TNT: Only Sense Online Volume 05 by Aloha Zachou

This week for Translation Necessary Thursday I’m covering a series I haven’t covered in over a year! It’s Only Sense Online Volume 05 by Aloha Zachou!

Plot: The plot is much less action oriented in this volume sadly, and while that does fit this series well, it will turn away those who are looking for more action in a series that sometimes lacks it quite a bit. It’s not necessarily a bad thing, but the short action sequences were very lackluster and don’t really involve our heroine Yun. That said it’s definitely a more “fluffy” series like Kuma Kuma Kuma, but some may not enjoy it.

Characters: We don’t get any newcomers in this entry in the series, and it mostly reintroduces us to some people we didn’t see much of in the past volume. It was an okay entry, but short on character development.

Overall: An okay entry, but light on the action.

TNT: Only Sense Online Volume 04 by Aloha Zachou


This week for Translation Necessary Thursday I’m back with the fourth volume in Yun’s online adventures! It’s Only Sense Online Volume 04 by Aloha Zachou!

Plot Synopsis: After having some adventures in the community event and gaining a couple pets Yun took some time for relaxation and started to build up his crafting skills in order to give his shop Atelier more things to sell. He also took some time to enjoy time with his crafting friends Cloude, Lyly and Magi and helped them buy a guild hall for their crafting guild.

Plot: This entry is back to lots of action which is a welcome change from the relative calm of the third volume. That being said this volume reinforces the fact that OSO is a series less focused on action and more on character interactions, even more so than series like Sword Art Online. So for those action fans who wanted more of that, OSO will be a disappointment.

Characters: We get introduced to a new face this entry, but Emilio isn’t the most interesting character I’ve met. That being said looking back on this series as a whole it pales in comparison to some of the new things I’ve read since I last covered this series. Yun is still a very “my pace” sort of person, who does things in a very laid back sort of matter.

Overall: While staying true to it’s themes, OSO’s 4th Volume isn’t the best thing I’ve read. There are worse things though, so if you love the series Volume 04 will be awesome.

Light Novel Thursday: Only Sense Online Volume 03 by Aloha Zachou


This week for Light Novel Thursday I’m continuing in my review of Online Sense Online! It’s Only Sense Online Volume 03 by Aloha Zachou! Spoilers for volume 01 and volume 02 after the jump!

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Light Novel Thursday: Only Sense Online by Aloha Zachou


This week for Light Novel Thursday, I’m talking about a series I just started reading and enjoyed immensely. It’s Only Sense Online by Aloha Zachou.

Plot Synopsis: Yun is a novice MMO player who equipped only unpopular skills labelled as garbage. However, soon after everyone started to notice the “Strongest” play style which made full use of Support Magic and Items?!

Plot: The plot is a bit like Legendary Moonlight Sculptor meets Half Prince which is awesome, because I love both of those series. However instead of a girl for a main character becoming a male in the game, it’s the other way around, with a guy becoming a girl. The reason for it is actually fairly hilarious. That said it’s a lot less comedic than Half Prince was, and more like LMS.

Characters: Shun, who is Yun in OSO because he mistyped his name (Japanese has a funny system where they combine certain kana to make a different sound, so Shun is technically spelled Shi-Yu-n and he forgot to add the Shi part). The rest of the cast is pretty cool and I really enjoy how Yun is focused on making the best out of his crappy playstyle and turns it into an amazing style. In fact I’d probably play like Yun does.

Art: The art is great, and while it’s not as vibrant as No Game No Life, it is more distinct than the earlier volumes of Sword Art Online.

Overall: If you want to read a good series concerning a gamer for the main character you should read this series.

For those who like: Fantasy, MMOs, Gaming in general, Gender benders, Great Plot, Amazing Characters, Excellent artwork.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above, although I can’t believe you’d hate all that and still be reading my posts!