Remember when we discussed the first volume of this light novel? Well, now that the anime adaptation has started, naturally we have to take a look at that! We do already have some first impressions from TWWK, for those who want a more concise review; in this post, he joins Jeskai Angel and myself in… Read More Light Novel Club Extra Chapter: Anime First Impressions – Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?!
I recently began reading the My Hero Academia (MHA) manga. Yes, I recognize that the series is a good five years old. I even tweeted to that effect. Me: I just started reading the My Hero Academia manga. Them: That started over 5 years ago and we all recommended the series to you. Like a… Read More Newman’s Nook: Ignoring the Advice of Others
Our discussion of the first volume of the Ascendance of a Bookworm light novel is done, but we still have some unfinished business: namely, the anime adaptation that started earlier this month! Both @jeskaiangel and I have watched the first episode and will now share our thoughts on how the anime adapts the novel. For those who… Read More Light Novel Club Extra Chapter: Anime First Impressions – Ascendance of a Bookworm
In a world populated by civilized, anthropomorphized animals, a great divide exists between the carnivores and the herbivores. After the recent predation killing of an alpaca student named Tem on campus grounds, tensions and distrust arise further among the student body of Cherryton Academy, especially within the Drama Club that Tem was part of. In… Read More First Impressions: BEASTARS
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? is, as the absurd title implies, generally a fairly lighthearted show. So I was quite surprised when it abruptly featured an arc dealing with sex trafficking. I appreciated the unambiguously evil portrayal ofthe goddess Ishtar and her chief pimp Phryne. The show clearly… Read More Bell’s Heroic Love (in a Dungeon?)
【banishment】 「forget me not」 reprinted with permission
Kufa Vampir has been tasked with becoming the personal instructor for the noble girl Melida Angel. In a world largely overrun by the dark creatures called Lancanthropes, with humans living in an isolated environment, nobles can awaken to powers of mana, giving them the power to defend humanity. However, despite her desire to join a… Read More First Impression: Assassins Pride
The anime season has started, bringing with it a plethora of new series. But perhaps unusual for the fall 2019 anime season is the number of high-profile returning shows. From critical favorites like Chihayafuru to fairly recent series like We Never Learn, the autumn should have any number of shows to get your nostalgia factor… Read More Which Returning Anime Series Are You Looking Forward To?
Urata is one of those fabled “high school transfer students” and wants to make a big impression on his first day at his new school. But he winds up getting upstaged by not one, nor two, but three other transfer students: the laid back Sakata, the flamboyant Shima and the cool and collected Senra. And… Read More First Impressions: Days of Urashimasakatasen
If you want a fair and accurate review of this new series from someone who’s actually familiar with the source material, I refer you to TWWK’s. I am not much of a light novel reader, nor do I intend to be fair. Forth, Excelsior! Didn’t I say to make my abilities average in the next… Read More Didn’t I say to make my abilities average in the next life?! Episode 1: Isekai Becomes Self-Aware