Welcome to the first edition of “Win Twwk’s Manga,” where I give away like new and new copies of manga and light novels! With the help of two of our reviewers, Laura and sleepminusminus, I’ve developed six questions for you to answer for our contest. These are the volumes up for grabs, all to be… Read More Win Twwk’s Manga: Cheat Skill, No Longer Heroine, Sunbeams in the Sky, and More!
Side Colors is an apt subtitle for volume seven of Spice & Wolf, the fantastic light novel series mixing myth, romance, and medieval economics. This volume is a side story collection, and like many others in well-written light novel series, this one adds color to and fills in the tale. In no way is it… Read More Review: Spice & Wolf, Vol. 7: Side Colors
My upbringing was, in certain respects, relatively sheltered. Of relevance for this post, I hardly ever heard anyone use profanity in real life. It might occasionally show up in a TV show or movie, but we mostly avoided works with such language, and in any case, those were fictional. Indeed, the fact that I practically… Read More Profanity, Euphemisms, and an Archdemon’s Undesirable Friend
The story picks up with the boss fight on the fourth floor of Aincrad. Wait, what? The last movie, Sword Art Online the Movie- Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night, ended with beating the first-floor boss… Uh, anyway, after heading up to the fifth floor and celebrating a little, Kirito and Asuna do some treasure… Read More Review: Sword Art Online -Progressive- Scherzo of Deep Night
A boy approaches a girl sitting in the rain and offers her his umbrella. But these two aren’t quite strangers: they are next-door neighbors who attend the same high school. Mahiru, known around school as an “angel” for being practically perfect in every way, returns the favor of the umbrella by taking care of Amane… Read More First Impression: The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten
Kobayashi (girl) dragoons Endo (guy) into doing a Let’s Play of her favorite otome game for their school broadcasting club. The game has the standard setup: commoner Fiene attends the aristocratic magical academy and meets various cute guys. And then there’s Lieselotte, a rival character (“villainess”) who’s actually just a tsundere who is tragically incapable… Read More First Impression: Endo and Kobayashi Live! The Latest on Tsundere Villainess Lieselotte
Crafting confections from silver sugar is a sacred art first practiced by fairies but now accessible to humans too, and Anne is aiming to become a master of it, just like her late mother. As she sets out to compete for this title, jerkface village boy Jonas tries to stop her, but she brushes him… Read More First Impression: Sugar Apple Fairy Tale