Dropped Novels

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  1. CadmarLegend

    CadmarLegend ✪ Well-Known Cadmar

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    Hello there! I was just wondering if you had any recommendations of dropped web novels that you want to be picked up by a translator. I am willing to translate a few novels because I have free time . The novels will be MTL'd, but I will edit and proofread them as much as possible.
    Key points of the dropped novels:
    •Preferably Japanese
    •Good rating (3-5 stars)
    •The original story, which is in Japanese, is not dropped
    •RAWs can be found on Syosetu
    •Will not have any copyright or legal problems

    •Not BL

    •Not R-18 (Sometimes, my nieces use my computer)

    Those were the main points. I won't mind if the dropped novels don't include those, but I'd prefer them that way. I want Japanese because most novels are free to translate, unlike Chinese or something.


    Yours truely,
    CadmarLegend the Translator
    P.S.: I am not a bot
     
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    Juju48 Well-Known Member

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    Isohungry Translations Is doing a whole project on this. I believe they have complied quite a list
     
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    https://www.novelupdates.com/series...o-i-decided-to-make-bricks-to-build-a-castle/ this one please
     
  4. CadmarLegend

    CadmarLegend ✪ Well-Known Cadmar

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    CadmarLegend ✪ Well-Known Cadmar

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    Do solo translators get to take part?
     
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    Juju48 Well-Known Member

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    I believe they are just trying to raise awareness for novels people want translated. You would have to ask, but I believe almost all the novels are open to be picked up by anyone seriously interested in translating.
     
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  7. SylviaViolet

    SylviaViolet 『Proctor Of Mayhem』『*fidget*』⚓️

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    So did you decide to pick anything yet?
     
  8. Sutad Aatma

    Sutad Aatma Well-Known Member

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    Go to Series Finder on NU
    Select chosen language Japanese
    Release frequency min 90 days (since we have a three month rule for marking it dropped)
    Select the min ratings
    Select your preferred genres, double click for a genre you absolutely do not want
    Tags, whatever you wish to include/exclude
    Sort results by last updated, descending
    And voila! You will have your preferred selection! Good luck!
     
  9. xean

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    Check out the novelupdates forum pick up request section. There's a lot there to choose from.
     
  10. LiLi041

    LiLi041 【Lucky RNG Halo】【Eternal Townie】

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    Doesn't this basically exclude every novel you don't have a license for? :blobpeek:

    Or are you talking about big problems (i.e. companies actively coming out to sue you)?
     
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    CadmarLegend ✪ Well-Known Cadmar

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    Companies actively coming out to sue me.........

    :blobpeek::blobpeek::blobpeek::cookie::cookie::cookie:
     
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    LiLi041 【Lucky RNG Halo】【Eternal Townie】

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    I heard it was possible with JP novels from certain sites, but it's definitely less likely than with KR publishers~

    I'm not very involved with JP novel translations though, so I can't give you much information regarding this, sorry.
     
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    CadmarLegend ✪ Well-Known Cadmar

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    good idea!

    Yeah, I should've realized that, but I was still new to the site back then.... I'd only made an account here for fun and then just got into SHF and never came back until now......
    Yeah.
    this one. a great choice, I've gotta say.
     
  14. Sutad Aatma

    Sutad Aatma Well-Known Member

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    ey ey no worries
    we are here to help each other out after all
    Oh also, are you a solo translator?
     
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    CadmarLegend ✪ Well-Known Cadmar

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    Yeah. I don't really need money by joining a big group or something.... maybe partly because then it would literally be me by passing the copyright law.... haha..... but I am willing to accept nuffie donations....
     
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    rfrfcb3001 Well-Known Member

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    what that novel? and what our tl group is called ?