New Acquisitions Speculation General [5 NEW AQUISITIONS ANNOUNCED! 2 AQUISITIONS LEFT TO BE ANNOUNCED!]


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    Yay yay, new license. And I think it involves a woman

    (one of my favorite aspects from Shakespeare works). =]



  • @terrence from what play if I may ask? Or are you talking generally?


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    Now this is something I have never heard.

    Only the 4th series left that I'm interest now. Don't really interest in Nasuverse to be honest.


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    @imilyaz said in New Acquisitions Speculation General [5 NEW AQUISITIONS ANNOUNCED! 2 AQUISITIONS LEFT TO BE ANNOUNCED!]:

    @terrence from what play if I may ask? Or are you talking generally?

    I always get them mixed up, but:

    Twelfth (k?)Night - A shipwrecked woman dresses up as a male courier serving a Lord.

    As You Like It(?) - I'm trying to remember the specifics of the other one, and if it's this play title or another. Been a bit, but I remember the main character was a wrestler, his love interest ends up dressing up as a man (Ganymede). These two end up play acting a date while the female character is dressed as a man.

    Edit: Eeyup.

    Rosalind, because she is "more than common tall", dresses up as a boy, Ganymede, a well-known image to the audience. She plays on her ambiguous charm to seduce Orlando, but also (involuntarily) the shepherdess Phoebe. Thus behind the conventions of Elizabethan theater in its original setting, the young boy playing the girl Rosalind dresses up as a boy and is then courted by another boy playing Phoebe.

    Shakespeare liked to play on the awkwardness of having young male actors portraying women cross dressing as men who then would pretend to be a woman in that simulation setting. It's like an Xzibit meme (we put a male actor in a female role so he can pretend to be a woman while pretending to be a man pretending to be a woman). It's one of the times where you have to think "what does he want us to see here? A man, a woman, the actor himself? How do we make sense of this?". Imagine how tough that would be for the actor, to have like 3 or 4 levels of pretending, and to make it believable.

    In the modern day, we have the next level work of art with consciousness hopping in Kokoro Connect. =P

    I had high hopes Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma would try something like that in its plot, but alas, not so much. Would have been really interesting to have a character (villain or hero) pretending to be someone they aren't while controlling their body.



  • @terrence ah thanks
    Though I may have only read one of Shakespeare's plays, I fell in love with his writing(merchant of Venice). Though I do need someone helping me understand the language from time to time so I can enjoy it even more

    Fun fact: there is a woman in merchant of Venice called Portia. Though she only play's it for a short period, she cross dresses as a male lawyer(or the layer's assistant can't remember) to save... Well the merchant of Venice. But you probably knew that :p


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    So with the new newsletter we have the additional hint that one series is suited for Halloween. I hope that means horror/mystery, but maybe Sam and Aimee are just trolling and its about someone getting reincarnated as a pumpkin.


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    @jaquobus said in New Acquisitions Speculation General [5 NEW AQUISITIONS ANNOUNCED! 2 AQUISITIONS LEFT TO BE ANNOUNCED!]:

    So with the new newsletter we have the additional hint that one series is suited for Halloween. I hope that means horror/mystery, but maybe Sam and Aimee are just trolling and its about someone getting reincarnated as a pumpkin.

    Guessing it's the not a Nasuverse one. Isn't one of the guesses something dark (character design wise)?

    The Garden of Sinners, known in Japan as Boundary of Emptiness and sometimes referred as Rakkyo, is a Japanese light novel series,

    ^but I think this is a part of the Nasuverse, so idk.



  • Yeah, Garden of Sinners is part of the Nasuverse. I'm so sure sure it's DDD I can almost taste it.



  • @paulnamida

    Can't be DDD. It is Kodansha, but the 2 new licenses are from a new publisher.



  • yeah, forgot about that hint that it's 2 new publishers... I still want DDD >w<



  • Maybe Kara no Kyoukai for #2…?

    I know it's published by Kodansha, but the hint "Stop Flicking it." -> 'Flicks' as in movies -> Kara no Kyoukai has 7 film adaptations…? I know it's a little simple but eh…

    There is also the nasu-verse hint, I was also thinking "You won't want it to end" could be referring to the boundry (Kyoukai) in the title…?



  • @maxunwell

    #2 is supposed to be a single volume novel. That is what "You won't want it to end" refers to.



  • Tsuki no Sango then?? not sure what publisher that is though





  • @hakomari would be why you won't want it to end (?). Just named it for fun XD It'd be too much of a troll if it actually was it



  • @paulnamida said in New Acquisitions Speculation General [5 NEW AQUISITIONS ANNOUNCED! 2 AQUISITIONS LEFT TO BE ANNOUNCED!]:

    Tsuki no Sango then?? not sure what publisher that is though

    Seikaisha Fictions



  • Idk why this came to mind, but Ro-Kyu-Bu! for #4 - "ironically, it doesn't need a club" - it's about a Basketball Club but you don't need a club to play basketball. "The flatter, the scarier" could be a reference to the main cast being made up of lolis mainly. I have had very little exposure to the series but it just popped into my mind while looking at the clues and I'm not sure why…

    Also, Dengeki Bunko has offerings in English avalible from both YP and, more recently, Seven Seas, so it's not impossible for J-Novel to start licencing titles from them! I mean, this seems like a weird choice based on some of the great titles DB has, but we'll see where this leads if that's the case, I guess…?


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