Catch Up Titles Archive (Updated to December 2019)


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    @raitoiro said in Catch Up Titles Archive (Updated to November 2019):

    I think I'm gonna try Smartphone, the anime was terrible (the abridged version is gold tho) but I kinda want to see what the LN is like.

    It was fun for a while, but I dropped out around vol. 11 or 12. The series' original schtick could only carry it along so far, and the stuff brought in to replace it didn't really interest me.


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    @raitoiro said in Catch Up Titles Archive (Updated to November 2019):

    I think I'm gonna try Smartphone, the anime was terrible (the abridged version is gold tho) but I kinda want to see what the LN is like.

    It's fun. One of the faults of the anime, probably done for time reasons, is it cut out a lot of the material where Touya was training, crafting, learning. That made it feel like he was succeeding without earning anything.

    He is another overpowered character, massively so as it goes on. The harem size is also overdone to the point that you really need that list of characters. Despite those points it's still a fun read.


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    @terrence said in Catch Up Titles Archive (Updated to November 2019):

    I need to read Magic in this Other World Too Far Behind (pretty sure I read 1-4).

    Podcast I'm in is covering JK Haru shortly, so that works out pretty good if I want to read through some of Summer again (I did buy the first one though for rereading last month).

    Magic 1-4 or 5 were the good ones for me. After that it descends into a mix of the original story and cliched teen harem comedy.


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    First post updated with December 2019 catchup.


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    Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash

    This went on catch-up a little before I joined JNC in September 2018, and I've been waiting ever since. I've read it gets weird later on but I liked the anime so I've wanted to give it a try.

    Arifrueta Zero - I should try this since I've read the main series

    Campfire Cooking, Infinite - fun, but I already own then.


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    Yes, Grimgar! I've been waiting for a catchup to bridge the gap between where the physicals are and where the digital releases are at. I started reading the physicals after learning about the series through the anime and before I became a J-Novel Club member. After I became a member I decided to start following the weekly releases instead once there was a catchup and sold my physicals. When I have more money I might buy the premium ebooks for the bonuses and if I have more space as well maybe the physicals again, although I don't really like the quality and typesetting of Seven Seas's release. It's way too bulky for how long the books actually are and the covers look cheap. I like J-Novel's in-house physicals a lot better.

    For the others, I'm already caught up with Infinite Dendrogram and Campfire Cooking. I might try Arifureta Zero if I have time. I read part of the main series last time it was on catchup and thought it was decent enough that I'd likely read more if I had the time next time it went on catchup, although the harem was annoying and I think some of JNC's other series that have gotten less hype are actually quite a bit better.


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    @yumenokage said in Catch Up Titles Archive (Updated to December 2019):

    I might try Arifureta Zero if I have time. I read part of the main series last time it was on catchup and thought it was decent enough that I'd likely read more if I had the time next time it went on catchup, although the harem was annoying and I think some of JNC's other series that have gotten less hype are actually quite a bit better.

    It's pretty far down in my ranking of JNC titles. It has a long list of eye-roll worthy cliches but I enjoy it despite itself and have made it through 9 of the 10. (I'm still reading it I just haven't gotten around to #10 yet.)


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    I was trying to push myself through the latest Grimgar, glad to see I don't have to (put it off until later in the month).