In this episode, Don and Rob head East with Justus R. Stone, YouTube Light Novel Reviewer, to discuss the ins and outs of the Japanese and American Light Novel markets. Along the way, Justus takes the pair on a tour of the origins of Light Novels, why they’re growing in popularity in English, and how Light Novels have become linked with web-fiction. All this, and the answer to the question Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, is waiting for you in this episode of The Department of Nerdly Affairs.
Ode to Joy performed by Oliver Eckelt
Justus R. Stone YouTube channel
Sword Art Online
Legend of the Galactic Heroes
Record of Lodoss War
Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi!
Pulp Serial Novels
Shosetuka ni Naro!
Your Name (Movie Trailer)
Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?
Hentai (Caution! Adults only! NSFW!)
Yen Press (Yen On)
Cross Infinite World (female Light Novel publisher in English)
TV Pilot Episode
Ready Player One
NEET(Not in Education, Employment, or Training)
Isekai: The Genre That Took Over Anime (video)
The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done!
As a Chinese, I’d like to talk about those Chinese web novels classification (yy fiction)
The Rising of the Shield Hero
Monster Girl Doctor
Kadokawa Shoten (Publisher)
Bookwalker Light Novels
Kindle Direct Publishing
The Devil is a Part-Timer
My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong As I Expected
Magical Girl Genre
Justus follower here.
Incredible podcast, I don’t believe that I heard 2 hours and wanted more.
Glad you enjoyed it! Check back next month when we’ll have an interview about Chinese Webnovels as well.