Danmachi Gaiden Sword Oratoria Volume 2 Light Novel Review


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Review of the light novel Is it Wrong to Try to Pick-Up Girls in a Dungeon: On the Side Sword Oratoria Volume 2 by Fujino Omori

LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: Is it Wrong to Try to Pick-Up Girls in a Dungeon: On the Side Sword Oratoria
AKA: Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru no Darou ka Gaiden Sword Oratoria, Danmachi Gaiden, ダンジョンに出会いを求めるのは間違っているだろうか外伝 ソード·オラトリア
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On
RELEASE DATE (English):
PURCHASE (Amazon.com): http://amzn.to/2iFPWg2
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PUBLISHER (Japan): GA Bunko
RELEASE DATE (Japan): June 15, 2014
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 10 (as of May 12, 2018)
ANIME SERIES: 12 episodes. Aired April-July, 2017. Covers Volume 1-4

Re:Zero Volume 6 Light Novel Review

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Review of the light novel Re:Zero Starting Life in Another World Volume 6 by Tappei Nagatsuki

LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: Re:Zero Starting Life in Another World
AKA: Re:Zero kara Hajimaru Isekai Seikatsu, Re: Life in a different world from zero, Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活
AUTHOR: Tappei Nagatsuki
ILLUSTRATOR: Shinichirou Otsuka
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On
RELEASE DATE (English): February 27, 2018
PURCHASE (Amazon.com): http://amzn.to/2BoJHDw
PURCHASE (Book Depository): http://bit.ly/2n9TCbg

PUBLISHER (Japan) MF Bunko J
RELEASE DATE (Japan): March 25, 2015
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date) 16 (+3 Short Story Volumes +2 Side Story Volumes)
ANIME SERIES: 25 episodes (aired April-September 2016) Covers material from volumes 1-9

From the back cover:

Resets aren’t a promise things will get better…

After suffering terribly at the hands of Petelgeuse, the Archbishop of Sloth, Subaru has returned once more to the capital with his ability, Return by Death. Swearing revenge, he’ll need to find allies and borrow their strength to strike back at the Witch Cult and save Emilia. But how will he manage that when he has nothing to offer, powerless as he is…?

Nekomonogatari White (Monogatari Vol.8) Light Novel Review

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Review of the light novel Nekomonogatari White (Monogatari Volume 8) by Nisioisin

LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: Nekomonogatari
AKA: Monogagatari
AUTHOR: Nisioisin
ILLUSTRATOR: Vofan
PUBLISHER (English): Vertical
RELEASE DATE (English): February 27, 2018

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PUBLISHER (Japan): Kodansha
RELEASE DATE (Japan): October 27, 2010
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 23 (most recent released July 20, 2017)
ANIME SERIES: 94 episodes + 3 movies (14 volumes adapted to date)

From the back cover:

Launching into new territory that the author hadn’t mapped out when he embarked on the series, NEKOMONOGATARI (White) tells the tale of heroine Tsubasa Hanekawa from her own perspective, in her own voice—if that can hold true for a damaged soul who, depending on who you’re asking, suffers from a split personality or a supernatural aberration.

The bone-chilling brokenness of her household, where father and mother and daughter keep three separate sets of cookware in the same kitchen and only ever prepare their own meals, and the profound darkness nurtured in the genius schoolgirl’s heart, come to life, if that is the word, through her self-vivisection.

As for our customary unreliable narrator, Araragi, we seem to learn revealing tidbits about him now that we have an outside view of him at last, while his lady friends Senjogahara, Hachikuji, et al, freed from his predilection for proudly inane banter, show subtly new faces to us via their female interlocutor. Welcome to the Second Season.

 


The Master of Ragnarok and Blesser of Einherjar Volume 1 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel Master of Ragnarok and Blesser of Einherjar Volume 1 by Seiichi Takayama

LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: The Master of Ragnarok and Blesser of Einherjar
AKA: Hyakuren no Haou to Seiyaku no Valkyria, 百錬の覇王と聖約の戦乙女
AUTHOR: Seiichi Takayama
ILLUSTRATOR: Yukisan
PUBLISHER (English): J-Novel Club
RELEASE DATE (English): March 17, 2018
PURCHASE (Amazon.com): http://amzn.to/2GKXuaC

PUBLISHER (Japan): HJ Bunko
RELEASE DATE (Japan): July 31, 2013
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 14 (Volume 15 releases March 30, 2018)
ANIME SERIES: Announced – Currently in production

From the back cover:

Some urban legends are best left untested!

