Re Zero Volume 16 Discussion thread

While tools like that are awesome, you just need to recognize ていた as the past form of ている and work out that the verb is こぼす, which you can then look up in any dictionary.

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Yes I did that, but right now I went back on Jisho (what I had written yesterday in the search bar was saved) and I realised that the reason why I couldn’t find it was because I had made a spelling mistake :slightly_smiling_face:

~searches on google how to disappear from the face of the earth~

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That can happen :sweat_smile:

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That seems like the pictures at the beginning of the book. I would recommend not looking at them before reading since they can spoil stuff

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Oh no, I absolutely hate spoilers, I already skipped the character introductions, but I didn’t know this was too :weary:

Ok, I’ll go forward :dash:

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Heartwarming that you’re finally suggesting what I was preaching for a couple years :star_struck:
If you want to go more extreme, also don’t look at the chapter names in the table of contents :stuck_out_tongue:

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Roger!

Not like I can understand them anyways. Kanji ignorance is bliss :stuck_out_tongue:

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ha ha what can I say? Especially the picture you saw was a huge cliffhanger you spoiled. I read the last book without looking at the pictures and it was more fun I don’t read them before anymore.

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I never really got why they don’t insert those pictures at the appropriate place in the book where they’re supposed to be.

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Maybe because if you want to sample the book they only show the first few pages… Maybe?

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I hate that that’s the standard in all light novels. A part of the reason is to entice the reader to buy/read the volume because the sample only covers the first few pages. I understand though, I sometimes like it for new novels I’m attempting, but it’s just spoilers for me after the 1st volume.

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I have a similar complaint with movie trailers. :thinking:

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Yeah anime trailers are usually only the first couple episodes so I don’t mind much, but movie trailers just ruin the whole thing.

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This is such a wholesome Anti-Spoiler discussion, I wholly approve :grin:

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Having color pages at the beginning of the book also happens often for high end (and some older) manga. I thought that, for light novel, since they have nothing special to add color to, they just moved illustrations there instead.
In terms of book making, it’s easier to have everything at the front or back. I don’t know why they aren’t in the back instead, it might be for the reason you mentioned but that sounds weird to me.

Edit: it’s much older than manga! They are called 口絵, and, traditionally, they are used to (re)introduce the characters and their personality by showing them “in action”, so to speak (source: wikipedia; it’s hard to put links on mobile).

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I finally made it this far :weary: about to start this volume next week! Honestly, comparing the difficulty of re zero to some other Light novels, I’m glad I got the extra practice in by taking my time and reading something else as well.

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