Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de / When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace

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    Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de
    a.k.a. When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace

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    Synopsis (from TVTropes): Six months ago, the four members of a literature club, as well as the elementary school niece of their club adviser, were bestowed with supernatural powers. Jurai Andou, the only male, became able to produce rather useless black flames. The girls also acquired a variety of powerful abilities: the bemused Tomoyo Kanzaki became a Time Master, the ditzy Hatoko Kushikawa gained Elemental Powers, Chifuyu Himeki, the youngest of the group, acquired the Power of Creation, and the aloof Sayumi Takanashi could repair objects or heal living things (though it's actually returning it to its original state). However, since they gained these powers, nothing has actually changed in their everyday life. Why have they been given these powers in the first place? Will the heroic fantasy life that Andou imagined these powers would bring ever actually arrive?

    Author: Kouta Nozomi
    Illustrator: 029
    Publisher: SOFTBANK Creative
    Volumes: 13 (edit: complete)

    Crunchyroll (if you want to watch the anime)

    So here's another SBCreative LN that was adapted into an anime already. You may remember it because it was done by Studio TRIGGER and wondered why, of all things, they would do a school-life light novel adaptation. Or maybe you remember it for the absolutely epic anti-chuuni rant by Saori Hayami's character halfway through the show, quite possibly the single best segment of voice acting in all of anime history.

    Whatever the case, I'd say the original LN is definitely worth getting into. What's notable is that, despite the supernatural powers the main characters have, it doesn't really lead them into resolving some grand plot; instead, it's more of a slice-of-life/character drama story, with the supernatural powers affecting how they relate to each other. At any rate the anime seemed to be popular enough for Sentai Filmworks to give it an English dub, so this would basically be another "check out the LN if you liked the anime!" title for the site, but I think it'll fit well with stuff like Neechuu, Little Apocalypse, and Rokujyoma, albeit more as a different take on supernaturally-enhanced school life.

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    @terrence Thanks for the correction. Edited the first post accordingly.

    (Guess that's another strike for LNDB on inaccurate completion statuses...)

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    I have not watch the anime for this but I really want this one as it seems like it will be a fun read.

  • @stardf29 More like outdated rather than inaccurate. Not many people are updating LNDB and my motivation is pretty low considering the lack of moderators and the MIA admin.

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    The anime for this one surprisingly features one of the best single scene voice acting performances for an actress. You know the scene if you watched the show.

    @aruseus493 said in Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de / When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace:

    @stardf29 More like outdated rather than inaccurate.

    This particular entry is inaccurate though, because the volume count is up to date at 13, but they kept it listed as ongoing. They would have had to just ignore that part when they updated.

    I'm lazy, so I can see myself doing the same if I'm updating a bunch of LN volume counts at the same time or something and didn't do any research, but yeah.

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    I loved that anime, it away's made me feel better at the end of day, when my job sucked, I would love to see this get picked up.

    I think this is one of the only titles I have requested twice on the seven seas survey , I had this has my #2 on J light novel clubs survey from last year. In fact i think i have asked every company for this twice.

  • I loved this anime, go figure how devastated I was when I found out no one was translating the novels, not even a fan-translation. Specially with that hint at a grand plot behind the scenes. And yes, that scene by Hayamin is probably the most memorable piece of voice acting of recent times.