otherside picnic volume 1 light novel review

Otherside Picnic Volume 1 Light Novel Review

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

SYNOPSIS:
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

SUSPENSION- Kubitsuri High School the Nonsense Users Disciple Zaregoto 3

Suspension Kubitsuri High School The Nonsense User’s Disciple Zaregoto Volume 3 Light Novel Review

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
MANGA: None

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
PURCHASE (RightStuf): http://shrsl.com/1wrfa
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

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

86 eighty-six volume 1 light novel review

86 Eighty Six Volume 1 Light Novel Review

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Review of the light novel 86 Eighty Six volume 1 by Asato Asato.
This is of the official release from Yen On.

📔LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: 86 Eighty Six
AKA: 86―エイティシックス―
AUTHOR: Asato Asato
ILLUSTRATOR: Shirabii
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On
TRANSLATOR: Roman Lempert
RELEASE DATE (English): March 26, 2019
PURCHASE (Amazon.com): https://amzn.to/2XE3AXv
PURCHASE (Book Depository): http://bit.ly/2Ezha3a

PUBLISHER (Japan): Dengeki Bunko (ASCII Media Works)
RELEASE DATE (Japan): February 10, 2017
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 6 (Ongoing)
ANIME SERIES: No