owarimonogatari part 1 light novel review

Owarimonogatari Part 1 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel Owarimonogatari End Tale Part 1 (Monogatari Volume 17) by Nisioisin.

Review is of the official English release from Vertical.

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LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION

Japanese Title: 終物語 (上) 物語

Author: Nisioisin — 西尾 維新

Illustrator: Vofan

Publisher (English): Vertical

Translator: Ko Ransom

Release Date (English): December 31, 2019

Publisher (Japan): Kodansha BOX (Kodansha)

Release Date (Japan): October 22, 2013

Volumes Released (Japan to Date): 26

Anime Series: Yes

Manga: Yes. Licensed for English release by Vertical

roll over and die volume 1 light novel review

Roll Over and Die Volume 1 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel ROLL OVER AND DIE: I Will Fight for an Ordinary Life with My Love and Cursed Sword! Volume 1 by Kiki. 

Review is of the official English release from Seven Seas. 

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LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION

Japanese Title: 「お前ごときが魔王に勝てると思うな」と勇者パーティを追放されたので、王都で気ままに暮らしたい — “Omae Gotoki ga Maou ni Kateru to Omou na” to Gachizei ni Yuusha Party wo Tsuihou Sareta node, Outo de Kimama ni Kurashitai”

Author: Kiki – キキ

Illustrator: Kinta – キンタ

Publisher (English): Seven Seas

Translator: Jason Muell

Release Date (English): August 27, 2020 (eBook) October 27, 2020 (print)

Publisher (Japan): GC Novels (Micro Magazinesha)

Release Date (Japan): July 2018

Volumes Released (Japan to Date): 4

Anime Series: None

Manga: None

Synopsis:

A dark and bloody light novel series about two women fighting fate and finding love in each other–and don’t miss the manga adaptation, also from Seven Seas!

Flum Apricot was never meant to be a hero. Despite zero stats across the board and a power she can’t even use, she somehow finds herself included in a party of heroes. But Flum’s life hits rock bottom when the party’s renowned sage, Jean Inteige, decides that the useless girl is dead weight, and arranges to have her sold into slavery.

Tossed to monsters to be feasted upon for her master’s entertainment, Flum makes the desperate choice to reach for a cursed weapon…and something new awakens within her. A grimdark tale about one woman’s blood-soaked quest to reclaim her life!

the demon sword master of excalibue academy volume 1 light novel review

The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy Vol.1 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy Volume 1 by Yu Shimizu. 

Review is of the official English release from Yen On (Yen Press). 

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LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION

Japanese Title: 聖剣学院の魔剣使い — “Seiken Gakuin no Maken Tsukai”

Author: Yu Shimizu – 志瑞 祐

Illustrator: Asagi Tosaka – 遠坂あさぎ

Publisher (English): Yen On (Yen Press)

Translator: Roman Lempert

Release Date (English): August 18, 2020

Publisher (Japan): MF Bunko J

Release Date (Japan): May 2019

Volumes Released (Japan to Date): 5

Anime Series: No

Manga: Yes

Synopsis: One of the most powerful demon lords in history has been sealed away for a thousand years. When he finally awakens, he is reincarnated as…a 10-year-old boy?! Now under the care of the girl who released him, the demon lord Leonis must navigate the perils of Excalibur Academy!

may these leaden battlefields leave no trace volume 1 light novel review

May These Leaden Battlegrounds Leave No Trace Vol.1 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel May These Leaden Battlegrounds Leave No Trace Volume 1 by Kei Uekawa — “上川 景.

*Note* was originally advertised as The Penetrated Battlefield Should Disappear  

Review is of the official English release from Yen On. 

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Japanese Title: 撃ち抜かれた戦場は、そこで消えていろ — “Uchinukareta Senjou wa, Soko de Kieteiro”

Author: Kei Uekawa — “上川 景

Illustrator: TEDDY /Mechanical Designs by Naohiro Washio

Publisher (English): Yen On

Translator: Roman Lempert

Release Date (English): July 21, 2020

Publisher (Japan): Fujimi Fantasia Bunko

Release Date (Japan): January 2019

Volumes Released (Japan to Date): 3

Anime Series: None

Manga: None

Synopsis: For a hundred years, East and West have waged a ferocious war with everything from tanks to witchcraft. On this savage battlefield, one young soldier from the East learns of the daemon’s bullet-and that anyone struck by it will disappear from the world as if they had never existed…

pretty boy detective club volume 1 light novel review

Pretty Boy Detective Club Volume 1 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel Pretty Boy Detective Club Volume 1 The Dark Star That Shines for You Alone by Nisioisin. 

