List of Novels That Feature Protagonists with Vaginas

Estelion is proudlys prisents,

“WN Protagonists with Vagina”
Updated 2015/06/25

– (TS) = narou shorthand tag for genderswapped character (from the word ‘transsexual’)
– Being in Main Projects does not necessarily mean it is actively or quickly translated. Likewise, being a Side Project does not necessarily mean slow translations.

Main Projects

Evil God Average
(Cthulhu Average; Jashin Average)

When she stands, she’s like a white peony. When she sits, she’s like a tree peony. When she walks, she’s like a lily flower. And when you look her in the eyes, she’s like the Great King of Terror.
Despite having the qualities to be a peerless bishoujo, because of the look of her eyes and that atmosphere of hers, she’s feared by others; such a girl is forcefully sent to another world.
Being told that she would be granted a wish as a special favour, the girl made a wish────

“Make my eyes and atmosphere normal please.”

This is a story recounting the lifestyle in a parallel world of a girl who would be perfect (probably) if just her one weakpoint was overcome.

A fantasy comedy with magic, dungeons, and a hero and demon king(candidate) who she gets tangled up with.
She’s cursed though.

Notes: Translated by me! My most popular series! Eh? It’s unfair to put my own stuff at the top? Then make your own list!

Counter Stop!

This story follows Ryua, a girl whose village was razed and villagers slaughtered by demons. After escaping the village, Ryua wandered in the mountains until she stumbled upon a dungeon. A 100 floor dungeon, unknown to others. The 100th floor, deep underground, was occupied by the <King of Destruction> in the guise of a senile old man . After a difficult battle, she found herself boosted to an incredible strength and escaped the dungeon. This follows her adventures afterwards.
Notes: All abord the yuri train
Translations Here (TheLazy9)

The Vampire Princess Dreams a Rose Coloured Dream (TS)

I-, who was supposed to have died in an accident, awaken as my “Eternal Horizon Online”’s vampire princess character. It turns out that I, along with my entire pet, assets, and territory within the game had been transferred into a different word that was similar to the game. When fighting around, to be honest, I was in a higher post than my followers who are stronger than me, I also have no choice but to reign as the ‘me’ from the game. Furthermore the demons and beast of this world, and even demi-human start to follow me too, and before I knew it I had established a huge empire. Moreover, trouble from the appearance of mysterious enemies are just endless…
Notes: Like Overlord but some actual overlording instead of being a sissy and hiding as an adventurer for 2 arcs. Translator is a little fobby, but hopefully some editor recruits will fix this.
Translations Here (MadoSpicy)

The Reincarnated Princess Strikes Down Flags Again Today.(Tensei Oujo wa Kyou mo Flag o Tatakioru.; Tensei Oujo)

__I was reborn as a princess in the world of an otome game with memories of my previous life.
__Wait, what? I’m the Heroine’s love rival? You’re kidding! I have no intention of falling in love with any of those pathetic guys, because the one I like is a support character, the Commander of the Royal Knights.
__Except the Heroine—after being reincarnated in this shitty game where the support characters are way better than the love interests—is threatening to bring down my own life with flags, and I am determined to strike them down.

__Dreaming of the day she can be united with the one she longs for, the reincarnated princess will push on again today.

Translations Here (Kuki-san-chan!)

I Reincarnated Into an Otome Game as a Villainess With Only Destruction Flags…
(Destruction Flag Otome; Monkey Ojou)

I recovered my past memories when I was hit on the head by a rock. I am Katarina Claes, the eight year old daughter of the duke. In a feverish nightmare, during which I became the prince’s fiancee, I have realized that this is the otome game from the previous life. Also, I’ve turned into the villainess that interfered with the romance of the capture targets… If the heroine got a happy end, I would be exiled, while if she got a bad end, I would be killed by the capture target… I have no happy end!? Why is it only bad!? Somehow I have to avoid the destruction end, and reach old age peacefully!!

Mary & Maria best girls
– monkey ojou too cute
– somehow I can’t help but picture her in her previous life as the girl from Aho Girl
Translations Here (imperfectluck)

Alice Tale In Phantasmagoria (TS)

Arisugawa Akito suddenly finds himself in another world and another body, namely the one of the game character he just created. Female, game character. Alice. When there is no virtual reality technology around. Join him her as he she struggles with the world, her body and the puppies after her life as the dream of being the strongest feels suddenly far away…. as does being a man.
Notes: Energetic MC
Translations Here (Kadi)

Dragon Life

I used to be a human girl. I can’t recall my name. Because I’ve turned into a female dragon. What’s more, in a certain kingdom I am considered a sacred dragon. My diet consists of humans… Eh? Humans?
It seems that after eating a human, that human’s magical power is what sustains me. How G R O S S. By now I’ve gotten used to it and eat without batting an eyelid though. Eeh. I want to live, too.

