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I read two volumes of Spice & Wolf and now I'm going back to Mahouka, until Nine Schools Competition arc ending, if everything goes well. Spice & Wolf is very nice; Holo, principally, and Lawrence are very good characters, I'm gonna resume the reading later.
My problem is that I can't continue reading the same thing for a long time. SAO was my longest. XD
Last edited by Leoat12; August 10, 2014 at 09:40 PM.
I was recommended 珈琲店タレーランの事件簿 (Coffee-ten Tareeran no Jikenbo) by Takuma Okazaki and Otomodachikara Onegaishimasu by Shion Miura.
They were recommended by a Japanese friend who has a lot of common interests with me so I'm definitely willing to give the two novels a try.
Started reading The Unexplored Summon://Blood-Sign, a new LN by Kamachi.
I read the first chapter of DOWL Masters today.
Read the 2nd chapter of the Into Illusion BL Light Novel releasing by suBLime manga here. Pretty good thought really light on the BL this time. More focused on developing the plot of the tragedy, death mystery and magic powers, and the survivors parents jealousy.
Chapter 0 introduced the major characters, who are teen soldiers. The male MC is the type who lacks self confidence, the following translated parts are not focused on him but on his sister, the other female MC and world building. It seems there is another male MC but he did nothing significant yet.
Chapter 1 and a part of Chapter 2 are here.
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I caught up with Mushoku Tensei. Started reading DanMachi today.
Bought Accel World v2, reading it now. Mecha battles are so hard to visualize a bit in the light novel form though since I watched the anime, I just inserted Sunrise mecha visuals while reading his meeting of Scarlet Rain.
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Finished v3 of Mokushiroku Arisu.
Fantastic volume, good twists and good friendships. I love the action and character development/interaction ratio.
I think some plot elements of both series share similar aspects, like character interactions and comedy. Both feel well paced too.
He's one of my favorite writers so I think both series are great. Check our the LN, its written in first person though and lots of short sentences, which sometimes turns people off.
Just finished what was available of Overlord. Pretty good, it was better at the beginning than toward the end. Mainly because the protagonist was seeming less and less sympathetic.
Next up are going to be some recommendations from Demonseed and perspherspley.
- Re: Monster
- The Zombie Knight
Also going to give a try to the light novels of some anime that caught my eye.
- To Aru Majutsu no Index
- Tokyo Ravens
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I started The Legendary Moonlight Sculptor today.
Slowly but surely I am catching up with SAO...
Just finished 7 volumes of Re: Monster. I'll probably stop there with that one. As the story went on it seemed like it became more and more apparent what a terrible person the main character is.
Also finished the 1st volume of Mahouka and am about halfway through the 2nd. It's pretty different from the anime in the sense that Tatsuya has a lot more personality. I'm liking that a lot. The sister, Miyuki, is also an order of magnitude creeper... and I'm liking that too.
Decided to add Tate no Yuusha no Narigari to my "to read" pile and am considering adding Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai
I am currently reading Vampire Hunter D, the Toaru franchise, and Absolute Duo. I am also working on translating Slayers Special, and Look For Avenir
Found a light novel I've taken a quite a liking to that's actually being published in English.
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?
Japanese Title (Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatte Iru Darou ka)
It's something I knew a little bit about having read some of the manga adaptation(which is good but much like Mahouka's anime doesn't quite capture the MC's personality) but the novel really impressed me. Of the RPG setting fantasy novels I've read this is a clear favorite.
The basic plot goes that a downtrodden kid/wannabe adventurer who gets taken in by an equally down on her luck goddess. She decides to make him the first member of her Familia. Which is kinda like wizards guilds in Fairy Tail but each one is centered around a God. The adventurer(s) handle adventure the gods handle leveling them up through managing their blessings in the form of a skill tattoos on their backs. The world makes sense. The characters are an entertaining bunch. I've found a lot to like with this story.
I hope a lot more of these light novels get English publication. $7.99 is a little on the expensive side for the average digital book but I'd happily pay that to read some of these stories with consistent translations and improved editing. I hope Yen Press keeps it up.
Last edited by Jammin; February 24, 2015 at 12:57 AM.