TNT: Green Skin Volume 01 by Dirt Spoon

Hey all I’m back with another Korean novel series. It’s Green Skin Volume 01 by Dirt Spoon!

Plot: The plot is pretty typical, and though there are some good points this is one of those novels that you will either love or hate. There’s very little middle ground to be had here.

Characters: Our main character is Blood Dagger, and yes that’s his name. He’s a pretty poor main character, honestly he doesn’t have a great personality and is pretty unlikable. That said the reasons behind are somewhat valid, was murdered and reincarnated into a goblin of all things, but still it’s annoying to hear him constantly mutter to himself or press himself to become stronger after he was such a weak warrior before.

Overall: An okay series, if you liked other monster hero stories, you’ll probably enjoy this one. Otherwise you might be best just steering clear of this one.

For those who like: LitRPGs, Drama, Action, Reincarnation, Monster Protagonists.

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

Anime Sunday: Masamune-kun Episode 01 Impressions

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This week for Anime Sunday I’m doing my first of the Winter 2017 Anime Season Impressions! It’s my Masamune-kun Episode 01 Impressions!

Plot Synopsis: As a child,Makabe Masamune  once suffered greatly at the hands of a wealthy and beautiful girl named Adagaki Aki , who nicknamed him “Pig Foot” due to his chubby appearance. Seeking revenge against his tormentor, Masamune works hard to improve himself and returns as an incredibly handsome, albeit narcissistic, high school student. When he encounters Aki once again, he is prepared to exact vengeance.

Plot: The plot is pretty intriguing, I have to admit that I wasn’t expecting this to be so drama filled when I first started watching it. That being said I should’ve guessed that it would be with the word Revenge in it’s title. I enjoy this premise quite a bit as it’s pretty much every low self-esteem persons goal.

Characters: Aki is a really frosty person, completely blunt and brutally honest. Frankly I enjoy that characteristic as it’s something I try to achieve with my own writing. The blunt and brutally honest part, not the frosty part.  Masamune on the other hand is really narcissistic and that was really fun to watch. The rest of the cast hasn’t made much of an impression on me yet, hopefully we get to learn more as the plot goes on. But frankly I hope this series focuses on Masamune and Aki’s relationship more than anything else.

Art: The art was very good, not ufotable quality, but very good nonetheless.

Music: Fit the show very well, but not very outstanding. Neither amazing, nor terrible.

Overall: This is a show that any low self esteem person might want to watch. Romance lovers will also probably enjoy this series.

For those who like: Romance, Comedy, Drama, Slice of Life, School Life, Great Plot, Fantastic Lead Characters, Great Artwork, Good Music.

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

Manga Monday: Hero Killer by Kase Daiki

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This week for Manga Monday I’m covering another One-shot! It’s Hero Killer by Kase Daiki!

Plot Synopsis: The story of a young man’s revenge on the heroes that failed him.

Plot: The plot is pretty cliche, in fact it hits so many stereotypes that it’s really not worth the 15 minutes the average reader will need to completely finish the 50 pages of the One-shot. It’s not terrible, but it just doesn’t do anything new or interesting.

Characters: Shioso is our male lead, and he’s a pretty angsty. I actually don’t like him as a main character all that much, then there’s Hikaru our female lead. She’s a pretty standard female lead, which is also fairly disappointing. Even Go is pretty boring in terms of character. Now I understand that this is a One-shot, and that character development is non-existent, but it’s so stereotypical that I can’t help but criticize it.

Art: The art is at least great, but given that this was a One-shot published in the semi-quarterly Jump magazine by Shueisha it’s not too surprising.

Overall: Skippable, unless you really are bored and need to waste 15 minutes of your life.

For those who like: Stereotypes, Action, Anti-Heroes, Great Art.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above, or just plain bland plot and characters.

TNT: Coiling Dragon Volume 07 by I Eat Tomatos

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This week for Translation Necessary Thursday I’m covering the seventh entry in a series I’ve grown to love. It’s Coiling Dragon Volume 07 by I Eat Tomatos!

Plot Synopsis: Linley Baruch, Scion of the once world famous clan of Dragonblood Warriors, has taken over as Head of the family after his father’s death at the hands of a highly ranked Nobleman of the Fenlai Kingdom. After observing the seven days of filial mourning Linley embarks on a quest for Revenge. He learns that the nobleman, Duke Patterson, brother to King Clayde isn’t responsible for his Mother’s death and that it really was the Radiant Church, and that Clayde received huge rewards for getting such a pure soul to offer to the Radiant Sovereign. Linley plans and schemes and trains to kill Clayde and Patterson and succeeds with the latter, but is stopped at the last second by the Holy Emperor Heidens, a Saint Level Mage of Fate Magic. He’s imprisoned, but Bebe escapes notice and plots to free him.

Plot: Boy this volume is a doozy, it’s also one of the more emotional of the entries. I cried multiple times reading this volume. An excellent volume.

Characters: We don’t really get to meet more people, but we do get to meet a few new faces. My favorite is Dylin, although I’ll leave why for you to find out. I also enjoy Monroe Dawson, Boss Yale’s Father. But Bebe is still my favorite after Linley.

Overall: An excellent entry in a series that just keeps getting better and better.

TNT: Coiling Dragon Volume 06 by I Eat Tomatos [Major Spoilers Inside]

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This week for Translation Necessary Thursday I’m covering the sixth entry in one of my favorite epic Xianxia series. It’s Coiling Dragon Volume 06 by I Eat Tomatos! Major Spoilers for all previous volumes after the jump, so proceed with caution!

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