i’d love to have a conversation with nisio isin someday

Last weekend, I read this translated light novel, Zaregoto: The Kubushime Romance. It’s called a “light novel” and the cover (naturally, since it’s a light novel) has a pretty cartoony-looking drawing, but, if either of those features turns you off, let me just warn you that this ain’t your ancestors’ dime novels. There’s nothing light about Zaregoto2’s contents or volume (although I guess that depends on whether you think 340 pages is light or not), and, considering the kinds of people I know, I’m probably more likely to see this book piled in with stuff like the Silmarillion and The Once and Future King… OK, that’s a horrible exaggeration, but don’t burn my strawman yet.

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medaka box vomic

If you follow recent anime at all, you’ll be familiar with Bakemonogatari and Katanagatari. From the first episode of Bakemonogatari, I decided Nisio Isin was welcome to join the ranks of People I Think Are Awesome. After that, it wasn’t hard to track down some of his other works, one being the light novels Zaregoto, the other being the manga Medaka Box.

Medaka Box is currently being scanlated by CXC. Browsing their site, I was able to discover some vomics (voice + comic = vomic… get it?!?!), which are pretty neat.

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