Reader’s Corner: Alice in Bishounen-Land, Zom 100, and Cells at Work! White Brigade

I Kept Pressing the 100-Million-Year Button and Came Out on Top, Vol. 1 Let me tell you a story: a boy attends fantastical sword school, and is considered the absolute worst, but is actually surprisingly capable. The academy headmaster (a woman) deliberately engineers an incident where this boy walks in on a girl in the… Read More Reader’s Corner: Alice in Bishounen-Land, Zom 100, and Cells at Work! White Brigade

Reader’s Corner: Stitch and the Samurai, Kaiju No. 8, and Lily’s Miracle

A Late-Start Tamer’s Laid-Back Life, Vol. 1 Yuto starts the VRMMO RPG Law of Justice Online looking forward to playing as a Tamer, but due to his randomly-acquired first monster being far better suited to farming fields than farming monster drops, he ends up well behind the curve in terms of the game’s combat content.… Read More Reader’s Corner: Stitch and the Samurai, Kaiju No. 8, and Lily’s Miracle

Reader’s Pumpkin Patch: Creepy Cat, Undead King’s Reign of Peace, and Until Your Bones Rot

I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss, Vol. 1 Another reincarnated-into-an-otome-game isekai story, some aspects of I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss will feel familiar if you’ve read any others of this subgenre. For example, protagonist Aileen is the daughter of a duke, and starts out engaged to a prince…just… Read More Reader’s Pumpkin Patch: Creepy Cat, Undead King’s Reign of Peace, and Until Your Bones Rot

Light Novel Club Chapter 34: Sword Art Online Progressive, Vol. 1

Yo! In my admittedly limited experience, Sword Art Online seems to be one the most polarizing anime around. People are either “We hates it, Precious!” or “It’s awesome!” Nobody ever says “Sword Art Online? What’s that?” Well, after the original light novel became a series (one which is up to twenty-two volumes now), author Reki… Read More Light Novel Club Chapter 34: Sword Art Online Progressive, Vol. 1

First Impression: Banished from the Hero’s Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside

Once known as Gideon, knight and elder brother of the divinely appointed Hero Ruti, the man using the alias Red is now living as a lowly D-rank adventurer out in the distant, rural frontier, far from the war against the Demon Lord that’s consuming the continent. Ares the mage (a strikingly Hamaan-esque character with the… Read More First Impression: Banished from the Hero’s Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside

Reader’s Corner: Return from Death, Dahlia in Bloom, and Fullmetal Alchemist: A New Beginning

The Reincarnated Princess Spends Another Day Skipping Story Routes, Vol. 1 This is another reincarnation-type isekai of the reborn-as-an-otome-game-rival variety. The catch is that in the original game (which was also an isekai), all the love interests are train wrecks. The narcissist and the masochist are creepy enough, but they seem positively tame compared to… Read More Reader’s Corner: Return from Death, Dahlia in Bloom, and Fullmetal Alchemist: A New Beginning

Reader’s Corner: Solo Leveling, Horimiya, and Love in Focus

My Best Friend’s Little Sister Has it in for Me, Vol. 1 Ten or fifteen years ago, I was involved in a roleplay writing community. For those that haven’t participated before, the idea is that an admin sets up a scenario (sometimes quite intricate) and players join as characters, taking turns posting paragraphs from their… Read More Reader’s Corner: Solo Leveling, Horimiya, and Love in Focus

Reader’s Corner: Skip and Loafer, Zom 100, and Megumi Hayashibara’s Characters

A Sign of Affection, Vol. 3 A Sign of Affection continues to sweep me off my feet! Volume three begins with all the giddy expectation that volume two left me on. Yuki and Itsuomi continue their conversation of how far does it go when it comes to Itsuomi and the answer to that question leads to… Read More Reader’s Corner: Skip and Loafer, Zom 100, and Megumi Hayashibara’s Characters

Reader’s Corner: Unnamed Memory, Assassin’s Creed Dynasty, and The Faraway Paladin

Unnamed Memory, Vol. 3 SPOILER WARNING: Spoiler-free tl;dr: I greatly enjoyed this volume and recommend this series. I also recommend that you start with the first volume and encounter the foreshadowing and plot twists naturally. Now, if you don’t mind spoilers… This volume wraps up the year-long contract between Oscar, the cursed king, and Tinasha,… Read More Reader’s Corner: Unnamed Memory, Assassin’s Creed Dynasty, and The Faraway Paladin