@rahul-balaggan still it doesn't make it any less frustrating. I mean if they would notify someone saying a number of votes will get interested and would consider it more likely. Or they would tell us that the novel we want isn't able to be able to license by J-Novel. I am really sorry but I am the impatient type.
They have licensed books that don't even have a suggestion topic, and they have licensed books that have a ton of votes. Nothing you do can guarantee anything from JNC's side, and they oftentimes can't discuss details on their dealings in order to maintain good relationships with LN companies.
novel we want isn't able to be able to license by J-Novel
Frankly, they do tell us this stuff, just not necessarily on the forums. You can follow their Twitter or CuriousCat for these kinds of tidbits. Otherwise, just pay attention to the licensing discussions that have gone on.
@master-zen-4kidgkf Cause it's a Kadokawa title. Kadokawa isn't known for playing nice with all publishers. For the last 10 years or so, they've owned Yen Press and have pretty blatantly played favorites with reserving any licenses they think would do well for YP.
The issue is that Yen Press is just one company and can't support all of Kadokawa's series which make up around half the entire LN market in Japan. So a whole lot of stuff that's highly requested doesn't get licensed.
Hopefully we can start to see this change considering Kadokawa bought out J-Novel Club which might give JNC a higher level of access to Kadokawa titles.
@someoldguy I'm not saying it doesn't deserve a "legal" translation, as you call it, but the OP made it seem like there were NO translations of it anywhere, which we know there are. The translations were quite good, all things considered.
I'd love it if JNC could license it, but that's probably not gonna happen. The Violet Evergarden light novels are only available as physical books, too.
I was so sad when there were no more volumes fantranslated than up to volume 2. It‘s great that the light novel will receive an anime adaption and another manga adaption! I already enjoyed the manga by Alto Yukimura, so I hope the new manga adaption will be good too!!! And I‘m looking so, so forward to the anime, I can‘ wait!!!
This novel is the reason why I registered here in the first place, I already enjoy reading Culinary Chronicles of the Court Flower, my biggest wish and hope now is that J-Novel Club will also license Sugar Apple Fairy Tale!!! Please, please don‘t let it be just a wishful dream!!!!!!