bakemonogatari volume 1 light novel review

Bakemonogatari Volume 1 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel Bakemonogatari Volume 1 by Nisio Isin.
The Monster Tale begins. Weaving folklore, myth, and legend with acrobatic dialogue and unique characters.

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LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: Bakemonogatari
AKA: 化物語
AUTHOR: Nisio Isin (NisiOisin)
ILLUSTRATOR: VOFAN
PUBLISHER (English): Vertical Inc. (http://www.vertical-inc.com/)
RELEASE DATE (English): December 20, 2017
PURCHASE (Amazon Affiliate Link): http://amzn.to/2fqVuKj

From the back cover;

There’s a girl at their school who is always ill. She routinely arrives late, leaves early, or doesn’t show up at all, and skips gym as a matter of course. She’s pretty, and the boys take to whispering that she’s a cloistered princess. As the self-described worst loser in her class soon finds out, they just don’t know what a monster she is.

So begins a tale of mysterious maladies that are supernatural in origin yet deeply revealing of the human psyche, a set of case files as given to unexpected feeling as it is to irreverent humor. So begins the legendary novel that kicked off the MONOGATARI series, whose anime adaptations have enjoyed international popularity and critical acclaim.

This first of three parts introduces Senjogahara and Hachikuji, and fans of the blockbuster prequel KIZUMONOGATARI will be delighted to meet their favorite crazies again: the weirdly reliable narrator Araragi, class president among class presidents Hanekawa, shady problem-solver Oshino, and a certain pale, blonde former vampire.

No Game No Life Volume 5

No Game No Life Volume 5 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel No Game No Life Volume 5 by Yuu Kamiya
The gaming siblings go up against god slayers and sleeping mermaids.

LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: No Game No Life
AKA: NogeNora, ノーゲーム・ノーライフ
AUTHOR: Yuu Kamiya
ILLUSTRATOR: Yuu Kamiya
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On
RELEASE DATE (English): December 20, 2016
PURCHASE (Amazon Affiliate Link): http://amzn.to/2f91Db7

From the back cover;

In the world of Disboard, everything is decided by games. Since arriving in this strange place, genius gamer siblings Sora and Shiro have risen to become king and queen of what’s left of Disboard’s humans. Their latest challenge is winning an unwinnable romance game against the races of Dhampir and Siren. To uncover the true strategy to beat this sadistic game of love, they head for the home of the angelic Flügel: the midair city of Avant Heim. But the Flügel are a hideously powerful race, created specifically to kill gods. Will things really go as planned?

My Little Sister Can Read Kanji Volume 1

My Little Sister Can Read Kanji Volume 1 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel My Little Sister Can Read Kanji Volume 1by Takashi Kajii.
A satirical light novel about moe taken to world conquering extremes.

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LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: My Little Sister Can Read Kanji
AKA: Boku no Imouto wa Kanji ga Yomeru, SisKan, 僕の妹は漢字が読める
AUTHOR: Takashi Kajii
ILLUSTRATOR: Haruki Minamura
PUBLISHER (English): J-Novel Club (https://j-novel.club)
RELEASE DATE (English): December 17, 2016
PURCHASE (Amazon Affiliate Link): http://amzn.to/2fPCeGX

From the back cover;

The year is 2202, and Japan has become the land of moe. Aspiring author Gin Imose and his little sister Kuroha are traveling to TOKYO to meet with the world famous author, Gai Odaira. Kuroha is uninterested in his orthodox literary style, and amazingly is able to read ancient modern Japanese books written in kanji!

Sword Art Online Alicization Beginning

Sword Art Online Vol. 9 Alicization Beginning Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel Sword Art Online Volume 9, Alicization Beginning, by Reki Kawahara.
This is it SAO fans! Where the light novel series goes beyond the anime and the start of a 10 book storyline – the Alicization arc!

LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: Sword Art Online Volume 9 Alicization Beginning
AKA: ソードアート・オンライン, SAO
AUTHOR: Reki Kawahara
ILLUSTRATOR: Abec
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On
RELEASE DATE (English): December 20, 2016
PURCHASE (Amazon Affiliate Link): http://amzn.to/2gahwlF

From the back cover;

Kirito awakens in a vast, fantastical forest filled with towering trees. In his search for clues to the truth of his surroundings, he encounters a young boy who seems to know him. He ought to be a simple NPC, but the depth of his emotions seem no different than a human. As they search for the boy’s parents, Kirito finds a peculiar memory returning to him. A memory from his own childhood, of this boy and a girl, too, with golden hair, and a name he should have never forgotten–Alice.

Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Volume 1

Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Volume 1 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Volume 1 by Ao Jyumonji.
A fantasy light novel that offers its own take on the Trapped in Another World genre.

LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
AKA: Hai to Gensou no Grimgal, Hai to Gensou no Grimgar, 灰と幻想のグリムガル
AUTHOR: Ao Jyumonji
ILLUSTRATOR: Eiri Shirai
PUBLISHER (English): J-Novel Club (https://j-novel.club)
RELEASE DATE (English): December 16, 2016
PURCHASE (Amazon Affiliate Link): http://amzn.to/2eVmLUA

From the back cover;

Why are we doing this…?

When Haruhiro came to, he was in the darkness. Not knowing why was he here, or where “here” even was. With him were others who also remembered little more than their own names. What they found when they came out of the underground was a world that was “just like a game.” In order to survive, Haruhiro forms a party with others in the same situation as him, learns skills, and takes his first steps forward into the world of Grimgar as a trainee volunteer soldier.

Not knowing what awaits him… This is a tale of adventure born from the ashes.

Goblin Slayer Volume 1 Review

Goblin Slayer Volume 1 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel Goblin Slayer Volume 1 by Kumo Kagyu
Light Novel Information
TITLE: Goblin Slayer
AKA: ゴブリンスレイヤー
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On
RELEASE DATE (English): December 20, 2016
PURCHASE (Amazon Affiliate Link): http://amzn.to/2fqZH0v

From the back cover;

A young priestess has formed her first adventuring party, but almost immediately they find themselves in distress. It’s the Goblin Slayer who comes to their rescue–a man who’s dedicated his life to the extermination of all goblins, by any means necessary. And when rumors of his feats begin to circulate, there’s no telling who might come calling next…

My Big Sister Lives in a Fantasy World Volume 1 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel My Big Sister Lives in a Fantasy World Volume 1 by Tsuyoshi Fujitaka
Light Novel Information
TITLE: My Big Sister Lives in a Fantasy World Volume 1
AKA: Nee-chan wa Chuunibyou, 姉ちゃんは中二病
PUBLISHER (English): J-Novel Club
RELEASE DATE (English): December 3, 2016
PURCHASE (Amazon Affiliate Link): http://amzn.to/2g4gw3r

From the back cover;

One day out of nowhere, high schooler Yuichi Sakaki begins seeing words above people’s heads. It turns out to be the ability to see people’s true natures, which he names… Soul Reader!

(Actually, his big sister names it that.)

The next thing he knows, he’s surrounded by people with bizarre labels like “Zombie” “Vampire” and “Witch.” And before he can figure out what to do about that, he finds himself threatened by a beautiful girl, Natsuki, whose label is “Serial Killer”!

Fortunately, Yuichi is not unprepared. His big sister has been training him for this kind of thing all his life. The battle is about to unfold between the bloodthirsty killing machine… and the world’s strongest little brother!