LN Review 2

Title: Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut,

Author:  Akatsuki Senri

Illustrator: Kasuga Ayumu

Teaser 2 

 

Synopsis (Taken from Volume 1)

Lux, who was a prince from the Empire that was destroyed five years ago due to the revolt, met with the princess of the new Kingdom, Lizsharte, by accidently breaking into the bathroom of the girl’s dormitory.

“……How long are you planning to stare at my body, you fooooool!”

The ancient weapons found from the ruins, the Drag-Ride. Lux who was called the strongest Drag-Knight in the past was now known as the “Weakest Undefeated”, a Drag-Knight who doesn’t attack at all. After the duel that started by the challenge from Lizsharte, Lux ended up entering the girls’ school that raised Drag-Knights……!

Lux’s story where he is surrounded by the noble girls from the academy is about to unfold.

The “ultimate” academy fantasy battle where the right and the might cross passes now begins!

 

 

Impression:

Among the LNs that is thought to be the successor of IS (due to its past hiatus or its current failure); this one is definitely the series that I enjoy alongside Gakusen. The story where the boy enters all-girls school isn’t quite original (yeah, there’s too much of it recently).

Well, I did the teaser and the story synopsis so you would know what kind of story it is. But there’s also a mysterious entity called the “Abyss” who happens to be human-kinds natural enemy. Also it’s not that men can’t use Drag-Ride, but women tend to have better compatibility then men, hence stronger than them.

Unlike IS where it seems like the men are fine with women being superior to them (yeah, I just said that), the men in this series are actually are dissatisfied with women acting mighty after the revolution five years prior to the story. So you will often see them trying to do something about it which in my word is gold. …Yeah, as a fellow man, I can understand how they must feel. Not everyone can become like Ichika (who acts as if he has a dignity of being a man but his action gives me a different impression).

Story: 7

 

From the settings, it certainly sounds similar to IS due to the powered suit and a boy that was thrown into all-girls school. But having the MC being a former prince who actually destroyed the old empire is a good addition to the plot. Having a serious matter as such included makes it better since situations invling his past and the old empire spices up the story as a whole. Just being in all-girls academy wouldn’t be too interesting after all.

Originality: 6

 

The illustration is done by Kasuga Ayumu.

He does illustration for other LNs too. His touch to his character designs are quite nice. So far I like the design of Kurulucifer who is on the cover of v2 and the girl on the cover of upcoming v3.

The dragrides looks pretty decent as well.

Illustration: 7

A lot of the characters that appears in this LN are likable.

So far we don’t have the lead getting beaten up for having a moment with a girl. Not yet anyway.

The girl called Kurulucifer who had the main spotlight on volume 2 has a good character plot. She isn’t just a transfer student, but something more “special”.

Even though Lux goes to the all-girls school, he mainly fights male characters who has bad intentions and evil motives. Something we couldn’t see in IS lol.

I’m not sexist or anything, but seeing the lead only fight against women is too boring and it makes the lead look like a simple girl basher…

Characters: 8

There are the normal drag-rides and it has three types.  They can be customised too. Though there are dragrides above the normal ones and totally superior to them. But I tend to favour grunt robots whether its Gundam or any other mecha series. And I love characters who can fight against those who are using superior robots.

Mecha: 8

Overall Score: 8 out of 10

Yup. It’s one of the few LNs I follow in GA. So I have a high opinion about this one.

Here’s a teaser to have you experience a bit of the story.

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And don’t worry. I have already started on DxD volume 17. Here is the prologue. A start of it anyway~.

Let’s see how many people would be posting a comment which would go, “Haven’t you started on volume 17 yet!?”.

(…It means that they haven’t read this post properly).

Volume 17

So volume 17 is finally out. Well, it was only 4 months apart from volume 16 so the wait wasnt long. And it seems like we will have a non-short story volume for volume 18. That will be awesome. So my favourite character finally takes the spotlight in volume 17. Though it felt like Saji was the other heroine of this volume… I wrote some spoilers at animesuki-forum for those who are interested. http://forums.animesuki.com/showthread.php?t=112092&page=101 I didn’t put any spoilers here since some people hates reading spoilers. I realised that there are those who doesn’t know that I use the name in n0m@n on animesuki and Code-Zero on Baka-Tsuki lol. Now I just need to wait for my hardcopy to arrive before I translate…

Edit(06/03/2014): And my shipment has arrived~.

Arrived

Seriously. Tony sure does draw the most beautiful illustrations… I wished it had more illustrations of the characters since there were only few illustrations. Though it still had more illustration then DxD which only had 1 new colour illustration and two non-colour illustration.

The books on the pictures are: Miyama-Zero illustration, Shokugeki no Soma(Got it a month ago), Shuujuu keiyaku v2, karakurionigami akatsuki v1(Got it a month ago), DxD v17, and rakudaikishi v3.

