This week for Translation Necessary Thursday I’m back with the second set of chapters in Wend’s new life. It’s Hachinan tte Chapters 12-22 by Fuzi Choco!
Plot Synopsis: Ichinomiya Shingo, a young 25 years old, single, worker of firm company while thinking of tomorrow’s busy working day goes to sleep. However, the moment he woke up, it was inside a room unknown to him. He then learned that he took over the mind of Wendelin a 6 years-old child, remembering a lot from the memories of the said boy: he was born as the youngest (8th son and 10th child) in a of poor noble family living in back country. Having no administrative skill, he can’t do anything to manage the vast land his family has. Fortunately, he is blessed with the very rare talent of magic.
Plot: The plot is okay, but honestly it’s pretty standard for a Tensei series. The plot pacing is also fairly slow, so those who enjoy fast plots won’t enjoy this set of chapters at all.
Characters: We don’t get to meet a bunch of new characters, but we do get a few like Amalie and Klaus. Honestly though it’s mainly focused on Wend.
Overall: An okay, but not amazing set of chapters.
This week for Translation Necessary Thursday I’m back with another series I have yet to cover. It’s Growth Cheat Chapters 0-31 by Yousuke Tokino!
Plot Synopsis: I, Ichinosuke, failed to get a job for 100 consecutive times. Furthermore, my record is still being updated as unemployed. On my way to a job interview, I was involved in an accident with a truck and tragically passed away. And then, a Goddess bestowed upon me the ability to grow at a speed 400 times faster than normal, before sending me to a game-like otherworld. However, knowing that I would not become stronger even if I continued growing while jobless, I aimed to get a job, but I found out that it was my terrible fate to remain jobless…
Plot: The plot is pretty funny in that the main character absolutely hates being Jobless, but somehow ends up keeping it. As for the reason why I’ll leave that to you to find out.
Characters: The entire cast is okay, but my favorites are probably Jofre and Elise because they’re absolutely stupid beyond belief. Hilariously so. Ichinojo is also interesting, but honestly Jofre and Elise just take the cake.
Overall: A fun, but somewhat predictable series. Amusing nonetheless it’s good for a few laughs.
For those who like: Isekai, Overpowered Heroes, Fantasy, Magic, Hilarious Cast of Characters.
This week for Bookish Wednesday I’ve got another LitRPG. It’s Desire by Cameron Milan!
Plot Synopsis: An all powerful entity bestows individuals with a powerful brand in the form of a tattoo. Using the system that is controlled by the tattoo, you can learn supernatural abilities, acquire knowledge unknown to man, and acquire objects that would only be found in fiction. The world is changing… and it has yet to be determined if it is for better or worse. Two friends who grew up together, Ace and Vincent, have been chosen. Ace lives for physical improvement. He loves the feeling of breaking his records and growing stronger. Unfortunately, he has plateaued in recent months, discouraging him greatly. Vincent is plagued by little to no desire in anything he does. Good grades? Successful life? He feels nothing. Except, perhaps, the feeling of pain and fear. Sadly for him, modern day society is a peaceful one.
Plot: The plot isn’t that amazing, in fact it’s a bit stereotypical. That being said it’s helped by the fact that Vincent is a lot more cynical than Ace. That being said it’s not a bad story, but it could probably go through a couple revisions of editing to get some kinks out.
Characters: Ace and Vincent are the main characters, but the entire cast is pretty interesting, but not entirely original.
Overall: A quick, but fun read. That being said if you are looking for originality you will be disappointed somewhat.
For those who like: Urban Fantasy, Magic, LitRPGs, Drama, Action, Adventure.
This week for Serial Saturday I’m back with the second set of chapters in Anton’s exploration of a new world. It’s Atros Imperium Chapters 9-16 by Terry!
Plot Synopsis: Anton Thorn died in an incident of his own creation, his body torn and shredded to pieces. Yet death and eternal rest did not await him. Gods, from another world, took his soul along many others to their world to fight an overwhelming and impossible foe. By chance and oversight his soul was missed by the gods, his soul destined to remain in limbo and torment for all eterinity. A few weak and desperate gods took a chance with him and brought him through to their world. Now sent far away from the battle, in his original body, to a small village in the husk of a dead kingdom. It is now up to him to restore the Kingdom and fight off anything that would threaten him or those he loves; be they human, beast, monster or hero.
Plot: This is a rather important set of chapters as it really sets up the rest of the series, and shows us how dark the world Anton has found himself in. I won’t say much more, but this set of chapters is not for the faint of heart.
Characters: We get to meet a couple new faces, but for the most part this entire set of chapters is based on exploring the already met cast. Anton is still very much the protagonist though.
Overall: A solid, if somewhat dark, set of chapters in a series that is pretty awesome.
This week for Translation Necessary Thursday I’m back with a new series I’ve yet to cover. It’s Hachinan tte Chapters 1-11 by Fuzi Choco!
Plot Synopsis: Ichinomiya Shingo, a young 25 years old, single, worker of firm company while thinking of tomorrow’s busy working day goes to sleep. However, the moment he woke up, it was inside a room unknown to him. He then learned that he took over the mind of a 6 years-old child, remembering a lot from the memories of the said boy: he was born as the youngest (8th son and 10th child) in a of poor noble family living in back country. Having no administrative skill, he can’t do anything to manage the vast land his family has. Fortunately, he is blessed with the very rare talent of magic. Unfortunately, while it could bring prosperity to his family, in his situation it only led to a disaster. Yes, this is the story of the boy, Wendelin Von Benno Baumeister, opening his own path in a harsh world.
Plot: The plot is okay, but it’s not super amazing. Wend isn’t the smarted guy around, and that can be aggravating at times. Another aggravating thing is the frequent breaks to monologue or do random world building. The author is not that great at writing and I’ve read much better written stories before.
Characters: The cast in these first few chapters isn’t big, but Erich is probably my favorite side character. Wend on the other hand is kind of a dumbass and the stupid stuff he does just because he can is mind boggling.
Overall: A skippable series, this isn’t worth the time you’d spend reading it.
Hey all I’m back for this week’s Serial Saturday with another set of chapters in Rainer’s story. It’s Arcane Emperor Chapters 27-32 by Aternus!
Plot: Having fled successfully from the world of Nalmar after having been trapped by the Arch-Lich, Rainer and his friends are now getting ready to tackle Rainer’s advancement to the 2nd Tier of classes, but first they have some unfinished business in the area…
Plot: This is a rather fun set of chapters, as it brings us a side of Rainer that wasn’t fully explored quite yet, although it was hinted at. I won’t say more, because that’d be super spoilerific.
Characters: We get to meet quite a few new characters, but the stars are still Rainer and his friends.
Overall: A solid, if a bit less action packed set of chapters.
This week for Translation Necessary Thursday I’m back with more of Yuna’s adventures. It’s The Bears Bear a Bare Kuma Chapters 104-126 by Kumanano!
Plot Synopsis: Having traveled over, and than back through, a mountain to the Seaside Village of Mireera and resolved multiple issues in the town and it’s waters, Yuna is now relaxing back in Crimonia. But now that’s she’s back she’s hungry for some new things….
Plot: This is just more of Yuna being Yuna, by which I mean she does whatever the hell she wants.
Characters: We don’t get a bunch of new characters this time around, mostly it’s just Yuna doing as she pleases.
Overall: A fun, but not terribly new set of chapters. Thankfully this is the only lull thus far.