News of a second season of Banished From the Hero’s Party recently dropped, and coincidentally, we have a review of the newest volume of the manga to share with you today, along with volume one of Sugar Apple Fairy Tail, also soon to be adapted into an anime! Today’s column also features reviews of several… Read More Reader’s Corner: Fly Me to the Moon (Vols. 12 and 13), Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible (Vol. 4), and Sugar Apple Fairy Tale (Vol. 1)
Fantasy romance and the modern kind take center stage in Reader’s Corner this week, as we dive into light novels and manga that revolve around love, some with sweeter tones and some more biting and fun. But it wouldn’t be a column without some sort of isekai, so we’ve got that, too, as well as… Read More Reader’s Corner: Fly Me to the Moon (Vol. 11), A Sign of Affection (Vol. 5), and Magical Explorer (Vol. 1)
Kunoichi Bunny This charming picture book shows the adventures of a young toddler, her dad, and a stuffed bunny as they make a visit to the park. And yes, “adventure” is the appropriate word—at least for the bunny, who finds herself tossed, thrown, stomped on, and knocked around as the girl uses her stuffed friend… Read More Reader’s Corner: Alice in Borderland, Fly Me to the Moon, and The Most Heretical Last Boss Queen
It’s the final day of round one! Help us decide on these last eight matches as we cut the field of 64 down the 32 headed into week two of AniMarch Madness 2022! Below are are the fourth and final set of first round matches, two from each of our four regions: 2021 Anime, Critical… Read More AniMarch Madness 2022: Round 1, Day 4
Forget Being the Villainess, I Want to Be an Adventurer, Vol. 1 At age three, Serephione realizes she’s in one of those reincarnated-as-a-villainess isekai. Amid the stereotypical trappings of such tales (noblewoman engaged to prince, magic school, magically gifted commoner girl), Serephi’s character dies abandoned and rejected by all. Naturally, she wants to change her… Read More Reader’s Corner: Tribute to Star Wars, Rosen Blood Vol. 2, and Endo and Kobayashi Live!
Fly Me to the Moon (Tonikawa), Vol. 7 To no one’s surprise, this lovely manga continues to be sweet and hilarious. Highlights this time include Tsukasa making Nasa do his homework to watch Avengers: Endgame, and the fourth wall-breaking line, “I hope she never reads this manga…” Of note, I felt like this volume had… Read More Reader’s Corner: Fly Me to the Moon, Meikyuu, and Star Wars: The High Republic: The Edge of Balance
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