>I Really Needed Money, But This Guy Who Loaned Them Now Demands A Pound Of Flesh From Me! >Our Families Are Fighting, But I Actually Really Like That Capulletti Girl! >The Year Is 1984, And I Can't Stop Loving My Big Brother! >We're Prince's Two Best Friends, But We Have Zero Clue How We Got Here! >My Father Is A King And Has Died A Mysterious Death, But It Turns Out That My Uncle Is The Killer?! >I Need To Travel Around The World, But I Only Have Eighty Days To Do That?! >I'm An Immoral Hedonist, But It's Not A Problem As Long As My Portrait Ages Instead Of Me, Right? >My Inner Beast Can't Be Contained, But I'm Just A Simple Doctor! >My Father Is A God And Now I'm Somehow Forced To Sail Around the World Doing A Bunch Of Oddjobs!? >I Was Recruited To Be a Squire To a Knight But All We Do Is Fight Windmills! >No Way!! My Best Friends Just Betrayed And Got Me Thrown To Prison But At Least I Get To Become Really Rich!? >There's No Way My Roommate Is Actually A Brilliant Detective >I'm An English King, But My Adviser Don't Know What's The Difference Between African and European Swallows?! >The jealousy of one of my dad's wives is driving me insane! > Jeez, Darcy-san, I'm only here because of my friend so don't get the wrong idea, got it!?
>My Imouto Is Really A Gruff But Lovable Mafia Muscle Who Is "Getting To Old For This Business"?! >My Opposite Sex Clone Raped Me! >I'm Going To Court, But All The Lawyers Are Little Girls?! >I'm Going To Prison, But All The Inmates Are Gorillas?! >My Imouto Is A Gorilla?!
>>121862159 Oreimo started it and it was pretty funny, so all the budding LN writers started copying it. It's like how sci-fi novels went through this weird period in the mid-60s and 70s where the covers had no relation at all to the story or the title.
>The King got NTR'd and now I have to tell him stories or he'll kill every woman in the country! >My brother found a cave full of loot and now thieves want my head! >My master locked me in an ancient vault but now I have a Jinn as my personal slave! >My Neighbor is a famous explorer and he keeps inviting me over to dinner!
>>121864942 >>The King got NTR'd and now I have to tell him stories or he'll kill every woman in the country! I don't think that's how it went. I'm sure it was that the king married a woman and then killed her the next day before marrying a new one. Shahrazad kept herself alive by telling stories with cliffhangers so that she can stay alive another night.
>>121864993 The reason he killed his wife after every night was because his original wife cheated on him. He killed his first wife and married a new one every day and kept going like that until hundreds of women were dead. No one could stop him, since he was the king. Shahrazad realizes that the only way to stop him from killing every woman in the country is to make him fall in love again, so with the help of her imouto, she tells the king badass stories with cliffhanger endings, and after 1001 nights, he falls in love with her and the land is saved.
TLDR: I read the Arabian Nights, yes that is how it went.
>>121865086 It's only because Narou is all about reincarnation/summon and it's the biggest webnovel site And there are only two novels from that site that got animated, with the third one coming soon (Overlord)
>>121862159 it's an entire medium in which the total lack of succinctness, tact and efficiency in conveying basic things is embraced, it was really only a matter of time until it spread to titles. honestly i'm surprised it didn't happen sooner.
>>121865371 >The History and Remarkable Life of the truly Honourable Col. Jacque, commonly call'd Col. Jack, who was Born a Gentleman, put 'Prentice to a Pick−Pocket, was Six and Twenty Years a Thief, and then Kidnapp'd to Virginia, Came back a Merchant; was Five times married to Four Whores; went into the Wars, behav'd bravely, got Preferment, was made Colonel of a Regiment, came over, and fled with the Chevalier, is still abroad compleating a Life of Wonders, and resolves to dye a General. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colonel_Jack
>>121865336 >one day /k/ assumes some faggot is just trolling them but then some 20th Century Boys shit happens and they have to figure out how to stop his nonsensical death machine with nothing but their wits, operator knowledge and moist nellys they bought off of ebay Would wait patiently for translations that never come
It's a fad, but notice that pretty much NONE of the top selling light novels in Japan have a ridiculous name. The best sellers are all simple names for the most part.
m = millions Japan sales figures only
Slayers 20m A Certain Magical Index 15m Sorcerous Stabber Orphen 12m Record of Lodoss Wars 10m Fortune Quest 10m Sword Art Online 10m Full Metal Panic! 9m Burning-Eyed Shana 9m Melanchony of Haruhi Suzumiya 8m Kino's Journey 7m The Irregular at Magic High School 5m Durarara!! 5m My sister can't be this cute 5m Toradora! 3m
The really obscenely long titles don't make the cut at the top, it's just a fad among the pile of mediocre range.
>im crippled but i discovered that this italian man has the power to make my legs move by spinning a steel ball so i get into a race with him to grab all the pieces of the corpse of jesus christ before the president of the united states who is using his ghost servant to clone himself and has a bunch of underlings hired to get rid of me, and dinosaurs!
>>121866009 >Holds Up Spork, one mans narrative of OMFG I just like XDDXDD peed my pants pssh nothing personal tips kid nice well meme'd black and blue not white and gold a bit too fun posting extravaganza
>>121862647 >The Year Is 1984, And I Can't Stop Loving My Big Brother! >I'm An English King, But My Adviser Don't Know What's The Difference Between African and European Swallows?! holy shit my fucking lungs
>>121865638 Not even close but >Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulliver's_Travels
>The Horrible and Terrifying Deeds and Words of the Very Renowned Pantagruel King of the Dipsodes, Son of the Great Giant Gargantua https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gargantua_and_Pantagruel
>>121865638 >>121866382 >The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, Of York, Mariner: Who lived Eight and Twenty Years, all alone in an un-inhabited Island on the Coast of America, near the Mouth of the Great River of Oroonoque; Having been cast on Shore by Shipwreck, wherein all the Men perished but himself. With An Account how he was at last as strangely deliver'd by Pyrates.
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