In this video I’m unboxing the season two boxset of the Monogatari light novels written by Nisioisin.
This set is from English publisher Vertical with brand new art by Monogatari series cover artist, Vofan.
JAPANESE TITLE: 女だから、とパーティを追放されたので伝説の魔女と最強タッグを組みました “Onna dakara, to Party wo Tsuihou Sareta no de Densetsu no Majo to Saikyou Tag wo Kumimashita”
AUTHOR: Ameko Kaeruda
ILLUSTRATOR: Kazutomo Miya
PUBLISHER (English): J-Novel Club
TRANSLATOR: Molly Lee
RELEASE DATE (English): October 5, 2019
Tanya Artemiciov is a talented Mage-class adventurer who just got kicked out of her party by a sexist scumbag. So what’s a girl to do? Go to the wasteland and blow stuff up of course! One small problem though: she inadvertently frees a mythical Sorceress named Laplace who was sealed away for the past 300 years…
Surprise! Turns out this so-called “wicked” Sorceress is actually pretty cool. Laplace wants to start a party of her own, Tanya wants revenge, and the solution is obvious: team up. It’s time to kick ass, kiss girls, and dismantle the patriarchy!
PUBLISHER (Japan): Overlap Novels
RELEASE DATE (Japan): February 25, 2019
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 2 (Most recent released August 2019)
ANIME SERIES: None
Review of the light novel Otherside Picnic Volume 1 by Iori Miyazawa
Review is of the official English release from J-Novel Club
📔LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION TITLE: Otherside Picnic JAPANESE TITLE: 裏世界ピクニック “Urasekai Picnic” AUTHOR: Iori Miyazawa ILLUSTRATOR: shirakaba PUBLISHER (English): J-Novel Club TRANSLATOR: Sean Mccann RELEASE DATE (English): September 23, 2019 PURCHASE (Amazon.com): https://amzn.to/2py3a4Q PURCHASE (iBooks): https://apple.co/34bBzWR
Her first encounter with Toriko Nishina was on the Otherside after seeing “that thing” and nearly dying.
Ever since that day, exhausted university student Sorawo Kamikoshi’s life changed. In this Otherworld, full of mystery, which exists alongside our own, dangerous beings like the Kunekune and Hasshaku-sama that are spoken of in real ghost stories appear. For research, for profit, and to find an important person, Toriko and Sorawo set foot into the abnormal.
A tale of two girls’ bizarre exploration and survival, brought to you by an up-and-coming Sci-fi author!
PUBLISHER (Japan): Hayakawa Bunko JA (Hayakawa Shobo)
RELEASE DATE (Japan): February 23, 2017
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 4 (newest volume releases December 2019)
ANIME SERIES: None
MANGA: Yes. Not licensed for English release
Review of the light novel Suspension: Kubitsuri High School – The Nonsense User’s Disciple (Zaregoto Series Volume 3) by Nisioisin
Review is of the official English release by Vertical
📔LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION TITLE: Suspension: Kubitsuri High School – The Nonsense User’s Disciple JAPANESE TITLE: クビツリハイスクール 戯言遣いの弟子 “Kubitsuri High School – Zaregotozukai no Deshi” AUTHOR: Nisioisin ILLUSTRATOR: Take PUBLISHER (English): Vertical TRANSLATOR: Daniel Joseph RELEASE DATE (English): September 17, 2019 PURCHASE (Amazon.com): https://amzn.to/36RXcwn PURCHASE (Book Depository): http://bit.ly/2lxd2th PURCHASE (RightStuf): http://shrsl.com/1xo6x
PUBLISHER (Japan): Kodansha
RELEASE DATE (Japan): 1st release: August 6 2002 Rerelease: August 12, 2008
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 9 (complete)
ANIME SERIES: 8 episode OVA adapted only the 1st volume