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Has anyone who can read Jap read the LoGH novels?

They any better/worse than the adaptions?
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>>100924861

I own the 4th novel but it has a different cover to the one you posted. I can't read Jap though. I just got it because I like LOGH.
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>>100925010

Anyone know exactly which edition I got?

Bought it for $1 at Book-Off.
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If Kircheis was so good with a gun why didn't he just grab a pistol from someone and shoot the man who wanted to set Rhinehard on fire instead of jumping in its direction?
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>>100925965
I thought none of them were allowed guns in front of Reinhard?
He was killed by the guys laser ring after he disarmed him anyway.
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>>100926133

Seems stupid, why didn't Rhinehard just exclude Kircheis from that rule then?
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>>100926522
He did exclude him from it.

Oberstein told Reinhard that he shouldn't pick favorites or the other admirals will get angry so Kiricheis wasn't allowed to bring his gun anymore.
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>>100926522
Didn't you watch the series?
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>>100926615

I have it's just been a while since i've seen it.

>>100926606

NOW I remember.
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The first novel is basically a space geography lesson.

They're pretty good, but I liked the anime better.
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I'm using these as my motivation to learn Nip

Though with the rumored kanji level of this I'm wondering if I'll ever make it.
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>>100927104
I'm still at yotsubato fucks me up level, how many is the kanji count for this monster?
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I don't think the books would be better than the anime. Unless we have a case of Hackson, but I have a hard time believeing that.
Maybe the novel's approach to pic related is different though, that armor in the OP pic looks nothing like anything seen in the OVAs.
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>>100927231
I apologize for talking a bit out of my ass since I don't have figures to quote.

I've approached a few translators with the query as to why no one is working on this and have always received the answer that it is a nightmare to translate based on not only the level of language used and the vast variety of kanji and how the writing plays with the multiple readings of the kanji used.

Basically a Grade S nightmare.

>>100925480
If you're still around could you post a few pictures of some pages? Any ones with some meaty looking text just so we can gauge the kanji level a little.

>>100927609
The novels might serve to provide a deeper understanding of certain things, also some scenes might have been changed in adaptation.

Quite a bit of material is usually cut out in adaptations, even the most faithful ones. So if I really like a series, I'll always go read the books too.
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>>100927788
I wish we had some comparison document, certainly it exists in Japanese.
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>>100927788

Sure, here's a nice illustration from the inside of the front jacket.

I do apologize for the quality of the camera though.
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>>100925480
Just how many times has this series been printed?
Yours is the ninety seven year printing and looks like there was another ten year later?
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>>100928736
>97+ printings

daym
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>>100928958
I think anon meant the 1997 reprint.
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>>100929197
Correct.
If this page is correct, Anon has the second edition.

http://www.goodreads.com/work/editions/21453775-4



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