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That is because it does not exist legally in English, Animewatcher. There is a fan translation at http://www.baka-tsuki.org/project/index.php?title=Sword_Art_Online however. Also, it is unlikely it will EVER exist in English legally, as there are no talks and never have been for any sort of translation to take place, blah blah blah.
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Byzantine279 wrote:

That is because it does not exist legally in English, Animewatcher. There is a fan translation at http://www.baka-tsuki.org/project/index.php?title=Sword_Art_Online however. Also, it is unlikely it will EVER exist in English legally, as there are no talks and never have been for any sort of translation to take place, blah blah blah.


Thanks for the info i am saddened that it will never be avaiable legally guess ill give the fan translation a go!
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Posted 8/27/12
I would like to eat the stew which Asuna made.
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haha is it bad that i breezed through the first 18 chapters of the LN in one day! All i can say its awesoem i just wonder how much of it the rest of the anime will cover lol
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I'm really like SAO, my favorite this season.
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Posted 8/28/12

animewatcher311 wrote:


Byzantine279 wrote:

That is because it does not exist legally in English, Animewatcher. There is a fan translation at http://www.baka-tsuki.org/project/index.php?title=Sword_Art_Online however. Also, it is unlikely it will EVER exist in English legally, as there are no talks and never have been for any sort of translation to take place, blah blah blah.


Thanks for the info i am saddened that it will never be avaiable legally guess ill give the fan translation a go!


That's not to say it won't happen. The anime being out and increased popularity of the anime in North America could bring a release of the novel of course, but with all things manga/anime you never really know till it happens.
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Posted 8/28/12

DesidusRyke wrote:


animewatcher311 wrote:


Byzantine279 wrote:

That is because it does not exist legally in English, Animewatcher. There is a fan translation at http://www.baka-tsuki.org/project/index.php?title=Sword_Art_Online however. Also, it is unlikely it will EVER exist in English legally, as there are no talks and never have been for any sort of translation to take place, blah blah blah.


Thanks for the info i am saddened that it will never be avaiable legally guess ill give the fan translation a go!


That's not to say it won't happen. The anime being out and increased popularity of the anime in North America could bring a release of the novel of course, but with all things manga/anime you never really know till it happens.


i consider it a bit unrealistic.. i dont recall any light novel being translated to english legally and published.. dont know if its the market or whatever but its just quite unusual..
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Posted 8/29/12

Krakox wrote:


DesidusRyke wrote:


animewatcher311 wrote:


Byzantine279 wrote:

That is because it does not exist legally in English, Animewatcher. There is a fan translation at http://www.baka-tsuki.org/project/index.php?title=Sword_Art_Online however. Also, it is unlikely it will EVER exist in English legally, as there are no talks and never have been for any sort of translation to take place, blah blah blah.


Thanks for the info i am saddened that it will never be avaiable legally guess ill give the fan translation a go!


That's not to say it won't happen. The anime being out and increased popularity of the anime in North America could bring a release of the novel of course, but with all things manga/anime you never really know till it happens.


i consider it a bit unrealistic.. i dont recall any light novel being translated to english legally and published.. dont know if its the market or whatever but its just quite unusual..

There have been several light novels published in the US. This list of light novels on Wikipedia has the titles that have been licensed for publication in the US in bold. They include many of the most famous titles in the genre such as:

Haruhi Suzumiya
Spice and Wolf
Shakugan no Shana
Full Metal Panic!
Gosick

(Sadly, the last three are not complete, and can be extremely hard to find!)

If the SAO anime sells well, it is highly likely that someone at Viz or Yen Press will give the light novels a go. (Accel world is another that might make it if it is popular enough, and the anime is a Viz Media product, so I wouldn't be surprised to see them pick up the novels.)

This comment from an interview, quoted on the Wiki site about the light novel genre, suggests that the US market for light novels might be on the cusp of a break-out event.
"Founder of Viz Media, Seiji Horibuchi, speculates that the U.S. market for light novels will experience a similar increase in popularity as it has in the Japanese subculture once it becomes recognized by the consumer audience."

The popularity in the US of anime adaptations of light novels really does suggest that the US market could probably be a good bet now, especially if they put them out in e-book format!
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If the SAO anime sells well, it is highly likely that someone at Viz or Yen Press will give the light novels a go. (Accel world is another that might make it if it is popular enough, and the anime is a Viz Media product, so I wouldn't be surprised to see them pick up the novels.)


Yen Press has been paying close attention to the trends. They recently announced a number of new licenses including "Another", both the manga and novels. Given the popularity of "Accel World" and SAO, I'm pretty sure they'd make a try for licensing these, at least once the series have finished airing.


Zensunni wrote:
This comment from an interview, quoted on the Wiki site about the light novel genre, suggests that the US market for light novels might be on the cusp of a break-out event.
"Founder of Viz Media, Seiji Horibuchi, speculates that the U.S. market for light novels will experience a similar increase in popularity as it has in the Japanese subculture once it becomes recognized by the consumer audience."

The popularity in the US of anime adaptations of light novels really does suggest that the US market could probably be a good bet now, especially if they put them out in e-book format!


I definitely agree with this. YA has definitely exploded in recent years, so getting more LN licensed isn't a bad idea. It will be up to how they are marketed. This was poorly done in the past--ahem: Spice & Wolf--but I think certain companies have learned from those mistakes.
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Zensunni wrote:


Krakox wrote:


DesidusRyke wrote:


animewatcher311 wrote:


Byzantine279 wrote:

That is because it does not exist legally in English, Animewatcher. There is a fan translation at http://www.baka-tsuki.org/project/index.php?title=Sword_Art_Online however. Also, it is unlikely it will EVER exist in English legally, as there are no talks and never have been for any sort of translation to take place, blah blah blah.


