Kumo desu ga, nani ka?

Nathan Lee
Nathan Lee

Is there any hope of it leaving hiatus hell?

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Lincoln Sanders
Lincoln Sanders

When Anri's sequel becomes enjoyable Kumoko will leave hiatus

Jason Diaz
Jason Diaz

The things that made Evil god average fun was the dungeon shenanigans. With those side lined i cant see it getting any better.

Jonathan Turner
Jonathan Turner

Any hope of it getting an actual translator instead of just some random tumblrtard?

Ian Miller
Ian Miller

Blastron?
Turbo already translated everything that RaisingTheDead hasn't. Blastron is okay except for Americanizing shit and getting rid of nai wa~
Evil God Average was fun because the MC didn't really give a shit but was forced to give a shit. Also because Imperial Death was a bro.
Random Teleportation is shit because the MC is a massive shithead and stole best apostle who's wet for him for seemingly no reason.
Anri really needs to use her succubi panties for their intended purpose

Ethan Garcia
Ethan Garcia

Dead thred
Dead series
Dead fanbase
;_;

Jayden Murphy
Jayden Murphy

The series jumped the shark for me when Kumo became a god.

Shit got stupid quick, I miss dungeon survival happy fun times.

Nathaniel Harris
Nathaniel Harris

It was fine for me since the focus then shifted away from her.

Brody Murphy
Brody Murphy

I feel like im the only one who enjoys the series the most after she became a god. I like how the Author has set the world and Shiro's Antisocial antics are always fun.

Parker Morales
Parker Morales

You're definitely not the only one.

Henry James
Henry James

I thought the author dropped this to focus on the LN

Robert Murphy
Robert Murphy

I'm still looking for the LN, can't find a translation anywhere.

Chase Rodriguez
Chase Rodriguez

The LN is just a rehash of the webnovel ain't it?

Wyatt Hill
Wyatt Hill

Yes and no, so far a few things have been changed that could be important later on. An example is the dragon egg.

Jason Roberts
Jason Roberts

Wait WHAT.

The translated chapters are just gathering skills, eating frogs and basilisks at the moment. We're 5 chapters in. What the actual fuck?

Wyatt James
Wyatt James

Its a Novel user, the manga is an adaption.

Brayden Russell
Brayden Russell

Ah. Oh god, and here I was afraid I missed several volumes that are not simply on batato or whatnot. Never understood the appeal of LN's, but I'm glad this got popular enough to fruit in a manga.

Ryan James
Ryan James

Which is in Hiatus Hell?

The novel?

Matthew Ramirez
Matthew Ramirez

i like that it moved away from skills somewhat.
that shit was getting tedious

Christopher Thompson
Christopher Thompson

isnt someone reworking Kumo WN?

I see updates for it on nu.com

Still could use some manga to read kumo with.

Jeremiah Cruz
Jeremiah Cruz

Yep. The author said they wanted a brake due to writers block. But since they haven't said a word about it since hope is looking scarce.

Skills are indeed horrible.

Easton Torres
Easton Torres

The author said they wanted a brake due to writers block.
Well that's a good explanation. On the other hand that can be very dangerous...

Aaron Richardson
Aaron Richardson

Her powerlevel grows at a rate that's nigh factorial-tier later on.
I still sort of wish we got a look at her skills before she went Godmode

Leo Anderson
Leo Anderson

There's not much more dangerous than the author dying outright. See Haruhi for more details.

Colton Harris
Colton Harris

I don't mind her being a god, but she should have stayed an arachne

Nolan Campbell
Nolan Campbell

There's not much more dangerous than the author dying outright.
Ouch. That's right. Most dangerous thing here.

David Edwards
David Edwards

She can if she wants iirc and she keeps making tiny spider babies, so there's that.
she has very nice tits
you will never be able to feel divine spider tits
Why even live
visiting the Excellent Brats when

William Ortiz
William Ortiz

I really liked that events for Kumo and for rest of the class were totally in different timeline
Blastron is re-editing translation, he's currently up to chapter 85 (out of ~260)

Jaxson Davis
Jaxson Davis

does she still have that humanoid form or does she become a monstrous spider deity?

Jackson Ross
Jackson Ross

I really liked that events for Kumo and for rest of the class were totally in different timeline
That's not true though, it's just that Kumo-chan's timeline (Godmode at least) ended before the others were even two years old.

Kevin Gray
Kevin Gray

She mostly stay in human form but occasionally goes arachne.

Hudson Rivera
Hudson Rivera

getting rid of nai wa~
Based as fuck. I take my word back.

Jordan James
Jordan James

I meant that user

Carson Sanchez
Carson Sanchez

does she still
still
You misunderstand, she was a monstrous spider before and turned into a humanoid form at apotheosis.
Unfortunately all the plebs can see of her is WHITE

Cooper Bailey
Cooper Bailey

getting rid of nai wa and replacing it with no way
based
Get your shit taste outta here.

Jackson Robinson
Jackson Robinson

CTRL+F "No way" and replace it with "Nai wa~"
Problem solved user

Elijah Parker
Elijah Parker

replace it with
replace
Nigger do you think that I download the translation in txt format

Mason Evans
Mason Evans

While i liked the Nai wa~ its was turbo's thing. It really didn't have anything to do with the series so i think its better if other translators leave it out.

Dominic Mitchell
Dominic Mitchell

You could download my docx version on goddess madoka

Jose Young
Jose Young

It's in the original too you know.

Camden Peterson
Camden Peterson

Nice quads but eh I don't really mind either way, Blastron does a good enough job otherwise that it doesn't ruin the translation
Getting rid of nai wa isn't a positive no matter how you spin it though, it's her catchphrase or it was until she apo'd

Luke Lee
Luke Lee

monstrous

Nah, she rejected evolving into a big fat taratect. Being a medium spider was way better because she can be agile and eat food all day and not get fat.

Gavin White
Gavin White

Just like nakama was in One Piece's original script too and was a totally untranslatable curiosity of the Japanese language amirite?

Dominic Davis
Dominic Davis

He didn't get rid of it, he just actually translated it.
Do you complain when subs translate Jotaro's "yare yare daze" to "good grief"?

William Miller
William Miller

And it allowed more advanced evolutions. Normal Taratect evolutions were dead end evolutions while smaller advanced species kept getting more advanced till she started getting into "legendary being that shouldt even exist because it kills itself with corruption skills it has no resistance to"

Ian Gonzalez
Ian Gonzalez

I just want this to be adapted into an anime already so we can get Shiro x D pseudo-selfcest doujins.

