Upcoming Light Novel Releases for May 2017

These are the light novels releasing in the month of May, 2017.

May 4 2017

In Another World With My Smartphone Volume 2

In Another World with my Smartphone Volume 2

Undeterred by his untimely death on Earth, 15-year-old Mochizuki Touya continues to meander around in another world! After a series of misadventures, the young man has assembled a motley crew of adventurers including the timid mage Linze, the feisty brawler Elze, the ever-hungry samurai Yae, and even the young archer Yumina, heir to the Belfast throne. Together with his party (and a divine white tiger), Touya sets his sights on the horizon, heading for the demi-human kingdom of Mismede! But all is not what it seems… the beastman king issues a personal challenge, and a black-scaled dragon could soon spell out Touya’s doom! The curtains lift once again on an epic tale of sorcery, smartphone apps, and… gunblades?!

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May 6 2017

Arifureta Volume 1

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest Volume 1

Seventeen year old Hajime Nagumo is your average, everyday otaku. However, his simple life of pulling all-nighters and sleeping in school is suddenly turned upside down when he, along with the rest of his class, is summoned to a fantasy world! They’re treated like heroes and tasked with the duty of saving the human race from utter extinction. But what should have been any otaku’s wet dream quickly turns into Hajime’s nightmare. While the rest of his class are blessed with godlike powers, Hajime’s job, Synergist, only has a single transmutation skill. Ridiculed and bullied by his classmates for being weak, he soon finds himself in despair. Will he be able to survive in this dangerous world of monsters and demons with only a glorified blacksmith’s level of strength?

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May 12 2017

How A Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Volume 2

How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom: Volume 2

When Souma Kazuya was summoned to another world to become a hero, he didn’t go on an adventure, he became the king of Elfrieden and took to governing instead. Using knowledge from his old world, Souma began to push forward reforms every day, but eventually there came a time when he would have to face the general of the army, Georg Carmine, who refused to soften his rebellious stance. When the plans of the neighboring Principality of Amidonia get involved, things move from the political arena to the military one.

“Now, let the subjugation war begin!”

Will Souma be able to safely bring this war to a conclusion?!

This amazing transferred-to-another-world internal-politics fantasy series is on its second volume!

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May 14 2017

Bluesteel Blasphemer Volume 1

Bluesteel Blasphemer: Volume 1

Yukinari Amano loves guns. After reincarnating into another world, the young man goes on a journey with Dasa, the younger sister of the girl who gave him a second life. However, while on the road, the pair are attacked by a local deity—an “erdgod.” No normal person could possibly defeat one—so when Yukinari uses his knowledge of guns and newfound abilities to do the impossible, he becomes worshipped as the area’s new god himself!

Get ready for an alternate-reality, gun-and-sword-filled, action-packed adventure!

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May 20 2017

I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse Volume 3

I Saved Too Many Girls and Started the Apocalypse Volume 3

Rekka has just finished another adventure and saved a new series of heroines. But when he gets back home, he finds a new girl who demands that he run away and marry her! When a disaster involving Harissa makes him realize how dangerous it is to be around him, he runs away with the new girl, Hibiki Banjo, leaving the other heroines behind. But how can Rekka fight when he’s cut off from all the girls he’s worked so hard to save?

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May 21 2017

My Little Sister Can Read Kanji Volume 3

My Little Sister Can Read Kanji: Volume 3

The 23rd century is back to normal: The prime minister is a 2D character again and kanji has been banished to the history books… Except for the appearance of the Special Cultural District that keeps up the old writing style and traditions, that is. But that shouldn’t affect Gin Imose’s life, after all. Until one day, he receives an email from someone who shouldn’t even exist… his long-lost blood-related little sister!

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May 23 2017

A Certain Magical Index Volume 11

A Certain Magical Index, Vol. 11

Now that the Daihasei Festival has ended, life returns to normal for the boy who knows nothing but misfortune, Touma Kamjiou. But in a stroke of unbelievably good luck, Kamijou manages to snag two tickets for a getaway overseas trip! He and the sister, Index, make their way to pearl of the Adriatic, Venezia, where maybe the two will even have romantic rendezvous and many heart throbbing events. But is everything really going Kamijou’s way, or is there something more to this too-good-to-be-true adventure…

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Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody Volume 2

Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody, Vol. 2

Satou has broken free of the demon’s labyrinth, rescuing Pochi, Tama, and Liza. And after liberating two more girls from slavery, he’s on his way to building an entire harem! But beautiful girls aren’t the only ones coming his way…

