I’ll Never Set Foot in That House Again! Vol. 2 While I really liked the first volume of this series, the second definitely falls off a bit. Part of this is simply because, now that the storyline of Chelsea mentally overcoming her abusive upbringing and getting justice against her abusers has concluded, the narrative has… Read More Reader’s Corner: Sword Art Online, I Want to Eat Your Pancreas, and A Sign of Affection
The Apothecary Diaries, Vol. 1 This is quite a different light novel from what we’re used to seeing. It features a unique setting inspired by a historic Chinese imperial palace, complete with consorts, eunuchs, internal politics, and people of varying levels of morality. The protagonist, Maomao, is a teenage girl and apothecary worker in a… Read More Reader’s Corner: Frozen 2, Those Not-So Sweet Boys, and My Friend’s Little Sister Has it it for Me!
Ascendance of a Bookworm: Part 2, Vol. 1 After passing through the ornate gateway marking the threshold of the temple’s courtyard, lavished with lush floral arrangements, our pure-hearted protagonist is finally ready for her new life with the nobility at the temple…or so she wishes. In reality, while Myne was able to gain approval from… Read More Reader’s Corner: One Piece, Orient, and Oregairu
It’s time for our first Light Novel Club meeting of the year! We’re covering volume 5 of Infinite Dendrogram, finishing up the first major arc of the story, and as such there are some interesting things to discuss, so join Jeskai Angel, Gaheret, and myself as we take the full dive into the VRMMO once again!… Read More Light Novel Club 2021 Chapter 27: Infinite Dendrogram, Vol. 5
Our February selection for the Light Novel Club is volume one of Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai! We hope you’ll participate in the discussion. Joining us is easy: 1. Pick up the book 2. Join our Discord 3. Ask for the server’s LNC role 4. Read the book! 5. Join the… Read More Fanart Friday: A Rascal is Mai (and Our) Next Light Novel Club Selection!
Mint Chocolate, Vol. 1 Of all the variations of the incest romance one might find out there, the “stepsiblings who meet as teens” variant is probably the most “acceptable” for most people. After all, when you have someone like the protagonist of this shoujo manga, Nanami, who finds out that her new stepbrother Kyouhei is… Read More Reader’s Corner: She’s the Cutest, Mint Chocolate, and Assassin’s Creed
After having collapsed in Benno’s office due to the effects of the Devouring, Myne wakes up in a luxurious bed, surrounded by dark green curtains. As she’s wondering what new fate awaits her beyond those veils, she hears a familiar voice, Freida, who explains that after Myne collapsed, the guildmaster brought her to his home… Read More Review: Ascendance of a Bookworm: Part 1, Vol. 3
When I was younger, I didn’t realize the furor with which obligation and responsibility can strike at you. But as I grew into adulthood, I began to understand that much like mother nature, work, school, bills, and expectations have no empathy—they are a relentless storm, breaking upon you until they’ve run their course without concern… Read More Yukino Yukinoshita Gives Him a Grace Period
The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat, Vol. 1 When a proficient assassin gets “taken care of” after he is no longer needed, a goddess gives him the opportunity to be reincarnated in another world, but with a task to complete. The hero who will defeat the Demon King who… Read More Reader’s Corner: Last Dungeon, Talentless Nana, and Oregairu
Eniale & Dewiela, Vol. 1 Eniale is an angel. Dewiela is a demon. But the two of them are buddies. It’s an Odd Couple situation with two celestial ladies who love fashion, babies, and being over the top to cause the world to spiral. The humor of this series lies in the absurdity of it’s… Read More Otaku Reader’s Corner: KH3, Eniale & Dewiela, and Reset!