Infinite Dendrogram Volume 2 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel Infinite Dendrogram Volume 2 by Sakon Kaidou.

LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: Infinite Dendrogram
AKA: <Infinite Dendrogram> , インフィニット·デンドログラム
AUTHOR: Sakon Kaidou
ILLUSTRATOR: Taiki
PUBLISHER (English): J-Novel Club
RELEASE DATE (English): August 29, 2017
PURCHASE (Amazon Affiliate Link): http://amzn.to/2tzoser

PUBLISHER (Japan): HJ Bunko (Hobby Japan)
RELEASE DATE (Japan): December 18, 2016
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 5 Volumes (most recent releases September 30, 2017)
ANIME SERIES: None

From the back cover:

After an unexpectedly challenging journey, Ray and his party finally arrive at Gideon, The City of Duels.
The mere sight of the towering arenas and thriving fantasy townscapes is enough to instantly awe and enchant him. However — like anything that stands tall and proud — the city cast a great, dark shadow.
The name of this shadow is the Gouz-Maise gang — a loathsome band of cutthroats who turn their profit kidnapping children and demanding ransom.
Ray, wide-eyed and innocent, was blissfully unaware of just how cruel the hyper-realistic world of Infinite Dendrogram would become.

Rokka Braves of the Six Flowers Volume 2 Light Novel Review


Review of the light novel Rokka Braves of the Six Flowers Volume 2 by Ishio Yamagata

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): August 22, 2017
PURCHASE (Amazon.com): http://amzn.to/2vvE2Jf
PURCHASE (Amazon.co.uk): http://amzn.to/2w9049H
PURCHASE (Amazon.ca): http://amzn.to/2xyKcxt

PUBLISHER (Japan): Super Dash Bunko & Dash X Bunko (Shueisha)
RELEASE DATE (Japan): April 25, 2012
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 6 + 1 Short Story Volume (Last released volume was March 25, 2016)
ANIME SERIES: 12 episodes (covered only volume 1)

From the back cover:

Enemies without…and an enemy within.

After escaping the impostor’s trap, the newly assembled Braves of the Six Flowers set off to fight the Evil God–only to find yet another person bearing the Crest! With the clock ticking down on the time until their fearsome enemy awakens, the seven have no choice but to journey through the Howling Vilelands with a false hero among them. To make matters worse, a seemingly invincible fiend commander with connections to several Braves attacks the divided group. They must work together to have even a hope of defeating such an adversary…but how can they, when anyone could be the traitor?

Goblin Slayer Volume 3 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel Goblin Slayer Volume 3 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): August 22, 2017
PURCHASE (Amazon.com): http://amzn.to/2usV79O
PURCHASE (Amazon.co.uk): http://amzn.to/2xPvJKx
PURCHASE (Amazon.ca): http://amzn.to/2gHYDEy

PUBLISHER (Japan): GA Bunko (Softbank Creative)
RELEASE DATE (Japan): September 14, 2016
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 6 (most recent being released September 14, 2017)
ANIME SERIES: None

From the back cover:

As autumn arrives, so too does the harvest festival, and everyone is in a celebratory mood. Dwarf Shaman, Priestess, and even Female Knight help with preparations for the revelries, but Guild Girl has her eyes fixed on an even greater prize–a date with Goblin Slayer! With no goblins around, the awkward adventurer has no reason to refuse, but where does that leave his old friend Cow Girl…? Emotional entanglements are in the air, but Goblin Slayer senses some menace lurking behind these seemingly peaceful days…

If It’s For My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord volume 2 Light Novel Review


Review of the light novel If It’s For My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord volume 2 by Chirolu

LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: If It’s For My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord
AKA: Uchi no Musume no Tame Naraba, Ore Moshikashitara Maou mo Taoserukamo Shirenai, うちの娘の為ならば、俺はもしかしたら魔王も倒せるかもしれない。, UchiMusume, For My Daughter, I Might Even Defeat the Archenemy
AUTHOR: Chirolu
ILLUSTRATOR: Kei
PUBLISHER (English): J-Novel Club
RELEASE DATE (English): August 22, 2017
PURCHASE (Amazon.com): http://amzn.to/2tzip9S
PURCHASE (Amazon.co.uk): http://amzn.to/2eGO2cl
PURCHASE (Amazon.ca): http://amzn.to/2wISEqL

PUBLISHER (Japan): HJ Novels (Hobby Japan)
RELEASE DATE (Japan): September 19, 2015
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 6 (most recent volume released August 23, 2017)
ANIME SERIES: None

From the back cover:

“Dale, Dale! It’s the ocean! Can we go?!”
“Calm down, Latina.”
It’s been two years since the adorable child Latina was saved by first-rate adventurer Dale, and things are going well.
Dale decides to return to his home village, Tisrow, and brings Latina along on his journey. Normally mature for her age, the devil girl is surprisingly worked up about her first trip, and the two set out full of excitement.

What kind of things will Latina get to see, and can she possibly get ANY cuter? She better not, or Dale’s heart won’t be able to take it!

It’s time for If It’s for My Daughter Volume 2!

Mikagura School Suite Volume 1 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel Mikagura School Suite Volume 1 by Last Note

LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: Mikagura School Suite
AKA: Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku, ミカグラ学園組曲
AUTHOR: Last Note
ILLUSTRATOR: Akina
PUBLISHER (English): One Peace Books
RELEASE DATE (English): August 29, 2017
PURCHASE (Amazon Affiliate Link): http://amzn.to/2u2ZBl4

PUBLISHER (Japan): Media Factory
RELEASE DATE (Japan): July 25, 2013
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 8 (last 1 published August 25, 2016)
ANIME SERIES: 12 episodes. Aired April-June 2015 (it sounds like the anime is inspired by the books, but is not a strict adaptation)

From the back cover:

Eruna Ichinomiya is preparing to enter high school, but there’s just one problem―none of the schools interest her! The uniforms are all too boring, until she discovers Mikagura Academy. After Eruna miraculously passes the entrance exam, she discovers that Mikagura Academy isn’t a typical school. Mikagura Academy only allows students to form culture-themed school clubs, participation in those clubs is compulsory, and there is a battle system where students must compete with each other as representatives of their clubs. Now Eruna must discover her own power and win her first battle!

Konosuba Volume 3 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel Konosuba God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World volume 3 by Natsume Akatsuki

LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION

TITLE: Konosuba God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World

AKA: Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! , この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!

AUTHOR: Akatsuki Natsume

ILLUSTRATOR: Kurone Mishima

PUBLISHER (English): Yen On

RELEASE DATE (English): August 22, 2017

PURCHASE (Amazon Affiliate Link): http://amzn.to/2vbneId

 

PUBLISHER (Japan): Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko

RELEASE DATE (Japan): March 1, 2014

VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 12 (Most recent released August 1, 2017)

ANIME SERIES: 20 episodes + 2 OVAs (Covered volumes 1-4)

From the back cover:

After successfully saving the town from Mobile Fortress Destroyer, Kazuma is ready to sit back and enjoy the hero treatment: fame, fortune, and…criminal charges?! Now in hot water with the law, he has to find a way to clear his name with the help of Aqua, Megumin, and Darkness before the judge can sentence him to death. Darkness has a plan to buy more time, but will it be enough…? After all, in this wonderful world, who knows what’ll happen?

The Devil is a Part-Timer Volume 7 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel The Devil is a Part-Timer Volume 7 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): April 18, 2017

PURCHASE (Amazon Affiliate Link): http://amzn.to/2mpy1Ja

 

PUBLISHER (Japan): Dengeki Bunko (ACII Media Works)

RELEASE DATE (Japan): February 10, 2013

VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 17 (Last volume released May 10, 2017)

ANIME SERIES: 13 episodes (aired April-June 2013) Covered volumes 1-2

From the back cover:

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.