Arifureta Volume 3 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel Arifureta From Commonplace to World’s Strongest Volume 3 by Ryo Shirakome.
Arifureta’s third volume aims to fill the missing masochism component in Hajime’s harem.

LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: Arifureta From Commonplace to World’s Strongest
AKA: Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou, ありふれた職業で世界最強, From Common Job Class to the Strongest in the World
AUTHOR: Ryo Shirakome
ILLUSTRATOR: Takaya-ki
PUBLISHER (English): J-Novel Club
RELEASE DATE (English): October 7, 2017
PURCHASE (Amazon Affiliate Link): http://amzn.to/2sEQg1L

PUBLISHER (Japan): Overlap Bunko
RELEASE DATE (Japan): February 25, 2016
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 6 (most recent released May 24, 2017)
ANIME SERIES: None

From the back cover:

Meetings old and new await our hero, who has begun to walk down the path of the world’s strongest. Along with some farewells… After clearing the Reisen Labyrinth, Hajime and Yue welcome Shea into their party and make for the independent city-state of Fuhren. They get roped into helping the adventurer’s guild look for a certain missing person, leading to an unexpected reunion with someone Hajime thought he’d never see again. Shortly thereafter, Hajime has a run-in with one of the strongest creatures in the world, a black dragon. Does Hajime have the resolve to bear the burden of being the strongest!?

Arifureta Volume 2 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel Arifureta Volume 2 by Ryo Shirakome.
A tale of dangerous labyrinths and big breasted bunny girls.

LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: Arifureta From Commonplace to World’s Strongest
AKA: Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou, ありふれた職業で世界最強, From Common Job Class to the Strongest in the World
AUTHOR: Ryo Shirakome
ILLUSTRATOR: Takaya-ki
PUBLISHER (English): J-Novel Club
RELEASE DATE (English): July 21, 2017
PURCHASE (Amazon Affiliate Link): http://amzn.to/2sEQg1L

PUBLISHER (Japan): Overlap Bunko
RELEASE DATE (Japan): November 25, 2015
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 6 (most recent released May 24, 2017)
ANIME SERIES: None

From the back cover:

After being summoned to a new world and thrown down into the depths of hell, Hajime Nagumo met Yue and together they conquered the Great Orcus Labyrinth. The pair was planning on taking it easy on the surface for a little bit, but a meeting with the bunny girl Shia Haulia throws a wrench into those plans. She has the peculiar power to see the future, and according to her, Hajime’s the one saving her family in her visions! Hajime was planning on refusing, but it appears she might be able to help him on his quest to return home. And so, the adventure continues in Reisen Gorge.

Light Novel Releases for July 2017

Here are the light novels releasing in July 2017!

June 30

The Combat Baker and His Automaton Waitress Volume 1

“The Combat Baker and His Automaton Waitress” is about an ex-soldier who moves to a rural town to open a bakery. While he has no problem baking delicious bread, this battle-scarred veteran discovers that his intimidating demeanor is scaring off potential customers. What good is having a bakery if you can’t sell a single loaf of bread?

Just when he’s ready to give up, a red-eyed, white-haired girl walks into his shop to ask for a job. Could hiring her save his bakery? Just who is this beautiful girl? Is she even human?!
A Bookwalker Global Exclusive

Purchase – http://bit.ly/2ttHQO6

July 2

Demon King Daimao Volume 1

Far in the future, Japan has become a land ruled by magic and those who wield it. Akuto Sai arrives at Constant Magical Academy—the most prestigious magic school in the world—for his first year of high school. The only student to pass the Academy’s intense entrance exam, he has his sights set on become a High Priest, the most powerful and virtuous magician in the land. However, when he arrives at the Academy, his future occupation is prophesied to be… The Demon King?! Now Akuto is the number one target on campus, and he must navigate his way with the help of his friends—a troublesome delinquent, a beautiful observer android, an honor-bound class representative, and a mysterious girl from his past—through the seedy underbelly of the world’s premier magic academy.