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My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong as I Expected Volume 2

My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected, Vol. 2

As usual, Hachiman Hikigaya’s warped personality prevents him from having any enjoyable moments of youth. The days all the seem the same until suddenly, an ‘incident’ occurs in class. This is a problem that no one who had any semblance of a normal high school life could solve, but if it’s Hachiman, just maybe…

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Overlord Volume 4

Overlord, Vol. 4: The Lizardman Heroes

An army of death approaches a peaceful lizardman village–an army of undead deployed by Nazarick. Its commander is the Sovereign of the Frozen River Cocytus. The lizardman coalition shall face the Great Tomb of Nazarick. The weak are meat the strong shall eat in the merciless world that awaits in Volume 4.

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Strike the Blood Volume 6

Strike the Blood, Vol. 6

When all the students depart for a school field trip to the mainland, Koujou is delighted to hear that he’ll finally get a chance to be free of observation for at least a little while, while Yukina has mixed feelings about the whole situation. But events move quickly when an alchemist by the name Kou Amatsuka appears, with the goal of reviving the holy grail of alchemy–the liquid metal lifeform known as “Wiseman’s Blood.” As the crisis deepens, even Asagi becomes involved as this relic of alchemy grows more and more uncontrollable. What can the world’s strongest vampire do?!

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Your Name

Your Name

Mitsuha, a high school girl living in a rural town deep in the mountains, has a dream that she is a boy living an unfamiliar life in Tokyo. Taki, a high school boy living in Tokyo, dreams that he is a girl living in the mountains. As they realize they are changing places, their encounter sets the cogs of fate into motion. Written by director Makoto Shinkai, the work has become a global phenomenon!

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The Seven Deadly Sins

The Seven Deadly Sins (Novel): The Seven Scars Left Behind

The Seven Deadly Sins—a legendary order that once served the Kingdom of Liones as the mightiest of its Holy Knights—stand accused of treason and have fled the realm. Princess Margaret and young Gilthunder, the slain commander Zaratras’ son, know the terrible truth about the betrayal but dare not speak of it, not even to each other.

The aftermath of the event that shook Britannia comes to life in seven prose chapters that provide a superb introduction to the rich world of the original comic and satisfy longtime fans’ craving for more. Illustrated in a classic, warm style by the creator himself, Seven Scars They Left Behind walks the royal road of fantasy.

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May 30 2017

The Disappearance of Hatsune Miku

The Disappearance of Hatsune Miku

An all-new, official Hatsune Miku light novel!
The Disappearance of Hatsune Miku is a new light novel based on Hatsune Miku―the singing, dancing, and gaming sensation that’s taken the world by storm! This self-contained, original novel was inspired by the Hatsune Miku song series of the same name, a collection of tracks so popular that they forced down the servers that hosted them, earning the name “The Disappearance of Hatsune Miku.” Soon after, Hatsune Miku grew into a huge multimedia phenomenon, with millions of fans worldwide.
Asano is a young university student tasked with testing out the technology department’s newest creation―the life-like android, Hatsune Miku. Although Hatsune Miku has a lot to learn, Asano comes to see her as more than merely a piece of tech and together the two learn what life and love is all about.
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See you all next month with the titles coming in June!

Rokka Braves of the Six Flowers Volume 1 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel Rokka Braves of the Six Flowers Volume 1 by Ishio Yamagata.
A fantasy adventure series with this volume involving a locked room mystery twist!

LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: Rokka Braves of the Six Flowers
AKA: Rokka no Yuusha, 六花の勇者
AUTHOR: Ishio Yamagata
ILLUSTRATOR: Miyagi
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On
RELEASE DATE (English): April 18, 2017
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From the back cover:

Seven heroes gather to save the world–but the legends spoke of only six.
Long ago, the Evil God was sealed at the edge of the continent, where it lies in slumber. Each time it awakens, it threatens to plunge the world into hell, and each time, six powerful warriors are chosen to seal it away again. But now, as the cycle begins anew, the Crest of the Six Flowers marks not six Braves…but seven. Hans, the mysterious assassin for hire. Mora, the elder of the All Heavens Temple. Chamo, the young but deadly Saint of Swamps. Nashetania, the princess, and Goldof, the knight yearning to win her heart. Fremy, the girl with a dark past. And Adlet, the boy with a dream. When the Braves of the Six Flowers realize one of their number is an impostor, hero will turn on hero in this exciting new series!

