A look into the behind-the-scenes workings of Bollywood, written and directed by insider Zoya Akhtar, starring Farhan Akhtar and Konkona Sen Sharma (plus basically everyone else in the industry in special appearances).
2. English Vinglish (dir.: Gauri Shinde)
Sridevi plays a housewife, overlooked by her family and humiliated for not speaking English, who goes to New York for a family wedding and secretly enrolls in English lessons. English Vinglish is a very sweet dramedy of self-discovery and female empowerment. A huge hit inspired by director Gauri Shinde’s own relationship with her mother.
3. Peepli Live (dir.: Anusha Rizvi)
This brilliant dark comedy touches on the issue of farmer suicides in India, media sensationalism and political nonsense. It was produced by Kiran Rao and was India’s official entry for the 83rd Academy Awards.
4. Nil Battey Sannata (dir.: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari)
The touching story of a mother who goes back to school in order to encourage her daughter to climb her way out of poverty through education. This critical and commercial hit film is director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s debut.
5. Jugni (dir. Shefali Bhushan)
Written and directed by débutante Shefali Bhushan, Jugni is the story of a music producer who travels to a village in Punjab in search of a golden voice. Features amazingly passionate, stunning music by some of India’s top composers, including Oscar-winner A.R. Rahman and Vishal Bharadwaj.
we interrupt your regularly scheduled wincest for some harry potter art i was commissioned to do recently (it was from an rp the commissioner was doing, a lil tom riddle/harry potter dramatic time travel shinding thingy) - i rlly liked how it turned out and since this the only place i currently post my art wELP
“To me, it’s like I stood in front of a canvas for about five years, and someone said like, ‘You’re not allowed to paint on this canvas.’ I’ve got the paint, I’ve got the fucking brushes, and I can’t get it on there. Now someone removed the plastic and was like, ‘Alright, you can now paint.’” - Zayn
أنا عاجز عن الرسم؛ لفنان معاصر، تختصر كل الألم الذي يهز روحك، حين تضج بالأفكار والمشاعر والجمال، ولكنك تعجز عن إظهاره!
قال غوتة على لسان ڤيرتر (روايته الخالدة): ”أكثر مايثير الرعب داخلي، هو عدم قدرتي على التعبير عن الجمال الذي يعتريني.“
I can’t paint; This painting relates to how you have the inability and lack the skill to properly express yourself and your ideas through painting and drawing.
I was compiling this for a friend and thought heck might as well publish it.
Below the cut you will find links to all of the JP-ENG novel translations I can think of. They are mostly 2ch, vocaloid, and game-based novels.
I have also added links to series that don’t have translations as reference (and a grim reminder).
Feel free to tell me if I am missing any series.
Individual novel titles will be linked to the novel masterpost if there is one. Some series only have series masterposts; go there to navigate to book chapters. Author/original creator links go to the mylists of the creators of the original songs.
Italicized titles are books that have been released but have not been translated yet by the series translator(s).
The official site links have the publisher’s name.
Translations that I deem inaccurate and indirect translations are not included in this list.
Blogs with several translations
2ch-related novels - TL by vgperson
Starting Over [COMPLETE] ・By Miaki Sugaru / Fafoo
・Official site → MW Bunko ・Original 2ch thread translation
Three Days of Happiness [COMPLETE] ・By Miaki Sugaru / Fafoo
・Official site → MW Bunko ・Original 2ch thread translation
The Story of a Macaron-Loving Girl Who Lived a Thousand Years Somehow. [COMPLETE] ・By Karate
・Official site → MFBunko ・Original 2ch thread translation
Pain, Pain, Go Away [COMPLETE] ・By Miaki Sugaru / Fafoo ・Official site → MW Bunko
The Place You Called From ・By Miaki Sugaru / Fafoo
・Official site → MW Bunko
Vocaloid novel series (Novels based off vocaloid songs from NND)
Kokuhaku no Oto - TL by Renna
・Songs by HoneyWorks ・Official site → HoneyWorks | Kadokawa Beans 1 2 3 4 ・Original songs → (NND) 1 2 3 4 | (YT) 1 2 3 4 ・Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu [COMPLETE] ・Yakimochi no Kotae ・Hatsukoi no Ehon ・Ima Suki ni Naru.