Yuuto Suoh gets more than he bargained for when he joins his childhood friend Mitsuki Shimoya in testing out an urban legend. When he uses his phone to take a picture of himself with the local shrine’s divine mirror, he is whisked off into another world – one heavily steeped in the lore of the old Norse myths. Using his knowledge gained from school and from his solar-powered smartphone, he has the chance to bring the Wolf Clan, the same people who cared for him, to prominence, all while earning the adoration of a group of magic-wielding warrior maidens known as the Einherjar.

The Devil is a Part Timer Volume 9 Light Novel Review


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Review of the light novel The Devil is a Part-Timer Volume 9 by Satoshi Wagahara

LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: The Devil is a Part-Timer
AKA: Hataraku Maou-sama!, はたらく魔王さま!
AUTHOR: Satoshi Wagahara
ILLUSTRATOR: 029 (ONIKU)
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On
RELEASE DATE (English): December 19, 2017
PURCHASE (Amazon.com): http://amzn.to/2FVmYSG
PURCHASE (Book Depository): http://bit.ly/2puxUzw

PUBLISHER (Japan): Dengeki Bunko (ACII Media Works)
RELEASE DATE (Japan): August 10, 2013
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 18 + 2 side volumes (Latest volume released January 10, 2018)
ANIME SERIES: 13 episodes (aired April-June 2013) Covered volumes 1-2

From the back cover:

When Emilia the Hero is in danger, she finds an unlikely ally in the Devil King! Unfortunately, with Ashiya kidnapped by Gabriel, the team is seriously lacking in manpower. Maou and Suzuno partner up on a rescue mission, traveling undercover through Ente Isla, while a mysterious girl claiming to be Alas Ramus’s younger sister tags along. Meanwhile, Emi and Alas Ramus get caught up in the middle of Olba’s schemes. The barriers between angels, demons, and humans-and ideas about who’s good and who’s evil-come crashing down!


The Empty Box and Zeroth Maria Volume 2 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel The Empty Box and Zeroth Maria Volume 2 by Eiji Mikage

LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: The Empty Box and Zeroth Maria
AKA: Utsuro no Hako to Zero no Maria, Hakomari, 空ろの箱と零のマリア
AUTHOR: Eiji Mikage
ILLUSTRATOR: 415
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On
RELEASE DATE (English): February 27, 2018
PURCHASE (Amazon.com): http://amzn.to/2n5Xv1r
PURCHASE (Book Depository): http://bit.ly/2n8Ttp9

PUBLISHER (Japan): Dengeki Bunko (ASCII Media Works)
RELEASE DATE (Japan): September 10, 2009
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 7 (Complete. Final volume released June 10, 2015)
ANIME SERIES: None

From the back cover:

When your world comes crashing down around you…who can you turn to?

Nothing is more important to Kazuki Hoshino than his normal, everyday life. But his friends are accusing him of committing offenses he doesn’t remember, and his closest relationships are crumbling one by one. Soon, the life he knows will vanish forever.

If a box is involved, as he suspects, Maria is his most valuable ally…but how will he keep from losing her, too?


Goblin Slayer Volume 4 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel Goblin Slayer Volume 4 by Kumo Kagyu

LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: Goblin Slayer
AKA: ゴブリンスレイヤー
AUTHOR: Kumo Kagyu
ILLUSTRATOR: Noboru Kannatuki
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On
RELEASE DATE (English): December 19, 2017
PURCHASE (Amazon.com): http://amzn.to/2FXCv5j
PURCHASE (Book Depository): http://bit.ly/2zm0GZT

PUBLISHER (Japan): GA Bunko
RELEASE DATE (Japan): January 13, 2017
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 6 (Volume 7 releases March 14, 2018)
ANIME SERIES: An anime has been announced & is in development

From the back cover:

Even adventurers want a change of pace every now and then. Priestess stays behind for once, Cow Girl visits town without any work, Guild Girl takes a rare day off, and High Elf Archer reminisces about old adventures instead of looking for a new one. But evil doesn’t take vacations. Goblin Slayer, Spearman, and Heavy Warrior are teaming up, but is this irregular party good enough to battle demons?!