Serial Saturday: Arcane Emperor Chapters 19-26 by Aternus

This week for Serial Saturday I’m covering the third set of chapters in Rainer’s adventures. It’s Arcane Emperor Chapters 19-26 by Aternus!

Plot Synopsis: Having been sent to the Fallen City, and World, of Nalmar Rainer, Luna and Kara have encountered numerous Undead. However after severing the control between one Lich and a Death Knight they encountered a new ally, Gunthar a fallen Paladin of Nalmar. He now journeys with them to destroy the Arch-Lich that destroyed his home and stole his father from him…

Plot: This is a pretty awesome set of chapters, and it really highlights how overpowered Rainer’s class is. Not that he doesn’t have to sweat and bleed for his advancements, but the price is incredibly minimal for him compared to others. I enjoy that the author balances his overpoweredness with the fact that he actually has to work his ass off for it, often killing himself thousands of times per minute during his Sleep Learning.

Characters: Gunthar’s addition to the party was very welcome as it brought a needed sense of normalcy, sort of, to the group. Really the entire party are pretty amazing characters with flaws, although some aren’t explored quite yet this early into the story.

Overall: An excellent and action packed set of chapters. If you aren’t reading this series yet, you ought to be.

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TNT: The Bears Bear a Bare Kuma Chapters 75-103 by Kumanano

This week for Translation Necessary Thursday I’m back with the fourth set of chapters in Yuna’s journey to do as she pleases. It’s The Bears Bear a Bare Kuma Chapters 75-103 by Kumanano.

Plot Synopsis: Having traveled to the royal capital and back Yuna is now ready to buy a shop in Crimonia. Will she be able to bear the weight of responsiblity?

Plot: I’m sorry for that pun, I just had to do it. It was unbearable to ignore such a perfect opportunity. Oh I did it again? Absolute coincidence I say! Now to get to this set of chapters, it’s a fun set. It covers Yuna and her quest to do as she pleases in some pretty awesome new ways. There is one particular scene where the bloody bear shines.

Characters: We get quite a few new characters, but honestly my favorite is the guild master in Mireera. Still the star of the show is Yuna.

Overall: A fun arc. Nothing absolutely spectacular or intense plot wise, but that has never been the appeal of this series.

Serial Saturday: Our Chaoz Final Chapters by SlyOkami

This week for Serial Saturday I’m back with the last set of chapters in Kyle’s adventures. It’s Our Chaoz Final Chapters by SlyOkami!

Plot: Kyle and his friends are now set to face the final enemies in their path for their freedom to do what they wish. But not all is well, and time is quickly slipping away for one of his friends, time they might not be able to bring back before it’s gone completely….

Plot: I wasn’t expecting this series to be such a plot twister, but I had a fun time reading it. Hopefully you did as well. I won’t say much more, but if you haven’t checked out this series yet, I do have to recommend you doing so.

Characters: We don’t get new faces, not really, in this final set of chapters. But plenty of old faces will show up, and not all of them are the side you might expect.

Overall: Not a must read, but if you enjoy twisting and turning plots, Our Chaoz; Our Reality is not a bad pick.

Serial Saturday: Our Chaoz Chapters 68-90 by SlyOkami

This week for Serial Saturday I’m back with the penultimate set of chapters in Kyle’s adventures. It’s Our Chaoz Chapters 68-90 by SlyOkami!

Plot Synopsis: Having sided with the Dezol legions Kyle and his friends in the Blood Pack Mercenary guild start to wreak havoc and chaos on their foes for their deceptions and seek to bring about the end of this Grand Quest. However even now there lurks a danger from their pasts and not even they are guaranteed to escape unscathed from the plots they are unraveling…

Plot: This is a really heavy set of chapters, honestly it almost made me want to drop the series with how serious the series gets in this arc. It was almost lighthearted at times in past arcs, but now those times are so few and far between that I really had to push through to finish the series.

Characters: We get a bunch of new faces in this set of chapters, but the star of this set of chapters isn’t Kyle this time around. I won’t spoil who it is though.