Shuuen no Shiori Project - TL by Shuuen Scans
・Songs by 150P & Suzumu ・Official site → MF Bunko 1 2 3 4 ・Original songs → NND ・Shuuen no Shiori [COMPLETE] ・Shuuen no Shiori 2: Houfuku -Re:vival- ・Shuuen no Shiori 3: Shuumatsu -Re:write- ・Shuuen no Shiori 4: Ketsuraku -Re:code-
Kagerou Project - TL by Mekameka Subs
・Songs by Jin ・Official site → Mekakushi Dan | KCG Bunko ・Original songs → NND ・Kagerou Daze -in a daze- ・Kagerou Daze II -a headphone actor- [COMPLETE] ・Kagerou Daze III -the children reason- ・Kagerou Daze IV -the missing children- [COMPLETE] ・Kagerou Daze V -the deceiving- ・Kagerou Daze VI -over the dimension-
Pandora VOXX - TL by raspomme
・Songs by KEMU VOXX ・Official sites → 1 2 3 4 ・Original songs → 1 2 3 4 ・Life Reset Button [COMPLETE] ・Invisible ・Ikasama Life Game ・Rokuchounen to Ichiya Monogatari
Himitsu ~Kuro no Chikai~ - TL by Renna [COMPLETE] ・Songs by HitoshizukuP ・Official site → PHP Kenkyuusho ・Original song → NND
Saihate no Uta - TL by Renna
・Songs by Shirakami Mashiro ・Official site → pixiv ・Original songs → NND | YouTube
The Schoolgirl Detective Series - TL by Renna
・Songs by Teniwoha ・Original songs → NND ・Schoolgirl Detective and the Eccentric Author ― Night Before The Murder Case at the Mansion of Antiquarian Books
・The Murder Case at the Mansion of Antiquarian Books ― Schoolgirl Detective Series
MAYU Happiness series - TL by DescentSubs
・Song by UtataP ・Official site → Seikaisha Fictions ・Original song → NND ・Ichizu na Kataomoi, Minorasetai Chiisana Shiawase. (An Earnest, Unrequited Love, A Small Happiness I Want to Have Ripen.)
・Eien ni Shiawase ni Naru Houhou, Mitsukemashita…ga.
Mikagura School Suite - TL by Ame
・Songs by Last Note. ・Official site → Mikagura | MF Bunko 1 2 3 4 5 ・Original songs → 1 2 3 4 5 ・Houkago Stride ・Mukiryoku Coup d'État ・Garakuta Innocence ・Izayoi Seeing ・Fujouri Roulette
Daughter of Evil - TL by evillious-sidestories (CH-ENG from official Chinese release)
・Songs by mothy / AkunoP ・Official site → PHP Kenkyuusho ・Original songs → 1 2 3 (do not correspond to novel titles)
・Daughter of Evil: Closure of Yellow [COMPLETE] ・Daughter of Evil: Wiegenlied of Green [COMPLETE] ・Daughter of Evil: Praeludium of Red ・Daughter of Evil: Praefacio of Blue
Evillious Chronicles - TL by evillious-sidestories (CH-ENG from official Chinese release)
・Songs by mothy / AkunoP ・Official site → PHP Kenkyuusho ・Original songs → 1 2 3 4 ・The Lunacy of Duke Venomania ・Evil Food Eater Conchita ・Waltz of Evil ・Gift From the Princess Who Brought Sleep
Bad∞End∞Night - TL by vgperson [COMPLETE] ・Songs by HitoshizukuP ・Official site → Ichijinsha ・Original songs → (NND) 1 2 3 4
Suki Kirai (Like Dislike) - TL by janeypeixes [COMPLETE] ・Songs by HoneyWorks ・Official site → Kadokawa Beans ・Original songs → (NND) 1 2 3 | (YT) 1 2 3
Games & Misc.