I’m a type of dragon called an “Earth Dragon”, which for generations have formed contracts with humans in a certain kingdom, leading that kingdom to victory in war against another kingdom that they are on bad terms with.

I don’t care about that. I want to live in peace. Since I’ve come to an alternate reality, I want to live in tranqulity.

However, when living together with my fluffy rabbit friend, I got branded as a “man-eating dragon”. Growing tired of those sent to vanquish me, I entered human society, ending up serving in the castle, where tasty looking humans abounded.

When I felt down about my job, I was immediately informed that I had been selected for personal-reassignment. I’m to clean the 4th Knight Corps resting quarters. There I met a lineup of top-grade ingredient tasty looking humans.
– Somehow both horrific and incredibly cute
– Best dragon out
Translations Here (Vidar)

It seems like I got reincarnated into the world of a Yandere Otome game

Licorice, as a precocious child, suffers from a strange sense of deja vu. On the day her father told her about her fiancé, she realizes that her fiancé was actually a character from an otome game she once played in a previous life.

“I am the heroine’s rival from the game?
And in the bad ending, I get stabbed to death?
What a joke!”

The protagonist is determined to avoid the yanderes around her.

Translated Here (forgetfuldreamer)

An Otome Game’s Burikko Villainess Turned into a Magic Otaku

The high school girl Manami who had fallen down the emergency stairs at school had, before she noticed, become a three year old in the world of an Otome Game. What’s more, that little girl was one of the rival characters that appeared in the game; the can’t-take-a-hint-burikko-type-rival daughter of a marquis family. What awaited her at the end was social obliteration.
Though she did get a bad feeling about this… Aimi decided not to worry!
It was a dream after all, so that had nothing to do with her. For now, she’s going to master magic! Hooray!
Notes: I translate this! Obviously! Camille yayyy!

What Came to Mind During My Third Time in Another World was to For Now, Get Naked (TS)

After being tossed into another world, Ononogi Kazuto splendidly defeated the Demon King as the Hero. However, there was no sign of being able to return to his old world at all. The moment that he touched a gem that appeared at the Demon King’s throne, Kazuto was sent back to the first town, 《Azerleims》.

From here began the tale of this second time(NG+). He saved the imperial princess that he was unable to save in the second time, had a wedding with her, and after defeating the Demon King, met his happy end. Or at least that’s how it should have been. The True Demon King has suddenly appeared.

Although it was a tough battle together with his companions, Kazuto eventually defeated it. And from the mouth of the True Demon King appeared a gem. Although he had a bad feeling about it, Kaztuo reached his hand out towards it, and when he did, Kazuto was sent once again to the starting town, 《Azerleims》.

As you’d expect, by now Kazuto wasn’t really surprised, but the figure reflected in the mirror was female. Bewilderment. But at that point, Kazuto took one action.

“…Mn. For now, let’s get naked.”

Notes: Not bad at all! Good enough that I would’ve picked it up if I had less series, and good enough that I did a teaser for it!
Translated Here (HenOuji)

A God’s Timekiller: Vampire’s Banquet~Le Festin de Vampire. (TS)
神の暇つぶし  吸血鬼の饗宴~Le Festin de Vampire.

Though it was not a mistake of god, the protagonist has died and found himself in a white space with his only best friend who claims to be a god. Telling him he can go through a reincarnation only to to find himself having become a vampire girl in a fantasy world!!
Notes: Ehh..
Translated Here (thatguywhosthere)
and Here (LorCromwell)

I Will Live with Humility and Dependability as My Motto
(Kenkyo, Kenjitsu wo Mottoo ni Ikiteorimasu; KenkyoKenjitu)

