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This Romcom Light Novel Will Definitely Get an Anime Soon

Alya Sometimes Hides Her Feelings in Russian (or Roshidere for short) by Sunsunsun is absolutely going to get an anime in the near future. The story was initially…

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The Do It Yourself!! Anime Will Be My Bible

The Do It Yourself!! anime is an underappreciated gem. The setup, of course, is not for everyone; it’s one of those relaxing slice-of-life anime about girls in a…

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The Day Sword Art Online Became Real

November 6, 2022. This is an auspicious date for Sword Art Online fans—it’s when the “Sword Art Online” game launched in-universe. The staff celebrated with a full-blown event…

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MAJOR LIFE UPDATES (Moving Back to Australia, Publishing a Doujin Novella)

Once again, dear readers, it has been a while. Alas, this blog has well and truly settled into its post-retirement years where half the posts are me apologising…

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Is Eromanga Sensei Worth Watching?

Note: This is an edited repost of an article I originally wrote for Crunchyroll in May 2017. With permission, I put this up on my blog in November the…

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I Can’t Stop Thinking About Chrono Cross

I don’t talk about this enough online, but I’m a huge fan of Chrono Trigger. It’s my number one video game of all time, and it’s had an…

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That Time I Wrote an Isekai Short Story

Hello, folks! I’m back with another blog post. This time, it’s not about a light novel I read – it’s about something I wrote myself! I wrote what…

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Classroom of the Elite Vol. 1-2: Justice Even For the Undeserving

I recently started reading Classroom of the Elite. I watched the anime around two years ago, but although I enjoyed it, the experience didn’t stick with me. I’m…

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Re:Zero Lost in Memories Smartphone Game – The Good and Bad So Far

I’ve been playing the Re:Zero Lost in Memories smartphone game since it launched in Japan last month. I was interested in this since it was first announced because…

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Thank You, Zac Bertschy

It’s been a long time since I last wrote on this blog, but I felt like it was appropriate to dust it off for Zac Bertschy, the executive…

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The Ending of Oregairu (Volume 14 spoilers)

Watching Hachiman, Yukino and Yui suppress their feelings and not being able to talk out their issues frankly was tough. If you read my summaries of volume 12…

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Why I Banned Kink-shaming On This Blog

A couple of months ago, I made a new addition to my blog’s commenting policy: No kink-shaming. This was because of the discussion around a blog post regarding…

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Weathering With You is Worse if You Read it as a Climate Change Analogy

(Spoilers for Weathering With You and Makoto Shinkai’s other works in this post.) Weathering With You is set in a Japan where the rain doesn’t stop, and only a young girl’s prayers…

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How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom, Possibly at the Cost of His Soul

WARNING: This blog post contains spoilers up to How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom volume 3. In the afterword of volume 3, Dojyomaru writes, “I believe both the good…

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“I Tried Thinking About the Common Isekai Slave Circumstances Realistically”

Why is slavery such a common plot device in isekai web novels? It’s something I’ve touched upon in earlier blog posts and Twitter threads, but it’s only become a big…

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I’m Fine With These Pokemon Being Removed From The National Pokedex

Folks, we’ve heard the confirmation that Pokemon Sword and Shield won’t let you import any Pokemon from previous gens that aren’t in the Galar Pokedex. Game Freak has even admitted that there…

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The Amoral Core of Lazy Dungeon Master

I’ve always been fascinated with monsters. They follow a system of morality that isn’t the least bit concerned with human rights. Racism? Bigotry? Inequality? None of that registers…

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Which Sword Art Online Spinoffs are Must-Reads?

Being the huge, sprawling franchise that it is, Sword Art Online has a bunch of spinoffs and side materials. Most of them aren’t worth getting into unless you’re a hardcore…

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Want to Practise Japanese through Light Novels? Read Otaria

“What light novels should I read if I’m learning Japanese?” is one of the questions I most frequently get asked, especially by people who are visiting Japan and…

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Thoughts So Far on Unital Ring, Sword Art Online’s Newest Arc

Now that I’ve finally found the time to catch up with both the Alicization anime and read the latest light novel volume, I’ve been remembering what a fun series Sword…

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Your Name’s Producer is Kind of a Big Deal

Like most anime fans, I only heard of Genki Kawamura after Your Name became a smash hit around the world. As one of the producers of Your Name, Kawamura is sometimes credited…

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