First Impression: My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!

A young, selfish noble girl, Katarina Claes, while hanging out with fiancé candidate Jeord Stuart, trips and hits her head, and suddenly remembers her past life as a Japanese teenage girl who enjoyed playing otome games. She in particular remembered one game, “Fortune Lover”, in which the protagonist gets to woo handsome guys like “Jeord… Read More First Impression: My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!

Otaku Reader’s Corner: Smile Down the Runway, Bibliophile Princess, and Oregairu

Tearmoon Empire (Vol. 1) As Tearmoon Empire vol. 1 opens, protagonist Princess Mia (clearly inspired by Marie Antoinette) dies on the guillotine…only to wake up as a twelve-year-old! Now Mia strives to avert the coming revolution. The story challenges readers by offering divergent interpretations of Mia’s character. The people around Mia are often impressed by… Read More Otaku Reader’s Corner: Smile Down the Runway, Bibliophile Princess, and Oregairu

BtT Light Novel Club Chapter 18: The World’s Least Interesting Master Swordsman, Vol. 1!

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!

BtT Light Novel Club Extra Chapter: Infinite Dendrogram Anime Adaptation Thoughts

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