TNT: Death March Volume 06 by Ainana Hiro


This week for Translation Necessary Thursday I’m back with the sixth arc of Satou’s adventures. It’s Death March Volume 06 by Ainana Hiro!

Plot Synopsis: Having added Mia and Nana to their group, Satou and company finally set off for adventures after a brief return to Seryuu City in order to determine what to do with Mia. Having decided to head towards the homeland of the Elves where Mia grew up, Satou sets off again and begins trying to learn how to chant for magic.

Plot: This is a pretty long arc/volume it’s much longer than any previous arc so expect plenty of action, drama, and Satou getting surrounded by girls vying for his attention.

Characters: We really get to meet Mia and Nana for the first time in this arc, and I have to admit that I enjoy Nana quite a bit, she’s very funny in her speech patterns. Arisa and Mia hit it off and proceed to make life for Satou difficult. We get to meet some new characters as well, Karina probably being my favorite of the new ones, although she is a bit ditzy.  The rest of the newcomers are all great though.

Overall: An excellent and very satisfying arc, if you weren’t hooked by this point, this arc has everything in it that makes Death March such a great series.


TNT: Death March Volume 05 by Ainana Hiro


This week for Translation Necessary Thursday I’m back with the fifth entry of Satou’s sightseeing adventures in another world. It’s Death March Volume 05 by Ainana Hiro!

Plot Synopsis: Finally prepared to leave on his sightseeing tour Satou and his group of girls are all packed up and ready to leave Seryuu City behind them, leaving Zena behind since she’s still in service to the lord of the city.

Plot: This volume is full of action especially compared to the last volume where there was almost no action whatsoever. That all being said these set of chapters really get us out into the new world Satou found himself in and we get to learn a bit more of the world and what is really going on here with all these various heroes.

Characters: We get introduced to a couple new faces this entry, with Nana and Mia being the main newcomers to Satou’s party of adventurers. I have to say that I really liked all the interactions Satou had with Pochi and Tama over the course of this volume, although all of his interactions with his group were pretty great.

Overall: This is an excellent volume and continues to strengthen the fact that Death March is a wonderful series.

TNT: Death March Volume 03 by Ainana Hiro


This week for Translation Necessary Thursday I’ve got the third volume of one of my favorite series. It’s Death March Volume 03 by Ainana Hiro!

Plot Synopsis: Having travelled to Seryuu City and encountered and then slain a Demon, Satou had been touring around the town with a local soldier, Zena who he rescued from a tree after the Demon Attack. Seeing a trio of Beastkin girl slaves being abused by a priest who wanted to stir up trouble, they step in to save the trio. However the priest had been influenced by the remaining arm of the Demon that Satou had slain earlier and when it was done with the host it proceeded to generate a labyrinth full of monsters. Satou sent Zena to get help, and he and the Beastkin girls team up to exit the labyrinth. He becomes their new owner and names them Liza, Pochi and Tama. Encountering a couple others he finally escapes the labryinth only to be intercepted by a missile named Zena…

Plot: This volume/arc is focused almost completely on the aftermath of the previous volume. That being said it’s not completely focused on that, we get to meet a few new characters, and we finally get to understand a bit more about the world Satou ended up. This is a pretty solid set of chapters, although it’s lacking in action scenes.

Characters: We get introduced to a couple new people, mostly Arisa and Lulu. Frankly Arisa is a bit of a creeper, but she’s not too bad. Lulu on the other hand is a pretty shy character, hopefully she opens up a bit more in future volumes.

Overall: This is a great volume, if a bit lacking in the action department.

TNT: Death March Volume 02 by Ainana Hiro


Hey all I’m back with the second volume in the Web Novel of one of my favorite series. It’s Death March Volume 02 by Ainana Hiro!

Plot Synopsis: Satou, an adult programmer, suddenly notice that he’s been thrown into a different world while wearing a casual clothes at level 1. He gained high level and treasures after using the 3-times-disposable-magic, Meteor Shower, once. After that he intends to do different world “sightseeing tours”…

Plot: This second volume picks up after the end of the battle with the demon in Seryuu city and introduces us to a few members of the main cast of characters. It’s full of action and Satou learning new skills. This is still the beginning of the series though, so it doesn’t really start to take off until after this volume. That being said I still found these chapters to be very good.

Characters: We get to meet Zena, Liza, Pochi and Tama in these set of chapters and they’re pretty awesome additions to the cast. Satou on the other hand is finally getting used to accepting the fact that he’s in another world rather than having a lucid dream.

Overall: These chapters are still the foundation, but they’re very good. If you aren’t reading this series yet, you really ought to be.

TNT: Death March Volume 01 by Ainana Hiro


This week I’m back with another series I recently read and enjoyed immensely. It’s Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyusoukyoku Volume 01, or Death Marching to the Parallel World Rhapsody in English, by Ainana Hiro!

Plot Synopsis: Suzuki Satou, an adult programmer, suddenly notices that he’s thrown into another world wearing his casual clothes at level 1. He gained an insanely high level and many treasures after using the 3-times-disposable-magic, Meteor Shower, one time. After that he intend to go around on another world “sightseeing tour”!

Plot: The plot is pretty great, and isn’t intensely serious like Arifureta or Tate no Yuusha, but it’s still great. I really enjoy the fact that Satou doesn’t really want to go home, he just wants to go sightseeing, as it’s a relatively novel premise (pun intended).

Characters: Satou is a great lead, and the rest of the cast is also pretty exceptional. Well except for Satou’s naming sense which is absolutely crap. Riza is probably my favorite of the female cast in volume 01.

Art: I read the Web Novel so I only took a peak at the Light Novels artwork, but it seems pretty good.

Overall: This is well worth your time to read, it’s pretty funny and it has enough seriousness to be enjoyable.

For those who like: Action, Fantasy, Parallel Worlds, Magic, Great Cast of Characters, Excellent Plot.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.