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Bleach novel: Can't Fear Your Own World-By Narita Ryohgo v.2

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Continued from Volume 1 [LINK]

Poll is located in Volume 1.

VIZ is going to translate "Can't Fear Your Own World" into English. The books will be out in 2020 and 2021. So far other titles have not been mentioned.
Because of copyright reasons we will have to delete all translations of a book that is available to buy.
Please buy the original when it is available - or ask for it as a present, maybe for a Birthday or Christmas present. Good sales figures help to encourage more Bleach!


Acknowledgments for the Contributions throughout the Thread and the publication period and Thanks to:

MissStormcaller
Polgarena
Sheneizel (reddit)
Shoujo
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ANON on 4chan
LoNOO
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Thanks for continuing this thread. I know I've waited longer than I should to check the summaries, but I was quite impressed by some of the information revealed, particularly about Grimmjow and Opie. Naturally, this was something every fan knew instinctively, but it's still nice to get an official confirmation.

This book almost seems to function as a databook of sorts due to the sheer amount of information it has. Of course, some people may not consider it official, but it's still a worthy effort. This is one I would seriously consider buying it once it's translated.
 
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Thanks for the new thread, B. Haddrell. It's great that the thread dedicated to the CFYOW books reached it's 2nd volume back. It shows that people still care about Bleach.

This book almost seems to function as a databook of sorts due to the sheer amount of information it has. Of course, some people may not consider it official, but it's still a worthy effort. This is one I would seriously consider buying it once it's translated.
I agree with you. If not outright canon, these novels at least thread really close to it and so far I enjoyed reading them very much.
 
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You are very welcome! :) I keep looking but so far there is no listing for the second book at Amazon.jp. I wonder how long we will have to wait.


So far it seems that my impression about the newer novels has been confirmed. It is about building a stage. We are finding out how things are after the war, what position the players are taking but this stage is not including the main actors of the play. Also this is interesting and it will help a lot when the time comes to move Bleach forward in a really meaningful way.


What Hisagi is discovering and is going on connected with it feels to me as the preparation for the continuation of the anime. I think the live action movie will already start bringing Bleach together the way it is intended to be, also reflecting lessons learned from the beginnings and the building of this series. Things will be dropped. Others will be added. And a lot of the last arc needs to be reorganized.


The novels are focusing on the here and now and nebulous past secrets without giving really meaningful answers. The main characters are supporting characters but even characters who could make a difference, like Urahara and Shunsui, are basically inactive and it feels as if they are waiting and watching. The threat hanging over the Soul Society because of THE LIE (the identity of the Soul King) is paralyzing any real progress. Yes, this is peace but this peace is just skin deep.


Frankly, I am starting to get tired of it. I really have enough about Mayuri, his crimes that are often packaged in jokes that are predictable and not funny at all. I never liked the idea of zombification from the start and I feel that we are supposed to get used to this, maybe even accept it. I never will. I can - just - accept Kira as an exception. Having Mayuri being surrounded by enslaved Arrancars and Quincies is already bad enough. No, it seems nobody cares. Because nobody can convince me that people of power don't know. And that includes Shunsui.


My interest in this second and latest novel dropped considerably during the so far newest published parts. Nevertheless, I also hope that we will be able to read more in the not too distant future.
 
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I feel you on that. Originally I was under the false hope that this series was establishing a plot point that would have to reach a resolution and be fixed down the line (in regards to both Mayuri and Giselle's zombifying individuals) but it's starting to become feel as if the light novels' narrative is not presenting that. No, it feels more like this is a status quo we're simply meant to accept... and appreciate. To offer praise and tribute to the twin necromancers. If that's the case, I have to admit the last vestiges of interest I have in this story are pretty much becoming null and void.
 

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Eh, personally I'm not having that much of an issue regarding the current focus on the Zombies and Mayuri situation, if merely because of the main issue I've had with the novels so far. The fact that its going far too slow for my liking. It actually feels like we're getting new chapters of Bleach again, but at a much slower pace, which is a problem.

