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Old 2012-06-02, 08:09   Link #18581
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Mostly unrelated to the Index novels, but I managed to flip through the pages for Kamachi's latest series, "Intelivillage no Zashiki-warashi" this afternoon. Well, I'd expect no less - looking at the illustrations, the plot is so Kamachi-esque. Just when you expect it to be some sort of a relaxing read, things happen a lot - here and there - and
Spoiler for as I read:


But
Spoiler for the end was quite unexpected:
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Old 2012-06-02, 10:15   Link #18582
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Who's been updating it? The last few times I was there its been rather dodgy, or restricted to anime.
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Old 2012-06-02, 16:00   Link #18583
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dROtWPITBHM a parapsy experiment...
at 23m40s to 25m0s
They can sense what the other person gets from the stimuli from another room? They're sort of linked in some way though.
35m0s to 36m0s is about prediction
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Old 2012-06-03, 08:45   Link #18584
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sorry if they have already posted in another topic, but went out to Japan's Light Novel Rankings For 1H of Fiscal 2012

Volume by volume
*1, 587,891 Biblia Koshoten no Jikentecho vol.1

*2, 446,631 Biblia Koshoten no Jikentecho vol.2

*3, 253,678 Koimonogatari

*4, 249,938 Toaru Majutsu no Index: New Testament vol.3

*5, 220,504 Bokura ga Ita

*6, 200,100 Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai vol.10

*7, 199,950 Toaru Majutsu no Index: New Testament vol.4

*8, 194,649 Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu vol.10

*9, 136,213 Sword Art Online vol.9

10, 132,549 Another vol.1

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Old 2012-06-03, 09:01   Link #18585
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I strongly doubt [Biblia Koshoten no Jikentecho] is a Light Novel on the account that I've only ever seen it being placed beside other Novels in Osaka... Same with [Another] and [Hyouka].

In any case, I didn't think that the subsequent sales for NT3 and 4 would continue to increase by a sizable number even after dropping out of the Oricon rankings. During the month of it's ranking, NT3 sold 198,900 while NT4 sold 166,197.
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Old 2012-06-03, 09:13   Link #18586
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what's koimonogatari? is it one of the monogatari series together with bake and kizu?
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Old 2012-06-03, 09:18   Link #18587
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what's koimonogatari? is it one of the monogatari series together with bake and kizu?
Yes.

This one focuses on Senjougahara.

Hence, Koimonogatari
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Old 2012-06-03, 09:32   Link #18588
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Old 2012-06-03, 10:00   Link #18589
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I strongly doubt [Biblia Koshoten no Jikentecho] is a Light Novel on the account that I've only ever seen it being placed beside other Novels in Osaka... Same with [Another] and [Hyouka].

In any case, I didn't think that the subsequent sales for NT3 and 4 would continue to increase by a sizable number even after dropping out of the Oricon rankings. During the month of it's ranking, NT3 sold 198,900 while NT4 sold 166,197.
Well, biblia is one of thos novel that blur the line between a novel and light novel. The writing style is very light novelish(first person POV, a few blatant anime trope in Shioriko), but there's no illustration at all inside, and it's not set in high school (holy rule of non-fantasy light novel :P)

As for NT3 and NT4, I guess there's a reason Kamachi is one of the top selling light novelist this day. The only "pure" light novel who has 2 volume in the top 10 sales is not something to scoff at, especially when he does it almost every year. I wonder how many % of that sales come from people only looking for Misaka moe in it though
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Old 2012-06-03, 10:35   Link #18590
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like they could ever find it. maybe that's why NT 4 is lower than NT 3. Because their is no Mikoto
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Old 2012-06-03, 10:36   Link #18591
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I think one reason for the volume 4 has sold well under the third was because the plot does not give the impression that none of the three protagonists appear, being focused only on new characters (of course also have to Mikoto), but I found it very unfair since I found this volume better than the last and all the senses and even had the wonderful Kihara Kagun and volume still finished in a way highly exciting. And we had a delightful degree of violence promoted by Marian.
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Old 2012-06-03, 10:55   Link #18592
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I think NT 4 was the best yet for the NT series.
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Old 2012-06-03, 11:25   Link #18593
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God. Kihara Kagun vs Kihara Byouri for me was the best fight of the NT, it would be nice to see it animated. I love this family of bastards.
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Old 2012-06-03, 12:08   Link #18594
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This one focuses on Senjougahara.