Zachary Martinez
Zachary Martinez

Do you actually expect EOP to know a lick of Japanese.

nai wa shit was jarring as fuck if you know even the most basic Japanese, just like desu.

Jose Harris
Jose Harris

I liked nai wa because it WAS jarring and weird, unlike no way which is super common. I'd be all for it if you found some weirder way to say 'no way'.

Bentley Wright
Bentley Wright

For me it was just annoying, not endearing

Asher Wright
Asher Wright

things probably started spiraling out of control when she got the ruler of pride

Gavin Lewis
Gavin Lewis

Well I mean
anyone with a lick of RPG knowledge knew that she just broke the 'game' in half when she got an XP booster.

Jackson Walker
Jackson Walker

Normal Taratrect evolution would probably end up as Arch Taratrect which is retartedly powerful as well.

Small evolution suit her better though because of Idaten.

David Garcia
David Garcia

I wonder if the manga will cover the side stories. Shun wasn't that interesting but I liked Sophia.

Jason Butler
Jason Butler

I just want katia. God damn I'd a katia.

Nolan Bennett
Nolan Bennett

mfw imagining a sanic fast Queen Taratect
How terrifying.

Chase Martinez
Chase Martinez

Sounds pretty gay desu.

James Young
James Young

She's totally a boy inside user
Totally a boy, not in love with Shun at all.
sensei a slut

Gabriel Morales
Gabriel Morales

What matters is not the past but the present.

Jayden Green
Jayden Green

D said the same thing.
And then turned him into a girl. What a gracious evil God.

Connor Lewis
Connor Lewis

implying
Fuck if Katia used to be a girl
Look at those tits

Brody Lewis
Brody Lewis

tits
Fuck the tits Literally look at those hips, sweet jesus.

Adrian Rogers
Adrian Rogers

Well he was a latent tranny anyways and D knew that too, but still.

Asher Fisher
Asher Fisher

Oh look, it's Maoyu.

John Anderson
John Anderson

that's not Ariel though

Oliver Sanchez
Oliver Sanchez

I just want to know what Ariel looks like already, why did the author have to not into character descriptions.

James Johnson
James Johnson

To be perfectly honest the manga maoyuu is how I imagined Ariel.
I really, REALLY want to fuck Katia and Shun is immensely frustrating for not putting it in
Like jesus christ that body, the hormones must've been insane to do that.

Jose Butler
Jose Butler

I think she's just supposed to be a young girl with long brown hair.

Sebastian Torres
Sebastian Torres

Wait what, did Teena suddenly lusting for a guy?

Thank God I didn't try to read it just because it's in the same world as EGA. EGA was perfect as it is.

Aaron Roberts
Aaron Roberts

Does anyone have the better-quality scan of it, I could've sworn it was around somewhere
Not just any guy, the main character who's your generic Shonen MC, complete with being unimaginative, retarded, and OOPS I CAUGHT A PEEK OF YOUR SUCCUBI PANTIES BETTER STUTTER LIKE A RETARD.
Seriously, female MCs are so much more amusing for some reason.

Ethan Gray
Ethan Gray

Ariel is supposed to be a loli-baba though right?

Hardly a PLOT monster like Maouyu's Maou.

Carter Sullivan
Carter Sullivan

Shiro flips out and runs into a corner if a man touches her though, when it comes down to the reactions aren't very different.

Dylan Cox
Dylan Cox

Yeah, except Shiro is presented as autistic and lovable anyway, and since she's autistic about people she simply doesn't interact with them directly.

Samuel Perry
Samuel Perry

Teena actually hasn't fallen for him yet but the MC wants to fuck her pretty badly.
Luckily based Anri is cockblocking him with all her might while pushing the female bow hero on him as hard as she can to get him away from Teena.

Nolan Jenkins
Nolan Jenkins

Every MC is autistic though, how else would the readers relate to them.

Brody Walker
Brody Walker

They can be amusingly autistic like Anri or Kumoko or even fucking Kazuma instead of being basically a more beta Keereetoh.

Ayden Smith
Ayden Smith

At least she knows what she likes and wants.

Muscular dandy oji-sans.

I'm actually kind of surprised Kumoko threads aren't filled with SHIRO PLEASES OLD MEN FOR FOOD OH HO HO HO HO trolling.

Caleb Harris
Caleb Harris

The problem is that she can't find the right type of Old Man.

Juan Hernandez
Juan Hernandez

Seriously, female MCs are so much more amusing for some reason.
I agree, but I need a reason of why they're good.
Anri
Shiraori
Bakarina
Schera
Noel
Izumi
Lax Demon
Duke's daughter
Schizoprenia duke's daughter
They are all enjoyable MCs. much better than most of Male MCs. Of course there are enjoyable MC like Kamigoroshi, lazy dungeon master, or that vending machine, but they are much more rare.

Jason Clark
Jason Clark

Does anyone have the better-quality scan of it, I could've sworn it was around somewhere
Found it.
Jesus fuck what the fuck did Shun do to deserve this

Nolan Richardson
Nolan Richardson

those hips
those tits
that everything
Unf.

Juan Lee
Juan Lee

The adventurer who was groping her was some average muscular guy too though.

Jack Rivera
Jack Rivera

Betalord XIII literally forced by Kindness to act like a Shonen Shitter MC gets a yandere sister and UNF of the century
Why tho

Cameron Williams
Cameron Williams

She did found one though, that Sword God that got beaten by wrath,

Nathan Lopez
Nathan Lopez

And she then proceeded to preserve his soul for eternity.

Ryan Nelson
Ryan Nelson

Female MCs tend to be better because the author is forced to write something outside of tired harem cliches.

When female MCs get transplanted into reverse harem settings they quickly tend to become just as shit as their male counterparts. Exceptions like Duke's Daughter still exist however.

Andrew Hughes
Andrew Hughes

Sophia is pretty good though

Jordan Anderson
Jordan Anderson

True. Then again it seems to me that female authors also tend to write better stories, Konosuba case in point.
Maybe LNs just benefit from girls.
Sophia (from Kumoko I'm guessing) isn't a tired trope though, in fact Sophia is basically from the point of view of the MC who just realized that she's not actually the chosen girl but just a colossal bitch.

