TNT: Everyone Else is a Returnee Book 02 by Toika

Hey all I’m back with the second entry in one of my favorite Korean series for this week’s Translation Necessary Thursday. It’s Everyone Else is a Returnee Book 02 by Toika!

Plot Synopsis:  Left out during the elementary school picnic. Left out during the middle school camp. Left out during the high school trip. I finally became a college student, and what? I’m left out from all of humanity? Yu IlHan watches over the earth alone while everybody’s away in other worlds…

Plot: The plot of this second book picks right back up with the battle of the Shadow Panther cub and Yu IlHan and Kang MiRae. The rest of the book is just as good and action packed. It’s also just as hilarious as the first book with just as many references.

Characters: We get introduced to a couple new characters, my favorite being Na YuNa. That being said Yu IlHan is still my favorite, because he’s a monster.

Overall: An excellent second entry. If you aren’t reading this series already you really ought to be.

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TNT: Breakers Arc 03 by Chwiryong

This week for Translation Necessary Thursday I’m back with the third arc in Shutra’s rise to fame. It’s Breakers Arc 03 by Chwiryong!

Plot Synopsis: Having discovered an abandoned Dwarven fortress and portal In-gong, who now inhabits the body of the Ninth Prince Shutra, along with his new half-sister Caitlin has now formally made an alliance with Caitlin and her older brother Chris.

Plot: This is another short arc, but again it’s very important to the rest of the story.

Characters: We really get introduced to the Fifth Princess, Felicia in this chapter. Otherwise there aren’t any new characters really.

Overall: Again a pretty important arc, even if it’s a bit shorter than I’d personally prefer, it’s still in the foundation portion of the story.

TNT: Everyone Else is a Returnee Book 01 by Toika

This week for Translation Necessary Thursday I’m covering the first book in a just recently completely translated series! It’s Everyone Else is a Returnee Book 01 by Toika!\

Plot Synopsis: Left out during the elementary school picnic. Left out during the middle school camp. Left out during the high school trip. I finally became a college student, and what? I’m left out from all of humanity? Yu IlHan watches over the earth alone while everybody’s away in other worlds…

Plot: The plot in this first book (each book is 25 chapters long excepting the final book which is 24) is pretty awesome. I mean I don’t think I’ve ever really enjoyed reading about a person like Yu IlHan before. He is the biggest loner in the universe. But it was very interesting and entertaining with tons of references to a bunch of Asian pop culture ranging from Doraemon to Digimon.

Characters: Yu IlHan is an awesome main character, frankly he’s probably one of my favorites of all time thus far. He’s scary smart, except about himself, but he’s also pretty hilarious. Lita is also quite fun, although she’s really not around that much in these chapters. Erta is also pretty funny, although she is prone to info dump, it’s usually pretty important info. The rest of the cast we get to meet in this book is great as well, although we’ve got a small amount compared to later on.

Overall: If you love the Isekai Genre this is a great take on it, but it’s also an awesome LitRPG at the same time. This is a must read for pretty much everyone, it’s a pretty awesome series.

For those who like: Isekai, LitRPG, Action, Adventure, Amazing Plot, Fantastic Cast of Characters.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.

TNT: Breakers Arc 02 by Chwiryong

This week for Translation Necessary Thursday I’m back with the continued adventures of In-gong. It’s Breakers Arc 02 by Chwiryong!

Plot Synopsis: Having been transported into the world of his favorite game Knights Saga, In-gong is now the Ninth Prince and one of the children of the Demon King. But he had never played as Shutra before, because the only playable characters were Zephyr, the Second Demon Prince and Locke the Human Hero. Now armed with knowledge of the game he loved, he’s begun to change the story so he can prevent the massacre of all his new siblings by one of their own. The strongest and most powerful being after the Demon King, The Second Prince Zephyr… He only has a little over two years to change the world to prevent ending up a corpse.

Plot: This second arc is short, only a few chapters long, but it really sets up the rest of the series and builds off the first arc wonderfully. I won’t spoil what happens, but it’s the beginning of ripples that will affect the story Shutra knows that is suddenly his new reality.

