Crap, yes. But popular crap that will be bought by droves of people with poor taste, thus proving to the companies that light novels can sell in the west, and opening the gates for things of actual quality.
So, Kamachi's new series will be released in a couple of weeks.
It's called Mitou Shoukan: //Blood Sign and here is the summary:
>Summoning ceremonies can freely call forth even "those which lurk in the depths beyond the gods".
>One boy has top-level abilities even among the cutting-edge summoners who can use those ceremonies.
>He is the Unkilling King, Shiroyama Kyousuke.
>But this strongest boy summoner has a single fatal weakness.
>Certain "cursed words" spoken by girls: "Help me."
>When Kyousuke hears those words from Myounokawa Higan, a girl placed in the abyss of death, he throws himself into a city where three great summoner forces clash!
The story's main character. He is a Summoner, affiliated to of one of the Great Three Summoner Powers called "Freedom". He is given Award #902 for his remarkable talent, but he constantly suffers from his uncontrollable urge to assist those who ask for help.
Lu Niang-Lan (Ryu Nian Lan)
A Summoner who belongs to one of the Great Three Summoner Powers, "Illegal". She known by those who fear her as "Soushin Anki" (lit., "weapon concealed in a slim figure"), who can slaughter even experienced Summoners by using weapons hidden in her flesh.
Renge (older) and Higan (younger) Myounokawa
A pair consisting of a Summoner older sister and a Yorishiro (spirit medium) younger sister. They are currently on the run after failing their duties. Higan is separated from Renge and got lost, so Higan asked help from Kyousuke.
Aika or Ayaka (not sure about reading due to many possible interpretations)
A Summoner who belongs to one of the Three Powers, "Government". She is a shut in who seems to call (not sure) Kyousuke "Onii-chan". Has a pet white liger.
That article said more that SAO had already been brought and was doing sorta well, one of the new ones was Log Horizon, which I approve of because it's basically SAO but better. In my opinion at least.
As someone who has read all the posted translated chapters, let me confirm that he does. In fact...
It's pretty much personified in his Cursed Shield series that he originally unlocked after the duel with Motoyasu (Spear) that can only be used when he's in a dark state of mind, and it's later stages are capable of dealing more damage than the other three heroes who were higher level at that moment. His strongest attack so far, Blutopfer (Blood Sacrifice), turned the last opponent all four heroes needed to team together to fight into a bloodly lump of flesh in a single attack.
My apologies if this is the wrong thread, but this is bothering me and LN discussion seemed the place to ask. I'm looking for a Highschool DXD fanfic wherein rather than a modern human Issei was a low-class devil during the great war, no boosted gear just a single magic trick that did something similar once but ate up all of his incredibly piddling magic. The fic only had a few chapters at the time and mostly focused on showing how terrible the Great War was for the majority of the foot soldiers. There was talk of a time skip? It was ok, not fantastic, but I can't find it and that's bugging me!