It was something that happened while I was waiting for the day of the primary school entrance exam. I realised that I had become one of the characters of a shoujo manga that I loved reading in my old life, 『you are my dolce』.
The role I was assigned was a character who bullied the commoner protagonist and tried to get in the way of her love with a rich boy nicknamed Emperor; a typical villainess ojousama, Kisshouin Reika.
At the end of the story, Reika suffered the Emperor’s retribution and even her family fell into ruin. With the villain gone, the protagonist and the Emperor overcame their trials and became a couple. And they lived happily ever after.
Wait, that’s terrible for meee! The manga ended with just that, but I have to continue living my life after my family is ruined!
I’m fine with the protagonist having fun with her romance or love or whatever. I’ll erase my presence so that I don’t anger the Emperor.
Eh-? The story isn’t progressing well because there’s no villain, you say? But I’m busy saving up money and studying so that I can live well after the collapse.
Even if just a little, I want to avoid getting involved with the Emperor to avoid being ruined. If you two are a destined couple, then please just get together even without facing those trials.
In my previous life, I was a complete commoner. Right now I’m an ojousama from a rich family. I can’t forget the taste of junk food, so I’ll sneakily slip out of my house to buy potato chips.
Notes: Cutest MC ever (though I read the raws, so~)
Translated Here

Dying and Beginning, an Other World Reincarnation
(Shinde Hajimaru Isekai Tensei; Shinde Hajimaru)

Arisu Gin is a boy with girlish look. One day, he died when chasing after a rabbit. After realized that he was reincarnated into another world, he lost his consciousness.

The novel is the story about the daily life of a boy (now a girl) training magic, slaying goblins, killing ogres, making friends and get along with devil lord.

– translation is authorised
– translator seems to be Vietnamese native
Translated Here (AzureSky)

She Professed Herself the Pupil of the Wise Man (TS)

In one of the worlds that exist within virtual reality, Kagami held the title of one of the Nine Sages, a position that placed him at the pinnacle of magicians.
One day, he fell asleep in-game after pulling an all-nighter. When he opened his eyes, what he found was a world that was different to the one before… More important than anything else, was that the grizzled and dignified veteran’s body that he was used to, had now turned into an innocent little girl’s.
If his true identity was leaked, honestly speaking it was a situation where it was very possible that the solemn image he had built up until now would be destroyed.

And to deal with this problem, the excuse that he came up with was…

Notes: Fuzi Choco illustrates this!
Web Novel MTL here!

Teaser of the Light Novels Here (by me)

Manowa ~ Mamono Taosu, Nouryoku Ubau, Watashi Tsuyoku Naru
(KillStealGrow – I Kill Monsters, I Steal Powers, I Grow Stronger)
まのわ ~魔物倒す・能力奪う・私強くなる~

When she came to, she was in another world. A world just like the stage of a popular game, the girl “Kazane” collects and fights with monster skills in a Hyper Learning Story.

Before she realised it, she had saved a town, exposed a scandal, met a ghost, saved a princess, went into a hot spring, went into a hot spring, and spent her time going to the hot spring daily with her party.
In the fight against the approaching devil, Kazene confronts her own dark side during her destined reunion with the Big Cat.

Notes: Yuri-ish
Light Novel Translation Here (Tony Yon)

Side Projects and Teasers

Eh? But This Is So Ordinary, You Know?
(E? Heibon Desu yo??)
えっ? 平凡ですよ??

Yukari was a high school student when she died in a traffic accident, but when she woke up, she had been reincarnated as the daughter of a count in another world! But strangely, what was waiting for her was a life of poverty, so she decided to make use of the knowledge from her previous life.
– manga here

Notes: Cute stuff
Light Novel Translation Here (Vidar)

Tilea’s Worries (TS)

  With the progression of his Chuuni Disease, Shioda Tetsuya is shunned by his family, and dies in despair, a thirty three year old jobless virgin. He vowed that if he was born again, this time he would stay away from delusions and live life seriously. Fortunately, he reincarnated in another world as a girl named Tilea, and lived a happy life with her kind parents and adorable little sister, but…
  Lately, she’d been troubled. Her beloved sister had begun talking about how she was actually one of the Six Demon Generals, serving directly under Demon King Zorg, a descendant of the Three Great Demons. The situation was looking bad. She had to do something before this Chuuni Disease got any worse!
  This is a fantasy “misunderstanding story” about a protagonist who has not noticed in the slightest that she’s a “cheat”-like existence, and how in her efforts to heal her sister’s Chuuni Disease (except that she really is one of the Six Demon Generals), she somehow or other ended up setting out to defeat the Demon King.
Notes: Has an MTL here that’s further in.
Translated Here (by me)

The Bathroom Goddess

“The heck are you? A peeper?”

“Would it be possible for you to spare me a cup of water?”

