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Old 2014-04-12, 20:45   Link #1
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Absolute Solitude

Series Name: 絶対ナル孤独者<<アイソレータ>>
THE ISOLATOR realization of absolute solitude
Romaji: Zettai Naru Kodokusha <<isolator>>
Literal translation: Absolute Null Isolator
Original title during web serialization: 絶対ナル孤独 Absolute Solitude
Written by: Kawahara Reki (kunori as pen name for web version)
Illustrated by: シメジ Shimeji
Published via: Dengeki Bunko
Release schedule:
Volume 1: 絶対ナル孤独者≪アイソレータ≫1 ―咀嚼者 The Biter― 2014/6/10
Original web version can be read on: http://wordgear.x0.com/novel/novelcgi2/diary.cgi


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Last web series by Kawahara Reki to be serialized. (said to be so) Let's see how the series would turn out. It's no longer net game related.
(btw, it seem like newspapers are reporting the news on it... http://mainichi.jp/mantan/news/20140...00054000c.html )

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Teaser to the series (From the back of Accel World Volume 16, before the series officially named, retranslated from Chinese media to English):

"I'm looking for absolute 'solitude'......Therefore, my codename is 'isolator'."

May, 20XX

Universe radio telescope "Dryden" built on the backside of the moon received radio frequency in extraordinary strength, repeatedly.
Many professors analyzed those signals, but none of them believed they are intentional signal sent by extraterrestrial civilization
----When understand all these signal are warning to upcoming disaster, all had already began and ended

Next month.
On several high energy density region on earth, multiple extraterrestrial life form for the first time contacted by human species dropped down.
Those sphere which alter called as "Third Eye" are small, and does not carry anything that can be called as verstand, but people who contacted with them are given "force" that cannot be explained by modern day science.
There are people being given "speed" that can even exceed sound.
There are people being given "blade" that can even cut steel.
And there are people being given "tooth" that can cut everything.

17 years old teens, Utsugi Minoru is one of them.
The ability he desired and obtained, is "solitude".

The power that can actualize absolute solitude bring Minoru into battles that he does not desire.
People with third eye of Ruby and Jet had been embroiled into the swirl of endless conflict----.

(Note 1: re-translation from http://home.gamer.com.tw/creationDetail.php?sn=2338484 and http://www.dm123.cn/new/dmzx/2014-02-08/50439.html, and the original preview photo can be seen in the second link)
(Note 2: Both "Ruby" and "Jet" are furigana of color written in Kanji)
(Note 3: Time had been adjusted from May, 20XX to August, 2019 on those character design pictures.)

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Old 2014-04-12, 21:03   Link #2
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Well, this looks promising. Just one illustration and my mind's already blown by the stunning visuals. Could this be Kawahara's first fantasy? I hope we get a male MC, but if that's him then I gotta say he looks kinda weak.
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Old 2014-04-12, 21:05   Link #3
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ohh the art looks like that of a manga style
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Old 2014-04-12, 21:09   Link #4
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Stunning visual. There appears to be shadowy, malevolent figure in the background that looks like a dragon. Can anyone tell us more about this?
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Old 2014-04-12, 21:12   Link #5
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So theres only 60 web chapters? It was last updated like 5 years ago so I guess it finished right? Guess I might give it a read before the new chapter for Arifureta today.
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Old 2014-04-12, 21:13   Link #6
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So theres only 60 web chapters? It was last updated like 5 years ago so I guess it finished right? Guess I might give it a read before the new chapter for Arifureta today.
Kawahara probably had his hands full with SAO and AW to continue updating it.
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Old 2014-04-12, 23:36   Link #7
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Was it true that this was written at the same time as Fairy Dance?
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Was it true that this was written at the same time as Fairy Dance?
You can check the link to web version. It's written between 2004 and 2009. Not quite sure about when Fairy Dance is written, but overall speaking, Aincrad chapter published on the site at 2002, written a year before that. Then due to its popularity and such, he started posting short stories and Fairy Dance and Death Guns etc. on to the site and till 2005. Then it have alicization until 2008. So I approximate it is written when the alongside Phantom Bullet, Alicization, and web version of Accel world.
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Old 2014-04-13, 00:07   Link #9
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Synopsis please.

Btw, the male MC looks like a wimpy version of Mushishi's mc.
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Synopsis please.

Btw, the male MC looks like a wimpy version of Mushishi's mc.
Will try translate the synopsis in a few hours. (Or do you have one?
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Old 2014-04-13, 15:02   Link #11
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Here are some character designs for the characters in this book.

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http://imgur.com/vjeNsOg
http://imgur.com/0zOc31c

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Old 2014-04-14, 21:18   Link #12
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Synopsis please.

Btw, the male MC looks like a wimpy version of Mushishi's mc.
personal translation to the series preview added.
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Old 2014-04-14, 21:22   Link #13
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personal translation to the series preview added.
So it's finally come to this. Aliens. Actually, this premise of an alien race coming down and giving people powers kinda sounds like Alive: The Final Evolution. You know, this is probably the first time Kawahara's first actual action story that takes place in the real world and not some virtual one.

Also, considering Kawahara's track record, I think we can safely assume this to be a harem with our lonely MC who's probably going to become a Kirito, but it looks like we can expect an interesting, unorthodox ability. Wonder how this'll play out and here's to hoping tap picks this up.
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Old 2014-04-14, 21:36   Link #14
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based on the visual, the MC could have a haruyuki arita's personality
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Old 2014-04-14, 21:40   Link #15
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based on the visual, the MC could have a haruyuki arita's personality
I somehow doubt he suffers depression from being the victim of bullying, but odds are good he suffers from some sort of trauma of the social kind or maybe even the death of someone close to him. That is Kawahara's MO, but at least he's not fat and who doesn't dig white hair. On that note, its unlikely for someone to actually have white hair in real life when they're not albino. It may be a side effect of his power or it could be the result of said trauma like what happened to Allen Walker.
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Old 2014-05-09, 10:57   Link #16
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Vol.1 cover released at:
http://dengekibunko.dengeki.com/newr...4-04-866510-0/
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Old 2014-05-09, 21:08   Link #17
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I would've mistaken this for a slice of life novel with this cover.
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Old 2014-05-10, 11:36   Link #18
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I would've mistaken this for a slice of life novel with this cover.
I would agree with that. The cover art looks decent enough but it feels somehow inappropriate to the serious nature of the story.

A little more information about the web novel. Its chapter 1 was written before Kawahara began SAO Alicization. He continued the subsequent chapters after the end of Alicization and stopped at Chapter 3 since year 2009.

The three chapters have approximately 2-3 volumes long (Chapter 1 is already 200+ pages long). Each chapter title represents the codename of the chapters' main antagonists. For example "The Biter" in Chapter 1. Look at that malicious shadow at the first post.
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Old 2014-05-10, 12:03   Link #19
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Wow, looks interesting.
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Old 2014-05-10, 12:33   Link #20
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I dunno why you're complaining that the main character looks like a wimp, he looks fine to me. Not every male character has to be a macho.
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