Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody 2 Light Novel Review: The Harem Expands

Review: When I reviewed the first book in this series I was pleasantly surprised by the writing even if the plot did seem padded and there were definitely moments in the story I could have done with out. As we plunge into the second book, I have to wonder why people think more is better? … Continue reading Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody 2 Light Novel Review: The Harem Expands

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The Empty Box and Zeroth Maria 1: I Wish I Had Seen That Coming

Overview: Kazuki Hoshino meets transfer student, Aya Otonashi, but somehow he feels he's met her before. That's before she declares she's met him thousands of time and declares war on him. Welcome to the Rejecting Classroom. Born of a wish and seemingly unescapable. Review: There's a few books where just reading them becomes an experience … Continue reading The Empty Box and Zeroth Maria 1: I Wish I Had Seen That Coming

The Everlasting: Eye of the Wise Volume 1 Review

Overview: The Everlasting—a title given to those who’ve reached a state closest to godhood. This honor is a dream to all novice mages and warriors. Our story begins with Asura Shirogami, an orphaned sixteen-year-old boy trained in warrior arts who transfers to Albion. Having no friends and an embarrassing first day, Asura must adapt to … Continue reading The Everlasting: Eye of the Wise Volume 1 Review

The Rising of the Shield Hero 1 Novel Review: Why Annoy The Hero?

Overview: I cannot remember who, but someone recommended this series to me so I picked up the first volume to give it a go. Naofumi Iwatani is your basic otaku college student with no drive who suddenly finds himself summoned to a parallel universe where he becomes one of four heroes. Unfortunately for him, his … Continue reading The Rising of the Shield Hero 1 Novel Review: Why Annoy The Hero?

Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Level 2 Novel Review: Like A Bitter Hot Chocolate?

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?

Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody 1 Light Novel Review: And We’re Once Again Trapped in a Game

After enjoying the first volume of Grimgar and Fantasy and Ash I decided to just dive into this whole light novel thing and when the Book Depository had a bit of a sale, and I had a discount code, I ordered the first volume of a number of series just to try. Some were recommendations … Continue reading Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody 1 Light Novel Review: And We’re Once Again Trapped in a Game

Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Level. 1 Novel Review: Kind of Like Reading a Cappuccino Really.

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.

In Another World With My Smartphone Episodes 6 + 7: And the next cliche is…?

Review Episode 6: There are pretty much two ways an audience can take this show: either it is an uninspired and derivative rehashing of every other light novel isekai story that has ever come before it mashed into one trope laden season OR it is an intentionally derivative story that lets the audience smile even … Continue reading In Another World With My Smartphone Episodes 6 + 7: And the next cliche is…?

Eromanga Sensei Episode 1

Overview: Izumi writes novels and takes care of his shut in sister (as well as apparently attending school though that seems like a minor point at the moment). His sister turns out to be the illustrator for his novels which he uncovers while watching a live stream. Review: Okay, this one should not be appealing … Continue reading Eromanga Sensei Episode 1

Akashic Records of Bastard Magical Instructor Episode 1

Overview: I think the screen cap in the image above kind of nails the overview here. This is based on a Light Novel and set in a magic school, and while neither of those two things is inherently bad, this first episode at least has embraced every cliché imaginable. However, the story involves Glenn Radars … Continue reading Akashic Records of Bastard Magical Instructor Episode 1