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The Anime Trope System: Stone vs. Viper, Book 1

A LitRPG (ATS)
Narrated by: David Reimer
Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (144 ratings)
Regular price: $19.95
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Publisher's Summary

At the mercy of an unknown entity, Clyde gets tossed into the anime world. Yes, it exists, we just don't know it. There, he's declared the Stone, the anime main character. One day, he must kill the Viper, or else it's good-bye, Earth. 

This is the comedic tale of a young man vs. cliche anime tropes. Yep, there's nothing like random anime girls falling in love with you...over anything, crazy yanderes, or that girl with the absurd charisma. But hey, at least he's able to level up, just like the RPGs. 

Will he find the true purpose of this cruel game, or will the anime tropes consume him? 

A lover of character development...  

Warning: This audiobook contains sexual content, scenes, and sexual humor fit for anime fans (and ramps up a lot after chapter seven). You have been warned.

©2018 Alvin Atwater (P)2018 Alvin Atwater

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good book I need morw

Loved this book, the story was great although I think that the mc is not UDI one of his skills well make that two of them which he could use to get out of the harem bad ending to a happy ending

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Fun and great!

If you like litrpgs, and harem books you will love this one, I can’t wait for the next one.

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Tropes galore, story is wanting

You may have heard me recently say that I am a fan of Anime, but really only hit something like 3 series altogether, those being Naruto, Inuyasha, and Cowboy Beboop. I have watched a lot of others, but I am really only devoted to those three. I have seen Death Note, Full Metal Alchemist, Bleach, Dragon Ball, etc. So, I may not be as knowledgeable as others I do know what anime is and the tropes it produces. So, I really thought I would love to give this a shot and see how this set in comparison to what I know about Anime tropes.
First of all, the narrator, David Reimer is going to play a huge factor in the score of this book. SO, I’m going to start with him. I want to say that he isn’t a horrible narrator, he does do some voices, and add inflections, but his normal reading of the non-dialogue bits really drops the ball. It was hard to tell if some of the bits would have worked with a different narrator, because he did not have a voice made for comedy or comedic moments. In Anime a lot of things are exaggerated including the way characters react vocally. Angry girls yell loud and talk fast, someone gets knocked for a loop and they (in the less serious anime) exaggerate their pain with moans as they speak. When they get hot and bothered they have a lovey dovey voice and none of that was done here, and it would have certainly helped. This was more of a mechanical reading, and it did not grab my attention. Again, I don’t want to bash, but if you are going to narrate an Anime styled book, do some research. Go to crunchy roll and watch a few shows and get a feel for what the tropes are like. Not having the narration fill in like it should have really hurt this book.

There were a few things that Atwater did as a writer that bothered me. One, I could tell when there was a typo because Reimer would say a wrong word, and while I always say that the narrator is the last line of defense against typos they ultimately are not to blame. Secondly, I really think that Atwater missed the mark with this book. At first it felt like it was going to be a kid friendly novel, but then POW sex scenes started popping up, and in every anime I’ve ever seen sex is hinted at, there might be some groping, but that is it. It really did not fit the spirit of the story, honestly if he was going to go Hentai I wouldn’t have had an issue, but it should have said so and I would have been fine with it, but this was the anime trope book. On the hentai topic I was a little surprised that he would so casually drop the F-bomb, but then would refer to a certain part of the male anatomy as his “horn”. He did this not once, but multiple times and I would have preferred any other euphemism than horn. It just felt very out of place. Again, I think that this book would have benefitted from one cohesive vision. If you are doing Anime then keep to the style of how they talk. I have never heard Inuyasha or Kagome utter the F-word. Additionally, the book is called Stone vs Viper and we never got to even see the viper until the end of the book. So, that was a bit of a disappointment. From what I could tell, Atwater did have some tropes down and he played them out well, but it was difficult to enjoy it like I should due to narration. Overall, the book has some real potential, but it didn’t make me not want to put it down or listen to it nonstop. Thankfully, it had a shorter run time.

Final score 6.6 stars, again I think a better narrator would have ratcheted up the score.



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fun stuff

this book had a lot of funny, and raunchy moments in it, and of course a lot of anime tropes.

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Anime and hentai trope system

Anime and hentai trope system. First 3 hours anime trope galore last 3 ish hours hentai trope. I honestly enjoyed it definitely worth a listen. okay but seriously can we stop with repeating the analyze stupidity.

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maybe I don't love anime enough

this book was okay. the story was kind of boring. unexplainably attractive guy moves from one girl trying to bed him to the next. maybe I don't know enough about anime to really appreciate this book, but it is more likely that this kind of anime is just trash. however, I gave the book an extra star because I don't know enough to appreciate it. to me the book just seemed kind of boring. also, I didn't love the expilict sex scenes though I didn't lower the rating because of it.

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need a score card

i needed a flow chart or score card to keep track of all the girls in this book. i wish that the personality of the girls had more depth to them.

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Unique and Hilarious

Certainly one of a kind LitRPG and the Narrator did great giving life to it.

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Came for the Anime, left for bad writing

So I bought this because well anime, which i love. However as a few reviews said this seems to have been written by someone that either have seen a handful of very cliche` anime or read a wikipedia entry and has no idea how to write something without some really cringe worth dialogue. Maybe I was just in a bad mood but I got an hour in and just couldn't take it anymore. I really wish i could be more thorough, or more forgiving but I listened to a 6th of the story and there was nothing there to enjoy so I'd pass on this and I'm returning it too.

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narrator was not very good

narration needs work or new narrator. other than that the idea of this book is cool

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