combatants will be dispatched volume 1 light novel review

Combatants Will Be Dispatched Volume 1 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel Combatants Will Be Dispatched! by Natsume Akatsuki
Review is of the official English release by Yen On.
This one is by the same author as Konosuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World!

📔LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: Combatants Will Be Dispatched
JAPANESE TITLE: 戦闘員、派遣します! “Sentouin, Hakenshimasu!”
AUTHOR: Natsume Akatsuki
ILLUSTRATOR: Kakao Lanthanum
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On
TRANSLATOR: Noboru Akimoto
RELEASE DATE (English): September 03, 2019
PURCHASE (Amazon.com): https://amzn.to/2pYeQxH
PURCHASE (Book Depository): http://bit.ly/2lPw91M
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PURCHASE (iBooks): https://apple.co/32XBhln

SYNOPSIS:
It’s tough being on the front lines for an evil organization, and nobody knows this better than Number 6, a Combat Agent for the Kisaragi Secret Society. Dispatched to a distant alien world on a reconnaissance mission, he’s got a new android partner, but how are you supposed to plan an interstellar invasion–of a fantasy world?!

PUBLISHER (Japan): Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko
RELEASE DATE (Japan): November 01, 2017
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 4 (Most recent released September 01, 2019)
ANIME SERIES: None
MANGA: Yes. Licensed for English release by Yen Press

our last crusade or the start of a new world volume 1 light novel review

Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World Volume 1 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World Volume 1 by Kei Sazane
Review is of the official English release from Yen On

📔LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World
JAPANESE TITLE: キミと僕の最後の戦場、あるいは世界が始まる聖戦 “Kimi to Boku no Saigo no Senjou, Aruiwa Sekai ga Hajimaru Seisen”
AUTHOR: Kei Sazane
ILLUSTRATOR: Ao Nekonabe
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On (Yen Press)
TRANSLATOR: Jan Cash
RELEASE DATE (English): September 24, 2019
PURCHASE (Amazon.com): https://amzn.to/369EL60
PURCHASE (Book Depository): http://bit.ly/2lwbNe1
PURCHASE (RightStuf): http://shrsl.com/1whgc
PURCHASE (iBooks): https://apple.co/2PiSfGD

SYNOPSIS:
A great war has raged for years between the scientifically advanced Empire and Nebulis, the realm of the witches-until the youngest knight ever to receive the title of the Empire’s strongest meets the princess of the rival nation. Though they are sworn enemies, the knight is taken by her beauty and dignity, and the princess is moved by his strength and way of life. Will the fighting between them ever be allowed to end?

PUBLISHER (Japan): Fujimi Fantasia Bunko (Fujimi Shobo)
RELEASE DATE (Japan): May 20, 2017
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 7 (most recent released September 2019)
ANIME SERIES: In Production
MANGA: Licensed for English release by Yen Press

5 centimeters per second light novel review

5 Centimeters Per Second One More Side Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel 5 Centimeters Per Second: one more side
Authored by Makoto Shinkai Adapted by Arata Kanoh
Review is of the official English release from Vertical

📔LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: 5 Centimeters Per Second: One More Side
JAPANESE TITLE: 秒速5センチメートル one more side “Byousoku 5 Centimeter: one more side”
AUTHOR: Makoto Shinkai (original story) Arata Kanoh (Novel Adaptation)
ILLUSTRATOR: Vofan (Artbook – Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Bj7HKW)
PUBLISHER (English): Vertical
TRANSLATOR: Kristi Fernandez
RELEASE DATE (English): February 26, 2019
PURCHASE (Amazon.com): https://amzn.to/2MGWMzS
PURCHASE (Book Depository): http://bit.ly/2Rx9di6
PURCHASE (RightStuf): http://shrsl.com/1vu4p

BUY THE ANIME (Blu-ray) (RightStuf): http://shrsl.com/1vu4q

SYNOPSIS: A contemporary classic, 5 Centimeters per Second won animator Makoto Shinkai international renown as a rare talent. Indeed, he just might be one of the most powerful bards of romantic longing and thwarted love working today in any medium. This official novelization narrates from the other side—for instance, from the point-of-view of the girl rather than the boy in the legendary first segment, “Cherry Blossoms”—to tell a story that is both deeply engaging for first-timers and astonishingly fresh for fans of the film.

The author of fantasy novels based on the Shining videogame series, Arata Kanoh is best known for his imaginative prose adaptations of the masterpieces of Japan’s hottest animator. Most recently, his take on Your Name was the #1 Kindle bestseller at Amazon Japan.

PUBLISHER (Japan): Enterbrain
RELEASE DATE (Japan): May 20, 2011
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 1 (complete)
ANIME SERIES: 1 Feature Film released in 2007
MANGA: Yes. Licensed by Vertical – https://amzn.to/32mEbj1

the hero is overpowered but overly cautious volume 1 light novel review

The Hero is Overpowered But Overly Cautious Volume 1 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel The Hero is Overpowered But Overly Cautious Volume 1 by Light Tuchihi
Review is of the official English release from Yen On

📔LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: The Hero is Overpowered But Overly Cautious
JAPANESE TITLE: この勇者が俺TUEEEくせに慎重すぎる “Kono Yuusha ga Ore TUEEE Kuse ni Shinchou Sugiru”
AUTHOR: Light Tuchihi
ILLUSTRATOR: Saori Toyota
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On (Yen Press)
TRANSLATOR: Matt Rutsohn
RELEASE DATE (English): June 18, 2019
PURCHASE (Amazon.com): https://amzn.to/2Mj83XY
PURCHASE (Book Depository): http://bit.ly/2WfMZZ8
PURCHASE (iBooks): https://apple.co/2mMd9Cr
PURCHASE (Rightstuf): http://shrsl.com/1vu4b

SYNOPSIS: The goddess Lista summons a hero who excels in every area to assist her. He’s everything she expected him to be except for one, tiny thing: this anxious hero can’t do anything unless he’s absolutely sure nothing can go wrong!

