Hey all I’m back with the third entry in Ryouma’s adventures for this week’s Translation Necessary Thursday. It’s KamiOto Volume 03 by Roy!
Plot: This continues Ryouma’s efforts at becoming self-sufficient and not relying on the Duke and his family as much. It’s a fun volume for the most part with Ryouma meeting his new employees and then going on a short adventure with his friend Elia.
Characters: We get some pretty interesting newcomers in this volume, though I think Leelin is my favorite. The rest of the cast is just as good as previous volumes.
Overall: A decent volume, but very light on action.
This week for Translation Necessary Thursday I’m back with another Light Novel series. It’s KamiOto Volume 01 by Roy!
Plot: This is a fairly typical Isekai/Tensei story, although it takes it along the slow paced and slice of life variety rather than the action filled one of other series. That isn’t to say that there is no action, there is some, but it’s not the focus of the story. I personally enjoyed this volume quite a bit, even with how light on the action it is.
Characters: Ryouma is our main character and he’s a fairly laid back individual. The fact that his monster companion of choice is Slimes is a bit odd, but it fits him well. The rest of the cast is just as great as well.
Overall: A solid first volume in a series that is fairly good, if very laid back compared to most Isekai stories.
For those who like: Isekai, Tensei, Fantasy, Magic, Slow Paced Plot, Good Cast of Characters.
This week for Anime Sunday I’m back with a Spring 2020 series. It’s my HameFura Episode 01 Impressions!
Plot: The plot of this first episode is typical for this particular sub-genre of the Tensei genre. There are plenty of series where a female lead is reincarnated into the villainess of an Otome Game, but HameFura is an adaptation of one of the more popular takes on that particular plot hook. It does a great job of it, though it does have a little bit too much comedy for this first episode, at least in my opinion. Maybe later episodes will be better.
Characters: Catarina is our main character and she’s pretty neat, although she’s not that talented and is incredibly dense at times in this first episode. The rest of the cast is pretty hilarious though.
Art: The art is pretty great, with Silver Link being the Animation studio for this adaptation. It’s not nearly ufotable quality, but it’s not Studio DEEN levels of terrible either.
Music: The musical score of this first episode is appropriate enough, but not too outstanding at least to me.
Overall: A decent series, though if you dislike main characters who are incredibly dense it may not be your cup of tea.
For those who like: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Fantasy, School Life, Fun Plot, Hilarious Cast of Characters.
This week for Translation Necessary Thursday I’m back with another web novel series I read a few years back. It’s Bu ni Mi Volume 01 by Akashi Kakkaku!
Plot: This is a mix between the typical reincarnation genre from Japan and the more martial arts oriented Wuxia genre from China. It’s actually quite a good plot, guy dies of old age with two regrets, he didn’t master his martial arts and he didn’t get to see his adopted daughter and disciple, an elf girl, grow up to be happy. Then he gets reborn as an elf, and learns he’s now posthumously famous because his “daughter” is a bad ass who took his teachings and became a world wide hero.
Characters: Slava is our main character and is pretty decent, although he is a battle maniac so take that into consideration. The rest of the cast is okay, but it mainly revolves around Slava, Sheryl and Alma in this first volume.
Overall: This is a fun series that mixes two of my favorite genres in fiction and does a pretty decent job of it.
For those who like: Tensei, Wuxia, Martial Arts, Action, Decent Cast of Characters.