Tuesday, October 25, 2016

A Light Novel Review: My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong As I Expected. Vol. 1 by Wataru Watari

Seeing as it has been a while since the premiere of the SNAFU anime series it only made sense we should see the light novels stateside eventually. And we have, even if with a bit of a lag. 

Thankfully Yen On an imprint of Yen Press did right by fans and went with the light novels original series title, My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong As I Expected. And along with that seeing as I tend to be a grammar freak, I really am pleased with the quality of the writing of the novel translations. There were but a few grammatical errors from what I could tell. As for accuracy to the original, I am unsure, since I haven't seen the Japanese light novels but as far as grammatical accuracy it was pretty good. Not perfect but attempts at maintaining quality were present.

Other than that, I must say for someone who has seen the content in action through the anime. There isn't much new to gain through the light novels except a few snippets here or there of Hachiman being even more lustful than in the anime and him revealing more of his joking side that may not have been portrayed as in-depth in the anime. But again not much of a difference since some of that we knew already to an extent. 

The true joy of having the light novels is in the possession of them and seeing the light novel illustrations on hand, besides which we get a nice author to fan closing thank you letter that if anything makes it the most worthwhile.

So if you know this is a series you like about the youngster in high school who tries to navigate, social circles, in school while retaining anonymity, then you should be pleased with it. 

Overall: Amazing read!
Genre: Light Novel-Slice of Life

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About Wataru Watari

Wataru Watari is the author of My Teen Romantic Comedy is Wrong as I Expected. The illustrator to his work is Ponkan8. 

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