Come on, Japan does sell books with brown paper covers, like Kinokuniya. The cover should be less of an issue.
It's...pretty much mid-tier for a LN for me. I only took over the management because there was quite a hoorah over the influx of machine translation (or rather, unchecked automated translation that completely ignore grammar nuances). I might even take over as translator for some chapters.
But, but this is Kodansha Novels! Not Kodansha Bunko!
While the LN trend did peak last year (unless 700+ more books get released with the remaining period of this year), they would want to attract some of those consumers with a cover like this, but can you imagine reading a book with this cover in public? It is certainly attention grabbing though.
Also, kinda lame that I have no book to look forward to until almost American Thanksgiving. How are you liking Mushoku Tensei anyway? I forgot where I heard/saw it but I think you took over the management of the series on BT? Might've remembered incorrectly though.
As long as the MC just likes one person I can deal with harem (>Horizon, Danmachi etc.). Yeah, I'm interested in 777, which turns out to be a rather low profile series, suits me just fine though. As for Marida ... I don't know, I tend to be quite irrational when it comes to characters. Makes me want to tear books when characters die , which really is just a sign of well-written character anyway . Hence, why I will rage ultra hard with mystery novels where the narrator is the murderer though and they get caught at the end. Grrr.
Either way, prob will pick up BB. Will hold you responsible if they don't both live to the end and live happily ever after!