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Interview with JP > EN Translator for Light/Visual Novels

Tristan K. Hill (also known as Ojive) is a Japanese-to-English translator who has worked on light novels, manga, visual novels, and other games. You’ll find his work on When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace (light novel), Tearmoon Empire (manga), Gears Of Dragoon: Fragments Of A New Era (visual novel/DRPG), and more. Having worked for J-Novel Club, […]

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10 Halloween Manga To Send Shivers Up Your Spine This October

Halloween is just a few days away now, and we’re rounding off our Halloween recommendations with a list of great Halloween manga for you to sink your teeth into. We’ve got some slow-burn spine-tinglers, some laidback spooks and goofs, and some slasher silliness. Whatever your preference, our offerings will help you build a formidable Halloween […]

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Book Light Novel Review

My Stepmom’s Daughter Is My Ex – Vol 1 – Light Novel Review

My Stepmom’s Daughter Is My Ex (Mamahaha no Tsurego ga Moto Kano Datta) is a romance-comedy light novel by Kyōsuke Kamishiro. While the light novel is published in English by J-Novel Club, it’s also received an anime adaptation from Project No.9. The Dual Protagonists Interestingly, despite the title, My Stepmom’s Daughter Is My Ex is […]

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Book Manga Review

The 100 Girlfriends Who Really, Really, Really, Really, Really Love You: Vol 1 – Manga Review

The 100 Girlfriends Who Really, Really, Really, Really, Really Love You (Kimi no koto ga Dai Dai Dai Dai Daisuki na 100-nin no Kanojo) follows a student who is suddenly too lucky in love. This over-the-top romcom manga written by Rikito Nakamura fits the ‘harem’ genre better than most, with protagonist Rentaro being unable to […]

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Monogatari Novels – Interview | A New Light Novel and Chinese Novel Publisher

Monogatari Novels is an established Spain-based publisher, planning to move into the light novel and Chinese novel market. They have just announced their first license, which will be released in English and Spanish. Anhk and Vlad from Monogatari Novels kindly agreed to an interview to tell me about their company. Could you tell us a […]

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Book Manga Review

Don’t Mind Me, Sensei! Give Yourself a Hand: Vol 1 – Manga Review

Don’t Mind Me, Sensei! Give Yourself a Hand (Sensei, Ore ni Kamawazu Itte Kudasai!!) is Tentai Books‘ first manga release. Lighthearted and lewd, this 2018 title from author Yui Igarashi is a slow-burn romance with plenty of humor along the way. Mangaka and Masturbater Mamoru Ashida is a proficient mangaka assistant. He’s so good it’s a problem. He […]

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Oshi no Ko: Vol 1 – Manga Review

Hot off the heels of the recently concluded Kaguya-sama: Love is War comes Aka Akasaka’s next big work. Oshi no Ko is a story about those who struggle in the idol and entertainment industry in order to reach stardom. Today, we’ll see how its opening act begins with its first volume. Lies are Truth At […]

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Book Light Novel Review

Saving 80,000 Gold in Another World for My Retirement: Vol 1 – Review | Kodansha Version

Saving 80,000 Gold in Another World for My Retirement is a rather unusual take on the isekai genre. There’s no forgiving protagonist who wants to help everyone here. It instead follows a young lady on her quest to earn enough money to retire and who doesn’t mind bringing death and destruction upon those who want […]

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From Toxic Classmate to Girlfriend Goals: Vol 1 – Light Novel Review

From Toxic Classmate to Girlfriend Goals or the much longer Japanese title ‘Yatara to Sasshi no Ii Ore wa, Dokuzetsu Kuudere Bishoujo no Chiisana Dere mo Minogasazu ni Guigui Iku’ is a sweet romance-comedy by Sametaro Fukada (also known as Otsukai Shimono). While this is his English light novel debut courtesy of Tentai Books, he’s known […]

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Book Light Novel Review

How to Melt the Ice Queen’s Heart: Vol.2 – Light Novel Review

Tentai Books is back after a long hiatus, with their release of How To Melt The Ice Queen’s Heart: Volume 2. If you’ve not read the first volume yet, our review of that would be a good place to start. Sparks of Romance Volume one focused on Asahi and Fuyuka going from strangers to friends and opening […]