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>want to read the LNs >the fan translations are fucking

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>want to read the LNs
>the fan translations are fucking abysmal
>official translations never
For what purpose.
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>>124419462
>official translations never
Wasn't Yen Press going to release some?
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>>124419462
http://www.yenpress.com/a-certain-magical-index/
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>>124419533
Wrong quote?
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>>124419462
Are you shittalking js06's translations, anon?
If you are then fuck you.
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>>124419533
Just because he can write in passable English does not, in fact, make his work any good. The fact that simply not sounding like a third world ESL teenager is enough to make you the best fan translator ever just highlights how sad the LN translation scene is.
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>>124419481
They have the first two books out. Some notable errors (as I've mentioned earlier, mistranslating "majin" as "demon god" instead of the proper term "magic god" is going to come back to haunt them once they get to SS2 and NT), but generally solid work.
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「とある日常.36」更新!
http://www.ganganonline.com/comic/indexsan/
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>>124419462
Are you reading the old translations by chance? I also thought it was shit until I found the edited volumes. It gets better as it goes.

There are only a couple good fan LN translators, and Index got one of them.
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>>124419580
Finishing a volume in two weeks after it comes out in japan does make him the best LN fan translator though.
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>>124419623
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At this point I'm just reading for the end. "The end" I'm referring to is the magic/science war and what happens to all of the characters as a whole, of course. I'm also in it to drink delicious tears of deluded shipperfags when Touma ends up with literally no one and forgotten or dead
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>>124419580
>Just because he can write in passable English does not, in fact, make his work any good.
You're right. The fact he couples accurate translation with passable English and speed makes his work good.
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>>124419640
This
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>>124419687
forgotten is the most likely scenario right this second because Ib-Chan won't let him die even if its easier to do so by far.
this becomes especially evident in the othinus arc by the fact that as soon as he was supposed to "permanently" die othinus changed her mind at the last second.
or when will tan saved his dumb ass from committing suicide.
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>>124419687
same here, I am losing interest on this series.
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>>124419755
Could be both, to be honest. I get IB has kept him alive when it would have been better for him to die, but I'm not buying he's immortal because of it, which is what most Touma fanwankers want to believe. After all, he ages and what would IB do once he's too old to move? Move to another host which would mean he would die
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>>124419462
>the fan translations are fucking abysmal
The writing style of lightnovels just suck no matter what language you read them in.
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>>124419462
>Implying YenShit will be better
Fuck off, casual.
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>>124419945
I find the parts about Touma (with the exception of bits of this last arc) to be incredibly dry. It's like when he shows up we automatically know there's going to be bad comedy, a lead up to a fight, he'll win, someone will develop feelings for him, repeat.
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LNs are inherently written like trash so it's not actually the translation's fault
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>>124419462
Except the translation is fine for the most part. Though I think Js06 localizes a bit too much.

Eastern writing style tend to differ from Western writingm In the case of LN that favors character narrative, subtlety, inference from vagueness, simplified but descriptive writing. Not to mention the obvious difference in languages that have no equivalent or the difference in culture.

If you can't enjoy LN writing, then it isn't for you. Stick to mediums that requires less thinking on your part then.
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Official translations are pretty bad too. The NHK light novel has so many spelling and grammar errors in it that I'm surprised it got published.
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LN thread?
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>>124419894
heres something i'm going to point out here, with all the magical shit he knows and deals with on a regular basis now could very well at some point accidently render him immortal.
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Why did no characters die in the WW3 arc?
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>>124419894
Doubt Kamachi's gonna kill Touman, forgotten would be more appropriate so he can finally live in peace in some remote island.
Free of headcrab, Electrical shit, and his fangirls.