In Another World With My Smartphone Volume 1 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel In Another World With My Smartphone Volume 1 by  Patora Fuyuhara.
An apologetic God sends a Japanese boy who was accidentally killed to another world. But what is the boy’s one requested item to take with him? A smartphone of course!

LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: In Another World With My Smartphone
AKA:Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni. Isekai Smartphone, 異世界はスマートフォンとともに。
AUTHOR: Patora Fuyuhara
ILLUSTRATOR: Eiji Usatsuka
PUBLISHER (English): J-Novel Club
RELEASE DATE (English):  March 23, 2017
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From the back cover:

After a freak accident involving some lightning winds up zapping him dead, 15-year-old Mochizuki Touya wakes up to find himself face-to-face with God. “I am afraid to say that I have made a bit of a blunder…” laments the old coot. But all is not lost! God says that he can reincarnate Touya into a world of fantasy, and as a bonus, he gets to bring his smartphone along with! So begins Touya’s adventure in a new, anachronistic pseudo-medieval world. Friends! Laughs! Tears! Inexplicable Deus ex Machina! He sets off on a journey full of wonder as he absentmindedly travels from place to place, following whatever goal catches his fancy. The curtains lift on an epic tale of swords, sorcery, and smartphone apps!

Re:Zero Volume 3 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel Re:Zero Starting Life in Another World Volume 3 by Tappei Nagatsuki.

LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World- Volume 2
AKA: Re: Life in a different world from zero, Re:Zero kara Hajimaru Isekai Seikatsu, 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): March 21, 2017
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From the back cover;

–Let’s get this story moving. Alongside the people most important to him, a boy goes out to meet the same sunrise once more. Strengthening his resolve, Subaru returns to his first day in the mansion. Repeating his loop in the Roswaal household armed with his memories, Subaru attempts to only make the optimal decisions to avoid another tragedy, but his fear and obsession with evading death and failure are slowly warping him. While Subaru slowly falls apart trying to save everyone…who will save Subaru…?

The Rising of the Shield Hero Volume 6 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel The Rising of the Shield Hero Volume 6 by Aneko Yusagi

LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: The Rising of the Shield Hero
AKA: Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari, 盾の勇者の成り上がり
AUTHOR: Aneko Yusagi
ILLUSTRATOR: Seira Minami
PUBLISHER (English): One Peace Books
RELEASE DATE (English): November 22, 2016
PURCHASE (Amazon Affiliate Link): http://amzn.to/2nMpYeG

From the back cover;

After their battle with Glass, Naofumi and the other heroes have a meeting with the queen and Naofumi is shocked to learn about the seven star heroes. Still reeling from this revelation, more drama unfolds on the islands before Naofumi and his party can return to Melromarc. He meets Rishia, who is betrayed by Itsuki and his party members. Naofumi sympathizes with her and invites her to join his party. Eventually, Naofumi discovers that she has a talent for magic, but before they can develop her powers, they are needed elsewhere. A massive monster bearing the appearance of a giant tortoise must be defeated. The monster is so powerful that even the mightiest adventurers cannot defeat him―so what hope is there for Naofumi?

Light Novel Releases for April 2017

April 8, 2017

My Big Sister Lives in a Fantasy World Volume 3: Humanity’s Extinction Happens During Summer Vacation?!

Yuichi, and the survival club are finally heading off for their summer training camp, to a luxurious villa in a remote seaside resort. Will anime-style swimsuit episode shenanigans ensue? If his big sister has anything to say about it, yes!

But while the gang enjoys some much needed fun in the sun, a darker plot lurks just offshore. The world’s strongest little brother is about to face his greatest challenge yet!

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April 13, 2017

Paying to Win in a VRMMO: Volume 2

For Ichiro Tsuwabuki, gaming iconoclast and unparalleled whale, things have never been better. The VRMMO Narrow Fantasy Online is providing him with more entertainment and fulfillment than real life has for quite some time. Unfortunately, his unflinching dedication to being himself has left behind a long string of infuriated gamers.

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April 18, 2017

The Asterisk War, Vol. 3: The Phoenix War Dance
The curtain rises on the Phoenix Star War Festival!

Ayato and Julis as well as Saya and Kirin blast through the preliminaries to reach the finals. In the midst of fighting and defeating formidable opponents like Arlequint Academy’s Ernesta and Camilla and others, Ayato is caught up in saving the young girl Priscilla from a street tough. But he soon finds out that her sister is none other than the famous Irene Urzaiz, their opponents in the next match!

