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?

The Faraway Paladin Volume 1 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel The Faraway Paladin Volume 1 The Boy in the City of the Dead by Kanata Yanagino

LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: The Faraway Paladin
AKA: Saihate no Paladin, 最果てのパラディン
AUTHOR: Kanata Yanagino
ILLUSTRATOR: Kususaga Rin
PUBLISHER (English): J-Novel Club
RELEASE DATE (English): February 2, 2017
PURCHASE (Amazon Affiliate Link): http://amzn.to/2jizkdb

From the back cover;

In a city of the dead, long since ruined and far from human civilization, lives a single human child. His name is Will, and he’s being raised by three undead: the hearty skeletal warrior, Blood; the graceful mummified priestess, Mary; and the crotchety spectral sorcerer, Gus. The three pour love into the boy, and teach him all they know. But one day, Will starts to wonder: “Who am I?”
Will must unravel the mysteries of this faraway dead man’s land, and unearth the secret pasts of the undead. He must learn the love and mercy of the good gods, and the bigotry and madness of the bad. And when he knows it all, the boy will take his first step on the path to becoming a Paladin.

“I promised you. It’s gonna take a while, but I’ll tell you everything. This is the story of the deaths of many heroes. It’s the story of how we died, and it’s the reason you grew up here.”

Overlord Volume 3 Light Novel Review


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Review of the light novel Overlord Volume 3 The Bloody Valkyrie by Kugane Maruyama.
Ainz Ooal Gown faces rebellion in the Tomb of Nazarich. Does it mean his status as Overlord is threatened?

LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: Overlord
AKA: オーバーロード
AUTHOR: Kugane Maruyama
ILLUSTRATOR: so-bin
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On
RELEASE DATE (English): January 31, 2017
PURCHASE (Amazon Affiliate Link): http://amzn.to/2i1UP4d

From the back cover;

Lord Ainz has made great progress moonlighting as the indomitable hero Momon, but what should be a moment of triumph is shattered–by news of rebellion. He vows to find out what has happened and to defend the honor of his guild and home–Ainz Ooal Gown.


zaregoto decapitation kubikiri cycle volume 1 light novel review

Decapitation Kubikiri Cycle Vol.1 (Zaregoto) Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel Decapitation Kubikiri Cycle Volume 1 by Nisio Isin.
Twelve people trapped on an island. One has been decapitated, and one of them is the murderer!

LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: Decapitation Kubikiri Cycle
AKA: Zaregoto, 戯言シリーズ
AUTHOR: Nisio Isin
ILLUSTRATOR: Take
PUBLISHER (English): Vertical Inc.
RELEASE DATE (English): January 24, 2017
PURCHASE (Amazon Affiliate Link): http://amzn.to/2hSafoq

From the back cover;

A dropout from an elite Houston-based program for teens is on a visit to a private island. Its mistress, virtually marooned there, surrounds herself with geniuses, especially of the young and female kind—one of whom ends up headless one fine morning.

The top-selling novelist year by year in his native Japan, prolific palindromic phenomenon NISIOISIN made his debut when he was only twenty with this Mephisto Award winner, a whodunit and locked-room mystery at once old-school and eye-opening. Previously published stateside by Del Rey, the translation has been retitled and revised just in time for the long-requested animated series based on illustrator take’s character concepts.

death march to the parallel world rhapsody volume 1 light novel review

Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody Vol.1 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody Volume 1 by Hiro Ainana
Another Isekai (other world) story where a modern Japanese game programmer gets dragged to a fantasy world filled with cute girls. There’s demons too, but hey, cute girls!
And I know this isn’t the first LN we’ve gotten before the anime, but it’s still rare, especially for Yen On.

LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody
AKA: Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku, デスマーチからはじまる異世界狂想曲
AUTHOR: Hiro Ainana
ILLUSTRATOR: Shri
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On
RELEASE DATE (English): January 31, 2017
PURCHASE (Amazon Affiliate Link): http://amzn.to/2i7NdJb

From the back cover;

Programmer Ichirou Suzuki is transported to another world. In a foreign land, he finds that life is an adventure that’s sometimes fun, sometimes serious, and full of girls!

 

i saved too many girls and caused the apocalypse volume 1 light novel review

I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse Vol. 1 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse Volume 1 by Namekojirushi
And over-the-top harem, adventure, comedy. BTW, I got it wrong in the video, there’s 16! volumes out in Japan.

LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse
AKA: Ore ga Heroine wo Tasukesugite Sekai ga Little Apocalypse!?, Ore ga Heroine wo Tasukesugite Sekai ga Little Mokushiroku!?, 俺がヒロインを助けすぎて世界がリトル黙示録!?
AUTHOR: Namekojirushi
ILLUSTRATOR: Nao Watanuki
PUBLISHER (English): J-Novel Club
RELEASE DATE (English): January 6, 2017
PURCHASE (Amazon Affiliate Link): http://amzn.to/2hSkBoe

From the back cover;

Rekka Namidare was a normal boy until his sixteenth birthday. Then a girl suddenly appears from his future, warning him that he’ll somehow start an interstellar war!

It turns out Rekka hails a special bloodline that’s destined to get caught up in all kinds of trouble. Whenever a story’s heroine is in dire need, Rekka will be given one last chance to save her. And in the future, Rekka will have saved so many girls that their jealous love for him will cause the apocalypse!

Is it Wrong to Try to Pick-Up Girls in a Dungeon? Vol.7 Light Novel Review


Review of the light novel Is it Wrong to Try to Pick-Up Girls in a Dungeon Volume 7 by Fujino Omori
In this volume we explore the underbelly of Orario, the red light district! Prostitution, human trafficking, and…cute fox girls?

LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: Is it Wrong to Try to Pick-Up Girls in a Dungeon
AKA: DanMachi, Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru no Darou ka, ダンジョンに出会いを求めるのは間違っているのだろうか
AUTHOR: Fujino Omori
ILLUSTRATOR: Suzuhito Yasuda
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On
RELEASE DATE (English): December 20, 2016
PURCHASE (Amazon Affiliate Link): http://amzn.to/2fyTBsP

From the back cover;

Having triumphed in the War Game, Lilly, Welf, and Mikoto have forged new bonds with each other and with Bell, and the new-and-improved Hestia Familia is feeling distinctly more familial. But when Bell has to venture into the pleasure quarter of Orario to come to Mikoto’s aid, he’s soon tangled up in more intrigue than he bargained for. Ishtar Familia owns the night here, and none of Bell’s experience can prepare him for their courtesan wiles!