I second your endorsement- however readers should be aware, one of the features I love about Bookworm is the unusual 'tone' that I perceive. Often wholesome, atypical for LNs there's neither a focus on romance/harem building nor on violence/fighting/sports...there are elements of both present but that isn't the focus...Jobless Reincarnation does share the deep worldbuilding with Bookworm, but isn't 'wholesome'. The MC is a delightful little pervert in early volumes and
it is a good read, and I recommend it, but I'm hesitant to say if you liked Bookworm you'll like Mushoku Tensei
Recap of all the novels Seven Seas announced this month:
@DoubleMangekyo said in English licenses sorted by JP publisher:
Newly added titles (Seven Seas):
Disciple of the Lich: Or How I Was Cursed by the Gods and Dropped Into the Abyss!
My Status as an Assassin Obviously Exceeds the Hero’s
Loner Life in Another World
The NPCs in this Village Sim Game Must Be Real!
The Most Notorious “Talker” Runs the World’s Greatest Clan
@lucascba said in Series with the steepest/largest drop in quality:
@myskaros Dude, I agree with 86 so much it hurts!
I have to say vol 1 was like a masterpiece, I loved it so much...
Then the other volumes felt like more of the same, except without the same charm of the 1st volume.
imo it should've been a one shot, if not then it was fine to end it when everyone finally reunited...
I still haven't read vol. 6 because I have a feeling it would be a tedious read... :(
Here i am struglling through v3 because it supposedly gets back on track.... what a shame because v1 was so good. author peaked too early.
@piisfun said in Didn't I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?!:
The most recent volume had a nasty cliffhanger of an ending.
Why would you cut off right before a battle?!
Because it sells more copies of the following volume that way.
@Lily-Garden said in What's The Two Light Novel Series You'd Like to See Licensed in 2021?:
@elkensteyin said in What's The Two Light Novel Series You'd Like to See Licensed in 2021?:
Shinigami ni Sodaterareta Shoujo wa Shikkoku no Tsurugi wo Mune ni Idaku "The Little Girl Raised by Death Holds the Sword of Death Tightly"
This one isn't an Isekai, but it's a fun story about a naive young girl who was trained by a God of Death and is literally a monster on the battlefield
Is this played for comedy or is it more serious?
as @Village-Idiot said, it's a bit of both. On the one hand, she's kind of an airhead with no real social skills: think Shin Wolford from Kenja no Mago, but worse as she's completely clueless about it. On the other hand, she can single-handedly turn the tide of a major battle, and the author is not shy about the brutality she delivers to her enemies. Add to the fact that she's literally drop-dead gorgeous, and it makes for some really interesting reading.
That's pretty fast given that when I mentioned in here back in August (https://forums.j-novel.club/post/96370) they hadn't quite released Part 1 Volume 1 yet. Even faster than the French edition which released Part 1 Volume 1 in February 2020 and released Part 1 Volume 6 last month.
@Dawnaxis said in Yuri Advice:
Seriously Seeking Sister! Ultimate Vampire Princess Just Wants Little Sister; Plenty of Service Will Be Provided!” as yuri, but I haven’t read them yet so I can’t comment any further.
It's a good story, but much more like Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear or FUNA's Abilities Average than Sexiled. You can probably find a yuri subtext if you look hard, but it's low key.
I’m against what can be considered hard core. Avoiding incest (up to cousin of first degree) and underage are a must. Of course the act has to be consensual. Following these guidelines it would be nice if J-Club could publish more adult novels.
@HarmlessDave said in Volume 3 second path in life.:
Wasn't Greatest Magicmaster one of those bundled titles? I think it was mentioned in the volume 1 topic but I'm too lazy to look :)
I wandered away from it after the first couple of volumes but some people have said it gets better. Maybe I'll try again next time it's on catch-up.
Pretty sure it was, and it definitely gets better.
Glad to see this one is back, hopefully the author ties it up neatly and it doesn't feel too abrupt.
I can't say I'm particularly surprised. JK Rowling and JRR Tolkien are also only known for stories set in the universe of their creation. I'd be game for other stories set in the same 'bookverse' . A prequel? i.e. The story of the intrigue around the coup and the purge. Or, adventures that are contemporaneous but in a neighboring kingdom?
@hopebestman said in When do you think they'll start of The Unwanted Undead Adventurer: Volume 8?:
I am asking this question for LDM vol 14 but well, still waiting...
I was wondering about LDM myself this morning. I understand we have to wait on the author, then the Japanese publisher, then the negotiations with JNC, then JNC scheduling the work, then the team doing enough work to release part 1. But I want it nowwwwww (whine).
Since one of the users to recently post about the volume is not a member of the site we understand that they are unable to move into the members only section of the forums.
If users wish to discuss V6 they can do so here, as this topic is already in the Light Novel Discussion section, alternatively they could make a new topic entirely in the J-Novel Club Series section of the forums.
Either is more then welcome, happy posting
No. It's not. The light novel has a lot more story to it that the manga does. While the manga gives you a visual aspect to entertain you, and that's not a bad thing by any means, the light novel goes a lot more into depth with the story itself so if you've only read the manga and been wondering "how did we get from here tho here" in the story, that part is most likely in the light novel, but was cut out for expediency to move the story along.
So, basically, if you want to get the entire story you need to read the light novel. Me personally, I find the light novel to be more entertaining and it helps me to enjoy the manga more once I read it. But that's just me.