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kanjineogeo



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:44 pm Reply with quote
Mad Ugh! Why people are going to manga apdations over onginal light novels!? We really need a kickstarter for light novels.
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firedragon54738



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:27 pm Reply with quote
Well it would be nice to get the light novel of Is This a Zombie? but light novels in the US really dont get released here so the manga will have to do for now
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Spotlesseden



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:44 pm Reply with quote
kanjineogeo wrote:
Mad Ugh! Why people are going to manga apdations over onginal light novels!? We really need a kickstarter for light novels.


LN has too many words for most people to handle in the states.
yes, we need some kickstarters for LNs.
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TsunaReborn!



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:11 am Reply with quote
I can't wait for Soul Eater to arrive but frustratingly Amazon has delayed my copy of Doubt! Sad
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st_owly
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:09 am Reply with quote
kanjineogeo wrote:
Mad Ugh! Why people are going to manga apdations over onginal light novels!? We really need a kickstarter for light novels.


Light novels are far far far more expensive to translate than manga, and generally don't sell as well, so they're just too expensive for companies to release. Adam Arnold from Seven Seas has said that multiple times in the past when this question comes up.
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Polycell



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:20 pm Reply with quote
Though if anybody's in a position to try the Kickstarter idea, it'd be them. How many light novel licenses are they sitting on?
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