Note: These light novel first impressions come courtesy of J-Novel Club‘s membership program, which allows members to read weekly parts of light novels as they are translated, before their official e-book release. These impressions cover the first 3 parts of volume 1. One day, Lufas Maphaahl, the Heaven-Winged girl who was one of the most… Read More Light Novel First Impression: A Wild Last Boss Appeared!
We started the Light Novel Club with Spice and Wolf, and now we have returned to this classic title for more wheelin’ and dealin’ with a wolf goddess. Joining me are TWWK and Jeskai Angel as we pick apart volume 2… 1. What are your overall thoughts about this volume? TWWK: After a slow start, volume… Read More BtT Light Novel Club Chapter 19: Spice and Wolf, Vol. 2
A young, selfish noble girl, Katarina Claes, while hanging out with fiancé candidate Jeord Stuart, trips and hits her head, and suddenly remembers her past life as a Japanese teenage girl who enjoyed playing otome games. She in particular remembered one game, “Fortune Lover”, in which the protagonist gets to woo handsome guys like “Jeord… Read More First Impression: My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!
Hello, all you quarantined folks! We here at Isekai Travel Agency wish to help you escape from the ongoing pandemic in our world and all of the stress that comes with it, by taking you to another world! Let’s take a look at the newest package we have to offer, courtesy of The 8th son? Are… Read More First Impression: The 8th son? Are you kidding me?
Welcome to the next chapter of our Light Novel Club! It is in times like this, where we’re quarantined in the middle of a pandemic, when novels and light novels can be great for giving us something to do without going out. And if all of the virus news gets a bit too much, a… Read More BtT Light Novel Club Chapter 18: The World’s Least Interesting Master Swordsman, Vol. 1!
We have two more light novels for discussion in the coming two months! As before, we have one new light novel series and one series we have covered before that we are covering the next volume of. I’m sure you’re wondering what those novels are, so let’s not waste any more time and announce them!… Read More The Light Novel Club Selections for March & April 2020!
It’s time to dive yet again into the world of Infinite Dendrogram! While the anime adaptation may not have won us over, the original light novels still look to be great, so in we go to volume 3! (By the way, if you have only been watching the anime adaptation, as of the time of… Read More BtT Light Novel Club Chapter 17: Infinite Dendrogram, Vol. 3!
Anime adaptations of an established work, whether light novel, manga, visual novel, video game, or whatever else, are a tricky business. The medium of anime is almost always vastly different from what they are adapting from, and what works well in the original medium might translate poorly to animation. The job is only made harder… Read More BtT Light Novel Club Extra Chapter: Infinite Dendrogram Anime Adaptation Thoughts
Welcome to the first Light Novel Club discussion of 2020! Our discussion this month is on Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki, Vol. 1, in which a gamer dares to take on the “game” of real life. We have quite the discussion for this title coming up, so strap yourself in and join @jeskaiangel and I for a deep… Read More BtT Light Novel Club, Chapter 16: Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki, Vol. 1!
At the encouragement of her friend, Kaede decided to try out the VRMMO “NewWorld Online,” despite not having played many games in her life. When setting up her character, she decides she would rather not get hurt at all, and puts all her stat points into VIT (vitality, essentially defense). The downside is that she’s… Read More First Impression: BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, So I’ll Max Out My Defense