Latest revisions of published volumes? (Updated 28/10 -18)


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    Update;
    I've made a list in a post below of every downloadable jnovel volume and their latest revision dates. I plan to update it every now and then, and also, if any of you see any updated volumes with newer dates, I'd appreciate if you post in this thread and I'll incorporate it to the list. If down the line there comes an official solution of keeping track of latest changes, of course this list will be deprecated.

    Also keep in mind, earlier versions may have content the later ones don't, for example Kokoro Connect Hito: Random version 22 Aug 2018 has textless illustrations later revisions don't. For those instances I plan to make a separate note in the list.

    List last updated 27/10 -18

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    Original OP;
    I know I've read a similar question here somewhere before, about how to know if there's a new revision of an existing volume, but I can't for the life of me find it so, creating this thread to ask that question.

    I download jnovel volumes to a single folder on my pc so, I could go by the file creation dates, let's say a year old should be safe(?), and redownload those from the library. But, is there any other way about the issue?


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    The epubs have a revision number in the copyright page like this one: Ebook edition 1.0: July 2018. But it is not always updated, especially if they only fix minor typos and such.

    The only real way to be sure would be to compare the old epub with the new one with some comparison app. Or simply delete your old files and re-download them all from time to time. It's been asked several times to have a Last Updated date field included in the library view, but no news so far. I guess they might add it with the next site re-design. Who knows...


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    @terabyte Comparison apps won't help, the volumes create different checksums each time they have been redownloaded so you may just as well open it and look up the revision number...

    Deleting all files isn't really an option either with close to 200 library items, so I guess my best bet is to go by file creation date and simply hope no major changes happen to titles older than the cutoff date...


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    @korppi Well, when I download the newest/last volume of a series I usually re-download just that series. As for comparison, you have to first unzip the files into a folder for it to work. I usually do that and it works just fine for me. Comparing the epub files directly certainly is a problem.


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    Some people have created scripts to download their libraries en masse, I think maybe @Guspaz has one? Maybe one of them will pop in here :x


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    I've written various API helper functions that can get that sort of stuff, but I've not put them together into an app that specifically loops through the list of books and downloads each one. I've focused more on prepub stuff.


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    I hope some sort of proper revision notification will be part of the site update, it is one of the things that annoys me & with over 50 volumes in my JNC library it isn't like I can just re-download everything all the time for the hell of it. (I mean, I have unlimited internet so I can, but the doing it & buggering around with calibre/kindle for each & every one, then having Kindle be dumb with uploaded books & leave two copies rather than realise it is an update... )


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    My problem isn't the downloading. It's moving all the downloads to my Moon Reader+ directory.


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    Partial update 28/10 -18, full check 21/10 -18

    As a temporary measure, I went through them and made a list of all last revisions up to current date 21/10 -18 (modified timestamp metadata from calibre). Of note, in late April -18, all existing volumes at the time seem to have been revised?;

    Latest editions 21/10 -18; (warning, long list...)

    Yume Nikki Modified: 24 Apr 2018

    Walking My Second Path in Life: Volume 1 Modified: 22 Apr 2018
    Walking My Second Path in Life: Volume 2 Modified: 24 Apr 2018

    The Unwanted Undead Adventurer: Volume 1 Modified: 16 May 2018
    The Unwanted Undead Adventurer: Volume 2 Modified: 17 Jul 2018
    The Unwanted Undead Adventurer: Volume 3 Modified: 22 Oct 2018

    The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar: Volume 1 Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar: Volume 2 Modified: 29 May 2018
    The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar: Volume 3 Modified: 03 Sep 2018

    The Magic in this Other World is Too Far Behind! Vol. 1 Modified: 17 Apr 2018
    The Magic in this Other World is Too Far Behind! Vol. 2 Modified: 16 May 2018
    The Magic in this Other World is Too Far Behind! Vol. 3 Modified: 15 Jun 2018
    The Magic in this Other World is Too Far Behind! Vol. 4 Modified: 14 Jul 2018
    The Magic in this Other World is Too Far Behind! Vol. 5 Modified: 17 Aug 2018
    The Magic in this Other World is Too Far Behind! Vol. 6 Modified: 15 Sep 2018

