Yume Nikki I Am Not In Your Dream Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel Yume Nikki I Am Not in Your Dream by Akira
The cult video game is adapted into novel format!

TITLE: Yume Nikki
AKA: Yume Nikki: Anata no Yume ni Watashi wa Inai, ゆめにっき —あなたの夢に私はいない, Dream Diary
PUBLISHER (English): J-Novel Club
RELEASE DATE (English): January 7, 2018
PURCHASE (Amazon.com): http://amzn.to/2BGvmHv

PUBLISHER (Japan): PHP Institute
RELEASE DATE (Japan): August 2013
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 1
ANIME SERIES: None (Based on an indy game of the same name)

From the back cover:

Based on the cult hit game, the novelization of Yume Nikki follows a lonesome girl into the bizarre dreamscapes that await her when she falls asleep. Opening doors and wandering aimlessly, is she really as alone as she thinks?

The Saga of Tanya the Evil Volume 1 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel The Saga of Tanya the Evil Volume 1 (Deus lo Vult) by Carlo Zen
The story of a child soldier who was possessed by a driven salaryman 😉

TITLE: The Saga of Tanya the Evil
AKA: Youjo Senki, Yojo Senki, The Military Chronicles of a Little Girl, 幼女戦記
AUTHOR: Carlo Zen
ILLUSTRATOR: Shinobu Shinotsuki
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On
RELEASE DATE (English): December 19, 2017
PURCHASE (Amazon.com): http://amzn.to/2EDOnY6
PURCHASE (Book Depository): http://bit.ly/2Apnmqq

PUBLISHER (Japan): Enterbrain
RELEASE DATE (Japan): October 31, 2013
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 9 (most recent released January 12, 2018)
ANIME SERIES: 12 episodes

From the back cover:

High above the blood- and mud-soaked trenches, a young girl pits herself against army mages in high stakes aerial duels with bullets, spells, and bayonets. Her name is Tanya Degurechaff and she is the Devil of the Rhine, one of the greatest soldiers the Empire has ever seen! But inside her mind lives a ruthless, calculating ex-salaryman who enjoyed a peaceful life in Japan until he woke up in a war-torn world. Reborn as a destitute orphaned girl with nothing to her name but memories of a previous life, Tanya will do whatever it takes to survive, even if she can find it only behind the barrel of a gun!

Monster Girl Doctor Volume 1 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel Monster Girl Doctor Volume 1 by Yoshino Origuchi

TITLE: Monster Girl Doctor
AKA: Monster Musume no Oisha-san, モンスター娘のお医者さん, Doctor for Monster Girls
AUTHOR: Yoshino Origuchi
PUBLISHER (English): Seven Seas
RELEASE DATE (English): December 19, 2017
PURCHASE (Amazon.com): http://amzn.to/2pXyPwf
PURCHASE (Book Depository): http://bit.ly/2zkVKT9

PUBLISHER (Japan): Dash X Bunko
RELEASE DATE (Japan): June 24, 2016
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 3 (Most recent released June 23, 2017)

From the back cover:


Along with his lamia assistant Sapphee, Dr. Glenn runs a medical clinic in the town of Lindworm where monsters and humans coexist. His reputation for responding to the daily medical visits of monster girls is unparalleled. Whether being proposed to by a centaur injured in battle, palpating the gills of a shy mermaid, or suturing the delicate wounds of a feisty flesh golem, Dr. Glenn responds to his patients with as much professional grace as he can muster. Yet when an unsavory character seeks to steal a harpy egg, it’s Dr. Glenn who must call on his adoring monster girl patients to come to his aid.

An all-new light novel series for fans of Monster Musume and Monster Girl Encyclopedia!

