@crey They’ll probably announce all kinds of genres like normal, unless specified, which their post doesn’t specify a specific genre. There’s a chance each of the three days will have a certain theme, or just be for either Seven Seas, Ghost Ship, or whichever theme they’ve decided on.
Well, I acutally did get a reply from Sol Press and they have confirmed to me that they do in fact intend on translating the entire series. So, I guess we'll just have to see how long it takes to get out volume 2 of this great little story.😀
@tremorc said in My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! Not Being Translated Anymore?:
Wonder if Bakarina's published ebook will have a link to where the manga starts to make things easier for readers.
In the ebook, as long as there's no two-pages spreads they could just put the pages in L-R order. (Don't flip the art; each page would still be read R->L. But since an ereader's screen is only big enough to show one page at a time, they can just be rendered in normal page order.)
I don't have any skin in this particular game (I'm a supporter but below the Invader level) so a physical set isn't in my immediate future (so I don't have any eggs/chickens to worry about)
what I am hoping for is:
that if print editions find their ways to the virtual shelves on Amazon/Rightstuff/BN whatever, that more folks learn about Rokujouma and read/enjoy it
that the success of this campaign emboldens JNC (and/or others) to support/revive/print/translate other works that currently are not in English / in print, that might not be current 'blockbusters' but are excellent artistically
I've seen a similar project 'bear fruit' in the past. The Vance Integral Edition was largely a volunteer project to get the works of Jack Vance back 'in print' and now they are readily available (as ebooks) on amazon or wherever.
@bbqbabbq said in Question about The Magic in the Other World is Too Far Behind:
@village-idiot But later, doesn't he say that magick should work? "At any rate, that was Suimei’s theory. Because the demons had divine protection from their Evil God, fundamentally, only magic from this world that opposed such a thing would really work against it. However, as long as the Evil God itself resided on the astral plane, it would end up in the same category as gods and devils from the astral plane. Consequently, the demons were a bloodline of evil existences, and magicka would be effective against them too."
After realizing this, he is able to easily kill demons, but I'm confused why it didn't work before. It doesn't seem like his magick is any different than before later on in the seires.
Demons have damage reduction against the simple elemental spells he tried at first, so he changed his spells.
I can think of 3 approaches:
As mentioned, boosting the output so the small percentage not resisted adds up
Change the damage type, for example "divine" instead of "fire"
Change the cause / component / underlying powers or symbolism being called on to create an effect. For example instead of an "elemental" fireball maybe a fireball based on a ritual invoking Surtr from Norse mythology
I'm too lazy to re-read the series and pick out the exact details :)
This title is so good that I will probably rewatch the anime multiple times even thou it could end in a horrible adaptation. Practically I am satisfied just by the show featuring Kumoko all the rest is an extra.
@bob-bob-bob-bob said in in support of KyoAni:
@legitpancake i don't know all the ins and outs of this, but it seems unusual for a business to turn down a possibility of profit
It's not unusual at all. As you said, it's a possibility of profit; there's likewise a possibility they would just lose money in the end, which for a company in KyoAni's state would be very dangerous. Of course, business is all about taking risks, but again, KyoAni is first and foremost an animation company; they might not want to take big risks in side areas like light novels.
And even if somehow, profit could be guaranteed from licensing, there's also the question of whether or not the resources that would be required for licensing could be put elsewhere to gain more profit (again, KyoAni primarily being an animation company plays into this). There are other factors beyond raw profit margins that go into business decisions, too, which makes it hard to say for sure why any company does what they do. All we outsiders can really do is make our requests and not get too salty when they get ignored for reasons we might or might not know.
The premium membership is worth it just to get the DRM-free Premium Editions for $6 each that often include the bonus short stories that only were available at certain stores in Japan. Realist Hero in particular has a great collection of bonus stories that really add to it.
List of bonus content: https://forums.j-novel.club/topic/305/premium-e-book-bonus-contents-list/244
(Note: the versions you read online with a membership do not include this bonus content, you have to buy the premium editions of the books to read it.)
ok I think we can officially kill this idea that JNC isn't living up to whatever expectation because they took too much on "their plate" -- have you seen what was released this week? I'm going to have a blissful weekend just catching up with the pre-pubs
now this issue w/ ios 13 and pagination screwed up - that needs to be addressed but not a result of to many projects
It looks like a new book comes out on Sept. 25th, but it is going to be a collection of short stories, most of them the bonuses from buying from certain stores, but will also have some new ones. At least according to the author's last After Story update put up on the 22nd.
@renofury said in Sol Press Discussion Thread:
@stardf29 actually looking forward to that one, looks cute and funny
True, but possibly waiting a year for volume 2 undercuts that a bit.
Their last "weekly" blog (from August 19) dropped all mention of 80K volume 2 so I have no confidence in them releasing it this year.