Review is of the official English release from Vertical. 

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LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION

Japanese Title: 美少年探偵団 — Bishonen Tanteidan

Author: Nisioisin – 西尾 維新

Illustrator: Kinako – キナコ

Publisher (English): Vertical

Translator: Winifred Bird

Release Date (English): September 29, 2020

Publisher (Japan): Kodansha Taiga

Release Date (Japan): October 2015

Volumes Released (Japan to Date): 11

Anime Series: In production. 2021 release

Manga: Yes. Licensed for English release by Vertical

Synopsis:

From the renowed author NISIOISIN, the creator of BAKEMONOGATARI, Zaregoto Series and KATANAGATARI.
Comes a new, innovative mystery series, Pretty Boy Detectives Club!

Mayumi Dojima, a second-year student at the exclusive Yubiwa Academy middle school, has lost something – a star she glimpsed just once, ten long years ago. But help is on the way, in the form of the unofficial, secretive, and thoroughly mysterious Pretty Boy Detective Club! Rumored to solve problems within the school (most of which they themselves may well have created) for reasons aesthetic rather than financial, these five gorgeous boys sweep Mayumi into their world of excitement, danger, and overwhelming beauty. So begins the thrilling new mystery series from renowned author NISIOISIN!

the eminence in shadow volume 1 light novel review

The Eminence in Shadow Volume 1 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel The Eminence in Shadow Volume 1 by Daisuke Aizawa. 

Review is of the official English release from Yen On (Yen Press). 

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Japanese Title: 陰の実力者になりたくて! — “Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute!”

Author: Daisuke Aizawa – 逢沢大介

Illustrator: Touzai – 東西

Publisher (English): Yen On (Yen Press)

Translator: Kristi Fernandez

Release Date (English): July 28, 2020

Publisher (Japan): Enterbrain

Release Date (Japan): November 2018

Volumes Released (Japan to Date):  3

Anime Series: None

Manga: Yes. Not Licensed for English Release

Synopsis:

One big fat lie and a few twisted truths

Even in his past life, Cid’s dream wasn’t to become a protagonist or a fi nal boss. He’d rather lie low as a minor character until it’s prime time to reveal he’s a mastermind…or at least, do the next best thing-pretend to be one! And now that he’s been reborn into another world, he’s ready to set the perfect conditions to live out his dreams to the fullest. Armed with his overactive imagination, Cid jokingly recruits members to his organization and makes up a whole backstory about an evil cult that they need to take down. Well, as luck would have it, these imaginary adversaries turn out to be the real deal-and everyone knows the truth but him!

there's no way a side-character like-me could be popular right volume 1 light novel review

There’s No Way a Side Character Like Me Could Be Popular, Right? v.1 Review

Review of the light novel There’s No Way a Side Character Like Me Could Be Popular, Right? by Sekaiichi

Review is of the official English release from Tentai Books.

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LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION

Japanese Title: 友人キャラの俺がモテまくるわけないだろ? — “Yujinchara no Ore ga Motemakuru Wakenaidaro?”

Author: Sekaiichi 

Illustrator: Tomari – トマリ

Publisher (English): Tentai Books

Translator: Alejandro de Vicente Suárez

Release Date (English): May 29, 2020

Publisher (Japan): Overlap

Release Date (Japan): July 25, 2019

Volumes Released (Japan to Date): 3

Anime Series: None

Manga: None

Synopsis: “I just love you sooooooo much, Senpai!”

My name is Tomoki Yuuki, a second-year student in high school. I’d say I’m a fairly normal student, save for the fact that everyone avoids me like the plague because I apparently look like I’m out for blood. Ike Haruma is the only one that doesn’t steer clear of me. He’s your typical ‘perfect guy’ in every sense; the protagonist with no real flaws that you see in any given story.

Life at school was going on as usual… until one day Haruma’s super popular little sister confesses to me out of the blue?! Though she later clarifies that her feelings toward me are anything but romantic and that she has an ulterior motive, I end up accepting my new role as ‘fake boyfriend’ as a favor to Haruma.

Believe it or not, the moment I start going out with her, Haruma’s idol-tier childhood friend and my super hot teacher get involved with me too!

Wait a minute, this can’t be a dream rom-com scenario setting itself up for me, can it?! I mean, there’s no way a side character like me could be popular, right?