Beatless

Beatless

Beatless

English Title: Beatless
Japanese Title: BEATLESS ビートレス
Author: Satoshi Hase
Illustrator: redjuice
Translator: Edwin Hawkes
Genre: Sci-fi, Action, Drama
Original Run: 2011 – 2012
English Run: 2014
English Publisher: Tokyo Otaku Mode
Volumes Published in English: 1 (Discontinued)
Note: Only part of the story has been translated. It appears the project was dropped.
Average Price Per VolumeOnline — free

Synopsis: One-hundred years into the future. A world in which society is mostly operated by humanoid robots called hIE. With the introduction of an ultra-advanced AI that surpasses human intelligence, beings that mankind is yet to fully comprehend made from materials far too advanced for human technology begin coming into being. Lacia, an hIE equipped with a black coffin-shaped device, is one of these. In boy-meets-girl fashion, 17-year-old Arato Endo has a fateful encounter with the artificial Lacia. For what purpose were these artificial beings created? Amid questions regarding the coexistence of these artificial beings and humans, a 17-year-old boy makes a decision…

Volume 1

Volume 1

Volume 1 – Beatless

Note: “Beatless” was previously serialized in 14 issues of Newtype from July 2011. It was penned by fantasy writer Satoshi Hase, who has been nominated for the Nihon SF Taisho Award and the Seiun Award, in collaboration with illustrator redjuice, who served as character designer for the animated TV series “Guilty Crown.” (Source)

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6 responses to “Beatless

  1. Yea, seeing the pictures, I knew it’s the same illustrator from Guilty Crown, redjuice always has a pretty signature futuristic style. Have you read it?

    • I have not read it, but I do plan to give it a try one day. It looks interesting, and I’m curious to see if this free online distribution of the LN works out.

  2. The site shows the translation up to (Chapter 2 – Phase 01), do you have any idea as to where i can find the rest of the translation?

      • I believe the novel is not fully-translated at this time, and because of that there is no print version available yet. We’ll have to wait and see if there will be more updates this year.

      • Oh i see, thank you very much! Oh and up there i meant (Oh is an english printed edition available? … the -and can we- were added by mistake) LOL

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