And Our Next Light Novel Club Selection Is… Infinite Dendrogram Vol. 2!

It’s back! The virtual reality light novel Infinite Dendrogram was one of the most well-received titles we covered in the Light Novel Club last year, and now that an anime adaptation has been announced, as well as print editions of the novels, I figured now is a great time to dive deeper into the series. J-Novel… Read More And Our Next Light Novel Club Selection Is… Infinite Dendrogram Vol. 2!

Battle Angel Alita, Vol. 8: More Than the Sum of Your Parts

It’s hard to end a story, especially one that’s become so successful that it has perhaps gone on longer than the author originally intended. This happens all the time with manga and anime—overbloated plots, meandering storylines, and too many characters often contribute to such failures. After two mediocre volumes, Battle Angel Alita is sitting on… Read More Battle Angel Alita, Vol. 8: More Than the Sum of Your Parts

Reflections on The Rising of the Shield Hero, Episode 4: Lullaby at Dawn

Today’s guest post comes from The Varangian, a writer and podcaster who comes to us through his friend (and yours and ours), Medieval Otaku. I hope you enjoy his excellent reflections on the most recent episode of The Rising of the Shield Hero which, if you haven’t seen it yet, in turn demonstrates just how… Read More Reflections on The Rising of the Shield Hero, Episode 4: Lullaby at Dawn