A couple more LN releases before this month comes to a close:
Kagerou Daze vol. 1 was released by Yen Press, and can be bought in paperback and digital form (Kindle, Nook).
Synopsis: Shintaro Kisaragi is about to have a terrible day. After two years of being an unemployed shut-in, Shintaro Kisaragi is forced out of his room and into the wide, uncaring world by a disastrous series of events involving his computer’s keyboard and a bottle of soda. What begins as a simple errand soon spirals out of control as his luck turns from bad to worse. It starts with a hostage situation and only gets weirder from there–and it turns out Shintaro Kirasagi isn’t the only person whose life is going to be changed forever this blistering summer afternoon!
Attack on Titan: Before the Fall is a prequel light novel series for the popular manga, and is being released by Vertical. Volume 1 was released in September last year. This new release subtitled “Kuklo Unbound” is an omnibus containing both volume 2 and 3 of the Before the Fall series. It is available in paperback form.
Synopsis: A prequel to the blockbuster Attack on Titan series, Before the Fall is a three volume young adult fiction fantasy novel series set years before the events that transpire with Eren and Mikasa. Together, the second and third volumes of Before the Fall are yet another prequel story and they are for the most part separate from the story of Angel and Wall Maria. In this collection we are introduced to a new character Kuklo was found as a baby crying in a mass of Titan vomit, amidst the dead titan corpses. He is called “a child of titan” and is essentially hated by the people inside the walls. Kyklo despite his horrible beginnings and a single-functioning eye also seems to grow unnaturally fast. He parts himself from his past and gambles on the fate of humanity by enlisting in the Survey Corps. This group functions primarily outside of the safety of the walls. And here with his strength and determination Kyklo survives and thrives. But to accomplish this he gets his hands on the Vertical Maneuvering Equipment. Although the gear is still imperfect and causes a troublesome incident for Kyklo, he fights the titans. Whether it is because it is his fate to fight them, or it is because of his past, he fights against them.