Overview: I've previously reviewed the anime adaptation of this but I wasn't overly impressed with certain aspects of the story (wasn't bad but also wasn't anything overly amazing, but the fight sequences do make it worthwhile) and so I picked up the first volume of this hoping it would tell the same story but better. … Continue reading Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers Vol 1 Light Novel Review: Hazardous
We could walk away from this episode and say that at least they came to a dramatic conclusion on the Villar/Marrine thing before we went into the second cour of the anime. However, I think qualifiers like that tend to just try to dismiss the fact that this show hasn't been very good and the … Continue reading Record of Grancrest War Episode 11: Does This Mean Theo Will Get Some Actual Screen Time?
This anime has a number of problems that have probably already been noted in my reviews at this point, but this week the biggest problem is pacing. Character after character steps up as the battle is being fought on so many different fronts all at once and half of these characters I'm not convinced we've … Continue reading Record of Grancrest War Episode 10: And We’re Back To The Cliff-Notes Version of Epic Battles
Review: I'm not actually going to say this show improved because they might just go back to the usual disconnected narrative we've gotten up until this point next week. But episode 9, was a good episode as a stand alone. Everything that happened in the episode was logically building on things that have happened, no … Continue reading Record of Grancrest War Episode 9: Has This Show Turned A Corner, Or Are They Just Hoping This Will Keep Viewers Into The Spring Season?
Overview: Naofumi is still trying to prepare for the coming of the waves but now finds that the church is also blocking his path by denying him access to levelling up his party. It isn't any wonder he has difficulty trusting the young Princess who has come to his party insisting she wants to try … Continue reading The Rising of the Shield Hero 3 Light Novel Review: New Enemies and Conspiracies But Was It Fun?
Review: He loves her, she loves him, let's pine away in our alliances and be miserable despite the fact that it won't actually help anyone forevermore. I really do wonder what the purpose is of Marine and Alexis playing the tragic lovers separated by war or even why the war continues given literally no one … Continue reading Record of Grancrest War Episode 8: People Show A Startling Lack of Reason Of Good Judgement
Review: That title is really way too long no matter how you look at it. Anyway, onto book 2 (book 1 thoughts here) and we continue to follow Bell's adventures. Hestia's role in this book is much smaller and the focus is more on Bell developing as an adventurer and the introduction of Lilly, a … Continue reading Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls in A Dungeon Light Novel Volume 2 Review
Overview: Land of the Lustrous kind of took me by surprise during the Autumn 2017 season as its CG animation made it stand out from the crowd but for once in a truly beautiful manner. The story follows Phos, the youngest of a group of living gem stones who are hunted by Lunarians who wish … Continue reading Land of the Lustrous Series Review: Beautiful But Not Without Flaws
Review: I have to wonder what the Lord's definition of loyalty is on this show given the number of them that seem to switch sides or pledge loyalty to Theo at the drop of a hat. It kind of makes the whole swearing an oath thing more or less pointless when they can swap masters … Continue reading Record of Grancrest War Episode 7: Loyalty Is Quite Cheap In This Show
I've reviewed the first three books in this series but if you missed those posts you can read them here. The review below will contain spoilers for the previous books. Review: I said in my review of the third book that each story here takes us further into the rich world of Grimgar and book … Continue reading Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Level 4 Light Novel Review: Thematic Consistency Makes For A Compelling Read