So, I came across these comments in an r/manga post:
KibaTeo: Even a short series became an isekai
MonochromeGuy: That statement itself just sounds like a LN title.
in0ri: Gotta triple the length of the title, bro
Irru: Even Though This Was Supposed To Be A Generic Romantic Comedy, I Somehow Got Transported To A Different World!
KibaTeo: . . . is that an actual series tho? cause it sounds way too plausible
CelioHogane: He just tripled the lenght as it was asked.
I was wondering... why is this a thing, though? It seems that lots of series these days (especially light novels) are given very long and descriptive titles. Some classic examples include:
- short for: Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai
- translation: My Little Sister Can't Be This Cute
- short for: Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui!
- translation: No Matter How I Look at It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular!
And here's a more recent series (that doesn't seem to have a shortened nickname yet):
- Imamade Ichido mo Onnaatsukai sareta Koto ga Nai Onna Kishi wo Onnaatsukai suru Manga
- translation: A Story About Treating a Female Knight, Who Has Never Been Treated as a Woman, as a Woman
One would think that having super long titles would be a disadvantage because they'd be difficult to remember :P So, my question is, why is this style of title so common? Is this a recent thing? How did this trend of super long titles come about?