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    General Politics Thread

    Well maybe, if it was a nationwide list. But the only country I know of that has a nationwide list with open PR is the Netherlands (they have no threshold either which makes it even more extreme). More likely I'd expect most constituencies would have 6-10 members each, which would keep the...
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    General Politics Thread

    The easiest way around that is to have what's called an open list, which is where you make it so that rather than just voting for a party list, you vote for a specific candidate within the list. There are lots of countries around the world (Open list - Wikipedia) that use open list PR rather...
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    General Politics Thread

    You're in Sheffield? That makes things make much more sense. But all the Labour gains realistically possible on parliamentary level from the map being redrawn away from the Lib Dems have already happened. Everywhere left the Conservatives are the only possible winners. Twickenham, Richmond...
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    General Politics Thread

    If you think destroying the Lib Dems would hand Labour ANY of the Lib Dems current seats in parliament then you're living in cloud cuckooland. If the Lib Dems were destroyed then every single one of those seats would go to the Conservatives, and not by a small margin (except Caithness etc...
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    General Politics Thread

    A long standing and highly effective strategy of the Conservative Party at all levels has been to allocate money to those that they want to vote Conservative and cuts to those who they either think will not or think will do so regardless. In the past, the North (being in the "not" category)...
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    Anime name

    That sounds very much like Tatoeba Last Dungeon Mae no Mura no Shounen ga Joban no Machi de Kurasu Youna Monogatari
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    Ten Years Ago…What Were You Watching in 2011?

    2011 was the year I started watching anime properly, but was also therefore the last year in which I didn't watch any series from that year... until 2020. So the things I was watching that year were watching Inuyasha, Naruto, Bleach, Code Geass, Haruhi, Clannad, all of which were enjoyable (or...
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    Hidden gems of the 2010s

    It was released over here by Beez Entertainment.
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    Anime UK News Review of 2020 Part 1: Manga and Light Novels

    There already were several authors with multiple light novel releases in English - ignoring stuff from the same franchise (however loosely connected) and releases from before the tokyopop collapse and seven seas pulling out of the market, there's NISIOISIN, Kawahara Reki, Kamiya Yuu, Kanou...
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    The News Thread (for news that does not need a thread)

    These things are all true, but it's also worth bearing in mind that written Japanese is a much more compact language than languages using variants of the Latin alphabet are. By far the main reason reason why titles in English tend to be so short is because once you get more than 3 or 4 words the...
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    Crunchyroll to Delist Over 50 Anime Shows on 1st August 2020

    Sad that Yuyushiki won't be available legally in the UK any more.
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    List of Light Novels Released in English

    This week's releases: Kingdom Hearts III: The Novel 2 Magic User: Reborn in Another World as a Max Level Wizard 2 (Physical release) Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation 6 (Physical release) Bibliophile Princess 3 (E-Book ONLY) Cooking with Wild Game 8 (E-Book ONLY) Der Werwolf: The Annals of...
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    List of Light Novels Released in English

    Well, bookdepository have followed their parent company (Amazon) into removing stuff for reasons they refuse to tell anyone, so I guess I won't be able to use their rankings anymore.
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    List of Light Novels Released in English

    This week's releases: Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- 13 WorldEnd: What Do You Do at the End of the World? Are You Busy? Will You Save Us? EX Konosuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World! 3 Bungo Stray Dogs 4 Classroom of the Elite 5 (Physical release) Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up...
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    List of Light Novels Released in English

    This week's releases: The Rising of the Shield Hero 17 Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash level. 13 - Heart, Open, A New Door (Physical release) Adachi and Shimamura 1 (Physical release) The Extraordinary, the Ordinary, and SOAP! 2 (E-Book ONLY) Lazy Dungeon Master 11 (E-Book ONLY) Buck Naked in Another...
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    List of Light Novels Released in English

    J-Novel Club have licensed: My Instant Death Ability is So Overpowered, No One in This Other World Stands a Chance Against Me! / Sokushi Cheat ga Saikyousugite Isekai no Yatsura ga Marude Aite ni Naranai n desu ga Originally a web novel published on Shousetsuka ni Narou Published in Japan...
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    List of Light Novels Released in English

    This week's releases: Bleach: Can’t Fear Your Own World 1 Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest 8 (Physical release) An Archdemon's Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride 6 (Physical release) I Had That Same Dream Again (Physical release) Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear 1 (Physical release) Didn’t I...
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    List of Light Novels Released in English

    Yen Press have licensed: The World's Finest Assassin, Reincarnated in a Different World as an Aristocrat / Sekai Saikou no Ansatsusha, Isekai Kizoku ni Tensei suru Originally a web novel published on Shousetsuka ni Narou Published in Japan under Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko Series ongoing on 4...
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    List of Light Novels Released in English

    Seven Seas have licensed: Berserk of Gluttony / Boushoku no Berserk: Originally a web novel published on Shousetsuka ni Narou Published in Japan under GC Novels Series ongoing on 6 volumes Web novel ongoing on 180 chapters (not divided into volumes) Volume 1 scheduled for release in January...
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    List of Light Novels Released in English

    This week's releases: Full Metal Panic! 7 (E-Book ONLY) Neon Genesis Evangelion: ANIMA (E-Book ONLY) The Ryuo's Work is Never Done! 12 (E-Book ONLY) The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter 1 (E-Book ONLY)
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