For most content translated on this website the original work comes from authors posting on the website syosetu.com . The following tutorial will demonstrate how you can support them by providing both the views and bookmarks to their series that they would normally gain if you were reading it on Syosetu.
1. Create An Account On Syosetu
First, navigate to Syosetu using the hyperlink provided above. You should get a page that looks like this:
In order to register a new account, you will want to click on the red ユーザ登録 located at the top right of the page. This will then bring you to a new page that looks like this:
Here you will enter the email address that you want to register with. After that, check both the terms of service box (利用規約に同意する) and the captcha box located directly under the yellow box where you entered your email. Finally, click the blue box that is under the captcha box to have the registration email sent to you.
You will then receive an email from 小説家になろう that looks as follows:
If you are on PC you will want to click on the second link and if you are on mobile you will want to click on the first link. That will take you to this page:
Here you will enter a username in the first box, the pronunciation of that username in the second box and a password in the third box. Your password must contain both letters and numbers. You will then want to click on the circle beside 上のメールアドレスはパソコンメール and then enter your gender and date of birth in the following sections. Finally, click on the teal blue button at the bottom of the page.
You will then be taken to a confirmation page where you have to re-enter your password in the following box before clicking on the teal blue button again:
If you have entered everything correctly you will be taken to the following page:
Now click on the green button and you will be taken to the login page:
Enter your email in the first box and your password in the second box then click on the green button.
Congratulations, you have successfully created and logged in to your Syosetu account!
2. Bookmark The Series You Are Reading
First, you will want to find a link to where on Syosetu the original work is being hosted. On this site, you can find that by clicking on “Web Novel Translations” in the top right hand corner of the site then scrolling down to your novel of choice and clicking on the link next to “Link to Syosetu Page:”.
Once on the Syosetu page of the work, on the bar that runs across the top of the page there will be an orange button with the text ブックマークに追加 (add to bookmark) on it as shown below:
Clicking on that button will bookmark the series and bring up this following box:
Here you can choose whether you want to get update notifications for the series, whether it is listed as being followed on your profile or kept private, and what category the bookmark is saved in. Clicking the button below to save your changes and the X in the top right corner to get rid of the box. If you have successfully bookmarked the series then there should no longer be an orange box on the top bar when viewing the page.
Congratulations, you have now bookmarked a series!
3. Visit Each Chapter Page Before or After Reading That Chapter
Before or after you read each chapter click on the link to the source chapter provided at the start of each translated chapter. It will usually be in the format of http://ncode.syosetu.com/##### .
It’s as easy as that and as cliche as it sounds, every single view and bookmark really does help out. It shows authors that they have an audience who has a real interest in what they’re writing and sometimes that’s all it takes to keep them going.
4. (Optional) Support The Authors Directly By Buying The Light Novel Version If They Release One.
If you find that you really enjoy a series, consider purchasing the light novel version if/when it gets released. There is no better way to support a series than by putting your money where your mouth is and straight up paying for the product. Even if it’s just going to sit around on your shelf because you can’t read Japanese, think of the act of buying a copy as directly supporting the author and informing them that you are appreciative of all the time and effort they put into crafting the world and characters that you enjoy.