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Old 2006-08-18, 10:04   Link #21
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Ah, Thank you wrex, that helps me alot. 感謝するぞ。

Im not a big fan of Marimite, Maburaho, or Ginban, so I can probably safely rule those out of consideration no matter how popular or good they are.

Suzumiya was great as an anime, but Im not so sure I'd like the book series.

"Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu" I have not heard of. This is going straight on my research list.

"Arianrod Replay Rurge" was a worrysome title, can I like a series with the word "replay" in its title? I have no idea what its about. Same goes for "Shin Fortune Quest", Im finding it heard to look into a series with a name like that unless someone recommends it. (Sushi-san, help me out here)

"Mamoru-kun ni Megami no Shukufuku wo " sounds like Kagekara mamoru. I loved the anime series for its cuteness, but I know I wont be able to stand the book for two reasons: Mamo-kun is not someone i can identify with like a can with Saito. (at least the anime gives me the impression that he panics in romantic situations)

That of course leaves "Shakugan no shana". Im vacillating on that series, not knowing whether or not I should invest my time in starting it up... The storyline from the anime series didnt really capture my imagination so I have been avoiding it.


As a side note, I have a light novel called "とある魔術の禁書目録 " sitting on my bookshelf. I bought it sight-unseen based on popularity. (yeah, stupid of me perhaps). After I finish volum 8 of Zero, I'll give it a read, and report my thoughts if anyone cares to hear it


In any case, I know I'm going to need more raito noberu, because this stuff is addicting.
Here is more info on Arionrod (アリアンロッド・リプレイ(2)): Here is an Amazon link. It looks game related.

And "Mamoru-kun" may not be "Kage kara.." Here is the Japanese: 護くんに女神の祝福を! And this is the official website for it and here is an Amazon link.
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Old 2006-08-19, 22:08   Link #22
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Suzumiya was great as an anime, but Im not so sure I'd like the book series.

why did that surprisingly hurt me in places i didn't even knew i had pain reception.

You would be happy t oknow that the anime follows the book almost to the word.

ZnT follows the novels not as close, but it is still good.

you should try both novels out.

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Old 2006-08-20, 00:10   Link #23
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why did that surprisingly hurt me in places i didn't even knew i had pain reception.

You would be happy t oknow that the anime follows the book almost to the word.

ZnT follows the novels not as close, but it is still good.

you should try both novels out.


Lol, sorry i didnt mean it that way. Suzumiya was an entracing series no doubt.
Hehe, I meant that since the anime was so good, i felt that I already know what the contents of the book were going to be about. With shakugan-no-shana, I get this sense that there is a great story trying to peek out from behind a so-so anime.

If someone tells me that the suzumiya novels have some juicy bits and suprises that are lacking in the anime version, I'll definitely give volume 1 a look

Otherwise I'll contiune my research into what to read next very soon.

ZnT volume 7 sucked me in and i was forced to read it in a marathon.



Volume 7 talk:
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Old 2006-08-20, 01:33   Link #24
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ZnT volume 7 sucked me in and i was forced to read it in a marathon.

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If someone tells me that the suzumiya novels have some juicy bits and suprises that are lacking in the anime version, I'll definitely give volume 1 a look
For what the anime covered (vol.1 + random short stories from 3, 5, and 6), they did a really good job with it. In many cases, the anime was even better than the novel due to the excellent scripting as well as superb audiovisuals.

Nevertheless, the anime has only covered a part of the overall series. Vol.4 (Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu), in particular, is probably the favorite volume for most of the fans of the series. It was vol.4 that finally exploited the full potential of the novel's supernatural settings, as well as drawing out the core of the settings for our main characters (Haruhi, Yuki, Mikuru, etc.).

If you thought the anime's main story (vol.1, Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu) was good, then you should definitely give vol.4 a read (while you're at it, vol.7 as well).

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Otherwise I'll contiune my research into what to read next very soon.
You're looking for a light novel to read? *eyes go kyupi---n*

How about Owari no Chronicle (終わりのクロニクル)?

Spoiler for intro:
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Old 2006-08-20, 02:39   Link #25
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All right, here is the entire Top 10 list for the novels sold between June 10 to July 11:

1) Maria-sama ga Miteru: Kamen no Actress
2) Shakugan no ShanaS
3) Maburabo~ Mottomotto Maid no Maki
4) Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu 4
5) Mamoru-kun ni Megami no Shukufuku wo 8
6) Shin Fortune Quest 12
7) Arianrod Replay Rurge 2
8) Zero no Tsukaima 8
9) Ginban no Kaleidoscope 7
10) Suzumiya Haruhi no Fungai
Wow quite interesting, 9 of them are male oriented light novels (published under male oriented light novel labels), and the only light novel for females thats on the list is the first one (Maria-sama ga Miteru: Kamen no Actress, which is published under a female oriented light novel label).

