If you missed my reviews of the first 4 books, check them out here. The review below will contain 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. … Continue reading Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Level 5 Light Novel Review: The Hole of Surprises Isn’t Kidding
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
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?
With my current light novel fixation and the majority of these being isekai stories I decided to look at some of my favourite isekai anime. Now this list started with just being set in another world and then clearly made a distinction of stories where someone starts in one world and crosses to another (which … 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?
Overview: Haruhiro wakes up with amnesia surrounded by others who also have amnesia and they discover they are in a world called Grimgar and in order to earn money to live they are about to become volunteer soldiers. Too bad Haruhiro and the others left over don't really have any skills to speak of. Review … Continue reading Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Level. 1 Novel Review: Kind of Like Reading a Cappuccino Really.
This is another My Hero Academia inspired list after a discussion with a few people on Twitter and this comment: Which got me thinking of all the times characters have lost out in anime because the plot demands they lose. There are a lot. Of course that is true of any narrative because sometimes you … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Characters Robbed By Plot
Continuing my focus for March on conflict in stories, today I want to look at Man vs Nature. If you missed last week I had a quick look at Man vs Man conflict so please be sure to check out the post. Right from the start I know I'm probably going to get some corrections … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: Crying Won’t Help – Man vs Nature
When I made my judgements about best and worst series I make that judgement based mostly on entertainment, characters and plot. Visuals (whether good or bad) play little part in that judgement. So this week I want to look at the top 5 anime in 2016 that I found visually interesting. As always I'd invite … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Visually Interesting Anime in 2016
Overview: Haruhiro and other strangers wake up in a strange place with no memory of how they got there (and a whole bunch of other missing memories). They soon learn they need to earn money to survive in this new world and form a party to work together to kill goblins and other things that … Continue reading Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Series Review