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Light Novel Top Posts And News (Week 11, 2019)

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What I bought this March so far.
What I bought this March so far. (source)
Happiest Girl In The World (SukaSuka vol 3 released today)
Happiest Girl In The World (SukaSuka vol 3 released today) (source)
Thanks for the early delivery!!
Thanks for the early delivery!! (source)
Got my copy a week early 👌🏾👌🏾
Got my copy a week early 👌🏾👌🏾 (source)

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Light Novel Top Posts And News (Week 10, 2019)

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Finally it came... Time to read. (Monogatari season 1 set)
Finally it came… Time to read. (Monogatari season 1 set) (source)
Starting to get into light novels (recent purchases)
Starting to get into light novels (recent purchases) (source)
Ah sweet pre-order :)
Ah sweet pre-order 🙂 (source)

I Really Appreciate Illustrations from r/LightNovels

Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records Vol.14 – Mar 20, 2019
Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records Vol.14 – Mar 20, 2019 (source)

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Light Novel Top Posts And News (Week 09, 2019)

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The cover for volume 14 of Tensura
The cover for volume 14 of Tensura (source)
Just got me these books, time to start learning Japanese.
Just got me these books, time to start learning Japanese. (source)
Cover for Reincarnated as a Sword Vol.7
Cover for Reincarnated as a Sword Vol.7 (source)

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Light Novel Top Posts And News (Week 07, 2019)

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Bara no Maria/A Brave Heart of Red Rose
Bara no Maria/A Brave Heart of Red Rose (source)
The last part of my order arrived!
The last part of my order arrived! (source)
Okay so guys I finally bought my first ever light novels
Okay so guys I finally bought my first ever light novels (source)
This should keep me occupied for a little while
This should keep me occupied for a little while (source)
My tiny physical volume flex (Eagerly awaiting Koimonogatari)
My tiny physical volume flex (Eagerly awaiting Koimonogatari) (source)

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[News] If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord Gets TV anime adaptation from r/LightNovels

Mushoku Tensei finally getting English release on 5/21! from r/LightNovels

[News]Kawaikereba Hentai demo Suki ni Natte Kuremasu ka?” getting anime adaptation from r/LightNovels

[News] The Devil is a Part-Timer! Author Reveals Real-Life Locations He Visited For Research from r/LightNovels

Re:Zero Ex 3 release officially announced by YenPress
Re:Zero Ex 3 release officially announced by YenPress (source)

Top Discussion Posts

Goodreads Group Read – Perfect Blue: Complete Metamorphosis from r/LightNovels

[Disc] Battlefield: Masurawo Volume 2 from r/LightNovels

[DISC] Maou-sama no machizukuri! Volume 8 Chapter 5 from r/LightNovels

Top Question Posts

Are there any EN Translations of this LN: Boy turning into a beast meets girl born from a machine / Na Mo Naki Ryuu Ni Senjou Wo Kegare Naki Hime Ni Rakuen Wo?
Are there any EN Translations of this LN: Boy turning into a beast meets girl born from a machine / Na Mo Naki Ryuu Ni Senjou Wo Kegare Naki Hime Ni Rakuen Wo? (source)
Does anyone have any thoughts on Der Werewolf? There are only 2 volumes out but it is already one of my favorite isekai and I can't recommend it enough.
Does anyone have any thoughts on Der Werewolf? There are only 2 volumes out but it is already one of my favorite isekai and I can’t recommend it enough. (source)

Kokoro Connect – Do People Still Love The Series? from r/LightNovels

Is there English translation for this story? I finished vol.1 and it's unexpectedly awesome.
Is there English translation for this story? I finished vol.1 and it’s unexpectedly awesome. (source)

Why does everyone hate Yen Press and their translations? from r/LightNovels

Top Recommend Posts

[REC] Licensed novels with Powerful-OP Protagonist without harem? from r/LightNovels

LN with a fleshed out MC and World Building from r/LightNovels

Recommendations like “Release that Witch” from r/LightNovels

[REC] Something a little more darker scifi/cyberpunk setting? from r/LightNovels

[REC]Which of these titles are good? from r/LightNovels

Light Novel Top Posts And News (Week 06, 2019)

