Altina the Sword Princess
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I just found a news regarding this light novel:
http://blog.livedoor.jp/geek/archives/51443864.html

It relates to this light novel written by Yukiya Mursaki. http://myanimelist.net/manga/57065/Haken_no_Kouki_Altina
Based on the article, there will be an important announcement soon; possibly an anime adaptation.

According to the synopsis on MAL:

Regis, an incapable soldier, who is bad at both sword and archery that only reads books. He meets a girl at the remote region where he was transferred to. Red hair crimson eyes princess Altina who wields the supreme ruler’s sword. She was appointed to become the commander of the army of the remote region despite being fourteen years old, simply for being the illegitimate child of the Emperor. However, she is holding onto her big dream without being depressed in the environment she is in. “I trust you”. Regis who was sought from her as a tactician stands up to the obstacles together with her. The military fantasy interweaved by the bibliophagic boy and the princess with the supreme ruler’s sword.


I'm not really familiar with the author's other works but this could have potential.
Hopefully, that announcement will be an anime adaptation with the drama CDs announced already. I actually read the first volume of this LN about a few months ago and the characters so far actually aren't too shabby, although somewhat cliched. But the action itself and overall story premise has promise imo.
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Posted 6/14/14
how do i translate lol
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Posted 6/14/14
seems legit.
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Both a genre I enjoy and a set of characters that always bugs me.

Come on now, giving a girl a sword doesn't make her a badass, or cool, or independent, or interesting. And little girls are always cute little kawaii bait.

Giving the boy a book fetish is overplayed. He doesn't have to be a badass, but good at reading? Again?

Can we not have two bookworms in a fantasy medieval land? Or perhaps some kind of rivalry between different gendered characters? Princess swordswoman and nerd boy?

If I wanted a athletic girl and a nerd boy as my heroes, I'd go rewatch Nadia the secret of blue water.

Pin this as a "will watch to the end, because favorite setting ever, but expecting another Sacred Blacksmith. Which is the same as expecting diarrhea every time you try to fart."

Sorry. This will be a must watch, just the low low expectations.
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Ah geez... at the risk of sounding all artsy-fartsy (and I'm no good at that when I try), lemme help out with that translation.


剣も弓も苦手で、本ばかり読んでいる落ちこぼれ軍人のレジス。左遷された辺境で、彼は運命を変える少女と出会う。赤い髪、紅い瞳を持ち、覇者の大剣を携えた皇姫アルティーナ。落胤が故に、十四歳にもかかわらず、辺境軍の司令に任じられていたが、彼女は己の境遇を嘆くことなく、とある大望を抱いていた。「あなたを信じるわ」少女から軍師として求められたレジスは共に困難へと立ち向かっていく。覇剣の皇姫と、読書狂の青年が織り成す覇道戦記ファンタジー。


Regis was never the model soldier of his country. He had no talent in blade nor bow, and always kept his head in his books. Demoted and sent away to a hinterland post, he finally met the one girl that would change his otherwise unenviable fate. With her red hair and crimson eyes, this girl was the 14 year old princess Altina, illegitimate daughter of the Emperor and wielder of the Conqueror's Gransword. Despite her questionable birth and young age, she was given command of this small outpost in the outskirts of the realm. Not once did she complain, for she held truly great dreams in her heart.

"I'll place my faith in you."

Now sought by her as a wartime strategist, Regis turned to face the trials she would have him face with her. This is a military fantasy story of the Gransword's Princess and her young bookworm.

... So there. Not the best, but I think it's better. It's fantasy, so I'll keep my eye on it.

PV on 27 June. I guess the big announcement will be with that PV?

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I can't get excited about another story with an unrealistically young (14?! c'mon) girl being a military "commander". Give me a break. It's one thing to be a prodigy, or for a talented to be younger than some subordinates- but 14 yearolds no. It's just more school girl fetish with little girls being put into more situations they don't belong in. I assume the target audience is 14 year olds.
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I'll give it a try.
Posted 6/15/14
lmao Well. Didn't expect the hentai when I clicked the first link in the OP. Surprise, surprise. lol Anyway...

I'm not impressed with the synopsis; however, the art looks nice, and it sounds like the action will be, at least, decent. Only time will tell.
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