The Reader and Protagonist Definitely Have to Be in True Love – Cool New Obsession

I have a cool new obsession – translated Japanese and Chinese light novels and web fiction. It all started when I was browsing the internet and found Novel Updates. That website has a forum and, most importantly, a directory of translated Asian novels! It’s all free, of course.

It’s really awesome. The novels are translated by fans or by the publisher. Here’s a list of the top three most popular novels:

Martial World
Warlock of the Magus World
Everyone Else is a Returnee

The first two are Chinese martial arts fantasy novels with a setting similar to ancient China but with lots of supernatural action. The third is a Korean science fiction novel set in the future and with a lot of epic story elements like monsters, angels, parallel worlds, etc.

However, my latest addiction is not any of those but a newly translated novel – The Reader and Protagonist Definitely Have to Be in True Love. The novel is a fast-paced romance that’s very meta. It features a reader and his partner is the protagonist of the novel he has been reading. The reader gets transported into the world of the novel, with funny, cute, and action-packed consequences.

Reader and Protagonist is really frickin’ hilarious and one of the early chapters features a kiss between the main character and a skeleton!

reader and protagonist must be in true love
Kissing a skeleton

How can you not love a story after seeing/reading that? I nearly died of laughter so many times when I was reading this that I now have no energy left! Anyway, I highly recommend this for all people who love fantasy fiction.


One comment

  1. The top two sound interesting. I’m not much in to novels these days. But they do sound interesting. Thanks for the link too :D.


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