Chapter 15 Omake: Anime Adaptations of Light Novels
First Published on Ainushi
「Asakura-san, I used to be a person who’s okay with anime adaptations of light novels consisting of one or two volumes of the novel per season…」
「Andou-kun, what are you suddenly on about?」
「Well, isn’t that the template for light novel animes these days? Particularly the majority of the ones from a year or two ago, the『Ｍ』and『Ｆ』paperback light novels that were made into animes had as much as five volumes crammed in one season. If you were unlucky, all of the published contents were thrown into the anime. I was one of those people against such things.」
「Ah… You’re referring to that. I get what you mean. It’s true that with light novel adaptations, I feel the anime can at most cover two volumes worth of contents before it feels like it’s gone overboard.」
「Exactly! In the first place, the story is self-contained within a single volume of a light novel. Despite that, they cram five volumes or more of original content to fill up an entire season that the important themes contained within each volume are somehow lost in translation」
「Isn’t that why the fans of the original work are always coming out and saying stuffs like『I really wanted to see that scene animated from the novel but why didn’t they do it~~!!!』or『That speech was crucial to the development of the chapter. Why wasn’t it shown on the anime and conveyed properlyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!』.」
「Of course. It was just as I expected of you, Asakura-san. You really are the only person who truly understands me」
「Fuee! R, really…?」
Muhuhuhu! Nyuhahahaha! Andou-kun just said something along the lines of『I knew it, our hearts share a tacit understanding as we are connected by our common interest in light novels NE☆』to me!! ← Excessively happy that she’s turned slightly delirious (Asakura)
「However, I was mistaken. I realized that after watching the recent animes…」
The recent animes? Don’t tell me―― *eyes sparkles*! (Asakura)
「Andou-kun, could it be…」
「It is, Asakura-san」
「I knew it!」
「Yup! The love comedy about a『loner』that loves catfish, that was invited to a catfish association filled with like-minded people by the『prettiest girl in school』that begins a series of misunderstandings between them. The anime has gone through four volumes of the books within ten episodes yet the composition and script was well-written. There are important details that have been cut away but it has created a good pace for the anime! Uaaahhhh! That there was an adaptation with such presentation, I can’t help but completely admire it!」
「Me too~~ At first, I was feeling uneasy like『Eh!? They’re going into content from the third volume on the seventh episode!? How many more volumes is this anime going to get into!?』but now, I feel it’s very well constructed」
「Of course, Andou-kun!」
A love comedy where the『loner』is in love with the『prettiest girl in school』that begins a series of misunderstandings? Such a thing doesn’t virtually existー (Asakura & Andou)
Several days later, she fell in love.
- Namazu means catfish.
If you haven’t guessed already, the author is parodying her own work here.30/05/2018 – As pointed out by some readers, it’s a reference to Gamers!
Though honestly, the premise is super similar to LJ.
Hey guy, Krrizis over here. Thank you so much for your patience. LJ is backkkk~ Now that my schedule is more relaxed, I’ve decided to pick this up to help in the interim whilst Agni hopefully gets back. This means though that my other two projects will be going on hiatus whilst I try to rush this up to speed. Ugh. Doesn’t mean I won’t ever work on Maid Mother and Happy Life. My progress will just be a bit slower.
Now in saying that, there’s a few updates. Those who’ve been on our Facebook or Novelupdates would have seen the announcement/poll about this yesterday.
Essentially, the author has updated this project on Kakuyomu when she moved the novel across. Several chapters were renumbered and some chapters were converted to shorts. In addition, she has introduced shorts for every chapter or so starting from chapter 15. This means more funny outtakes between our characters. I’ll be starting with those (since there’s some interest in em) before making my way to Arc 2. By the looks of things though, Agni did wrap up Arc 1 so woohoo! Just gotta get all of you over the line.
Now this bring me to the second part of the announcement. I’ll be opening a Patreon specifically for advance chapters for Loner & Juliet.
Part of the reason is due to my intention to embark on an MBA soon. I need a bit of funds for my living expanses and school fees as I won’t have a full-time job once I start this course (the start date is end September. So any contribution would mean a lot as it’ll help tide me over. Plus… UK pounds vs the Ringgit is a killer).
The other reason is so that you’re guaranteed a steady flow of Loner and Juliet. Obviously this is for those hardcore fans that can’t get enough of their daily dose of LJ. If you would like to help me out and get rewards out of it, do consider donating. \o Otherwise, stay tune each week for the free chapters.
Link to Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/krrizis
There are two advance chapters right now with another three more coming in tomorrow. My goal will be to get up to 20 advance chapters out on it. Of course, for every new chapter I release on the site, I’ll add another Patreon-only advance chapter so you’ll get the max 20 chapters as promised. \o/