Fellow creative types, prepare to feel deeply ashamed of your work ethic. His exact impetus and intentions unknown, Kazuma Kamachi, author of Heavy Object and A Certain Magical Index, has reportedly released a new light novel every month for the past two years. He’s now heading into the third year of this spurt, but even so, he’s showing no signs of slowing his output rate yet.

It all started in September 2014 with the launch of light novel series Mito Shokan://Blood Sign. Since then, he’s continued to publish novels for Intellectual Village no Zashiki Warashi, Heavy Object, Saikyo o Kojiraseta Level Counter Stop Kenseijo Beatrice no Jakuten Sono Na wa “Buu Buu”, Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index, or one of his attached crossover novels each month since. This month’s contribution to this incredible streak is Heavy Object: Ichiban Chiisana Senso (Heavy Object: The Smallest War), with the third volume of Saikyo o Kojiraseta Level Counter Stop Kenseijo Beatrice no Jakuten Sono Na wa “Buu Buu” slated for October.

And that doesn’t even account for his full schedule. In the meantime, he’s also writing an original, official website-exclusive zombie and vampire story Kyuketsuki no Ane to Zombie no Imoto ga wa ni Hairita-sona me de Kotchi Mite Irukedo Doshimasho…Riaru Dedakedo. I don’t know about you, but just coming up with those titles would tire us out. We’d love to know how he keeps himself fired up for such a feat of creativity.


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The Otaku Judge

Quality is more important than quantity. I watched the Railgun anime and wasn’t exactly wowed by it.

I’m just saying that cos I am jealous. A new novel every month? There are times I struggle to write one 500 word blog post a week.

Elisabeth O'Neill

Generally I say the same, but clearly he’s doing it because he wants to and/or has some ultimate goal, so more power to him for sticking to his guns. Both Index and Railgun are funny old series, they’re by no means outstanding and yet they’ve got that sparkle that endears you to the world and characters and makes you want to stick with them.

Yeah, know that feeling. Sometimes the ideas or the words just won’t come, and yet he’s somehow managed to keep it rolling for two years. Incredible.


MOTHER OF ALL CREATIVES, someone give me his life source, or motivation source, or any of it woa! One of the most prolific authors I’ve heard about, that is insane. I would love to know how he does it, because damn!
I had no idea about this, I feel ashamed and amazed all in one go, thanks (´∀`)

Elisabeth O'Neill

We are not worthy! We are all but lazy slimeballs 😭 Haha, you’re welcome ^^


That sounds like an intensely busy work load.

Elisabeth O'Neill

Must be exhausting, and certainly goes a long way to explaining why his stuff’s so hit and miss. Really makes me wonder why he’s pushing himself so hard, unless it’s just a personal goal he’s trying to keep to.