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.
This week for Translation Necessary Thursday I’m back with the fourth set of chapters in Yuna’s journey to do as she pleases. It’s The Bears Bear a Bare Kuma Chapters 75-103 by Kumanano.
Plot Synopsis: Having traveled to the royal capital and back Yuna is now ready to buy a shop in Crimonia. Will she be able to bear the weight of responsiblity?
Plot: I’m sorry for that pun, I just had to do it. It was unbearable to ignore such a perfect opportunity. Oh I did it again? Absolute coincidence I say! Now to get to this set of chapters, it’s a fun set. It covers Yuna and her quest to do as she pleases in some pretty awesome new ways. There is one particular scene where the bloody bear shines.
Characters: We get quite a few new characters, but honestly my favorite is the guild master in Mireera. Still the star of the show is Yuna.
Overall: A fun arc. Nothing absolutely spectacular or intense plot wise, but that has never been the appeal of this series.
This week I’m back with the second set of chapters in Takumi’s journey in another world with children. It’s Isekai Yururi Kikou Chapters 41-80 by Minazuki Shizuru!
Plot Synopsis: 『I’m terribly sorry』 A god was suddenly prostrating in front of me, Kayano Takumi. I was apparently killed by mistake. Moreover, I can’t be reborn again. However, I am able to live in a different world? Then, let’s do that, please. The god made a mistake again and transferred me into a dangerous forest. Seriously, what’s going on? Besides, there are children here. I can’t leave them here, I will take care of them…
Plot: This is another heartwarming set of chapters in a series that just makes you smile, unless you are a heartless monster. I can’t help you if that’s the case. Honestly this set is pretty fun with Takumi meeting a peer of his along with Allen and Elena. The fact that those two kids are ridiculously overpowered just like Takumi is just hilarious sometimes.
Characters: We get to meet quite a few new faces in this set of chapters, which is good. Personally I like Takumi’s peer the best. As for who that is I’ll leave it to you to find out. However Allen and Elena are still just way too adorable and make you want to just grin like a doofus.
Overall: An awesome second set of chapters. If you haven’t started this series yet I’d advise doing so. It’s a nice change of pace from other series.
This week for Translation Necessary Thursday I’m back with another set of chapters in Yuna’s daily life in another world. It’s The Bears Bear a Bare Kuma Chapters 51-74 by Kumanano!
Plot Synopsis: Having dealt with various troubles in the town of Crimonia, Yuna decides to go visit the royal capital. She decides to take along both Fina and Noa, Cliff’s Daughter. What new things will Yuna encounter on the way to and in the royal capital? God only knows, and he’s probably laughing his ass off…
Plot: This set of chapters continues the trend set in the prior two arcs, Yuna does whatever she wants and looks ridiculous and cute while doing it. The Bloody Bear may or may not make another appearance…
Characters: We get quite a few new faces in this set of chapters, but it’s tons of fun like everything else this series has.
Overall: Another excellent set of chapters in the adventures of Yuna, doing whatever the hell she wants.