Daniel Thomas
Daniel Thomas

That's because Sophia was specifically written to be a parody of your typical "reincarnated as a beautiful duke's daughter with a harem of pretty boys" MC.

She's only that from her own heavily biased perspective. From everyone else's perspective she's a cunt using her powers to brainwash all the boys at school. Even her adoptive mom sided with the rival fiancé character over her.

Zachary Sanders
Zachary Sanders

From everyone else's perspective she's a cunt using her powers to brainwash all the boys at school
That's because she is. The fiancee character is really sympathetic.

Nolan Miller
Nolan Miller

Jumping straight to trying to kill her was kind of extreme though. And also colossally stupid since she didn't even check for poison resistance beforehand.

Mason White
Mason White

Just marathoned this
it's shit

Ethan Sullivan
Ethan Sullivan

Konosuba
Meh before the anime it was just another ok read for the most people. But suddenly everyone lost their mind over it, especially the casuals.

I mean there are shit tons of series that parody the isekai genre on narou with the same light comedy and lame jokes as konosuba. There's even some for the reincarnation series like 邪竜転生.

To me it just seems the anime really did its job just like with Re:Zero.

Juan Diaz
Juan Diaz

Baby's first parody deconstruction series.

If some studio animates a VRMMO anime that's an obvious pisstake on SAO I bet the casuals will jizz themselves all over it and Digibro will release a fifteen part vlog on why it's the best thing since K-On.

Brandon Davis
Brandon Davis

I dunno, I think it was pretty damn good and I've been following it since Sky picked it up.
It's implied that she'd already tried everything besides murder. Also Sophia's stats are so ridiculously high that it doesn't even matter.

Justin Sullivan
Justin Sullivan

Konosuba is good but it's not so good that it's the only thing of worth that has ever come out of the isekai genre as some of its fans like to claim.

Ryder Myers
Ryder Myers

I didn't claim that, I just used it as a well-known LN written by a chick.

Matthew Bailey
Matthew Bailey

Isn't Kumo written by a chick as well?
Hell, some people say MT's author is a chick as well.

Owen Allen
Owen Allen

"yare yare daze" to "good grief"
Both "good grief" and "no way" are rather shitty translations that compromise on the actual meanings of the catchphrases.

Dylan Scott
Dylan Scott

What would you suggest then?

Samuel Howard
Samuel Howard

Pretty sure Kumo and Jashin Average are both written by girls. I don't read MT so I dunno.
Not him but it has nothing to do with what you'd suggest, but rather that swapping to English actually does degrade the catchphrase in more than just sounding foreign. That's why some people, especially people who have some understanding of nipponmoon, don't quite support Blastron's decision to get rid of 'nai wa' and outright change it to 'no way'.

Lucas Smith
Lucas Smith

Not that user, but In case of Jotaro, the closest thing I'd think of is "give me a break".

Adam King
Adam King

It's still kind of off, 'yare yare' is something that's somewhere between being bemused, exasperated, and slightly amused at something.

Andrew Edwards
Andrew Edwards

*yare yare daze is...

Wyatt Diaz
Wyatt Diaz

Her end evolution looks more like Qualaag or her sister.

Jeremiah Richardson
Jeremiah Richardson

That's why some people, especially people who have some understanding of nipponmoon, don't quite support Blastron's decision to get rid of 'nai wa' and outright change it to 'no way'.
Those people are faggots.
You reminded me how I was reading the Spear Guy Black Cat story on the leecher MTL site, as awful as it is, and in the comments they wanted to translate the True Ancestor/真祖 terminology for vampires as Shinso because it sounds cooler.
Even if they don't like the word "True Ancestor" there are other words like primogenitor that fit the meaning more accurately anyway.

People who fuss over exact meanings in phrases will never be happy unless you outright use the Japanese word, which ruins the goddamn point of a translation to begin with.
It all comes down to opinions in the end, like it always does.

James Hughes
James Hughes

Except in this case it's a single phrase and everyone knows what it roughly means anyway. Shinso would be fine too in my opinion, since everyone who's reading a story involving them probably knows the term.

Christian Perez
Christian Perez

Hmmm. Then I dunno.

Spider Girls make my lance more armor penetrative...

Benjamin Butler
Benjamin Butler

IMO True Ancestor is fine since the author clearly went on a Nasuverse reference spree with Kyouya and Akiko and that's the generally accepted translation for Shinso among Turkeyhandle fans.

Kayden Turner
Kayden Turner

As a translator, you fucking disgust me.
People are too tolerant with this MTL "translator" bullshit.

Translating is True Ancestor is whatever is fine, how it's translated is up to the person doing the translation anyway.
Just not translating kills the point of a translation.

Landon Garcia
Landon Garcia

As a translator, you fucking disgust me.
It literally has fucking nothing to do with Machine Translation and more to do with the fact that if the audience in question probably knows the word anyway then there's literally no reason to not keep it in. Are you one of those translators who insists on getting rid of shit like 'senpai' or replaces 'sensei' with teacher? Hint: Sensei being replaced with teacher is actually fucking wrong.

Tyler Johnson
Tyler Johnson

Just not translating kills the point of a translation.
Except not translating certain words that have no real parallel is how shit's been done forever, even outside of moonspeak, especially when they often have some sort of extra connotation that can't be carried over or when the word in question isn't actually that consequential.

Oliver Walker
Oliver Walker

Hint: Sensei being replaced with teacher is actually fucking wrong.
Sensei being translated to teacher is perfectly fine in 99% of the contexts it happens in.

Robert Rodriguez
Robert Rodriguez

This is literally you.

Camden White
Camden White

Yes, but the point is that when everyone reading your shit understands what it means anyway, there's no reason to translate it and lose part of the meaning. It'd be like choosing an inferior synonym.
Putting on the footnote is the only ridiculous thing there.

Adrian Cooper
Adrian Cooper

It's a case-by-case basis, you faggot.
Does the series take place in Japan?
If not in Japan, is there a reason for them to be speaking Japanese?
Is the reason magical translation in some variety?
If there's no reason to be Japanese in the novel, why the fuck is there Japanese in the novel?

In the first place, when western names are the majority of the characters, odds are no one in the setting speaks Japanese.
Not that most Narou authors take this into consideration either.

