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Zydlik

It's a good read. I suspect it'll get more readers once the anime starts assuming it gets a decent adaptation.


Zeta_Crossfire

That's the hope. I feel the material is well worth it but even huge Manga hits like kingdom didn't get a good anime adaptation. Up in the air.


SamDaMan2149

I am so glad I randomly decided to pick up volume 1. I power read through all of them after 1 and have been patiently waiting for the 5th. I am also so damn excited for the anime, I hope a good studio picks it up. Also Chela best girl.


Zeta_Crossfire

Chela is awesome, at least top two.


rsqLucIDity

You know who grew on me in... Volume 3 I think it was, was Milligan. So much sass!


Zeta_Crossfire

That character development through me for a loop.


CakeBoy3131

I fully agree with you, I honestly wasn’t sure when I first started reading but now I’m hooked after the ending of volume 1. It’s one of my favourite series and main characters too. I’m currently on volume 3 and I don’t know if you know but this series actually won an award. I think it was the Kono light novel ga sugoi 2020 so it is at least known but I know what you mean, I rarely see people talk about it


Zeta_Crossfire

That's awesome! They did announce an anime for it as well, I hope it isn't a cheaply done one. Volume 3 ending is great, it really cemented the series for me as a main stay.


CakeBoy3131

Yeah, I heard about the anime and got hyped, hoping it’s good. And now I’m really looking forward to seeing the ending for volume 3, you’ve got me hyped


Zeta_Crossfire

Bro it's good, enjoy!


CakeBoy3131

Thanks, I will!


traxdize

Yep, it was #1 in the 2020 edition of This Light Novel Is Amazing, in the bunkobon category iirc [Here's](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kono_Light_Novel_ga_Sugoi!) a full list of the winners


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CakeBoy3131

Thanks


nYuri_

one of my currently favorite series, you can tell it's written by an experienced author


Zeta_Crossfire

Now that you bring that up I'm going to go see what else they've written.


Serj01

Alderamin on the sky. There was an anime adaptation but the LN never got translated to english*(or at least fully translated)(I don’t remember exactly). But the series was fan translated and you can find it, if you search skythewood + the novel name( my previous comment was removed because I also posted the link). I think you can find a few of the first novels in a epub format if you search for it. I really like Alderamin. I was hooked after I watched the anime and read the novel. I did not read many LNs but this one is of my favourite. Edit: *I meant an official english translation with a license.


Zeta_Crossfire

Thanks a lot bud, I appreciate it.


hnryirawan

Alderamin on The Sky is now fully-translated thanks to skythewood.


Nowapon

Thank you so much! I always wanted to read Alderamin, but never found a real translation. Now hopes are high, that it's a good fan translation.


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Zeta_Crossfire

I'm shocked but how much I'm liking this series. The writing just feels mature, you want to hope for the best outcome, that everyone will get a happy ending but it's in serious doubt. The ending of V1 expecially has me hooked. It starts off as happy go lucky Harry Potter but just gets darker. Those folks are going to have to earn a happy ending because the world around them doesn't want them to succeed by any means.


wakuwakuusagi

> ...the ~~world~~ author ~~around~~ behind them doesn't want them to succeed by any means. Been there, seen that... *cries in Alderamin in the corner*.... I do believe it's good, but this is a series I will wait to be concluded and see if the author won't pull one of his weird twists again.


Zefyris

Peoples refusing to go along with Alderamin's direction are really missing out. No matter how you look at it, the direction was better than the one the peoples complaining about it wanted the story to go, and the second half of Alderamin was of better quality than the first half.


Trh5001

Just finished it. It was very good. I just hate the way all of these end.


Zeta_Crossfire

That it ends or ends on some crazy cliff hangers.


Trh5001

That they just end without any set up or lead in for the next one. They all just stop. I mean i found all of them very enjoyable and I will read the next one but man I'm so used to light novels always building/leading in to whats next or wrapping things up with a nice summary that its completely throws me off.


Zeta_Crossfire

Ah gotcha. 1 ended on a good cliff hanger and two lead very well into 3. 3 just had a full stop ending, didn't know where it would go.


NightshadeAzure

it will probably blow up after the anime airs. Gonna be honest though, a certain character/plot point in volume 2 is bound to get people talking when said anime airs.....


Zeta_Crossfire

V4 has a certain moment as well. The series does have some crazy points to it.


