@shrike_al Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken is also finished as well. Arifureta is technically complete as well, what's getting updated now is the after story, and since it has as many chapters as the main story it should be considered a separate series IMO. Bakarina WAS complete with 2 volumes in it's WN era, when it got picked up for publishing, the author went beyond that
@crey Oh, I wasn't trying to say I thought one or the other was necessarily better, I was just musing that we can kind of predict the path the story takes as we trace the technological advances throughout human history, so I wonder what will happen once he fully modernizes the world.
It's easy for Roland to say "we should move in this direction" when he has a road map in his head, but once he reaches the edge of the map, it's harder to be so confident that his decisions are objectively best.
Anyway, should probably end this sidebar here so that I/we don't start spoiling the story too much :x
@catstorm yes it seems to be the case but as noted by @unsynchedcheese there is an issue in regards to consent, I found the liberties taken by Ren to be very irritating since Mia is so innocent. Still at around 10% into the story.
@renofury Yeah, I Overlord fits peoples in different ways. I enjoy the "villain" POV and the moments of dreadfulness experienced by the protagonists facing Nazarick. I read/watch it as a dark story.
Sounds cool ! Thank you I'm checking this out :)
@terabyte said in Thanks for Outbreak Company!:
@jeremytmh said in Thanks for Outbreak Company!:
...still speaking of which, where are the new chapters for the next volumes? >.>
Outbreak Company V6 ended last week together with Beast Head V1, Bakarina V1, and Smarpthone V11. After a volume ends usually there is a 2 week delay for the one. So next week, together with Realist Hero V8P2, we will get Part 1 of all the next volumes for all 4 series. (Unless there is some unforeseen delay.)
Ah ok, I totally forgot about the break after a volume lol. Thanks both of you.
Admittedly, I skim read (if you can even call it that) a LN when I do look at one. That said, considering many LN vol. are 250-400+ pages, translation time is an issue. If it was 150-200 pages, translation time might reduces by mere hours or a few days (maybe a week at most, if possible).
A thing that does help, from practical and licensing standpoints, is if a LN title is a short series. For the purpose of this discussion, I talking about it being 5 vol. or less. Also, while licensing negotiations are happening, all LN vol. (main and side-stories) have been published.
I knew, but that was my question a long while back, just felt like sharing that I got it answered today (popped up on the Twitter feed). x)
@legitpancake said in Anime Expo: Times and Announcements:
@terrence so yen Press’ release of 86? What exactly does he say?
He said that he couldn't answer my question when I asked it originally as it hadn't been announced, but he can confirm now that 86 is coming by Yen Press to America, and to please wait for it / look forward to it.
I don't want spoilers, but they did answer a few other questions by other users that may be more enlightening if you can read Japanese here.
Edit: Looking at them quickly, a lot of them are plot specific, so yeah, if you're up to date with 86, those might be more interesting to you.
(Kono Sekai wa mou Ore ga Sukutte Tomi to Kenryoku wo Te ni Iretashi, Onna Kishi ya Onna Maou to Shiro de Tanoshiku Kurashiteru Kara, Ore Igai no Yuusha wa) Mou Isekai ni Konaide Kudasai.
(I've Already Saved this World, Acquired Riches and Power, and am Living Happily with a Female Knight and the Female Demon Lord, so Other Heroes) Please Don't Come to Another World.
should be longer, at least in Japanese.
@seiya said in How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom -- Genjitsushugi Yuusha no Oukoku Saikenki -- 現実主義勇者の王国再建記 -- Volume 8 not listed in comingup:
Anyone remember a Tia Lastania or new character? Some how name rings a bell somewhat...
Lastania is a country in the Union of Eastern Nations. To its north is the Demon Lord's Domain, and to its west - the Nothung Dragon Knight Kingdom.
Julius escaped there after his people turned against him and Amidonia was annexed.
The same country that Jirukoma (Komain's big brother) took his fellow refugees to become soldiers in the hopes of one day taking back their homeland.
We learn all this in Realist Hero, vol.5. (You can see Lastania on the map.)
As for Tia Lastania herself, doesn't take a genius to deduce she's the King's daughter. I don't think she was introduced in vol.5 though, so she is a new character.
@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.
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.
@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.
@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.
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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@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.