    The Faraway Paladin: The Boy in the City of the Dead Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    The Faraway Paladin: The Archer of Beast Woods Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    The Faraway Paladin: The Lord of the Rust Mountains: Primus Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    The Faraway Paladin: The Lord of the Rust Mountains: Secundus Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    The Faraway Paladin: The Torch Port Ensemble Modified: 24 Apr 2018

    Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: The Wayward Journey Volume 1 Modified: 27 Aug 2018

    Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles Volume 1 Modified: 28 Aug 2018

    Paying to Win in a VRMMO Volume 1 Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    Paying to Win in a VRMMO Volume 2 Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    Paying to Win in a VRMMO Volume 3 Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    Paying to Win in a VRMMO Volume 4 Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    Paying to Win in a VRMMO Volume 5 Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    Paying to Win in a VRMMO Volume 6 Modified: 24 Apr 2018

    Outbreak Company: Volume 1 Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    Outbreak Company: Volume 2 Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    Outbreak Company: Volume 3 Modified: 18 Jun 2018
    Outbreak Company: Volume 4 Modified: 22 Jun 2018
    Outbreak Company: Volume 5 Modified: 07 Sep 2018

    Occultic;Nine Volume 1 Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    Occultic;Nine Volume 2 Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    Occultic;Nine Volume 3 Modified: 24 Apr 2018

    My Little Sister Can Read Kanji Volume 1 Modified: 23 Apr 2018
    My Little Sister Can Read Kanji Volume 2 Modified: 23 Apr 2018
    My Little Sister Can Read Kanji Volume 3 Modified: 23 Apr 2018
    My Little Sister Can Read Kanji Volume 4 Modified: 14 Jun 2018

    My Big Sister Lives in a Fantasy World: The World's Strongest Little Brother Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    My Big Sister Lives in a Fantasy World: The Half-Baked Vampire vs. the Strongest Little Sister?! Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    My Big Sister Lives in a Fantasy World: Humanity's Extinction Happens During Summer Vacation?! Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    My Big Sister Lives in a Fantasy World: The Melancholy of the High School Girl Light Novel Author?! Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    My Big Sister Lives in a Fantasy World: The Strongest Little Brother's Commonplace Encounters with the Bizarre?! Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    My Big Sister Lives in a Fantasy World: Humanity's Extinction Actually Happens This Time With the Evil God's Revival?! Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    My Big Sister Lives in a Fantasy World: The World's Strongest Little Brother Vs. The Evil God?! Modified: 24 Apr 2018

    Mixed Bathing in Another Dimension: The Hero of the Unlimited Bath Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    Mixed Bathing in Another Dimension: The Fervent Sand Baths Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    Mixed Bathing in Another Dimension: The Chaotic Stone Sauna Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    Mixed Bathing in Another Dimension: The Ancient Seawater Baths Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    Mixed Bathing in Another Dimension: The Turbulent Underwater Baths Modified: 24 Apr 2018

    Me, a Genius? I Was Reborn into Another World and I Think They've Got the Wrong Idea! Volume 1 Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    Me, a Genius? I Was Reborn into Another World and I Think They've Got the Wrong Idea! Volume 2 Modified: 11 Jun 2018
    Me, a Genius? I Was Reborn into Another World and I Think They've Got the Wrong Idea! Volume 3 Modified: 11 Aug 2018

    Lazy Dungeon Master: Volume 1 Modified: 05 Aug 2018
    Lazy Dungeon Master: Volume 2 Modified: 10 Oct 2018

    Last and First Idol Modified: 21 Sep 2018

    Kokoro Connect: Hito Random Modified: 12 Sep 2018
    (Older version (Modified: 22 Aug 2018) contains textless illustrations not present in later revisions. You might want to copy those before updating your copy)
    Kokoro Connect: Kizu Random Modified: 24 Oct 2018

