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What are you reading, /a/?
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Rakuin no holy-shit-we're-getting-updates AKA the story of how a pleb started subverting a dead monarch personality and replacing it with his own.
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Just finished volume 6 and holy shit, I can't wait for volume 7.
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>>101268326
What a coincidence, a friend just recommended this to me.

Currently reading Horizon volume 3.
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I just finished Strike the Blood v5 and don't know if I should start right in on 6 or take a break and read something else.

My backlog has like 30-40 different series in it (god knows how many volumes in total) and it's always so hard deciding on one when I want to read something new.
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>>101269493
Which Horizon?
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>>101269493
So far the first volume is mostly done except for the unimportant parts of the last chapter, second volume is currently on chapter 6 part 1.
Updates are erratic, so if you end up liking it prepare to suffer.
It's similar to a western fantasy novel.
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>>101269663
The one in the middle of nowhere.

>>101269728
Well 12 volumes have already been translated to Chinese, so I'm doing that. Hopefully this would interest me as much as Mismarca or Vanadis.
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>>101270195
>Well 12 volumes have already been translated to Chinese, so I'm doing that. Hopefully this would interest me as much as Mismarca or Vanadis.
Wish I could read chinese, my life would be so much simpler. Anyways, hope you have fun.
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>>101270307
>I wish I could read Chinese so I could read the translations of Japanese books
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>>101269663
Protip: when someone refers to something as simply "Horizon", there's a 99% chance it's the one that had been discussed on 4chan for more than two years before the other one even came to /a/'s attention.
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>>101270505
Considering chinks also have srw games translated, then yeah.
Of course if I'm gonna read japanese media it'd be better to just straight learn japanese.
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>>101270645
>I wish I could read Chinese so I could read the translations of Japanese books and Japanese video games
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>>101270734
>completely ignoring the second part just so you could keep baiting me
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Was about to just start that, OP. What'd you think?
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>>101271271
It holds a nice atmosphere, something in between of Kino no Tabi and Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou.
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>>101269728
>It's similar to a western fantasy novel.
The author obviously when for a western fantasy feel, with some slight scifi to go with it.

Why the translators decided to keep honorifics for a pseudo-western novel is what baffles me.
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>>101274494
>Why the translators decided to keep honorifics for a pseudo-western novel is what baffles me.
I just tune them out when reading.
>Fedom-sama!
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>>101274556
Every time I see it, it detracts from the atmosphere.

Maybe I'm just too autistic.
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>>101274619
Nah, you'll get used to it eventually, or you could just copy and paste the chapter in Word and remove every instance of -san,-sama, etc with find&replace.
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>>101272343
I found the second story to be a bit weak, to be honest. It wasn't bad, but it seemed to drag on near the middle.
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>>101268254
>read that
>expecting them to fuck
>they never fuck
>some cripple bitch wants to be relevant
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>>101268254
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>>101277431
Aria is dead, anon.
But holy shit that Harem list.
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>>101277431
>Madan no Ou
One day the translator will learn how to English correctly.

But apparently that day is long off.
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>>101268254
Catching up.
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>>101277543
>Aria is dead, anon.
Yeah, better put it in my hidden abandoned folder together with Shana and Spice and Wolf.
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Reading F-rank no boukun by hakomari writer. It's pretty rad.
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I've taken a liking to reading fanfiction recently.

I regret nothing. Going through all the shit to find a diamond is absolutely worth it.
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>>101277758
Are you asking someone to tip his fedora to you or something?
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>>101277641
At least he doesn't bitch when someone edits it, but appreciates it.

I couldn't stop laughing for a while when I saw this and the translators argument against someone's edits (which made it better).

http://www.baka-tsuki.org/project/index.php?title=Antimagic_Academy_35th_Test_Platoon
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>>101277819
Don't put words in my mouth, anon. It's rude.
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>>101277758
The last good piece of fanfiction I read was "Lelouch of Britannia", where Lulu stays a Brit.
It manages to make Kewel relevant.
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>>101277834
YAMATO DAMASHII STRONK
CUT BULLET WITH CONSECRATED KATANAH
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Still reading fire girl, currently on vol 2.
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>>101277934
Translation never.
Or has someone besides Commie started somewhere?
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>>101277848
Would you like a cock instead?
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>>101277834
I see that happen every now and then, and I also see edits which are clearly wrong.

Regardless, a lot of BT translators need to improve their English. The target language in translating is more important than understanding the base language, though both still quite important.
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>>101277934
Is this SAO?
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>>101277934
I never got if Commie is actually translating it along with F/A or what.
Anyway I'm riding zaregoto, this shit is great, anime when?
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>>101278012
Yeah, example of one edit here.

Original line.
>The Inquisitional Agency formed by government, also known as 『Antimagic Academy』.
That's simply an incomplete sentence.

Edited:
>The Inquisitional Agency, formed by government, was also known as the 『Anti-Magic Academy』.

Translators argument:
>I know first hand how proffessional translators handle the dots.
And other bullshit, I'm having a blast reading their argument.

Translator doesn't want to agree that his English is bad.
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Currently waiting for the DxD v16 PDF to be released so I can start reading it at a leisurely pace.
Then I'll probably pick up something else like OnC or Rakuin
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>>101278213
>>I know first hand how proffessional translators handle the dots.
I'm confused. What dots? Commas? Ellipses? Periods? I need some context here.

