Book Girl is my most favourite light novel! It needs more appreciation! ;_;
and ooooh I didn't know Pita-ten got a light novel. I remember crying so hard in the manga. Haha I'm embarrassed just thinking about it...
Woot, 3rd week winner! Since I depleted some JNC credits this week to get some volumes for reread purposes, this works out well. =D
Edit: Thanks for the credit Sam and thanks for the contest @Aruseus493 .
"With Saeki, Under One Roof. I'll Have Sherbet!" concludes this month at 5 volumes.
"Saeki-san to, hito-tsu yane no shita I ll have Sherbet!"
Also, the English version of Baccano has the "completed series" tag. I think they do that with series that are concluded in Japan (Boogiepop also has the completed tag with 6 volumes). So Baccano is definitely done at 22 volumes in Japan?
Tzuredure manga is also ending at 12 volumes.
I just got the first two volumes of Didn't I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?! and I finished both in less than two days. I just could not put the book down, one moment A is happening but almost as soon as A happened we get B, and we just have to see what happens and then C happens almost right away; There is absolutely no fluff or unimportant content in this series. This series does not have long periods of nothingness like many other series have. I had to force myself to put this series down and other series such as Shield Hero, Konosuba, Vending Machine, Smartphone etc. because I just would not stop reading it until I finished the book. Even the fights have so much content in them where something like Accel World drags out almost every fight to the point where we just want it to stop, We get it, the game is supposed to be a game, its supposed to be fun not ruined by some guy. I also just noticed that most of the series I just can not put down were originally WN, so they typically would have short chapters and each chapter needed something to happen or change and be interesting, so where some LN will take 2-5 times longer to get to the important points or have something happen, a WN needs to keep the readers hooked wanting more and tuning in next week or month for a new chapter, so they make something happen, they change something, they introduce something, they conclude something, they add to something, they progress something, they do not add fluff (unless it is something like Chinese WN where they get paid by word-count).
well, I will make a comment every now and then on this topic about a protagonist I really LOVE, and I will probably use my list I created as a guide.
Goals and Motivation - Bell has a Goal from before the start of the series and that is to pick up girls, but at the start of Volume one, his goals shift to being worthy of Aiz Wallenstein. For this goal, Bell needs to become stronger and become Aizs' equal.
Personality and Likes & Dislikes Bell loves the stories about heroes and their adventures. Bell is loyal and can be a bit childish at times, like when he first learned magic he wanted to test it out right away even going against Hestias' words about being patient and waiting the next day.
Weakness - Bell does not have any kryptonite type of weakness. Bell had a lack of confidence and a wall blocking his progression known as Fear, though this wall was destroyed in Volume three it was present. Not necessarily a weakness but Bell will do what he believes to be right, even if there will be dire consequences.
Dilemmas and Choices - Bell is forced into making near impossible choices, and he takes action, NOT a passive wishy-washy or no choice.
@oathkeeper95 dry ice is high pressure, frozen CO2 right? There's enough of that in the atmosphere. I never said it was totally physically accurate, it's just that magic in Irregular makes emphasis in that if you try to follow physics to some extent, it reduces the strain on your use on magic. The Dry Ice Bullets slow the CO2 particles in the air and make the molecules converge through Acceleration and Convergence magic to freeze and make the bullet, then uses the energy sapped through this process to convert it into kinetic energy to shoot said bullet, by respecting the laws of conservation of mass and energy, the strain on the caster is heavily reduced and the level of phenomenon interference needed is much lower. Unlike let's say Niflheim that freezes an area over just because, but the strain it causes and level of interference needed is so high only a handful of mages can actually cast the spell effectively.