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
I feel your pain. I too have been struggling to keep up with all of the series that I'm following, so getting a short list was a bit if a relief. I'm to the point now that if certain titles that I REALLY want to read come out I will have to sit back and decide on which titles I will inevitably have to drop. It's a sad reality that I am and most likely will have to face.
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.
It's too bad they don't have enough funding for a second translation team -- 10 months between volumes is as bad as Slow Press, and more than twice as slow as other publishers.
World Teacher sounds like it might be entertaining, but I'll probably wait until November to think about buying volume 1.
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.
@Shiny said in Series with the steepest/largest drop in quality:
@shrike_al said in Series with the steepest/largest drop in quality:
OTOH, I think Grimgar was bad only for a volume or two, before becoming interesting again in its final arc.
I dropped it half way through volume 14. If it gets better later then that's good to hear.
Yeah, that volume was the one book that was just... yeaaah.
@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?
@BookManiaReader said in Catchup Titles Archive (Updated to February 2021):
What's going on with translation of welcome to Japan ms. Elf volume 6? Apparently it's already published and in print in Japan since July 22, 2020. It's already February 2021. So I am a bit curious on what happened here? Same thing about My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! volume 9 which came out in April of 2020 in Japan. I'm just curious on the delay.
The translator for Ms. Elf also works on another series (I want to say Potions?) and can really only do one translation at a time while maintaining the degree of quality we expect from JNC. Not sure about Villainess but I'd be willing to bet that if it's not a case of "The translator already has X series, X+1 is more than they can handle" it's a case of "The contract hasn't yet been signed, so we don't announce it".
@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.
Yes Wortenia is still licensed by J-Novel Club for translation, however as of right now there is no official date for when Volume 10 will start pre-publication on the site.
Everyone’s patience during this time is appreciated.