Boogiepop Returns: VS Imaginator continues the “Faulkner lite” reading that the first Boogiepop Phantom novel started. We get new characters, new villains, and even a new Boogiepop!
I just saw this via Anime News Network.
Apparently Dark Horse has licensed the Light Novel of Oh! My Goddess titled “First End.” But the Oh! My Goddess manga (and subsequent anime) was never based on a light novel. This novel came afterwards, and was written by the seiyuu for Urd, Touma Yumi.
So I guess the requirements for being a novelist in Japan are mad voice acting skills… Seems pretty weird if you ask me. Shouldn’t Oh! My Goddess be a popular enough series that an actual writer writes the novel? I guess I shouldn’t knock it until I read it myself, though.
All in all, it reconfirms my thoughts about light novels in general. 2007 is their breakout year!
So DiGiKerot over at Beta Waffle beat me to the Full Metal Panic Light Novel announcement. What he didn’t mention is that Tokyopop is also going to release the Welcome to the NHK light novel! I really like Welcome to the NHK (both the anime and the manga), and like I said before, light novels are gonna be the next big thing. So I’m really looking forward to this.
Also, why the heck isn’t the Haruhi Suzumiya no Yuutsu light novel series licensed yet!? It’d be like a license to print money!
I seriously believe that 2007 will be the year of the light novels. You know, those books with occasional illustrations that a lot of manga and anime are based on? I took a look at the Scrapped Princess light novel, Song of the Forgiven. I didn’t actually realize it was the second book in the series until starting this review!