So damned funny! I think I like this best when there's no more plot than an early Urusei Yatsuri story.
Great translation, comedy is seriously hard to get right and this series is hilarious! I can't imagine it's easy to maintain fidelity to the text and keep it funny?
75% in "horrow show" maybe should be "horror show" unless it's a reference I'm missing.
About 80% sensei says "it's not a want to start class". Should that be "I want"?
I think this series is just so much silly fun. You mentioned the time travel aspect being as deep as Doreamon, but honestly a lot of the humor kind of reminds me of a smutty teenaged Doreamon- stupid people getting over their heads in crazy situations. This is great for me because I love Doreamon's humor
Finished. Now that Natsuki is in the running, I'll have to give more thought to her as love interest. I also like Yuichi's intersctions with Mutsuko's friend from the club, but maybe the Oni and her will be a thing. :japanese_ogre:
Just one more thing I wanted to add while listening to a YouTube review online about how there's a lot of things going on in the story...
There are a ton of characters in this. I'm awful with names, so it'll be tough to keep track, but we've got.
Shota = Former Ace Striker
Witch = loves Yuichi's buddy
Aiko = Vampire / Love Interest
Natsuki = SK1 / LI2
Natsuki's helper with a license
Oni / SK2
Mutsuko = Big Sis
Big Sis' Friend (the "Another World" fan)
Unimportant / Briefly Seen Characters:
Visual Novel Childhood Friend
Visual Novel Protagonist
And yeah, that's off the top of my head. It's a big cast, and some of these characters we've only briefly met. Once they inevitably add in teachers and other relatives / parents, it could get really out of control. :juggling_tone1:
@Siphonario Hey, thanks!
When we licensed Paladin, only 1 volume had been published, so I'm actually still in the process of adding on the new volumes 2 and 3(both of them). So it might be more than a week between novels, but shouldn't be too much longer than that!
This came together surprisingly well at the end for me. Despite being so-so on it for a while, there are admittedly a lot of humorous scenes throughout. Still, near the end is when I gained more of an appreciation for some characters, and there are some intriguing teases for what's to come. Moe stuff isn't really my thing, but the characters can be quite funny and endearing at times.
I probably never would've tried this if I wasn't subbed, but I did end up finding this novel to be fairly funny and entertaining. and I do plan on reading more.
Minor typo'ish item in part 7 around 12%: but on the west side of the wasteland there lied a large gate that was overflowing with demons.
I'm fairly certain "lied" is incorrect (past tense of lie, telling untruths); I think "lay" (past tense of lie, relating to position) is likely the correct one.
In terms of potential improvements, one thing thing about the E-book that seems off is the table of contents is located at the end of the E-book as opposed to towards the beginning. Nothing major but I'm not sure if that is intended or not.
In terms of story, overall the character growth from the beginning to the end of the volume shows promise and looks to improve and build going forward.
I'm starting this one. I'm not sure it's going to be for me since I don't like being strung along on romantic stories where there's more than 2 candidates, and any possibility of no victor (things remain ambivalent after the final volume / MC remains dense or unromantic) or no losers (the clone or I'll marry them all ending). :black_heart:
After part 1, I guess I'll root for either the childhood friend or the mage who called him to her land to win, but it's early. Childhood friend, Satsuki Otomo, will probably have to prove she liked him without knowing about the "hero" bloodline I'm guessing. She's the dark haired one in the business suit on the cover, right?
@Sam-Pinansky said in The Faraway Paladin "Ask the Author" Thread:
@Bryan Do you really think an author is gonna answer questions about possible future developments? Can't hurt to ask I guess.
He could simply deny or agree to there being romantic interest for the MC in the future. Thats the question I care about lol. Because romance does build the characters and story even more.
The main character looks like a Fire Emblem character on this cover (thinking Caeda or Lucina). Starting this up tomorrow I think. :bath_tone1:
Read through a bit of it (up to part 2). It's not my favorite so far, but I do appreciate that one of the party members is a demihuman male. It'd be funny if Tuuya's party ends up all males after his wishes for female party members only, but my guess is they won't do that. x)
So, the Lucina like woman on the cover (Haruno Shinonome) actually has black hair, huh? Looks like a shade of blue on this cover. I remember people saying that Devil is a Part Timer's "Hero" also had black hair in the first book, though represented as red head in official art. That sort of dark blueish can be black though, just a way of shading it for art.
