@TheGrimLich said in General Recommendation Thread (Not Series License Requests):
My Love Story
That was a good one.
JNC has Elf Bride which is cute and sometimes darkly funny with the running joke of them describing their horrible childhoods :)
Me, i got into all of this through fan translation. But i'm rather nitpicky on quality. So i still prefer official release. But also, it is fact that fan translation is often good quality and way, waaaaaaaay ahead of the official ones. Take Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei as an example. My favorite light novel by far. You have a pretty decent English fan translation up to volume 19. Close to what? 30 volumes out in Japan so far? The Yen press release of the translation? Maybe, MAYBE 2 volumes a year. 3 if you are extremely lucky. Volume 16 out next year. So they won't catch up to said fan translation in maybe another 2 years. And the first volume was released like 4 years ago. So it will have taken them 6 years, 6 YEARS to catch up to the fan translation. And that is after the fan translation pretty much stopped completely. Take the chinese webnovels. Wuxia and Xianxia that i am a fan of. They translate thousands of words in a day. 1,2 sometimes 3 chapters a day. Every day. Wuxiaworld.com ftw! Now i don't know anything about the difficuly of translating Japanese and Chinese, but i don't quite understand why it often takes Japanse LNs 1-2 years to release more then 3 or 4 translated volumes. Even if there are like 20+ volumes released in Japan. Maybe licensing issues? Though this site are pretty good on the speed part, wich i like. Quality and speed.
@Jon-Mitchell Not how I see it.
Translations open up an extra sector for the market that barely competes with their main market, and since all the original publisher has to do to make money on that sector (even if it is potentially as low as 10%, maybe even 5%) is sign a contract, Isn't that essentially just free money for them?
The only sad thing is that after going through three companies (bookstore, translation publisher, and Japanese publisher) the author's cut is probably measured in pennies...
@HarmlessDave To be fair, if they're using a 3rd party payment provider (which (almost) every web store should), then it's that provider that'll have to keep your payment information safe, and the info should never pass through Sol Press's systems, aside from the standard truncated info (CC expiry date, the last four digits of the card number etc.). That's the way things should be, at least.
Read through V1. Don't really have too much to add, but just want to do a little wrap up post before I move onto Volume 2, the anime, or whatever other Yuri I read.
I was a little less into some of the stuff in the latter half (eateries and an alien).
I did appreciate the forwardness of Adachi and Adachi trying to discover her sexuality a bit. The standout scenes were obviously
Shimamura is sadly the dense type. I would love if the story turned that on its head and had her take the lead at some point with advancing their relationship.
I always do kind of like the whole "what do these people think of me" highschool stories, because it's a fairly relatable premise. Also enjoyed the whole "when you grow up, you lose that empathy / understanding of highschooler life and insecurities" when Shimamura's parents are embarrassing her.
The direction for this story isn't totally spelled out (obviously discovering their feelings is obvious, but what they'll do with them is a bit undecided). It is interesting how Adachi ponders that she'd be letting her family down if she married a girl because she won't carry on the bloodline (just adopt an adult man, Adachi). I'd probably like to see more of Adachi's home and Adachi's family (they aren't important to her, she isn't close with them, which maybe means they shouldn't be important to us though).
I'm curious what they're doing with the alien. At first I thought she had a mission that involved getting Adachi and Shimamura together as meeting her is the impetus for Shima trying to "reel in" Adachi by inviting her to her house iirc (I suspected the alien's compatriot she met up with was actually Shimamura herself; her future self was her friend or something but she's stuck with past Shima after time traveling), but it seems like that isn't the case as she wedges her way in between them and even rejects something Adachi asks her about when they're bowling. Shima clearly sees her as a little sister type. Adachi inadvertently sister-zoning herself too with Shimamura in that scene. xD
@Aruseus493 said in Arifureta Question!:
Otherwise, there's zero reason to assume that the after story won't get published in the Light Novel once the main story is finished.
I hope so. The afterstory is a blast and I'd really like to see it cleaned up and professionally translated. I intend to keep purchasing them as long as they continue to be published.
@Ingraman It's "order closed," but that website did have it! And there was apparently a second set that's closed too gosh...
Mandarake struck out, although the first set appears to be currently sold on a site called AliExpress, not that I've ever heard of it.
It might also help to know that if you buy the ebooks directly from JNC instead of from Amazon, etc. there is bonus content:
Volume 1: Alternative Cover, Pinup, Bonus Image, 6 store exclusive short stories
A Man's Dream
The Holy Goddess' Descent unto Paradise
A Case of What If
A Nightmare in the Abyss
The Liberators' Game
Dreams of Family
The bonus content is only in the published ebooks, not in the pre-publication versions you can read on the website. When titles are on "catch up" for the month (like Unwanted Undead for October) they are still the pre-pub versions NOT the ebooks with bonus content.
Yes she will need allies to support her from others but well first she has her brother Alfread or whatever his name. Second, they need to pick their retainers before go to school so that they can work with them in the school. So she will have people working for her. For hugging tho, she can make a hugging pillow. She is japanese right.