Ashita, Boku wa Shinu. Kimi wa Ikikaeru. (Tomorrow, I will die. You will revive.)



  • @hak0
    Actually, any novel with no anime or isekai or fantasy didn't get much attention lol

    Like Isekai + Romcom is more popular than ol' plain Romcom lol
    (Couldn't sell "Shinonome Yuuko Series" or "Jisatsu Suru ni wa Mukanai Kisetsu" either)



  • @hak0 said in Ashita, Boku wa Shinu. Kimi wa Ikikaeru. (Tomorrow, I will die. You will revive.):

    Well I can think of a few LNs that would be published as light bungei if they were published today. Such labels only became popular in the last few years.

    First title comes to mind would be "Hakomari", I guess
    That's why Eiji might be better off at Taiga


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    @bloodygaikotsu

    I was actually just writing a reply to your first reply where I mentioned Eiji Mikage lol. I'll merge them then :

    Yeah well Isekai is quite popular today. Isekai/magic school, harem and romcom make up the vast majority of light novels. Genres like mystery, sci-fi (especially hard sci-fi) and horror have never been light novel genres. That is why it is so hard to find light novels of those genres ^^

    I bet it is because they just don't lend themselves that well to "fun stories" which is what light novels are usually supposed to be. Of course there are exceptions. Like everything Eiji Mikage writes. Perhaps that is why they never sell.

    On that note, his latest book - the one published in Taiga is actually selling well.



  • @hak0
    I think I read more drama and not-all-fun-and-games LNs tho
    I think Oregairu, Kimi to Boku no Uta World's End (is this one even a LN?) and Gekkou are first LNs

    Actually, I was just trying to trace these novels history in mind
    and I tried to imagine the guy in Kodansha Novels who decided to give Anime-type illustration to a Mephisto winner (Zareogoto 1)

    It's, definitely, Katsushi Ota who started this (unawares lol) by making Faust and Kodansha Box.


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    @bloodygaikotsu Yeah but you are actively choosing such LNs, just like I do. They are still definitely a minority.

    Kimi to Boku no Uta World's End

    Published by Dengeki I think. So it would be a LN.

    It's, definitely, Katsushi Ota who started this (unawares lol) by making Faust and Kodansha Box.

    Perhaps. I wouldn't even call everything Kodansha Box publishes belongs to this category. Monogatari for example definitively targets the same audience as light novels. Also the list on light bungei's wiki page doesn't list Kodansha Box as a light bungei label : https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/ライト文芸

    I would say it was Biblia that made the term popular at least.



  • @hak0
    So they listed Kodansha LIGHTNOVEL but not Box lol
    Well, Box doesn't only publish novels anyways but manga and criticisms

    Funny thing that I always thought that Biblia is a Dengeki title, only recently that I noticed it belongs to MediaWorks



  • @hak0 said in Ashita, Boku wa Shinu. Kimi wa Ikikaeru. (Tomorrow, I will die. You will revive.):

    Monogatari for example definitively targets the same audience as light novels.

    Actually, Bakemonogatari started at Mephisto before being serialized in Pandora.

    So, it still stands in this iffy place, where you can't categorize it easily.

    Also, I heard it's originally meant as general literature written in his free time.


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    @bloodygaikotsu

    Monogatari series became more light novel like and less general literature like at one point imo ^^ But yeah most of Nisio Isin's books are hard to categorize.



  • @hak0
    Actually, I think that 1st season books aside from Bake were more like LNs but 2nd and Final season are closer to general literature than LNs <More like the novels after Nise have a lot of character study elements that we don't see much in LNs>


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    @bloodygaikotsu

    I'll take this to PM since this is quite off topic.


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    To bring the topic back to ...well topic, I'll post an excerpt from "Tomorrow, I will die. You will revieve" . Not gonna provide the context because it is funnier this way :

    For some reason, when I woke up, I found a porn magazine beside my bed this morning, and I’m cuddling a Dutch wife. And then, I found lots of sticky fluid between my legs. Thanks to that, mom showed concern to me, saying, “Th-the weather’s fine today! Time to wash the bedsheets! We have to wash it once in a while!” And of all days, Yukiko just had to enter my room today.

    “Brother, I came to wake you up because of what you told me yesterday. Hurry up and wake—WAAH!? B-b-brother!?”

    My sister’s words gave way to a shriek midway through. And during breakfast, she’s giggling away, muttering to herself, “Yukiko saw it❤, it’s all sticky sticky❤”



  • ...seriously?


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    Spotlight time! A friendly bump to an older post that hasn't had any recent conversation in order to draw attention to it.