Reader’s Corner: Higehiro, True Beauty, and The Saint’s Belated Happiness

A yakuza, sleigh beggy, and high school runaway walk into a grocery store…okay, only the yakuza would be in such a place (!), because the sleigh beggy already has a banshee maid to care for her food needs and the runaway is currently holed up in a businessman’s apartment. Huh? Do you know which three… Read More Reader’s Corner: Higehiro, True Beauty, and The Saint’s Belated Happiness

Reader’s Corner: No Longer Heroine, My Wonderful World, and Wait for Me Yesterday in Spring

As one classic series nears its end (Maison Ikkoku), other manga and light novel series are just beginning, with our reviews including a romance that we thought was quite a lot better than early reviews indicated (No Longer Heroine). We also dig into the latest from an author whose last novel was the subject of… Read More Reader’s Corner: No Longer Heroine, My Wonderful World, and Wait for Me Yesterday in Spring

Reader’s Corner: Though I’m an Inept Villainess, Manga Metamorphosis, and Alice in Borderland (Vol. 3)

While settings, archetypes, and genres are so often limited in manga and light novels, this week’s selection demonstrates how creative writers and artists can be within these confines, from the humor of body-swap historical light novel Though I Am an Inept Villainess to the medical research high school romance, Mia and the Forbidden Medicine Report.… Read More Reader’s Corner: Though I’m an Inept Villainess, Manga Metamorphosis, and Alice in Borderland (Vol. 3)

Reader’s Corner: Ima Koi (Vol. 3), Ghost Reaper Girl (Vol. 2), and Secrets of the Silent Witch

How about some sci-fi? This week, we cover the recent release of the android and robotics-focused light novel Your Forma, joining a host of other recommended series, including the newly released volume of romance Ima Koi, hyperviolent game adaptation, SINoALICE, and charming light novel, The Holy Grail of Eris. Ghost Reaper Girl • The Holy… Read More Reader’s Corner: Ima Koi (Vol. 3), Ghost Reaper Girl (Vol. 2), and Secrets of the Silent Witch

Reader’s Corner: Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible (Vol. 3), Assassin’s Creed Dynasty (Vol. 3), and The Elusive Samurai (Vol. 2)

We’ve got a lot of romance to share with you this week, from simple and sweet to more complex tales involving bullying and arranged marriage. But lest you think we’ve gone soft, there are some violent, pseud-historic manga in the mix, too, along with sci-fi and isekai. Check out our thoughts on the new, recent,… Read More Reader’s Corner: Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible (Vol. 3), Assassin’s Creed Dynasty (Vol. 3), and The Elusive Samurai (Vol. 2)

Reader’s Corner: Cat + Gamer, The Bride of Demise, and Romance of the Imperial Capital Kotogami

Epic wars, yokai, budding romances, and a kitty mark the releases our writers cover for this week’s column. The reviews include a couple of first volume releases—The Bride of Demise and The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World—along with continuing volumes of other works and even a one-shot period piece light novel. The Bride of… Read More Reader’s Corner: Cat + Gamer, The Bride of Demise, and Romance of the Imperial Capital Kotogami

Reader’s Corner: Solo Leveling, Uncle from Another World, and My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong As I Expected (Final)

This week we continue with the newest volumes of favorites like Solo Leveling, which is receiving an anime adaptation, and Uncle from Another World (which has one currently airing), and review the initial offerings from a couple of fantasy series as well, including one in which the MC becomes a dragon…skeleton. Who says light novels… Read More Reader’s Corner: Solo Leveling, Uncle from Another World, and My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong As I Expected (Final)