Thursday, August 1, 2013

Shinonome Yuuko wa Tanpen Shousetsu o Aishite Iru

Author: 森橋 ビンゴ (Morihashi Bingo) 
Illustrator: Nardack














"...... What are you reading?"
"A book."

"That much I know...... But wouldn't the typical answer be things like the title or the author of the book?"
"Short stories collection."

"Short stories collection...... like a compilation of them?"
"Right."
"I see...... Personally, I prefer reading slightly longer stories ."

"...... Anything wrong?"
"So Minami-kun thinks that way as well."
"You're referring to?"

"The fact that you prefer longer stories."



I was in elementary when I first met Arumi-san. Keisuke was in high-school then, and Arumi-san had begun her frequent visits to our house. As Keisuke's girlfriend, of course. 
But I was still a kid then, so I didn't understand things like that.
Before I knew it, I was already in love with Arumi-san. As for what happened next, I don't think I need to go in depth about that.
One day, at a certain instant, I suddenly understood the reality around me.
And from then onwards, I was afraid of Arumi-san.
Or more specifically, I'm afraid of facing my stupidity, for falling in love with Arumi-san even though I was just a kid.
Come to think about it, that was probably the time when a part of my soul turned cold.
There are things you can't change no matter how hard you try — that was the painful lesson I've learned from being madly in love with Arumi-san.



"Hmm......?"
A dumb noise leaked out of my mouth. That was a little embarrassing. I lifted my head and compared a page of the magazine to Shinonome, whose back was facing me as she worked on the computer, several times.

On the opened page was the picture of what looked like a female writer named Nishizono Yūko. However, no matter how you look at this, Nishizono Yūko looks just like Shinonome.

"Ohh......?"
What's this?
It all seems unreal to me. However, the expressionless Nishizono Yūko on the magazine was obviously Shinonome. She's Shinonome Yuuko.



What exactly...... am I expecting from Shinonome?



Chapters
Prologue
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7



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Note: 東雲侑子 (Shinonome Yuuko)'s pen-name is 西園幽子 (Nishizono Yuuko), I think. No furigana to really confirm this, but this should be it. The bold name reads the same, but the Kanji is different. So in order to differentiate them in the English form, I've decided to do 幽子 as Yūko. Same pronounciation but in different form.

EDIT: Thanks to tptrishula/Teh_ping for confirming the name in the comment.


55 comments:

  1. CE, just a confirmation of the pen name:

    http://tinypic.com/r/a2esrd/5

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    1. That confirms things then. Thanks.

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  2. Thank you so much for doing this project
    I just l~ove romance novel
    Cant wait to read it

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  3. *looks at front cover* *sees not done up shirt in the breast region (boobs. Am I allowed to say that?)* *adds to reading list*

    Yeah, the artwork looks good. I'll probably read it when I get the time... Translating takes up a lot of time.

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  4. Ok, looking at the image and the artwork, this looks awesome. Thanks for translating, and I look forward to future installments. Um...not sure if you'll read this, but I was looking over the other post with future installments, and I gotta say, Gakusei Shoujo sounds interesting as a spin off with Nao and Mayufu's child. I hope that gets worked in somehow. But for now, this is good. Mix! also looks interesting too, so I hope that gets translated, but looking at Shinonome Yuuko, I really am interested. So, I wish you best of luck in translating.

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  5. Well, this book looks very interesting. I'm glad, that you picked that one. It's probably first time when I'm reading a good romance light novel. It's just that I'm tired from all other books where main character's not aware or can't understand his own feelings. Probably that's one of the reasons why I enjoyed Bakemonogatari so much.

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  6. Ye~~~ New Project~~~~~

    Gotta Follow This Project Until The End >0<

    But This Is Not Harem Right ^_^'

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  7. about book....

    illustration look good.

    probably, the story as good as sayonara piano sonata ....

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  8. Waaaa~!!! I'd really love to read this!!

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  9. Looking forward to this ~~

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  10. Do u have the link to the 3rd vol chinese?

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  11. Looks very interesting. Hoping for the translations! Thanks! :)

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  12. another chapter.....good stuff

    as usual, thankyou for taking up your time to translate.

