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!

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.

Bakemonogatari Open Forum on English Light Novels.com
Open Forum: Bakemonogatari (Vol 1)

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.

Link of Interest – 5 Anime Scenarios Japanese Fans Are Sick Of
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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.