This conversation that was obviously mismatched at a glance, was the meeting between the Japanese company employee, Tamano Izumi, and the one who would later be known as the Sacred Kingdom of Yohk’Zai’s strongest and greatest king, Huuron.

While she was in the middle of a bath, the bathroom window connected to a mysterious world. Izumi was just enjoying her baths while she bartered things with the various people that appeared beyond the window, but before long, she ended up deeply affecting the fate of that world…
It was annoying to think of a name, so I just went with whatever.

Notes: Soon to be translated here by Yorai-kun
Translated Here (by me)

Sorry, Oniisama!

After reincarnating in the novel I loved, I run left and right to save my beloved character from peril!
So that I can live a great life, I’ll cut down my villainness role, and even warp fate itself!
So become happy, okay? Oniisama!

Translated Here (by me)

I’m Back in the Other World?

My name is Fujino Sakura. It seems that I have a “past life” and “knowledge of it”. However, that knowledge or whatever was basically useless to me, and actually got in the way as I grew up. This is a story about how I ‘tripped’ back into the world of my old life.
Notes: Hopefully this turns into a culinary adventure
Translated Here (by me)
and possibly Here

The Black Knight Who Was Stronger than Even the Hero

In the shade of the dark forest, an oriental maiden with a troubled expression sighs to herself…
“Why did I forget…? No, I guess I wanted to forget. He’s finally here; that harem eroge protagonist…”
Notes: Hopefully a certain somebody will publicise his tl’s
Translated Here (imperfectluck)

Other Stuff (things that are not Japanese webnovels)

Descent of the Phoenix : 13 Years Old Princess Consort

The strongest female assassin from a special assassination force met her death one day on a mission. To her surprise, she woke up in the body of a 13 year old girl, Mu Rong Liu Yue. Through Liu Yue’s past memories, she found out that she was bullied due to the huge birthmark on her face, even though she came from a renowned family. Liu Yue was beaten to death by her own cousin, and that’s how she managed to enter Liu Yue’s battered body. The assassin then decided to live her life as Liu Yue and swore to revenge her death. With her extremely strong fighting skills, she soon attracted the attention of Prince Xuan Yuan Che, one of the Princes in the Tian Zhen Empire, who eventually took her as his Princess Consort. Best in terms of looks, intellect and fighting skills, many had wanted to assassinate Che for the fear that he’ll endager the current Crown Prince’s position. Of course, they would have to go through Liu Yue first. The battle for the throne then ensues…
– is a Chinese story
– has a manhua
– the little snippets of manhua images are a little jarring to me (e.g. description of black-haired guy and then a picture where he has white hair) so I personally get rid of all the images with firefox apps
Translated Here (Shiroyukineko)

Meow Meow Meow

A two years old ordinary cat travels through time to become a thousand years old demon cat Hua Miao Miao.
Little Miao Miao doesn’t understand the complications of life, still acting like an ordinary cat.

Unexpectedly, Hua Miao Miao meets Bi Qing Shen Jun, a warrior god who looks like her previous owner, and is tricked by him to go to the heavens to become his disciple.

Under the tutelage of shifu Bi Qing Shen Jun, after going through numerous painful challenges, little Miao Miao finally understands what it means to be a “cat.”

– Can’t undress in front of other people, except shifu.
– Can’t elope with other men, except shifu.
– Can’t hug or kiss other people, except shifu.
– Can’t accept roses from Xiao Tian Quan, except given by shifu.
– Can’t go to Underwater Third Prince’s place to eat fish, except cooked by shifu.
Uh…… what else?

Not allowed to go to a brothel to earn money? Not allowed to cause chaos or accept proposals?

Meow~ I don’t remember…… Shifu, don’t be angry.

All right, I’ll remember clearly in the future, please don’t eat me!

– is a Chinese story

Translated Here (gahmoon)

Not Japanese, not anything, but it’s Worm so why fucking not?

Would rec 10/10:

Baka-Tsuki Titles

Kino no Tabi
Gakuen Kino
Maria-sama ga miteru
Strike witches


Okobore Hime to Entaku no Kishi

Twelve Kingdoms

161 thoughts on “List of Novels That Feature Protagonists with Vaginas”

    1. why your site didn’t have warning,, LOL,,

      and aren’t krytykal have more tile,,, and t-ling LN not WN (not too sure)


  1. I’m just going to say I like this page, not because I read these stories, but due to the sheer novelty of the way you introduced these topics to your blog. Well done, good fellow, my hat is off to you, even as I lmfao (no idea how to make that part sound gentlemanly -.-)

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  2. That black knight thing, didn’t realise the hero is an eroge protagonist.That makes it like 200% worse. At least normal harem protagonists usually stop at unintentional sexual harassment, not whatever eroge ‘protagonist’ don’t stop at (namely rape).

