Eniale & Dewiela, Vol. 1 Eniale is an angel. Dewiela is a demon. But the two of them are buddies. It’s an Odd Couple situation with two celestial ladies who love fashion, babies, and being over the top to cause the world to spiral. The humor of this series lies in the absurdity of it’s… Read More Otaku Reader’s Corner: KH3, Eniale & Dewiela, and Reset!
Our next Light Novel Club discussion is on Infinite Dendrogram, Vol. 5! We’re approaching the finale of the first major story arc, and as such we have some final battles and reveals that you might or might not have guessed. Amidst all of this, one of the major themes that has been present throughout the series… Read More Light Novel Kindling: Infinite Dendrogram and Becoming Someone Else in Games
Fly Me to the Moon (Tonikawa), Vol. 3 Season one of Tonikawa may be complete, but Fly Me to the Moon, the manga on which its based, is continuing to roll out, and it remains superior to the show in virtually every facet. Volume three, released yesterday, focuses on Tsukasa and Nasa’s trip to visit his… Read More Otaku Reader’s Corner: Komi Can’t Communicate, Love Me Love Me Not, and the Fly Me to the Moon
After dying from an attack from Truck-kun, an unemployed adult shut-in finds himself reincarnated as Rudeus, the son of two young adventurers. As he starts getting used to his new life, he starts learning about magic, and while still as a child he figures out how to increase his magic power and cast magic without… Read More First Impression: Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation
Noir Stadia might be a noble son, but being the lowest rank of noble he is at the mercy of all the higher-ranked nobles around him. Aiming to enter the Hero Academy, he finds out that his Great Sage skill, previously unusable due to the headaches it induces, can be used… if he kisses his… Read More First Impression: The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter
Tomozaki is a gamer. In fact, under the handle nanashi, he ranks first in online play in Japan for a fighting game rendered in the the light novels and Japanese dialogue as “Atafami,” and in the subtitles as “Tackfam.” (Both are abbreviations of “Super Attack Families,” a clear nod to Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. series.)… Read More First Impression: Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki
Yen Press provided a review copy of one of their newest light novels, The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten, Vol. 1. and so, for all intents and purposes, this is a review of that light novel. That said, my thoughts on this light novel are more personal and somewhat less review-like. ~ stardf29 Amane… Read More A Review and Musings on The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten, Vol. 1
Volume eight begins the best stretch of the My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong, As I Expected (Oregairu) light novels, culminating in what is the true climax of the series, well before the actual end. The most moving and powerful moments start to occur here, not only because the story is trending this way, but… Read More Review: My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong, As I Expected Vol. 8
2020 might have not been a good year in many ways, but at least for light novels, it was a great year. The two might not be unrelated, either; I know that light novels have helped me through a lot of this year, and I bet plenty of other people found light novels to be… Read More Our Other Favorite Light Novels of 2020!
Look Into My Eyes (One Shot) Look Into My Eyes is a one-shot manga about an idol group on the verge of disbanding. While it appears that most of the members are ready to move on to bigger and better things, one of them can’t let go, and in the early pages of the manga… Read More Otaku Reader’s Corner: December 2020