Category Archives: General Interest

Video of Interest

The Haikasoru twitter account posted a link to a BBC documentary about Haruki Murakami (author of Kafka on the Shore, 1Q84, and many others). I have yet to watch it, but I’m sure it’s an incredible video. Fair warning that … Continue reading

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Random Fun

One of the DMP editors posted this tweet earlier: “Just learned a new Japanese word: ラノベ (ranobe) – short for Light Novel ライトノベル (raito noberu) ..Hmm..” I figured it was relevant enough.

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JManga to Add Light Novels?

The following was tweeted by the JManga twitter account earlier today, “Question of the Week #2: If you would to read manga/light novels in a language other than English/Japanese, what would you prefer?” So, ok, they were talking about non-English-language … Continue reading

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Yen Press News

While they didn’t announce any new light novels at SDCC, ANN says in their write-up, “When asked about light novels, Yen Press head Kurt Hassler said that his company has no new light novel to announce, but it is looking … Continue reading

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Interview with Cathy Hirano

There’s an awesome interview with Mirror Sword and Shadow Prince translator Cathy Hirano located here. Hirano has also worked on Dragon Sword and Wind Child, Guardian of the Spirit, and Guardian of the Darkness. The interview is super interesting, and … Continue reading

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Tokyopop=Dead

Tokyopop announced today that they’re closing North American publishing operations as of May 31, 2011. They haven’t done too much light novel publishing lately (the only exception being the most recent volume of Full Metal Panic!), but it’s still moderately … Continue reading

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New Haikasoru Previews

Haikasoru has added previews and covers for Mirror Sword and Shadow Prince by Noriko Ogiawara and Good Luck, Yukikaze by Chohei Kambayashi. Click the links to read!

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