Tale of the Waning Moon Volume 4 Manga Review

Just a warning to start that the contents of this manga are not suited to everyone containing explicit (and sometimes graphic) sexual non-consensual relationships between male characters. While I have included no images below, the story content will be discussed. Overview: The final volume of this series and one that concludes Ryuka's journey to the … Continue reading Tale of the Waning Moon Volume 4 Manga Review

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The Rising of the Shield Hero 2 Light Novel Review: Grinding, Crafting and Lots of Travel

Overview: Naogumi continues his adventure as the Shield Hero (although the term Hero here might be highly misplaced for a lot of reasons) in this second book. My thoughts on book 1 can be read here in case you missed it, but essentially boy gets summoned to another world where everything is more or less … Continue reading The Rising of the Shield Hero 2 Light Novel Review: Grinding, Crafting and Lots of Travel

Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Level 3 Light Novel Review: Why Has This Part Not Been Adapted Into Anime?

I've previously reviewed level 1 and level 2 so if you missed those, please check them out. Also, some spoilers below though I've tried to be fairly vague about specific plot points. Review: No beverage comparisons this time; the story is just worth reading. When reviewing level 1, I admitted the writing wasn't very good … Continue reading Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Level 3 Light Novel Review: Why Has This Part Not Been Adapted Into Anime?

Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody 2 Light Novel Review: The Harem Expands

Review: When I reviewed the first book in this series I was pleasantly surprised by the writing even if the plot did seem padded and there were definitely moments in the story I could have done with out. As we plunge into the second book, I have to wonder why people think more is better? … Continue reading Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody 2 Light Novel Review: The Harem Expands

The Empty Box and Zeroth Maria 1: I Wish I Had Seen That Coming

Overview: Kazuki Hoshino meets transfer student, Aya Otonashi, but somehow he feels he's met her before. That's before she declares she's met him thousands of time and declares war on him. Welcome to the Rejecting Classroom. Born of a wish and seemingly unescapable. Review: There's a few books where just reading them becomes an experience … Continue reading The Empty Box and Zeroth Maria 1: I Wish I Had Seen That Coming

Tale of the Waning Moon Volume 2 Manga Review

Just a warning to start that the contents of this manga are not suited to everyone containing explicit (and sometimes graphic) sexual non-consensual relationships between male characters. While I have included no images below, the story content will be discussed. My review of Volume 1 can be found here. Review: Well despite the warning there, … Continue reading Tale of the Waning Moon Volume 2 Manga Review

The Everlasting: Eye of the Wise Volume 1 Review

Overview: The Everlasting—a title given to those who’ve reached a state closest to godhood. This honor is a dream to all novice mages and warriors. Our story begins with Asura Shirogami, an orphaned sixteen-year-old boy trained in warrior arts who transfers to Albion. Having no friends and an embarrassing first day, Asura must adapt to … Continue reading The Everlasting: Eye of the Wise Volume 1 Review

The Rising of the Shield Hero 1 Novel Review: Why Annoy The Hero?

Overview: I cannot remember who, but someone recommended this series to me so I picked up the first volume to give it a go. Naofumi Iwatani is your basic otaku college student with no drive who suddenly finds himself summoned to a parallel universe where he becomes one of four heroes. Unfortunately for him, his … Continue reading The Rising of the Shield Hero 1 Novel Review: Why Annoy The Hero?

Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Level 2 Novel Review: Like A Bitter Hot Chocolate?

Okay, I previously reviewed the first Grimgar light novel and I kind of compared the reading experience to drinking a cappuccino so I kind of wondered what drink this book would be. Which made me think that the story is no less bitter and there is some surprising depth to the flavour, but this is … Continue reading Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Level 2 Novel Review: Like A Bitter Hot Chocolate?

Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody 1 Light Novel Review: And We’re Once Again Trapped in a Game

After enjoying the first volume of Grimgar and Fantasy and Ash I decided to just dive into this whole light novel thing and when the Book Depository had a bit of a sale, and I had a discount code, I ordered the first volume of a number of series just to try. Some were recommendations … Continue reading Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody 1 Light Novel Review: And We’re Once Again Trapped in a Game