Its exactly like how it is with the top 10 manga, most manga that will be on the top 10 will be male oriented (shounen or seinen) and a few are female oriented (shoujo or josei).
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Old 2006-08-20, 10:30   Link #26
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According to the publisher (Media Factory) volume 9 of the seinen light novel Zero no Tsukaima will be released on 25/9/2006

I'll post its cover when its available.
I'll also be adding them in my post in the Generic Discussion Thread (including the bigger image of the cover).
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Old 2006-08-20, 11:10   Link #27
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The MAD movie you posted is awesome.I am very interested about that novel now
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Old 2006-08-20, 16:00   Link #28
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Anyone, here have good English? looking for new editors & translators for you know what.



Must admit, im surprised that in the first chapter saito

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can't wait for chapter 02
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Old 2006-08-20, 16:27   Link #29
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You're looking for a light novel to read? *eyes go kyupi---n*

How about Owari no Chronicle (終わりのクロニクル)?

Spoiler for intro:

Okay, I'm sold. I'll definitely give volume one a shot if you recommend it.
For SF I have one overriding criteria: if it is believable science fiction (seikai no monshou), and not obvious junk-science(garasu no kantai) , I can enjoy it.

The reviews are decidely mixed. The reading junkies who love complex stories seem enthralled, while the casual readers seem overwhelmed. I guess I'll get my chance to find out where in the spectrum i fall.
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Old 2006-08-20, 18:08   Link #30
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Must admit, im surprised that in the first chapter saito

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It doesn't make an appearance again until vol.8 though, so I guess you can't blame the anime or manga for getting rid of it.

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Okay, I'm sold. I'll definitely give volume one a shot if you recommend it.
For SF I have one overriding criteria: if it is believable science fiction (seikai no monshou), and not obvious junk-science(garasu no kantai) , I can enjoy it.

The reviews are decidely mixed. The reading junkies who love complex stories seem enthralled, while the casual readers seem overwhelmed. I guess I'll get my chance to find out where in the spectrum i fall.
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Old 2006-08-21, 23:55   Link #31
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Im halfway through volume 8 so far:

My thoughts so far:
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Old 2006-08-22, 01:36   Link #32
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Im halfway through volume 8 so far:

My thoughts so far:
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Old 2006-08-22, 03:53   Link #33
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Although it might be rude to ask, considering the cicumstances, anybody interested in translating this novel for all use poor English readers, please drop me a email, or drop by the website at:

http://www.baka-tsuki.net/



Think of the joy all us dirty little gits will have, to know the wonders of the novel, and see us all post to complain about all the stuff they missed out in the anime.

sounds fun, yes?



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KuroNeko are translating the novel as we speak. Check their site.
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Old 2006-08-22, 11:09   Link #34
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Old 2006-08-22, 12:56   Link #35
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Great job to both Sushi-sama and you, Srin for keeping the rest of us intrigued and hungry for more.

I do have a couple of questions:

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Old 2006-08-22, 14:48   Link #36
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Great job to both Sushi-sama and you, Srin for keeping the rest of us intrigued and hungry for more.

I do have a couple of questions:

Spoiler:

I assume youve already read Sushi-Y's excellent summaries on the other forum:
http://z4.invisionfree.com/aquastar/...pic=3312&st=80

To answer your question:
Spoiler:

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Old 2006-08-22, 17:38   Link #37
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Old 2006-08-22, 21:41   Link #38
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And now for withdrawal symptoms.

volume 8, over

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Old 2006-08-22, 22:03   Link #39
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And now for withdrawal symptoms.

volume 8, over

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Withdrawal symptons? Ah, how I wished I continued my Japanese reading studies. All gone now. Waiting for someone to translate these novels up to Vol 8 is going to be awfully painful.

Anyway, thanks for sharing your thoughts on vol 8. Would you mind answering some questions about Vol 8?

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- Thanks!
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Old 2006-08-22, 22:17   Link #40
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KuroNeko are translating the novel as we speak. Check their site.
woah! That's a surprise. Thanks for informing me of this breaking news, really, i did not see that coming.....my plans....ruined.....

dammn....
Just created the wiki page for it too!

http://project.baka-tsuki.net/index....ro_no_Tsukaima

what should I do.....oh I know!

What was the name of that other novel Sushi-Y mentioned?

Owari no Chronicle? mmmmm.... plan B!
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