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Baccano!, Vol. 4

The year 1932. The alchemist Begg believed the drugs he created would guide people to the highest plane of existence. Drugs from which the junkie Roy can’t break free. Drugs which the Runorata Family executive lost to a thief. And where were those packets of white powder manufactured? The young girl Eve is about to discover her family’s true colors. Trouble stirs in the city that never sleeps as fate links them together like a chain of falling dominos…

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Black Bullet, Vol. 6: Purgatory Strider

Rentaro is still a fugitive, running from the law for a murder he didn’t commit. He and Hotaru are bruised, bleeding, and barely on speaking terms, but they’re equally desperate to uncover the identity of Suibara’s killer. However, Police Superintendent Hitsuma hasn’t given up on pursuing Rentaro! With Hitsuma’s impending marriage to heartbroken Kisara advancing closer and closer, will Rentaro clear his name and rescue her in time? And what does saving Kisara mean for their future?

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The Devil Is a Part-Timer!, Vol. 7

A door-to-door fraudster arrives in the neighborhood, swindling Urushihara! Already strapped for cash, Maou visits the office to contest the transaction, only to find himself tongue-tied at their vehement refusal! Unable to face the heat, is Maou truly out forty-five thousand yen?! Not if the Hero has anything to say about it… Other adventures await Maou and the crew in this volume of short stories–from becoming new cat owners, to a family shopping trip, to the story of how Chiho met Maou.

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Goblin Slayer, Vol. 2

One day, a certain person arrives at the Guild to ask for Goblin Slayer by name. The request comes from the Water District, a neighborhood in the prosperous capital of the Supreme God, and the Arch Bishop that hails form there. The Arch Bishop was once a Gold-ranked adventurer known as the Sword Maiden who defeated the Demon King, a true hero. Now, she comes forward with the details of goblins somehow appearing within the Water district…

Goblin Slayer, alongside his companions High Elf Archer, Priestess, Lizard Priest, and Dwarf Shaman, enter the catacombs beneath the Water District to get down to the bottom of the goblin disturbance!

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The Irregular at Magic High School, Vol. 4

One of the centerpieces of the Nine School Competition, the Rookie Games. With only first years being allowed to take part in these matches, First High School’s top student, Shiba Miyuki steps on the stage to display a beautiful, elegant performance. Her brother, Tatsuya, also participates as an engineer that adjusts the athlete’s CADs and allows himself a moment to relax only when he admires his sister’s appearance in the games.

Though only supposed to be an irregular, a second-rate student, Tatsuya’s skills in adjusting the team’s CADs give them a strong advantage over the other schools. But as everything goes smoothly, an accident occurs that forces Tatsuya to take center stage where he’ll have to face the first year known as the Crimson Prince, a first year ace from Third High School, Masaki Ichijou!

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Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, Vol. 8

The Rakia Kingdom dispatches soldiers. The God of War Ares leads the army of 30,000 on a sudden invasion. As the sounds of their thunderous march approaches the Labyrinth City Orario…not much changes. On the other side of the wall, the invaders raise their war cries but inside, the adventurers continue their peaceful daily lives. A prum marriage proposal, a city girl’s secret, romantic ballads serenading the deities–and a goddess weaving her own love song. These are the ordinary days of the gods and their children in Orario.

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Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!, Vol. 2: Love, Witches & Other Delusions!

For the first time since being summoned to another world, Kazuma faces his very first winter. Genuinely living in a stable during winter is too miserable to bear. Securing a better quality of life is now the top priority. Soon, he’s visited by a chance he never even thought to ask for when he comes upon a request to exorcise some evil spirits haunting a mansion. While she’s normally a no-good goddess, Aqua actually seems to be an expert on exorcism so Kazuma replies immediately that he will take on this quest and rare opportunity but what’s actually in store for them at this creepy estate…?!

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Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers, Vol. 1

In order to stop the revival of the Demon God, six heroes are to be chosen to save the world. Those chosen surely have great combat abilities, special powers, or have been intensely trained as Saints. Excellence and ability are supposed to be the calling card of the chosen heroes, but this ragtag band lived far from normal, peaceful lives before they came together to become heroes.

Hanz’s mysterious assassin for hire trade. Mora and Chamo’s daily life at the World Temple. Nashetania and the youth scheming to win her heart, Goldof. The one who lives her life as a demon thinking of her family, Fremi. And the boy who lives with only his dream in mind, Adlet.

Their true feelings and personalities all seem to have another side to them… They will all come together to battle mystery, reveal the past, and step into legends in this new exciting series!

