting. But I don't want to jump into this unless the guy gets some relief for all his suffering.
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>>123061545
>>123062677
Not to mention if it's predictable as fuck with its developments. It needs one or two elements that make if refreshing somehow.
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>>123062366
I guess it's refreshing to see something like that. I'm not too much of a fan of it and I actually loved the way Oreimo handled it. Well, it was more like how it "dealt". The harem build up really shouldn't have happened.

>>123062647
Kyousuke is a special case. I mean, he wants to fuck his blood related sister. That's his goal. Also, the man didn't intend to lead the girls on.
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>>123062599
Times like this make me glad to be both a Kawakamifag and a Kamachifag.

I can't wait for more OnC translations, though. We're so damn close to the ending.
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>>123062776
>"dealt" with it.
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>>123062647
I still take issue with the fact that he was 12 years old when he fell in love with his new 9 year old little sister. The ages just seem too young to me to be believable. Not to mention the fact that he stayed in love with her for the next three years despite pretty much zero contact.
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>>123062857
What? Iirc, they only met 1 year prior to the start of the story when they both became siblings and she started her hikki life, not knowing they've been working with each other 2 years even prior to that.
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>>123062857
Don't take romance in web novels, or lns in general, too seriously.
A 4 year-old could be told that they're cute with no further interaction, and show up 12 years later after having decided to randomly devote their life to the person who literally only told them that they were cute.

Finding a novel with a good balance somewhere in-between easy-win heroines and forced romance is hard.
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