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  13. Awesome so far, thanks for translating! :D
    Also, I´ve been wondering, is this a single light novel or a series?
    Um, do you get what I mean? If so, I´m asking because it has that original feel to it that´s common for single light novels - like Sugar Dark, Remembrances for a Certain Pilot (though that one just breaks your heart T.T), and, uh...End-of-Thinking-Capacity - so should it be single, I hope it still has a lot to go until it ends! X<
    Sorry for making such a long comment, I got inspired :p
    I just noticed, I use a lot of emoticons :O, kinda like Minami´s mom, oh, uh, Spoiler Alert? Well, I doubt that´s important.
    Ok, I´ll stop writing now XD

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    1. Well....it's a series, I guess? Cause there are three vols of Shinonome ("loves short stories", "loves love stories" and "loves all stories", iirc), glad to see you enjoy the series, thx for the support ^^ and ye...Minami-kun's mom deredere..so....ye....that's always good ^^

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    2. Wait... Have we even seen Minami's mom? I think you may be confusing the picture of his brother's girlfriend?

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    3. The mom was mentioned once...no pic though...but not sure what anon meant exactly...assumed it's really the mom...so....meh xD

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  14. Is there a pdf of this?

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    1. Not that I know of? If you want, you can make one yourself though ^^

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  15. Looking forward to more! Thanks for the great translations!

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  16. Wow! This was pretty good. But I wonder if youll be doing more of this series though.

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    1. Don't worry, the translation's still being worked on, albeit a bit slow ^^

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    2. Yay!! Thanks for the translations.

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  17. Thank you so much for the translations. I love this series.

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  18. a pdf would be great :D

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  20. exactly how many chapts in first volume? please someone tell me..

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  21. Hype!Hype!Hype!Hype!Hype!Hype!

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  22. Thank you for doing this projeat

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  23. May I use your translation as source for my translation into vietnamese?

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  24. Thanks for your efforts on translating these LNs to english. Do you have an estimate on when the next chapter will go out?

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    1. I have some time during the Lunar New Year, so probably then.

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  25. Thank you a lot for translating this! I'm really looking forward to the next chapters / volumes. Can you tell us how many chapters has got the 1st volume? Again, thank you!

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    1. I really don't know, Justice might answer you when he comes around to this comment :/ though, looking at where we are story-wise so far, there should be just one or 2 chaps left at most...

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  26. continue this PJ pls!!!!!! im waiting for Vol.2 and Vol.3 (Series Overview)

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  27. after 2 years :x new Vol still..... translating.....

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  28. waiting new chapter, please. this work is good. I loved this.

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  29. For all those waiting/wondering bout how Shinonome's doing, don't worry, the project's still ongoing, just understand that Zmg's pretty darn busy, so as consumers, we can just wait and hold on, like me :P

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  30. I Love the art, That's the first thing that makes me want to read it..
    Thanks for bringing this LN to the Light XD

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  31. Why is too long?
    how many year for a vol?

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    1. to answer your question, it's cause the TLer's busy in real life...zmg just got in touch with us recently, seems like the project he was working on just finished (he's in the construction business, apparently), so we "might" see him slowly coming back, but I'm making no promises here...long story short, TLer's busy, so all we can do is wait ^^

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  32. Hey guys i leave the Vol.1 (i think is complete), if there is a problem send me a email to "selarombry@gmail.com" i am just an outsider that compile all the chapter into a pdf, and if i may say something PLEASE TRANSLATE "KONO KOI TO SONO MIRAI"!!!!!!

    http://www.mediafire.com/view/a58rderaod9eo0j/Shinonome_Yuuko_wa_Tanpen_Shousetsu_o_Aishite_Iru_Vol._1.pdf

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    1. Volume 1 isn't finished friendo, still 1 or 2 chapters more. Anyway thanks for making me thinking the story stopped at chapter 8, I almost threw my phone to the floor.

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    2. Sadly i already throw my phone...

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  33. OMG! I'm still waiting.... I love this pj but why is so long?

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  34. OMG! I'm still waiting.... I love this pj but why is so long?

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  35. Hi, I was just wondering, where do you get your pictures from? Are there any copyright infringement issues when using pictures from the Internet, or is it okay as long as you credit the author and illustrator(s)?

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  36. ah, please.. I beg you.. could you or someone please continue this novel T.T
    I'm feeling depressed everytime I remembered the ending of vol 1 and there isn't a continuation.. my heart is breaking.. oh, it shatters.. you just break me.. take responbility..

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  38. 11/28/2016
    21:22 pm
    I'm still waiting...
    Where is Vol.2 and 3? T.T

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