Marginal Operation



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    Description:

    Not wanting to remain a NEET, 30 years old Arata decided to join a private military and security company. While having fun during the training and getting good scores, soon he has to face a real war.

    Author: SHIBAMURA Yuri
    Artist: Shizuma Yoshinori
    Publisher: Kodansha
    Status in COO: 5 Volumes (Complete)
    Manga Adaption: Yes (Link)
    Anime Adaption: No

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    Here's my vote. It's an interesting series although the fan-translations are some of the worst I've ever seen.


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    First two volumes of the Manga are free right now on Bookwalker Japan (Japanese language only of course).

    https://bookwalker.jp/dec0d923f6-5ae9-438a-90f5-7d599748622c/?acode=WpfPW3yk


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


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    We're lacking in military series and 5 vol isn’t too long. You got my vote.


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    I'll give this another bump. To talk about the series a little bit, the protagonist loses his job as the entire company shuts down literally over-night. As a result, he's in desperate need of money. Upon seeing job listings with a private military force as an operator, he ends up signing up. After quickly passing their interviews, he ends up on a plane to a middle eastern country where he lives at a military facility as he learns about giving orders to squads. The action of the series is focused on tactical scenarios rather than personal battles. It also explores how the MC comes to term with his life of being involved in "Death" as there are lives in his hands.

    It's a pretty interesting series and I'd definitely like to read the LN plus bonus points for being a completed series. I think there's a sequel/spin-off too but I'm not sure about their status off the top of my head.


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    Heh, Katana Maidens Chara designer doing the gun thing. Oh yeah, there was some work on KanColle... But still, the other character on the covers looks like Kanami~


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    This looks great.

    One question though, do you think JNC are still interested in completed series? It seems those they have sell considerably less than the current series. I hope I’m wrong but I feel they may lean away from this sort of thing...


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    @the-green-death I think it's less to do with whether a series is completed or not and more of what seems like it would sell well. Completed series aren't often that well known because a lot of popular series are very long ongoing titles.