TNT: Saint’s Power Volume 01 by Tachibana Yuka

Hey all this week I’m back with another Isekai series for Translation Necessary Thursday. It’s Saint’s Power Volume 01 by Tachibana Yuka!

Plot: The plot is pretty slow paced for an Isekai though considering it’s mainly a Shoujo series that isn’t too surprising as it’s not aimed at males that tend to prefer action and adventure. I enjoyed this first volume quite a bit.

Characters: Sei is our main character and is pretty interesting, she doesn’t go out adventuring or anything like that she just goes and works in the Medicinal Plants division, which is kind of hilarious compared to most Isekai. The rest of the cast is interesting as well, though Sei being a bit of an airhead she doesn’t really understand what she’s doing most of the time and it’s kind of hilarious to see the rest of the cast react to her.

Overall: A fun slow paced Isekai series with a female lead.

For those who like: Isekai, Powerful Female Leads, Slow Paced Plots, Interesting Cast of characters.

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

Sensate Saturday: Fremd Torturchen by Ayasato Keishi

This week I’m back with another Quick Review for Sensate Saturday. It’s Fremd Torturchen by Ayasato Keishi!

Plot Synopsis: After dying a tragic and horrible death, Sena Kaito was reborn in another world and confronted with a peerless beauty, Elisabeth, who had appeared before his eyes. Introducing herself as “Torturchen,” she commanded Kaito to become her servant….

Plot: This first chapter’s plot was pretty messed up, and while it definitely caught my attention I’ll probably put this on my wait to be read shelf. This isn’t due to anything wrong with the series, it’s just that it looks to be a fairly depressing series on the whole, so I’m going to wait to read it until I’m not so personally stressed out.  I should also mention that this is an adaptation from a Light Novel.

Characters: Kaito is a pretty pathetic protagonist, but that is more due to his circumstances than his own faults. I’m sure he has some, but we really didn’t get to see much of those in this first chapter. Elizabeth on the other hand seems to be a little odd, and while she’s obviously not a nice and cheerful woman it’s clear that she has her own issues from her past. We didn’t really get introduced to anyone else in this chapter.

Art: The art is pretty good, while it’s not super amazing it isn’t terrible either.

Overall: If you can deal with the obvious depressing nature of the series, it might just be a good read.

For those who like: Tragedy, Horror, Drama, Intense Plot, Interesting Cast of Characters, Good Artwork.

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

Sensate Saturday: Hana wa Sakura by Kawai Yuumi


This week for Sensate Saturday I’ve got another Quick Review. It’s Hana wa Sakura by Kawai Yuumi!

Plot Synopsis: At a time when the world was still at peace, to the east of the capital, a beautiful dancer of Noh named Hakubi appeared. He was keeping a terrible secret that he couldn’t tell anybody…

Plot: The plot of this first chapter was pretty interesting, and it was an interesting look into the world of traditional Noh performances. For those who don’t know Noh is a type of play that was only performed by men, no women performers were allowed even for female roles. I’ll probably keep reading this series eventually. That being said it didn’t hold my attention enough to make me want to read more immediately.

Characters: Hakubi is a really interesting protagonist, as for the why I’ll leave it to you to find out. Souma on the other hand seems to be the arrogant pretty boy stereotype that is so common in Shoujo manga. Hopefully he’ll get more developed over time. As for the rest of the cast we didn’t get introduced to many others, but there were a few. Okubei for one was pretty interesting.

Art: The art of this series was great, which is the main reason I’ll probably continue reading this in the future.

Overall: This seems to be fairly interesting, so I’ll give it a go ahead for those who enjoy Shoujo manga.

For those who like: Drama, Romance, Supernatural, Noh, Interesting Plot, Excellent Artwork.

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

Light Novel Thursday: Mushoku Tensei by Rifujin na Magonote


This week on Light Novel Thursday I’m covering a series that I really love, it’s Mushoku Tensei -Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu by Rifujin na Magonote.

Plot Synopsis: A 34-year-old Hikikomori NEET otaku was chased out from his house by his family. This virgin, plump, unattractive, and penniless guy found that his life was heading towards a dead end. He recalled that his life could actually become much better if he can get over the dark history of his life.

Just when he was at the point of total despair, he saw a truck moving at a high speed with 3 high school students in its path. Mustering all of his strength he saves them, but ends up getting run over by the truck, which kills him.

The next time he opens his eyes, he had been reincarnated to a world of swords and magic, as Rudeus Greyrat with his previous life’s memories intact. Born to a new world and a new life, Rudeus declared to himself, “This time, I’ll really live my life to the fullest with no regrets!” Thus begins the journey of a newly made man.

Plot: Like I said I really like this series, and that’s because while Rudy is a failure in his previous life he realizes that he was a failure for his arrogance in that life. So he always tries to be humble in this new life. It makes him a really likable character. It also helps that his new father is a natural playboy and Rudy inherits that gene from him. The first volume covers his first seven years of life, while later volumes cover relatively less time as the story goes along, by the time you reach the third volume Rudy is only ten years old.  The series is also slightly Harem like, but not nearly along the lines of other Harem series.

Characters: Rudy is a blast to read, and the rest of the characters are awesome as well. My favorite other than Rudy is probably Zanoba, a prince from a minor kingdom who is obsessed with “Dolls”. Rudy is also quite a bit of a pervert, but he isn’t nearly as open about it as Ise from High School DxD is. However you never feel too creeped out by Rudy.

Art: The artwork is pretty great, nothing spectacular though like No Game No Life’s artwork though.

Overall: If you enjoy a story about redemption and love adventure stories, you have to check this one out.

For those who like: Fantasy, Redemption stories, Perveted Main Characters, Amazing Characters, Great World Building comparable to Brandon Sanderson’s work.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above, but if you hate all of that you are no fun whatsoever.