Later this month, volume two of Tearmoon Empire will be the subject of our 25th BtT Light Novel Club Meeting. Can you believe we’ve conducted that many sessions? We’ve come a long way and featured a number of different members in our club, and have now even come to the point where our discussions are… Read More 25 Light Novel Club Sessions!
Let it not be said that the Light Novel Club shies away from the most popular isekai series. This session, we’re jumping into volume one of the enormously popular Re:Zero franchise. The last episode of the first cour of the anime’s second season just aired, so it felt like a perfect time to look at… Read More BtT Light Novel Club Chapter 24: Re:Zero, Vol. 1
Have you started reading volume one of Re:ZERO? You haven’t?! Better get to it! For those that need reminding, and others that may not have heard, our next Beneath the Tangles Light Novel Club selection is Re:ZERO volume one! Here’s the synopsis from Yen Press: Subaru Natsuki was just trying to get to the convenience… Read More Re:Zero Light Novel Discussion Begins Next Tuesday on Discord!
Realist Hero is one of the best-selling light novels currently without an anime adaptation. That will change eventually as an anime adaptation has been announced recently, but it is still a novel that has gotten quite popular among English-speaking light novel fans. It was also one of the earlier titles we covered in the Light… Read More BtT Light Novel Club Chapter 23: How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom, Vol. 2
Yo ho ho! Tis time fer another voyage on the good ship Light Novel Club. I staged a mutiny an’ took over from old Cap’n Star this time. No, I’m not sure why I decided to open this post in such a piratical way, but…moving on, today we’re discussing Of Dragons and Fae: Is a… Read More BtT Light Novel Club Chapter 22: Of Dragons and Fae
Welcome back to the Light Novel Club! Before we begin, I would like to mention the official Beneath the Tangles Discord. We have a Light Novel Club channel there, where you can discuss light novels to your heart’s content! And for future Light Novel Club discussions, we might even ask some of our questions in… Read More BtT Light Novel Club Chapter 21: Infinite Dendrogram, Vol. 4
We started the Light Novel Club with Spice and Wolf, and now we have returned to this classic title for more wheelin’ and dealin’ with a wolf goddess. Joining me are TWWK and Jeskai Angel as we pick apart volume 2… 1. What are your overall thoughts about this volume? TWWK: After a slow start, volume… Read More BtT Light Novel Club Chapter 19: Spice and Wolf, Vol. 2
Welcome to the next chapter of our Light Novel Club! It is in times like this, where we’re quarantined in the middle of a pandemic, when novels and light novels can be great for giving us something to do without going out. And if all of the virus news gets a bit too much, a… Read More BtT Light Novel Club Chapter 18: The World’s Least Interesting Master Swordsman, Vol. 1!
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!