Recently I've finished reading Three Days of Happiness, The World's Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World As An Aristocrat and Solo Leveling Volume 2. Here are my thoughts on each of them.
I recently received a review copy of The Solo Leveling Audiobook from Yen Audio to be released July 13. Having read the light novel I was curious as to how the audiobook would go. Be sure to read the full review.
Solo Leveling Volume 1 is one of those stories that knew exactly what it wanted to be and didn't really try to pretend to be anything else. We go from zero to hero with a character and learn more about a world where hunters a needed and gates and dungeons appear in cities around the world. Basically, this one is a lot of fun. Be sure to read the full review.
While I mostly enjoyed the anime series of WorldEnd my curiosity about whether the story was better in written form (whether the pacing issues and nebulous characterisation was better) eventually got the better of me and I decided to try out volume 1 of the light novel series. After devouring its pages the verdict is now in.
What is it about tragic magical girls? Magical Girl Raising Project was an anime I couldn't quite get into but the concept of a magical girl battle royal kind of appealed and so checking out the light novel made sense. Having tried the first volume, what are my thoughts?
Having loved book one and really enjoyed meeting the characters, seeing the world building and generally having a great time, I jumped on this series and read through volumes 2 - 4. Now the question is, do the follow ups pack the punch of the first volume?
Cute, Smart Girl Becomes Cute, Smart and Over-powered Girl? You would think there would be some cap on the number of stories of average Japanese teens dying tragically, meeting god and being reborn in another world, but no there is not. And I'm kind of happy about that. As much as some of these stories … Continue reading Didn’t I Say To Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?! Light Novel Review Volume 1
Helping Our Friends We're back with the next volume of Natsume's Book of Friends and I absolutely loved this one. Okay, I love all of them, but this one seemed extra-special. Natsume always feels like he is taking without giving anything back, which isn't true but it is how he feels, and he's incredibly grateful … Continue reading Natsume’s Book of Friends Manga Review Volume 16
The Endless Cycle of Rookie Mistakes I don't normally review volumes together unless they are clearly two parts of the same story with no resolution in between, however when I finished reading volume 5 of Goblin Slayer I was kind of at a loss as to what to write and so I simply stacked the … Continue reading Goblin Slayer Review Light Novel Volumes 5 + 6
Striving Toward Impossible Goals With most of my reviews of the various volumes of Natsume's Book of Friends I've tried to find a common theme that links the stories or ideas. Unfortunately I came up short in volume 15. Not because the volume isn't great, but because each story has its own distinct tone. That … Continue reading Natsume’s Book of Friends Volume 15 Review