    And counter stop is amazing with is pseudo game mechanics, and the like
    (harmless critter hp70/70)
    (Ryua sneezed. 200,000 atk. Harmless critter hp0/70)

    Mostly though this page is interesting.

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      1. Well, just anecdote, but I learned Katakana (and indirectly hiragana) from comparing Pokemon’s name to the letters used in game :v (JP version)

        After you recognize a i u e o and akasatanahamayarawan it gets easier to recognize that name input screen as a table \- -/


      1. I see, because Google Translate, yes I know it’s kinda bad, plus other ones said something like this “Feast of God of killing time vampire”, I just got the rough title. It seemed… alright. But I at least want to learn simple Japanese, but I’m afraid I can’t do that by myself just looking online. So just you wait. In a few years time, I’ll start to learn the basics!


              1. I know you translate web novels and aren’t in the business of teaching Japanese to the eager hopefuls, and I know this post is a year and a half old…


                I’m a beginner at Japanese; I’ve learned my Hiragana and Katakana, I know maybe ~50 Kanji and more than 100 words and I’ve learned enough Japanese passively by watching anime to get the rough gist of what is being said for anime that utilise mostly basic Japanese (and sometimes intermediate Japanese). Anyway, I can’t really continue learning Kanji & Vocab without grammar.

                And grammar is the bane of my existence.

                No matter how many explanations I read on the difference between は and が, it makes just a little bit of sense to me what the difference is, based on Tae Kim’s explanation. I’ve read a number of times in several different places that Tae Kim’s Guide leaves out a lot of stuff and works best as a revision guide, rather than a comprehensive explanation; falling short as a beginner’s guide.

                Basically, my question is:

                “What do you think would work best as a supplement (or complement) to Tae Kim’s Guide for someone struggling with wrapping their head around grammar fundamentals?”

                I’d be very grateful for any advice, links, or whatever you’ve got.


                1. Though this isn’t Este’s recommendation, I thought I’d just put my thoughts out there too. If you’re looking to systematically learn the language, then go the route many people have done in school by looking at professional textbooks that offer explanations and examples. One decent one would be the Genki series, which is what most schools use in my area.


                2. Also not Este’s recommendation. I cannot really vouch for this site as I haven’t really used it much myself, but perhaps you may find useful as a free resource:

                  Also I personally feel like the process of learning vocabulary and kanji is involved enough that it’s worthwhile doing even without knowledge of grammar. Even with grammar you can still miss out of correct usage and grammar, and you refine your knowledge of the words with experience anyway. Commiting kanji to memory is a long process that I don’t think hurts to get an start early on.


                  1. Thanks!

                    I actually started using Imabi yesterday, and it seems to be very comprehensive. Moreso, even, than Genki. I aim to learn Kanji, vocab and grammar all at the same time, but I’m so weak with grammar to the point where I know maybe three basic grammar points.


  3. Not Japanese, but Daybreak on Hyperion features a male protagonist… with a vagina, after an arrogant Noble performs a rather… unorthodox familiar summoning ritual. Gender Bender should count if you’e including Alice Tale, which is a Transfer-type, not a reincarnation, though both would probably qualify as a metempsychosis, or a transmigration of a soul to another body. That said, in Daybreak’s case it’s just as likely to be a metamorphosis with a physical transmigration, considering Kaede kept her stuff from when she was a he (well, only what he had on him).


  4. Shun’s in-game avatar in Only Sense Online is female, although I dunno if the devs would be allowed to code in vaginas. YUN IS JUSTICE.

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  5. Technically Hyperion and Alice Tales aren’t reincarnation’s theme (the MC don’t die and birth in other body)

    But in practice they are, because new body and new life in a new world. This is almost like reincarnation

    Although not contain the TG factor, the context is similar to Burikko (considered reincarnation-theme in some websites), or maybe is not explain the truth and the MC die in the first chapter (who know)


  6. There’s also sugar apple fairy tale, though it’s mostly romance and adventure of a sugar craftswoman.
    And there’s also the Heartbreaker Queen from Okobore Hime, they began to translate the ln.

