BtT Light Novel Club Extra Chapter: Infinite Dendrogram Anime Adaptation Thoughts

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

BtT Light Novel Club, Chapter 16: Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki, Vol. 1!

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!

First Impression: Infinite Dendrogram (for Light Novel Readers)

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)

12 Days of Christmas Anime: Sword Art Online Progressive, Vol. 3

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

12 Days of Christmas Anime: Obsessions of an Otome Gamer

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

12 Days of Christmas Anime: An Archdemon’s Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride

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