It's more the plebbitors who post shit from here into their shitty rec threads, which filters into facebook.
The manga also helps with the exposure. I don't think Shieldbro is all that good anyways.
i can smell casual fags trying to defend Witch's actions
Everything always makes it up to the top of the strata over time, and when it does things get licensed.
Normals will catch wind of something juicy and then a certain series gets put on the list to be licensed.
It's always been like that and always will be, not like it matters since shieldbro already had it's run here a while ago anyway.
The cycle continues.
I don't know about DanMachi, but I do know that for SAO and Mahouka, BT hosted LN translations. TnY translations on BT are for the WN, and not the LN (the two start to diverge wildly after about 100 chapters anyway).
Though who knows, maybe they'll just take it down anyway for laughs.
Does anyone know what happened to the guy running SolitaryTranslations?
Did he just go completely dark after the site got shut down or is he doing his work underground these days?
If so, post link man, I haven't had my dose of oppai loli goddess.
Mushoku Tensei and Overlord are the only things(that are good) left now, no need to worry about Overlord since their not hosted on BT anyway, but MT HAS FUCKING 23 VOLUMES HOSTED, HOLY SHIT, ARCHIVE EVERYTHING NOW.
The small fortune with MT is that the author will supposedly be wrapping up the main series soon, which means the translation may be completed before the LN (inevitably) gets licensed.
I'm sure /a/ will find a way for the side-stories that are supposed to come after.
>I didn't get a chance to archive Sword Oratoria's translation
How fucked am I? There has to be an archive link that collected all the translation before they were taken down somewhere, r-right?
No spearpool? This fucker is insanely awesome.
How awesome he is? He is forcibly level reset, then slaughter everything in his sight and gain less than 1/4 of his original level.
Yes, you read it right. He is the only hero who deliberately kill human to gain level.
Witch was just a victim of this chaotic world between a harsh mother who never understood her, religion which taught her where to place her beliefs, power struggles of the terrifying beast races in foreign lands, pressures of dependencies on external heroes and cravings for huge dicks.
OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHIT.
I'm still only at the Rage Dragon arc, and the PDFs are only up to chapter 255. Anyone got the later chapters saved?
>found pdfs up to chapter 300
That's just 6 chapters behind yoraikun, relatively safe. Phew.
I was planning on getting round to this some day. Downloading everything that is currently still on the BT page using Bakareader which I guess is restricted to WN stuff and it's mostly previews and external links. How much LN stuff was there before it was hit by removal? Is it archived anywhere already?
Have any LNs with actively available WN counterparts been licensed up to this point? I know Mahouka started as an WN, but Dengeki shuttered that years ago, well before it was licensed. Are there other other licensed LNs where the original web novel is still available, or is TnY the first?
>waifufags unironically defending Witch
>Motoyasu is so totally alpha why are we stuck with this loser
>what the fuck is this spice and wolf, I thought this was an action series
The reactions of animeonly people would be hilarious.
>Helped Naofumi escaping
>Joined force in killing turtle
Then... Wait what was shadow doing in justice zombie event? I don't remember.
Still kinda pissed off when female knight butted in during the fall of Sword.
For anyone who still interested in shieldbro, it's confirmed in spearpool's gaiden that Shield Hero's job is kind of similar with "Tamer" job.
Hence, Naofumi's magic is Healing and Buffing.
Spear Hero is full offense.
Bow Hero is ranged attack + debuff.
Sword Hero isn't as explored as another heroes, but so far Sword Hero is all rounder. Nothing bad and nothing special.
Who's strongest? Motoyasu no contender, next Itsuki with his BFG laser beam, then Ren.
So far, excluding Ren all Hero is strong in their own way.
For the record, the word they should have used was "rise".
"Rising" can be used as a noun of course, but in the sense of either a rebellious uprising or bread rising or something.
The Japanese uses 成り上がり which means rising in the social sense, in fact it generally refers to upstarts and nouveaux riches. So the proper title would have been "the Rise of the Shield Hero".
I'm not sure how they fucked this up since there must be millions of works called "The Rise of X"
Full block all kind of offense, yes.
