This week for Translation Necessary Thursday I’m back with another Light Novel series. It’s Almadianos Eiyuuden Volume 01 by Takami Ryousen!
Plot: The plot is pretty good, although it takes the Isekai and Tensei genres in a rather new and interesting way. Instead of taking a character from Earth we get an all powerful character from some random fantasy world who is so bored that he ends up hitching a ride in the head of one of his other incarnations in another world. The fact that he ends up being ignored half the time by said incarnation is just half the fun. That being said this does have a more romantic bent from what I can remember so if you don’t like your action and adventure novels having that you will not enjoy this series.
Characters: Bernst and Kurats are the leads, with Bernst being the old man who is hitching a ride and Kurats being his incarnation. Kurats is kind of a dolt though. That being said Lunaria is probably my favorite character, if only because she’s the somewhat sensible one. The rest of the cast is fun as well, but Lunaria is my favorite by and far.
Overall: A fun series at least thus far from what I’ve read in this single volume alone.
For those who like: Isekai, Tensei, Action, Adventure, Harems, Fun Plot, Varied Cast of Characters.
This week for Translation Necessary Thursday I’m back with a fairly odd series. It’s Weakness of Beatrice Volume 01 by Kamachi Kazuma!
Plot: This series is Kamachi Kazuma’s take on the Isekai and LitRPG genre and it features his usual oddball storylines. While there is much more fluff than usual in his other stories it’s still got a really off the wall odd plot. Frankly I’ll admit it went over my head but that might have been because I read this when I was sick about a year ago. So take my reluctance with a grain of salt. That being said if you don’t like any of his other works, Beatrice’s story will not appeal to you either.
Characters: Beatrice and Boo-Boo are our two main characters and they are about as different as you can be, one’s a highly intelligent beautiful young woman and the other is a literal ogre. The fact that they are romantically involved with the other is just the icing on the oddball cake. The rest of the cast is just as odd as the our two leads.
Overall: A fun, but possibly confusing story with fluff and the usual Kamachi oddball plots of world domination.
For those who like: Isekai, LitRPGs, Fluff, Romance, Really Odd Plot, Even Odder Cast of Characters.
This week for Translation Necessary Thursday I’m back with another web novel series I read a few years back. It’s Bu ni Mi Volume 01 by Akashi Kakkaku!
Plot: This is a mix between the typical reincarnation genre from Japan and the more martial arts oriented Wuxia genre from China. It’s actually quite a good plot, guy dies of old age with two regrets, he didn’t master his martial arts and he didn’t get to see his adopted daughter and disciple, an elf girl, grow up to be happy. Then he gets reborn as an elf, and learns he’s now posthumously famous because his “daughter” is a bad ass who took his teachings and became a world wide hero.
Characters: Slava is our main character and is pretty decent, although he is a battle maniac so take that into consideration. The rest of the cast is okay, but it mainly revolves around Slava, Sheryl and Alma in this first volume.
Overall: This is a fun series that mixes two of my favorite genres in fiction and does a pretty decent job of it.
For those who like: Tensei, Wuxia, Martial Arts, Action, Decent Cast of Characters.
Hey all I’m back with another Korean novel series. It’s Green Skin Volume 01 by Dirt Spoon!
Plot: The plot is pretty typical, and though there are some good points this is one of those novels that you will either love or hate. There’s very little middle ground to be had here.
Characters: Our main character is Blood Dagger, and yes that’s his name. He’s a pretty poor main character, honestly he doesn’t have a great personality and is pretty unlikable. That said the reasons behind are somewhat valid, was murdered and reincarnated into a goblin of all things, but still it’s annoying to hear him constantly mutter to himself or press himself to become stronger after he was such a weak warrior before.
Overall: An okay series, if you liked other monster hero stories, you’ll probably enjoy this one. Otherwise you might be best just steering clear of this one.
For those who like: LitRPGs, Drama, Action, Reincarnation, Monster Protagonists.
This week for Translation Necessary Thursday I’m back with the sixth set of chapters in Yuna’s adventures. It’s The Bears Bear a Bare Kuma Chapters 127-151 by Kumanano!
Plot: This arc is pretty awesome, it deals with Yuna and her exploring more of the world and acquiring a Mithril knife for Fina. It’s a pretty fun set of chapters and actually deals with a loose plot thread that was mentioned in the very first chapter.
Characters: We get to meet some new characters although they aren’t that interesting sadly. That being said Yuna still is my favorite character in the series and she kicks a lot of ass in this arc.
Overall: A great set of chapters, and a fun story arc.
Hey all I’m back with the third volume in the satirical Isekai series I’ve taken a liking to recently. It’s Instant Death Volume 03 by Fujitaka Tsuyoshi!
Plot: The plot is pretty good, but it starts off very oddly. Still the rest of the volume is pretty much Yogiri being his pretty passive self only to scare the living daylights out of pretty much everyone except Tomochika.
Characters: Honestly the entire class of Tomochika and Yogiri is made up of some really freaking weird people. That said I really did like seeing the new perspective of Ayaka.
This week for Translation Necessary Thursday I’m back with the second entry in Yogiri and Tomochika’s adventures. It’s Instant Death Volume 02 by Fujitaka Tsuyoshi!
Plot: The plot continues with it’s comedic bent, and adds even more fuel to that fire with this volume. Honestly it’s kind of hilarious how much the plot tries to hammer home how much of a murderhobo many Isekai characters are, which when you look at it is pretty apt. That said if you were expecting serious drama, you should look elsewhere as you won’t find it here. Honestly I enjoyed reading this volume if only because it’s very much poking fun at the Isekai genre and main characters of fantasy role playing games everywhere.
Characters: We get introduced to more of the world, but the stars are still Yogiri and Tomochika, although she now has to deal with her ancestral spirit trying to egg her on into becoming a pyschopath. Which is again really funny, because that’s the exact opposite of what you’d expect of such a being.
Overall: A fun second entry, you should definitely give it a try.