Maybe he'd settle down with Himegami but that's just my wishful thinking
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>>124419462
There are translations coming out In a few years
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>>124420438
>index characters dying after appearing one volume
it is literally impossible
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>>124419462
The translation we have now isn't abysmal just step down from your pedestal and read it.
If you enjoy the indexverse enough you'll be fine.
If you don't then don't bother reading it at all.
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>>124420442
>Himegami
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>>124419462
Index LN? Its shit. Tried reading vol 1 till 17. Its shit, can't continue anymore.
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>>124420405
There's no way Touma could become "accidently" immortal. He might know things but he can't cast magic and no one could cast magic on him because of IB. He could read all the books Index has and learn every single thing Othinus knows and he still couldn't do jack shit unless there was something in there about separating him from IB permanently while leaving him alive
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>>124420721
Ehh didn't you sort of like it when you got to volume 15?
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>>124420442
I feel the exact opposite. He called himself a normal high school boy and his dry slice of life scenes might make it seem like it, he's not. Even if it's what he wants, I don't see him having any kind of future.
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>>124420721
>didn't like vol 15
>didn't read vol 19
>didn't read vol 20 through 22
>dind't meet SLUThinus
>"It's shit"
Stop what you are doing and continue reading please.
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>>124420997
>you're not allowed to call something shit when half of the volumes are shit
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>>124420721
>missing the glorious ride which is WW 3
>missing War Hero Touma who is infinite better than regular Touma.
>missing best villain of the series
>missing Carissa's sexy banters
>missing based Pope
>missing Accelerator vs Touma round 2
>missing super Hamazura-y robbing robbers.
>missing Accelerator using magic
>missing Accelerator getting wrecked by no less than 200 millions of meteors.
>missing Misaka BEST
>missing terrorist Misaka and 10777
>missing Accelerator torturing Russian spies
shit, dude, I dropped this shit since NT, but GRS Arc was glorious, if I have to say.
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>>124419604
You're a lying sack of shit. The fans distorted Demon God into Magic God because of autism. Demon God is the correct term. The literal definition of Demon God is a god that has the power and the intent to distort the world. This is not up for debate. Anyone who can read and understand the Japanese language knows this much. It really is sad how many secondaries are entirely corrupted by second-hand information these days.
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>>124421500
>missing the gloriousness that is the othinus arc
anon plz, the gremlin crap is boring but seriously, touma stops being a complete faggot finally in NT 9.
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>>124421500
You're no better
>missing Drunk Touma
>missing Touma running around Biribiri's school
>missing Othinus banter
>missing Omega World
>missing two Thor fistfights
>missing Will the Best Misaka
>missing Touma being beaten to paste
>missing Birdway
>missing Misaki arc
>missing this
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>>124421883
Touma swings from shitty plot armor protag to competent male lead very often tho. And I rarely like anything involving omnipotence.

>>124421903
>missing Drunk Touma
I've read that part and the parody at least, I don't drop something without giving it a try.
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it took 22 +8 volumes to make Touma not a massive faggot and whats worse his all PTSD and have a stockholm syndrome for the person wo tortured him and likewise.
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>>124421500
>>124421883
>>124421903
>>124422135
Drunk Touma > War Hero > pre-amnesia Touma > NT Touma >>>>>>>>>>>>>> post-amnesia Touma.
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>>124422379
>ptsd touma > all of that shit
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>>124422379
PTSD Touma is best Touma.
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>people not liking NT
>the only volumes where touma actually gets character development
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>>124422605
>>124422632
>Taking pleasure in watching poor Touman suffers
You should be ashamed
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At the same time as the queen spoke those words, an explosive noise resounded
throughout the area. Carissa realized that it was the sound of a tremendous number of
people’s footsteps, and servants, gardeners, and others who had no real knowledge of
magic rushed in making up a sizable threat.
People from across the United Kingdom were gathering beneath the Union Jack to
protect their country.

>this will never be animated
>this will never be animated while this plays in the background

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tJYN-eG1zk
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>>124422671
>not liking selfish 100000000 year old kung fu master Touman
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>>124423024
>100000000 year old kung fu master Touman
It was a joke
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>>124420624
What is NT4?
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>in the crossover Touma is forced to become the leader of a bunch of fucktards
>gets no respect at all
>gets somehow tossed by Index to stop two divine beings from fighting
>his suggestion of actually talking things out instead of fighting is shot down

I can only wish for Touma to finally die so that his suffering will end.
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>>124423551
>kagun
>alive
he was dead anon
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>>124421828
>Magic God because of autism
Isn't it better though: there are no demons in Index and only people who reached certain levels of Magic becomes majins. They're definitely not demons, hence magic gods > demon gods.
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>>124419604
>once they get to SS2 and NT
Let's hope they get there 2 years AFTER NT is done.
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>>124421828
Using "magic god" instead of "demon god" makes it more neutral when it comes to magic formats.
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>>124423589
All I'm waiting for is Touma just goes fuck it and snap as keikaku intended
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>>124423589
>in the crossover Touma is forced to become the leader of a bunch of fucktards

Good luck to him trying to reel in Heivia and Quenser into order.
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Tell me /a/. Did I do the right thing?
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>>124423589
>mfw he is bullied for being the rational one
>mfw his getting ganged up and being bullied and treated like a villain
>mfw he doesnt deserve this shit
Fuck, Othinus was the only one who actually give him a favor by overpowering Odin's existence and holding him down for a second or minutee to give them a 1% chance.
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