First Impression: Reborn to Master the Blade: From Hero-King to Extraordinary Squire

The aged Hero-King Inglis lies on his deathbed surrounded by white-clad devotees. He has lived a good life—as in, a noble, sacrificial, servant-hearted life, defeating the oppressive powers of the world and establishing a kingdom where people could thrive in safety and plenitude. As he breathes his last, the divine one who had empowered him… Read More First Impression: Reborn to Master the Blade: From Hero-King to Extraordinary Squire

First Impression: Saving 80,000 Gold in Another World for my Retirement

A young woman plummets off a cliff toward certain doom, screaming that she doesn’t want to die. Repeatedly. It seems to work because in the next scene, she wakes up in the middle of a field of grass! Shaking off her confusion, Mitsuha searches her memory for advice from her big brother about what to… Read More First Impression: Saving 80,000 Gold in Another World for my Retirement

First Impression: The Reincarnation of the Strongest Exorcist in Another World

Young Seika is the third child of a noble household. Born from a mistress and unable to wield magic, his position is lower than his brothers, and Gly, the middle one, constantly reminds him of that. But Seika hides two secrets. He’s about to reveal the first, which is that he actually does hold incredible… Read More First Impression: The Reincarnation of the Strongest Exorcist in Another World

First Impression: The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady

At best, the “Marauder Princess” Anisphia is considered an oddball. At worst, she’s a disgrace to the kingdom, a thorn in the side of the royal family, particularly her brother, Algard, who resents that she has abdicated her claim to the throne and thrust the responsibility upon him. Instead, Anisphia spends her days researching “magicology,”… Read More First Impression: The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady

Reader’s Corner: Nights with a Cat, Ex-Yakuza and Stray Kitten, and I Kept Pressing the 100-Million-Year Button and Came Out on Top

In this week’s column, we review manga and light novels featuring angels, spies, and young people isekai’d, as well as ex-yakuza, cheeky brats, and adopted cats. Oh, so many cats! So get comfy, curl up with your own kitty (or another furry friend), and enjoy our reviews. We hope you’ll find one or two among… Read More Reader’s Corner: Nights with a Cat, Ex-Yakuza and Stray Kitten, and I Kept Pressing the 100-Million-Year Button and Came Out on Top