I love having the bonus/side stories. Like @raitoiro I haven’t found the recent Grimgar to appealing, but the earlier ones from that series as well as almost any I’ve read from other series have been great.
@errantknight The issues you mentioned aside, the web novel that's out there is radically different than what was published in volume 2 and goes even further away from it. To say the author lost the plot may not be inaccurate.
I'm a fast reader and the vast majority of the LN I read are not in my native language
Even tho I am just the same, I have this huge disinterest in insert illustrations for some reason and more interest in text.
@binly said in Light Novel Counter (July 2018):
Redefining the Meta at VRMMO Academy 0/5
Why Shouldn’t a Detestable Demon Lord Fall in Love?! 0/1
(2 isn't out yet, but it has been announced, and a cover is out there).
Saving 80,000 Gold in Another World for my Retirement 0/3
@jon-mitchell said in "Choose Your Own Adventure?":
Any interest in visual novels? I didn’t see an open thread...
You could create one. I'd be up for it. Need more motivation to read through some of mine (Punch Line + White Album 2).
Post it in the Games section.
@tgquan67 said in Normal romance in an isekai story?:
@drone205 you are thinking too hard, I think that modern standard dictates that you are free to meet people and build your relationship before deciding on the marriage, in contrast to the marriage being arranged by your parents or political motives and building the relationship only comes after that.
Well, there are still arranged marriages that happen today, just not a thing in the Western world. Though I it is not that common anymore worldwide but it is still a thing. I also think that smartphone and realist hero are not forced in that regard either. Sure the princesses parents want her to marry the MC (also in smartphone, it is the princess that wants to marry and the parents are fine after hearing her reasons) but it isn't like the MC is just emediatly on board with it. Heck in smartphone they don't get engaged till like volume 3.
Unnamed Memory English impressions (courtesy of Frog-Kun on Twitter).
Finished Unnamed Memory last night. Gosh, what a gem. It completely scratches my "cute romance in a fantasy setting" itch, but even more than that, I'm just really impressed with the character writing. Every interaction is so nuanced, I can feel their emotional distance.
@doceirias said in Kadokawa Has A New Novel Label Called "Dragon Novels":
@terrence I think you have the wrong new label thread...Unnamed Memory is the new Dengeki label.
Whoops. Yes, lol.
There are some new Dragon Novels titles though, so I'll add those. No impressions though. xC
I will aim for a different world rebirth and produce skill of the production skill! 1
The start of manufacturing system slow life in industrial city, opening!
Microsoft Translator-kun, give us a bad translation!
The reincarnated Jin, who loves production positions, is picked up by the world's largest production clan "the Mallet of God".
I thought this was the only way to master production skills, but the ability to inhabit Jin's "hero's vessel" was a ton demo skill that made the weapon a first-class product! It seemed to be deprived of the enjoyment of the different world, but what can I do if the production skill is extremely made on that--when the possibility is noticed, the day which aims at Jin's "one Swing of God" begins!
God's Cat Mi-chan and Cat Goods Summoner 's Different World Struggle 1
The Cat and the man and a leisurely life in a different world.
Nero is a young man who helped God's kitten, Mi-chan, and became reborn.
But Mi-chan has arrived too! I will do my best to feed Mi-Chan and live in a different world...
If you can, can you work with me too!?
You can be a guild employee with expert skill and cooking skills, become a merchant, or explore dungeons. Gradually, Mofumov and others gathered for the first time--. One and a different world leisurely life begins!
I'd like to look at some and make a more informed opinion sometime, but what comes to my mind is I think both LN & manga V1s of that kanojo flag, er, If Her Flag Breaks one. Mostly because I was gonna check the anime out when it came around, but I was too disappointed by the art compared to those covers, which is usually not the case, to that extent at least.
the ethics of Fan-translation/ anime (and other) media piracy sites is a conundrum
on the one hand- it's good for the author/publisher. It can create awareness about a work/author in a market that they might not otherwise have access to (and lead to revenue down the line because demand was generated)
on the other- the artist does not have control over their own work, translations could be done poorly, creating a negative impression of the work, or the work could be altered in ways the author didn't intend/desire. In addition: the artist doesn't get paid for their work. (and this also breeds leeches)
the (fan) translator taking this down , now that it is licensed, is doing the right thing (either because it's the 'right' thing to do or to avoid legal issues?)
I understand the frustration of fans who've read a dozen volumes and now instead of waiting a few weeks/months for the next installment in English, now will have to wait a couple of years. The 'tipping point' for me becoming a member of JNC is because Invaders of the Rokujouma had a similar situation (and I'm glad it's here now and I am supporting the author/translator ) .
That being said I have no tolerance for those that object to paying for the art they want to consume , if there is a way to do so. (and I don't intend to criticize Aaronmar here, it sounds like he's just venting frustration)
Some try to justify art piracy because literature/video content/ music/ software/ whatever should be free, or the legitimate channels charge more than they like, or are inconvenient, or support a corporation that they object to in some way ("I don't want to support Apple/ITunes for my music, they have enough $$- I'll just use this torrent site instead...")
The one that comes to mind is Erased. In Japanese it's Boku dake ga Inai Machi, which I've seen translated to The Town Without Me or The Town Where Only I Am Missing, which I think fit the story better but don't roll off the tongue as easily as Erased.
So far the only long form series of LNs I've attempted was Index. I tried binge reading all of OT and while I didn't really notice a dip in its quality, I felt myself getting burnt out by volume 16. I haven't really picked it back up since. That's more on me than it is with the work.
Like most things, there will be high points and low points for such series, but as long as a positive average is maintained, I'm down.
The next longest series I'm familiar with would be Realist Hero. The first 4 volumes are great because there was a narrative that was meant to be told all throughout. When that arc ended, volume 5 felt like it was tacked on. Fortunately, it picks back up afterward and has been pretty good again.
Where was I going with this? I forget.
tl;dr I can accept dips in quality now and then as long as overall it's good.