Venturing Into A New Dimension: Light Novels
As I was watching anime one day, something dawns on me. I had read manga, play games and visual novels and add anime to that equation, I experienced a total of four ‘anime hobbies’, but there is still one, which I had an interest in it before but haven’t try yet: light novels. While I don’t like even numbers for some reason, perhaps that is why I add another ‘anime hobby’ into my already busy-as-hell time schedules. But the main reason is because I’m curious, that’s it. Absurd reasons I know..
Of cause, I plan to read this ‘digital-style’, put a pdf into my galaxy note and read it there. I might consider buying the books if they are available. I was even thinking of purchasing some of the Assassin’s Creed novels since I had problems finding them in the net, but that’s a discussion for another day.
Looking around, there are certainly some interesting titles around. Here are some that I had started to read/planning to read:
I had started reading the first chapter for this and I gotta say it’s fascinating, it deals with the concept of time repetition and unlike the ultra-slow pacing for Haruhi’s Endless Eight or Cross Channel, the plot’s pacing actually moves quick. Just a few pages and the main character already found out about the secret of his world. I slightly read some general discussions and opinions about this light novels and overall, I had been hearing positive ones everywhere, this is going to be my top priority.
While the plot isn’t the most original out there, I think it gives a pretty heartwarming vibe. While I only read the first few pages, I think this light novels captured my heart in a manner different to that of Zero no Maria. In a way, this light novel sounds like Chobits as it deals with the romance between a female android and her master. Ultimately though, this is going to be more of a secondary objective for now.
Looks like what happen when you implement .hack into a light novel series, and it’s HELLA interesting. Too bad I will have to read this after I’m done with the rest first, most probably, I will get started on this once I’m done with Zero no Maria. I heard there’s going to be an anime adaption for it this year so I guess there’s no rush. I can check out the novel once I’m done with the anime.
Although this novel strikes me fancy, for some reason, I’m getting that ‘J.C. Staff vibe’ for it, for now, there’s no news of it being animated but I have a feeling it’s going to soon. I may get started on this once I caught up with Zero no Maria and Sword Art Online.. but I think that’s going to be like a loooooongg loooooooonggg time before that.
I wanna take the chance to thanks to the good people of baka-tsuki for translating so many light novels already. I thought nobody even reads them and thus nobody even care about translating them, that’s why I never thought of reading them much. But baka-tsuki proved me wrong, and it’s awesome that there are so many great contributors on this side of the anime as well. Thank you^^
So anyhow, that’s all I’m reading/planning to read for now, any more recommendations is welcome^^