Accel World Volume 8 Light Novel

Accel World Volume 8 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel Accel World Volume 8 The Binary Stars of Destiny by Reki Kawahara.

LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: Accel World
AKA: アクセル・ワールド
AUTHOR: Reki Kawahara
ILLUSTRATOR: HIMA
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On
RELEASE DATE (English): December 20, 2016
PURCHASE (Amazon Affiliate Link): http://amzn.to/2fr5iUL

From the back cover;

Haruyuki’s desperate battle with his friend Takumu has taken him to the brink, and he finally activates the Destiny, a purified version of the notorious Armor of Catastrophe. It’s light versus dark as their fierce fight continues, and the stakes couldn’t be higher. If Haruyuki can’t rid his friend of the sinister ISS kit that’s infected him, Takumu could be lost to the darkness forever. And he just might take Haruyuki with him…

zaregoto decapitation kubikiri cycle volume 1 light novel review

Decapitation Kubikiri Cycle Vol.1 (Zaregoto) Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel Decapitation Kubikiri Cycle Volume 1 by Nisio Isin.
Twelve people trapped on an island. One has been decapitated, and one of them is the murderer!

LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: Decapitation Kubikiri Cycle
AKA: Zaregoto, 戯言シリーズ
AUTHOR: Nisio Isin
ILLUSTRATOR: Take
PUBLISHER (English): Vertical Inc.
RELEASE DATE (English): January 24, 2017
PURCHASE (Amazon Affiliate Link): http://amzn.to/2hSafoq

From the back cover;

A dropout from an elite Houston-based program for teens is on a visit to a private island. Its mistress, virtually marooned there, surrounds herself with geniuses, especially of the young and female kind—one of whom ends up headless one fine morning.

The top-selling novelist year by year in his native Japan, prolific palindromic phenomenon NISIOISIN made his debut when he was only twenty with this Mephisto Award winner, a whodunit and locked-room mystery at once old-school and eye-opening. Previously published stateside by Del Rey, the translation has been retitled and revised just in time for the long-requested animated series based on illustrator take’s character concepts.

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?