Anime adaptations of an established work, whether light novel, manga, visual novel, video game, or whatever else, are a tricky business. The medium of anime is almost always vastly different from what they are adapting from, and what works well in the original medium might translate poorly to animation. The job is only made harder… Read More BtT Light Novel Club Extra Chapter: Infinite Dendrogram Anime Adaptation Thoughts
Gods tend to come off badly in fiction. Really, really badly. No, wait, “badly” isn’t strong enough. Worsely? Worstly? Anyway… There are stories with evil gods. There are stories with insane gods. There are stories where the gods are actually unfathomable horrors misidentified as deities. Going back to ancient mythology, many fictional gods are deeply… Read More Finding God in a Light Novel!?
Welcome to the first Light Novel Club discussion of 2020! Our discussion this month is on Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki, Vol. 1, in which a gamer dares to take on the “game” of real life. We have quite the discussion for this title coming up, so strap yourself in and join @jeskaiangel and I for a deep… Read More BtT Light Novel Club, Chapter 16: Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki, Vol. 1!
As someone who absolutely fell in love with Infinite Dendrogram after being introduced to it through the Light Novel Club, the series’s anime adaptation was easily the show I was most looking forward to this season. And it doesn’t disappoint. While not without room for improvement, it was a strong introduction. If you don’t already… Read More First Impression: Infinite Dendrogram (for Light Novel Readers)
As the Light Novel Club enters 2020, we have a bit of a conundrum. On the one hand, we have read many wonderful light novel series so far, and we would love to continue reading more volumes in those series. On the other hand, there are still lots of great light novels out there we… Read More Light Novel Club Plans for 2020! Plus, Our Next Light Novel Club Selections!
Day 10: Hope Just as you know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, but may not recall the most famous reindeer of all, you probably know about the Sword Art Online anime adaptation’s Christmas episode, but you may not be familiar with Kirito and Asuna’s first Christmas in Aincrad. Sword Art Online Progressive is… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime: Sword Art Online Progressive, Vol. 3
Day 5: Gift Tally ho! The quest for off-the-beaten-path Christmas stories in anime and light novels brings me to Obsessions of an Otome Gamer, volume 1. If you’re not familiar with series, it’s a heartwarming tale of family, friendship, and…classical music. (I can only assume the author is a fan?) Protagonist Mashiro discovers that she… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime: Obsessions of an Otome Gamer
Day 3: Miracle Here is a special Christmas surprise: a light novel Christmas post! After all, why leave light novels out of the Christmas fun? So you want to write a Christmas episode for your story, because everyone loves Christmas stories. But what if your story is a fantasy story, taking place in a world… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime: An Archdemon’s Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride
Welcome back, ladies and gentlemen, to another episode of “That Anime/Light Novel Said Something So Well I Don’t Know How to Add to It!” Today’s thought comes from vol. 2 of Obsessions of an Otome Gamer. I was re-reading it and came across a passage I highlighted on my first reading, and it struck as… Read More Resisting an Otome Gamer’s Inner Ugliness
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