Thanks for the info i am saddened that it will never be avaiable legally guess ill give the fan translation a go!


That's not to say it won't happen. The anime being out and increased popularity of the anime in North America could bring a release of the novel of course, but with all things manga/anime you never really know till it happens.


i consider it a bit unrealistic.. i dont recall any light novel being translated to english legally and published.. dont know if its the market or whatever but its just quite unusual..

There have been several light novels published in the US. This list of light novels on Wikipedia has the titles that have been licensed for publication in the US in bold. They include many of the most famous titles in the genre such as:

Haruhi Suzumiya
Spice and Wolf
Shakugan no Shana
Full Metal Panic!
Gosick

(Sadly, the last three are not complete, and can be extremely hard to find!)

If the SAO anime sells well, it is highly likely that someone at Viz or Yen Press will give the light novels a go. (Accel world is another that might make it if it is popular enough, and the anime is a Viz Media product, so I wouldn't be surprised to see them pick up the novels.)

This comment from an interview, quoted on the Wiki site about the light novel genre, suggests that the US market for light novels might be on the cusp of a break-out event.
"Founder of Viz Media, Seiji Horibuchi, speculates that the U.S. market for light novels will experience a similar increase in popularity as it has in the Japanese subculture once it becomes recognized by the consumer audience."

The popularity in the US of anime adaptations of light novels really does suggest that the US market could probably be a good bet now, especially if they put them out in e-book format!


It's definitely not a sure bet by any means but SAO seems to have one of the biggest fan bases for an anime right off the start that I have seen in awhile. This type of hype for an anime could definitely give it that push out the doors. I am not a reader of manga so I am speaking more in line with just the basic knowledge that if there is enough demand, then someone will try to sell it.

BTW Krakox are you asian... if your not then you are a pioneer of anime for sure. lol.. either that or a late bloomer. lol. (that sounds so wrong but I think you know what I mean.
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DesidusRyke wrote:


Zensunni wrote:


Krakox wrote:


DesidusRyke wrote:


animewatcher311 wrote:


Byzantine279 wrote:

That is because it does not exist legally in English, Animewatcher. There is a fan translation at http://www.baka-tsuki.org/project/index.php?title=Sword_Art_Online however. Also, it is unlikely it will EVER exist in English legally, as there are no talks and never have been for any sort of translation to take place, blah blah blah.


Thanks for the info i am saddened that it will never be avaiable legally guess ill give the fan translation a go!


That's not to say it won't happen. The anime being out and increased popularity of the anime in North America could bring a release of the novel of course, but with all things manga/anime you never really know till it happens.


i consider it a bit unrealistic.. i dont recall any light novel being translated to english legally and published.. dont know if its the market or whatever but its just quite unusual..

There have been several light novels published in the US. This list of light novels on Wikipedia has the titles that have been licensed for publication in the US in bold. They include many of the most famous titles in the genre such as:

Haruhi Suzumiya
Spice and Wolf
Shakugan no Shana
Full Metal Panic!
Gosick

(Sadly, the last three are not complete, and can be extremely hard to find!)

If the SAO anime sells well, it is highly likely that someone at Viz or Yen Press will give the light novels a go. (Accel world is another that might make it if it is popular enough, and the anime is a Viz Media product, so I wouldn't be surprised to see them pick up the novels.)

This comment from an interview, quoted on the Wiki site about the light novel genre, suggests that the US market for light novels might be on the cusp of a break-out event.
"Founder of Viz Media, Seiji Horibuchi, speculates that the U.S. market for light novels will experience a similar increase in popularity as it has in the Japanese subculture once it becomes recognized by the consumer audience."

The popularity in the US of anime adaptations of light novels really does suggest that the US market could probably be a good bet now, especially if they put them out in e-book format!


It's definitely not a sure bet by any means but SAO seems to have one of the biggest fan bases for an anime right off the start that I have seen in awhile. This type of hype for an anime could definitely give it that push out the doors. I am not a reader of manga so I am speaking more in line with just the basic knowledge that if there is enough demand, then someone will try to sell it.

BTW Krakox are you asian... if your not then you are a pioneer of anime for sure. lol.. either that or a late bloomer. lol. (that sounds so wrong but I think you know what I mean.


This debate makes me feel much better about the chances of the LN of SAO getting licensed and translated! If that does happen it is definitly on my must buy list. I have been watching anime for years but i am a newcomer to the LN industry so thanks for the info everyone!
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BTW Krakox are you asian... if your not then you are a pioneer of anime for sure. lol.. either that or a late bloomer. lol. (that sounds so wrong but I think you know what I mean.


late bloomer might not be an indubitable way of putting it : )
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BTW Krakox are you asian... if your not then you are a pioneer of anime for sure. lol.. either that or a late bloomer. lol. (that sounds so wrong but I think you know what I mean.


late bloomer might not be an indubitable way of putting it : )


What the... I swear that your age said 45 years old when I wrote that... are you messing with my head?
Posted 8/29/12
LOVE THIS @#$%ING ANIME!!! xFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFf
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I would be great if they work on SAO, I would probably collect the manga in english since my japanese reading skills are pretty weak but I sure need to practise ha ha ha.

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