General Recommendation Thread (Not Series License Requests)


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    @db0ssman said in General Recommendation Thread (Not Series License Requests):

    @Melting-Sky said in General Recommendation Thread (Not Series License Requests):

    Bookworm is well written for an isekai LN and its not afraid to do it's own thing. Most isakai give us a young male protagonist that wakes up being able to 1 hit an elder dragon while it rains waifu, where as Bookworm gives us sick little idealist girl who loves books and takes on the unfair dogma of a medieval classist society.

    Since Bookworm is only the second LN I ever read, I think it gave me a really unfair standard to hold other LN to. That also holds true with the quality of the writing itself too, not just how well structured and deep the story is.

    That's always the problem with going strait for the top shelf stuff your first time. Setting the bar so high leads to a lot of disappointment. Although there are a lot of really trashy LNs out there, don't be afraid to sift through the chaff to find the rarer gems. They are there, just burried.



  • I dont know where to ask so asking hear

    I enjoyed potion loli vol 3 and 4 very much. Biggest point for me was mc seem so alive as all her choice, her reasoning, learning form past mistake seem so real to me.

    So i wanted to ask does make my ability average also have such great alive character as its also by funa. I know best answer is to try myself but then also just wanted to ask.


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    @Bromit said in General Recommendation Thread (Not Series License Requests):

    I dont know where to ask so asking hear

    I enjoyed potion loli vol 3 and 4 very much. Biggest point for me was mc seem so alive as all her choice, her reasoning, learning form past mistake seem so real to me.

    So i wanted to ask does make my ability average also have such great alive character as its also by funa. I know best answer is to try myself but then also just wanted to ask.

    I believe so (in my opinion). The MC's in both have much in common and similar personalities


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    @Bromit All 3 of FUMA's Work (Potionn Loli, 80000 gold, and Ability average) are really similar, the MC especially so.



  • @Raitoiro agree, i read manga of 80k gold alongside potion loli. It feel like i am reading same manga with slightly different power of mc, as almost same plot was going. But sadly there is only 1vol out of 80k gold in English that too 15month ago (vol 2 when sol press? Well thats a discussion for sol press thread)

    Was just wondering if average ability was similar because its settings seems different. Thx for response, will read vol 1 soon now.


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    @Bromit Abilities Average is my favorite of the three, because of the great characters (not just the MC) and because it has more amusing and outright funny moments that match my sense of humor.

    You should give Seriously Seeking Sister a try while it's on catch-up until Sunday night. It has a FUNA feel to me.

    Another one with a good female MC is I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years, though it's more about warm slice of life and lacks FUNA's snark and silliness.

    For extra silliness, try Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear, it's bear-riffic.


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    @Bromit Ability average is the one I read the most out of the 3 and yeah it's really similar to the other. The cast and the world may be different but it's kind of the same story with similar characters doing kind of similar thing.

    It's not a bad series but it's not a good one either, it's funny and light hearted like you would expect from FUMA but it loses its drive in later volumes and become kinda boring and repetitive (around vol 4 or 5 IRC).

    IMO a better version of that kind of story is "Reincarnated as a sword", the start of vol1 isn't that good but once the true main character (Fran) appears the story become really entertaining.


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    @Raitoiro said in General Recommendation Thread (Not Series License Requests):

    IMO a better version of that kind of story is "Reincarnated as a sword", the start of vol1 isn't that good but once the true main character (Fran) appears the story become really entertaining.

    That's a good series, especially if you want something a little more serious than FUNA while still being mostly lighthearted instead of grimdark.


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    @Bromit All three of FUNA's series (Potions, Abilities Average, and 80K Gold) have similar protagonists: highly independent, intelligent women (all stuck looking like 12 year olds) who tend to not think things through completely.

    Honestly, Abilities Average is probably the best of the three series.


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    I agree with the recommendations for Seriously Seeking Sister if you like FUNA's stuff. Ristia (main character in Sister) reminds me a LOT of Mile from Abilities Average.

    Ristia/Mile: "Oh, I'm just a normal girl."
    Literally everyone: "No normal girl can do that."


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