This week for Translation Necessary Thursday I’m back with the first arc in another Isekai series. It’s House Magic Chapters 1-29 by Amaui Shiro!
Plot Synopsis: Living carefree at home is the greatest shortcut—- My house is the world’s greatest magic power spot, that being the case both my house and I were summoned to another world by some guys who were aiming for it. However, I’ve been living in this place for many years and my body is, apparently, abnormally overflowing with magic. Due to some unforeseen circumstances by those guys who summoned me, they quickly ran away….
Plot: The plot is really quite bland, which is made worse by the fact that the main character Daichi is a lazy ass bum. He wants nothing more than to sleep and that’s his driving goal in life.
Characters: Other than Daichi, who like I said above is very much a lazy bum and incredibly one dimensional, the rest of the cast is pretty okay. However due to how freaking dense the guy is, it makes only for a frustrating experience.
Overall: Skip this series, it’s really not that great.
For those who like: Fantasy, Isekai, Overpowered Protagonists, Lazy Protagonists.
Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above, or bland Plots.
Hey all I’m back for this week’s Translation Necessary Thursday with another Isekai series. It’s Magic Craft Meiser Chapters 1-26 by Aki Gitsune!
Plot Synopsis: There is only one Magi Craft Meister in the world. After the death of the last Meister over one thousand years ago, Nidou Jin was transported to another world in order to succeed her will. After obtaining the knowledge of the Magi Craft Meister, Jin attempts to use a warp gate but it malfunctions, transporting him to an unknown place….
Plot: The plot is mediocre at best, and honestly not that appealing. It’s a Slice of Series that screams for a more interesting main character along with a more interesting cast.
Characters: The entire cast is pretty lackluster, Jin is incredibly bland and none of the other characters are much better. Reiko might have been interesting, but frankly she gets pretty much no screen time in this arc.
Overall: A skippable series, you aren’t missing anything of note.
For those who like: Fantasy, Isekai, Magic, Crafter Protagonists.
Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above, or bland Plot and even blander Cast of Characters.
This week for Translation Necessary Thursday I’m back with the second arc in Ichinojo’s adventures. It’s Growth Cheat Chapters 32-53 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 pair of Goddesses 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: It’s an okay arc, though the peak of the arc is due more to a certain pair of idiots more than anything of Ichinojo’s doing.
Characters: We get introduced to a few new characters, but my favorite might be Centaur. Scratch that, it is definitely Centaur.
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 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.
This week for Translation Necessary Thursday I’m back with the third set of chapters in Takumi’s travels. It’s Isekai Yururi Kikou Chapters 81-120 by Minazuki Shizuru!
Plot Synopsis: Having traveled to the Twentieth floor in the Underwater dungeon after returning there after taking care of some stuff on the Surface, Takumi, Allen and Elena are ready to get to the last ten floors and beat the dungeon….
Plot: This is another fun set of chapters. It’s nothing really new though, so you might find this series growing a bit boring now to you if you’ve read the previous sets of chapters. Or not, and you might find it just as heartwarming as the rest. Personally it’s the latter for me, but it could easily be the former for others.
Characters: We get to see quite a few new faces, but none really stood out to me that we haven’t met yet. Takumi, Elena and Allen are still the stars of the show though.
Overall: More heartwarming in a story full of it, so a fulfilling set of chapters.
This week for Anime Sunday I’m not covering a new series. It’s all about the New Life+ Controversy!
Huh?: So for those unaware there was in the past month a huge controversy that exploded regarding a Light Novel series that was getting an Anime adaptation. Than someone found some pretty inflammatory Twitter posts by the author and everything went pear shaped. First the Voice Actors quit the Anime adaptation, than the Anime itself got cancelled. Following that the original publisher pulled the series from Print and the US Publisher did the same.
Seriously?: Yeah, it really happened and personally I find it a shame that it happened and now a bunch of people are out of jobs after putting in work on it.
But they were really insensitive remarks, and so was the main character in the book!: Well I will agree that the Author was an asshole, and probably still is one, but I will dispute the fact that the main character was racist.
First the main character doesn’t have any memories, only knowledge of his past life. The fact that he killed thousands of people as part of a war is something he’s completely unaware of from the first 60 or so pages of the first volume of the Light Novel that I’ve read. The fact he did that is slightly unbelievable, but then again it’s a war, people die; get over it. The fact that some American people got upset at that and call foul when America has a sitting president with known racist Tweets, Multiple Sexual Assault Allegations and tons of other sleazy shit is a bunch of bull to me. Personally I am fully aware of how nationalistic Chinese citizens can be, it’s featured prominently in much of their own literature and authors make similar remarks all the freaking time. Some of the authors of series that have even gotten true Anime have also made rather insensitive remarks on the Chinese equivalents of Twitter. So this occurring is a bit confusing to me I’m fully aware of how much bad blood there is between Korea, China and Japan, but people losing their jobs over remarks made by another person years in the past is a bit much to me. If you’re going to be upset, than be upset BEFORE people start working on something.