This time, I’ll be providing a translation of an interview with Yoshiaki Kyougoku, the director of Winter 2018’s comfiest show, Yuru Camp (Laid-Back Camp, ゆるキャン△). In this interview, he talks about the charm of the original work and things to note when adapting the series.
Originally published in Akiba Souken on January 8, 2018.
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“Yes, this is Jinnai.”
“Thanks for your hard work; this is Kenzaki from Phoenix Bunko. Thank you for the plot of your new work, Jin-sensei. I have finished reading it.”
“Kenzaki-san, thanks for your work. You’re so quick at it, as always. So, how was it?”
“I’ll be going straight to the point—it’s rejected. All of it. I think it’s better for you to create a new one from scratch instead of trying to fix it here and there.”
“…That’s really straight to the point.”
Continue reading Ranobe no Pro! Volume 1 – Chapter 1 Part 1
While the first two volumes of popular light novel series Ryuuou no Oshigoto! (The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done!) was mostly an introduction to Yaichi’s two disciples, the third volume went on to establish the development for one of the characters that is mainly overlooked before. Being a volume that heavily brings up the theme of talent and hard work, it still remains one of my favorite parts of the series.
Anyway, you can join the Discord server here to talk about the series. And as usual, spoiler warning.
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The latest chapter of Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata’s spinoff manga, Koisuru Metronome, came up with a very interesting development. Spoilers ahead, I warned you.
Continue reading Saekano Koisuru Metronome Chapter 48: A Sudden Confession!?
Two years since its first volume was published, Ryuuou no Oshigoto! (The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done!) has managed to hit the first place in Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! twice in a row, achieve one million overall sales, and secure an anime adaptation which will be coming up soon. All these achievements are nothing short of impressive for a series that doesn’t play by the book—amidst the industry where stories about reincarnation, life in another world, or edgy antisocial protagonists who double as a sorry excuse for the readers’ self-insert material dominate the market, Ryuuou no Oshigoto! shows us the possibility of having a light novel about a board game coming up on top.
With the anime airing on January 9, I reckon it’s about the perfect time to look back on what the series has gone through so far. Spoilers are obviously ahead, though I figured that most of you are here for them anyway. Anyway, you can join the Discord server here.
Continue reading Ryuuou no Oshigoto! (The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done!) Volume 1 & Volume 2: The Start of a Journey
This is a set of questions adapted from the official quiz featured in Dragon Magazine’s March 2017 issue. The questions are pretty easy to answer if you’ve been following the light novels so far. This quiz is separated to three sections with ten questions each. Track your own answers with a note and check the right ones at the end of this quiz!
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