Overlord VS TenSura VS So I’m a Spider, So What?

Prior to starting this blog, I had already written three separate reviews for Overlord, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, and So I’m a Spider, So What?, all of which are published in English by Yen Press. However, I realized that my feelings regarding all three of these are very similar. So, inContinue reading “Overlord VS TenSura VS So I’m a Spider, So What?”

Torture Princess: Fremd Torturchen Volume 2 Review

Last time on Torture Princess: Fremd Torturchen, Kaito Sena is strangled to death by his father and summoned to another world in the body of a golem. He is forced to serve Elisabeth Le Fanu, a young girl who has killed a LOT of people, and must hunt thirteen powerful demons as punishment. After aContinue reading “Torture Princess: Fremd Torturchen Volume 2 Review”

The Hero is Overpowered But Overly Cautious Volume 1 Review

Isekai has fallen into a rut of tropes lately, so naturally the way to make isekai great is to subvert the crap out of those tropes. For example, Ascendance of a Bookworm, and Otherside Picnic. However, one relatively recent isekai, The Hero is Overpowered But Overly Cautious (short version, Cautious Hero), conforms to isekai tropesContinue reading “The Hero is Overpowered But Overly Cautious Volume 1 Review”

Konosuba and No Game No Life Double Overview

Konosuba Isekai is an iffy genre. The bad ones are littered with overpowered protagonists, inconsistent world logic, and all-around insufferably boring casts of characters. But they don’t HAVE to be this way. One light novel, Konosuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World!, is one of those really, really good isekai light novels. This is aContinue reading “Konosuba and No Game No Life Double Overview”

Otherside Picnic Volume 1 Review

At first glance, Otherside Picnic– published in English by J-Novel Club- looks like a boring, CGDCT isekai that uses the cover art of cute girls holding guns to lure you into what looks like an edgier version of Laid-Back Camp. In actuality, it’s a surreal sci-fi thriller that doesn’t have time for sissie things likeContinue reading “Otherside Picnic Volume 1 Review”

Ascendance of a Bookworm Volume 3 Review

Last time, on Ascendance of a Bookworm Volume 2, Myne and Lutz get their job with the merchant, Benno. They use magic to sign a contract allowing them to mass produce paper and for him to sell it at whatever price he wants. Meanwhile, Myne also establishes a market for the shampoo and hairpin thatContinue reading “Ascendance of a Bookworm Volume 3 Review”

Torture Princess: Fremd Torturchen Volume 1 Review

Welcome to the first Thursday blog! I’m hoping to include Thursday evenings in the regular schedule from here on out. Today is my review of Torture Princess: Fremd Torturchen, published in English by Yen Press. The issue of gore and inhumane crimes’ presence in entertainment has always been a subject of much controversy. In theContinue reading “Torture Princess: Fremd Torturchen Volume 1 Review”

Ascendance of a Bookworm Volume 2 Review

Last time on Ascendance of a Bookworm, Motosu Urano is killed in a collapsing heap of books, and reborn as a frail child, named Myne, in a startlingly realistic fantasy world. Her family is poor, and thus without the ability to read, write, and own books. After a number of failed attempts to make someContinue reading “Ascendance of a Bookworm Volume 2 Review”

Combatants Will be Dispatched! Volume 1 Review

To those of you who have read my first two reviews, thanks for coming back. I’ve been busy reading and planning my next couple of reviews. I hope you enjoy this one! Since I have not covered Konosuba on this blog yet, let me give you a quick preview of my thoughts on it, asContinue reading “Combatants Will be Dispatched! Volume 1 Review”

Ascendance of a Bookworm Volume 1 Review

This is my first volume-by-volume review of a light novel series. Therefore, this review will be much shorter and simpler than the review of Dendro. It seems you can’t be a member of an online anime community without coming across heated discussion over the quality of the isekai genre. Particularly the relatively new trend ofContinue reading “Ascendance of a Bookworm Volume 1 Review”