Colton Watson
Colton Watson

What the hell are you talking about?
Are you implying that series that take place in Germany should have all dialogue be written in German regardless of the language it was translated to?

Juan Peterson
Juan Peterson

In the first place, when western names are the majority of the characters, odds are no one in the setting speaks Japanese.
And yet Re;Zero pulls this shit anyways.
With a writing system that has 46 phonetic characters too.

Owen Rogers
Owen Rogers

come back to thread
see inane rambling about naiwa still going on
Calm yourselves

Nolan Martinez
Nolan Martinez

I'd nai her was.

Nathan Turner
Nathan Turner

but the point is that when everyone reading your shit understands what it means anyway, there's no reason to translate it and lose part of the meaning. It'd be like choosing an inferior synonym.
You could A) Choose the Japanese word that everyone 'probably' knows or can look it up if not. Or you could B) Choose the English word that everyone DOES know because they're reading an English translation.
Seems like a pretty fucking easy choice.

Are you retarded?
It's called taking the setting into consideration.
If the setting takes place in Germany or somewhere obviously based on Germany, then yes, feel free to use German terminology like calling a monster a Grauen or something.
If it takes place in Japan, feel free to call it a Youkai.
However, if it takes place in notEngland and there's no reason for it to be a German/Japanese monster, you shouldn't be calling it a Grauen or a Youkai.

I'm amazed at your stupidity for taking my argument to mean shit like the Japanese authors should just write in English if they want to use an English setting.

Re:Zero actually falls under the magical translation thing.
Subaru suddenly appears and automatically can speak the language there. Can't read or write it, so it's not Japanese.

Adam Gomez
Adam Gomez

If not in Japan, is there a reason for them to be speaking Japanese?
Nai wa only exists in Kumo's thoughts and she does think explicitly in Japanese.

Luis Roberts
Luis Roberts

Yes , and if you make a new world you should make up new languages and ude them. Just like Tolkien.

Leo Barnes
Leo Barnes

I'm amazed at your stupidity for taking my argument to mean shit like the Japanese authors should just write in English if they want to use an English setting.
The reason for that is because your shit isn't actually relevant to the discussion at hand. Kumo-chan explicitly thinks in Japanese, therefore 'nai wa' would be perfectly fine according to your own logic.
Youkai aren't actually monsters in the normal sense either, so chances are if the author says 'youkai', he means 'youkai' and not 'bakemono' or 'kaiju'.

Kayden Reyes
Kayden Reyes

The status screens are also in Japanese too.
As well as the level-up voice.

Elijah Allen
Elijah Allen

You could A) Choose the Japanese word that everyone 'probably' knows or can look it up if not. Or you could B) Choose the English word that everyone DOES know because they're reading an English translation.
WN fan-translators don't need to feel concerned over that because the have a very specific demographic and thus can choose to leave little things like "yare yare", "nai wa" and "desu" alone because they can't be translated without modifying the character/speech quirk they're meant to present.

If it takes place in Japan, feel free to call it a Youkai.
Youkai are pretty explicitly separate from monsters, user.

Blake Foster
Blake Foster

If it takes place in Japan, feel free to call it a Youkai.
implying youkai can be translated as monster
using one of the words that translators almost always leave in Japanese literally because there is no translation in English to argue that you should translate terms into English when appropriate
If the author called a strange being a youkai, then it's most likely a fucking youkai, not a monster, because no nip would randomly substitute the word 'youkai' for 'monster'.

Nathaniel Ross
Nathaniel Ross

Mate 'nai wa' is basically Kumo-chan's version of being a -su~ girl, it's an hard-to-translate quirk that doesn't hurt anyone by being there.

Camden Watson
Camden Watson

Using Japanese terminology in her thoughts is fine.
However, you really expect me to believe that all the faggots reading the translation know what "nai wa" actually means? How it differs from other forms of denial? All they know is it's a general lighthearted denial that comes off as exotic exactly because it's Japanese.
If the first place, if they could honestly understand that difference, they would probably be reading the damn thing in Japanese to begin with.

Youkai
Well aware. Grauen doesn't mean "monster" either. The fun thing about translating is you have to sometimes make compromises.

Also, for some fun learning, here's a passage about Youkai and English on the Japanese Wikipedia.
英語圏などでは区別されることのあるFairy(フェアリー/妖精)とMonster(モンスター)の区別は日本においては曖昧であり、両者は包括されて取り扱われる。怪物(モンスター)については、日本の民間信仰で伝承されていないもの、また創作の妖怪で歴史の浅いものや、海外の民間伝承されてきたもの。または、正体の解らない不気味な生き物として、フィクションの上での、宇宙生物や未確認生物を指す傾向もある。

I'm just arguing about translation in general. 'Everyone knows what it means' isn't a reason to include it.
I just appreciate it when a translator actually puts effort to convey quirks in English, and not so much for the other way around.

Luke Edwards
Luke Edwards

post more spoodertits

Lucas Gutierrez
Lucas Gutierrez

All they know is it's a general lighthearted denial that comes off as exotic exactly because it's Japanese.
And that's exactly why there isn't much point in translating "nai wa". People who don't exactly know the specifics will still recognize it as a form of lighthearted denial similar to "no way" while those with a bit more knowledge of Japanese will get more information out of it. There's no real reason to remove "nai wa" unless you want to be autistic about the translation not being 100% English.

The fun thing about translating is you have to sometimes make compromises.
Compromises generally have more to do with localization than translation.

Grayson Myers
Grayson Myers

What the fuck?
This is actually utter shit.
Are you telling me that I readed those 5 chapters for nothing? It's shit and not original

Jose Scott
Jose Scott

However, you really expect me to believe that all the faggots reading the translation know what "nai wa" actually means?
The thing is that if they don't understand the intricacies, they know it's a lighthearted one and also understand that it's somewhat exotic. It gets the point across better than the English '''equivalent''' even for people who only think that it means the same thing, while also getting the point across better for people who know exactly what it means.
The fun thing about translating is you have to sometimes make compromises.
But here's the thing - most people who see 'youkai' might not know the specific difference, but they DO know that it's not simply 'monster' just due to the fact that the translator didn't go ahead and make it 'monster'. This has value in and of itself.
Furthermore, it's not an entire phrase or sentence (incomprehensible, even in guessing, to most people), it's not some specialized term (high-level literature / culture terms should always be dumbed down or footnoted for the benefit of the reader since nobody gets it), and it's not something that can be literally translated (nihongo is just Japanese Language, there's no deeper meaning), and people generally understand at least the generalized term you'd translate it to. At that point, it's really just degrading a word into a less precise synonym.

