History LightNovel / GuinSaga

27th Jan '16 10:47:08 PM Prfnoff
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An anime adaptation was broadcast between April and September 2009 with 26 total episodes that cover the first 16 volumes. Creator/SentaiFilmworks licensed the series for English distribution and released the series in two parts.

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An anime adaptation was broadcast by Creator/{{NHK}} between April and September 2009 with 26 total episodes that cover the first 16 volumes. Creator/SentaiFilmworks licensed the series for English distribution and released the series in two parts.
27th Jan '16 10:46:33 PM Prfnoff
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'''''Guin Saga''''' is a huge (130 volumes) series of HighFantasy LightNovels in a sword-and-sorcery world, arguably ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' of the Japanese fantasy genre, when it comes down to defining the genre.

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'''''Guin Saga''''' ''Guin Saga'' is a huge (130 volumes) series of HighFantasy LightNovels in a sword-and-sorcery world, arguably ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' of the Japanese fantasy genre, when it comes down to defining the genre.
13th Dec '15 4:11:57 PM Willbyr
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17th Dec '14 9:54:25 AM dmasterxd
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An anime adaptation was broadcast between April and September 2009 with 26 total episodes that cover the first 16 volumes. Creator/SentaiFilmworks licensed the series for English distribution and released the series in two parts. The quality of the English dub for the second half has become [[SoBadItsGood pretty infamous]].

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An anime adaptation was broadcast between April and September 2009 with 26 total episodes that cover the first 16 volumes. Creator/SentaiFilmworks licensed the series for English distribution and released the series in two parts. The quality of the English dub for the second half has become [[SoBadItsGood pretty infamous]].
17th Dec '14 9:49:30 AM dmasterxd
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* GagDub: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmEESOXQJso Sentai Filmworks' dub]] sure sounds like one. Someone sounds like Droopy. Yep, most likely a gag dub.
5th Aug '14 9:08:56 PM Angeldeb82
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As the story progresses, [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters more characters are introduced]], and at times it's even difficult to remember who the designated protagonist is at any given time. Any of the story's arcs include fighting, political intrigue and lots of [[CharacterDevelopment character development]].

For the first 19 volumes, the art was done by Naoyuko Kato before the job was taken up by FinalFantasy artist Creator/YoshitakaAmano until volume 57 when he was replaced by Jun Suemi. Shinobu Tanno replaced him at volume 88.

In 2003, the first three books of the series were published in English as hardcover versions, sans any of the original art, by American publisher Vertical. Vertical later republished these books (as well as the following two) in paperback form with the original cover art and insert art in 2007. However, they had said there are no plans to release any more volumes, despite each book ending on massive [[CliffHanger cliff hangers]], as the sales weren't that high, despite several positive literature reviews. The novels have also been published in German, French, Russian, Italian, Korean and Chinese.

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As the story progresses, [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters more characters are introduced]], and at times it's even difficult to remember who the designated protagonist is at any given time. Any of the story's arcs include fighting, political intrigue and lots of [[CharacterDevelopment character development]].

CharacterDevelopment.

For the first 19 volumes, the art was done by Naoyuko Kato before the job was taken up by FinalFantasy Franchise/FinalFantasy artist Creator/YoshitakaAmano until volume 57 when he was replaced by Jun Suemi. Shinobu Tanno replaced him at volume 88.

In 2003, the first three books of the series were published in English as hardcover versions, sans any of the original art, by American publisher Vertical. Vertical later republished these books (as well as the following two) in paperback form with the original cover art and insert art in 2007. However, they had said there are no plans to release any more volumes, despite each book ending on massive [[CliffHanger cliff hangers]], {{cliff hanger}}s, as the sales weren't that high, despite several positive literature reviews. The novels have also been published in German, French, Russian, Italian, Korean and Chinese.



* AGodAmI: [[spoiler:Aldo Naris, though being a God isn't his final goal]].



* {{Anticlimax}}: Guin has a habit of ending fights that have been played up as big climactic encounters with one sucker-punch to the gut; in the anime, the dramatic music is suddenly cut off to emphasize this.
* AuthorExistenceFailure: Kaoru Kurimoto passed away on 26 May 2009 after fighting pancreatic cancer for years, while the anime was still airing. With her death, there can't be definitive ending for ''Guin Saga''. Though technically, the series "ended" at volume 100, with everything after that being gravy for the fans.

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* {{Anticlimax}}: AntiClimax: Guin has a habit of ending fights that have been played up as big climactic encounters with one sucker-punch to the gut; in the anime, the dramatic music is suddenly cut off to emphasize this.
* AuthorExistenceFailure: Kaoru Kurimoto passed away on 26 May 2009 after fighting pancreatic cancer for years, while the anime was still airing. With her death, there can't be a definitive ending for ''Guin Saga''. Though technically, the series "ended" at volume 100, with everything after that being gravy for the fans.