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    1. I always figured that Will was the protagonist and Allison, the deuteragonist and namesake. Dunno about Lilia and Treize. I don’t know how I missed Slayers, it’s a classic. But we also have Dirty Pair. and if you’re going to mention MariMite (that Yurifest), then I call SutoPani! and SonoHana


  7. sorry, i never read alison (its in my i may read some day list) but i thought the main character was female so i put it


  8. nah, fluffly-san… Just asking a question …
    Is hiragana only consist of simple words? e.g. ne,shi,etc…
    Not like if you want to write words like “understanding” in Japanese that the result is just 1symbol?

    What I mean is that… There’s no combined words into 1symbol in hiragana? Well… katakana is pretty much the same…
    I memorized the hira and kana symbols in a span of few days and started drilling afterwards even now…

    I tried to learn kanji and downloaded the app at app store…
    After taking a peek at 1st level lessons… I already spat blood… Too much…and many… Can you recommend me a source in learning kanji?

    Thanks in advance and sorry for the inconvenience.


  9. This list is surprisingly short. Is it only my limited scope, or are there way too few (interesting) female characters in LNs/WNs (in general)? Most seem to be mere plot devices and when there’s a good woman MC, chances are it was a man, before [deus ex machina] gave him a vagina. Is there no audience for this, or why is that?


    1. There are female protagonist web novels for sure. Read a few. Simply not translated. Might make them next teaser. Theres this one about an office
      lady who transfers to a world where kemonomimi people keep humans as pets (because theyre cute, obedient and can talk). Naturally an ikemen picks her up and adopts her. Not rly suited for this bbblog though.


    2. If you’ve never heard of the bechdel test, google it. It’s not unique to LNs/WNs… But you’re basically seeing a filtered list. A story has to be read, understood, and liked by the translator enough to share with everyone, and when fan translators are mostly male, they’ll be able to more easily identify with male MCs. Even if the MC was only male for part of the prologue.

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      1. That’s pretty depressing.
        Oh well, I think I’ll read through this list and maybe by then I’ll get tired of female protagonists as much as I am tired of male protagonists. Character tropes only go so far before they get boring >_<


  10. Interesting list…been looking for something new to dive into so I might as well pick some.

    Thanks for the recommendations!


  11. Yeah I tried reading some of these but I can’t get into them unlike your yomigaeru releases. I guess I can’t deal with the vaginas lol.

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  12. When you feel like editing it, do ya think Dragon’s Life and maybe Stone Burners (its like Worm except the heroine is a shy (killer?) dragon girl with a double digit body count) should get a mention?


  13. “somehow I can’t help but picture her in her previous life as the girl from Aho Girl”
    THIS!! I knew I recognised her from somewhere!

    “Somehow both horrific and incredibly cute”
    Please, for the love of Angrod, I need more of this. If your Esteemed Holiness could perhaps use some your influence to encourage more translation, I would be most grateful.

    Also, more Cthulhu when?


  14. A God’s Timekiller: Vampire’s Banquet~Le Festin de Vampire
    ^-You’ve forgot to say that, sadly this one is unfinished; once the author reached a certain point in history, he went back to rewrite it all and fix mistakes, but suddenly disappeared from Shousetsuka ni Narou! before even reaching the point where he had left it originally.

    Dying and Beginning, an Other World Reincarnation
    ^-You’ve forgot (TS) tag in this one; Hideyoshi to girl is still (TS), like with OSO.


  15. I actually spent a little while just before you updated this a couple of days ago to pick up new stuff, so thanks!


  16. Off to read Meow Meow Meow. BANSAI. Also still can’t pronounce 35th’s full username. Damn tongue twister. MOAR female protagonists are needed. (Insert more random incoherent thoughts here)

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  17. Hi again! I’m just here to let you know that I started translating a web-novel with a female protagonist. Using the author’s own words, it’s a “self-made otome game “. I think it’s a pretty nice blend of comedy and d’aww-inducing fluff. The title I came up with was “The Magic Academy’s Romantic Circumstances.”

    (it’s actually my first translation effort ever and omg it takes absolutely forever! Hopefully it’s of okay quality. Props to everyone out there :D)


    1. it’s late and i don’t see an edit button for comments, but it’s actually “self-made otome game LOL”. I actually found it browsing through the otome game tag on syosetsu haha (same as Otoburi). Just so you know, it’s NOT a reincarnation plot!


