@bloodygaikotsu said in What do you like to find in your novels?:
When I think of such dialogs, I always think of NisiOisiN and Spice & Wolf (Actually, every time I read smth by NisiOisiN, I feel like I wanna write something too)
I've just finished a Spice & Wolf novel, and the dialogue was definitely a huge plus, and it was partially that series to which I was referring. However, I totally get what you mean about NisiOisiN as there was some great lines in LN adaptations Monogatari and Katanagatari. In terms of anime dialogue I also quite like OreGairu anime (based on the LN by Wataru Watari). In a slightly different way the dialogue can also be quite fun at times in the Kokkoro Connect and Rokujouma light novels, and indeed The Tatami Galaxy anime (which is based on a novel) and The Empty Box and Zeroth Maria.
@renofury I used to be the same, but after the flooding issue I had, I stopped with the physical copies. There are merits to physical over digital, but honestly, considering that with physical copies, I read about 20 LNs a day if I'm only reading (I had a very good relationship with one bookstore a few years back before they closed (Borders/Waldenbooks went bankrupt)). That means that in all honesty... digital makes more sense for me because of the fact that I'm not carry a giant bag of books.
Mixed Bathing was a lot more "wholesome harem" than I ever expected it to be, but really needs two volumes to hit its groove. Would have kept ignoring the series if it wasn't for a catch-up month, now I can't wait for the next one.
The manga came back after everything that happened so maybe next year it will return. Another author got slashed for inappropriate child content on his pc, and he got to continue publishing after a while so hopefully MINE comes back. I bought the first three volumes as they releases so I really want the rest of them.
Note: You can still buy the Kindle versions of the novel, but they will only be in Japanese lol.
@unsynchedcheese thanks for the clarification, after reading the synopsis and review on animenewsnetwork I got the impression that the interaction between the characters would be that of a love rivalry drama, and not a comedy.
I will get the first volume and check it out as you describe it, it is my sort of novel. ATM I am reading 'Observation Record of a Self-proclaimed Villainess’ Fiancé' its' hilarious very similar to Bakarina too.
Our translator here for Infinite Dendrogram and Sorcerous Stabber Orphen is working on a project for Sol Press.
DistantValhalla: Make sure to keep your eyes peeled at the end of the month! That's right, folks, it's time to work with yet another company. I'll be at Kumoricon with Sol Press finally unveiling another one of my projects! What could it be? What form of media might it be? Find out soon!
Hmm, Light Novel or Visual Novel... Or maybe they're starting their manga too (I think there's been a portal on their site since launch)? Hmmm.
@aruseus493 what about the story on how the people of our world and someone gets spirited away and it's the story of how we act and react to said person's disappearance. One aspect could be after a lot of time the person returns.
Unwanted Undead Adventurer is a nice one for me.
From the reviews at Amazon it's one that I probably wouldn't buy even if the volume 1 part 1 here seemed OK, but now I can read as much as I want to before deciding if I like it enough to keep reading.
If that's the case I'll buy it to support the writer and JNC.
When the new catchup titles are announced I'll update my topic: https://forums.j-novel.club/topic/1060/catch-up-titles-september-2018/1
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@shhotaku said in Major Sale on Japanese Language Light Novels On Bookwalker JP Until 10/5 (Coin Up Until 10/2):
This sale gets a 10/10. Now if only I had spent more time learning Japanese.. 0/10 foresight.
Lol, I'm in the same boat.
I would have gotten more, but the coin up promo ran out. I still have some coins left, so IDK what I should get.
There was one sale previously where I got like 20 full series works for free after coin up, so this gets a 9/10 for me. =P
@aruseus493 From what I could find, it seems Metamor went bankrupt (/filed for bankruptcy?) in 2017.
Their site's no longer up... I guess Seven Seas got the Perfect Blue deal before Metamor went under.
As for Wicked City:
Originally published by Tokuma Shoten. (label: Tokuma Novels, and later Tokuma Bunko)
The latest book in this Black Guard series was published in 2016 by Mainichi Shimbun (label: μNOVEL).
@shhotaku said in Justus R Stone's Light Novel Podcast. Update: Anime Focused LN Podcast Up 9/29. Special Guest For Next Week's Episode...:
@the-green-death said in Justus R Stone's Light Novel Podcast. Update: Anime Focused LN Podcast Up 9/29. Special Guest For Next Week's Episode...:
God I hate BioGundam
Honestly I think Bio has toned it down substantially since the first podcast. He has a tendency to ramble and shoot a crude joke in still, but I find him much more bearable lately.
@Terrence You should speak up more in the podcasts! I haven't listened to the latest one yet, but I didn't realize you were in the Realist Hero podcast until almost halfway through. Lol. But I understand, it would be difficult taking turns and when you're finally about to speak it's already on to the next topic.
I didn't have much to say in the anime one tbf (I don't read Index, haven't read Slime yet, and I try to avoid spoilers for stuff I haven't read), but I completely agree overall, I want to talk a bit more.
Some behind the scenes for the Realist cast:
My major interests are pretty much shipping (I did get the ball rolling a bit there in Realist), looking ahead (which is tough when I've already read ahead), plot twists / being surprised by developments, and comparisons to other works. I've got some strong opinions, but sometimes I don't want to rock the boat. But it seems like some people want that, so I'll try to be more aggressive and formulate those things before the cast. =]
In episode 10, you'll hear me a lot since Tom had some technical issues, so I ask his questions.
Yeah, I agree with what you said about Bio, although I'm not trying to turn The Green Death's opinion on him here, just echo that. Bio is unabashedly Bio, so he's going to be who he is, whether it rubs people the wrong way or no. But he brings the knowledge, as does JL, with the real life history stuff, and he's good at looking at things from his own interest perspective, which I appreciate (trying to be objective with your opinion is not always helpful; I do like to hear from people with strong opinions, whether wrong or no, not a generalized opinion made for the masses since sometimes that reads as false to me).
@someoldguy said in JNC titles you think should allow a longer preview:
In the case of Me, a Genius, what you see in the first part keeps escalating. What's in the sample is probably the closest to "sane" as you'll find in the rest of the series. I'm waiting for volume 4 to appear.... Which may be a problem for some people, because it's an unfinished series.
As for "need more text to know if I want to buy!", for the price, I'm more of a buy-and-see type. Frankly, a lot of stuff out there fizzles out half way through the (book, movie, series), even if the beginning is fine.
And some times the translations become irritating "later on". Like how Yen On's version of Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei replaced "Onii-sama" with "Tatsuya" throughout the series, which means there will be a problem when Miyuki is forced to have to start referring to him as "Tatsuya" because of the relationship change.
This is exactly why I don't like name changes. Do you go back and undo all the changes once it happens or do you figure out some new way to describe what happens?
I personally don't think that JNC titles really need a longer preview as far as specific titles go. I think that any longer series could do well with maybe a second or even third section, but that is based off of an 8-10 section volume. Basically about a third of the volume. For some people, they won't buy until they've read the entire thing, but the exact buying behavior varies from person to person.
For the shorter series (1 volume, 2 volume), a longer preview might not make sense though.