Meteor Shield: Acquired in Old Man's shop and Zeltburg
Reflect Magic, but with some limitation (following gradual coverage following moon phase)
Moon Shield: acquired in Fobrey because they fled before can acquire Meteor Shield from Old Man
Motoyasu can defeat Naofumi. Take all slave Naofumi have (in non Hero mode), they still can't defeat Motoyasu. He is fucking hax, make thing worse: he has nasty habit to minmax everything. When Naofumi said that Motoyasu is the strongest, he mean it.
> Fastest hero
> Highest firepower
> Can cover all range: close range, mid range, or throw it OTH
> Fastest skill cooldown (including ultimate skill)
> Spam, yes Motoyasu can fricking spam his skill. Ultimate skill nonetheless.
> His based attribute is Fire that proven VERY troublesome. He makes illusion from heat, hide himself, make decoy and anything else. Oh yeah, he can spam it too.
> His second basic attribute is heal. He makes improvement that include fire attribute when healing, it makes healing is twice or three times more effective.
The only one who have chance to match Motoyasu in full power is combination of Itsuki and Naofumi.
>YFW /a/ now hates Shieldbro
Fuck, I'll miss those live tl threads were everyone raged against that BITCH Princess
probably because every thread theres always that one fucking faggot who literally spoil the thread, if you read the thread all you can see spoiler black lines. But some parts were fucking fake, seriously though the live TL threads were the best since everyone wants blood. And so the cycle of hate shall continue.
I started hating it because he stayed a pathetic piece of shit (even when things are going well) and because the side characters started being annoying instead of the good part.
Tate theards broke the post counts and then the live translation theards of the manga where everyone helped, good times.
>That was just a few months ago
WOW, IT'S FUCKING NOTHING.
Yen Press is, like, the only company that has a good track record of not dropping LN releases even when they sell like shit.
I'm going to put my Nostradamus hat on now and predict that this will go the way of Zaregoto, Shana, and Kino, they will release a couple or so volumes and then stop.
Oh man, I haven't been this happy about dropping a piece of shit since L died
I read up to 220 but had to take a break due to stupid characterizations.......Bloody hell! All the hero's characters piss me off mostly because of sheer idoticy or (crawing in my skin these wounds will never heel) themes.
>About a week or two behind in reading the newest Tate chapter
>Apparently Atla is dead
I...I think I'll just get back to finishing off my ongoing series from this season.
I tried reading this, but I feel the book should have been about sword hero.
Shield isn't very interesting.
you don't mean that one story where mc is like reinincrnated as his elementry school self and decides to rape everyone and keep on getting killed my daughter do you? That story premise is so terrible.
>best girl Atlas is dead
Who fucking cares about this series anymore.
And that shithead never let her sleep with him, not even once. It was pretty obvious she wouldn't really molest him or anything, what the hell was he so afraid of??
For one, I actually want a physical copy of the book, with a proper translation, instead of this half-assed Machine Translation.
Also, I get amused when I see people annoyed that their favorite shit isn't free (legally) anymore.
Whatever do you mean?
A foreign country licensing something doesn't mean shit when it comes to an anime adaptation. Japan doesn't give a fuck what we do with their stuff. By that logic, every damn time France gets a manga translation it must mean an anime is coming soon. It means nothing. Foreign/western markets mean nothing to the Nips.
Looks like ANY LN that is even remotely translated on the net will be localized.
I'm okay as long as they don't C&D to fan-translators while at the same time doing slow as fuck releases and/or later silently discontinue the localization while sitting on the license doing fucking nothing for it.
He's alright but going into it i thought the author was going for an edgelord gary stu type with his enemies constantly being wrong and his other hero peers being either incompetent or useless.
Dunno how it is in the light novels though, I've only really read the manga thus far.
>Wanting to wait 3 years for the official english translations to catch up to where the free fan translations
I wouldn't have a problem with series getting licensed if Baka-Tsuki didn't moralfag and take everything down and then people translating decide to drop shit. That way I wouldn't have to wait fucking years to get back to where I was.
If only they picked up more shit that DIDN'T have a translation.
Don't forget what happened to Fohl!
I actually love how the other three heroes personalities do total 180s after getting their asses handed to them.