* BlackAndWhiteMorality: Rinda tends to believe in this, though the series itself tends to side with a more GrayAndGrayMorality.

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* BlackAndWhiteMorality: Rinda tends to believe in this, though the series itself tends to side with a more GrayAndGrayMorality.GreyAndGrayMorality.



* AGodAmI: [[spoiler:Aldo Naris, though being a God isn't his final goal.]]



* KarmaHoudini: With the author's death, a number of people who should get their comeuppance in the novels seem to have gotten off scot-free (most notably [[spoiler:Istovan]]. In the novels, [[spoiler:Flori]] gets a free pass on [[spoiler:sleeping with the mistress's husband and almost running off with him.]] In fact, she gets to have all sorts of fun adventures with [[spoiler:Guin and his team]] and it's heavily implied that her son will be a great man someday.

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* KarmaHoudini: With the author's death, a number of people who should get their comeuppance in the novels seem to have gotten off scot-free (most notably [[spoiler:Istovan]]. In the novels, [[spoiler:Flori]] gets a free pass on [[spoiler:sleeping with the mistress's husband and almost running off with him.]] him]]. In fact, she gets to have all sorts of fun adventures with [[spoiler:Guin and his team]] and it's heavily implied that her son will be a great man someday.



* NonHumanSidekick: Suni

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* NonHumanSidekick: SuniSuni.



* RealWomenNeverWearDresses: Lady Amnelis take this to the extreme, reacting with disgust when shown the array of dresses her father wants her to wear. Her attitude is somewhat justified by the StayInTheKitchen attitude everyone around her seems to have in regards to her desire for battle. Pretty much everybody she talks to wants her to take off her armor, put on a dress, and get married, and in some cases, they go to great length to humiliate her into submission. Apart from her occasional empty threats in resistance, it works.
* ReliableTraitor: Karthon

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* RealWomenNeverWearDresses: RealWomenDontWearDresses: Lady Amnelis take this to the extreme, reacting with disgust when shown the array of dresses her father wants her to wear. Her attitude is somewhat justified by the StayInTheKitchen attitude everyone around her seems to have in regards to her desire for battle. Pretty much everybody she talks to wants her to take off her armor, put on a dress, and get married, and in some cases, they go to great length to humiliate her into submission. Apart from her occasional empty threats in resistance, it works.
* ReliableTraitor: KarthonKarthon.
* TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized



* {{Shadowland}}: Nospherus

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* {{Shadowland}}: NospherusNospherus.



* SmallAnnoyingCreature: Suni

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* SmallAnnoyingCreature: SuniSuni.



* TallDarkAndHandsome: Istavan

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* TallDarkAndHandsome: IstavanIstavan.



* TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized



* TropeMaker: Many of the tropes universal in Japanese RPG have their origin in the novel.
* WaifProphet: Rinda

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* TropeMaker: {{Trope Maker|s}}: Many of the tropes universal in Japanese RPG have their origin in the novel.
* WaifProphet: RindaRinda.



* {{Wutai}}: The Country of Khume

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* {{Wutai}}: The Country of KhumeKhume.
27th Jun '14 11:12:40 AM Westrim
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In 2003, the first three books of the series were published in English as hardcover versions, sans any of the original art, by American publisher Vertical. Vertical later republished these books (as well as the following two) in paperback form with the original cover art and insert art in 2007. However, they had said there are no plans to release any more volumes, despite each book ending on massive [[CliffHanger cliff hangers]], as the sales weren't that high, despite [[HypeBacklash several positive literature reviews]]. The novels have also been published in German, French, Russian, Italian, Korean and Chinese.

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In 2003, the first three books of the series were published in English as hardcover versions, sans any of the original art, by American publisher Vertical. Vertical later republished these books (as well as the following two) in paperback form with the original cover art and insert art in 2007. However, they had said there are no plans to release any more volumes, despite each book ending on massive [[CliffHanger cliff hangers]], as the sales weren't that high, despite [[HypeBacklash several positive literature reviews]].reviews. The novels have also been published in German, French, Russian, Italian, Korean and Chinese.



An anime adaptation was broadcast between April and September 2009 with 26 total episodes that cover the first 16 volumes. Creator/SentaiFilmworks has licensed the series for English distribution, and released the series in two parts. The quality of it's English dub for the second half has become [[SoBadItsGood pretty infamous]].

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An anime adaptation was broadcast between April and September 2009 with 26 total episodes that cover the first 16 volumes. Creator/SentaiFilmworks has licensed the series for English distribution, distribution and released the series in two parts. The quality of it's the English dub for the second half has become [[SoBadItsGood pretty infamous]].



