Welcome to our Light Novel Club discussion of Tearmoon Empire, Vol. 3! We are back with Mia, the Great Sage of the Empire, and her attempts to save the Empire and her own skin. Sure, she may have escaped the guillotine, but there may still be other threats to her livelihood in the future… especially… Read More Light Novel Club, Chapter 29: Tearmoon Empire, Vol. 3
Given the choice between being “strong” or “weak,” few people, if any, would pick the latter. Yes, yes, I know there could be specialized contexts where “weak” makes sense, but in general, we have an understanding that strength is preferable to weakness. That’s lovely, but it leaves us with the problem of defining concepts like… Read More “Great Warrior? Wars Not Make One Great.”
Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of February 21st through 27th! Check out latest episode in our player below, or subscribe to us on SoundCloud, where you can also find breaking news episodes! Also check out our special breaking news episode… Read More Doki Doki News: Anime Awards, Demon Slayer, and Playstation State of Play
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!
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
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
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
2020 might have not been a good year in many ways, but at least for light novels, it was a great year. The two might not be unrelated, either; I know that light novels have helped me through a lot of this year, and I bet plenty of other people found light novels to be… Read More Our Other Favorite Light Novels of 2020!
What do you think of when you think “Christmas?” Santa Claus? Snow? Presents under the tree? Romantic dates, Christmas cake, and KFC? Wait…KFC? If the Colonel came to mind, you’re our kind of people. While we want to emphasize the holy meaning of the holiday, as expressed through the Advent season, we also want to… Read More The 12 Days of Christmas Anime
I once beat an old-school, combat-heavy, indie RPG called Geneforge 3 as a technical pacifist, never once performing an attack. There were combat-focused zones I couldn’t clear of course, but in terms of finishing the main storyline, there were always alternatives to fighting. I’ve also played through a couple of Pokemon games with type-themed teams.… Read More Review: Redefining the META at VRMMO Academy, Vol. 1