Welcome to Text x Context, a new Beneath the Tangles feature that explores light novels on a multi-volume scale! With the old Light Novel Club, each post dealt with only one volume at a time and there were often long gaps between posts on the same series, meaning it could take a very long time… Read More The Text x Context of Haruhi Suzumiya, Part I
Just as chapters two and three quickly moved the plot along for The Tunnel to Summer, The Exit of Goodbyes, chapter four turned a slice of life / coming of age sort of event into a pair of dramatic, journey-changing one for Kaoru, while chapter five brought the story into its climax. Let’s dig into… Read More Light Novel Club #38: The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes | Chapters 4 – End Discussion
Woah, buddy! The Tunnel to Summer, The Exit of Goodbyes is picking up heat in chapters two to three as Kaoru gets to know the volatile Anzu better through a violent bullying incident and then their journey together into the mystery of the tunnel. And we’re here to talk all about it! Hopefully you all… Read More Light Novel Club #38: The Tunnel to Summer, The Exit of Goodbyes, Chapters 2-3 Discussion
During our last Light Novel Club meeting, I mentioned some of the changes coming to this column. We’ve been wanting to stir things up, and now feels like the appropriate time to do so as our fearless leader, stardf29, steps down from his role and I take over as club prez. So what does that… Read More Our 38th Next Light Novel Club Selection is The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes!
As we continue to do the great catch-up on the LNC, we move on to our discussion of the first volume of This Village Sim Game Must Be Real! Jeskai Angel, Gaheret, and stardf29 lead the way with their thoughts on this one (and they’ll be back for our next LNC, too, our final meeting… Read More Light Novel Club Chapter 36: The NPCs in This Village Sim Game Must Be Real, Vol. 1!
Yo! In my admittedly limited experience, Sword Art Online seems to be one the most polarizing anime around. People are either “We hates it, Precious!” or “It’s awesome!” Nobody ever says “Sword Art Online? What’s that?” Well, after the original light novel became a series (one which is up to twenty-two volumes now), author Reki… Read More Light Novel Club Chapter 34: Sword Art Online Progressive, Vol. 1
Welcome to our Light Novel Club discussion of Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki, Vol. 2! We had a fun discussion of the first volume earlier, and with the anime adaptation giving this series some more attention, why not discuss the second volume? After all, this volume shakes up the story a bit and shows that there’s more… Read More Light Novel Club Chapter 31: Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki, Vol. 2