Volume 1: The Backdrop of Happiness is Misfortune
Probably not continuing. Comment section is going to break me at this rate.
I remember reading the manga a few years back, will reread that and then read this one. Thank you!!
That’s a shame I was really enjoying the story.
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Well, thank you for what you’ve done for this volume 1!!!
Thank you for volume 1! It’s really sad that it won’t continue I was really loving this. Again thanks for all the hard work.
Thx for the story, rly enjoyed it, hoping to see this get picked up by someone then.
Probably not continuing. Comment section is going to break me at this rate. <— May I ask why is that?
I have not gotten any comments on this series whatsoever. The comment section on it is completely barren. Not a single comment about any event or character that happens anywhere in the story, not on any page of this blog. The only comment I’ve received even marginally related to this series was Aotenshi correcting the typos. It feels like I’m translating something that isn’t even worth discussion. It’s really demoralizing.
I started translation because I wanted to hear what people had to say about the works I loved. Otherwise I’d just read it in Japanese and that would be the end of it. It doesn’t matter how many, I think I’d be able to translate for just a single person in the world. I’ll gladly take negative criticism. How are the characters? How is the plot? Am I doing good? Am I doing bad? Someone tell me something! Translating this has felt completely empty.
I don’t tend to comment on whole novels since I’m not someone that remembers everything accurately after finishing one and I tend to have to reread everything while commenting, also my writing sucks lol
I did end up reading the manga right before reading this volume and I feel like the novel was very much worth reading (they also cover the same plot). I guess rereading the novel itself is also worthwhile though simply because a lot of the scenes and dialogues give off a different impression/have a different meaning after you know what’s actually going on.
The murder scene paragraphs are a nice touch that weren’t in the manga, always having Miikun’s perspective in the main story provided a lot more information. In the manga he seems more composed and crafty while having most of his actions thought-out and planned albeit also somewhat careless, in the novel it’s shown that a lot of his actions are on-the-fly.
I really liked the dialogues between him and the doctor. Those were mostly cut from the manga.
I’m still unsure why he jumped from the roof, was it just a desperation move? It happened quite quickly, did he stop being miikun from maachan’s pov at that moment so there was nothing left to do? After rereading that scene I guess that’s the case. Imo it’s strange that she views him as mii-kun again right after he jumped off.
Also I don’t quite get his intention/objective/relationship with maachan. I understand their past and him wanting to protect her while her relationship with miikun is also explained. But why did he start being miikun only then?
After thinking about it he was looking out for her but never entered her life as miikun. When he saw the kidnapping news, he wanted to resolve the incidents while taking the blame for the kidnappings and be done. But that doesn’t resolve her messed up life nor do I understand why he waited until then since both their lives hadn’t been particularly great. In the manga he wasn’t even her schoolmate.
The volume ends nicely with revealing what happened in the past kidnapping incident while also resolving both of the current incidents so it does provide closure while also leaving a lot of things open to potentially expand on. The narration is misleading, the characters have depth and are likable. So yes, I’m definitely glad I got to read this, thank you very much.
No, you remember a lot and you write really good commentary! I was baffled reading the bulk of your comment after reading your introduction to it.
As for me, I just got here.
Well, you should try isekai/tensei genre on awesome badass MC or hilarious as hell MC. This is for mass marketing I guess.
I do not like to comment on things (especially now that the stupid message system realized who I really am with default info), generally, but I can tell you that I enjoyed the series at least.
The twist was effective on me, and the tone kept me engaged.
I will admit though, I am much less sold on the idea of continuing this as I was on battlefield masurawo, as I feel like the gimmick has played out decently this time. Continuing to build could be done, but I feel like they put little energy toward it at that point. This is a one-off story, the sort that was written without expectation of continuing.
I know its tacky to repeat this stuff at times, but I do want to thank you for the translations. They are quite good and different from a lot of the samey trash that people are putting out there. Even if they look superficially alike, the things that you end up sticking with always have a note of something unusual that makes it worth following you after all these years.
I just finished reading this.
Honestly the twists and the story was so well made that I don’t feel it deserves a sequel anyway. Vol1 is a great stand-alone story.
I really enjoyed the story, read the first three chapters on another block so perhaps thats why theres few comments in those. And i always enjoys your translations, have read a lot of them
By the way if i may ask where do you find the raws for this? I am a beginner at japanese but think i might be interested enough in this to translate some of it for practice consistently (i have never been able to translate something consistent, but i really would like to know how this one goes).
You have to buy the books
May I interest you in co translating other project so it could get more chapter/week?
Like this one:
You ok Yorai? Sorry this novel wasn’t as popular as you were hoping for.
Yorai sama, i think you should try some fantasy genre? It will be much easier to understand and more marketable.
In fact, there were chapter discussion threads on the light novels reddit, so I wouldn’t say there weren’t comments.
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