Characters: We don’t really get introduced to any characters in this Arc, but that’s okay because we get more interaction between Shutra, Carack, Caitlin and Chris.

Overall: This is an excellent second arc, and although still a foundation arc, it’s not at all boring.

TNT: Breakers Arc 01 by Chwiryong

Hey all I’m back with the first set of chapters in a Korean Novel I just finished reading the other day for this week’s Translation Necessary Thursday. It’s Breakers Arc 01 by Chwiryong!

Plot Synopsis: My name is Joo In-gong. The name that my parents gave me meant ‘protagonist’ of the world. As anyone can predict, I was constantly teased due to my name. In kindergarten, elementary school, middle school and high school. If I went to university as planned then I would probably be laughed at there as well. So, at one point, I really hated my name. But not anymore. Now, I think slightly differently. Maybe being named Joo In-gong was a type of foreshadowing?

[Name: Shutra] [Age: 17] [Species: Gandharva] [Occupation: Protagonist] [Uniqueness: Prince, Conquest Knight] This shows my situation on the Assenbah Continent at a glance.

My name is Joo In-gong. A protagonist.

Plot: The plot is pretty great and is a mix of LitRPG with the Isekai/Tensei Genres.  It deals with In-gong being transported to a world that is almost exactly like a game he loved to play except that he isn’t the characters he played in that game, he’s the weakest side character in the entire game… So yea this was a great start to a series that is pretty freaking awesome. I read the entire series or book in just a few days and even better news is that it’s been fully translated. So you don’t need to wait for it to be completed, it already is.

Characters: In-gong or Shutra is our protagonist and he’s pretty much a weakling. However the rest of the cast we get introduced to in these opening chapters is just as amazing. Carack is just an awesome character, and Caitlin is probably one of my favorite characters in the entire series.

Overall: If you love the LitRPG genre or just like a great story, Breakers will be right up your alley. It’s a relatively short series with only 231 chapters, but since it’s been fully translated it’s a worthy trade off.

For those who like: LitRPGs, Action, Adventure, Drama, Politics, Romance, Excellent Plot, Fantastic Cast of Characters.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above, but how can you hate all that put together?

TNT: Ark Volume 04 by Yoo Seong

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This week for Translation Necessary Thursday I’m covering the fourth volume of Ark. It’s Ark Volume 04 by Yoo Seong!

Plot Synopsis: Having been victorious in not only defending Jackson from the forces of the Demonic Valderas, but also in tying for the top place in war contributions Ark heads back to the Giran Magic Institute for his reward, but what awaits him is more than he ever expected.

Plot: The plot of this volume is pretty good, and we even get to meet some old friends from previous volumes. It’s not all sunshine and roses for Ark as per usual, but it’s one of the more amusing volumes.

Characters: We get introduced to a couple new characters, Shannen is probably my favorite of the bunch, although Rachel is pretty good as well.

Overall: This is probably one of the lesser entries, but it’s still one of the best novel series I’ve ever read.

TNT: Ark Volume 03 by Yoo Seong

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This week for Translation Necessary Thursday I’m covering the third entry in one of my favorite Korean novels. It’s Ark Volume 03 by Yoo Seong!

Plot Synopsis: Having been enlisted to fight for the city of Jackson where his friend the Viscount Haverstein lives, Ark heads to the battlefield to save his friend and have some fun. However there’s a mysterious shadowy figure who is following behind him and a overwhelmingly arrogant fellow ahead! How will Ark survive the war of Jackson and save his NPC friends.

Plot: The plot is pretty fast paced, but it’s very well done and I have to say this was one of my favorite novels of the entire series. It showcases Ark’s ability to do the unexpected.  It also introduces to some hugely important people for the series as well.

Characters: Ark is my favorite of the older characters, although Justiceman and Roco are pretty close to that. However the newcomers are awesome in this volume and my particular favorite is Shambala. I won’t reveal why, but needless to say he’s a pretty awesome guy.

Overall: If you enjoy VRMMO series and still haven’t checked this series out, you really need to read at least up to this third volume.