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Light Novel 'Dakara Boku wa, H ga Dekinai' to End With its 11th Volume

by Brand
Aug 1, 2013 8:46 AM | 27 Comments
"Dakara Boku wa, H ga Dekinai" will reach the story's climax with the 11th volume. The first novel was published in 2010 and the light novel series was adapted into a manga and animated series during its serialization.

"Dakara Boku wa, H ga Dekinai" is the first light novel series written by Tachibana Pan that was directed toward a broad audience. Aside from being a new novelist, Tachibana Pan is most known for being a scenario writer for adult video games, so his light novels also contain ecchi elements within the story. Beginning with the "Dakara Boku wa, H ga Dekinai" series, he plans on furthering his work in writing.

The final volume of "Dakara Boku wa, H ga Dekinai" will be published on August 20th, and Tachibana Pan's newest light novel, "Masochistic Ecstasy", will begin on the 25th.

Source: Boku-H 11th Volume Announcement Page, Masochistic Ecstasy Announcement Page, Tachibana Pan Tweet

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I dunno about the LN. But i pretty much disliked the anime adaptation. Not because of fanservices/harem cliches, but its horrendous plot and terrible pacing which left me with big WTF face on each episodes. I liked the series better when it still focused solely on comedy/over the top silliness, but the fact that it tried too hard to become full blown action on later epsiodes is just cringeworthy for me.

Aug 14, 2013 8:19 PM by Amiluhur

The manga adaptation side story "Dakara Boku Wa, H Ga Dekinai - Caesar no Bonno" "So I can't Play H - Caesar's Desires" also ended this month. Volume 3 which just came out on August 12th was the final one. Caesar is Ryosuke's dog.

Aug 14, 2013 10:42 AM by hpulley

another end :/

Aug 2, 2013 2:11 AM by makarov52

MaxY- said:
Good riddance,the anime sucked ass and the LN was probably the same.


You're right about the anime, but I doubt the LN is that bad. Haven't read it myself, but the manga adaption is infinitely better than the anime.

Aug 2, 2013 1:19 AM by luinthoron

Good riddance,the anime sucked ass and the LN was probably the same.

Aug 1, 2013 11:38 PM by M4XY

Not sure if I want to read the LN or not but might pick it up later. Can't judge a series just cause of the anime.

Aug 1, 2013 9:32 PM by QwaserLi

Even masterpieces must come to an end, in this case Dakara will leave a legacy in terms of characterization, social commentary and writing innovation behind. It's influence on the whole industry will remain even it reaches it's conclusion.

Aug 1, 2013 8:57 PM by Aristote

I'm not really hyped by the anime anyway.

Aug 1, 2013 4:02 PM by NeoAnkara

All this talk about predictable couple makes me want to promote Chikan Otoko since it's such a masterpiece and yet so underrated. Sad that it's a doujin and will never be animated...

Aug 1, 2013 3:58 PM by EasyGo-er

Stark700 said:
I read the manga only for this but considering the way the anime was handled, I'm not sure I'll give the LN a try.
I say you have it backwards: don't judge the source material by an adaptation, either the anime or the manga. The original is usually best and that is the case with the novels here as well.

Some 4-koma manga anime adaptations are better but never novels IMO.

Aug 1, 2013 3:43 PM by hpulley

Well at least it's a novel not a manga.

Aug 1, 2013 3:34 PM by Mr_Gutts

I read the manga only for this but considering the way the anime was handled, I'm not sure I'll give the LN a try.

Aug 1, 2013 1:35 PM by Stark700

TheNaturalPerm said:
dunno bout the light novel but the anime was damn bad...sad excuse of a plot
Yes,the anime was pretty lame.Didn't really enjoy it at all.

Aug 1, 2013 1:24 PM by DeathRadiation

GuiltyKing said:
That's what I don't like about those kinds of novels. You just know right from the start who's going to win and all the tension gets lost fairly quickly.
I know this is true and yet somehow I always got caught up in it and it feels tense for me anyway... even though I know how they will end every time!

But it is the journey that is fun. You can read the last pages of the last novel to find out who wins but you miss all the scenery, comedy, excitement all along the way.

Aug 1, 2013 11:15 AM by hpulley

So this one is ending as well.

Aug 1, 2013 11:05 AM by kyuuyou

That's what I don't like about those kinds of novels. You just know right from the start who's going to win and all the tension gets lost fairly quickly.

Aug 1, 2013 11:02 AM by Rachmaninow

symbv said:
^ But the ending of the anime is anime original I heard?
Of course, the novels were nowhere near finished at that time so it...

Will see how novel 11 ends in a few weeks I guess... Though Japanese novels usually end with the predictable couple. I can't remember the last time I was surprised at the very end though they usually pull a few tricks to make me think they willl... and then they don't, the original couple is almost always together at the end.

Aug 1, 2013 10:44 AM by hpulley

Really? so they weren't ever deciding to continue adapting the rest of the volumes. I thought the anime ending was the best thing about it, usually it just drags when it comes to romance in anime like that, so I was surprised.

Aug 1, 2013 10:41 AM by tsudecimo

^ But the ending of the anime is anime original I heard?

Aug 1, 2013 10:36 AM by symbv

GuiltyKing said:
I'd bet that Lisara (red-haired one) gets the guy at the end and best girl (blond one OR childhood friend) can go and fuck herself.

Ummm..

Aug 1, 2013 10:34 AM by tsudecimo