We have a new contender in the Summer 2019 Isekai Battle Royale! This time our protagonist is Masato, who has an overly doting mother. After filling out a survey on his relationship with his mom, a mysterious informant arrives and allows him to fulfill one of his dreams: get sent to the world of a… Read More First Impression: Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks?
Here it is! The Light Novel Club discussion featuring the longest and silliest title yet is upon us, and TWWK and JeskaiAngel have joined me in discussing this isekai title. With an anime adaptation coming this fall, now is the perfect time to take a look at what awaits us in FUNA’s not-so-average journey into… Read More BtT Light Novel Club Chapter 12: Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?! Vol. 1
We’re back with the Summer 2019 Isekai Battle Royale! In the yellow corner is Isekai Cheat Magician and… wait, is that a tag team of two protagonists, one male and one female, getting sent to another world? Looks like they’re childhood friends and ordinary high schoolers who now have to survive in a fantasy world, but… Read More First Impression: Isekai Cheat Magician
Welcome back to the Summer 2019 Isekai Battle Royale! Our next contender is approaching… Entering the blue corner, he’s lean, he’s mean, and he’s fallen down the ravine, it’s Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest! Here we have the protagonist whose entire class was summoned to another world, and of all the skills he could have… Read More First Impression: Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest
Joining the literature club should be a pretty simple affair, or at least that’s what most of the five girls in that club thought… and then they realized that literature can sometimes contain some… rather sultry passages. To make matters worse, when talking about the rather simple subject of “what would you like to do… Read More First Impression: O Maidens in Your Savage Season
Note: I have read the original light novels that this anime adapts, and these impressions are written accordingly. As an additional warning, there are hints of spoilers for future novel events that might not be covered by the anime. After finishing up a job, the 18-year-old adventurer Dale encounters an abandoned young devil girl who… Read More First Impression: If It’s For My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord (for Novel Readers)
Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the Summer 2019 Isekai Battle Royale! This season we have plenty of isekai and isekai-ish light novel adaptations throwing down for the title of Isekai of the Season, and it’s going to get wild! In the red corner, we have Demon Lord, Retry! (Japanese title: Maou-sama, Retry!) Here we have a protagonist who… Read More First Impression: Demon Lord, Retry!
Aries Spring was excitedly looking forward to space camp, where she and seven others in her high school would spend five days on a planet not too many light years from home. Sure, they would have to take care of one of her schoolmate’s ten-year-old sister, but she’s cute, so no problem, right? Unfortunately, these… Read More First Impression: Astra Lost in Space
I like it when isekai stories start with showing some of the life of the protagonist before he/she ends up in another world. Specifically, I like it when they show how their desires and regrets from their original life determine what they want from their otherworld adventures. In the case of our next Light Novel… Read More Light Novel Kindling: Wanting To Be Average
Somehow, the Light Novel Club has yet to cover an isekai with an overpowered protagonist, even though that is one of the most popular light novel story setups at the moment. Well, why not cover one next time? And let’s do a more lighthearted title, too, since we haven’t covered too many of those, either.… Read More And Our Next Light Novel Club Selection Is… Didn’t I Say To Make My Abilities Average In The Next Life?! (Vol. 1)