Cray to Fin to Yume Mita Tegami (Cray, Fin, and the Letter in the Dream) - TL by Reyes
・By Tomono Shou
・Official site → MF Bunko J
The Witch’s House: The Diary of Ellen - TL by vgperson [COMPLETE] ・Official site → Enterbrain ・Original game → Fummy
Alice Mare - TL by vgperson [COMPLETE] ・Official site → PHP Kenkyuusho ・Original game → △○□× (Miwashiba)
LiEat - TL by vgperson
・Official site → PHP Kenkyuusho ・Original game → △○□× (Miwashiba)
Title links go to the Amazon page for the novel. There may be a little bit translated for the novels, such as character intros or synopsis, which I’ll link to.
Kochira Koufuku Anshin Iinkai Desu. (This is the Happiness and Peace of Mind Committee.) series
・Songs by UtataP ・Official site → Happiness series ・Original songs → NND ・This is the Happiness and Peace of Mind Committee. ・The Queen and the Criminals Condemned to Eternal Happiness ・The Queen and the Happiness Summer Game ・The Queen and the Calamity on the World Line ・The Queen and the Miniature Garden Lebensraum
Tokyo Dennou Tantei Dan (Tokyo Cyber Detective Brigade)
・Song by Polyphonic Branch ・Official site → PHP Kenkyuusho ・Original song → NND | YouTube
Senbonzakura series ・Song by KurousaP ・Official site → Senbonzakura ・Original song → NND ・Senbonzakura ・Senbonzakura 2
Shinde Shimau to wa Nasakenai! (Death Should Not Have Taken Thee!) series
・Song by JesusP (of WONDERFUL☆OPPORTUNITY)
・Official site → Dengeki Bunko 1 2 ・Original song → NND | YouTube ・Death Should Not Have Taken Thee! ・Death Should Not Have Taken Thee! 2
Noushou Sakuretsu Girl (Brain Fluid Explosion Girl) series
・Song by Rerulili ・Official site → Kadokawa Beans ・Original song → NND | YouTube ・Noushou Sakuretsu Girl (teaser translation)
・Noushou Sakuretsu Girl: I Don’t Care, I Just Want Macarons ・Noushou Sakuretsu Girl: Pretty Much Just Plowing Straight Through ・Noushou Sakuretsu Girl: Hey, Next Time It’ll Be On You to Grab That Chance ・Noushou Sakuretsu Girl: Hey, Let’s Dance Like We’re ◯◯ ・Noushou Sakuretsu Girl: I am Brain Fluid Explosion Girl
Setsuna Trip ・Song by Last Note. ・Official site → Fujimi Shobo ・Original song → NND
Yi Er Fanclub ・Song by MikitoP ・Official site → Ichijinsha ・Original song → NND
・Song by Junky ・Official site → PHP Kenkyuusho ・Original song → NND ・Melancholic ・Melancholic 2: Twinkle
・Song by KurousaP ・Official site → PHP Kenkyuusha ・Original songs → 1 2 ・ACUTE ・ReAct
Dare Demo Ii Kara Tsukiaitai (I Don’t Care Who It Is, I Just Want to Date Someone) (this is a manga, but I’ll keep the links here)
・Song by Takkyuu Shounen ・Official site → PHP Kenkyuusho ・Original song → NND
Kokoro (Heart) series
・Songs by TravoltaP ・Official site → PHP Kenkyuusho ・Original song → NND ・Kokoro (Heart) ・Kokoro -Saikai- (Heart -Reunion-)
・Kokoro -Kiseki- (Heart -Miracle-)
Rin-chan Nau! series ・Song by OwataP ・Official site → Ichijinsha ・Original song → NND ・Rin-chan Nau ver. 1 ・Rin-chan Nau ver. 2
Sakura no Ame (Cherry Blossom Rain) series
・Songs by halyosy ・Official site → PHP Kenkyuusho ・Original song → NND | YouTube ・Sakura no Ame ・Sakura no Ame: Bokura ga Meguri Aeta Kiseki (It Was A Miracle That We Met Again)
・Fire◎Flower: Juunin Toiro ni Kagayaita Hibi (Those Days That Shined Differently For Everyone) (Original song → NND | YouTube)