** effectively more of a deconstructed FauxActionGirl: she's devoted itself to being a LadyOfWar, but doesn't fight herself, and various signs (and comments by characters) show she doesn't have the attitude for it. Explained that she's driven more by personal reasons such as her refusal to StayInTheKitchen than because she actually belongs on the battlefield.

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** effectively Effectively more of a deconstructed FauxActionGirl: she's devoted itself to being a LadyOfWar, but doesn't fight herself, and various signs (and comments by characters) show she doesn't have the attitude for it. Explained that she's driven more by personal reasons such as her refusal to StayInTheKitchen than because she actually belongs on the battlefield.



* AnachronismStew: The series seems to take place in some kind of medieval fantasy-world at first... then comes the apparent fact that the Mongohls that attack the protagonists' city in the beginning have ''lasers with them'', and that there's a highly advanced-looking ''teleportation device'' in the tower at the center of said city.

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* AnachronismStew: The series seems to take place in some kind of medieval fantasy-world at first... then comes the apparent fact that the Mongohls Mongauls that attack the protagonists' city in the beginning have ''lasers with them'', and that there's a highly advanced-looking ''teleportation device'' in the tower at the center of said city.



* AuthorExistenceFailure: Kaoru Kurimoto passed away on 26 May 2009 after fighting pancreatic cancer for years, while the anime is still airing. With her death, there can't be definitive ending for ''Guin Saga''. Though technically, the series "ended" at volume 100, with everything after that being gravy for the fans.

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* AuthorExistenceFailure: Kaoru Kurimoto passed away on 26 May 2009 after fighting pancreatic cancer for years, while the anime is was still airing. With her death, there can't be definitive ending for ''Guin Saga''. Though technically, the series "ended" at volume 100, with everything after that being gravy for the fans.



* BrokenBird: [[spoiler:Lady Amnelis]]
* ChasteHero: Guin, at least through volume 16. [[spoiler:In the light novels it is later revealed that he was married before, and he gets married again even later. It doesn't go very well though.]]

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* BrokenBird: [[spoiler:Lady Amnelis]]
Lady Amnelis
* ChasteHero: Guin, at least through volume 16. [[spoiler:In In the light novels it is later revealed that he was married before, and he gets married again even later. It doesn't go very well though.]]



* GagDub: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmEESOXQJso Sentai Filmworks' dub]] sure sounds like one. That or TheyJustDidntCare. Someone sounds like Droopy. Yep, most likely a gag dub.

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* GagDub: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmEESOXQJso Sentai Filmworks' dub]] sure sounds like one. That or TheyJustDidntCare. Someone sounds like Droopy. Yep, most likely a gag dub.



* IncurableCoughOfDeath: [[spoiler:Lady Amnelis' father.]]

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* IncurableCoughOfDeath: [[spoiler:Lady Lady Amnelis' father.]]



* RealWomenNeverWearDresses: Lady Amnelis take this to the extreme, reacting with disgust when shown the array of dresses her father wants her to wear. Her attitude is somewhat justified by the StayInTheKitchen attitude everyone around her seems to have in regards to her desire for battle. Pretty much everybody she talks to wants her to take off her armor, put on a dress, and get married, and in some cases, they go to great length to humiliate her into submission. [[spoiler:Apart from her occasional empty threats in resistance, it works.]]

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* RealWomenNeverWearDresses: Lady Amnelis take this to the extreme, reacting with disgust when shown the array of dresses her father wants her to wear. Her attitude is somewhat justified by the StayInTheKitchen attitude everyone around her seems to have in regards to her desire for battle. Pretty much everybody she talks to wants her to take off her armor, put on a dress, and get married, and in some cases, they go to great length to humiliate her into submission. [[spoiler:Apart Apart from her occasional empty threats in resistance, it works.]]
27th Jun '14 11:02:00 AM PurpleWarrior13
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An anime adaptation was broadcast between April and September 2009 with 26 total episodes that cover the first 16 volumes. Creator/SentaiFilmworks has licensed the series for English distribution, with the first 13 episodes being released in March.

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An anime adaptation was broadcast between April and September 2009 with 26 total episodes that cover the first 16 volumes. Creator/SentaiFilmworks has licensed the series for English distribution, with the first 13 episodes being and released the series in March.two parts. The quality of it's English dub for the second half has become [[SoBadItsGood pretty infamous]].
17th May '14 8:14:34 PM AnoBakaDesu
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16th Apr '14 9:17:05 PM Chris
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An anime adaptation was broadcast between April and September 2009 with 26 total episodes that cover the first 16 volumes. Sentaiworks has licensed the series for English distribution, with the first 13 episodes being released in March.

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An anime adaptation was broadcast between April and September 2009 with 26 total episodes that cover the first 16 volumes. Sentaiworks Creator/SentaiFilmworks has licensed the series for English distribution, with the first 13 episodes being released in March.
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