@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.
There will be a segment of the market that will just not reread a title that they already read.
However there are also other market segments that could support the official release, like people avoiding fan translations or people that want to re read the material.
In my case I read the Overlord fan translation, but also bought all the physical copies of the book. Still I never read the books and they been just collecting dust on my bookshelf
@khaos said in Is there any isekai novel without any antagonist?:
A couple I can think may not have (at least currently)
Unwanted undead adventure
Could be mis-remembering, someone correct if wrong please.
Middle-aged Businessman does have opponents that are more than bandits or monsters, though not as "the one true big bad," especially
Ms. Elf does have one significant opponent in volume 2
It may seem that way on the surface and I'll admit I also though that way initially, but there could easily be a lot more going on behind the scenes that we're not privy to. The author definitely had a racist streak and he may have ruffled the wrong feathers by making some bad decisions.
There's just too much we don't know and never will as I doubt anyone with the knowledge would speak of it publicly.
I've read up to 9 volumes now, and my vote definitely goes for Leen now. Her being an ageless fairy is a huge plus for me (a trait which of course isn't without it's demerits though), but her more mature personality with a tinge of naughtiness to it is easily my favourite as well. She doesn't go too far with the teasing and isn't immune to being teased herself either thankfully. Her calling Touya "darling" seriously melts my heart (I just hope she says the same in the raws as well, like Kancolle's Kongou and Monmusu's Miia).
She has admitted to not loving Touya as much as the other girls, but that is only better in my view. While falling in love easily does not necessarily make that love any bit worse than love that slowly grows with time, but to me, at least in case with Smartphone, Leen's (currently) weaker love feels much more real and with the thought of it growing stronger with time, a much more rewarding form of love. In the end, love attained without effort just doesn't feel as satisfying.
Follow ups would be Cesca and Karen, if they were actual brides that is. As they are not, I'd say Yumina and Lu.
@tgquan67 Well do remember that he only started being able to enchant that effect AFTER he beat the Gruen Labyrinth. Makes sense that it means there’s a spell for storage in the Spatial Magic group, so if Gruen Volcano is supposed to be early on in the order, than it could be seen as a ‘we realized that this is gonna be a lot harder than you expected, so here’s something to make the trip a bit less annoying.
Still, god only knows how much mana a spell like that must suck up...
@jon-mitchell said in If there were English-language audiobooks available for popular light novel series, would people buy them?:
Agreed that people/ even folks with a certain amount of fame, make $$ with their ‘pipes’ (that’s why I named dropped Wil Wheaton, the actor)
I was making a reference to the Mario Brothers. I didn’t really think Wil Wheaton was much of a handyman, but what do I know about celebrities?
This topic has been addressed, Mixed Bathing V6 has been released in Japan and in time will beginning streaming for subscribers and eventually be published.
As we have started to stray from the original topics purpose I will be locking it down.