        1. That would be nice! I’d probably be sending a bunch of “HELP ME” comments and flailing around, but that’d be nice!

          i’ll add contact details later cause i’m busy rn


            1. quick reply before I have to head out:

              Yes, I am! I just finished a semester of Japanese, and I’ll be taking more in the fall and spring. So I wouldn’t call myself a total beginner, but not that advanced.

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    1. yeah but it’s been more than a month and the TL’er is giving us teasers of other wn’s for some reason…


  18. I think it’s lovely how I can just search google for “Grand Arbiter of Translation Ethics” and find your page/wordpress/blog/synonym without even needing to track it down in the Followed Sites section.

    That being said, I’d like to point out Daybreak on Hyperion.

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      1. After scrolling up and seeing it already mentioned, I now feel like a blind piece of tofu.

        Anyhow, thanks for the consideration. I thoroughly enjoyed Daybreak on Hyperion, and think it should get a bit more recognition than it has.


          1. Why hello there Jesus, fancy seeing you here.

            That being said, I’d be curious as to what the base criteria of (most) series here is, aside from female leads. Personal enjoyment? A web translation? A light/web novel series? What exactly determines a light novel? It can be argued that there exist “English Light Novels”, stories written with common tropes and themes commonly existent within Japanese light novels.
            That being said, that was not exactly the point of this very late follow-up comment.

            I just felt it’d be interesting to note that, after seeing your previous comment on Worm, I decided to read it. I have since, in the past 2-3 days, read the first 15 arcs and effectively ruined my sleeping habits. Fun stuff.
            I really need to thank you for making this list — I’ve taken the time out of the past month (*cough* sleep *cough*) to track down around three quarters of it, and I was not disappointed.

            So thank you, and have a nice day.

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            1. Of course, then I press home to return to the top, and I read the title underneath the page’s title.

              I feel like walking into a wall. Oh look, there’s one now. I’d better get to that.


            2. And um, yes, generally translated stuff. Mostly translated Japanese stuff.

              This isn’t really a list of ‘LNs’ or anything, and I’ve debated about the definition of ‘LN’ as both a Japanese and English word before… But in general, I’ve argued that as an English word, it should only refer to anime-esque Japanese works. Mostly because we already have a corresponding term for the Japanese term; young adult fiction.


            3. I know how you feel, at first i was doubting whether or not to read Worm, since at that time I was more into Asian novels rather than American N. but it blew my mind, Taylor’s life during the whole journey from beginning was astonishing. I lost a few hours of sleep but it was worthy.

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              1. It took me a bit over one week to finish reading Worm. I regret nothing, aside from that fact that I couldn’t finish it in one solid week.

                That ending though…

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  19. OMG!!! I love you for putting Worm on the list!!! and I’ve been reading Chinese romance novels (following a few, and by few, I mean be a little more than 15 :P ), Do you mind if I share some Chinese R. novels?

    A mistaken marriage match: A generation of military counselor by Qian Lu (The female MC was a SWAT Captain)

    When A Snail Loves By Ding Mo (The FMC is smart and cool)

    Beautiful Wife And Genius Son by Si Yue Yao Yao (A lovely fictional modern story with a little twist)

    A Slight Smile is Very Charming (This one is cute and funny)

    The Bewitching Courtier by Lin Jiacheng (The MC travels back to her past to ensure her survival this time)

    …and if anyone has time to spare and would love to read more Chinese novels i’ll leave this link to the list i found:

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  20. I was wondering if you came across a series called ”maou the yusha” I thought it was a translated Japanese web novel but it turns out its an original and a chapter is released weekly. Its very entertaining and hopefully its a good read for u. Basically about a girl who reincarnates as the maou who finds out that all the preceding maous were killed by the yusha…. and ill let u decide if you want to carry on.

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      1. I know what you mean. But the author has gotten soooo much better and took in all the criticism that he/SHE recieved and learned from it and as I got to ch 20 I was completely hooked. 54 ch out noe


      2. The start it was kinda messy but it got soo much better, very fluid and honestly its a refreshing change to see a cool character like her. Plus i love the imps in the story ahh cute. But yer i think you should go and check it out again cause there has been an improvement in the style of writing.

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  21. Have you read…..And so the Girl Obtained a Wicked Girl’s Body
    そして少女は悪女の体を手に入れる probably one of the most stomach turning web novels.


      1. Well…. I find it weird that shes able to live another person’s life and act so normal. How can she not feel guilty….. I don’t no, I probably should of used another word to describe the novel. Its an emotional whirlpool sometimes I love her joyfulness and her idea of living life to the fullest…. but then I wonder how the actual frick does do ot so easily.