Hence, Koimonogatari
Beware Nisio's trolling, from what I heard she barely appears and Kaiki appears there being Kaiki .


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like they could ever find it. maybe that's why NT 4 is lower than NT 3. Because their is no Mikoto
And it just started .

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I think NT 4 was the best yet for the NT series.
Currently plot-wise NT04 IS the best volume among the NT series.

Also, 4 Kihara is a big plus, a big one.
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Old 2012-06-03, 17:00   Link #18595
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Also, 4 Kihara is a big plus, a big one.
Add a slice of insane always works well in Index.
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Old 2012-06-03, 18:37   Link #18596
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I find it NT 3 to be the best to be honest.
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Old 2012-06-03, 19:41   Link #18597
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I find it NT 3 to be the best to be honest.
IMHO, the main characters (villains included) never got to shine, the tension between characters (Accel and Railgun) never got developed as it was solved in just one sentence, the dilemma (about Saronia) dragged for too long and it got solved on a quite dull way with Touma on a fist fight, which made pointless the whole investigation about her. The only interesting parts where the begining and the epilogue, ironically those were the parts Birdway was in . Heck, even shippers coughSumeragiCough got trolled when Touma dumped Railgun at the epilogue .
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Old 2012-06-03, 19:58   Link #18598
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Roberto Katze was a brilliant character, really hope to see you again, I liked the third volume, but had so much that I particularly hoped to see these things and nothing happened, he had good moments, but I consider it a little lower than the other. In addition, I found the magic of Saronia very interesting, but as the first villain of the group that gathered together the three heroes more Mikoto, I must admit I expected more.

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Old 2012-06-03, 22:24   Link #18599
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I would say it's a combination of everything, NT3 had alot of anticipation because of various reasons like the Three Protagonists teaming up, Mikoto, Birdway, America, An American President that resembles Iskandar... etc.

Now ignoring that NT4 is out only 3 months from NT3 and that could affect sales, people don't really know what to expect from NT4, I know I didn't. In any case, the 50000 difference isn't that absolutely shocking for a series that breaks 200k with every volume. More sales equals more margin for error.

Do I think Mikoto is a strong factor? Probably, but to expect anything special out of it is delusional at this point after reading over 20 volumes of this man's style. Personally, I love the militaristic setting of NT3 the resembles a [24] story- I can't fathom why anyone wouldn't like the fast paced action of a spy movie

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Well, biblia is one of thos novel that blur the line between a novel and light novel. The writing style is very light novelish(first person POV, a few blatant anime trope in Shioriko), but there's no illustration at all inside, and it's not set in high school (holy rule of non-fantasy light novel :P)
Which makes explaining WHY it isn't a Light Novel a real headache


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As for NT3 and NT4, I guess there's a reason Kamachi is one of the top selling light novelist this day. The only "pure" light novel who has 2 volume in the top 10 sales is not something to scoff at, especially when he does it almost every year. I wonder how many % of that sales come from people only looking for Misaka moe in it though
Well his Individual volumes sold pretty much like the other popular series like OreImo and BakaTest give or take a few thousand.

But the sheer number of books he put out easily overwhelms the competition and putting him at the top.
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Old 2012-06-03, 22:32   Link #18600
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Roberto Katze was a brilliant character, really hope to see you again, I liked the third volume, but had so much that I particularly hoped to see these things and nothing happened, he had good moments, but I consider it a little lower than the other. In addition, I found the magic of Saronia very interesting, but as the first villain of the group that gathered together the three heroes more Mikoto, I must admit I expected more.
I agree there about Katze being a cool character I wouldn't hate him if he played the villain role, maybe I had too much expectatives for this volume.
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