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Date a Live: General

Postby jonathanasdf » Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:09 pm

Title : Date a Live (デート・ア・ライブ)
Year : 2011
Author : Koshi Tachibana (橘 公司, Tachibana Koshi)
Illustrator : Tsunako (つなこ)
Publisher : Fujimi Fantasia Bunko
Number of volumes : 2
Official Website : http://www.fujimishobo.co.jp/sp/201103date/

Plot Summary: (from back cover of vol. 1)
April 10th. Yesterday was the last day of spring vacation, so starting this morning it was a school day. After being woken up by his cute little sister, Itsuka Shidou believed that it would be the start of another normal day. As for the meeting with the girl who called herself a spirit......

Along with a sudden shockwave, the townscape vanished without a trace. In a corner of the street which had now become a crater, the girl was there.

"--You, have you come to kill me too?"

The disaster that will destroy humanity, a monster of unknown origin, and a being that is rejected by the world; the ways to stop this girl number two. Annihilation, and conversation. His little sister Kotori, wrapped in a military uniform, thus said to Shidou: "Since it's like this, just go date her, and make the spirit fall for you!" "Wh.. whaaaaaaaat!?" Enter a new age of boy meets girl!!


It was first released in March, and an anime adaptation is already in the works (http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=365581, http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/20 ... -the-works)
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Re: New Project Suggestion: Date a Live

Postby rock96 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:46 am

Sounds funny.
Really, maybe this twist is cliche, but I'd love to read the teaser.
I guess, we need Larethian...
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Re: New Project Suggestion: Date a Live

Postby larethian » Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:54 am

rubbish, anyone can do the teaser page.
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Re: New Project Suggestion: Date a Live

Postby rock96 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:58 am

Hey, it was your idea to post teasers, after all.
But still, I just offered, the choice is yours.
No offense, 'k?
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Re: New Project Suggestion: Date a Live

Postby larethian » Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:17 am

I only do teasers of novels which I like and think are good.
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Re: New Project Suggestion: Date a Live

Postby rock96 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:39 am

Point taken.
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Re: New Project Suggestion: Date a Live

Postby jonathanasdf » Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:58 pm

What counts as a teaser anyways? An excerpt from the first volume? First chapter? Prologue? How long does it need to be? etc.

I can post the prologue in this thread if you want.

Btw, from what I have read so far (most of ch 1 only though) it'd probably be quite similar to Shana, except lighter. Still, I like this main character so far, so that's an improvement. Never did like Yuuji much.
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Re: New Project Suggestion: Date a Live

Postby larethian » Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:50 pm

teaser can be any length
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Re: New Project Suggestion: Date a Live

Postby ShadowZeroHeart » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:00 pm

jonathanasdf wrote:What counts as a teaser anyways? An excerpt from the first volume? First chapter? Prologue? How long does it need to be? etc.

I can post the prologue in this thread if you want.

Btw, from what I have read so far (most of ch 1 only though) it'd probably be quite similar to Shana, except lighter. Still, I like this main character so far, so that's an improvement. Never did like Yuuji much.


Any translation that is beyond a few lines? A few pages would do. Something interesting that keeps readers yearning for more as if they are drug addicts.
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I am very sorry, but, please begone!
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Re: New Project Suggestion: Date a Live

Postby Kira0802 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:22 pm

How many kbs of translation would be good? I have a few days off next week.
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Re: New Project Suggestion: Date a Live

Postby larethian » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:35 pm

300KB will be great I guess.
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Re: New Project Suggestion: Date a Live

Postby Kira0802 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:46 pm

larethian wrote:300KB will be great I guess.

Of course it would. I'll need a few others to lend a hand in that case though. :roll: :mrgreen:
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Re: New Project Suggestion: Date a Live

Postby jonathanasdf » Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:58 pm

Prologue: Chance Meeting -restart-

----He held his breath.

It was an unbelievable scene.

It was as if part of the town just vanished.

In its place was an enormous crater that probably even a falling meteorite couldn't create.

A large number of human figures fluttered in the sky.

It was absurd beyond even the wildest dreams.

However, Shidou did not even notice this abnormality.

----Because, there was something much more extraordinary in front of Shidou's eyes.



That, was a girl.

A girl, wrapped in a strange light, stood there.

"ah........."

The faint sigh dissolves in the air.

The prescence of the girl was so overwhelming that it suppressed that of any other object.

Like metal, yet like cloth, the dress made with a strange material definitely catches the eye.

Attached to the dress, the skirt that radiated light was beautiful enough to cause one to lose consciousness.

However, the beauty of the girl herself overshadows even those.

Her long black hair, like a plume of smoke, entwined around her shoulder and waist.

Coldly looking up at the sky, her eyes were of a strange and hard to describe colour.

Her figure, which would probably make even a goddess feel envious, was warped with weariness, as she stood silently with her lips pursed.

His vision,

His attention,

Even his heart,

----In that moment, they were stolen away.

It was that much,

Excessively,

Abnormally,

So intensely, beautiful.



"----Your...."

Dazed, Shidou spoke for the first time.

Even if my throat and eyes are destroyed due to blasphemy—he thought.

The girl slowly shifted her sight downwards.

"...name, is?"

His voice, carrying the question from the bottom of his heart, shook the air.

However.

"----I have no such thing"

With a sad look, the girl replied.

"......"

At that time.

The two's eyes crossed----Itsuka Shidou's story had begun.




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Re: New Project Suggestion: Date a Live

Postby jonathanasdf » Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:02 pm

Kira0802 wrote:
larethian wrote:300KB will be great I guess.

Of course it would. I'll need a few others to lend a hand in that case though. :roll: :mrgreen:


Awesome if you'd be willing to work on it too. :D

btw, ~45 pages done so far and it's 41.2KB (according to windows explorer), so extrapolating... each page is < 1KB and there's ~300 pages of words in Vol 1. Uh oh, 300KB is more than the entire volume 1! :shock: :lol:
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Re: New Project Suggestion: Date a Live

Postby ShadowZeroHeart » Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:20 pm

Not bad... except for that last part that kinda ruined the entire feeling when I read it...

The two's eyes crossed&mdash;Itsuka Shidou's story begun.


&mdash

I suppose its a typo? It was a fine job until that.... Sigh...
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I am very sorry, but, please begone!
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