I read Arifureta starts edgy but it turn quickly into a harem with an OP protagist, I enjoyed it till volume 8 then dropped. Its pretty funny and cute
Grimgar is edgy throughout, I read till the start of volume 10 (the volume after they get out of the darkness world forgot which volume it was). I didn't drop the series however I put it on shelf till I am back in the mood for heavier stuff.
I would also suggest Rokka Braves of the six flowers, it is very edgy and intriguing. I got my hands on volume 6 just a few days before Christmas now I just have to get into the mood to read something heavy
Controversy or not it was still a decent story. It sucks it hasn’t been continued yet since I had to go back to finding English fan translations online but oh well. If they ever continue it again I’ll be sure to continue supporting it.
I would say its is highly dependant on anime. If it manages to hook me in, I will most likely buy novels. If its mediocre but interesting enough, I will most likely skip the novels all together.
In the end, manga and anime tend to skip a lot of content that can be considered important when you read novels. I read both Overlord, Youjo Senki, Slime, Danmachi in official format despite being familiar with content from fan translations and anime.
Prepubs I read like a serialisation so it's a bit every week, then two or three week gap between volumes. I don't need reminding in that time frame.
For every JNC series I buy Premium ePubs for, I don't read the prepubs cause I have too much to read as it is. For full volumes my process is when a new volume comes out I send it to my phone & reread the previous volume to remind me what was going on, then read the new volume. Another 2-3mths later I do the same with the next volume release, so I end up reading everything twice within about the time it takes JNC to release a new volume.
I do the same thing with the LNs from Yen etc, even though the gap between volumes is longer one volume behind then the new one seems to still work for me.
Very occasionally I'll reread an entire series if I don't have much to read, but as I'm buying more and more series these days I'm getting less chance to do that.
Well, I did have some issues with American horror as I see that the majority is quite cheap and empty. So, I thought your issues are more like issues with how a lot of genre works are written than the horror elements themselves.
I am the total opposite from you and @Terabyte (I guess) as I, ultimately, like things that delve in human's mind and emotions so psychological horror and dark philosophical death games are more of my thing than anything else in the genre.
However, I found ghost story horror that can tell a story or have a meaning in many Asian stories, that was why I was pleased with the (at least, the modern) genre in the east more than the west.
(Just explaining where I stand, that's all)
I use (and love) my Kindle Voyage for ebooks, but I also have a 10" Lenovo Tab 4 that I use for Android games, the daily newspaper, and reading the website version of JNC books I haven't bought. It works well for all of that, so if you want Android or are anti-Amazon then that is a good choice too. It costs $180 new from Amazon here in the US.
@hyferzftw The last anime I watched that was related to trigger was Darling in the Franx and I regretted that decisions for every episode. But then again, stubborn.
Well, for Grimgar, living is the best punishment, death is sweet release. Lack of death has no impact on enjoyment of a series for me, but that is just my opinion. I am fine with people dying as long as it has some meaning. I think the only time when I got upset about death was in Overlord volume 7, but that is discussion for another time. Slime is pretty fun all round story, it didnt get any better or worse after Shizue died. If anything, her death came too sudden, it felt hollow, manga did it better, in my opinion. I read slime mostly for the sake of seeing how MC one-upping everyone else.
I really like how the relationship seems to work between Seven Seas and JNC. While they are competitors they appear to be friendly with each other. Friendly competition, in my opinion, is really good and helps that market to thrive.
Just bumping with a title change since there's a good Bookwalker JP sale going on where you can get some volume 1s for cheap (100 JPY each).
These are all Dengeki works afaik.
Sale home page:
@terrence said in Department of Nerdly Affairs Podcast - Guest Sam Pinansky:
Maybe he wants some physical Rokujouma too? That series is so long, you'd almost have to Omnibus it if you wanted to catch up (are the volumes short enough to Omnibus together in sets of 3 like Katanagatari?).
Anything's short enough to omnibus if you're willing to have a big enough book. ;) Rokujouma is on the short side, though, or it is as far as I've gotten (through volume 15 so far). Three volumes together would generally be shorter than two volumes of Realist Hero or Smartphone.
I can just imagine how that felt. I love Neechu, but didn't have any history with it besides after I found out about it here.
That author has written a few other things since, so I hope we see more of them someday. =)
Went back to that list today. A few ones I really want on there:
Crest of the Stars (anything Space Opera esque I'd like, which I think that is).
And obviously the newer one by the Konosuba author (Combatants will be dispatched) along with his Konosuba spin-offs.
@shrike_al said in Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! 2019:
@terrence How would you guys describe the lasting appeal of Misaka and Kamijou's characters?
Not sure. My fellow podcasters read Index, so maybe they'd be able to explain (they actually recorded an episode on Index recently, but it's not up yet).
I did like (Index season 1 spoilers)
The OASG (who recorded the Anime NYC presentation of Yen Press for Twitter / Periscope) has an Anime NYC podcast up.
The Light Novel Podcast is recording on Monday or Tuesday this week, but I have no clue when it'll go up (usually takes a week to edit, but we also have another podcast that's been recorded but not posted yet). Anime NYC focused and a tiny bit of Kono Light Novel Ga Sugoi likely too.