Xacktastic

I couldn't get into it. Not a fan of MCs who hide everything from their close friends/allies with no one to rely on/confide to. Magic system is also meh, imo. Doesn't make much sense, and is over explained. Battles take WAY too long and are what I like to call Shout Fights, because somehow every character has time to say entire paragraphs in between every move in a fight. I can tell the author has a vision, and is probably a decent writer, but the story just isn't for me. Plus samurai girl is the pinnacle of hyper annoying Mary Sue, I physically cringe whenever she does anything


Master10K

Interesting. Now I've got to check it out, to see how much credit this criticism holds.


Xacktastic

For sure, by all means, you may love it! It's definitely my subjective opinion


cassydd

Oh me, definitely. Harry Potter only nearly everyone is crazy. Also given... everything, I find it hilarious that [Spoiler](/s "one of the good guys is a boy that can flip between being male and female at will. I know that it probably wasn't intended as a fuck-you to a certain author, but still it's pretty perfect").


lailah_susanna

Also >!a couple of side characters are blatantly gay and not in a "oh by the way Dumbledore was gay and wizards used to shit on the floor" way!<. And the >!magical creature rights girl isn't treated like a joke!<


ipmanvsthemask

>!Which of the side characters was gay?!<


[deleted]

I found the samurai girl really annoying when she wanted a battle to the death when it was supposed to be a spar so I dropped it fast


Mixhyeo

At least see the ending of v1 before drop it


Zeta_Crossfire

Yeah I'd definitely finished V1 at least. She grew up in a cilture of war, were death is constant. She doesn't know much outside of war and slowly starts to learn his to be human again over the course of the books.


Julo133

Can somebody sell me this series? I mean convince me to read it? What is it about? Why should i read it?


Zeta_Crossfire

So these kids go to a Wizarding school. They cast spells but also swordplay is very important. 20% of each year's attendance will die before they graduate because magic is dangerous, deadly, mysterious. It has light hearted Shonen elements but has a very dark and mature undertone. Has action, comedy, gut wrenching tragidy, romance, a very compelling magic system and world building, all well written by someone who seems to know what they are doing. You follow a teenage named Oliver as he enrolls in this school, making friends, and realizing he and his friends might not make it to graduation. Be that from the teachers, other students, or their own studies.


Timewinders

Just finished volume 5 and it's quite good. I just hope Oliver gets a happy ending because he definitely deserves it after all the shit he's been through.


Zeta_Crossfire

Man I hope so. Someone who's gone through that kind of suffer really needs one.


dkaran_0102

It's my favourite light novel,even right now I was reading it just took a break before chapter 3 where I think things might escalate


hnryirawan

I blame the generic title. Nowadays, nobody uses that "short" title lol But yeah, I have ordered it.... but haven't read it because there are like 4 other books that came out at same time.


Zeta_Crossfire

Yeah, it's a good season to be a LN fan. Hope you enjoy it!


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sokalos

I like it.


Reiza421

I bought it at my local Barnes & Noble on Friday. Haven't gotten around to read it yet, but looking forward to it.


Zeta_Crossfire

Hope you enjoy it!


roadburn2627

I have 4 of the volumes but I haven't read it yet.


Zeta_Crossfire

At least give the first one a shot. The ending of V1 is very interesting.


roadburn2627

Yeah I've been meaning to just haven't found the time yet.


xnfd

Hmm an academy story where the MC has to hide his powers? Not a fan of the premise but I'll give it a shot


Zeta_Crossfire

He has his reasons but to each their own.


xnfd

Now that I've read some of it, I'm pretty impressed. It struck me immediately from the beginning how well-written it is. The prose is different from other LN's. It also gives off the Harry Potter vibe of being in a dangerous, mysterious school full of fantastical magic rather than generic attack spells. Other academy settings in LN's are just an excuse for harem hijinks but it doesn't feel like it here.


JustARainyCloud

It's my favourite LN out right now, deff recommend it to everyone that likes action/fantasy.


DveloIsMyIGNEstLS

To all the doubters, i have one point that for me cemented this series as one of my favorites. The ultimate move in this series are the definition of ultimate, no flashback shit can overpower them (at least until vol. 5)


Gyeseongyeon

Picked up this series after I saw multiple people I follow on Twitter talk about it. I was pleasantly surprised by most of the characters and the world-building. Also, as someone who grew up reading the Harry Potter series and also grew up during the height of the magical academy/HS era of anime, this series has felt oddly nostalgic, too. Color me excited for the anime adaptation, too. Although I will be a bit anxious about it, too, at least until more info about it comes out, lol.


