It’s time to dive yet again into the world of Infinite Dendrogram! While the anime adaptation may not have won us over, the original light novels still look to be great, so in we go to volume 3! (By the way, if you have only been watching the anime adaptation, as of the time of… Read More BtT Light Novel Club Chapter 17: Infinite Dendrogram, Vol. 3!
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
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!
In the year 2043, the first ever full-dive VRMMO, Infinite Dendrogram, has been released, providing gamers infinite ways to interact and play around within its world. Reiji Mukudori, having just recently bought it, enters into the game under the name Ray Starling and, joining alongside his older brother Shu and his partner Embryo Nemesis, marks… Read More First Impression: Infinite Dendrogram (for Newbies)
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!
Over the past year, I’ve become something of a light novel addict. #BlameBtT. Inspired by what Frank has written about light novels, I thought it might be worthwhile to survey the light novel series I’m reading. With a couple exceptions, these are overall impressions of each series, not reviews of individual volumes. Since I can… Read More What Am I Reading & Should You Try It?
Over the last year I have been getting quite a bit into light novels. This led to me making a New Year’s resolution at the start of 2019 to read at least 100 novel volumes in the year. For the purpose of this challenge, any kind of novel counts towards the 100, not just light… Read More BtT Light Novel Club Chapter 10.5: A 100-Novel Challenge & Q&A!
We had so much fun talking about Infinite Dendrogram Volume 1 that we had to dive in again with Volume 2! Things are getting serious too, so this is a great volume to read if you really want to get an idea of what this VRMMO story is all about. Join TWWK and me as we… Read More BtT Light Novel Club Chapter 9: 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!