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Old 2016-06-04, 10:31   Link #1
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Light Novels you would love/hate to receive an official translation.

Lately quite a few LN series have been getting licensed by US companies for official translations. I know some people get quite upset when this happens to a series they are reading but I also read that there is a not so insignificant number of people that like to see this happen. There is also a group that are happy that an official translation will eventually be coming out but also hate the fact that it will take said translation to catch up to where the fan translations stopped. So for this thread I thought people could list down what series they would love, hate, or love/hate to receive an official translation.

Now mind you this is NOT a thread for bashing licensers, like yen press, or DMCA's. The companies that publish the light novels are in it for profit just like any other business and they act how they see fit to protect their product and profits. Plus the authors deserve to get paid for their work and every new officially licensed series is more money in their pocket so they can be more motivated to write the stories that we all love.

In summation LOR should be for series you personally would love to see officially translated. HOR is for series that you would hate to receive an official translation for what ever reason. Finally LHOR is for series you would love to receive an official translation but hate the fact that it will take so long for the series to up to the fan translations. Please note that series that have been licensed should not appear in any of your lists.

Now on to the lists. These are not in any particular order just wrote them down as I thought of them. Please post your own lists.

Love to see Official Release (LOR)
1. Tenchi Muyo Novels - This includes the original three novels Jurai, Yosho, Washu, GXP and Paradise War series.
2. Gundam Unicorn
3. Konjiki no Word Master
4. Mushoku Tensei
5. Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou
6. Gun-ota
7. Aria the Scarlet Ammo (again)
8. Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut
9. Hagure Yuusha no Aesthetica
10. Hyouka
11. Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
12. I'm a Spider, So What?

Hate to see Official Release (HOR)
Honestly nothing for this list I mean their are series that I do not care for but any new Light Novel getting translated brings more interest for expansion in this area which means more series getting translated over all.

Love/Hate to see Official Release (LHOR)
1. Campione
2. Date A Live
3. Zero no Tsukaima
4. Oda Nobuna no Yabou
5. Only Sense Online
6. High School DxD
7. Knight's and Magic
8. Madan no Ou to Vanadis
9. Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance
10. Moonlight Sculptor
11. Magika no Kenshi to Basileus
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Old 2016-06-06, 17:19   Link #2
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I wish someone would license K Project manga/novels.
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Old 2016-06-07, 06:52   Link #3
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Does Kyokai Senjo no Horizon count, or is it not "light" enough?

Hidan no Aria
Zero no Tsukaima
Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance

Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai
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Kono Naka ni Hitori, Imoto ga Iru

Because I'm awful like that!
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