But yeah, the second one is clearly far better, but I would have put a "the" before government.
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>>101278334
Here's most of it.
But he changed and deleted some stuff.

http://www.baka-tsuki.org/project/index.php?title=User_talk:Krytyk#AMA_35_TP
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>>101278421
Oh wow. All that butthurt.
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>>101278421
That's nothing compared to scanlator drama.
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>>101278000
I don't think there is a translation.

>>101278058
It's sci-fi novel by Forest/Zvezda writer.
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>>101278643
Is it as crazy as Forest?
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>>101274882
I don't quite remember it by now. What one, about the planer? Can't say I loved this novel as much as Kino or YKK, but it was definitely good.
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>>101277727
Their faces look so sharp.
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>>101277431
Damn nigga stop reading all those shitty harems and get started on Intellectual Village.
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>>101279454
>Intellectual Village.
Kamachi may play with harems out the ass, but it's still a harem. He just doesn't shove it in your face.

Also, suffering boner, etc.
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>>101279454
>kamachi
>not a harem
It's only 3 volumes, I'd finish that in a day.
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>>101279683
It's not though. The only human besides the 3 group of MCs is Madoka.
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>>101279683
3 Kamachi volumes which are like 400 pages or twice the size of a normal volume.
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>>101279107
FG is pretty different from his other works. It's about hiking trips on the "other" planet.

Character interactions are written in different style from most of modern lns - no stupid misunderstanding and unfunny gags.

The story is told from Homura's POV who I find quite likeable.
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>>101280199
>Character interactions are written in different style from most of modern lns - no stupid misunderstanding and unfunny gags.
Concret examples?
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>>101280290
The scene where they made an open bath and let the guy in without any "hurr durr sukebeee!".
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>>101280764
Well, this is not surprising even though it's already better than most of the recent ln.
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>>101280764
Wow, what a pair of sluts.
I bet they already halfway to sucking one third of a million dicks.
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>>101268326
What is this about?
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>>101278213
>I know first hand how proffessional translators handle the dots.
This is the best sentence I've ever read.
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>>101282504
I'll try to summarize it the best I can so bear with me:
-MC's village gets razed to the ground
-somehow survives
-still gets fucked over by his countries own military
-ends up becoming a small-time crime-lord
-gets captured and thrown in jail
-turns out he's the spitting image of the countries prince
-gets a magical mask stuck on him to preserve it
-gets made into a gladiator for two years
-somewhere else the country's prince gets his retarded ass killed
-MC gets taken in as a replacement
-initially restricted in his movements he widens his sphere of influence
-starts subverting the image of the previous prince little by little and replacing it with bits and pieces of his own
-politics, backstabbery, war and intrigue happen
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>>101282646
You obviously have not witnessed "I am become hitler"
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>>101282793
Any cute girls?
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>>101282879
Sure.
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>>101282961
Little boys are fine too.
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>>101282824
At least you can totally follow that one up by claiming that you're making a reference to the Oppenheimer quote. I use "I am become..." all the time because of it.
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Toradora right now
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>>101282992
Have some more.
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>>101283062
>filename
Eh.. Why does she want to murderfuck him?
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>>101284215
Because:
a) he saved her neck that one time
b) he ruined her plans that one time
She wants to murderfuck his alter-ego.
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>>101268254
Cyber Grandpa G
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>>101284464
I personally like how Orba tries to balance who he thinks he is and who he thinks his other persona is.

In the latest translations, he's even having trouble distinguishing them.
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>>101286451
That's my favorite thing about this novel, the identity crisis he's going through is a joy to watch.
Still wonder how old man Fedom meant to control him, seeing how he's a prince and all now.
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>>101286677
>Fedom meant to control him
He wanted to use the lie that he was a disposable body double, but had nothing to back it up with so Orba figured it out. He later, I think, wanted to use Orba's real identity as a bargaining chip, but Orba knows it'd end up killing Fedom, too.

So he probably just wants to ride it out at this point. He was betting on the weak mindedness or stupidity of a stereotypical slave, but Orba's a little too smart and daring for what Fedom planned.
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>>101286891
The man was far too hasty, best thing he can do now is support the guy, or just pretend it never happened.
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>>101268254
Cute girls doing cute things.
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>>101287061
>The man was far too hasty
To be fair, hiding the prince's death and replacing him was a matter of quickness. Hell, even preparing Orba years in advance to mold his face to the prince's was amazing planning ahead. If he didn't act quickly, his plan could have been compromised.

The only real fuck-up was that he chose Orba to do it, and didn't try to extinguish his anger or improve his lifestyle while he was still a slave. Basically the assumption that a random slave would listen to him obediently was pretty fucking bad.
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>>101287311
I do remember him saying that he has to act after Gil did what he did.
Disregarding that slaves were still people capable of thinking was bad, yeah, not as if he knew anything about him though.
All in all I wish I knew moon.
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:c
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>>101287684
Shut up, I have to read three books for my exams come monday and you don't see me bitching.
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>>101287787
yes i do
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>>101287913
Now you do, but it's your bloody fault I am.
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>try to read a LN
>harem
Welp. Off to another one.

>harem again
Twice is happenstance. Another one.

>harem again
I call bullshit.

Any LNs that AREN'T harems?
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>>101288167
These:
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>>101268326
>>101268451
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>>101288167
How about most things in this thread you big baby.
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>>101288167
Plenty, they just usually don't get translated. Baccano, Durarara, and Horizon are examples of translated ones, though.
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>>101288167
There are none in this thread



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