I was recently tagged in this brand new tag that’s been floating around in the blogosphere. It’s the “Give It a Light Novel Title Challenge” and I was nominated by Pinkie from Pinkie’s Paradise. Thank you so much, Pinkie!
For those of my followers that don’t get the joke, there’s been a trend of light novel series (shorter novels from a word count standpoint) and anime adaptations that have ridiculously long titles. Here are some examples from real series for context:
That Time I Got Reincarnated As a Slime
Is It Wrong To Try to Pick Up Girls In a Dungeon?
Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
Yes, non-anime fans who are reading this. This is actually a thing and I’m not making up the names of these series at all. Here are the rules for this particular tag…
Choose up to five anime, manga or visual novel series that have a short title.
Light novels that have shorter titles (Date A Live for example) are also allowed.
Give these series a new title based on those classic overly long Light Novels we love!
If someone has already picked a series you wanted. It’s OK! Let’s see your own take on the title!
Link back to the original post so I can read people’s suggestions, I’d love to read everyone’s ideas. (it’s this post right here)
Include Give it a Light Novel title in your tags so everyone including myself can find them all easily. (my tags are getting out of hand)
Nominate around 1-6 bloggers.
Let’s make some insanely long names for pre-existing anime series that sound like modern light novels. I hope these alternate names can provide you some humor.
Being a Top Prize Fighter in a Dystopian City Will Cost You an Arm and a Leg.
Read or Die series:
Paper Makes for Excellent Weaponry for Secret Missions, Don’t You Think?!
Kimba the White Lion:
Son, One Day Some of Our Friends, Family, Enemies, and Us Will Be Abducted and Cloned by a Mouse.
Nothing Says Excellent Baking Skills Like Using Bread-Making Superpowers and Parodying Several Anime Along the Way.
Hikaru no Go:
Becoming a Professional Go Player Was Unexpected. All It Took Was a Thousand-Year-Old Ghost to Merge With My Mind.
Hope you enjoyed my pretentiously long titles. Anything stand out to you?
Here are my nominees:
All photos and GIFs are property of their respective owners and used under US “Fair Use” laws.
Texhnolyze is property of Madhouse and Funimation. The DVD cover is from Target and is property of Geneon USA.
Read or Die is property of Studio Deen and Aniplex of America. The GIF is from Fandomand is property of Studio Deen and Aniplex of America.
Kimba the White Lion is property of Tezuka Productions and Nozomi Entertainment. The scene is from Nozomi Entertainment and is property of Tezuka Productions and Nozomi Entertainment.
Yakitate!! Japan is property of Sunrise and Nozomi Entertainment. The GIF is from Make a GIF and is property of Sunrise.
Hikaru no Go is property of Studio Pierrot and Viz. The GIF is from Amino Apps and is property of Studio Pierrot and Viz.