One chapter down. On the one hand, I feel a slight sense of accomplishment for having finished my first light novel chapter (Slashdog was technically a web novel and DxD EX was a Blu Ray special). On the other hand, I find it somewhat troubling that all that work literally amounts to HALF of the first anime episode. Moreover, the entire first chapter is 100% devoid of female characters. Seriously, how am I supposed to get people to read a chapter that has no women in it?
On the bright side, I do plan to make up for it with my next release. Vandread Extra Stage Chapter 1 is essentially all female characters so hopefully that balances things out. I’ve already got 2 of 3 parts done so it shouldn’t take too long.
I’m also planning to begin working on a teaser project page on B-T. Not sure when I’ll get around to it but anyone who wants to edit, proofread, or otherwise contribute, just keep your eyes peeled.
And with that, I present the first chapter of Vandread.
Vandread Volume 1 Chapter 1
I’ve have finished editing and transferring the first 3 EX chapters to Baka-Tsuki. I have also uploaded the cover art for chapters 1 and 2. My raws for chapter 3 did not include the cover art and I don’t have raws for 4-6, so if you have those cover art images feel free to upload them as I won’t be.
For my upcoming work, I plan to alternate between my work on Vandread Volume 1 and Vandread Extra Stage. The chapters are divided into bite size parts so I expect updates to be no less than once a week on average. I will remain on call for any future Slashdog installments (anxiously awaiting that one) but I do not plan on committing to any other project at this time.
I have not yet decided if I will post Vandread on B-T. Creating a whole project page and everything is not something I’m experienced with. In any case, I definitely won’t be adding it until I have a full chapter to upload.
Just posted the first little piece of Vandread Extra Stage chapter 1. Going forward my plan is to alternate between the main Vandread volumes and Extra Stage. For those who’ve never seen the anime of Vandread, feel free to read the main volumes as they come out but I recommend not reading Extra Stage until either the main volumes are done or you’ve watched both anime seasons. For those who enjoyed the anime, Extra Stage contains numerous stories that take place before, during, and after the events of the anime. The first chapter for example starts us off at the time Barnette first arrived at the pirate hideout.
Hope you all enjoy.
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Source: Vandread Extra Stage Illustrations
So at least one person guessed correctly. My latest project is Vandread. I have just posted the first volume’s illustrations and the first part of chapter 1. This may become my primary work once EX is completed so I hope you all enjoy it.
As I said before, there is also an anime version. Unlike most light novels though, for Vandread it seems that the anime and novel were produced concurrently, and as a result I expect them to highly resemble each other. That said, even for those of you saw the anime, the seventh novel volume contains new SS material that the anime didn’t feature.