    JK Haru is a Sex Worker in Another World Modified: 18 Sep 2018

    Invaders of the Rokujouma!? Volume 1 Modified: 22 Apr 2018
    Invaders of the Rokujouma!? Volume 2 Modified: 22 Apr 2018
    Invaders of the Rokujouma!? Volume 3 Modified: 22 Apr 2018
    Invaders of the Rokujouma!? Volume 4 Modified: 22 Apr 2018
    Invaders of the Rokujouma!? Volume 5 Modified: 22 Apr 2018
    Invaders of the Rokujouma!? Volume 6 Modified: 22 Apr 2018
    Invaders of the Rokujouma!? Volume 7 Modified: 22 Apr 2018
    Invaders of the Rokujouma!? Volume 7.5 Modified: 23 Apr 2018
    Invaders of the Rokujouma!? Volume 8 Modified: 23 Apr 2018
    Invaders of the Rokujouma!? Volume 8.5 Modified: 23 Apr 2018
    Invaders of the Rokujouma!? Volume 9 Modified: 23 Apr 2018
    Invaders of the Rokujouma!? Volume 10 Modified: 23 Apr 2018
    Invaders of the Rokujouma!? Volume 11 Modified: 23 Apr 2018
    Invaders of the Rokujouma!? Volume 12 Modified: 05 May 2018
    Invaders of the Rokujouma!? Volume 13 Modified: 07 Jun 2018
    Invaders of the Rokujouma!? Volume 14 Modified: 06 Jul 2018
    Invaders of the Rokujouma!? Volume 15 Modified: 05 Aug 2018
    Invaders of the Rokujouma!? Volume 16 Modified: 10 Oct 2018

    Infinite Stratos: Volume 1 Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    Infinite Stratos: Volume 2 Modified: 19 Jun 2018
    Infinite Stratos: Volume 3 Modified: 20 Aug 2018
    Infinite Stratos: Volume 4 Modified: 26 Oct 2018

    Infinite Dendrogram: Volume 1 Modified: 22 Apr 2018
    Infinite Dendrogram: Volume 2 Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    Infinite Dendrogram: Volume 3 Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    Infinite Dendrogram: Volume 4 Modified: 22 Apr 2018
    Infinite Dendrogram: Volume 5 Modified: 22 Apr 2018
    Infinite Dendrogram: Volume 6 Modified: 22 May 2018
    Infinite Dendrogram: Volume 7 Modified: 11 Sep 2018

    In Another World With My Smartphone: Volume 1 Modified: 16 Aug 2018
    In Another World With My Smartphone: Volume 2 Modified: 15 Aug 2018
    In Another World With My Smartphone: Volume 3 Modified: 15 Aug 2018
    In Another World With My Smartphone: Volume 4 Modified: 15 Aug 2018
    In Another World With My Smartphone: Volume 5 Modified: 16 Aug 2018
    In Another World With My Smartphone: Volume 6 Modified: 15 Aug 2018
    In Another World With My Smartphone: Volume 7 Modified: 15 Aug 2018
    In Another World With My Smartphone: Volume 8 Modified: 15 Aug 2018
    In Another World With My Smartphone: Volume 9 Modified: 11 Jul 2018
    In Another World With My Smartphone: Volume 10 Modified: 20 Sep 2018

    If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord Volume 1 Modified: 22 Apr 2018
    If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord Volume 2 Modified: 22 Apr 2018
    If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord Volume 3 Modified: 22 Apr 2018
    If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord Volume 4 Modified: 22 Apr 2018
    If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord Volume 5 Modified: 22 Apr 2018
    If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord Volume 6 Modified: 28 Jun 2018
    If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord Volume 7 Modified: 30 Aug 2018