Juan Gonzalez
Juan Gonzalez

It's only non-obtrusive because it's one of the few untranslated phrases in the text. If you applied that kind of logic to every similar unusual speech tic then the text would very quickly become unreadable to a non-Japanese speaker. This is especially pertinent to Kumoko in particular because her inner dialogue contains boatloads of slang and unusual turns of phrases aside from "nai wa~" itself.

Sebastian Jenkins
Sebastian Jenkins

At that point, it's really just degrading a word into a less precise synonym.
News flash bucko, 99% of translation involves doing this. Rarely will you find an ideal one-to-one translation of any word.

Levi Green
Levi Green

What're you talking about ESL-san?
You don't get the main point, which is that it's the equivalent of degrading a word everyone already knows into a less precise synonym. It's not turning 'kami' into 'god' (if nobody in the target population at least knew that kami meant something similar to 'god'), it's turning 'large' into 'monstrous' or 'tall' into 'towering'.

Landon Moore
Landon Moore

it's turning 'large' into 'monstrous' or 'tall' into 'towering'.
Obviously both of these are reversed for some reason,

Jaxson Ortiz
Jaxson Ortiz

suck my dick.
this manga is shit and I got memed by this thread.
I thought it was good so I went on batoto but it turned to be shit

Jeremiah Collins
Jeremiah Collins

I find it hilarious that a ton of people who have only read the manga have popped up in these threads lately because translations for the latest chapters suddenly popped up a few days ago.

Camden Brooks
Camden Brooks

Uh okay. Might want to tell why you think so unless you're a baiting shithead, which you obviously are.
Honestly I feel like it should be general knowledge not to go into a thread with translated source material unless you've read the source material. It does a disservice to yourself (since you're now spoiled by people talking about the source material) and to people who are discussing stuff you have no clue about due to shitting up the thread with inane questions. And bait.

Samuel Diaz
Samuel Diaz

who said to stop?

Aiden Cox
Aiden Cox

Honestly I feel like it should be general knowledge not to go into a thread with translated source material unless you've read the source material
The thing is most of them don't know that there is a source material.

Aaron Ross
Aaron Ross

not knowing there's a source material
ever
not looking up LN or VN first
Disgusting tbqfh, it's bringing back sour memories of people talking about Nasuverse without reading the VNs and other materials.

Christopher Howard
Christopher Howard

Well,
First the art is meh, it's the same of most of the new bad manga.
Then the story and the plot are unoriginal. Again the NEET/hikkikomori/nofriend Mc falls into 2d world and is reincarnated into something, this time it's a spider. Then he starts lvling up by killing monsters etc. In general there's something going on but here in 5 chapters we have still no clue of what the fuck is the goal in this story. That stupid spider is a lazy fatass who wanted to make his house in this cave.
It's boring and there's nothing to draw from it.

Owen Young
Owen Young

Maybe because
1. It's not a manga
2. Everything you've just said about the plot is wrong, it's not even a guy being reincarnated. or a human at that.
3. I challenge you to find a single manga where I can deduce the direction of the story in 5 chapters.
4. READ THE FUCKING WN

Ayden Hughes
Ayden Hughes

This better be bait.
How can you even get the gender of the MC wrong.

Levi Flores
Levi Flores

tfw not many people know about Rozemaine-sama
Blastron pls hurry the fuck up and start translating Bookworm ;_; can't really fault him though. Shit is probably going to be harder to translate as it goes further in future arc

Samuel Powell
Samuel Powell

1. It's not a manga
Not that guy but the original source material has zero relevance to whether the art of the manga adaption itself is good or bad. Not that it's bad. In fact I vastly prefer it over the retarded design the LN illustrator gave Kumoko even if everything else looks fine.

Mason Kelly
Mason Kelly

This better be bait.
I really should go on find that old /q/ post, went something like -
You can't pretend to be retarded because you're already retarded
You can't bait people because they've already taken the bait
You can't troll people because they're already angry
This is 2013 (?). This is post-memism.
Bookworm is pretty good but the MC is twenty levels of autistic.
I'm not actually attacking his points one by one, but he shouldn't be judging a work based off an adaption especially when said adaption isn't even past the prologue phase (I usually define the trek up from lower layer to be the actual start)

Jose Parker
Jose Parker

It's pretty fun to read other people POV chapters because of that though. Even after she ascends to higher status people can't still even handle her

Matthew Morgan
Matthew Morgan

You're talking about bookworm or Kumoko?

Aaron Walker
Aaron Walker

Bookworm

Ryan Wright
Ryan Wright

Yeah couldn't tell, it applies to both.

Samuel Brown
Samuel Brown

when all four Sup Forums threads I'm in are dead as fuck
what's happening

Brandon Garcia
Brandon Garcia

You're probably following four dead as fuck series.

Evan Garcia
Evan Garcia

You're killing them.

Tyler Gray
Tyler Gray

;-;

Lucas Bailey
Lucas Bailey

An incomprehensible fear.
That’s how I feel about D.
Her eyes look like a bottomless abyss
Even with her God’s power sealed, that look from her eye instill fear in me.
I can’t defy that, it’s impossible-
It is not really a feeling that does not match-
As a self-proclaimed worst evil god, I can’t laugh off the original.

An evil god with eyes that look like a bottomless abyss.

Huh, seems familiar somehow.

Benjamin Thompson
Benjamin Thompson

I hope the LN rewrites the events around Shun at least a little. It might be justified by the plot, but you still have a competent, if generic, shounen development in the side story, that's totally thrown off track when he goes full retard. There's got to be a better way to handle it than just plot-induced stupidity.

Oliver Murphy
Oliver Murphy

incredibly scary eyes that hold all the evil of the world
I dunno man

Austin Evans
Austin Evans

Vol 3 comes out soon .

Ryan Hughes
Ryan Hughes

Where's her friend?
loli still has a collar
Nice they kept it there

Colton Rivera
Colton Rivera

Thank god.
Fuck the sequel.

Kevin Turner
Kevin Turner

Jesus, Anri's dress really IS slutty as hell

John Davis
John Davis

Bare back.
Those curves.
Beautiful fair skin.
Those child-bearing hips.
Get me the tissues. WHERE ARE THE DAMN TISSUES?