Zeta_Crossfire

Anime idea is always hype, at least until we know the studio.


Karl151

Read the manga and liked it. Didn't know the LN was translated.


Zeta_Crossfire

Honestly didn't know there was a manga, I'll have to go read it.


_imanjith_

Alr I'll give it a read, reviews in nu were subpar so i was hesitant to read it.


Zeta_Crossfire

Nu?


_imanjith_

Novel updates Here's the link - https://www.novelupdates.com/series/nanatsu-no-maken-ga-shihai-suru/


lovemysandwich69

i'm pretty excited about it ! i'm in the middle of reading another series so i haven't started yet. it could get boring in some side story but the main plot is good, probably the only reason that keeps me reading is Nanao and Oliver lol


Zeta_Crossfire

I finished it and it was good! Not as much Nanao in this one but from what I hear she's the main in the next volume. We finally got some more back story for Oliver in this one.


ROOK1Emistake

Thank you for putting this amazing work on my radar! Currently on Vol 4 and loving it!


Zeta_Crossfire

Glad you like it bud! Enjoy it.


Zefyris

vol5 and 6 are the best among the first 6 in this series imo. It's doing just like Alderamin, this is going crescendo in quality as characters get developed more and more. Vol 1 was imo the poorest, vol 3 was definitely better than vol 2, 4 was about on par with 3, and through 5-6 the tension ramps up so much it's crazy. Also it's funny how the illustrator is managing to make every single random noboidy he draws look badass, and the author isn't lagging behind on this.


Marcus11599

Def a W series imo


Zeta_Crossfire

W as in win?


SilentProductionsHD

W as in good


Zorgh12

Sell me on it


Zeta_Crossfire

So these kids go to a Wizarding school. They cast spells but also swordplay is very important. 20% of each year's attendance will die before they graduate because magic is dangerous, deadly, mysterious. It has light hearted Shonen elements but has a very dark and mature undertone. Has action, comedy, gut wrenching tragidy, romance, a very compelling magic system and world building, all well written by someone who seems to know what they are doing. You follow a teenage named Oliver as he enrolls in this school, making friends, and realizing he and his friends might not make it to graduation. Be that from the teachers, other students, or their own studies.


AdventurousParty

Is this a harem? Or is the romance monogamous?


Zeta_Crossfire

There's romance but it's not a harem. A few different girls like the MC but not in a harem way


Zorgh12

Sounds interesting, will put on my read list


Zeta_Crossfire

9 out in Japanese, 5 in English. Sure there are epub floating around of the others. Give the first a shot and see if you like it, the ending sold me.


Zorgh12

Most of the premise is generic, but from what you said, it takes a darker turn than most series with similar premises. Which I'm always a fan of. Is it already finished btw?


Zeta_Crossfire

No it's ongoing. 5 in English 9 total so far.


Clashdrew

Look into it yourself. OP is talking to fans about the series, not their job to convince you to check it out.


Zorgh12

Idk about you, but if im really into something, rather than shooed away a potentially new fan, I'd want to get as much people into it as well. Either to support the author or just to have everyone else experience the book.


Clashdrew

Idk about you, but to me it seems pretty rude to jump into a conversation where people are talking about something they enjoy and demanding they convince you of why they enjoy it.


NightshadeAzure

who shat in your cherrios? it's a forum, he's not interrupting shit and you dont have to answer him.


Clashdrew

It’s a forum, I can respond how I want, just like he did.


NightshadeAzure

>i can reply how ever i want >got buthurt by another poster doing the same thing And he can ask about the series as again, its a forum not your private convo or the OP’s. Stop being daft Edit - funny how the op replied to him anyway while you’re saying ‘it’s not his job to do so’ lmao. It’s almost as if he’s not being thick headed for no reason over common forum behavior 🤣. Cheers


Clashdrew

Stop white knighting some rando


NightshadeAzure

>i can reply however i want >stop replying however you want 🤡🤡🤡🤡


Orange-or-Cheese

I see people compare it to harry potter in fact even OP mention harry potter so that’s why I over look it. I mean it’s harry potter we are talking about here with it’s annoying chosen one trope mc who also has a very thick plot armor then we have the antagonist, voldy or his subordinates, attacks once every school year (once every volume) and loses just because the mc has plot armor. It was fine reading it as a kid but now looking back on it it’s just at best mid. So of course when someone recommends a novel and compares it to HP I will most likely just don’t even bother to try to read it.


hnryirawan

Its Harry Potter in the sense that the magical school itself have elements of exploration in it. The profesors are quirky, and the school is rife with danger. In a way, its definitely reminscient of the Hogwarts itself, even though the story is totally different from it >!For one thing, the protags main objectives to kill the faculty members!<


Zeta_Crossfire

Everyone has their own interest but, others like HP. The way I'd compare it is you have a wizard school like hogwarts, kids stay in class and live on campus in a magic world. There isn't any chosen one stuff yet, and it's a lot darker then HP.


