Koyomimonogatari Part 2 was originally paired with Part 1 as a single book in Japan. Though they were originally published as one, this second English volume represents a departure from the first half in both tone and theme.… Read More Review: Koyomimonogatari Part 2
It’s October now, and you know what that means — it’s time for a roundup of recent light novel news? Why not. The first bit of news I need to go over is a new light novel license. Seven Seas will be bringing over Skeleton Knight in Another World (AKA Gaikotsu Kishi-sama, Tadaima Isekai e… Read More Light Novel Notes: October 2018
Various light novel licenses have been announced recently, namely in the form of extending the scope of specific series that are already getting English releases. Firstly, Yen Press has announced a license for the Re:Zero Ex spinoff novels. The first volume, which focuses on side characters Crusch and Ferris, will release in English on November… Read More More LN Licenses: Re:Zero, Monogatari, Your Lie in April, Zaregoto
(This is the second of two articles focusing on Bakemonogatari volume 1, which was the Open Forum title for the past month. In this post, Justus and I will compare this book with the prequel novel Kizumonogatari.) Cho: Nisio Isin is one of the better-known light novel authors out there, and for the most part… Read More Which Came First, the Bake or the Kizu?
Cho: The open forum for Bakemonogatari volume 1 has been “live” for a month, and as promised, here is an editorial to reflect on the volume as a whole. There will actually be two articles for this one, as it turned out we had a lot to say! This first post will be Justus R.… Read More Love and Loss in Bakemonogatari
For general information on this series: Monogatari entry This review is for the first volume of Bakemonogatari: Monster Tale by Nisio Isin (with artwork by VOFAN). The English edition was released by Vertical in December 2016. The second and third volume will be released in the following months (February 28, 2017 & April 25, 2017).… Read More Review: Bakemonogatari – Monster Tale (Pt.1)