        1. Plus, she herself is a kind and somewhat simple person so I don’t know if she thinks it, but pretty much anybody else in her position would be maddened that the original Aika threw away her life, don’t you think?

          The protagonist and her parents struggled with her illness for 16 years. She never got to go outside or experience anything, and not only that, she vaguely knew that she wouldn’t have a future. Her parents, after working hard to support her for 16 years finally lost her to death as well.

          In comparison, this spoilt Aika girl, who’s surrounded by all these wonderful people (as protagonist-chan can attest to) just threw away her healthy body and life, probably without much thought to how her parents feel.

          Yeah, there should be guilt about living somebody else’s life, but a more vicious character might feel outrage rather than guilt, and think of it as making the best of a life and relationships that the original ingrate threw away.

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        2. And, I mean, she’s not like us. She’s been through a lot, emotionally.

          Sure, it takes either shamelessness or emotional-simplicity to not think too much about warmth that should have been showered on somebody else, but after dealing with the emotions she did in her first life, perhaps it just isn’t a big deal as it would be for you or me.

          I mean, she did spend almost her entire knowing life confined to a hospital. She didn’t know any friends, and the emotional pressure she had to deal with and the way in which her mind and values matured would obviously be different to a normal person.

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          1. God damn….. u just ruined me lol I completely agree with what you are saying. All I want is for some incest ro be honest….. call me fucked up but I ship her and her brother


              1. WAIT WAIT WAIT…….. U saying that there might be chance for this relationship to set sail….. listen im completly sain (i grew up with jesus and everything to do with the new testament), but if this happens then imma be shooting to the stars. imma have to rebuke now.


                  1. Hey sorry for the doofus question im about to ask. Do you know ehat happened to the translator? Or the website…. almost everything has vanished…. like my soul. But yer is the translator alright since he/she disappeared completely without a word. Idk why but I feel like ur the God of all translators who knows all the deets…. Like ur the top of the umbrella……wtf am I typing


      1. Pea didn’t update her blog anymore since dec22… As much I’d recommend it, it’s still undecided that its hiatus or stopped completely. But if you want to hang in a cliff on the latest chapter, go ahead and be like me ( ;-;).

        STILL she’ll come back… Maybe.


  22. HEY boop boop…… cough cough.. i was wondering if you have ever read The Slave Life of a Half-Dragon Girl (半竜少女の奴隷ライフ)….. but anyhow it may peek ur intrest (probably most things peek ur intrest…… ammiii right? RIGHT!!!!!), i believe ill be selling adult prodoucts on the street once i finish uni… so this is my way of practicing by selling you a novel. I know you have been very busy lately but hopefull this web novel can lift ur spirits up a little….. maybe not since the prologue is fucked up… the main character is a unfortiunate girl….. very unfortunate.. but EVERYTHING BECOMES FULFFYPPOPPO AFTER THE PRLG. Since its completed you can enjoy it to its full extent and know that you have acomplished a story TAADAAA. sORRY FOR ALL THIS INFO….. also yes my motif is to get you to translate it…
    Author Summary:

    A girl buried alive in an avalanche caused by an eruption, in a secret underground place she tasted the flesh of a dragon and became half-dragon half-human. Afterwards the girl who was to be sold as a slave was, she was bought by a kind-hearted boy. This novel is about a girl who became a Half-Dragon and a boy who has healing magics, A story about their carefree journey.

    Author Warning: The 3 prologue stories will contain rather depressing subjects. It will contain death and sexual content. The main story is planned to be fundamentally heartwarming, but those who have difficulty with those subjects should read with caution.

    Related Tags: R-15 for cruel depiction, “Romance?” , Female Protagonist, Male Protagonist, Battle, Fantasy, Slave
    5 volumes and 98 chapters (103 total including prologue, epilogue, and extra chapters)



  23. After reading too many wns from this list (as well as all these other isekai light/web novels ) I ended up getting swept along with the hype wave and wrote my own version I.e. web novel orz ( though it’s still in progress). Call me a sheep all you want. But anyhow, since it’s partially your fault for getting me into this whole genre (esp the female lead ones) I’ll swallow my embarrassment and share it,

    As for the non tsundere translation: thanks for being an instrument of inspiration ^^ your translations and how you go above and beyond to even share images of food mentioned in each chapter (and make me hungry) are awesome O(≧∇≦)O


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