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Yeah that certainly makes sense - 3 pgs is kinda silly

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Small bump to remind those who haven’t to vote on preferred pacing! We will be starting the book next week.

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I may have to sit this one out. It sounds interesting but it’s too tough for me right now, will have to come back to it later when I level up.

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All right, I’ll be out of town starting tomorrow, so I’ll go ahead and call the pace poll at 1 chapter/week now, and will set up week 1’s thread early! Here’s what we’ll go with, let me know if you think it should be modified; weeks 8, 9, and 10 are potential candidates for modifications, depending on what people think.

Week Chapter From - To Number of Pages
1 序 and 1 5 - 21 16
2 2 22 - 38 16
3 3 39 - 66 27
4 4 67 - 93 26
5 5 94 - 127 33
6 6 128 -161 33
7 7 162 - 194 32
8 8 195 - 232 37
9 9 233 - 269 36
10 10 270 - 310 40
11 Final Chapter and あとがき 311 - 327 15

And since it seems we’ll only be having Japanese readers, I’ll keep the threads in this section of the forums for now.

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I think it will be a good time to discuss after the first 4 weeks, as we will see how difficult it really is by experience.

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Week 2 is up!

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Btw, in case anyone else is considering buying the physical book in the future: it’s larger, heavier, and has a thicker, stiffer cover than your typical light novel. I find it a bit cumbersome to read from, personally… not as convenient as a standard LN, or US paperback of the same size.

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Not mine, did you buy the edition that is not the paperback perhaps? Mine is quite standard LN. It might even be a hard cover edition.

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I guess that must be what happened… It didn’t say that anywhere tho. Even on cdjapan there’s two covers, but neither of them specifies the difference (one and two). That’s unfortunate, cuz I really would have preferred the version you have

The paper is thicker too (SAO 315 pgs, NHK 269 pgs):


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Then don’t mistakenly use the page numbers to know where to stop, or you will read further ahead :sweat_smile:

When I created the page count thing I used the paperback version I have. Thankfully for now we are going for chapter numbers, so unless we split chapters down the line, it should be fine.

Ohhh that never occurred to me - glad you mentioned. On the bright side, it means “less” pages per week (not actually less text ofc, but my ch 2 ends on p 34 instead of 38). I’ll probly try to sell or gift this copy when we’re done then

Here’s the hardcover pgs, in case it’s useful for anyone:

Chapter pgs
序 and 1 5 - 20
2 21 - 34
3 35 - 58
4 59 - 80
5 81 - 107
6 108 - 135
7 136 - 162
8 163 - 193
9 194 - 224
10 225 - 258
11 and あとがき 259 - 269

ちなみに I like your obi better too… mine came with the grey one that’s in this picture:

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It’s probably a super old one. I have had this novel for more than 10 years.

cool - the original/older ones always seem to be better for some reason (covers, obis, etc) :stuck_out_tongue:

I’m sure there’s exceptions tho

I’ll add them to the OP, just in case. Thanks!

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Week 3 is here!

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I ended up deciding to drop the book (It’s not bad, it’s just not right for me). If anyone (preferably in the US) wants my copy of the hardback, shoot me a message, and I’ll mail it to you.

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The manga is on sale at Amazon for ¥308 each if someone wanted to read that as well:

https://www.amazon.co.jp/-/en/dp/B074CJFS41

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Week 4 is open!

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Week 5 is here!

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After a short delay, week 6 is here!