Fuyutsuki is starting her first day at a new job, and her thoughts are consumed with questions as to whether she will be just as “stoic” in her new role as she was in school, with her tendency to express little emotion. While she is on her way to work, she comes across a man… Read More First Impression: The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague
In middle school, framed now in glorious golden light, Yume Irido used to be Yume Ayai, the timid girl with glasses who dated the clumsy and smiling Mizuto Irido. Born the same day, going to the same class, their love looked like destiny. But in time, he became this passive-aggressive teenage otaku with a genius complex,… Read More First Impression: My Stepmom’s Daughter is my Ex
For unknown reasons, a witch curses a young boy with Deathtouch: any living thing he touches will die. The boy (whose name wasn’t revealed in this episode) happens to be the eldest son of a duke, and his family banishes him to live alone in a distant villa. Well, not quite alone. There’s a butler… Read More First Impression: The Duke of Death and His Maid
Fly Me to the Moon (Tonikawa), Vol. 3 Season one of Tonikawa may be complete, but Fly Me to the Moon, the manga on which its based, is continuing to roll out, and it remains superior to the show in virtually every facet. Volume three, released yesterday, focuses on Tsukasa and Nasa’s trip to visit his… Read More Otaku Reader’s Corner: Komi Can’t Communicate, Love Me Love Me Not, and the Fly Me to the Moon
Tomozaki is a gamer. In fact, under the handle nanashi, he ranks first in online play in Japan for a fighting game rendered in the the light novels and Japanese dialogue as “Atafami,” and in the subtitles as “Tackfam.” (Both are abbreviations of “Super Attack Families,” a clear nod to Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. series.)… Read More First Impression: Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki
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!