Alright, so there are a couple of things I wanted to bring up to you guys if you had any interest in this blog and it’s continued existence.
I was recently contacted by j-novel club, who currently holds the right to publish the LN’s for Arifureta. As per their request, Japtem will “likely” be pulling down the first few volumes of Arifureta so that the LN can thrive in its place. If you wanted to reread the first volume without becoming a member of j-novel… you might want to get to that. This will not affect my site for some time, but eventually, all things come to an end. Although, it’ll probably be a few years before they reach volume 6+.
I’ve become an affiliate of Rebirth Online World. This doesn’t mean anything other than that their link is to the side. This affiliation is designed to help bring original work authors with Japanese light novel tones together. I support this initiative, so do visit their original novels if you can.
Not really an announcement, more of a reminder. I have been updating the “List of Another World Novels” blog linked on the side. I deleted all the comments to make room for more comments, but added all of the suggestions to my blog and I’ve continually read and added stories. It’s easily three times the size the list was when I originally posted it, so if you saw the blog last year, it’s certainly got many many more suggestions to you since then.
Edit: To those expressing disbelief that publically available WN translation is affected by an LN, I asked the same question, and this is the response I received.
“we do not control the rights to the web novel and cannot demand that you remove your translations. However, just because the original work is posted for free online does NOT mean that the author has given permission for it to be reposted on other websites, or translated into other languages… and the author could, if they were alerted, request your translation be completely removed (and we could forward a DMCA request on their behalf if necessary).”
Please do not go and attack j-novel club. I merely posted this because I believe in transparency and want you to understand the situation. They can’t ask me to take the web novel down, but they can get the author (or more specifically Overlap, his soulless corporate publisher) to file a DMCA strike. So play nice.