I might put some names below that I want to keep so I remember them when the book goes offline (I'm awful with names, especially when I use Text to Speech):
Sera = blonde companion of Haruno
Rium = little crystal mage
Haruno = cover girl; transported hero
Rulitora = Desert Lizard Man
Cosmo [Kramer? xD] = hero who has princess and her companions with him.
Another hero girl who ran off with two male companions; not super serious = ?
Serious hero who didn't like the above woman; Rugged or burly man = ?
Merry the Tsundere. Nice insight Shihoru. :rofl:
Well, almost done with this. While there was a lot more info I felt in the early going, we're starting to get into the meat of the adapted material, lots of conversational stuff that I recognize from the show. Ranta is getting better... Though he still has the occasional awful attitude, and it goes beyond him being quirky / himself (telling Haruhiro to drop a profession he likes, like he's the one who should decide for him).
Yume talking to herself in the third person has to be grating for some, right? =P
And yeah, Merry honestly isn't coming off as that bad to this point, but maybe that's because I know why she's acting the way she is. With the show, I remember commenters below the videos so upset with her attitude for that first week or two after she appeared.
Making my way through this part.
So, yeah, a lot more world building in the novel than the show, like details about the city, the goblins being slaves. Though the recent chapters are settling more into the character pieces that were in the show, fighting goblins, sleeping on the bunks, mapping out the ruined city.
I don't remember the black belly vs pale comments from Ranta towards Manato, but I feel like I do remember Shihoru standing up for him. Shihoro is still a bit diminutive, but I think the running gag of her speaking something bad under her breath about Ranta wasn't in the show, and it kind of shows that she isn't just the "innocent" one, she has opinions.
And so the shipping battles began. And judging by the comments here (and what I know from the show), one ship is about to end rather abruptly in this section. T.T
@erictbar Ah, ok. That sounds convenient, wish I had an Iphone for that. =)
Well, I haven't found one good one for the phone browsers, but I did find one for Chrome on the computer called Web Page Reader TTS Text to Speech. Some of the other extensions require copy pasting or they don't recognize that they need to transition to the next blocked out piece of text, but this one you can manually transition between the paragraphs by pressing the "Next" icon every time the text stops being read.
I also found a good app for reading the downloaded premium books for Android called Ereader Prestigio that'll read the text with one button press.
I wasn't paying attention to the tags when I clicked on the book, but yeah, sis con / bro con I find offputting (the girl that works at the school paper seems totally sensible with her criticism, but I guess we're supposed to hate her attitude?). I thought Kuroha was going to be a foil to that trope, but now she's falling into the cliche (but being a Tsundere about it). Maybe they won't go full sis con, and it's more admiration than out and out lust or anything, nothing she would act on.
Also, much like "When Supernatural Battles Become Commonplace", instead of the author really pushing to attack the less fortunate attitudes of Otaku culture (Chuuni ramblings in WSBBC, sis con tropes here), now they're trying to spread Moe and siscon narratives. I thought this'd be more of a subversion / critique of tropes than a celebration of them or movement toward acceptance of the narratives, but we'll see where they go from here. It'd be much more interesting if the brother + Yuzu were unwittingly opposed to Kuroha's literature loves, and Kuroha schemed to change the future.
Also, does Kuroha not see that this is the start of the Orthodox movement? I guess love is blind. :sunglasses:
Edit: One thing I will give Gin in his argument, there are a lot of great anime stories that are scoffed at by others and buried because of tropes and attitudes they have built up about their worth. I'm not saying all the stuff is a work of art, but I think stuff like Attack on Titan is on par with The Walking Dead, and even some of anime's faults get excused in other works (speaking of siscon, how about Game of Thrones? Arrested Development?). Rant over. :zipper_mouth: