Author: Hajime Kanzaka Illustrator: Rui Araizumi Translator: Elizabeth Ellis Editor: Megan Denton A cursory Google search can tell you that it's been roughly 50 years since the advent of tabletop role-playing games. Originally an offshoot of war-games and strategy games like chess, they gradually evolved to become storytelling devices, with character writing, elaborate settings, … Continue reading Slayers Volume 1 Review
As of yesterday, July 19th--Monday the 20th in Japan--Haikyu's final chapter was finally published. I love Haikyu so much so, that it was really hard to put into words what this series meant to me up until this point.
It's been a bit over half a year since the announcement of J-Novel Club's new imprint, J-Novel Heart, back at AnimeNYC 2019. I've bought and read most of the titles that have since been released under that label, and figured it's time to collect my thoughts in a blog post rather than just scattered tweets … Continue reading My thoughts on J-Novel Heart’s current series lineup
Ryohgo Narita, the original author of Baccano and DURARARA!!, goes out of his way to craft an entertaining, intriguing, and emotionally affecting tale that takes place in the world of Bleach after the manga's final arc, with Hisagi himself in the eye of the storm.
Ascendance of a Bookworm Part 2: Apprentice Shrine Maiden Volume 2 has to have been the most satisfying entry I've read of this series thus far. There is a level of emotional catharsis drawn from multiple events in the story that up to this point we've only gotten maybe glimpses of beneath the surface. Spoilers ahead for folks who have yet to read this volume or have only watched the anime.
I just got home from watching One Piece: Stampede in theaters with a ton of other One Piece fans here in New York. It was exhilarating. I believe this movie was pitched and advertised as a celebration of the 20th anniversary for the anime, and watching it, it plays off that very strongly! There are … Continue reading One Piece: Stampede Review (Spoiler Free)
Volume 5 of The Awesome Adventures of Kumoko cap us off at a very neat point in the story--it very much feels like the end of the first "saga" of the story. I'm hesitant to say first "part," because that could very well have been the moment when our protagonist finally exits the Great Elroe … Continue reading “So I’m a Spider, So What?” Volume 5 Review
Fresh from J-Novel Club, now also coming off the heels of an anime announcement, we've finally gotten the otome game inspired female protagonist take on the isekai light novel boom! I've been marginally aware about this for quite a bit, to the point where I was looking up Shosetsuka ni Narou! titles -- a site … Continue reading My Next Life As A Villainess: All Routes Lead To Doom! Vol. 1
I had the privileged opportunity to snag this book at AnimeNYC, a week before street date. So I'm a Spider, So What has quickly climbed the ranks of my favorite isekai light novels, and this particular volume brings us to a climax on the storyline between Kumoko, the titular girl reincarnated as spider, and the … Continue reading “So I’m a Spider, So What” Volume 4
I feel bad that I never used this blog again, but I just remembered I had it and I wanted to get some free-form thoughts down... If you decide to read, thank you~ Recently I reinstalled Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links on my phone, because a friend told me that they recently added synchro-summoning and cards from … Continue reading On Yu-Gi-Oh! and Performance