Thanks to Scott for leaving the nominations open and Dewbond for starting this tag.
(Update: Apparently Irina tagged me for this too, but I didn’t receive the pingback…thank you too.)
The Rules For this Post
- Choose up to five anime, manga or visual novel series that have a short title. Light novels that have shorter titles (Date A Live for example) are also allowed.
- Give these series a new title based on those classic overly long light novels we love! If someone has already picked a series you wanted…it’s OK! Let’s see your own take on the title!
- Link back to the original post so I can read people’s suggestions, I’d love to read everyone’s ideas. (It’s this post right here.)
- Include “Give it a Light Novel Title” in your tags so everyone including myself can find them all easily. (My tags are getting out of hand.)
- Nominate around 1-6 bloggers.
I tried to find the shortest titles I could use which I still remembered clearly enough to write about.
I’m a Psychic, My Dad’s a Yakuza, My Classmate’s an Underage Bartender, My Fellow Psychic is Homeless and I Don’t Care About Much of It All
Absolutely No Samurai (or Flamenco) Was Involved in the Making of this Slice of Life…Tokusatsu…Thing
I Can’t Possibly Cut Off a Relationship with My Potential Girlfriends! (That’s How I Screwed Myself Over)
In A Dystopian World, No One Can Figure Out if The Last Great Detective is Using Supernatural Means to Solve His Cases
No One Remembers This (Supposedly Groundbreaking) Series Because the Episodes Are Far Too Short…and Let’s Leave It That Way…
Long Sidebar: I think I remember being vaguely interested in Ameiro Cocoa when I first heard about it because it was the first manga in English and Japanese that allowed you to switch between those languages for both text and audio (hence the “supposedly groundbreaking” bit).
The problems with Ameiro Cocoa is 1) the episodes are 2 minutes each (as stated above) and 2) it looks pretty terrible once you see it animated, not to mention 3) it was a Funimation-only affair (but Crunchyroll has subsequent seasons due to the Funi x CR relationship of the time), so the fact it eventually got 2 (!!!) subsequent seasons still amazes me to this day…
Tagging (no pressure to anyone who name isn’t Shoka):
- Shoka (Anime Wonders), because you have to
- Astral (The Zodiac Room), because he’s run off again.
I was thinking the string of Fate/ posts was enough to bring him back, but…it seems not.
- Le Fenette (AniCourses), one of my newest followers as of this post
- Yon Nyan (Biblionyan), because I’d like to see their take on this post
- …and I’ll leave the rest of the spots open in case others want to nominate themselves to do it.