Motoyasu turns into a misogynist
Ren turns into a hot blooded shonen protag
Itsuki becomes a yes man instead of being an insufferable dick
Misogynist is an understatement, my friend.
He sees them as a pig and if Naofumi didn't near him, big chance he will slaughter women. In Beifreung class spell or spam X class skill.
Motoyasu HATES woman.
Never. People in this thread's just being idiotic.
DanMachi getting an anime's just confirmed with its sales. With Rakudai getting animated, it's guaranteed that Bahamut will too. The difference is that Kadokawa will never give MF Books titles the budget to animate this.
>So does the redhead princess ever get what's coming to her, like a spanking.
>like a spanking
You can say that
I would feel like that was overreacting to a woman fucking with him, but then I remembered that there;s also a shojo manga out there that has the girl completely flipping out and becoming a "dark and edgy" personality (not really misandrist though) after it turned out that the guy she liked was just using her.
...Kind of like Naofumi now that I think about it.
Does Spear Hero Gaiden really have Motoyasu kill Naofumi btw? Because I kinda want to read that bit.
Whoops, totally thought it was Yen Press that had picked this up. My bad, guys.
Hopefully they actually give these releases some decent QC, since their releases of Sasameki Koto were pretty terrible. I can't imagine what a novel from OPB will look like.
Fingers crossed they don't fuck it up.
Anyway, I don't think anyone needs to worry about it attracting too much attention anytime soon due to how small of a publisher One Peace Books is and how small their reach is.
Spear Hero is kinda Motayasu just being Naofumi-like with his actions and goddamn slaughtering a country because one of the heroes died. Seriously im having fun reading it than the main story, also Motayasu is a great shipper.
Actually, he doesn't overreacting at all. Like Naofumi can't taste when cursed and unable to trust women + personality change post lifted cursed, Motoyasu see woman as a pigs and only hear oinking.
He literally sees them as a pigs and hear them oinking like a pigs.
Nah, he never kill Naofumi but he kill other repeatedly. He kill / fuck Itsuki the most.
Until now, he is character with highest killing count (4 beasts included).
Maybe it sounds odd, but actually Naofumi and Motoyasu is quite similar.
In the WN therr was no turtle lady getting tortured to death and Shieldbro promising revenge
In the WN there was no part where they go to Glass's world.
Pretty much the LN is Naofumi and company going on adventures and having meet shit people along the way that makes your blood boil.
Ah, ok, so it's just because of herocurse. (I thought the Naofumi no-taste thing was just because he was depressed)
I wonder if the same thing would have happened if it was, say, a guy who had betrayed him deeply. Would he have presumably seen men as oinking pigs...?
Also--would you guys a girl!Fumi? Or a fem!Yasu?
I dropped this shit ages ago but still best girl.
How is a Western publisher whose About Page claims them as being super hipster which is why they barely released anything translated from Japan in their company history now claim Shield Hero as being a hipster approved masterpiece that needs to be translated by them when they only translated really short works in the past?
It feels like some of the company employees were browsing some shit site like reddit or saw someone's favorite LN/WN ranking list and picked it as their next work to be licensed even though they have no real history of translating LNs before.
I feel like the localization company will go bankrupt before releasing Shield Hero fully.
It's been licensed along with the LN.
On that note, has anyone actually read anything they've put out so far? I'd like to know if their translations are at least readable before buying it.
Actually, "loop" is Motoyasu's mistake. He travel to parallel world. It never reset, just take different route.
Big spoiler: Naofumi
have a threesome and impregnate both of them (directly mentioned by the girls itself and Naofumi take responsibility for it). One of the girl is virgin. next time he has a plan for 4-some (for a new virgin girl).Surprised? Me too.
Shield can't be used in same power rating as Spear / Bow / Sword. Shield is different than rest of heroes.
okay, so I'm a relative noob to light novels and the like. I'm given to believe by this thread that there are 2 versions of the story; the light novel and the web novel
I've read this version
is this the same as this link?
or is this link the other version?
There's only one version that is translated, the web novel.
You can tell because the web novel is full of edgy shit like guro that wouldn't fly by in a mainstream LN publisher with an editor not giving the okay for a guro scene.
