On the Angel Beats! Game

Dengeki G’s Magazine has been steadily releasing new information on the Angel Beats! game, and this month we’ve got a lot. Below are translations of posts compiled from 2ch and various blogs.

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Little Busters! cast comments

Comments from the Little Busters! cast after the last episode. Their thoughts on the anime and feelings as they head into Refrain!
(original from animate.tv)


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Little Busters! – “Bokura” no Asa

This is a short story that was originally published in the Little Busters! Perfect Visual Book, then adapted to a drama CD as an extra in the PS Vita port. It’s a sequel short that takes place after the game, so therefore there are spoilers. Please refrain from reading this until after finishing Refrain.
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Boku no Imouto wa Kanji ga Yomeru Vol1 Ch1-B

Apologies for the delay. To be honest I’m not too interested in this past the first chapter, because nothing else in the volume compares. That doesn’t mean I’m dropping this, but the priority is going down and translations will be slower. It’s a pretty, er, amazing chapter though. Enjoy!
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Excerpts and Shorts

Little Busters! Drama CD “Our” Morning

Boku no Imouto wa Kanji ga Yomeru Vol1 Ch1-A

This is terrible light novel and I don’t know how far I’m going to go with this, but have the first half of chapter 1.
Also it would help if someone could come up with a shorter phrase for “non-blood-related little sister” since typing it 50 times a chapter gets annoying.

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Chapter 1 – SENSEI’S LITERATURE

My little sister can read kanji.
And that’s something amazing.
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Review: Sasami-san@Ganbaranai vol1

Sasami-san@Ganbaranai (Sasami-san Doesn’t Try, ささみさん@がんばらない)
Author: Akira
Illustrator: Hidari
Publisher: Gagaga Bunko

A hikikomori, her doting siscon of a brother, and three very strange sisters. A Valentine’s Day incident, an all-nude festival, and a risqué event in the school infirmary…?!
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Boku no Imouto wa Kanji ga Yomeru

Volume 1


My Little Sister Can Read Kanji
僕の妹は漢字が読める
Author: Kajii Takashi (かじいたかし)
Illustrator: Minamura Hallki (皆村春樹)
Publisher: HJ Bunko
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Review: Zaregoto series vol 6-9


Because the world can never have enough trap Ii-chan. [pixiv]

Late series reviews equals spoilers no matter how well you try to conceal them, so I might as well give the warning now. No explicit spoilers here, but there are explicit impressions, and impressions are already enough of a giveaway for some. Or who knows, maybe it’s all just nonsense?
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Review: Zaregoto series vol 1-5

Kubikiri Cycle (The Beheading Cycle: The Blue Savant and the Nonsense Bearer / クビキリサイクル 青色サヴァンと戯言遣い)
Author: Nisioisin
Illustrator: Take
Publisher: Kodansha

It’s been years since I read the first volume of Zaregoto and I barely remember anything about it now, so let’s use this space as a general introduction to the series. Kubikiri Cycle is Nisioisin’s debut work, published in 2002 at the age of 20. A mere nine months later the series had five books out, although the final ninth volume wasn’t released until 2005. It’s widely regarded as Nisio’s best work, his crowning achievement, to this day. And what is it about? Nonsense. Pure nonsense. Our unnamed narrator (commonly referred to by fans as Ii-chan) is unwillingly thrown into a new absurd situation every volume, usually involving some sort of murder or conspiracy or scheming and whatnot, but in the end it always boils down to nonsense. Our Ii-chan just can’t give less of a damn. He’s all too familiar with murderers and geniuses and strange people and would rather just not be bothered. In fact, the series is essentially a character study on Ii-chan – take someone with his purely apathetic personality, throw him into an abnormal situation with outlandish characters, and see what happens. Combine that with Nisioisin’s distinct writing style and you’re in for a fun ride.

Del Rey translated this and volume 2 before they went under, but unfortunately this volume is long out of print and sold out everywhere. Good luck finding a copy for under $50.
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