Still being on a high after finishing the Naruto manga. I was really exciting to continue reading the light novels that came out. I decided to purchase Kakashi Gaiden and translate it myself. I was probably a little optimistic as it took me a long time to read one page. Searching online for help I eventually found someone on Reddit who had translated each page and left a lot of the original Japanese text on so I could read it and continue to learn.
You can find the translation that OrganicDinosaur did here. It helped me a lot. If you read it definitely tell him how awesome it was.
I have to admit the Prologue left me a little confused. Probably because I read it in Japanese. After that though the story flowed and definitely improved. I didn’t imagine I would be reading about ninjas on a blimp. It seemed so unnreal but it worked. I think the novel worked fine without Naruto in it. He wasn’t even missed. Kakashi worked well as the main character.
I don’t want to go too far into the story because it’s still pretty new out and a lot of people haven’t had the chance to read it yet. The story is set after the end of the Fourth Great Ninja War and Kakashi becoming the Sixth Hokage and is canon. I had to read it because I couldn’t imagine not knowing something that was included in the canon universe. Eventually I will read the Sakura, Shikimaru, Akatsuki and Konoha ones too! Especially the Akatsuki one.. 🙂