Catch Up Titles Archive (Updated to November 2019)


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    Is Paying to win good? The premise seems fun but I read not so positive opinions.


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    I got left behind on "Elf Bride" and "Der Werwolf" a long while back, so perfect time to catch up, I guess. I've also been mildly curious about "Paying to Win in a VRMMO", so might check that out…?


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    So no Mixed Bathing this time around either 😩

    Other than that, first post updated.


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    @lex said in Catch Up Titles (June 2019):

    Is Paying to win good? The premise seems fun but I read not so positive opinions.

    It had its moments. I liked volume 1 a lot. Beyond volume 2, I think it got worse as it went on though.

    The setting of the world in the game isn't really ever a draw either (it's not really adventurous; it's more about the characters, and it shows both their in game lives and out of game lives + connections).


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    @terrence thanks, I guess I'll keep it last and read it if I have time left before the next catch up.


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    @lex I have the opposite view as Terrance in that I feel it gets better once you readjust your view. The volumes after the first are basically character focused SoL and when taken as that I thought it was well written and quite charming. Strangely I just started volume 5 last week so my opinion could change in these last few volumes.

    As always your mileage may vary.


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    @the-green-death thanks for your opinion too. Another question, from the tags and description I think I should not expect any romance, right?


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    @lex No romance at all (though there are interested parties, it’s not reciprocated at this stage). More just watching fun characters interact with a overbearingly talented and self assured rich guy


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    Don't go in hoping for romance and you probably won't be disappointed. The character relationship building is good outside of that, yeah. =)


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    @myskaros said in Catch Up Titles (June 2019):

    June 2019 catchups:

    • Elf Bride
    • Der Werwolf
    • Cooking with Wild Game
    • Paying to Win in a VRMMO

    Nice, I've been wanting to try Elf Bride.

    For anyone who hasn't read Der Werewolf, it's good, fun and surprisingly funny now and then from situational humor rather than slapstick or jokes.


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    Another month, another I've already read them all or own them.

    Really hoping for that Apocalypse one to come on catch up, as it is the only still active thing JNC has that I haven't read.


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    @lex There's also some quirky humor in the form of pop culture references. I liked it, overall.


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    Well it’s July now. Wonder what this month’s ones will be.


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    Are we even going to see July's Catchup titles before AX ends? I'd imagine that Sam will be busy until then.


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    @sinnoaria Sam said last night he was going to try and see if he could get to it after the website update that night, so it is on his mind.

    While I'm normally in the impatient group I wouldn't mind if it took a little longer this time since I still have a bit of stuff I might read from this month in addition to all my physical backlog. I've got all the stuff I really wanted to read that was already expired finished, though, so if it does change soon I won't count it a huge loss either.


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    Let's see if he'll put Mixed Bathing on catchup this time around... 🙄


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    @yumenokage said in Catch Up Titles (June 2019):

    @sinnoaria Sam said last night he was going to try and see if he could get to it after the website update that night, so it is on his mind.

    While I'm normally in the impatient group I wouldn't mind if it took a little longer this time since I still have a bit of stuff I might read from this month in addition to all my physical backlog. I've got all the stuff I really wanted to read that was already expired finished, though, so if it does change soon I won't count it a huge loss either.

    I mean, even if he has it in his mind, he might not have time to update. I wouldn't be surprised if he was busy until after Anime Expo ends.



  • July 2019 catchups:

    • Clockwork Planet
    • Bakarina
    • Orphen
    • Unwanted Undead

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    Yay! I was wanting to try Bakarina.

    I also plan on checking out Clockwork Planet since I like NGNL, although I would tone the ecchi way down if I could. But I really like characters like Shiro and Schwi and seeing all the crazy games is fun.

    As for Orphen, anyone read it that can give me an opinion on it and tell a little about what sort of title it is, beyond what the summary provides? And is it complete?

    And then there's the last title, Unwanted Undead. I read it during its last catchup, which was only a few months ago. Looking back at previous catchups it looks like it goes on catchup fairly frequently. I wonder if something in the licensing deal makes it easier to do catchups for? First bit of first volume was painfully slow, and even going forward there's a lot of exposition, but I liked it decently well.



  • @yumenokage said in Catch Up Titles (June 2019):

    As for Orphen, anyone read it that can give me an opinion on it and tell a little about what sort of title it is, beyond what the summary provides? And is it complete?

    I've read the first couple volumes, it's very much in the same vein as say Slayers or Full Metal Panic in that it's an older series written when different character stereotypes were "in vogue," as it were. It's a fantasy ensemble adventure, think of like anime-Dragonlance, or a more comedic Record of Lodoss War. It's not complete, Steiner put it on hold in order to devote more time to Smartphone in order to catch up with Japan. It'll be resuming in the near future.