Purchase – http://amzn.to/2rWTCPD

 

July 3

Invaders of the Rokujouma!? Volume 4

When Theia’s Blue Knight detects a strange anomaly near Earth, it looks like Koutarou and the others have a new kind of invader on their hands. Another princess from Forthorthe has come to sabotage Theia’s trial, but no one seems to be able to find her! The threat lingers as they get involved with the drama club and agree to help put on a very special play for the upcoming
cultural festival. And just how long can Yurika keep a you-know- what in room 106 a secret from Ruth?

Purchase – http://amzn.to/2r3gTjS

 

July 4

Occultic Nine Volume 1 (Paperback Release)

An all-new supernatural light novel series that inspired a hit anime!
What happens when eight eccentrics cross paths on a paranormal blog run by a high school NEET? A whole lot of weird! Gamon Yuta runs an occult-related site he hopes will one day make him rich. But before his dreams can come true, strange things occur when the lives of these nine oddballs collide. Can they solve a case that transcends reality and could alter the very fabric of our world?

Purchase – http://amzn.to/2shbxkB

 

July 10

Infinite Dendrogram Volume 1

In the year 2043, Infinite Dendrogram, the world’s first successful full-dive VRMMO was released. In addition to its ability to perfectly simulate the five senses, along with its many other amazing features, the game promised to offer players a world full of infinite possibilities. Nearly two years later, soon-to-be college freshman, Reiji Mukudori, is finally able to buy a copy of the game and start playing. With some help from his experienced older brother, Shu, and his partner Embryo, Reiji embarks on an adventure into the world of Infinite Dendrogram. Just what will he discover and encounter in this game world known for its incredible realism and infinite possibilities?

Purchase – http://amzn.to/2rMTbpd

 

July 15

Bluesteel Blasphemer Volume 2

In Friedland, there’s a new god in town: Yukinari Amano, who now keeps the area safe from the terrible creatures that routinely attack it. In hopes of raising Friedland’s standard of living, Yuki decides to open trade negotiations with another village. However, this seemingly simple task leads to a shocking discovery: a human-erdgod symbiote! And as if that weren’t enough, a monstrous new threat is bearing down on Friedland while Yuki is away… What will the village do? It’s Volume 2 of the smash-hit guns-meet-swords action-fantasy, Bluesteel Blasphemer!

Purchase – http://amzn.to/2swYGum

 

July 21

Arifureta Volume 2

After being summoned to a new world and thrown down into the depths of hell, Hajime Nagumo met Yue and together they conquered the Great Orcus Labyrinth. The pair was planning on taking it easy on the surface for a little bit, but a meeting with the bunny girl Shia Haulia throws a wrench into those plans. She has the peculiar power to see the future, and according to her, Hajime’s the one saving her family in her visions! Hajime was planning on refusing, but it appears she might be able to help him on his quest to return home. And so, the adventure continues in Reisen Gorge.

Purchase – http://amzn.to/2sEQg1L

 

July 22

I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse: Volume 4

Rekka may think he’s learned a valuable lesson about friendship and the people he loves, but putting it into practice wasn’t supposed to be the hard part! When Iris, Satsuki, and Harissa all ask him for a date on Sunday, it will put his wits to the test. But if he thinks his worst dilemma is figuring out which girl to spend his weekend with, he’s got another thing coming—more heroines! A new transfer student appears to have a mysterious connection to him, but someone—or something—is after her. And a strange phone call from Hibiki…leads to a treasure hunt?

Purchase – http://amzn.to/2rDDXRy

Mixed Bathing in Another Dimension: Volume 4: The Ancient Seawater Baths

To collect more goddess blessings and grow closer to defeating the demon lord, the hero Touya travels to Neptunopolis, a beautiful blue city by the harbor. Soon after arrival, he has a chance meeting with another hero, and then reunites with someone completely unexpected! Unforeseen events occur one after another, but our heroines don’t forget to change into swimsuits and splash around at the beach as well. Now then, will Touya’s Unlimited Bath have room for one more?

