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Heavy Object (Novel)  
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Description
In the end, war couldn't be extinguished. But, there was a transformation. Even in the heart of a worthless accomplice in murder who was indifferently continuing his task, there was a transformation. The massive weapon "Object". This was a weapon that changed the whole definition of war. An exchange student named Quenser, who was dispatched to the battlefield, met at the base a girl with a strange aura. The girl, dubbed "Elite", is the pilot of "Object". The near future. This diminutive boy had come to take on the role of standing up against the strongest weapon "Object" for the sake of the girl. This was the motive for their first meeting.

Volume Titles:
1: (none)
2: Saiyō Sensō (Adoption War) (採用戦争)
3: Kyojin-tachi no Kage (Shadow of Giants) (巨人達の影)
4: Denshi Sūgaku no Zaihō (Treasure of Electronic Mathematics) (電子数学の財宝)
5: Shi no Saiten (Celebration of Death) (死の祭典)
6: Daisansedai e no Michi (Way to the Third Generation) (第三世代への道)
7: Bōrei-tachi no Keisatsu (Police of Ghosts) (亡霊達の警察)
8: Nana Rei-Pāsento no Shihai-sha (Ruler of 70%) (七〇%の支配者)

Type
Novel

Related Series
Heavy Object (Spin-Off)

Associated Names
Тяжёлый Объект (Novel)
ヘヴィーオブジェクト (小説)
ヘヴィーオブジェクト七〇%の支配者
ヘヴィーオブジェクト亡霊達の警察
ヘヴィーオブジェクト巨人達の影
ヘヴィーオブジェクト採用戦争
ヘヴィーオブジェクト死の祭典
ヘヴィーオブジェクト第三世代への道
ヘヴィーオブジェクト電子数学の財宝

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Latest Release(s)
v.8 c.3 + Epilogue + Afterword by Baka-Tsuki (110d ago)
v.8 c.2 by Baka-Tsuki (144d ago)
v.8 c.1 by Baka-Tsuki (144d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
8 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

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User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (39 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.93 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 16th 2014, 11:44am PST


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Recommendations
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Year
2009

Original Publisher
ASCII Media Works (Dengeki Bunko)

Serialized In (magazine)
Dengeki Bunko Magazine (ASCII Media Works)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #822 increased(+341)
Monthly Pos #1921 increased(+420)
3 Month Pos #3807 decreased(-286)
6 Month Pos #4119 decreased(-464)

List Stats
On 295 reading lists
On 153 wish lists
On 3 unfinished lists
On 108 custom lists

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A Masterpiece.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by gundamgundam
May 9th, 2012, 10:30pm
Heavy Object is the new work of the creator of the Index/Railgun franchises, and as to be expected, it's truly good. The story takes place in the future, in an era where flesh-and-blood-soldiers wars are a thing of the past. The battlefield is now controlled by monstrous machines known as "objects", which are gigantic and so indestructible that nuclear weapons are no match for them. The strength of countries are now measured as the number and strength of the object possessed, and soldiers no longer fear the battlefield since wars are fought between this terrible weapons of mass destruction.
The protagonists of this story are Quenser, a student that hopes to be an Object designer in the future and Heivia, radar analyst. The two of them are thrown into an unexpected crisis, and to survive they'll need to destroy the enemy object after theirs is annihilated. Could they, a mere flesh and blood soldiers, defeat a 50-meters-and-100,000-tons monster that cannot be defeated even with nuclear weapons? Can they, armed only with their wits, courage and a bunch of low-powered explosives and weapons which would not even scratch the paint of the monster change the way war is made forever and the first ones in the history of humanity in defeat an Object, a creation that can destroy an entire country in a matter of minutes?

This novel is way better than the manga, which was all resumed and barely adapted ONE chapter of the novel. I started reading it with mixed feelings because of this, but I'm blown away with how much better the original story is. It's no wonder it's selling so well in Japan.
One of the sad things you may have noticed is the attitude some small number of people in the Western "fandom" have against Kamachi Kazuma and have begun a campaign to defame and slander his work, in order to discourage the translators/scanlators and hurt the fans. Please, to all the translators/scanlators who may happen to read this: don't be discouraged by ignorant comments like That3rdGuy, be sure that there are always people reading your amazing work and is always grateful for all you do for us.
Again, Thank you very much for translating this and I truly can't wait to read more of this brilliant novel.
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can be a bit repetitive   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by SAimNE
March 16th, 2014, 2:34am
That's really my only complaint here. the characters are pretty fun, the situations are disastrous, and there is tons of both action and comedy. Unfortunately there is no plot progressions aside from quenser forming loose allies with so many important parts of world powers and mercenary groups that he could probably take over the world if even half decided to stand by him none

anyway it can get a bit annoying that they are very rarely rewarded in any way and keep on ending up in ridiculously bad situations that they pull through at the last minute over and over and over and over again, but at the same time it's still enjoyable enough to read even if it's the same old same old.

i wish they would develop the characters, but the in depth weapon, power, and economical analysis's of the setting combined with the likable characters is enough to make this an entertaining read. cant wait for volume 8
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Not a masterpiece, not necessarily trash   
Rating: N/A
by Kaosu
November 5th, 2012, 5:55pm
Up to Vol 3 and the only thing that seems to be continuing is the main plot. The romance is terrible, as nearly every female is a tsundere type of sorts and even then the author spends about one line per (sometimes less) chapter expanding on it.

The formula seems to be the same every chapter Hero 1, 2 go out and become a large force in winning against the enemy. At the end of the volume, all of their hard work is ignored, minimalized, and turned into some shitty gag. Everyone has a good laugh about it and it repeats itself in the next volume. Theres no real comedy in this, only characters doing stupid actions and others responding stupidly.

And there is diddly squat for character development. I'd only read this if you like action with mediocre everything else and/or you have nothing else to read.

In short, its not bad, but there isn't anything brilliant about this. Its well written, but it falls into the traps of recyclable cliches done wrong. The 'main plot' moves quickly, which can be good, but it loses out on a lot of elements due to it.
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Deus Ex Machina plot about Crippling Overspecialization.   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Yousuke
June 18th, 2012, 11:48am
Heavy Object. A seemingly invincible giant mech. And by invincible it means it can withstand nuclear attacks, shoot uncountable lasers, move at the speed of sound, and is probably powered by a magical unicorn. However each and every one of those Heavy Objects comes with a fatal flaw that is completely ridiculous and unforseeable. Best of all the design flaw in question is so dire that the two protagonists can take it down without much effort or resources. And this is exactly what this novel is about..
Our two favourite heroes encounter one of these so called Heavy Objects after another and take them down by asspulling err exploiting their weaknesses. The author shines with brilliance in that regard, because each and every exploit is so farfetched and unforseeable that you'll feel silly if you so much as spent a second of thought on the story.
I'm being harsh, because no matter how much the author tries to conceal it with his logical explanations of the fatal flaw of the mech. They're Ass Pulls.

... Last updated on June 18th, 2012, 11:50am
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meh   
Rating: N/A
by That3rdGuy
April 17th, 2012, 8:53am
Lacks creativity. Naming the weapon "Object"? Really? May as well name the characters Guy 1, Hero 1, Girl 1, Heroine 1, etc. Mecha is pretty boring now that I'm not 10 anymore (12, booya lol)
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