PUBLISHER (Japan): Kadokawa Books (Fujimi Shobo)
RELEASE DATE (Japan): February 10, 2017
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 6 (as of October 10, 2019)
ANIME SERIES: Yes. Airing in October 2019
MANGA: Yes Licensed for English release by Yen Press – https://amzn.to/31n7f8O

voices of a distant star light novel review

Voices of a Distant Star Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel Voices of a Distant Star: Words of Love/Across the Stars
Review is of the official English release from Vertical Inc.

📔LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: Voices of a Distant Star: Words of Love/Across the Stars
JAPANESE TITLE: ほしのこえ あいのことば/ほしをこえる “Hoshi no Koe: Ai no Kotoba / Hoshi o Koeru”
AUTHOR: Makoto Shinkai (original screenplay) Arata Kanoh (adaptor)
ILLUSTRATOR: Vofan (Artbook – Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Bj7HKW)
PUBLISHER (English): Vertical Inc.
TRANSLATOR: Michelle Lin & Yota Okutani
RELEASE DATE (English): July 30, 2019
PURCHASE (Amazon.com): https://amzn.to/2ZJmptk
PURCHASE (Book Depository): http://bit.ly/2LpFcBv
PURCHASE (Rightstuf): http://shrsl.com/1vu46

SYNOPSIS:
Award-winning director and author Makoto Shinkai offers a romantic sci-fi tale about young love and space adventure, based on his animated film. This new novel gives readers more insight into Mikako and Noboru’s relationship.
Fans of the original series will again be immersed in the beautiful world of Shinkai.

The word, “world”…

I vaguely thought it meant anywhere there was cell phone reception.

It’s the year 2046. Mikako Nagamine and Noboru Terao are middle school classmates, tentatively sharing an unspoken first love—but unbeknownst to him, Mikako has been recruited into the UN Space Force, and instead of going on to high school, will join the spacecraft Lysithea to search for alien Tarsians. As she travels further and further to the outer reaches of the solar system, the time it takes for a text message to reach the Earth grows longer and longer. Back on Earth, time passes normally for Noboru, but as the years pass he still can’t forget the voice on the other side of the cell phone…

Steeped in nostalgia and memory, Arata Kanoh brings to the page the award-winning OVA by acclaimed filmmaker Makoto Shinkai, director of She and Her Cat, The Place Promised in Our Early Days, Garden of Words, 5 Centimeters per Second, and the highest-grossing anime film of all time, Your Name.
Arata Kanoh is a writer who has produced novelizations of Makoto Shinkai’s other works, including 5 Centimeters Per Second (also available from Vertical).

PUBLISHER (Japan): Enterbrain
RELEASE DATE (Japan): September 2006
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 1 (complete)
ANIME SERIES: OVA released in 2002
MANGA: Yes. Licensed by Tokyopop. Relicensed by Vertical Inc. – https://amzn.to/2ppLTue

tsukimonogatari light novel review

Tsukimonogatari (Monogatari Volume 14) Review

Review of the light novel Tsukimonogatari: Possession Tale (Monogatari Series Volume 14) by Nisioisin
Review is of the official English release by Vertical Inc.

📔LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: Tsukimonogatari: Possession Tale
JAPANESE TITLE: 憑物語
AUTHOR: Nisioisin
ILLUSTRATOR: Vofan
PUBLISHER (English): Vertical Inc.
TRANSLATOR: Daniel Joseph
RELEASE DATE (English): April 30, 2019
PURCHASE (Amazon.com): https://amzn.to/310a6VX
PURCHASE (Book Depository): http://bit.ly/2UorLXn

PUBLISHER (Japan): Kodansha BOX
RELEASE DATE (Japan): September 27, 2012
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 25 (most recent released April 2019)
ANIME SERIES: Yes
MANGA: Yes. Licensed by Vertical Inc.

torture princess volume 1 light novel review

Torture Princess Volume 1 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel Torture Princess: Fremd Torturchen Volume 1 by Keishi Ayasato
Review is of the official English release from Yen On

📔LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: Torture Princess Fremd Torturchen
JAPANESE TITLE: 異世界拷問姫 “Isekai Goumon Hime”
AUTHOR: Keishi Ayasato
ILLUSTRATOR: Saki Ukai
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On
TRANSLATOR: Nathaniel Hiroshi Thrasher
RELEASE DATE (English): May 21, 2019
PURCHASE (Amazon.com): https://amzn.to/2PUDw6R
PURCHASE (Book Depository): http://bit.ly/2Q15f2e

SYNOPSIS:
I AM THE TORTURE PRINCESS, ELISABETH LE FANU.
I AM THE PROUD WOLF AND THE LOWLY SOW.

A beautiful woman appears before Kaito Sena following his tragic death and rebirth into another world. Introducing herself as the Torture Princess, she orders him to become her loyal servant. Naturally, his response is…”Hard pass.” And so Elisabeth presents him with two choices-become her butler or be tortured to death. After rethinking his hasty decision, Kaito is forced to wait on Elisabeth hand and foot, as well as aid her in her mission as the Torture Princess, which is the subjugation of the fourteen ranked demons and their contractors. But there’s a catch. Once her mission is complete, Elisabeth is fated to die alone-forsaken by heaven, earth, and all of creation.

PUBLISHER (Japan): MF Bunko J (Media Factory)
RELEASE DATE (Japan): April 25, 2016
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 8 (most recent released February 25, 2019)
ANIME SERIES: None
MANGA RELEASE: Yes. Licensed by Yen Press