Purchase – http://amzn.to/2siGX7S

 

July 25

Durarara Volume 7

“I’m not doing anything. All the Dollars did that together…”

The holiday isn’t over yet. The day after Izaya was stabbed, the scars of the recent incident are still fresh on the city. A pair of classmates wander the town together. A sister keeps an eye on the girl hanging around her brother. A girl tries to strengthen herself to kill the strongest man in town. A set of mischievous twins don’t bother to care about their brother. A Russian woman mourns her future. A yakuza clings to his past. A doctor who travels to enjoy his holiday with a recently-relaxed headless dullahan… Ikebukuro is going to be busy!

Purchase – http://amzn.to/2r7hI6d

Kagerou Daze Volume 7

After escaping from a burning house, a younger Kido wanders into the Kagerou Daze itself, where she encounters Azami and is provided with a certain gift. Meanwhile, in the “outside” world, the entire Blindfold Gang finally gathers back together, standing up to unravel the mystery that’s caught all of them in its sights!

Purchase – http://amzn.to/2rMYZih

No Game No Life Volume 6

One fateful day, the One True God Tet collapsed from hunger in the back alleys of Elche, only to be saved by Izuna. Tet recounts a story from 6000 years ago, about the Great War” that divided the heavens and tore the earth asunder. About the man who challenged the world and the girl who stayed by his side.

Purchase – http://amzn.to/2qXrSXP

Your Lie in April

THE POPULAR MANGA AND ANIME DRAMA COMES TO LIFE IN WORDS!

There’s not a competition that piano prodigy Arima hasn’t won since he started playing. His renditions are matchless in their precision. When he’s only eleven, however, his peerless fingers fall silent—right up there on stage.

Exploring the shock of the incident and its aftermath from his friends and rivals’ perspectives, A Six-Person Etude accompanies the boy’s halting efforts to pick himself up as an adolescent. Based on the hit series, these prose chapters expand on the original but form a coherent and hard-hitting tale of its own.

Purchase – http://amzn.to/2r37yIN

 

July 26

The Faraway Paladin Volume 3 Primus

But order has not completely been restored to this faraway land; strange things are happening, starting with plants blooming out of season and dying at random. At Duke Ethel’s request, Will and Menel are off to investigate, not knowing that their journey will lead them to an ominous prophecy and the Rust Mountains, the capital of the dwarves.

Purchase – http://amzn.to/2rN7yd8

 

July 31

Akaoni Contract with a Vampire Volume 1

Locked in the back of a minivan headed for who knows where, Azusa Saito realizes she has been kidnapped. Just when she thinks there’s no hope for escape, she is rescued by a man with glowing red eyes. Or is she? Her supposed rescuer forces her to live in a town of vampires. There she learns the story of her kidnapper, a red-eyed vampire charged with the bothersome role of guarding her from enemy covens and from escaping. He is the dreaded Akaoni, the only vampire all other vampires tremble in fear of. Oddly, he doesn’t scare her though.
What will happen between a powerful, ostracized vampire who never drank blood and a girl who is hunted for her blood? Will love blossom between them when enemies abound within and without the coven? Find out in this thrilling shoujo light novel series!

Purchase – http://amzn.to/2sPQTIm

 

See you next month for more Light Novel releases!

Arifureta Volume 1 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel Arifureta From Commonplace to World’s Strongest Volume 1 by Ryo Shirakome

LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: Arifureta From Commonplace to World’s Strongest
AKA: Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou, ありふれた職業で世界最強
AUTHOR: Ryo Shirakome
ILLUSTRATOR: Takayaki
PUBLISHER (English): J-Novel Club
RELEASE DATE (English): May 6, 2017
PURCHASE (Amazon Affiliate Link): http://amzn.to/2ovUNjW

From the back cover:

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?