LN review

I received many emails where people wants me to do some review on certain LN. So here is the first one.

Title: Ore to Kanojo ga Geboku de Dorei de Shuujuu Keiyaku,

Author:  Namekojirushi

Illustrator: Youta

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Quick Summary:

In a world where beasts cause disasters to the lands, there are those called Hexenritter who use their magical power to summon their servants to fight them. There is an academy which trains such people (girls). One of the students there is a girl called Shirley. She’s the heroine of the story and her family was originally one of the four great nobles of her country until its downfall. For that reason she is isolated from other girls. After her many attempts, she manages to summon a servant. But this servant happens to be a boy with has lost his memories. Hayato is his name.

One of Shirley’s aims is to win the tournaments which will give the winner the title, Grantzveissen. It will allow Shirley to regain some of her family’s glory back. In order to participate in the tournament, she needs to get good results in battles arranged by the school.

Impression:

After reading it, I was quite satisfied. It has battles and ecchi moments(my kind of story). I like battle academy kind of story.

In terms of originality……you will find it has many series it’s identical to. A boy getting summoned by a girl in magic school—Zero no Tsukaima. School is all girls except for the main character—IS and Blade Dance. And many more. But if you don’t mind those facts, it’s a fun read.

The illustration is done by Youta, so the illustrations are quite naughty~. More erotic than DxD and Madan….(Yup, I actually said that).

For characters, the MC is a guy, so screw him. Now the heroine, Shirely, is……quite good. Unlike Louise from ZnT, she actually allows Hayato to touch her and gives service to him. Her reason for allowing Hayato to do anything to her is due two reason. One is she simply likes him. She doesn’t hide her feelings and she even told Hayato boldly. Second reason is since Hayato is her servant; she reckons she should be his slave since having him Hayato be her servant where he doesn’t benefit from it is wrong. There’s also four other female characters that appears in this story (which I haven’t introduced) who will play important role. You can say it may end up as an harem-series.

And due to the illustrator (Youta) and the genre of this LN, the ecchiness is the same level as Toloveru which is good. So it’s probably in the safety zone. It’s not super ecchi like LN such as Shinmai which I really don’t feel like reading since it’s more of hentai like LN and it’s better to read Adult Ero LN instead of it.

 

Story: 6

Originality: 3

Illustration: 9

Characters: 8

Ecchines: 8

Overall Score: 7 out of 10

Volume 16 Done and Volume 17 coming out in few weeks…

Volume 16 is done. I will go through them again to fix and edit the errors I made (To be added to B-T once the edits are done).

Volume 17 is coming out in few weeks but the preview hasn’t come out yet. I will put the preview once it comes out.

I also need to finish several short stories that needs to be completed…

Edit: The preivew came out 8 hours this post so I will add it here.
――She is a real genius.

――To the extent that she’s too good for all of you.

――For that reason, we, the Qlippoth, will have her.

High school D×D 17

……If I were ever to be used by them……, will you please kill me if that time comes, Ise-kun?
                                ――Rossweisse

Rossweisse’s grandmother is a famous magic user.――Rias Gremory

For Rosweisse, her grandmother who is a former Valkyrie is her big aim as well as an obstacle.

Then we will begin the pact!――Ravel Phoenix

Hyoudou Issei and Le Fay Pendragon moves on to the official pact.

Now then, let us head to the school Sona-kaichou built.――Himejima Akeno

The Occult Research Club all heads to the school built in the Underworld!

……I won’t let you drain my life for free, Demonic Emperor Sword Gram. I will definitely master you!――Kiba Yuuto.

In order to master the Dragon-Slayer Gra—you would need resolution.

……Kiba-kun, please don’t push yourself……――Shinra Tsubaki

Will her words reach the Holy-Demon Knight……?

Alright, the result of my test is good. With this I have come closer to my target. ―Xenovia

Her aim that she confessed is something that shocks the ORC memebers.

I have to summon……Fafnir-san during the experience learning!?――Asia Argento

What the innocent children witnessed is――the Pantsu Dragon King

《Are you telling me the same relic wielder is trying to misuse the Holy Grail……! 》――Gasper Balor

His stubborn feeling of wanting to save his saviour pushes the beast of darkness to act.

If it’s Shirone’s current jutsu, then I’m sure it will work on the Evil Dragons――Kuroka

Her training she went through with her sister makes her evolve further.

Are they really trying to revive the Trihexa……!?――Azazel

Yes, for that reason, they need “her”.

I have levelled up as an Angel!――Shidou Irina

The self-proclaiming Angel got closer to a real Angel once again……or has she?