Evan Lee
Evan Lee

no Evil God Average was fun because of Anri

I accept no substitutes

Nolan Rogers
Nolan Rogers

those curves
Wut

Isaiah Parker
Isaiah Parker

wow, how much did D hate him to give him the most perfect female figure conceivable?
Was she offended by his confession THAT much?

Owen Cook
Owen Cook

D will never be offended by your confession

Levi Foster
Levi Foster

Obviously D is just tsundere for her classmates, a trait which was passed onto Shiro.
Don't get the wrong idea, I only reincarnated you as the most high-spec girl possible because you annoyed me! Stupid Kanata, go choke yourself on Shun's dick!

Logan Lee
Logan Lee

Stupid Kanata, go choke yourself on Shun's dick!
That sounds like a genuine insult mate

Camden Adams
Camden Adams

Shun and Kanata got reincarnated with names that sound suspiciously similar to their old ones
Man D really went all out with this reincarnation shit.
If only she would put that much effort into fixing the world instead.

Jordan Diaz
Jordan Diaz

I don't think she actually cares that much.

Jose King
Jose King

Were you guys even paying attention? The whole point was that Kanata was a latent homo so D gave him a girl body so he can go ahead and live out his homo lust of fucking guys with no problems.

Jonathan Morgan
Jonathan Morgan

dead

Lincoln Gomez
Lincoln Gomez

Higher res I guess

Cooper Fisher
Cooper Fisher

How does Anri's dress even stay on
you can see her butt
on top of that dangerous dress there's dangerous panties with no bottom
I wonder if it's breezy.

Juan Peterson
Juan Peterson

What's the story for vol 3? I thought it's ended at vol 2.

Aiden Cooper
Aiden Cooper

Author is apparently continuing it due to high demand and the other sequel being utter dogshit.

John Thomas
John Thomas

There is justice in this world.

Sebastian Williams
Sebastian Williams

Anri's giant statue the pope made getting enchanted and coming to life and becoming reminiscent of a bad kaiju story.

Adrian Nelson
Adrian Nelson

What's with the Pope anyway
He feels like he's fucking insane but then you look at how hard he works at his job and his genuine zeal in what he's doing and it's hard to hate him

Jonathan Hill
Jonathan Hill

He's basically actually an Axis cultist from Konosuba.

Adrian Howard
Adrian Howard

Blastron pls hurry the fuck up and start translating Bookworm

But he already translated 15 chapters?

Brandon Roberts
Brandon Roberts

Perhaps user meant to pick up the pace.

Elijah Harris
Elijah Harris

There's like 400 or so chapters already. He's going really, really slowly and kumo already has has a form of translation out there.

William Ward
William Ward

560

Angel Hill
Angel Hill

Fucking lmao

Dominic Smith
Dominic Smith

Yeah. All that matters is it's enough that going at best one chapter a week is not enough.

Thomas Cooper
Thomas Cooper

Say what you will about Turbo, his translations are shit but he was like a god walking the earth with his speed.

Caleb Baker
Caleb Baker

10 page chapters by yourself take a while. I don't really mind since blastron is great, but it's more likely that he'll drop it before finishing it (it would take him 11 years to get to where the story is now)

Daniel Young
Daniel Young

Yeah they do. That's why I unironically prefer Turbo, because at least he'll finish the translation - anyone can correct grammar.

Liam Price
Liam Price

Btw, as of the latest chapter, the whole series has 4,785,724 japanese characters, and it's still not finished.
For comparison: The japanese translation of the whole Harry Potter series (all novels together) is somewhere around 900k characters.

Lucas Evans
Lucas Evans

Yeah, and the Kumo parts weren't that bad. It was the other parts that were hard to read. Blastron should just translate those parts and then focus on Bookworm.

Nathaniel Sullivan
Nathaniel Sullivan

But he didn't actually translate, he used a machine translation and "fixed the grammar"

Brandon Anderson
Brandon Anderson

You're favorite LNs stop updating
Pick up new ones to pass the time
Reach the end and they also aren't updating

Help. This will never end until I learn that shitty fish nigger language to read trashy novels and pornography.

Christian Sanchez
Christian Sanchez

Is that what he did, because it's surprisingly accurate for a MTL.

Ethan Collins
Ethan Collins

http://turb0translation.blogspot.de/2015/06/kumo-desuga-nanika-chapter-1.html

My English is not that good actually and I can't read Japanese. Learned my Japanese through animes only so don't expect much. Well let's just get back to the novel then.

Noah Taylor
Noah Taylor

Me and you both user.

Kayden Parker
Kayden Parker

Fucking lmao
That actually makes it even more impressive since the translation is actually more or less on the point

Michael Butler
Michael Butler

yea... it really was a dark world, lns/wns. Hopefully people will start translating more once everyone finished finals.

Dominic Baker
Dominic Baker

tfw you will never be sexually aroused by books

Jaxon Hernandez
Jaxon Hernandez

Thank fucking god, my study has seventeen library-tier bookshelves stacked full of them I'd be jizzing uncontrollably.

Julian Smith
Julian Smith

turb0 gets a lot of shit, but he really did a service making this series known. His translations aren't even that terrible after the first 50~ chapters or so (just look at Death March).

I personally think the hiatus will end before june, or at most before august. i don't mind waiting if the author stays so consistently great.

Andrew Morris
Andrew Morris

I may not be sexually aroused by books, but I'd definitely be aroused watching loli Maine writhe uncontrollably after throwing her in a library after she's been so book-starved.

Angel Murphy
Angel Murphy

Pretty sure the text said that what she lacks in the boob department she makes up with having literally everything else.

Hudson Flores
Hudson Flores

What's that supposed to mean?

Ethan Brown
Ethan Brown

I feel ya, been reading Name of the Wind because it's the closest thing I have that's similar to a LN since the things I read update once a century.

Ayden Rogers
Ayden Rogers

That Anri is a semen demon.

