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.

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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.

Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Volume 1

Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Volume 1 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Volume 1 by Ao Jyumonji.
A fantasy light novel that offers its own take on the Trapped in Another World genre.

LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
AKA: Hai to Gensou no Grimgal, Hai to Gensou no Grimgar, 灰と幻想のグリムガル
AUTHOR: Ao Jyumonji
ILLUSTRATOR: Eiri Shirai
PUBLISHER (English): J-Novel Club (https://j-novel.club)
RELEASE DATE (English): December 16, 2016
PURCHASE (Amazon Affiliate Link): http://amzn.to/2eVmLUA

From the back cover;

Why are we doing this…?

When Haruhiro came to, he was in the darkness. Not knowing why was he here, or where “here” even was. With him were others who also remembered little more than their own names. What they found when they came out of the underground was a world that was “just like a game.” In order to survive, Haruhiro forms a party with others in the same situation as him, learns skills, and takes his first steps forward into the world of Grimgar as a trainee volunteer soldier.

Not knowing what awaits him… This is a tale of adventure born from the ashes.

English Light Novel Releases for January 2017

Hello Everyone! Here’s your light novel releases for January 2017.

January 6, 2017

I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse Volume 1

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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!

Purchase I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse Volume 1 from Amazon.com

January 17, 2017

Tokyo Ghoul : Void

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Explore the world of Tokyo Ghoul with these prose fiction spin-offs!

Ghouls live among us, the same as normal people in every way—except their craving for human flesh.

Ken Kaneki is an ordinary college student until a violent encounter turns him into the first half-human half-ghoul hybrid. Trapped between two worlds, he must survive Ghoul turf wars, learn more about Ghoul society and master his new powers.

After the unprecedented raid on the Ghoul detention center by The Aogiri Tree organization, the Commission of Counter Ghoul is working to tighten security across the twenty-three wards. However, some Ghouls begin to cause unrest in the 8th Ward, continuing the cycle of retaliation between human and ghoul. And what of Kaneki after he left the 20th Ward? This second novel depicts the aftermath six months after the 11th Ward occupation.

Purchase Tokyo Ghoul Void from Amazon.com

January 24, 2017

Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody, Vol. 1

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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!

Purchase Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody Vol. 1 from Amazon.com

Overlord, Vol. 3

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Lord Ainz has made great progress moonlighting as the indomitable hero Momon, but what should be a moment of triumph is shattered–by news of rebellion. He vows to find out what has happened and to defend the honor of his guild and home–Ainz Ooal Gown.

Purchase Overlord Vol. 3 from Amazon.com

Strike the Blood, Vol. 5

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Aya Tokoyogi and six other hardened magical criminals have broken out from imprisonment. Their goal–to completely erase the ‘Witch of the Void,’ Netsuke Minamaya, from existence. How these events will unfold in the Demon District will depend on the actions of the strongest vampire to ever exist, Kojou Akatsuki.

Purchase Strike the Blood Vol. 5 from Amazon.com

Kagerou Daze, Vol. 6: Over the Dimension

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It was a never ending long, long summer day when Shintarou feels a sudden change in his body. While this is happening, he has a momentous meeting with his upperclassman, who tells Shintarou the secret truths about this world’s past. What in the world is going on?

Purchase Kagerou Daze Vol. 6 from Amazon.com

Decapitation: Kubikiri Cycle (Zaregoto Series)

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It’s the vacation of a lifetime, a trip to a remote island filled with geniuses–and murder.

On Wet Crow’s Feather Island, a tiny speck in the Sea of Japan, lives Akagami Iria, the exiled daughter of a powerful family. Born into great wealth, she was a princess of the highest pedigree–until she was cut off by the leader of the Akagami Foundation. For the last five years, she’s lived on Feather Island with her maids. But she hasn’t been alone. She has invited the best minds Japan has to offer to come and stay with her.

And so nineteen-year-old college student Ii-chan and his best friend, computer genius Kunagisa Tomo, find themselves as Iria’s guests at her elaborate mansion. Surrounded by fascinating women–a chef, a fortune-teller, a scholar, and an artist, not to mention his own friend Tomo–Ii-chan is feeling a little overmatched intellectually. But the sudden discovery of a grisly murder sends the island into shock. And Ii-chan discovers that he does possess a bit of genius: the ability to discover what is real and what is fake . . . who is who they claim to be–and who is a killer.

Purchase Decapitation from Amazon.com

Goblin Slayer Volume 1 Review

Goblin Slayer Volume 1 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel Goblin Slayer Volume 1 by Kumo Kagyu
Light Novel Information
TITLE: Goblin Slayer
AKA: ゴブリンスレイヤー
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On
RELEASE DATE (English): December 20, 2016
PURCHASE (Amazon Affiliate Link): http://amzn.to/2fqZH0v

From the back cover;

A young priestess has formed her first adventuring party, but almost immediately they find themselves in distress. It’s the Goblin Slayer who comes to their rescue–a man who’s dedicated his life to the extermination of all goblins, by any means necessary. And when rumors of his feats begin to circulate, there’s no telling who might come calling next…

My Big Sister Lives in a Fantasy World Volume 1 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel My Big Sister Lives in a Fantasy World Volume 1 by Tsuyoshi Fujitaka
Light Novel Information
TITLE: My Big Sister Lives in a Fantasy World Volume 1
AKA: Nee-chan wa Chuunibyou, 姉ちゃんは中二病
PUBLISHER (English): J-Novel Club
RELEASE DATE (English): December 3, 2016
PURCHASE (Amazon Affiliate Link): http://amzn.to/2g4gw3r

From the back cover;

One day out of nowhere, high schooler Yuichi Sakaki begins seeing words above people’s heads. It turns out to be the ability to see people’s true natures, which he names… Soul Reader!

(Actually, his big sister names it that.)

The next thing he knows, he’s surrounded by people with bizarre labels like “Zombie” “Vampire” and “Witch.” And before he can figure out what to do about that, he finds himself threatened by a beautiful girl, Natsuki, whose label is “Serial Killer”!

Fortunately, Yuichi is not unprepared. His big sister has been training him for this kind of thing all his life. The battle is about to unfold between the bloodthirsty killing machine… and the world’s strongest little brother!

A Certain Magical Index Volume 1 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel A Certain Magical Index Volume 1 by Kazuma Kamachi

Light Novel Information
TITLE: A Certain Magical Index Volume 1
AKA: Toaru Majutsu no Index, とある魔術の禁書目録
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On
RELEASE DATE (English): November 18, 2014
PURCHASE (Amazon Affiliate Link): http://amzn.to/2hs2R5S

From the back cover;

A certain unlikely hero…
Touma Kamijou has the worst luck imaginable… Sure he’s a citizen of Academy City, a scientific marvel of the modern world where superhuman abilities are artificially cultivated and commonplace, but when it comes to paranormal talent, Kamijou’s been classified a Level Zero-a loser, basically. Oh, he does have one trick up his sleeve (literally), but even that’s more trouble than it’s worth.
When Kamijou encounters a delusional young girl convinced she’s a nun and raving about being chased by evil sorcerers, he’s eager to send her on her way and get back to failing his studies. Fate, it would seem though, has other ideas, and he suddenly finds himself caught up in a supernatural intrigue with a girl named “Index” at the center!
Science and magic collide in this first volume of one of the most popular light novel series ever penned!