Inside Mari (Series) Every so often I’ll jump into the two main manga reading apps I use (Crunchyroll and Shonen Jump) and look for a completed series. I found that in Inside Mari. The series began by introducing you to a 20 something slacker named Isao Komori who was obsessed with a teenage girl. Then… Read More Otaku Reader’s Corner: Slayers, Spirit Photographers, and Sayonara, Football
Haikyu!! (Chapter 401) After eight amazing years of manga, the story of our favorite volleyball bois from Karasuno and across Japan will come to an end. By the time this article has posted, the final chapter will have dropped and I will have read it. As I await the final chapter (402), I am filled… Read More Otaku Reader’s Corner: Haikyu, Fairy Tail, and A Wild Last Boss!
Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear (Vol. 1) (light novel) When a shut-in girl gets isekai’d to the world of her favorite MMORPG, she’s given a set of bear pajamas that are both embarrassing and ridiculously overpowered. This title is definitely panda-ing to fans of fluffy slice-of-life isekai with low stakes and easily-solved conflicts, which might put… Read More Otaku Reader’s Corner: Love Me Love Me, Kuma Kuma, and Way of the Househusband
My Brother’s Husband (Vol. 1) On the last day my library was open before it was closed due to the pandemic, I picked up all of My Brother’s Husband by Gengoroh Tagame. The story follows a Japanese Dad and his daughter following the death of his twin brother, who was living in Canada. He is… Read More Otaku Reader’s Corner: Zipman, Marielle Clarac, and My Brother’s Husband
Tearmoon Empire (Vol. 1) As Tearmoon Empire vol. 1 opens, protagonist Princess Mia (clearly inspired by Marie Antoinette) dies on the guillotine…only to wake up as a twelve-year-old! Now Mia strives to avert the coming revolution. The story challenges readers by offering divergent interpretations of Mia’s character. The people around Mia are often impressed by… Read More Otaku Reader’s Corner: Smile Down the Runway, Bibliophile Princess, and Oregairu
By the Grace of the Gods (Vol. 1) Sometimes, I don’t want a story with lots of action or drama; I just want a nice, laid-back story about a guy helping others with his pet slimes. And By the Grace of the Gods is the most laid-back light novel I have read yet. It is… Read More Otaku Reader’s Corner (March 4, 2020)