Jack Robinson
Jack Robinson

Kumo has been a pretty good read overall.
The Vampire and Oni side stories took a long ass time for me to start enjoying them. I just kept wanting Shiro to show up and give some form of entertainment. But then when they finally hit the point of entertainment- HIATUS

It really felt like a lot of this stuff was planned out pretty well, but I just can't understand the Authors decisions sometimes. Maybe the translators weren't able to convey it well enough? But the whole attacking the system from the outside stuff was out of nowhere. The fact Kumo had a 'link' to the four (?) great spiders and the demon queen since birth but never really mentioned it.
It just felt like the author purposefully withheld any information relating to it and then infodumped immediately to be like 'see perfectly planned out'.
I feel like it's going to turn into another one of those situations with what's actually happening to the Star

Maybe Author wanted a brutal ending but is now second-guessing?

Jaxson Turner
Jaxson Turner

"I hate this dragon"

Christopher Watson
Christopher Watson

Speaking of Bookworm.
EG finally managed to release the second chapter (they're still totally butchering the raw, though).

Joseph Evans
Joseph Evans

She's a big bully but damn that loli nape.

Eli Russell
Eli Russell

Cute as hell.

Isaiah Reed
Isaiah Reed

Her dad is kuuru.

Aaron Bailey
Aaron Bailey

I tried to read Bookworm in japanese and it was pure hell. It takes me like 6 hours to read a single chapter.

Asher Collins
Asher Collins

Do it for the moe.

Mason Morales
Mason Morales

What's that supposed to mean?
literally writing a fucking library

Jace Hall
Jace Hall

I dunno if it's 4chanx but every time I close and reopen the tab or refresh the page my last post's contents are still sitting in there which leads to shit like what just happened.
Anri has semen demon panties but does she use them and is she shaved

John Lee
John Lee

She wears crotchless scanties if I remember right.

Jonathan Kelly
Jonathan Kelly

Something like that. Basically sadpanda succubutt panties, which is what I said. Fucking Evil God must've been having a mighty giggle

Matthew King
Matthew King

We don't really learn anything about the state of her bush but she's actually a big ol prude so I doubt she does anything lewd, she's also forced to wear them, at least her human part is because she doesn't have the luxury of turning her blessing off. Pretty sure her preference in men was dandy old men like the ex-demon king.

Elijah Watson
Elijah Watson

So I guess girls in general like Dandy Old Men huh, since female author femMCs seem to all like dandy old men.
is shaving it lewd

Jack Sanchez
Jack Sanchez

Dump it faggot

Nicholas Wright
Nicholas Wright

Gonna dump this, I guess.

Ryan Morris
Ryan Morris

Did she not read a single history book or something
Why did she expect that there'd be bookstores in peasantland? Even if there were books why would she expect to be able to read them?

Nathaniel Phillips
Nathaniel Phillips

This autist is too cute.

You missed 44.

Thomas Walker
Thomas Walker

It's a thing called Hope, nigga, and she's a fast learner with a letter and number fetish.

Caleb Rivera
Caleb Rivera

Hope is for the weak

Jonathan Myers
Jonathan Myers

Follow the link in the post.

Jayden Green
Jayden Green

Those are some pretty tall buildings.

Josiah Young
Josiah Young

Not that inconceivable if they're in a major city, Roman apartments were like four stories tall and Hansa buildings were pretty massive too.

Caleb Lopez
Caleb Lopez

What's this about? Who is this adorable girl? Is a lot of it TLd?

Brayden Cox
Brayden Cox

Is a lot of it TLd?
15 chapters (WN) out of 500+.

Jacob Murphy
Jacob Murphy

Regular release?

Cameron Garcia
Cameron Garcia

Ascendance of a Bookworm, 2 manga and 15 WN chapters translated, about a chick that dies in a book avalanche and gets reincarnated as a peasant girl, does everything in her power to either get her hands on a book or write one. Proceeds to show off her handicraft and pancake making skills instead.

Cooper Young
Cooper Young

weekly
It'll take the TL literally 11 years to catch up if the WN ended right now.

Jayden Robinson
Jayden Robinson

Cute.

What's the scanlation speed?

Justin Howard
Justin Howard

Manga releases are whenever they feel like it, WN is a chapter every tuesday.

Nathaniel Moore
Nathaniel Moore

Time to see how people used to get meat

Evan Edwards
Evan Edwards

tbqh once you've seen butchering happen once it isn't that scary the next few times.

Ayden Anderson
Ayden Anderson

bookfag doesn't know the history of books
Frig?

Christopher Sanchez
Christopher Sanchez

creepykid.png

Leo Watson
Leo Watson

The setting doesn't seem that far off from when the printing press was invented.

Ryder Wilson
Ryder Wilson

skipping the 'you molested her didn't you' skit
for what fucking purpose

Brayden Edwards
Brayden Edwards

>>14171653 My goodness, I could fuck Sensei anytime.

Lucas Sullivan
Lucas Sullivan

Jashin Average anime when
New volume coming out so you may as well.

Aaron Rodriguez
Aaron Rodriguez

To be perfectly honest, Katia is the main reason I read Kumo, just for the gender bender. Desperate times, as they say.

Jason Cruz
Jason Cruz

I can't blame you, she's fucking top UNF.

Isaiah Evans
Isaiah Evans

Yep, she's a hottie; only wish Shun the self-insert could get his shit together and tap that ass already. Although I guess Katia assuming direct control and riding that dick would be just as fine.

Jackson Gomez
Jackson Gomez

Glorious

Angel Robinson
Angel Robinson

Who /deadthread/ here
I bet Katia even has ''''''''''''''''experience''''''''''''''' insofar as what the panda informs her girls should be doing
God does exist. An average evil god

Eli Flores
Eli Flores

Any long running series to read? Already done with Mushoku and basically anything on B-T.

Andrew Parker
Andrew Parker

Can you read nip?

Jackson Robinson
Jackson Robinson

I'm sure Based God D has implanted the proper instincts so as to satisfy her trolling/shipping.

Christian Taylor
Christian Taylor

Do you want a series that has ended, is still running, or possible nearing end?

Gavin Parker
Gavin Parker

You can't blame Shun, Kanata straight up told him he wasn't interested in men.

You can't expect Shun to know that Kanata just wasn't being honest with himself/herself.

Jose Bailey
Jose Bailey

You can't expect Shun to know that Kanata just wasn't being honest with himself/herself.
Did Shun never read a genderbender doujin in his life

Andrew Baker
Andrew Baker

Thank god Shun isn't the MC and Kumoko is. We have enough MC's like him as it is.

I hope Hiatus ends soon, I want more Autist spider god doing godlike things.

Blake Ross
Blake Ross

I hope Hiatus ends soon
And I want Haruhi S3.

