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your name. Another Side: Earthbound

With a first half light on spoilers, this collection brings readers back to the characters they love.Title: your name. Another Side: Earthbound (Kimi no Na wa. Another Side:Earthbound) Genre: Supernatural Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten (JP), Yen...

By Krystallina on Nov 16th, 2017
I Became the Secretary of a Hero! Volume 1

I Became the Secretary of a Hero! Volume 1 has elements RPG fans can like, but this volume is bogged down by too much talking and not enough fighting.Title: I Became the Secretary of a Hero! (Yuusha-sama no Hisho ni Narimashita) Genre: Fantasy Publisher:...

By Krystallina on Oct 23rd, 2017
Rokka Braves of the Six Flowers Volume Two

Seven braves gather to defeat the Evil God -- wait again!?Title: Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers Genre: Action, Mystery Publisher:  Shueisha (JP) Yen Press (US) Creators: Ishio Yamagata (writer), Miyagi (illustrator) Translator: Jennifer...

By Helen on Oct 17th, 2017

The start of a bigger adventure makes this a must-read volume of The Devil is a Part-Timer!.Title: The Devil is a Part-Timer! (Hataraku Maou-sama!) Genre: Comedy Publisher: ASCII Media Works (JP), Yen On (US) Writer: Sataoshi Wagahara Character...

By Krystallina on Sep 11th, 2017
Akaoni: Contract with a Vampire Volume 1

This lengthy light novel provides just the right amount of buildup.Title: Akaoni: Contract with a Vampire (Akaoni no Keiyakusha) Genre: Supernatural Publisher: Cross Infinite World (US) Writer: Hiroro Artist: mokoppe Translation: Charis Messier Original...

By Krystallina on Aug 18th, 2017
Log Horizon Volume 8

A subplot doesn't make this the strongest volume of the bunch.Title: Log Horizon Genre: Adventure, Fantasy Publisher:  Enterbrain (JP), Yen Press (U.S) Creator: Mamare Touno Illustrator: Kazuhiro Hara Translator: Taylor Engel Original...

By Helen on Aug 11th, 2017
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
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
Goblin Slayer and High-Elf Archer on Volume 2's cover of Goblin Slayer

While the teasing of a grander plot is slightly annoying, the tales of Goblin Slayer slaying goblins remains fascinating to read.Title: Goblin Slayer Genre: Dark Fantasy Publisher: SB Creative Corp (JP), Yen On (US) Creator: Kumo Kagyu Illustrator:...

By Justin on Jun 13th, 2017
Baccano!

Drugs, danger, Dominos, and daring do, what more could you want?Title: Baccano! Volume 4, 1932 Drugs & The Dominos Genre: Drama, Supernatural Publisher: Kadokawa (JP) / Yen Press (US) Story/Artist: Ryohgo Narita, Katsumi Enami Translator: Taylor...

By Helen on Jun 8th, 2017