Reader’s Corner: Haruhi’s Intution, Social Media in the RPG World, and a Rascal and Sister Home Alone

Rascal Does Not Dream of a Sister Home Alone Keji Mizoguchi’s Rascal series draws you in by the banter between Sakuta and his harem (particularly Mai), but really hinges on the believability of the Adolescent Syndrome (the mysterious happenings to the the protagonist and the girls around him) in each volume. I have issue, also,… Read More Reader’s Corner: Haruhi’s Intution, Social Media in the RPG World, and a Rascal and Sister Home Alone

Reader’s Corner: An Angry Royal Highness, Babysitting Yakuza, and Mysterious Maid

Gacha Girls Corps, Vol. 1 Gacha Girl Corps imagines that a gacha addict—in this case, series protagonist Heihachi—is isekai’d into his mobile game and discovers that his rolls might lead to collecting real characters in the form of cute but fierce young women. Based on a light novel, the premise is a simple but fun… Read More Reader’s Corner: An Angry Royal Highness, Babysitting Yakuza, and Mysterious Maid

Reader’s Corner: 86, After-School Hanako-kun, Batmanga, and Marie Kondo

86–Eighty-Six, Vol. 1 The recent anime adaptation piqued my curiosity about this series, and the first volume didn’t disappoint. A country steeped in racism and greed uses child soldiers from ethnic minorities (collectively dubbed the “Eighty-Six”) to fend off an endless robot army. The privileged Lena takes command of one such unit, Spearhead Squadron, and… Read More Reader’s Corner: 86, After-School Hanako-kun, Batmanga, and Marie Kondo

Reader’s Corner: Fly Me to the Moon, Love Me, Love Me Not, and Play it Cool, Guys

The Surprise of Haruhi Suzumiya While I started the Haruhi Suzumiya light novels long ago, it’s only since the announcement of Intuition that I decided to make my way through them all. And I’m glad I waited so long, for I can’t imagine being a fan and only getting one new novel in the thirteen… Read More Reader’s Corner: Fly Me to the Moon, Love Me, Love Me Not, and Play it Cool, Guys

Reader’s Corner: A Dissociated Haruhi, Reincarnated Dragon Hatchling, and (Already) Dead Detective

Farewell to My Alter A collection of one shots including the debut commercial work by Nio Nakatani, the writer of Bloom into You, Farewell to My Alter is one of the engaging volumes I’ve read in 2021, not least of which is because the stories contain twist endings. It’s like The Outer Limits or Twilight… Read More Reader’s Corner: A Dissociated Haruhi, Reincarnated Dragon Hatchling, and (Already) Dead Detective

Reader’s Corner: Kyle’s Little Sister, Saint Cecilia and Pastor Lawrence, and Guide to the Perfect Otaku Girlfriend

I Refuse to Be Your Enemy!, Vol. 6 This volume is a lovely conclusion to the reincarnated-as-a-villainess isekai story of Kiara. She was reborn into the world of a tactical RPG she played in her previous life (for a prime example of that kind of game, think Fire Emblem: Three Houses). Similar to a Fire… Read More Reader’s Corner: Kyle’s Little Sister, Saint Cecilia and Pastor Lawrence, and Guide to the Perfect Otaku Girlfriend