    I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse Volume 1 Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse Volume 2 Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse Volume 3 Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse Volume 4 Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse Volume 5 Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse Volume 6 Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse Volume 7 Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse Volume 8 Modified: 10 Jun 2018
    I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse Volume 9 Modified: 13 Aug 2018
    I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse Volume 10 Modified: 15 Oct 2018

    How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord: Volume 1 Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord: Volume 2 Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord: Volume 3 Modified: 07 May 2018
    How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord: Volume 4 Modified: 23 Jul 2018
    How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord: Volume 5 Modified: 08 Oct 2018

    How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Volume 1 Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Volume 2 Modified: 19 Jul 2018
    How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Volume 3 Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Volume 4 Modified: 19 Jul 2018
    How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Volume 5 Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Volume 6 Modified: 19 Jul 2018
    How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Volume 7 Modified: 22 Sep 2018

    Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash level.1 Whisper, Chant, Prayer, Awaken Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash level.2 Everything is Precious Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash level.3 You Have To Accept That Things Won't Always Go Your Way Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash level.4 The Leaders and the Led Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash level.5 Hear Me Out, and Try Not to Laugh Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash level.6 Towards a Glory Not Worth Taking Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash level.7 The Rainbow on the Other Side Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash level.8 And So We Wait For Tomorrow Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash level.9 Here and Now, to Far Far Away Modified: 11 Jun 2018
    Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash level.10 Love Songs Won't Reach Modified: 15 Aug 2018
    Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash level.11 That Time, We Each Dreamed on Our Own Paths Modified: 16 Oct 2018

    Gear Drive: Volume 1 Modified: 04 Sep 2018

    From Truant to Anime Screenwriter: My Path to “Anohana” and “The Anthem of the Heart” Modified: 16 May 2018

    Der Werwolf: The Annals of Veight Volume 1 Modified: 13 Sep 2018

    Demon King Daimaou Volume 1 Modified: 22 Apr 2018
    Demon King Daimaou Volume 2 Modified: 22 Apr 2018
    Demon King Daimaou Volume 3 Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    Demon King Daimaou Volume 4 Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    Demon King Daimaou Volume 5 Modified: 03 Jun 2018
    Demon King Daimaou Volume 6 Modified: 21 Jul 2018
    Demon King Daimaou Volume 7 Modified: 24 Sep 2018

    Clockwork Planet: Volume 1 Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    Clockwork Planet: Volume 2 Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    Clockwork Planet: Volume 3 Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    Clockwork Planet: Volume 4 13 Oct 2018

    Brave Chronicle: The Ruinmaker Modified: 24 Apr 2018

    Bluesteel Blasphemer: Volume 1 Modified: 22 Apr 2018
    Bluesteel Blasphemer: Volume 2 Modified: 22 Apr 2018
    Bluesteel Blasphemer: Volume 3 Modified: 22 Apr 2018
    Bluesteel Blasphemer: Volume 4 Modified: 22 Apr 2018

    Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest: Volume 1 Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest: Volume 2 Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest: Volume 3 Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest: Volume 4 Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest: Volume 5 Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest: Volume 6 Modified: 26 May 2018
    Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest: Volume 7 Modified: 13 Aug 2018
    Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest: Volume 8 Modified: 28 Oct 2018

    Arifureta Zero: Volume 1 Modified: 24 Apr 2018

    Ao Oni Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    Ao Oni: Mutation Modified: 08 Aug 2018
    Ao Oni: Vengeance Modified: 24 Apr 2018

    An Archdemon's Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride: Volume 1 Modified: 23 Aug 2018
    An Archdemon's Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride: Volume 2 Modified: 20 Oct 2018

    Amagi Brilliant Park: Volume 1 Modified: 13 Sep 2018

    [New Life+] Young Again in Another World: Vol. 1 Modified: 24 Apr 2018
    [New Life+] Young Again in Another World: Vol. 2 Modified: 30 Apr 2018
    [New Life+] Young Again in Another World: Vol. 3 Modified: 16 Jun 2018