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NEWS: J-Novel Club Licenses '[New Life+] Young Again in Another World' Novel Series




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Blanchimont



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:27 am Reply with quote
About this novel, it isn't often the way to another world opens by way of dying of old age. Sorry, Truck-kun... Smile
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Arale Kurashiki



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:09 am Reply with quote
"How convoluted can we make a premise that basically just equates to 'a man gets to have sex with girls much younger than him'?": the book
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ultimatehaki



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:47 am Reply with quote
Is this illustrated by the same person who illustrates "I don't have a lot of friends"? Cause it looks like it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:12 am Reply with quote
Arale Kurashiki wrote:
"How convoluted can we make a premise that basically just equates to 'a man gets to have sex with girls much younger than him'?": the book


haha yeah, I enjoy many Isekai, but this is literally the most basic one I have seen in a while.
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Coup d'État



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:10 am Reply with quote
'[New Life+] Young Again in Another World' is not a title, it's a genre describtion.

The trend is just lost on me. Why do these just keep coming? They just can't all be truly original and worthwhile. I'd say that's true for any genre. But here, the topic is so very narrow and defined.
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kyamei



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:16 pm Reply with quote
I've actually read the first four available parts (sounds like many complaining about the story haven't...)

That summary really doesn't do the story so far any justice. In fact, it's purposely a bit misleading.

spoiler[This seems to be going the route of OP protagonist. MC definitely is not an "average everyday guy", God learns she made a mistake and picked the wrong guy after the fact. He was a kendo head master, formerly in the mafia, and a soldier who fought in a world war. Lifetime kills (with a sword) almost 6000. And this guy just got a powerup and a holy artifact weapon.]

Half the first volume available for members, so I'd say give it a try if you're already a member. I'm enjoying what I've seen so far, looking forward to the rest.


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TarsTarkas



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:16 pm Reply with quote
Why does it always have to be a fantasy world? Old Man's War was a good science fiction novel where old people were recruited to be soldiers on far off colony worlds. Given altered young bodies to wage war against alien threats.
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Northlander



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:42 pm Reply with quote
And the next nominee for the "we're not even goddamned trying anymore" award goes to....
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ultimatehaki



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:03 pm Reply with quote
kyamei wrote:
I've actually read the first four available parts (sounds like many complaining about the story haven't...)

That summary really doesn't do the story so far any justice. In fact, it's purposely a bit misleading.

spoiler[This seems to be going the route of OP protagonist. MC definitely is not an "average everyday guy", God learns she made a mistake and picked the wrong guy after the fact. He was a kendo head master, formerly in the mafia, and a soldier who fought in a world war. Lifetime kills (with a sword) almost 6000. And this guy just got a powerup and a holy artifact weapon.]

Half the first volume available for members, so I'd say give it a try if you're already a member. I'm enjoying what I've seen so far, looking forward to the rest.


That would be something if his memories wasn't wiped clean. That killed the whole story for me. The author came up with an interesting premise and immediately threw it out the window. What's the point of learning his history and him being aware of his reincarnation if his memories are gone?
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KH91



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:28 pm Reply with quote
This series needs an anime. Let's make it happen.
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kyamei



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:11 pm Reply with quote
ultimatehaki wrote:

That would be something if his memories wasn't wiped clean. That killed the whole story for me. The author came up with an interesting premise and immediately threw it out the window. What's the point of learning his history and him being aware of his reincarnation if his memories are gone?


I do actually feel the same way about that bit, feels like such a wasted oppotunity. However over the years I've learned that anime/manga/LNs are best enjoyed without putting too much thought into it. As a simple bit of entertainment to pass the time, I think it does a fine job.
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zztop



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:15 pm Reply with quote
TarsTarkas wrote:
Why does it always have to be a fantasy world? Old Man's War was a good science fiction novel where old people were recruited to be soldiers on far off colony worlds. Given altered young bodies to wage war against alien threats.


I brought this question up on forum for Japanese WN followers.

They said it's just because fantasy's really popular there right now, and most writers prefer to jump on the established bandwagon. Most are not interested in doing something completely different.
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Arale Kurashiki



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:50 pm Reply with quote
kyamei wrote:
However over the years I've learned that anime/manga/LNs are best enjoyed without putting too much thought into it.

not if they're good
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