Post Reply Where could I read Light Novels?
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Sorry this isn't about Manga specifically, but I'm curious as to where to read Light Novels? Crunchyroll doesn't host them, and I just HAVE to know what happens in the rest of "Invaders of the Rokujyoma!?". I tried to find some things myself, but the most I could find was a translation of the words without the images. Does anyone know if there's a place for reading it, or am I SOL for now?
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Catman504 wrote:

Sorry this isn't about Manga specifically, but I'm curious as to where to read Light Novels? Crunchyroll doesn't host them, and I just HAVE to know what happens in the rest of "Invaders of the Rokujyoma!?". I tried to find some things myself, but the most I could find was a translation of the words without the images. Does anyone know if there's a place for reading it, or am I SOL for now?


I've moved this to the Advice, Info, Recommendations forum. Please note that users are not allowed to post information naming any sites that provide access to content they don't have the right permissions for, so you may be out of luck if there isn't an authorized translation of this LN.

I'm a little fuzzy on the best legal sources for Light Novels in English Translation, so I'll leave it to others to mention those. I know Yen Press publishes a few, but I'm drawing a blank otherwise.
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Posted 3/26/16
I'd like to know that too.
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... Far as I know, it hasn't been translated? Someone please tell me if some publisher's picked this up.

Amazon.co.jp has Kindle versions, and I think they should ship overseas (as long as you're buying from Amazon and not an independent seller), so if you know Japanese, there you go. If not... well, maybe this'll be your motivation?
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Thank you for moving the post Lorreen, I wasn't sure what heading to put it under. Also CaelK, I'll keep that in mind, and thanks for the info! I found somewhere that had the translated words, but a light novel or manga without the pictures just won't do, eh?
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Eznik wrote:

Try here [redacted]


That's not a legal source.
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Posted 3/29/16

Catman504 wrote:

Thank you for moving the post Lorreen, I wasn't sure what heading to put it under. Also CaelK, I'll keep that in mind, and thanks for the info! I found somewhere that had the translated words, but a light novel or manga without the pictures just won't do, eh?


For manga, sure. It would be almost pointless to just read dialogue of a manga without the images.

For Light Novels, it's really not an issue. Normally they'd only have maybe 1-2 images per chapter. Sometimes none. I just started reading Log Horizon and I think it only had 1 per chapter.
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Catman504 wrote:

Thank you for moving the post Lorreen, I wasn't sure what heading to put it under. Also CaelK, I'll keep that in mind, and thanks for the info! I found somewhere that had the translated words, but a light novel or manga without the pictures just won't do, eh?


To add to what the previous poster said:

Not only do Light Novels not tend to have many pictures, they often aren't really meant to accompany the text: in my experience it's usually 10-12 color pictures at the front or back (showing portraits of the characters plus maybe random important scenes from the book), plus about one black and white picture per chapter. Also, there is almost never any text boxes or SFX or any other text on the pictures; just an image.

In other words, just look for the pictures that were in the original Japanese volumes: likely someone has posted those online. (And if it's just posting a few pictures out of a book, that's not even a violation of US copyright law, as long as they aren't using it for commercial purposes.) A simple Google image search will likely turn them up just look for the Japanese title of the book followed by "light novel" and the volume number.

Or, better yet, buy the Japanese volumes. You can look at the nice glossy pictures in your hand, and feel good that you've done what you can to support the Japanese publisher, author, and/or artist (sometimes the authors draw their own pictures; often they hire a mangaka to do it).
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Oh wow, I actually didn't know all of that! I couldn't find what I was looking for originally (unfortunate, but I'll just have to keep my eyes peeled), but I did find the NGNL novels at YenPress, and I think I'll save up and get those as my first novels. Apparently I have a lot to learn! Mnmike, I might do what you suggested too, for Rokujyouma.
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