Use your brain a little and ask yourself if what you are reading would be allowed by an editor to be sold to the masses which likely includes kids as well because light novels are meant to be aimed at kids.
Not talking about 10 year olds but maybe like 12 and up.
Motherfucking archive fast like a hurricane and food shortage.
>full of edgy shit like guro that wouldn't fly by in a mainstream
I wouldn't say full of...but then I may be desensitized by the books I like...
>ask yourself if what you are reading would be allowed by an editor to be sold to the masses
twilight, fifty shades of grey, the Gorean worlds, these are sold to the masses and published, despite being bad in their own ways.
>which likely includes kids as well because light novels are meant to be aimed at kids.
this I did not know...
that said, it makes me think that the web novel is the truer work left unchanged by editors and censors...
those things said, good night ya'll talk to you later if the thread is up in the morning. this has been edifying.
Spear Hero Gaiden is really the best.
But the fact that Naofumi forgets everything between loops, and such great characters (the new ones appearing in each loop) are totally erased from the story after their own loop ended, kind of makes me upset. And even the old characters from the main story don't get much scenes apart from their respective loop. It's sad.
The difference between the WN and LN made me think how the editor manage to fix the shitty source material after the pope arc, it was a good move to expan thr turtle arc and maked it more sorrowfull and heartbreaking and have the chance to expand the skipped characters was a great choice, the WN kinda feeled that it leave the "revenge fantasy" it tries to do,but the LN completely manage to make it a rollecoaster. Im glad i can get a english translation but at the same time scared of the translationd going shitty.
>worse way possible
When I started reading that chapter, I thought I was gonna giggle and laugh about it...
Then I read it.
Felt bad, man. I mean justice served, but daaaaaaaaaaayum...
WN only. Basically, before the main story ended, Spear Hero was thrown into loops of doom by Final Boss. A few chapters later Shieldbro and Raphtalia saves him, but it seems he spent quite some long time in those loops. The Spear Hero Gaiden is the looooong story of the times he spent in those loops.
Syosetuka ni Narou
Amateur web novel website where anyone and their dog can upload novels.
It's where Shield Hero, Mushoku Tensei, Log Horizon, Overlord, Mahouka, and many other novels are published.
Raphtalia pretty much turned most of Naofumi's villagers against him.
Still, Naofumi was the one in the wrong anyway and he admits it himself after he gets defeated by his own allies.
And there are more but I don't feel like it.
it's plenty big, if she lays half on top of him...
one of the better options for cuddling IMO, especially if the one on top rests their head on your pectoral region...hair stroking can happen then, and that shit is calming, puts me right to sleep...
nah nah nah, check it >>123273173
she has hair in one form. if it becomes important he can stroke that...
>stroking a dolphin
never done it, wouldn't know...and worst of all I keep imagining that with a sound like a cross between leather couch cushions rubbing together, and balloons rubbing together...despite evidence to the contrary...
It's not like every translator stops when BT drops something. It all depends on whether or not the translator wants to continue the story or not. BT is just a site for hosting translations.
>Not liking the suffering.
Get in the shield Shinji.
If I'm not wrong, the WN on the site its hosted on is free to access. And it wouldn't be that hard to prove that the WN Shield-bro series matches up with the fan translations being distributed.
I've been meaning to pick this up for awhile, the story sounds really good, but 309 chapters looks incredibly daunting. Can I just read the manga?
It's all really short. If you're interested, just read it whenever you feel like. I personally read like maybe a few chapters a day. The pace is really fast so it doesn't get particularly boring.
>Thinks his opinion is valid
Get the fuck out.
I'm sure Danmachi was not in BT since the guy working on it hosted the translations in his blog, which was taken down.
Mahouka WN translations was a thing for chinks that translated it ages ago. What was translated to English was the LN, which so far has minor changes in story but great in the writing.
Thanks based god. I don't think you will find someone willing to do it without paying for it or that person killing himself after a while.
It's in another league, and you won't appreciate the series with a translation anyways. Maybe the WN special series since it's more about Mahiro and Princess Lunas doing fun stuff, but the main series is just to convoluted and with some meanings behind the words that makes it kind of hard to translate it.
I was planning on doing the specials but I need to get a better image than what is posted on the webpage because I'm fucking blind.