・Sakura no Ame: Bokura wa Koko de Aou (Let Us Meet Here Again)
Ama no Jaku ・Song by 164 ・Official site → Ichijinsha ・Orignal song → NND
・Song by YM ・Original song → NND
Yoshiwara Lament ・Song by Asa
・Official site → Alphapolis ・Original song → NND
Shuujin to Kami Hikouki (Prisoner and Paper Plane) series
・Songs by ShuujinP ・Official site → PHP Kenkyuusho ・Original songs → NND ・Shounen Paradox (Boy Paradox)
・Shoujo Aporia (Girl Aporia)
・Urakata Antimony (Behind-the-Scenes Antimony)
・Seinen Paradoxical (Youth Paradoxical)
Himitsu Keisatsu (Secret Police)
・Song by Buriru ・Official site → PHP Kenkyuusho ・Original song → NND | YouTube ・Himitsi Keisatsu: FILE 01 -Escape- ・Himitsu Keisatsu: FILE 02 - Confidential
Goumontou wa Nemurenai (The Torture Tower Never Sleeps)
・Songs by mothy / AkunoP ・Official site → NND ・Original song → NND ・Goumonkyou no Sanshimai (The Three Sisters of Torture)
・Emerald no Shoujo (The Emerald Girl)
・Aku no Enkan (The Circle of Evil)
Yume Nikki (Dream Diary)
・Official site → PHP Kenkyuusho ・Original game → Kikiyama
Kuwagata ni Chop Shitara Timeslip Shita (Time-Warped After Chopping My Stag Beetle)
・Song by Uramanbou ・Official site → Kodansha BOX ・Original song → NND
Mononoke Mystery series
・Song by Teniwoha ・Official site → MF Bunko ・Original song → NND | YouTube ・Mononoke Mystery ・Mononoke Mystery 2
Tropical Summer/Countdown ・Song by Dios/SignalP ・Official site → PHP Kenkyuusho ・Original songs → Tropical Summer | Countdown
Cendrillon ・Song by Dios/SignalP ・Official site → PHP Kenkyuusho ・Original song: NND
Yami no Kuni Hallows (Kingdom of Darkness Hallows)
・By MachigeritaP ・Official site → PHP Kenkyuusho ・Original song: none
Kurai Mori no Circus (Dark Woods Circus) ・Song/novel by MachigeritaP ・Original song → NND
Candy Addicts Full Course ・Song/novel by MachigeritaP ・Original song → NND
from Y to Y ・Song by JimmyThumbP ・Official site → Ichijinsha ・Original song → NND
Saihate ・Song by Kobayashi Onyx ・Official site → PHP Kenkyuusho ・Original song → NND
Heisei Cataclysm ※ This novel does not appear on Zips’ official homepage
・Song by Zips ・Original song → NND
Heisei Project ※ This novel does appear on Zips’ official homepage ・Songs by Zips
The words say on the first one: “Watashi wa eien ni ikitaidesu…”- “I want to live forever…” And on the second one, they say: “shikashi, watashi wa sudeni shinde imasu.”- “But I am already dead.”
Spent all my free time today on this (and some Chizome pages, but you will have to wait, since I want to post the rest of the chapter together.)
My psychoanalysis on Sasori:
So, as you can guess, this picture is about Sasori and his creepy puppets. But what I want to get into is what the arms really represent. Sasori never received love or affection during his childhood. He grew up alone, with no friends (most likely) and with no parents. His grandmother loved him, of course, but she didn’t know what to do with him. So she gave him puppets. But what that did was cause Sasori to develop a devastating need for love from an unhealthy source- fake people. He grabbed onto puppeteering like a starving child. Those puppets were more than just toys or weapons- they were his friends. His source of love. He created his own family and friends, and gains the affection he requires from them.
