It’s been a pretty good week for Uesu with the release of Volume 2 of the Overdone light novel and the first tank for the manga. I still haven’t finished reading volume 1 of the LN, but did take a look at Mika’s scene. The parallels with Shinmai continue seeing as the scene is very similar to Basara and Chisato’s scene in her apartment from Shinmai volume 6. The difference with Overdone is that there’s 7 year old girls watching from outside the window courtesy of Sirou.
Volume 1 or at least what i’ve read of it, feels like a glorified introduction to the world and characters. So i’m excited things are finally starting to really get interesting with this volume. Unfortunately there was no news of Shinmai volume 13 in the afterword. I’ll have word on whether or not he physical version might have come with an advertisement at some point tomorrow morning, when a friend of mine gets back to me. I’m really happy Uesu seems to be in a writing mood again. Overdone volume 2 longer than Shinmai volume 11 by about 20 pages. Seriously hoping he keeps the same energy with the new content in Shinmai volume 13.
I bought the first tank for Overdone the other day. Some people might be turned off by the art, but it’s the manga artist’s first series. In my opinion, the art has gotten much better recently and should continue to get better over the course of the series. I really enjoy the emotion the manga artist adds to the characters through their facial expressions. It’s something you don’t really get with Gohands art. For anyone that follows the manga, the tank ends with the chapter where Sirou and Renya blow up the truck. In terms of bonus, Uesu wrote an SS for the manga that sheds a bit more light on Yui. Uesu seems to like girls with G cup tits seeing as she’s a G cup like Mio in early Shinmai. Next volume is going to be better automatically since Mika makes her debut.
If you like Uesu you should support him and purchase either the light novel or manga from amazon, bookwalker, or whatever platform you prefer.
I went with posting some SWEET! this month instead of volume 11, because I’m still looking into the terms of service with my host. Unlike with the first site (which was free), I spent really good money on this website to keep it going for years and years to come. Although explicit content is allowed with my host, I’m looking into things, because Maria’s vow scene most likely falls into the grey area. Most author’s pussyfoot when it comes to loli service, but Uesu goes in the opposite direction with volume 11 and delivers for loli fans. There’s a part that’s totally Insert “FBI, loli police, or pedo pear” memes. So I’m making sure everything is good before posting.
As I said earlier this month, this months releases were going to be some short stories. The volume 11 SS happens before the events of volume 9. I would set it to sometime during the month and a half that Sweet covers. Anyways it does a fairly decent job of setting the stage for volume 11’s prologue. Maria takes center stage and is pretty funny with how enthused she is.
Regarding the volume 12 SS If you read the series in order then I wouldn’t read it since it’s kinda spoiler heavy. If the bromance of Basara and Lars is your OTP then you might enjoy it, because the banter between the two of them is always great. Especially considering how Lars is a realist and knows that harems usually never work as out well.
Whether you’re alone or plan on spending today with your significant other, Happy valentines day! Just figured I would remind those that already know or inform people that don’t know, Mio and Kurumi attempted to pass off store bought chocolate as homemade. Thankfully a certain upperclassman showed them the error of their ways, and taught them how to properly make homemade chocolate. They still have tendencies to burn stuff due to needing to be supervised in the kitchen. Either way whatever you do it’s not about the dollar amount you spend, but it’s the thought that counts.
Hopefully not too many people were freaking out and acting as if the sky was falling. Anyways, I thought I would let you know that the site was down due to a terms of service violation. Shinmai’s content doesn’t fit within wordpress.com so the original site was suspended and I had to make a move. I probably should have been self hosting a while ago, but here we are now. Good news is you no longer have to deal with the ugly wordpress.com ads that were on the original site. I’ve moved most of the content from the original site to here, and the migration team should have the rest of the site up and looking good over the next 48 hours or so.
As promised, I posted volume 10 sometime by the end of the month. I’m still curious as to whether or not some people will still say that a season 3 would be all sex and no plot. My favorite moments in the volume would have to be when Chisato shows up, because she’s a scene stealer every-time she shows up. Her line at the end of part 22 of chapter 2 plays an important role in volume 11. Basara’s nightmare scene takes the crown though. It’s pure “feels”. If you weren’t already aware of it, Shiba is a legit savage, and it just goes to show how far under Basara’s skin he actually gets. It also makes volume 11 epilogue and volume 12 interactions interesting in hindsight. With the nightmare scene we also got to see the version of Basara that gives up on himself, that Sheila was so concerned about back in volume 8. Enough with my rambling, enjoy.
Still haven’t decided if we’ll be releasing volume 11 or one of the side story volumes next, so stay tuned.
I updated chapter 1 of volume 10 with the remaining parts of the chapter. It actually contains one of my favorite scenes in the series, so enjoy. Unrelated but Ookuma said he’s going to be drawing Chisato soon, so lookout for that.
For those of you that don’t know, Akiba blog annually releases a top ten list in terms of articles that have the most user views over the year. Unfortunately Shinmai wasn’t able to repeat and take the top spot two years in a row. A second place finish is still respectable though considering all of the R18 stuff in the top ten. They also have a ranking of popular articles by month. So if your favorite series didn’t make the top ten feel free to check the monthly rankings to get a general idea of the buzz surrounding some of your favorite series. Anyways I’m going to go enjoy some New Years festivities. Stay safe, Drink responsibly, and enjoy bringing in the new year.
unrelated: I uploaded the complete prologue of volume 10. I might be doing updates to sample translations for some of the other volumes in the event I’m not bombed when I wake up tomorrow.
As promised, I publicly released volume 9 today. You’ll find it in the “sample and volume translations” for volume 9. I’m waiting for a graphic to be finished, so those of you interested in a PDF will have to wait until that’s finished.
For those of you that watched Departures and are looking to see what happens next, you might as well pick up the novel and start reading volume 9. Volume 9 more or less serves as the reintroduction of the Hero Clan into the series. One of my issues with the first half of the series, has always been that it focused way too much on the Demons. The focus on the Hero Clan was a much needed change of pace, which worked well for the series. One of my favorite characters, Celis finally gets her introduction. Unfortunately you only get to see one side of her in volume 9.
I have to go post translation updates for donors. Stay tuned for volume 10’s public release.
*edit this post will be updated with my soap box rant on why you should support the series and purchase the raws even if you can’t read japanese.*