Sensate Saturday: Otonari Complex by Nonomura Saku

This week for Sensate Saturday I’ve got another Quick Review. It’s Otonari Complex by Nonomura Saku!

Plot Synopsis: Kuji Akira and Ninomiya Makoto have been neighbours and friends from childhood. Akira is handsome and Makoto is pretty.  Their feelings for each other are growing more complex just as they are finding themselves the focus of romantic interest of their friends and acquaintances…

Plot: The plot is pretty good. I’ve probably read a few series with similar if not exactly the same plot device as it’s core drive, but I can’t remember them right now (still sick and I’m writing this in advance due to holidays), however I enjoyed this quite a bit even if I think I may have read something similar before. Or I might not have, doesn’t matter to me, I enjoyed Otonari Complex quite a bit.

Characters: Akira and Makoto are our two leads and they are pretty awesome, but still wasn’t expecting that to occur. Either way I really enjoyed their characters. So I’ll probably end up reading this series in full one day. Once it’s fully completed probably.

Art: The art is very good, it’s comparable to Shueisha levels of work, if not meeting that standard.

Overall: A great read, definitely worth a shot.

For those who like: Slice of Life, Drama, Romance, School Life, Interesting Plot, Great Lead Characters, Excellent Artwork.

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

Light Novel Thursday: Kore wa Zombie desu ka? by Shinichi Kimura


This week for Light Novel Thursday I’m covering a fairly hilarious series, in case you couldn’t tell just from the picture above. It’s time to be become a Maso-Shoujo with Kore wa Zombie desu ka?, or Is This a Zombie? in English, by Shinichi Kimura!

Plot Synopsis:  Ayumu Aikawa is a zombie resurrected by a necromancer named Eucliwood Hellscythe after being killed by a serial killer. As he tries to make the best of his undead life, he encounters a Masō-Shōjo named Haruna and inadvertently takes her magic powers, being forced to become a Masō-Shōjo (and thereby crossdress) in the process. With Eucliwood, Haruna, and a vampire ninja named Seraphim living with him, Ayumu helps battle demons known as Megalos while trying to figure out the mystery behind his own death.

Plot: This series doesn’t take itself seriously at all, which is good because everyone needs a good laugh every now or than. That being said, it does have a plot and it does fairly well sticking to it, at least from the volumes I’ve read (Volumes 1 and 2). If you don’t mind laughing, you’ll find the plot satisfactory enough.

Characters: Ayumu is a total dork, he’s also a zombie who can utilize the entirety of a human bodies strength because he’ll just keep repairing the damage he inflicts when using that much power. Haruna is everyone’s butt monkey for a while, I actually don’t like her all that much, hopefully in later volumes she goes through some much needed character development. Yuu and Sera are both interesting characters on their own.

Art: It’s nothing like No Game No Life, but it’s alright and it does the plot justice.

Overall: If you love to laugh, or just love a good comedy series, you’ll love this one.

For those who like: Laughing, Interesting Characters, A Cross-Dressing Main Character.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above, or a less than serious plot.