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 Bookish Wednesday I’m back with the first book in a sequel trilogy that made me hate the original one. It’s Accidental Duelist, Accidental Traveler Book 04 by Jamie and C.J. Davis!
Plot: This book opens up with a point of view from Kay, one of my favorite characters from the original trilogy. In a move that absolutely disgusted me, it completely trivialized the entire original trilogy by pretty much making her absolutely useless in the years since Hal left Fantasma. And killing everyone she cares about except one grandson who she doesn’t get along with. This was the proverbial straw for me, and pretty much colored my entire impressions of the original trilogy, where there were plenty of faults already. I couldn’t finish this book, and that’s truly saying something for me, because I tend to finish every book I begin reading unless it really offends me like this book did.
Characters: Cari is our main character, and now that she’s all grown up she’s not a great character. She’s spoiled and argumentative and frankly I could see the impending character arc where she grows up on her journey in Fantasma from a mile away. So I didn’t really care for her, and since Hal was generally a poor main character anyways I had little hope she’d be any better. Kay, my favorite character from the original trilogy was reduced to uselessness through both age and political intrigue that shouldn’t have happened after the original trilogy.
Overall: Skip this book, it’s utter garbage for what it does to the characters from the original trilogy.
This week for Anime Sunday I’m covering what I’m looking forward to for the current season of Anime. It’s my Most Anticipated Spring 2020 Anime!
Appare-Ranman: This looks to be a pretty fun Wild West adventure, so I’m interested. Whether it’ll be any good will remain to be seen, but I have some hope that it’ll be great.
Tower of God: This is an adaptation of a very popular Korean Web Comic, which I have never read. I’m looking forward to watching at least the first episode to see if it’s any good.
Otome Game Tensei: This is an adaptation of a Light Novel that I’m fairly certain I’ve read before. Or I could be wrong, as there are several that take the concept and run with it and I haven’t read them all, shocking I know.
Hachinan tte: This is another adaptation of a Light Novel series, I am somewhat ambivalent about, but I’ll give it a shot nonetheless.
Gleipnir: This only caught my attention because of the title, but I’ll admit the synopsis looks interesting so I’ll give this a shot. Anything that has to do with the mythical chain that held the Fenris wolf catches my attention.