Hey guys, Reigokai here!
Whew, it has been 2 whole weeks already. Time sure does fly. It has been an interesting little ‘break’ I had there. I read a real good amount of stories in that time. Mostly recommendations from you guys. Thanks for all the suggestions.
Before going into the new novel discussion, I have to speak first about the one missing chapter of Tsuki. As some may know, the naming chapter is a chapter I seem to have skipped by accident. I had recently said I would be translating it in this span of free time, but it looks like the wayback machine has actually erased the raws of Tsuki, so that one chapter has been sent to the shadow realm. Good thing there’s already a manga chapter for it. (If someone does have the raw of it, do tell me.)
Well then, now about the new novel.
First of all, I will be mentioning a few of the candidates that stood out.
1 – Sayonara Ryuusei: This one was requested quite a bit. And I have to be honest, this was one of the web novels I read when I was entering the web novel rabbit hole. I read all the translated chapters and I actually liked the story.
Now, the issue here. I don’t know if this was one of the reasons the translator didn’t continue the story, but the story really does take a weird turn after the translated chapters. Just when he is entering the magic academy, the story jumps all over the place. Like, instead of having a walk between each event with a smooth path that links to the next event, it jumps with no path in between. Which left me with a few question marks and made me find it hard to actually get into the arcs that the story was bringing to the table.
2 – Vermillion: I did find this story interesting. But this does fall into the 2nd point. The author hasn’t updated for a year now and has stayed at 78 chapters since then.
3 – Isekai Tensei Soudouki: The concept of this story as well as the manga were good, I am actually following the manga for this one. However, the web novel raws are currently in a pay-to-read page, meaning it might fall into the same pitfall as translating light novels.
4 – Landmines Included: I read a few chapters of this one until I noticed the translator hasn’t actually abandoned it. He made a post saying he would be releasing the chapters for patreons and is working in making a site that blocks aggregator sites from stealing their content, which is a point that makes me really appreciate the existence of novelupdates. I am sure novelupdates is a main force as to why translators can actually be found -an aggregator site done right.
Now, about the story I have chosen to translate.
—-The mercenary group of the Demon Lord army’s Former Dragon Knight.
About the synopsis, I will be leaving that for after I release the prologue, since the synopsis is basically a “spoiler” of that.
I will be uploading the prologues in around an hour from now, but for now, I will be giving you an overview of my opinion while trying my best not to spoil. Giving the goods and bads.
- The battles are actually really good and the highlight of this story. There’s a lot of planning and reading. Information is actually the key that defines if they win the fight or not.
- The difference of culture between races is well defined and presented in a natural way. Their cultures shaping the personalities and behavior of the characters in subtle ways.
- The characters in the story seem to actually have development. Surprisingly, there were arcs that focused on both male and female characters as their centerpieces.
- The amount of sexual jokes is -ironically- a turn off. The main character is the wild type, so this might actually fit into the character though.
- Correlating to the first con, there’s a lot of ‘cockblock’ scenes. You know, those scenes where the characters are about to do ‘it’ and something happens that stops it. There’s an unhealthy amount of them.
In summary, I really like the action and characters in this story. They have very unique fighting styles and the characters actually complement each other, being able to do things that the MC can’t and supporting each other.
I haven’t read that far to say much about it, but for now, it looks like an interesting story with a lot of potential and has a concept that I actually found interesting, but I will leave that for you guys to read.
Thanks a lot for all the recommendations! I honestly have never read so many stories in such a short period of time. It was a journey in itself.
Remember guys, I will be uploading the prologues in a bit before actually posting the synopsis of it.
Hope you guys stick for this journey as well! Let us all jump into this new world together!