While we’ve never been a review site, visitors and supporters still naturally ask for our take on anime and related properties. While you’ll find our thoughts scattered throughout the blog and more specifically on our staff’s Twitter feeds, we’ve taken on the mantle of providing what we feel are appropriate recommendations for Christian audiences covering… Read More Light Novel Recommendations
Sometimes an anime or light novel says something so well that I want to draw attention to it, yet struggle to know how to add anything new beyond what it said. Most recently, this occurred with a passage in The Devil Is a Part-Timer!, vol. 1. If you’re unfamiliar with the series or its anime… Read More The Curious Case of Devil King Maou
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?!
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
For our next light novel club meeting, we’re going to be doing something a little different. Instead of one light novel volume, we’re going to discuss many. Our light novel club members—President stardf29, Vice Prez Jeskai Angel, and me, the secretary, are each going to read different novels, first volumes of a series we haven’t… Read More Our Next Light Novel Selection is…Your Choice!
And here we are with our discussion of the first volume of Ascendance of a Bookworm! With the anime having just started, now is the perfect time to dive into this “bibliophile fantasy” and see what lies in store. @jeskaiangel will be joining me this time as we look at what makes this isekai story special.… Read More BtT Light Novel Club Chapter 14: Ascendance of a Bookworm, Part 1 Vol. 1
Have you ever wondered or looked into the history of books and how they are made? For the protagonist of Ascendance of a Bookworm, our next Light Novel Club title, that sort of information turned from fun trivia to a matter of grave importance. As a total bookworm, she spent her days practically buried in… Read More Light Novel Kindling: The Ascendance of Books
What’s one step better for book lovers than to read a light novel? How about reading a light novel about a book lover? Our 14th selection in the Beneath the Tangles Light Novel Club is about precisely that topic! Ascendance of a Bookworm! is an isekai tale, but unique in many different ways. Here’s the… Read More Our Next Light Novel Club Selection Is… Ascendance of a Bookworm! Vol. 1
As we enter the classroom to discuss the thirteenth book in our light novel club, I see a solitary girl sitting on the far side of the room. Chairs and desks are stacked behind her, forming a shadowy backdrop, but she sits in the most lighted portion of the room, next to a window overlooking… Read More BtT Light Novel Club Chapter 13: My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong as I Expected (Oregairu) Vol. 1
Harem romances are fairly common in anime and light novels. That is, many of these stories feature a male protagonist with several female love interests (only two love interests is merely a love triangle, not a harem). A harem story may or may not involve the guy marrying all the girls. I’m not a huge… Read More On Harem Romances