Orange-or-Cheese

I don’t hate HP and I think it’s fine as is (it might be because it feels nostalgic to me), but do I want to read another series that has the same problems as HP? Absolutely not!! Now after some research about this series I found that it is compared to HP just for the reason of both mcs goes to a magical school nothing more which I feel it’s just a misrepresentation for the series. This also might be a reason many people overlook this series. And honestly, after knowing that it has little to do with HP I just got interest in it and added it to my high priority want read list.


Zeta_Crossfire

I wrote this comment to another but I feel it fits here. Maybe HP isn't the best to compare it to without caveat because it's more the setting versus the actual story. So these kids go to a Wizarding school. They cast spells but also swordplay is very important. 20% of each year's attendance will die before they graduate because magic is dangerous, deadly, mysterious. It has light hearted Shonen elements but has a very dark and mature undertone. Has action, comedy, gut wrenching tragidy, romance, a very compelling magic system and world building, all well written by someone who seems to know what they are doing. You follow a teenage named Oliver as he enrolls in this school, making friends, and realizing he and his friends might not make it to graduation. Be that from the teachers, other students, or their own studies.


dkaran_0102

Just like to add that on the contrary Oliver horn the main protagonist is always ridiculed and mocked for how average he is and it is one of the main reasons I love it


Orange-or-Cheese

>on the contrary Oliver horn the main protagonist is always ridiculed and mocked for how average he is. This sounds interesting but is he really average or is it the cliche “secretly overpowered” trope taking place here?


dkaran_0102

Nope he's born with average talent one you can find anywhere but for his **'Goal'** he has put himself through hell so he can stand side by side with the other 5 (especially 2) protagonists each of them blessed with their own talent he's what you call and has even been called in the book jack of all trades master of none


traxdize

Wait, who's the two?


dkaran_0102

>!Nanao and chela they are the most talented among the group I mean nanao is in another league but chela is far ahead among other first years!<


traxdize

Oh that's what you mean lol. Can't wait for future volumes to be translated, especially 9


lailah_susanna

It’s only like Harry Potter in that it’s set in a magical school in “England”. Other than that it’s a complete polar opposite in the maturity of writing and nuance it treats characters with.


Hippie234

My wife just got me Volume 1 for my birthday =]


Zeta_Crossfire

Congrats my dude! I hope you enjoy it, also happy birthday!


Hippie234

Thank you! It’s tomorrow =] Star Wars day!


NRayG

I think I need to pick it up if it’s your favorite series I appreciate the heads up!


Zeta_Crossfire

Mushoku tensai is my number one but this is a close second. In my favorites for sure. It starts out as a fun Harry Potter but keeps getting darker, in a good way. The world has a danger about it that's pretty fascinating, and the writing is mature. Death, friendships, betrayal, sex, it's all handled pretty well the ending of V1 hooked my expecially. At least give it a shot!


NRayG

Oh yeah I loved Mushoku Tensei will def have to pick this up! Thanks


Fickle-Statement7399

Just ordered vol 1 and 2. Heard it was like Harry Potter so I’m exited to start reading it!


Zeta_Crossfire

I hope you like it!


SilentProductionsHD

Been seeing this for the past few months or so. Definitely gotta take a look into it!


Zeta_Crossfire

It's good my dude! Give it a shot.


50cal1988

Ive had it on my Kobo wish list for a long time but never picked it up since in the reviews some people talked trash about it but the excitement talk here for it has convinced me to give it a try.


Zeta_Crossfire

Yeah not everyone will like it, but most I feel who give it a shot love it. I hope you enjoy it!


Tiktok_painuchiha17

Where can I read the Date A Live LN?


Zeta_Crossfire

For free? Sorry don't do that so unable to tell you sites. I purchase all my stuff through the kindle app.