Really feels like they're setting up for some major story development (the ultimate goal being to change the patriarchy / misogynyst society). The demon lord defeat is just step one in their dream for changing the world.
The panty thief section was kind of stupid, lol. It's kind of weird that Haru's one section so far feels the most superfluous (I suppose they're building up how much she knows Chiba as a person, building up that friendship angle a bit more; don't know if they'll ship them in the future, probably not, just maybe building up that they'll adventure together or something?).
Priestess getting a lot of play in this one.
Volume 2: Interview With the Translator & Editor, Textless Color Illustrations
Additionally it seems that the V1 Premium Edition has been updated at some point to also have an Interview with the Translator and Editor.
Also fun fact this is the 300th book JNC has released
@sniper_samurai I have to agree. In the first place, it was TSR that got me really interested in the novels. Not saying the novel was bad, but I think TSR handled the opening emotional build-up better too.
@harmlessdave yeah the supernatural elements help a lot to make an harem ending a plausibile and desiderable outcome. It also helps that the author never gave Rekka any special development with any of the heroines so him realizing that they are all special and irreplaceable is a logical conclusion. Too bad author decided too keep Rekka dense untile the very end instead, I can't help but think that the last arc with the reveal that the war was due to Yuuhi's meddling was the answer to how to give the series a conclusion without a romantic resolution.
@cosm1cfall The current version of the premium has both bonus stories and textless images, and they should both be in the table of contents. You might need to clear your cache or download it on a different device to get the latest version of the file.
Not sure what to make of this ending, although I wouldn't compare it to the hot mess that is Evangelion. I got more of a "You can't change your destiny." sort of feel from it. Felt a bit sorry for Hirochi, but that only goes back to that destiny feeling. It's been a good journey.
@pegasolo said in Full Metal Panic! Volume 3 Discussion:
@liz You can still change it for the print edition. ;-)
Too late for that, sadly. (Part of why I was relieved it wasn't "technically" an error 😆)
That was a lot of fun. It’s very much the yuri vampire version of Average Abilities, but that’s a good thing to me.
I’ll be happy if more volumes are released but I won’t feel like I wasted my time if they’re not. I had a fun time with the characters and I definitely liked this more for the characters than the plot or world building.