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S&W was also the first time I wanted to read the original books of a series. I guess it does that to people! 19 of the 20 volumes of the novel have been translated to English, with the last one on the way. Already the main story is complete, the last three or so are mainly slice of life style shorts, from what I've read so far. Manga is almost all out in English, I'm only halfway through atm and it is quite good, but necessarily misses a lot of detail from the novels.
Most people here (myself included) would probably recommend you read the novels, then read the manga if you still want more. They are on Amazon, or book depository also has them. I buy mine from a physical retailer that specializes in manga and anime.
Oh and if you want to avoid spoilers, try to not see the cover of volume 17 until you get there. Don't worry if you do see it though, the journey is still worth it. :)
I would recommend starting with Spice and Wolf volume 1:
Wolf and Parchment is the spinoff series that starts after volume 17 of Spice and Wolf
Here's a link, how's Gundam ZZ, I liked Iron Blooded Orphans and G Gundam and one other Gundam that was Toonami, but I can't remember it, I think it ended with a guy missing his leg.
Sounds like a "light novel" to me. It isn't too popular (yet) in the West, but it's roaring in East Asia, specifically Japan. It's kind of a crossover between a manga/comic book and a novel.
It's more of a medium than a genre, though. Amazon lists them under "Books". For example, the popular light novel Spice & Wolf is listed under Books, Fantasy.
Yeah I am looking into buying a couple of volumes, seems like I could get them for $10.11CDN each which is pretty good.
If you like digital, Bookwalker has them, and in physical you can find them online pretty easily though places like Amazon or Barnes and Noble.
As to what changed, Mother's Basement has a a good video over that.
Pretty much everywhere.
Just search "spice and wolf light novel english" in google it pops right up.
Amazon has e-books for not a ton of money https://www.amazon.com/Spice-Wolf-Vol-light-novel/dp/0759531048 . Rightstufanime has them https://www.rightstufanime.com/Spice-and-Wolf-Novel-Volume-1 .
I just got 15-20 from Alibris. The packaging was not great, but the price was awesome.
I bought most of mine used as that was the best price for me.
Ok, sorry it took so long, but maybe try Spice and Wolf light novels, Konosuba, Death March to a Parallel World, and No game no life.
If the manga light novels aren't your style, then perhaps The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher, The Dark Tower series by Stephen King, or The Passage by Justin Cronin.
Spice & Wolf - Love story between a merchant and a wolf deity in a medieval setting.
DanMachi - Hodgepodge of gods from various mythologies acting as catalysts for adventures in a fantasy world.
Goblin Slayer - Edgy but unconventional story of a man who simply kills goblins.
Jashin Average, unofficially.
Officially, I think one of the only ones to be completed is Spice and Wolf, which isn't isekai (I really enjoyed the anime though, I'm still working on the novels).
This isn't really a classic romance, but spice and wolf is a (partly) romance series of light novels set in a light fantasy version of medieval Europe. The main characters are a pair of traveling merchants, one of whom is a harvest God who wants to see the world, or something like that. If you can ignore the fans and tolerate the anime style art that you see on the cover it's pretty great.
Edit: there are occasional illustrations on pages because I don't know but it's 99% picture free.
http://www.amazon.com/Spice-Wolf-Vol-Isuna-Hasekura/dp/0759531048/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1436972187&sr=8-1&keywords=spice+and+wolf+volume+1 sorry for ugly link but this should work correct?