Complain all you want about how slow Bleach was at times, but it was still a weekly series, so we never had to wait too long to see what came next. But with the rate these new releases come out with the novel, its really making things drag. When I talked about how Bleach would make for a good monthly series, this isn't exactly what I meant.

The story is interesting, with new concepts and ideas being brought in that I WANT to see explored. But we've been on the Zombie matters for so long now (and hell, it really hasn't been THAT long, just the rate we're getting new stuff is so slow that it feels like it) that its starting to get dull.

I know once we're able to read the whole thing at once, this won't be an issue. Its like reading the manga in volume form compared to just one chapter a week. Heh, there I go talking about the manga again. It really does feel like its back somewhat, just with normal chapters and a more...sparse release window.

Personally, this is still a very interesting continuation in my eyes, we just need to get back to the intriguing stuff. While I do like all these old and new characters being shown again, especially ones we haven't seen in a while or didn't get much screentime themselves, its saying something that this is the least interesting part of the novel so far.

Not much can be done about the release schedule I'm sure, but still the zombie stuff is the least interesting part of a compelling story so far, and I'm sure plenty of us are ready to get past it. Again, makes me miss the old weekly schedule, with meh translations and all.
 
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The length is just an illusion. We are currently only at the second chapter of the second novel. Narita's illness caused productions to slow down a lot. We are currently around the half-way mark of the novel. So basically only one chapter has been spent with the zombies. Personally I like the zombies, since it allows some of the Sternritter to come back and get more screen. And this clearly will built up the restoration of the Sternritter order, as Liltotto, Bambietta and Giselle still want to invade Squad 12 and get them back. My only complaint would be that NaNaNa, Candice and Meninas aren't exactly among the all stars of the Sternritter. If it were someone like Askin or Bazz-B, I would be more interested. Hopefully that still happens. And outside of Kira, every zombies prefers being a zombie to being dead. Since it allows them a second chance at life.
 

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Like I said, the narrative is on the side of the whole zombie plot point. Between the above and treating Mayuri's constant blasting of his horde as comic relief, as well seemingly being in support of abusive relationships on the other side of the ended conflict, that just seems to be the case. Though at least the latter can possibly receive comeuppance in this light novel series (though I doubt that will ever happen). We know Mayuri can't, since this still has to fit in with the endpoint that was apparently established in the final chapter.

Besides, I doubt the Soul Society would do anything about Mayuri in the end even if they weren't confined to that narrative conclusion. They seem to reward evil. All the more reason Central Forty-Six, Squad Zero and the Thirteen Court Guard Squads need to be removed from power faster than you can say 'Lelouch of the Rebellion'. But they're the de facto good guys so they win by default... even though they were apparently plotting to backstab Ichigo in a truly despicable manner. And it just makes Rukia's statement in the Fullbringer arc about Ichigo being the one to change the Soul Society all the more heartbreaking since it's nothing more than the product of a Soul Reaper's nativity.
 
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You know that Soul Society did many reforms and improvements, right? It was already said in the novels that things will change. I don't know why you are so cynic, but things have been already changed for the better. And even Mayuri became a better person. And besides, you know that Soul Society can improve things in areas that don't involve Mayuri, right? Mayuri is simply a showcase of nessecary evil. Things like this happen in real life too. How many Nazi scientist do you think did America welcome after the war, so that they can apply their knowledge into american projects?
 

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The length is just an illusion. We are currently only at the second chapter of the second novel. Narita's illness caused productions to slow down a lot. We are currently around the half-way mark of the novel.
Oh, I know. Thats why I said nothing can be done about the release schedule as it is. The guy is sick, that can't be helped. Besides, thats why I made that comparison to reading the manga in a weekly format and volume format. When we have the whole thing in our hands, the slowness will be non existent.

Its just something we'll have to bear with for the time being.
 
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