I don't have the links handy, but maybe someone can find the cover illustrations for The Belgariad (by David Eddings) in their Japanese release.
It's very anime, and if I saw it on a bookshelf I would totally assume it was a Light Novel series. (Given the overall language level used, I'd say it's simple enough to be Light Novel as well.) I suspect the Belgariad/Mallorean only just escaped being classified as YA due to not being published as YA; otherwise, it fits entirely in the category.
@smashman42@_08's app currently has more features (horizontal scrolling mode, manga support, etc.); and at least until I do the next release fewer bugs. I'd say has a more "androidy" look and feel, mostly due to differences in the used framework.
I guess they both were born out of dissatisfaction of their respective authors with the official app, and gain features when someone requests an addition, or whenever the author feels bored ¯\(ツ)/¯.
@serah An epub is nothing more than a renamed zip file. And the images within the epub are jpeg images, which have an adjustable compression ratio, so it's possible to make a deliberate tradeoff between image quality and storage size. Sounds to me like JNC has made the decision that image quality is worth more than size.
Not bad, not signed in tho because I’m paranoid about that sorta thing with unofficial apps.
What I did notice tho is part one chapter one in crest of stars, it’s cutting off the last line or two. I can see a partial line with leads me to think there might be at least one more under it. It’s being hidden partly by the bottom toolbar. “Next page” medium font setting.
@tenori-tejima I think you can have the opening scene be with the hikkikomori and the Zel. If handled correctly, it could be a really good hook. And 500 words isn't too long to make the reader wait for the reveal in the next scene, i.e., that the Zel is actually not human.
Have you heard of Nanowrimo? It's a free online event in November where people write 50,000 words of a novel. I've done Nanowrimo a number of times, usually either to start a new novel or to finish one I've been working on.
Yeah, it's logical and convinient.. But far less than half of even anime entries have one. Even less for manga. For other languages it's even worse. It could end in a confusing mishmash. Not to mention that one can still search for anime using english title.
Not to mention that they still other, more pressing problems, like 7000 entries backlog of manga to approve...
@mirage_gsm Grammar exists to serve the purpose of whatever situation language is being used at any given time. For a fictional prose work whose main purpose is to entertain, the purpose of grammar is to protect and enhance the enjoyability of reading the prose. Some of the grammar rules that might be used for, say, an official academic report whose main purpose is to convey information in a professional manner, might not be appropriate for a prose novel, and if the writer/translator/editor decides that the most enjoyable way to read a given passage is to break the grammar rules a bit, then that is their judgment. Obviously it's a judgment with room to argue to the contrary, but it's not a matter of "we must stick to the strictest of grammar rules for every official publication or else we might as well descend into total grammar anarchy".
@blueshift I don't really like the glaring light of tablets and I'm therefore trying to switch to a reading tablet. I also reqlly like the papery like screen reading tablets offer. Thank you for your answer anyhow.
Death element in that game is actually something like slow acting poisons, so the story counterpart of that would be the kind of magic assasins find useful.
For the Demon Lord, I imagine him as something completely non human and uses hell-spawn magic that can't be learned by anyone. It contains darkness and death, but is also mixed with things only the Demon Lord can comprehend. (I actually took the evil element from another online game, DragonFable).
However, being darkness and death, the Demon Lord's magic also has some weakness to Light. Hero was not able to land any of his ultimate killing blows (that would've killed Demon Lord then and there), so when presented with the opportunity, he settled for the next best thing by casting a very powerful Light spell which takes advantage of Demon Lord having Death and Darkness element. Even though Hero was not able to finish the Demon Lord for good, dividing his magic into tiny little pieces is more than enough to say it's a victory.
But the thing is, attacking usually leaves you open to attack yourself, so Demon Lord, as a last ditch attempt, attacks Hero with everything he's got. He employs a similarly powerful curse that restricts the Hero from using full 100% of his powers (possibly ever again). Now his legendary strength is divided into 6 parts, and worse, each 1/6th is now a sentient being that can think for itself.
Not only do these 6 waifus hate each other (insert sexist joke here), they kind of think "I'm the strongest element there is, and everyone else is just a scrub. That's why I was the Hero's favorite."
That's why, instead of taking the usual direction of an adventure novel (the waifus journey to destroy all 10,000 Demon Lord remnants), the female lead first has to convince the others to join her cause, and the only way this could ever be resolved is by brute force.
So the focus of the story would be female lead challenging the other waifus in battle to prove her strength, one by one enumeration style, like the girls in Busou Shoujo or the Generation of Miracles in Kuroko's Basketball. Maybe sometimes she wins, maybe one time she loses, maybe she works together with another waifu to bring down the top waifu, who knows. They all have their own motivations and desires, and just tolerate each other at best. The character development would come from them coming to terms with each other. Maybe they can even recreate the Hero one time when they all work together, (and if they're too fixated on arguing, maybe a second Demon Lord emerges from combined scraps)