I've been catching up on Season 2 of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime and it made me start thinking about how different stories approach death. So I decided to think about it a little bit more and ended up going off on a bit of a tangent looking closely at season one of Slime compared to season two and then threw in Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash because I could. So I guess I am wondering how each of these series are at handling character death and whether there is a better approach or not.
Normally this is the time of week I'd have a light novel or manga review and I certainly have more than a few books stacked on my desk and ready for their reviews to be written or finalised. However, recently I was asked what I enjoyed about reading light novels and it made me start … Continue reading The Benefits and Pleasure of Reading Light Novels
It is impossible to discuss this volume without going into spoilers so if you haven't read this far you may want to check out one of my earlier reviews. For everyone else, strap in, because this volume is intense.
Inquiring Minds Question No. 41: If you could live in one anime/manga/light novel world, which would you choose?
The review below contains 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 of this series and I finished reading this one ages ago and immediately went into book 7 … Continue reading Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Level 6 + 7: Biting Off More Than They Can Chew
The review below contains spoilers for the previous books. Review: Level 5 is an interesting entry into the Grimgar series if only because it seems to be forcing the direction of the story and the characters down a slightly different path. Prior to now day to day survival and the grief of losing friends has … Continue reading Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Level 5 Light Novel Review: The Hole of Surprises Isn’t Kidding
The review below contains 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 4 is no exception. However, stronger than the extraordinary setting is the ongoing development of the characters and the themes of … Continue reading Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Level 4 Light Novel Review: Thematic Consistency Makes For A Compelling Read
There are 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 but I really enjoyed the story and the world the characters inhabited and how many possibilities … Continue reading Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Level 3 Light Novel Review: Why Has This Part Not Been Adapted Into Anime?
Every season we seem to be getting more and more isekai anime. As I continue to explore a range of light novels with the theme of being trapped in another world and pick up these new anime series, it means that this top 5 list is going to be moving around for awhile. Here is … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Isekai Stories
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?