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Sound! Euphonium

This is a perfectly fine slice-of-life light novel that for better or worse will be compared to the anime, and fall short to it in some important areas.Title: Sound! Euphonium (Hibike! Euphonium – Kitauji Koko Suisogakubu E Yokoso) Genre: Slice...

By Helen on Jul 14th, 2017

The story of Kota and Akane is refreshingly, awkwardly told in a manner that makes it an enjoyable journey throughout its run.Title: Tsukigakirei: as the moon, so beautiful Genre: Romance Studio: feel Director: Seiji Kishi Series Composition:...

By Justin on Jul 13th, 2017
ReLIFE Volume Seven

As one romance blossoms, another begins to bud.Title: ReLIFE Genre: Drama, Realistic Fiction Publisher: Comico (JP), Crunchyroll (US) Artist/Writer: Yayoiso Serialized In: Comico Translation: Andrew Cunningham Original Release Date: April...

By Helen on Jul 12th, 2017
The Case Study of Vanitas Volume two

A case study in how to overwhelm the reader. Title: The Case Study of Vanitas (Vanitas no Carte) Genre: Supernatural, Historical Publisher:  Square Enix (JP), Yen Press (US) Creator: Jun Mochizuki Serialized in: Gangan Joker Translator: Taylor...

By Helen on Jul 6th, 2017

Ignoring the slight slog in the middle, Kuroko's crazy romance and murder adventures continue unabated. Title: Murciélago Genre: Action, Yuri, Comedy Publisher: Square Enix (JP), Yen Press (US) Story/Artist: Yoshimurakana Serialized in: Young...

By Justin on Jul 6th, 2017
Ghost Diary

Can a guide to the supernatural help Kyouichi find his sister?Title: Ghost Diary (Kaidan Nikki) Genre: Supernatural Publisher: Kadokawa (JP), Seven Seas (US) Artist/Writer: Seiju Natsumegu Serialized in: Comic Dengeki Daioh Translation: Krista...

By Helen on Jul 4th, 2017
your name.

your name. is a wonderful tale about bonds and connections, and it is much more than a typical body swap romance. Title: your name. (Kimi no Na wa.) Genre: Romance, Supernatural Publisher: Kadokawa (JP), Yen Press (US) Writer: Makoto Shinkai Translation:...

By Krystallina on Jul 3rd, 2017

With the big reveal and actual character development, Volume 2 of Big Order is definitely a step above in many areas, except the art. Title: Big Order Genre: Supernatural Publisher: Kadokawa (JP), Yen Press (US) Story/Art: Sakae Esuno Serialized...

By Justin on Jun 30th, 2017
Kiss and White Lily for My Dearest Girl Volume two

The expanded cast of characters and adorable art help strengthen the latest volume of Kiss and White Lily.Title: Kisses and White Lily for My Dearest Girl (Ano Ko ni Kiss to Shirayuri wo) Genre: Yuri Publisher: Kadokawa (JP), Yen Press (US) Artist/Writer: Canno Serialized...

By Helen on Jun 29th, 2017
School-Live! Volume 7

Too many new characters and less of an advancement of the world hurt what could be a divisive volume for long-time School-Live! readers.Title: School-Live! (Gakkou Gurashi!) Genre: Horror Publisher: Houbunsha (JP), Yen Press (US) Story: Norimitsu...

By Krystallina on Jun 27th, 2017