Human beings need love just as much as they need food or shelter. Many studies have been done on the psychological effects from lack of love as a child, and there are many deficiencies in functionality. Sasori is really screwed up, is what I’m saying. He was taught that real people can’t give him what he needs- only he himself can.
Sasori is a sociopath of the highest order. He doesn’t care about other people one bit. A lot of this has to do with the way he was raised. He only sees people as being cruel, and he doesn’t like them in general. But he does love his puppets, who resemble real people. He moved on from fake puppets and started making living people into them. They are more authentic, useful (as weapons, of course) and he can manipulate them as he wishes. But in the end, this still isn’t enough for him. Sasori feels very alone, and very depressed. He most likely doesn’t even understand why, because he never dealt with these hidden feelings.
He is a brilliant genius, and when you train a genius to trust no one but himself, well, that doesn’t go so well. He WILL find a way to overcome any obstacle to get what he needs. And what he needs, just like everyone else, is love.
Sasori then decides that living as he is isn’t enough. He feels like he is missing something, but he can’t figure out what it is. All he does know is that he is in pain and he wants it to stop. He is tired of being human. Why can’t he be more like his puppets? Useful and incapable of feeling lonelliness. He makes himself into a puppet, hoping that he will now become invincible, and will no longer be dragged down by useless, miserable emotions. He will now live forever, in a perfect body, and he doesn’t need anyone but himself.
But as years pass, he begins to realize that he was wrong. He can still feel the loneliness in his heart, and he still feels as though a piece of him is missing. He begins to regret what he has done, but he can never go back. He finally understands that he is already dead, and everything since the moment he transformed into a living doll is completely pointless. He becomes depressed, and seeks a solution. He finally finds one when he fights his last battle; he can finally be at peace, and his soul can finally rest.
So, is Sasori a psychopath? Well, that is up to debate. I personally do not think so, but I base this on facts from his childhood. Psychopaths are essentially born with the incapability to feel empathy. You can spot a psychopathic little kid from a mile away. There are movies about them, you know? Like, “The Good Son,” which is about an evil 10 year old. t’s pretty great. Anyway, Sasori was a very sweet little kid. He loved his parents to death (no pun intended) and he loved his grandma too.
Later, (and this is based on the filler episode about his first human puppet, so you don’t have to count it as canon, though you might as well) Sasori is seen with Komushi, his teammate who is a lot like Obito. He appears to be his only friend. Sasori is seen as being unemotional and indifferent to Komushi’s visits, as he is doing what he does best- working on puppets. But later, when Komushi loses an arm, Sasori makes him a new one. And he makes it cool too, with lots of gadgets and whatnot.
But then, Komushi dies from accidentaly swallowing some of the poison kept in the arm. This was not on purpose. Next, we see Sasori with Komushi’s parents, and then he makes Komushi into his first human puppet. Now, why would Sasori do this? Just to be creepy? No. Sasori did this because he cared about Komushi, and like he fixed his arm, he tried to fix him altogether. He thought maybe he could help those parents by making their child into an immortal puppet. After all, all of Sasori’s closest friends are puppets and they make him feel better. From Sasori’s perspective, this makes sense. And his grandma was horrified when she saw this: not because he did it, but because of why he did it. She understood what Sasori was dealing with. She knew that he depended on puppets like they were living people, and she knew why he would want to turn his dead friend into a puppet.
Basically, Sasori does feel emotions, he just doesn’t feel them unless he is close to the person, aka, a sociopath. I firmly believe that if someone really reached out to him, he would accept them into his world. Especially when he was in his teens. But no one did, and he turned himself into a living puppet. Sasori’s story is one of the most tragic in Naruto, or in any story really. To me, at least. Because it is somewhat relatable if you put yourself in his shoes. If you were given the cards he was dealt with, how would you turn out? Would you end up deficient in love, like Sasori?