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Old 2018-02-24, 16:10   Link #1
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Is It Tough Being A Friend?

Found this LN which sounds quite interesting. It has not been translated yet either.

It's written by Yasushi Date, and illustrated by Benio. There's currently 4 Volumes out and it seems to be popular on Amazon Japan. It usually ranks in the Top 10s under under its publishing company, via Gagaga Bunko.

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And then here's the (roughly translated) info for the story

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Old 2018-02-24, 16:29   Link #2
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I don't understand a word of the story... Would it be possible to get the original Japanese?
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Old 2018-02-24, 18:04   Link #3
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Got you covered.

Spoiler for Japanese Text For Volume 1:
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Old 2018-02-25, 15:50   Link #4
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Better translation:

I've found my ideal hero!

My friend Hinomori Ryuuga. The happy-go-lucky best buddy I made in high school.

My first impression of him was this: "He's like the hero character in an anime." And that impression quickly changed to fact. For one thing, he almost never talks about his past. He often skips classes and when he comes back he's either bleeding from the mouth or has torn clothes or something like that.

Plus there are always beautiful girls around him. The school idol Yukimiya Shiori. Aogasaki Rei, the cool and beautiful swordswoman. Elmira McCartney the mysterious transfer student. Whenever they show up around Ryuuga I get extremely tired. That's because every time they get involved with him, I find myself desperately shouting stuff like "H-hey, Ryuuga! How come you're friends with Miss Yukimiya?!" and "W-why would a beautiful swordswoman like Miss Aogasaki come all the way to our class to see Ryuuga?!" and "M-M-Miss Elmira! What do you see in this Ryuuga guy?!"

...So why do I do it? It's because I, Kobayashi Ichiro, am a professional friend. Playing the part of the best friend that supports Hinomori Ryuuga, the hero of heroes, is my way of life.

--The start of a love comedy brought to you by the supporting character Best Friender Kobayashi!
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Old 2018-02-25, 16:48   Link #5
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wait this is a story with the point view of the harem mc best friend ?
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Old 2018-02-25, 16:57   Link #6
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Sounds like it.

I've hated harem MC best friends ever since that rapist guy in School Days so I don't think I'll read this.
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Old 2018-02-25, 19:34   Link #7
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Fascinating. The best friend of a harem MC. Sounds like quite a story.
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Old 2018-02-25, 19:44   Link #8
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From what I've seen in illustrations and such, it seems to be that of a romantic comedy from the POV of the harem MC's best friend.
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Old 2018-02-26, 03:32   Link #9
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WTF! Is this for real
Someone finally has taken my suggestion
https://forums.animesuki.com/showthr...70#post5586970

But let's be a real here that MC friend is a trap right? It doesn't take a minute to tell Tsunemori Ryuuji is girl looking boy.
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Old 2018-02-26, 04:31   Link #10
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Spoiler for Volume 1 Illustrations:


Found some of the illustrations posted here on imgur, and it also looks like bases on the illustrations
Spoiler for Who Tsunemori Is:
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Old 2018-02-26, 04:37   Link #11
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Spoiler for Volume 1 Illustrations:


Found some of the illustrations posted here on imgur, and it also looks like bases on the illustrations
Spoiler for Who Tsunemori Is:
Spoiler for I knew it:
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Old 2018-02-26, 04:49   Link #12
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Doesn't that mean all the girls including "Ryuuga" have a high chance of ending up in Kobayashi's harem? In other words, this is just another harem LN?
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Old 2018-02-26, 05:27   Link #13
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It seems to be \_(ツ)_/

It's seems to be doing well though since its in the top 10 rankings via Amazon Japan's website
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Old 2018-02-26, 05:31   Link #14
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Note that this is the current Gagaga Bunko rankings from Amazon Japan as of February 26th, 2018
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Old 2018-02-26, 06:28   Link #15
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I read the reviews for volume 1 on Amazon Japan and it sounds like
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Meh. They should have stuck to the premise.
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Old 2018-02-26, 06:44   Link #16
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Despite it being cliche and wasting the original premise, it still looks good though. Crossing my fingers for either an official or fan translation.

Also,
Spoiler for V2 Picture:


Does this series have a supernatural element to it, because it seems like it does...
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Old 2018-02-26, 07:23   Link #17
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Both fan comments and the official blurb make it sound like Ryuuga goes around fighting monsters and bad guys when he's not in school.
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Old 2018-02-26, 08:22   Link #18
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Makes sense. Also, apparently.
Spoiler for Elmira's Character:


Going to also post some more color illustrations from the books as well

Spoiler for Volume 2 Color Illustrations:


Spoiler for Volume 3 Color Illustrations:

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Old 2018-02-26, 08:25   Link #19
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So the harem guy was a trap after all. Saw that miles away.

Edit: I thought this was going to be some genderbend shenanigans. But there's no way they're gonna leave the MC to be a "side character".
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Old 2018-02-26, 08:31   Link #20
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Spoiler for Volume 4 Color Illustrations:


Same here, what I don't get is how the harem guy makes their chest look flat. Like, how is that possible? Padding or something like that?

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