The truth behind the Juggernaut Overdrive huh. I feel it’s something very close, yet far away. ―Vali Lucifer

In order to defeat his grandfather who he despises, the power the current Hakuryuukou seeks for increases even further.

It should be okay to have a understanding with O-pantie――Gigantis Dragon Fafnir

The Opantie Time after school――

Peace sure is the best.――Le Fay Pendragon

By joining the 『D×D』, she is able to have a peaceful life at the Hyoudou residence.

Now, I can’t do anything about the Victims Club…… The influence of Hyoudou Issei is great.――Hakuryuukou Albion.

……Seems like I must talk to the Victims Club directly. ――Sekiryuutei Ddraig

The desperate convincing of the Two Heavenly Dragons towards the “Sekiryuutei’s Victims Club” begins――.

Rossweisse-san, can I please have you become the teacher of this school?――Sona Sitri

Even though that offer is something thankful, it’s not something she can answer so easily.

Rossweisse, please come with me. ――Euclid Lucifugus

An unexpected recruitment troubles her.

My brother  Euclid, my other brother is strong. ――Sirzechs Lucifer

I know that, brother. For that reason I am going to fight him.

……I won’t let you go to that school!――Toujou Koneko

The dream her precious comrade built――、it has a value of risking your life.

Guhahahaha! So you must be the next heir of the Great-King who fights with his body!――Grendel

Evil Dragon Grendel, I confirm you as an enemy of the Underworld!――Sairaorg Bael

What happens there is a fight against between enormous power and power where there is not a single magic and techniques――.

……I can’t become “Hyoudou Issei”. But, I……!――Saji Genshirou

Will the boy be able to discard his concern?

Uhyahyahyahyahyahya Uncha! The big plan to destroy things by grandpa Rizevim is going to S~T~A~R~T~――Rizevim Livan Lucifer
Hey, Oppai Dragon. If I also attend this school, will I also be able to become a “Hero”?――Lirenkus

Perish together with that school!Hyoudou Issei! I will use Rossweisse better than anyone can! –The Fake Sekiryuutei Euclid Lucifugus

……I won’t allow you to destroy the school the  children desired for. I will have Rossweisse-san back……! And you are the only one I can’t calm myself against unless I beat you up! ――The Crimson Sekiryuutei Hyoudou Issei

The final battle of the second semester which will be ending soon.

――That battle became the beginning of the fierce war between 『D×D』 and 『Qlippoth』.

New Computer

Hi everyone.

I’ve received many messages from people asking me to upload my new computer so here it is.

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Lots of people suggested that I should get a desktop instead of a laptop. Since I’m a noob at computers, I decided to follow everyones suggestion and advice to buy a laptop. So again, thanks to everyone who donated to help me buy my desktop. Looks like I have to translate DxD till the very end now.

Oh, and here’s photo of books I received this morning.

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I’ll start the translation from 31st of October since I have to do all these things which is pain in the ass….. Seriously. October was the worth despite being my birthday. I lost half of my games due to moving to a new place, most of my GUNPLA broke because my friend put a heavy desk on top of the box with all my Gunpla inside, my cat got ran over by some fucktard ten days after we settled to a new home, and got fined 300 bucks for driving when the signal was red(Well, this was my fault)……

Anyway, DxD volume 16 was a good read. I mean the last three volume was…how should I put it? Anti-climatic? And two of them was a short story compilation. Its not on the photo, but I also had another LN called “Ore to Kanojo ga Gebokude Doreide Shujyuukeiyaku“. My mate got horny over the illustration and ran away with it(I hope he reads it quickly)….. Maybe I should write a LN review on few books I bought since some of them hasn’t been mentioned yet.

Anyway, see you next week!(I hope volume 16 would be available on the internet by then)

3 more weeks!

Roughly about 3 more weeks till Volume 16 is released. Here’s a new synopsis.

Hetare Vampire Gasper Vladi(Cross dressing boy) will show his manly side!

A coup d’état occurred in the Kingdom of Vampires and now I can’t get in contact with Rias!? We, the Occult Research Club, goes directly to Romania. In that land, Valerie who had been charmed by the Holy-Grail was waiting for us. Gasper who stood there astonished due to the change in his saviour.

“I……I want to save Valerie!”

A single person stood in front of us, the one who stood up to respond to Gasper’s desperate plead. His name is Rizevim—. Rizevim Livan Lucifer. And he is our true enemy.

The devilsh school love comedy battle fantasy. This time its more serious than usual!? –It can’t be.

Wow. Looks like we will have a pure blood Devil who happens to be a Lucifer appear!

Now, thats what I call awesome.

 

PS. The translation will start from end of October. I’ll try and do few short stories if I can.

Oh, and I got my new computer! Thanks to all of you who donated to help me purchase my new computer! I” update the the names of the people that contributed once again after wards. Thank you.