Heavy Object is a Japanese light novel series, written by Kazuma Kamachi and illustrated by Ryō Nagi.13 Volume has been translated by Baka-tsuki. This series also get an anime adaptation.
DescriptionIn 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.
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Each volume is focused on some specific theme, for example politics, pollution, natural resources, war, governance and even international sports events.
While the series is littered with comedic elements, most of the jokes gets old and persisting elements simply gets repetitive and boring when the number of volumes is taken into account. Imagine the same joke told three times each volume for five volumes straight, without fail.
While conflicts, which in turn leads to action scenes, are consistent throughout the series, there is a fatal flaw in plot progression:
The fact that the author hints and sets up romantic interests around the protagonist but doesn’t progress with it at all, seemingly scared of breaking the balance and putting off readers who support either female protagonist is disappointing and frustrating over time. The way the plot progresses makes the reader wonder whether the events in previous volumes even transpired, as though the relationship between characters just simply reset themselves when they should have grown much closer over all this time spent together.
The only noticeable progression we see is between the male sub-lead and his romantic interest over the course of one of the earlier volumes. The fact that the author pairs up the two male leads all the time creates an endlessly stoic environment for mindlessly increasing the number of volumes/books sold, exploring problems surrounding modern day society with insight at that of a high-school student level.
Essentially, to summarize, if the author took the plunge and either progressed character relationships or even wrapped up the series earlier, would have earned a much higher evaluation as a whole in différance to other similar works.
Therefore, I recommend the series as a light read, for predictable but descriptive action scenes and some basic, elementary world-building from a shallow perspective.
- Written by Kazuma Kamachi
- Illustrated by Ryō Nagi
- Type: Light Novel
- Original run October 2009 – present
- Genre: Action Adventure Comedy Harem Mecha Mystery Sci-fi Seinen
- Translators: Baka-tsuki
List of Volumes:
- Heavy Object Volume 1 PDF & EPUB
- Heavy Object Volume 2 PDF & EPUB
- Heavy Object Volume 3 PDF & EPUB
- Heavy Object Volume 4 PDF & EPUB
- Heavy Object Volume 5 PDF & EPUB
- Heavy Object Volume 6 PDF & EPUB
- Heavy Object Volume 7 PDF & EPUB
- Heavy Object Volume 8 PDF & EPUB
- Heavy Object Volume 9 PDF & EPUB
- Heavy Object Volume 10 PDF & EPUB
- Heavy Object Volume 11 PDF & EPUB
- Heavy Object Volume 12 PDF & EPUB