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I’ve been lurking here for over a year and lately this sub turned into flexing so let me join in with my collection. from r/LightNovels

Most read Light Novels this week on Goodreads from r/LightNovels

Finally starting these 2 series. Time see what the fuss is all about. from r/LightNovels

Missing Last 20 or so pages on Volume 4 of Slime Reincarnation from r/LightNovels

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Light Novel Top Posts And News (Feb. 10, 2019)

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PSA: 86 will be released March 26, 2019. Many people have asked what this image was from so I thought I’d share the English version! from r/LightNovels

Finally starting these 2 series. Time see what the fuss is all about. from r/LightNovels

Been reading LN for many years now. Then i finally managed to study at Japan for a while. I might have overstepped with the purchases tho. from r/LightNovels

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Occultic;Nine Vol 2 #FridayReads

Last month I read the first volume of Occultic;Nine (by Chiyomaru Shikura and pako). I had way more fun with it than I imagined, and it left me eager for more. In the end, last week I bought volumes 2 and 3.

I started it the day before yesterday and I’m at 40%. The writing seems to have improved, and now the book has a more serious tone, and the main character is not so much focused on boobs anymore. Which is a huge improvement for me.

Synopsis (Vol. 1): Yuta Gamon, a young boy who lives in Kichijoji, runs an occult blog called “Kirikiri Basara.” He spends his days dreaming of making a fortune off his affiliate links. What starts off as a tiny feeling that something’s wrong develops into a case that goes beyond imagining. Suddenly, Yuta brings together the fates of nine strangers. (Check on Amazon)

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation #WaitingOnWednesday

This weekend I did the pre-order for the first volume of Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation, the light novel. I have been interested in this series since forever, but the sheer number of volumes, along with the fact that it was a fan-translation, made me never start it.

I did start reading the manga when I was back in Brazil, but for some reason I stopped. Now that we are getting an official English release and that I’m a bit more hooked on light novels, I decided to pre-order it for my Kindle.

The release dates are: April 4 for the digital release and May 21 for the print version.

LN Review: My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong as I Expected

Time for a light novel review here. My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong as I Expected (Oregairu) is a pretty famous property and I remember the anime was popular when it aired. I never watched the anime, although I was always curious about it.

Synopsis: Hachiman Hikigaya is a cynic. “Youth” is a crock, he believes–a sucker’s game, an illusion woven from failure and hypocrisy. But when he turns in an essay for a school assignment espousing this view, he’s sentenced to work in the Service Club, an organization dedicated to helping students with problems in their lives! How will Hachiman the Cynic cope with a job that requires–gasp!–optimism?

As most light novels (that I’m aware), the story is told in the first person. So everything that happens, you get to read what the character is thinking. All the time. But that’s not necessarily bad, as that’s what makes light novels different from other types of books. The downside is that the MC is constantly thinking how other people suck and how the girls are slurs, and that can be a little bit annoying at first. That’s why I stopped reading it halfway through the book and almost dropped it.

But, this is a story about a cynical and isolated teenager who starts to learn how to make friends. He also grows and starts seeing the good side of other people, and also starts understanding them better. That being said, after I started reading it again, and started a new story arc, I started to enjoy this novel again. Along the way the “slut calling” thoughts started to fade.

The characters are interesting and their development over time is good, which is a must for an everyday school romcom. The art is also very nice, and they do a great job of giving us a reference for imagining their situations and story clearly in our heads.

For the comedy, it’s a hit-or-miss, because you have to like cynical and isolated characters. It also references for random Japanese shows, places, and history. But if you like this, you’ll have a great time with this novel.

In the end, I’m glad I gave this novel a second chance. I think that the parts I didn’t like won’t be going to be a problem in the next volumes, so I think I’m going to continue reading this series. It’s only a shame that there’s no Kindle edition available, because it can be way cheaper.

A friendship where you’re always trying to be considerate of the other person, always worrying about what they think, always responding to every single text, always seeking their approval and then finally connecting with them, isn’t friendship at all.

You can buy it on Amazon.

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