Reading Log: January 2023

The first log of the year! This year I’ve decided to change things up a bit and split all the one-shots I read into a separate count since I’ve been reading an increasing amount and I don’t think they should hold the same weight as reading a whole volume of manga. So what I will probably do is structure the lists as manga > one-shots > light novels. For the sake of my sanity, I’m keeping the end of serialisations in with manga volumes, since I usually have read at least 4~ chapters a month and I feel like that should hold the same weight as a whole volume overall and I don’t want to add another heading.  One-shots will all be JP unless otherwise stated and I won’t bother bolding them since, well, they’re done y’know.

With that said let’s get into my January log!

Bold = completed series
Italic = dropped


  1. Like the Beast volume 15
  2. Lycoris Recoil Official Comic Anthology: Repeat (JP)
  3. Rebuild World volume 2
  4. Lycoris Recoil Official Comic Anthology: React (JP)
  5. Flower and Dragon volume 2
  6. Run Away With Me, Girl volume 1 – review
  7. Don’t Touch, Little Star
  8. The Dark History of the Reincarnated Villainess volume 6 – review
  9. A Galaxy Next Door volume 2 – review
  10. A Galaxy Next Door volume 3
  11. Moegi Sensation volume 1
  12. Lycoris Recoil Official Comic Anthology: Reload (JP)
  13. Rainbow Days volume 1
  14. For a Boy, Not Enemy (JP, B-Lovey Recottia)
  15. Beast’s Storm: Touch Me Baby!
  16. Weathering with You volume 2
  17. Matcha Made in Heaven volume 3
  18. Tales from Otoko Academy: The Hidden Man
  19. Welcome Back, Alice volume 4
  20. Rent-A-Girlfriend volume 13
  21. Rent-A-Girlfriend volume 14
  22. Wakine and Keidai
  23. Let’s Live Together
  24. Moriarty the Pariot volume 9
  25. Did I Seriously Just Get Reincarnated as My Gag Character?! volume 3
  26. Pokémon Journeys volume 1
  27. Is Love the Answer? 
  28. Iberico Pork and Love and Camelia volume 1
  29. Papa and Daddy’s Home Cooking volume 1
  30. Norigami volume 25
  31. My Happy Marriage volume 2
  32. Emotional Manhunt Omegaverse volume 3
  33. Mr. Bride volume 7
  34. My Best Friend Confessed to Me in a Dating Sim 
  35. Bungo Stray Dogs volume 22
  36. The Strongest Sage with the Weakest Crest volume 10 – review
  37. My Dragon Boss, Mr. Gokudera, Wants to Be Exposed volume 1
  38. The Faraway Paldin volume 9
  39. The Flowers of Evil volume 10
  40. Papa and Daddy’s Home Cooking volume 2
  41. My Isekai Life volume 4
  42. As a Reincarnated Aristocrat, I’ll Use My Appraisal Skill to Rise in the World volume 1
  43. Excuse Me Dentist, It’s Touching me! (Manga Plus)
  44. The Flowers of Evil volume 11
  45. A Break from Japan volume 14
  46. #Don’t Let Anyone Know, But I Want Love
  47. Fushi no Kami: Rebuilding Civilization Starts with a Village volume 3
  48. I’ll Make You My Number One Idol
  49. A Side Character’s Love Story volume 13
  50. The Erotic Author’s Favourite
  51. So I’m a Spider, So What? The Daily Lives of the Kumoko Sisters volume 1
  52. Natsume and Natsume volume 1
  53. Gacha Girls Corps volume 4
  54. I Want to Be a Wall volume 2
  55. Something’s Wrong with Us volume 9
  56. Something’s Wrong with Us volume 10
  57. Heaven’s Trap 
  58. Sasaki and Peeps volume 1
  59. Burn the House Down volume 8
  60. Katakoi Triangle volume 1 (JP)
  61. Flower and Dragon volume 3


  1. Us One Year and Afterward (ENG, in Rainbow Days Volume 1)
  2. Natsu Ga Oshiete Kureta Koto (Bessatsu Friend)
  3. Watashi no Wareshi wa “Waka”tteru (Bessatsu Friend)
  4. Kouhai-kun wa Zen Koutei (Bessatsu Next)
  5. Minimum Panic! (Bessatsu Next)
  6. Tonari no Seki no Ijimeko (Bessatsu Next)
  7. Gekka ni Touou (Bessatsu Next)
  8. Kagakubu no Saejima-san (Weekly Shounen Magazine)
  9. Violenza (Shounen Gangan)
  10. Ore no Shitagi wo Tsuketekuru (Shounen Gangan)
  11. Ookami-kun wo Osowaretai (Gush)
  12. Kokkuri-san wa Kinshi Desu! (GFantasy)
  13. Valentine wo Owarimashita (Dessert Blue)
  14. Sekai wo Kaeru Kimiiro (Dessert Blue)
  15. Itatsu Kara Wazurai (Dessert Blue)
  16. Oshi to Watashi to Kouhai to. (Dessert Blue)
  17. Ace to Manager (GFantasy)
  18. Aru Sakka no Hanashi (Afternoon)
  19. Cream Soda Shinjuu (Afternoon)
  20. Mamoru-kun to Nowareta Koi (GFantasy)
  21. Arcana ni Koi! (iHertz)
  22. Hoshi Yori Ramen (Hana to Yume)
  23. Folium no Shita (Hana to Yume)
  24. Secret Garden (From Katakoi Triangle volume 1)
  25. Kyoikugakari no Iekani Oshi Goto. (Ane Friend)

Light Novels:

  1. Holmes of Kyoto volume 13
  2. The Ideal Sponger Life volume 10
  3. Yashiro-kun’s Guide to Going Solo volume 2
  4. Sasaki and Peeps volume 1 – review
  5. A Sister’s All You Need volume 13 – review
  6. Death’s Daughter and the Ebony Blade volume 3
  7. Reincarnated as an Apple: This Forbidden Fruit is Forever Unblemished volume 2
  8. The Mythical Hero’s Otherworld Chronicles volume 2
  9. Isekai Tensei: Recurited to Another World volume 3
  10. Peddler in Another World: I Can Go Back to My Old World Whenever I Want! volume 2
  11. The Dawn of the Witch volume 1 – review
  12. Haibara’s Teenage New Game + volume 2
  13. Outbreak Company: Gaiden
  14. The Disowned Queen’s Detective Agency volume 1 (maybe will resurface?)
  15. Infinite Dendrogram volume 19
  16. My Daughter Left the Nest and Returned an S-Rank Adventurer volume 7
  17. Dahila in Bloom: Crafting a Fresh Start with Magical Tools! volume 6
  18. Cooking with Wild Game volume 20
  19. Enough with the Slow Life! I was Reincarnated as a High Elf and Now I”m Bored volume 1
  20. I Parry Everything! What Do You Mean I’m the Strongest? I’m Not Even an Adventuerer Yet! volume 1
  21. Apparently, Disillusioned Adventurers Will Save the World volume 1

So I start the year with 61 manga read, 21 light novels and 25 one-shots. Light novels is up from 17 last month, which I am pleased to see. The backlog has increased from 125 to 134, but considering I had 50 arrivals that’s not bad…

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