August is that killer time of year where work is insane, it’s too hot to think and nothing gets done. Well, actually this year the weather has been pretty mild but work has still been crazy and very little has been getting done in my spare time. Still, let’s see what I have read!
This month has been crazy at work so I don’t feel like I’ve gotten a whole lot of reading done. Mixed with the fact I have more disposable income, I’ve probably bought way more books than I actually read (hopefully that’s not actually true hahaha….). Let’s see how August has gone!
This month I started project Attack on Backlog, which I’m hoping will see me get through all the light novels I’ve been stockpiling over the last few months. I only started this toward the end of the month so I don’t think we’ll see the benefits just yet.
The Greatest Magicmasters Retirement Plan volume 2
JK Haru is a Sex Worker in Another World: Summer
So this month I’ve managed 38 manga and 10 light novels. A lot of single volume manga this month, which pushed the numbers up. A new BL service called Futekiya opened up, which is where a lot of these came from. Now for the pile of shame!
Pile of shame:
Currently reading: My Hero Academia: School Briefs volume 2
Kaguya-sama: Love is War volume 2 Daytime Shooting Star volume 1
Eighty-Six volume 2
Arifureta volume 1
Sword Art Online: Progressive volume 6
Restaurant in Another World volume 1 Tokyo Ghoul: Re volumes 8-11
The Reprise of the Spear Hero volume 1
Re:Zero volume 8
Log Horizon volume 4
Re:Zero EX volume 2
Strike the Blood volume 4
The Devil is a Part Timer! volume 11
Because there are quite a few manga in the pile I decided to italic them to make reading through it easier. I’ve been buying a lot of stuff lately, so I need to start making my way through the pile again….
The Devil Is a Part-Timer is yet another example of a series where I experienced the anime first and then have read the light novel. This is of course due to the light novel scene outside of Japan not really existing until well after the original anime was a thing, but nevertheless we have it now! The Devil Is a Part-Timer is probably also yet another example of a series I like quite a bit more in its original form rather than as an anime.
When I reviewed the first volume of Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? I found myself very taken with main character Bell and the world in which he lives. Considering how much I enjoyed the first volume in the series I went into the second with hopes of something which could perhaps double my love for the series, I mean surely with world building and such out the way the story would draw me in all the more. Well, the second volume kind of lived up to my hopes but it also has its own problems.
Sword Art Online has without a doubt become a huge series outside of Japan thanks to A-1 Pictures producing an anime last summer. Thanks to the massive interest in the series Yen Press have licensed the original light novels for release outside of Japan. I’ve picked up the first volume to review and see how much the source differs from the anime!