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)
Welcome, dear readers, to the eleventh meeting of our Beneath the Tangles Light Novel Club. Up for discussion today is what is perhaps the least of the three True Tenchi Muyo! novels, but also the most satisfying in a number of ways. While Jurai and Yosho filled in important gaps that advanced the story of… Read More BtT Light Novel Club Chapter 11: True Tenchi Muyo! Volume 3 (Washu)
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!
Doing this light novel club on Beneath the Tangles has opened my eyes to the breadth of light novel choices out there. In fact, our light novel club prez, stardf29, is reading 100 light novels this years and tweeting about them on his Twitter account. After years of neglect, it seems that J-Novel Club, Seven… Read More And Our Next Light Novel Club Selection Is…True Tenchi Muyo! Vol 3 (Washu)
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
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
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!