Brandon Thomas
Brandon Thomas

S&W S3 never ever
I too know that painful feel

Thomas Sanchez
Thomas Sanchez

tfw more wolf never
Feels bad

Brody Richardson
Brody Richardson

99%
Fucking pulled that out of your ass

Wyatt Johnson
Wyatt Johnson

This will never end until you get off your fuxking ass glued to your mommy's chair and actually do something for the translator to pick up the pace. When was the last time you even left a comment, motivating your translator? No wonder they fucking work so slow when faggots like you just suck the blood out of them and cry about them not working fast enough

Joseph Nelson
Joseph Nelson

Hopefully people give translators a reason to start translating more. Currently there's no reason to

Oliver Anderson
Oliver Anderson

This fucking scheming devil

Jayden Green
Jayden Green

I want to fuck that spider.

Mason Diaz
Mason Diaz

Get in line.

Justin Fisher
Justin Fisher

miracle at 10 blah blah
Surprised to see this quote here

Jose Anderson
Jose Anderson

*\(^o^)/*

Wyatt Ortiz
Wyatt Ortiz

Anyone read the recent manga chapters of Koushaku Reijou no Tashinami?

Ryan Murphy
Ryan Murphy

spoiler: she invents the printing press, just after she invents paper

Jason Kelly
Jason Kelly

So, if Kumoko ever gets an anime, what VAs do you want to see my playing the characters?

Sumire Uesaka is already set in stone for the spidery heroine of course unless she gets Futaba'd.

Cameron Baker
Cameron Baker

Mate you MAY want to actually use the spoiler function if you're actually giving spoilers.

Ian Ramirez
Ian Ramirez

Rie Kugimiya as Maou shoujo Ariel-chan.

Jordan Hall
Jordan Hall

Shun - Yuki Kaiji
Perfect amount of beta fuckwad for him.

Luis Johnson
Luis Johnson

So Nobu
https://youtu.be/vpgTJjGKhXI

Hunter Bennett
Hunter Bennett

Exactly who i was thinking of user. I think its very fitting is she is actually a loli baba.

Lucas Powell
Lucas Powell

The yandere imouto would be voiced by the Saori Hayami.

Tyler Morris
Tyler Morris

How many lines does Sue even have

Thomas Johnson
Thomas Johnson

Eh, Miyuki was the quiet, restrained sort of yandere that fit Saori Hayami.

Sue doesn't even try to pretend that she's not crazy. She's also a lot more bratty. No one really comes to mind but there's always the fallback plan of Ayana Taketatsu since she voices every goddamn brat imouto.

Andrew Hill
Andrew Hill

Miyuki wasn't really a properly ax-crazy Yandere. Sue wears it on her face, she'd probably blast a hole through any girl that slutted it up near Shun

Nicholas Bell
Nicholas Bell

The real question is, who would voice Katia?

You have to get a voice actor that can pull off the tomboy bro voice and the oujo-sama voice at the same time.

Daniel Brooks
Daniel Brooks

What's wrong with Death March?

Jason Ortiz
Jason Ortiz

Ami Koshimizu.
Voiced Maoyu's Mao and KLK's Shadow the Edgehog and not-Sheryl in Macross this season.
There you go.

William Brown
William Brown

Everything.

Brandon Ramirez
Brandon Ramirez

He went to shit the moment they step in the royal capital

Adam Howard
Adam Howard

Realistically, what are the chances of that? I remember reading Kumo was, at one point at least, the most popular webnovel? Is that still so? Will we see an anime?

Matthew Murphy
Matthew Murphy

She has been on the top for half year . And that is on the year and month rankings.
It all went to shit after hiatus tough.

Matthew Young
Matthew Young

Never even heard of it. Any good?

Eli Hernandez
Eli Hernandez

translated name is Simply Good Sense for a Duke's Daughter
It is basically kingdom reformation.

Gabriel Rodriguez
Gabriel Rodriguez

No new chapter for about 2 weeks now
Its hurting me a little.

Nathaniel Torres
Nathaniel Torres

Oh, it's Common Sense of a Duke's Daughter on NU, so I'm more familiar with that name.

Xavier Thompson
Xavier Thompson

Kadokawa's been giving it the same treatment as Re:Zero so maybe?

Angel Gray
Angel Gray

It's actually been 3 weeks user

Hudson Lopez
Hudson Lopez

user, im trying to convince myself here. At least try to help me. ;_;

Oliver Sanders
Oliver Sanders

The web manga is usually at the top on web-ace for whatever that's worth
https://web-ace.jp/youngaceup/ranking/

Matthew Bailey
Matthew Bailey

According to the recently updated post on Japtem's site. Cat will be able to continue translating next week hopefully.

Gavin Brooks
Gavin Brooks

Chihou Kishi Hans no Junan is a pretty interesting isekai story, with the MC being a native to the fantasy world and all the otherworlders are the supporting cast.

Landon Flores
Landon Flores

Any erotic WN/LN?

I read Scarlet sky for my guilty pleasure. Maid best girl.

Jason Sullivan
Jason Sullivan

irc Index tl is doing a couple of titles in his own blog.

Jackson Brooks
Jackson Brooks

link?

Ian Mitchell
Ian Mitchell

How well are the Kumo LNs doing?

Julian Peterson
Julian Peterson

Poorly.

Jayden Mitchell
Jayden Mitchell

No new manga chapter?
Has the manga gone on hiatus as well?

Gabriel Jenkins
Gabriel Jenkins

Just caught upto a book worms ascendance. Christ compared to other reincarnation stories its realistic.

Nathan Jones
Nathan Jones

She seems pretty abnormally anything for a three year old.

Cooper Martinez
Cooper Martinez

Dunno mon, her handicraft, cooking, writing and arithmetic skills are above anything the average 3 year old could pull off, not to mention that she's dying to magic cancer.

Gavin Williams
Gavin Williams

I meant the world, everything's really gross and difficult.

Easton Scott
Easton Scott

First time I've heard of bookworm.
If there's 500 chapters, what's endgame like?
Is it just adventuring around or does it go into power scaling with gods and interdimensional things?

Haven't read it yet, so I don't even know if it's combat oriented.

Jace Nguyen
Jace Nguyen

trying to break one of your sister's only treasures because you need a hairpin
Rood.

Parker Jones
Parker Jones

Holy shit this girl.

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