Natsume’s Book of Friends Volume 4 Manga Review: The Pain of Farewell

Natsume Volume 4 takes a slightly different turn. In this volume we get three chapters and then three short stories. Admittedly, one of those short stories is featuring the Little Fox so I was super happy to read it but it was an interesting change where the first three volumes had four chapters fairly consistently. … Continue reading Natsume’s Book of Friends Volume 4 Manga Review: The Pain of Farewell

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Natsume’s Book of Friends Volume 3 Manga Review: New Friends and Foes

The bliss of reading Natsume continues in volume 3. While I'm still encountering stories that I'm familiar with from the anime, seeing them play out in this slightly different form remains a really fantastic experience. If I was looking for an overall idea in this volume it would be one of meetings and partings. A … Continue reading Natsume’s Book of Friends Volume 3 Manga Review: New Friends and Foes

Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Level 6 + 7: Biting Off More Than They Can Chew

Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Level 6

You can catch up on any of my previous reviews for Grimgar and Fantasy and Ash here. The review below will contain spoilers for the previous books and there will also be spoilers for level 6 as it directly leads into the events of level 7. Review: It has been awhile since I reviewed book 5 … Continue reading Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Level 6 + 7: Biting Off More Than They Can Chew

Natsume’s Book of Friends Volume 2 Manga Review: Expanding The World

Natsume's magical journey continues in this second volume of the manga. This time around we have new characters, new friends and new partings. All of it feeds into the overall feeling that is Natsume's Book of Friends which is one of pure bliss and reading this volume was a fantastic experience. Like volume 1, we … Continue reading Natsume’s Book of Friends Volume 2 Manga Review: Expanding The World

Natsume’s Book of Friends Volume 1 Manga Review: Magical

It isn't news to anyone who regularly reads my blog that I am seriously in love with Natsume Yuujinchou as an anime. It is my go to binge watch when I'm needing just some calm bliss in my life and I've come to love each and every moment of the emotional journey Natsume takes the … Continue reading Natsume’s Book of Friends Volume 1 Manga Review: Magical

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest Light Novel Review – I Dare You To Call the Protagonist Overpowered

Arifureta Volume 1 Cover

This one a novel I picked up off a recommendation from the Book Depository when there happened to be a sale and I had 10% off. I hadn't heard of the title or read anything about it. As a result, it ended up fairly low in my read pile and I passed over it a … Continue reading Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest Light Novel Review – I Dare You To Call the Protagonist Overpowered

Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls in A Dungeon Light Novel Volume 5 Review

At long last I have reached the end of the first season of the anime. This was kind of exciting as it meant the next volume would be new material. But first I have to answer the question of whether the danger and excitement of Bell and his party getting trapped in the dungeon before the over-sized boss fight was actually as interesting as it was in the anime.

The Isolator: Sect.002 The Igniter Light Novel Review: Crazed Villain Verses Super Powered Youngsters

The inherent paradox in making connections with people in order to sever your connection with the world is not lost on the characters either, though I will point out the overall lack of subtlety about Minoru's personality and choices is probably one of the more grating aspects of this particular volume.

Yona of the Dawn Volume 1 Manga Review: The Story Begins

Bell's ascension to level two is big news. Now the anime did touch on this, but the reactions of other characters was not as pronounced and the whole levelling up thing didn't seem quite the big deal other than just another step on the road. The book spends a lot of time on Bell meeting with people who are reacting to the news and you really see the impact the news has on the town of Orario. This helps really flesh out the world this character is in and makes things seem just a little bit more authentic.

Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls in A Dungeon Light Novel Volume 4 Review

Bell's ascension to level two is big news. Now the anime did touch on this, but the reactions of other characters was not as pronounced and the whole levelling up thing didn't seem quite the big deal other than just another step on the road. The book spends a lot of time on Bell meeting with people who are reacting to the news and you really see the impact the news has on the town of Orario. This helps really flesh out the world this character is in and makes things seem just a little bit more authentic.