Over the last year I have been getting quite a bit into light novels. This led to me making a New Year’s resolution at the start of 2019 to read at least 100 novel volumes in the year. For the purpose of this challenge, any kind of novel counts towards the 100, not just light… Read More BtT Light Novel Club Chapter 10.5: A 100-Novel Challenge & Q&A!
So we’ve decided that the next Light Novel Club title will be the final volume of True Tenchi Muyo!, since it’s a great opportunity to finish off an entire series. That said, since I haven’t been reading this particular series, TWWK will be handling discussion on his own. So this is a great time to take a… Read More A Light Novel Club Special Chapter Approaches!
The Light Novel Club returns with a tale of a missionary, sharing what he believes and loves with a new culture. Sure, the “missionary” is an otaku sharing anime, manga, and the like, and the “new culture” is a fantasy alternate world country, but don’t mind the details too much. TWWK and I take a… Read More BtT Light Novel Club Chapter 10: Outbreak Company Vol. 1
Since TWWK already did a First Impression post for this show (which you can check out if you want a synopsis), I’ll mainly be angling my impressions as someone who is familiar with the source manga. (Full disclosure: the source manga is not yet licensed in English and I’m reading it via scanlations. Trust me,… Read More First Impression: The Helpful Fox Senko-san (stardf29)
One girl is an absolute genius at math and science, capable of solving hard math problems instantly in her head. Another girl is a literary mastermind, capable of writing a moving essay in ten minutes. One of these two girls wants to go to a science-focused university, and the other wants to go to a… Read More First Impression: We Never Learn (BokuBen)
For most kids, the first day of middle school is something to look forward to. For Hitori Bocchi (yes, that’s her name), it’s the day she’s been dreading the most. Suffering from a clinical level of social anxiety disorder, she only had one friend growing up, and that friend not only goes to a different… Read More First Impression: Hitori Bocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu
What can be more otaku than an isekai light novel? How about an isekai light novel about an otaku who has to spread otaku culture in another world? Outbreak Company had an anime adaptation back in 2013, and now the original light novels are being translated by J-Novel Club. Penned by Ichiro Sakaki, a prolific light… Read More And Our Next Light Novel Club Selection Is… Outbreak Company! (Vol. 1)
We had so much fun talking about Infinite Dendrogram Volume 1 that we had to dive in again with Volume 2! Things are getting serious too, so this is a great volume to read if you really want to get an idea of what this VRMMO story is all about. Join TWWK and me as we… Read More BtT Light Novel Club Chapter 9: Infinite Dendrogram Vol. 2
Domestic Girlfriend is a hard show to recommend seriously. The very premise reads like the trashiest of soap operas: a high school boy, depressed that the teacher with whom he is in love has a boyfriend, has a one night stand with a random girl at a mixer, only to find out that his father… Read More Domestic Girlfriend and the Idol of Romantic Love
It’s back! The virtual reality light novel Infinite Dendrogram was one of the most well-received titles we covered in the Light Novel Club last year, and now that an anime adaptation has been announced, as well as print editions of the novels, I figured now is a great time to dive deeper into the series. J-Novel… Read More And Our Next Light Novel Club Selection Is… Infinite Dendrogram Vol. 2!