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Sword Art Online Volume 10 Alicization Running

Kirito has wound up in another mysterious fantasy world again. In this VRMMO-ish place, the first person he meets is the young boy Eugeo. Kirito can hardly believe Eugeo’s an NPC when seeing his rich emotions and thoughts and ends up heading to the capital, Centria.

Two years later, Kirito and Eugeo have become First Order initiates of the North Centria Imperial Discipline Sword Academy and have been taken under the wing of their seniors, Soltirina and Golgoth. As they train and learn, they do nothing but strive to become one of the highest keepers of peace and order in the human realm, the Integrity Knights.

Aiming to reach the center of the Axiom Church that controls the capital, the two break past numerous obstacles to try and become one of the elite Greater Master Swordsmen, a title that only twelve people lay claim to in the whole academy!

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The Rising of the Shield Hero Volume 7

Naofumi and his friends defeat the Spirit Tortoise after it rampages across the country. They leave in search of the other missing heroes and meet Ost along the way, who says she is one of the Spirit Tortoise’s servants. She tells Naofumi that the Spirit Tortoise is still alive and that someone is pulling the strings to use the tortoise to destroy the world! Can Naofumi protect those he loves from this new danger?

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Tokyo Ghoul: Past

Explore the world of Tokyo Ghoul with these prose fiction spin-offs!

Ghouls live among us, the same as normal people in every way—except their craving for human flesh.

Ken Kaneki is an ordinary college student until a violent encounter turns him into the first half-human half-ghoul hybrid. Trapped between two worlds, he must survive Ghoul turf wars, learn more about Ghoul society and master his new powers.

Before the steel frame incident in the 20th Ward, there were reports of Ghouls lurking among the masses in Tokyo, carefully stalking their prey. This novel covers the events that occurred before the opening act of Tokyo Ghoul—a time when Kaneki was still human, the Kirishimas still lived together, and Rize enjoyed her feasts.

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April 22, 2017

Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash: Volume 3

“Choco. Wait, could it be that Choco…?”
Haruhiro and his comrades have become famous due to achievements no one expected from them. With his comrades more confident, Haruhiro is still agonizing over what to do when more experienced volunteer soldiers come to him. Among them is a girl whose name is still in Haruhiro’s memories.

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April 25, 2017

BAKEMONOGATARI, Part 3: Monster Tale

A class president among class presidents, a bespectacled model student who soars to the top of honors lists without fail, Tsubasa Hanekawa also happens to be a decent human being. True, she does have a habit of making single-minded assumptions, but they come from a good place and turn out to be fortuitous as often as not.

Loser extraordinaire Koyomi Araragi owes her his post of class vice president and a more significant debt of gratitude for her unstinting support during the darkest spring break of his life. All of it has blinded him to the possibility that his saintly classmate’s family situation might be no less adverse than that of his other lady friends.

Thus, at last, we face Hanekawa’s unlikely aberration in “Tsubasa Cat”—the concluding part of the legendary novel that captured the sensibilities of a new generation in the aught years and spawned an animated series that has won international popularity and acclaim—before the story continues with a Fake Tale…

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April 27, 2017

The Faraway Paladin: Volume 2: The Archer of Beast Woods

Will has come of age. As a sorcerer, warrior, and priest of Gracefeel, he departs the city and temple where he was raised on a journey to the north. It’s been two hundred years since the battle against the High King of the Eternals. Are there any humans left in this world and, if there are, will they accept Will with open arms, or see him as an enemy?

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Durarara!! Volume 5 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel Durarara!! Volume 5 by Ryohgo Narita

LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: Durarara!!
AKA: DRRR!!, デュラララ!!
AUTHOR: Ryohgo Narita
ILLUSTRATOR: Yasuda Suzuhito
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On
RELEASE DATE (English): November 15, 2016
PURCHASE (Amazon Affiliate Link): http://amzn.to/2mDTBM2

From the back cover;

Ikebukuro, Tokyo. All kinds of people are showing up to settle their scores with Izaya Orihara the information broker. A pair of foreigners who specialize in odd jobs. A runaway girl still looking for her Shizuo. A fellow dressed like a bartender who looks like he’s had better days. A womanizer set on getting his revenge against the Dollars. An underground doctor waiting for someone to come home. A class representative with a clueless classmate pal and a target on his back. And a headless rider who can’t help getting sucked into trouble. Question is, is this spring break something special, or is this just business as usual in Ikebukuro?