Sword Art Online: Progressive Volume 1 – Light Novel Review

It’s not hard to stumble across Sword Art Online when talking about recent anime hits. Based on a series of successful light novels, the anime told the story of thousands of people trapped within a video game. What the anime didn’t do however is tell this tale from the first floor of Aincrad up, although the original light novels didn’t either so it can hardly be faulted. That said, one of the more interesting aspects of Sword Art Online has always been the world of Aincrad and thus the Progressive series of novels are here to answer a lot of our questions and tell a brand new tale.

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Your Lie in April – Anime Review

Your Lie in April

Your Lie in April tells the story of Kosei Arima. A child prodigy in piano who steps away from the limelight after the death of his mother effects him so badly he can no longer hear the notes he plays. Fastforward a few years and Kosei is introduced to Kaori Miyazono, a free-spirited violinist who slowly encourages Kosei to take up piano once more. It’s a simple story on the surface but with a brilliant amount of depth under it all.

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Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Volume 1 – Light Novel Review

Is it wrong to pick up girls in a dungeon, volume 1

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? is an interestingly named light novel that Yen Press have just started releasing under their Yen ON imprint. It would be fair to say that going into the series I really wasn’t expecting a great deal, more than anything I wanted to give the series a chance before the anime is aired later this year. However what I found from reading the novel left me pleasantly surprised and now somehow I’m eagerly awaiting more of this story.

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Akame ga Kill – Anime Review

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The beginning of dark shonen series, Akame ga Kill feels like a long time ago now. I’ve been watching the series every week since July. It feels like I’ve been watching this show for a lot longer than that, but by no means in a bad way. With the series having finished its run last week I can put my thoughts together for a review now!

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30 Day Manga Challenge: Day 13 – Manga Character You Are Most Similar To

Today the 30 Day Manga challenge has finally, finally given me a simple question to answer! Today I have to decide on the manga character I’m most like which is really easy to answer!

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30 Day Manga Challenge: Day 12 – Favourite Manga Scene

Today is most certainly a tough question. I need to somehow figure out my favourite manga scene, which definitely isn’t easy. Nevertheless onwards we shall go as I attempt to figure it out!

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30 Day Manga Challenge: Day 11 – Favourite Mech Manga

Yeah so, I missed posting an entry yesterday but in my defence I was at a StreetPass meet all day and didn’t get home until fairly late. Normal daily service should resume for the foreseeable future now! For today’s challenge I have to pick my favourite mech manga. Problem is I don’t actually have one…

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30 Day Manga Challenge: Day 10 – Favourite Fighter Manga

Another question today as I have to pick my favourite fighter manga which is something I don’t really read. How do you even define fighter manga? Is it just any old shonen? I’m thinking you’d probably define it as shonen (I hope anyway), so I’ve based my choices on that.

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30 Day Manga Challenge: Day 9 – Best Manga Villain

I find it fairly amusing that on Halloween I’m writing about the best manga villain for my 30 day manga challenge. Because I read a lot of shojo manga and there aren’t really any characters you could define as ‘villains’, my picks for today were pretty hard to come up with. I think I’ve made the right choices in the end though.

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30 Day Manga Challenge: Day 8 – Favourite Manga Couple

Today I have yet another tough question to answer for my manga challenge (and yes I do find myself saying this everyday!). For my eighth challenge I have to pick my favourite manga couple which is definitely a challenging question.

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