No seriously, what am I doing?
As some of you might have seen, I’ve recently pushed out a few releases for several different light novels, some of them new, some of them old. At the moment, I’m at a crossroad of sorts – there are novels I want to drop, and yet also novels I want to pick up. But therein lies a problem – a lack of time. As much as I’d love to translate every novel I’m interested in, I can’t exactly afford to.
Among the new items that I’ve recently ‘picked up’ are Denpachi, Ishibumi-sensei’s debut work, and The Seven Deadly Sins Master Ruthlessly Shatter Taboos (long title necessary?) from Uesu-sensei. I’m not exactly going to say that I’ve ‘picked them up’ up in the real sense – I’ve just translated the first chapter of each as a bit of a teaser. Both novels have caught my interest, but due to time constraints, I’m not going to commit to either of them. Hopefully the teaser chapters that I’ve translated will generate enough interest for another translator to formally take them on.
I’ve also made an update to my existing project Seikoku no Ryuu Kishi with the prologue of volume eight complete. Shinmai Maou no Keiyakusha volume eight is finally complete as well. This was a bit of an experimental volume for me as I shifted to a pure Japanese to English translation process, so sorry for taking so long with it. When I mentioned wanting to drop a novel above, this is the one that I was talking about. Lately, Shinmai Maou has become somewhat monotonous to me, and I’m beginning to lose interest. Service scenes are taking up a larger portion of each volume, and while I don’t dislike them, they’re becoming somewhat repetitive and ludicrous to the point that I sometimes just end up laughing out loud at how absurdly various objects and scenes are described. Finally, while Hagure Yuusha no Aesthetica has been in the background for a while, I decided to give it a go…but didn’t get very far before I realised that I was lost. There’s a bit of catching up that I have to do before I’m ready – the last volume I read was the first one, so I’m completely unfamiliar with the characters and events introduced after the anime.
Anyway, I’ll continue to chip away at the collection of High School DxD short stories every once in a while. I need a break from Shinmai Maou so I’ll probably switch over to either Seikoku no Ryuu Kishi or a bit more of Denpachi for now.