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Sorcerous Stabber Orphen Volume 1 Light Novel Review

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Review of the light novel Sorcerous Stabber Orphen Volume 1 by Yoshinobu Akita

TITLE: Sorcerous Stabber Orphen The Wayward Journey
AKA: Majutsushi Orphen Hagure Tabi , 魔術士オーフェンはぐれ旅
AUTHOR: Yoshinobu Akita
TRANSLATOR: Andrew Hodgson
PUBLISHER (English): J-Novel Club
RELEASE DATE (English): August 26, 2018
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PUBLISHER (Japan): TO Books (Fujimi Shobo)
RELEASE DATE (Japan): September 2011 via TO Books (May 1994 via Fujimi Shobo)
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 20 (Fujimi Release) (TO Books released 10 books which each contained 2 volumes) (complete)
ANIME SERIES: 2 seasons of anime. Season 1 (24 episodes) October 1998-March 1999. Season 2 (23 episodes) October 1999-March 2000. Season 1 roughly covered the 1st volume. Season 2 was original material.

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An Archdemon’s Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride Volume 1 Light Novel Review

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Review of the light novel An Archdemon’s Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride Volume 1 by Fuminori Teshima

TITLE: An Archdemon’s Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride
AKA: Maou no Ore ga Dorei Elf wo Yome ni Shitanda ga, Dou Medereba Ii? , 魔王の俺が奴隷エルフを嫁にしたんだが、どう愛でればいい?, I, the Demon Lord, Took a Slave Elf as My Wife, but How Do I Love Her?
AUTHOR: Fuminori Teshima
PUBLISHER (English): J-Novel Club
RELEASE DATE (English): August 18, 2018
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PUBLISHER (Japan): HJ Bunko
RELEASE DATE (Japan): January 31, 2017
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 5 (Ongoing. Most recent volume released March 31, 2018)



Ao Oni Volume 1 Light Novel Review

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Review of the light novel Ao Oni Volume 1 by Kenji Kuroda
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AKA: 青鬼, Blue Demon
AUTHOR: Kenji Kuroda
ILLUSTRATOR: Karin Suzuragi
PUBLISHER (English): J-Novel Club
RELEASE DATE (English): January 6, 2018

PUBLISHER (Japan): PHP Laboratory
RELEASE DATE (Japan): February 25, 2013
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 3 (complete)
ANIME SERIES: 13 episode anime. Also had a live action film

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J-Novel Club Licenses Two New Light Novels

I haven’t mentioned much about the newest provider of English light novels. Their business model is very different from any other company currently releasing these books. They work off a subscription model where customers are provided with weekly chapters of ongoing translations. Once a full volume is translated, the general public can pick them up as ebooks.

The company has been moving ahead with a number of recent acquisitions and yesterday they announced two more.


The Faraway Paladin: The Boy in the City of the Dead

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.”




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“How am I supposed to fight with this?!” After being summoned into another dimension as one of the five heroes destined to defeat a demon lord, Toya Hojo awakens his hero power only to discover that… it’s an unlimited bath? He was blessed with the power to create a bath that can be accessed anywhere, which seems to spell doom for his quest to defeat the demon lord. As he recovers from his shock, Toya slowly discovers the unique features of his power, which allow him to use it in ways he’d never dreamed of… But will he ever get any bath time with Haruno Shinonome, the beautiful girl who was also summoned along with him?!