Infinite Dendrogram Volume 3 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel Infinite Dendrogram Volume 3 by Sakon Kaidou
Superiors Clash! But in the background, a greater battle waits…

TITLE: Infinite Dendrogram
AKA: <Infinite Dendrogram> , インフィニット·デンドログラム
AUTHOR: Sakon Kaidou
PUBLISHER (English): J-Novel Club
RELEASE DATE (English): October 31, 2017
PURCHASE (Amazon.com): http://amzn.to/2w1lelR

PUBLISHER (Japan): HJ Bunko (Hobby Japan)
RELEASE DATE (Japan): March 31, 2017
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 5 Volumes (most recent released September 30, 2017)

From the back cover:

The day after Ray and Hugo faced off against the vile Gouz-Maise Gang, the city of Gideon was far livelier than usual, brimming with excitement and anticipation for a certain event. As one would expect from a metropolis bearing the title of “city of duels,” the event was a match between two highly notable duelists: Figaro — the local hero — and Xunyu — one of the most powerful individuals from the far-east empire of Huang He. Both were Masters wielding the powers of Superior Embryos, and both would give their all to fight, make merry and emerge victorious. But a malicious plan unfurls itself in the shadows, who is it that seeks to strike the Kingdom of Altar at its most vulnerable? More importantly, who will survive the Clash of the Superiors?

Magical Girl Raising Project Volume 2 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel Magical Girl Raising Project Volume 2 (Restart Part 1) by Asari Endou

The series about Magical Girls killing Magical Girls returns!


TITLE: Magical Girl Raising Project

AKA: Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku, 魔法少女育成計画

AUTHOR: Asari Endou


PUBLISHER (English): Yen On

RELEASE DATE (English): November 14, 2017

PURCHASE (Amazon.com): http://amzn.to/2BjrHv7

PURCHASE (Book Depository): http://bit.ly/2pbDtGb

PUBLISHER (Japan): Takarajimasha

RELEASE DATE (Japan): November 9, 2012

VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 11 (most recent released December 10, 2016)

ANIME SERIES: 12 episodes covering volume 1

Re:Zero Volume 5 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World- Volume 5 by Tappei Nagatsuki

TITLE: Re:Zero Starting Life in Another World
AKA: Re:Zero kara Hajimaru Isekai Seikatsu, Re: Life in a different world from zero, 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): October 31, 2017
PURCHASE (Amazon.com): http://amzn.to/2x5LjnN
PURCHASE (Book Depository): http://bit.ly/2jd2Sx6

PUBLISHER (Japan) MF Bunko J
RELEASE DATE (Japan): October 25, 2014
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date) 13 (+2 Short Story Volumes +2 Side Story Volumes)
ANIME SERIES: 25 episodes (aired April-September 2016) Covers material from volumes 1-9

From the back cover:

Subaru has really made a mess of things this time. After getting into a fight with the girl of his dreams, Subaru is stuck in the Karsten estate with Rem while Emilia heads home without him. Consumed by a sense of powerlessness, he spends his time desperately training–all the while wondering, “What’s the point?” Is there any reason for him to struggle at all? But while he grapples with his inner demons, the Witch Cult may no longer be content to sit back…

How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Volume 1 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel How Not to Summon a Demon Lord volume 1 by Yukiya Murasaki
It’s like a more comedic/harem based Overlord. And, uh, more boobs and inappropriate fondling…

TITLE: How Not to Summon a Demon Lord
AKA: Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu, 異世界魔王と召喚少女の奴隷魔術, The King of Darkness Another World Story
AUTHOR: Yukiya Murasaki
ILLUSTRATOR: Takahiro Tsurusaki
PUBLISHER (English): J-Novel Club
RELEASE DATE (English): December 4, 2017
PURCHASE (Amazon.com): http://amzn.to/2AETgiU

PUBLISHER (Japan): Kodansha Light Novel
RELEASE DATE (Japan): December 2, 2014
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 8 (most recent volume released August 2, 2017)

From the back cover:

In the MMORPG Cross Reverie, Takuma Sakamoto is so powerful that he is lauded as the “Demon Lord” by other players. One day, he is summoned to a world outside his own– but with the same appearance he had in the game! There, he meets two girls who both proclaim themselves to be his Summoner. They perform an Enslavement Ritual to turn him into their Summon… but that’s when Takuma’s passive ability Magic Reflection activates! Instead, it is the girls who become enslaved! Though Takuma may be the strongest Sorcerer there is, he has no idea how to talk with other people. It is here he makes his choice: to act based on his persona from the game!
“Amazing? But of course… I am Diablo, the being known and feared as the Demon Lord!”
So begins a tale of adventure with an earth-shakingly powerful Demon Lord (or at least someone who acts like one) taking on another world!