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Old 2014-09-14, 13:57   Link #1
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DOWL Masters/ Doll Masters/ (ドウルマスターズ) [Light Novel]



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The novel series takes place in the year 2400, where the world is controlled by the "Solar System Alliance." The reason the Alliance was able to take control is because they wield mobile weapons. Those humanoid weapons use "Cyclonics" electric chips that convert the superpowers and wisdom bequeathed to mankind into interference power. These humanoid weapons which amplify their pilot's psychic powers are called "Titanic Dowls," or just "Dowls" for short. Dowls do not lose to other weapons, and are part of the Solar System Alliance's unit, "Sophia," who keep the world under the Alliance's thumb.

However, this will soon change when two Dowl Masters—Aoi Saotome and Reine Ward Takajo—have a fateful meeting at a high school in an aerial city.

what ppl? no love for the new LN by Satou Tsutomu(mahouka)??

Started translations with my inexperienced jap but anyway here it is-

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Old 2014-09-16, 22:03   Link #2
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Just saying this again, but DOWL should always be written in caps since it's an acronym and why is there a 'Doll Masters' in the thread title??
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Old 2014-09-16, 22:11   Link #3
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It's like Kagerou Daze/Days I guess. You have to admit that sometimes (not specifically here >___> ) JP writers make /very/ interesting romanisation decisions.

That said the first thing I thought when I saw this was 'omg Valvrave!'. The next thing I noticed was the extremely killjoy position of the title. Cough.

So I'm seeing a bit of similarity to Heavy Object in the initial premise? Any more information?
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Old 2014-09-16, 22:22   Link #4
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what ppl? no love for the new LN by Satou Tsutomu(mahouka)??

A mecha LN it seems. The art is awesome.Now really need some spoilers!! Fluent Jap readers where are you?
no link for raw/translated chapter...?
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Old 2014-09-16, 22:27   Link #5
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Will there be an OP MC? Cause the boy on that pic looks like a pussy.
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Old 2014-09-16, 22:35   Link #6
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Will there be an OP MC? Cause the boy on that pic looks like a pussy.
Base on... What? No frowning eyes?

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So I'm seeing a bit of similarity to Heavy Object in the initial premise? Any more information?
...You jump straight to Heavy Object and not Gundam? I mean, there's probably space colonies in there...
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Old 2014-09-16, 22:36   Link #7
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And we all despise pussy MCs!
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Old 2014-09-16, 22:45   Link #8
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Well it does start off with a description of a stanford torus, and other than that, DOWL stands for Defender Operated by Wired Linkage. Seitsuki, unlike the ambiguity in KagePro, Doll is usually written as ドール; if we were in school studying 国語, spelling doll as ドウル will get you a cross or question mark in your answer sheet.
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Old 2014-09-16, 23:16   Link #9
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attempt this once, thanks to Larethian opinion, i realized that i need a dictionary, google and wikipedia in order to make sense a few opening pages.
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Old 2014-09-16, 23:48   Link #10
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However, this will soon change when two Dowl Masters—Aoi Saotome and Reine Ward Takajo—have a fateful meeting at a high school in an aerial city.
From this part, does it mean children in this series have been raised to become a Dowl Master?
Or are these two just special?
If it the former, then why did they go as far as drafting child soldiers?
Who are the enemy that they(the Gov) fight?
Since the world has already been conquered then the enemy is the rebel?
Are the SSA human? Or are they aliens?
If it's the latter, why they allow human to learn their DOWL technology?
Is it because they love "knowledge(Sophia)" so they want to share them?

so many questions....
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Old 2014-09-17, 13:48   Link #11
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I don't like the MC's design.

Spoiler for dull master:
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Old 2014-09-17, 14:15   Link #12
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Well it does start off with a description of a stanford torus, and other than that, DOWL stands for Defender Operated by Wired Linkage. Seitsuki, unlike the ambiguity in KagePro, Doll is usually written as ドール; if we were in school studying 国語, spelling doll as ドウル will get you a cross or question mark in your answer sheet.
i had no idea that DOWL was an acronym. i just went with the trend used in jcafe...

i was pretty sure that it was another one of weird english spellings used by japanese to make it look cooler

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I don't like the MC's design.

Spoiler for dull master:
well i was happy that it isnt an emotionless nuke/tank/god again (not that i hate tatsuya in fact he is one of the best MCs in LNs)
but variation and originality is important too...

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no link for raw/translated chapter...?
links to raws are not allowed iirc,, u can find them on jcafe
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Old 2014-09-17, 14:27   Link #13
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He doesn't have to be emotionless to not be dull looking or original. Oh well gonna have to read it first but it certainly didn't help.
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Old 2014-10-08, 05:30   Link #14
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As no one seemed to be translating it i took the liberty of translating this novel.
Note this is my first ever attempt on translating a LN so forgive any mistakes.

Last edited by LKK; 2014-10-08 at 08:47. Reason: large amounts of translations are not allowed; removed chapter
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Old 2014-10-08, 06:10   Link #15
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I think you should post translations in a google doc, pastebin or blog since it seems to be against the rules to post actual translations on this site.

Either way thanks for your work. Will you be keeping this up?

As for your translation maybe the only thing I can recommend is to have some spacing on parts so it won't look like a wall of text.
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Old 2014-10-08, 06:20   Link #16
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I think you should post translations in a google doc, pastebin or blog since it seems to be against the rules to post actual translations on this site.

Either way thanks for your work. Will you be keeping this up?

As for your translation maybe the only thing I can recommend is to have some spacing on parts so it won't look like a wall of text.
i posted it as teaser so ill be shifting to gdocs or maybe even a blog.

i'll continue translating albeit slowly as my translating speed is super slow..

as for the spacing..it actually had them in word doc but those didnt remain when i copy pasted here..will keep that in mind next time..
thnx for the advice
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Old 2014-10-08, 06:32   Link #17
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i posted it as teaser so ill be shifting to gdocs or maybe even a blog.

i'll continue translating albeit slowly as my translating speed is super slow..

as for the spacing..it actually had them in word doc but those didnt remain when i copy pasted here..will keep that in mind next time..
thnx for the advice
quite impressive, despite being quite proud of my Japanese level, this onvel threw me for a loop and force me to use wikipedia and dictionary just to make sense of what's going on.
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Old 2014-10-08, 06:45   Link #18
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i posted it as teaser so ill be shifting to gdocs or maybe even a blog.

i'll continue translating albeit slowly as my translating speed is super slow..

as for the spacing..it actually had them in word doc but those didnt remain when i copy pasted here..will keep that in mind next time..
thnx for the advice
Thanks for your work.

I really wanted to read this one.
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Old 2014-10-08, 07:08   Link #19
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quite impressive, despite being quite proud of my Japanese level, this onvel threw me for a loop and force me to use wikipedia and dictionary just to make sense of what's going on.
nah it wasnt just you. i spent a lot of time too and this was just the prologue
Satou Tsutomu uses quite the difficult words..
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Old 2014-10-08, 09:13   Link #20
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