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The Important Takeaways from the J-Novel AMA on Reddit

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On February 18th, Sam Pinansky of J-Novel Club hosted an AMA on r/LightNovels, where he answered user questions and announced J-Novel Club’s latest license: Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest. I found this very interesting, given that I was one of the people who had requested Arifureta on the forums, and I had also predicted that it would get licensed last year.

Overall, there was nothing in the AMA that surprised me as someone who has been following J-Novel Club since its inception, but I thought it would be interesting to share some of the answers in the thread to my readers. I also thought it would be useful to archive this information in a more easily accessible form. Think of it as a status update for the company.

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How Kill Me Baby Became a Cult Anime Hit in Japan

10178714aRemember Kill Me Baby? No? That would be understandable seeing as it was an obscure J.C. Staff anime from 2012 and has an average MAL rating of 6.96.

In Japan, though, Kill Me Baby has become something of an internet meme. Its popularity has only increased over time. This is particularly interesting because at first, Japanese viewers watched the show and thought, “Baby, please kill me.” That is to say, it was not a popular show when it first aired. The first BD volume sold a grand total of 686 units in the first week.

And yet somehow Japanese viewers changed their mind. When the Bluray boxset was released a year later, it sold over 4000 units despite costing some 16,800 yen. It outsold Toaru Majutsu no Index II (3830) and Infinite Stratos (2577). How did this miraculous turnabout happen?

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Froggy Answers Your Questions about Nisekoi

vlcsnap-2015-04-12-18h26m48s217The second season of Nisekoi has started airing! Are you guys having fun with it?

Yes, this is yet another Nisekoi post. I’m pretty sure my readers know exactly how I feel about Nisekoi, but for some reason, they keep asking me questions on my Ask.fm about it. In this post, I will answer all your Nisekoi-related questions and solve all your life’s problems.

This post is dedicated to Marow, the Nisekoi guru.

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I Am Planning to Write My Thesis on Light Novel Fan Translations

Been dealing with some pressing issues lately...

Been dealing with some pressing issues lately…

This is just a short post filling you in on some of what has been going on in my life. I have not been blogging as often lately, but this is definitely not because I have run out of things to say about anime.

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Why is Tatsuya from Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei So Perfect?

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ONIISAMA TAKE ME NOW

Tatsuya is such a hunk. This is objective truth.

But still, I have to wonder: why is he so generally perfect? I mean sure, it’s because the plot says so, but is there any, like, thematic reason for this?

I think there is.

(NOTE: So… this post was written after I’d only seen two episodes of the anime? I actually don’t agree with the opinions stated in this post anymore, but I’m leaving it unedited because LOL TATSUYA)

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The Best and Worst Types of Anime Girls

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Just a friendly reminder that UR WAIFU IS SHIT.

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Froggy’s Top 5 Anime of 2013

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To entice you to read this post, here is a picture of two guys kissing from one of my favourite shows.

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Samurai Flamenco Changes a Young Girl’s Life

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Because Froggy is away in the Philippines, twelve guest writers will be blogging about anime and/or Christmas. Today’s guest writer is Sarashiki Kanzashi from Infinite Stratos 2, the little sister of Tatenashi and, like every female in the show, is inexplicably attracted to Ichika.

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Empirical Data Shows That Harem Protagonists Have Terrible Taste In Women

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Abstract

It is commonly assumed by anime fans that the Harem Protagonist, the audience stand-in for socially inept Japanese males, has shit taste in women. Close analysis of any given harem anime reveals that a vastly superior Best Girl is ordinarily present within the harem framework. A question that presents itself is why Harem Protagonists do not simply bang the Best Girl when she clearly displays strong amorous desire for his dick. This systematic study of harem anime shows that Harem Protagonists are genetically encoded with bias towards girls with severe IQ deficit.

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Infinite Stratos 2 Episode 1 Extended Version – Is It Worth It?

No.

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