Overall: If it weren’t for being the second to last set of chapters, I might have dropped this series due to how dark it gets in this set. If you can handle that though, I suggest pushing through.

TNT: Isekai Yururi Kikou Chapters 1-40 by Minazuki Shizuru

This week for Translation Necessary Thursday I’m back with another series that just makes you feel all fuzzy inside. It’s Isekai Yururi Kikou Chapters 1-40 by Minazuki Shizuru!

Plot Synopsis: “I’m terribly sorry”. A god was suddenly prostrating in front of me, Kayano Takumi. I was apparently killed by mistake. Moreover, I can’t be reborn again. However, I am able to live in a different world? Then, let’s do that, please. The god made a mistake again and transferred me into a dangerous forest. Seriously, what’s going on? Besides, there are children here. I can’t leave them here, I will take care of them…

Plot: This series diverges a bit from the usual Isekai cliches, if you couldn’t tell that from the plot synopsis above.  In addition to being heartwarming it does follow some cliche’s to the letter, but it’s refreshing and more amusing than boring. As for the general plot, it doesn’t seem to have any particular impetus, other than just being a standard slice of life.

Characters: Takumi is our main lead and he’s pretty great, is he super intelligent? Not particularly, but he’s not a dumbass either. That being said if you want to see Takumi hitting on ladies constantly, you’re going to be disappointed. The rest of the cast is just as fun, with Elena and Allen being absolutely hilarious. Syl isn’t bad either, and that’s not just cause he has the same nickname as a certain honor spirit.

Overall: An excellent series if you want a change of pace from the usual Isekai, or anything really. Heartwarming and adorable, this series does what it does while making you grin from ear to ear.

For those who like: Fantasy, Isekai, Magic, Action, Adventure, Heartwarming Plots, Great Cast of Characters.

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

Bookish Wednesday: Accidental Thief by Jamie and C.J. Davis

This week for Bookish Wednesday I’ve got another LitRPG for everyone. It’s Accidental Thief, Book 01 of the Accidental Traveler series, by Jamie and C.J. Davis!

Plot Synopsis: Hal Dix was stuck in an unlucky life. His wife is a successful executive while his IT help desk job leads nowhere. Even his daughter’s daycare teacher thinks he’s a loser. Hal can’t catch a break. Now a strange woman at a flea market sells Hal a bootleg release of a highly anticipated game. It is just what he wished for and he can’t wait to play it during his long weekend home alone. His luck has finally turned around, right? Hal should be careful what he wishes for.

Plot: The plot is pretty stereotypical, but despite that it was a fun ride. There isn’t anything super special, nor is there anything you haven’t seen before, but it is one hell of a trip. I enjoyed it immensely and am looking forward to finishing the series when I get a chance, especially since there is supposedly a sequel series that just started.

Characters: Hal is a rather funny guy, though his luck really is terrible. K on the other hand is an excellent side character and one I enjoyed quite a bit. I’m hoping to see more of K in later books.

Overall: A good, fun read. Nothing new, with plenty of tropes played straight, but amusing and enjoyable enough that it isn’t too much of a detriment.

For those who like: LitRPGs, GameLit, Drama, Action, Adventure, Rogue Archetypes, Fun Plot, Great Cast of Characters.

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

Serial Saturday: Arcane Emperor Chapters 1-9 by Aternus

This week for Serial Saturday I’m back with a series that I was hoping the author would start updating again, and they did so I’ve decided to cover it. It’s Arcane Emperor Chapters 1-9 by Aternus!

Plot Synopsis: Rainer, an amateur arcanist and college student, sought to create a new spell far surpassing the magic of the few he inherited from his grandfather, walking on walls. Yet the interference of an unknown event during the casting of his spell led him to be thrown through space and time…

Plot: The plot of this series is pretty freaking awesome, and while there are some who might say that it’s generic and uninnovative, I would say that it doesn’t matter as it’s done in a way that is highly enjoyable and entertaining. I was really disappointed that the author had a 6 month break, but now that they have started updating again I’m quite happy and hopeful that it will get the finish that it deserves.

Characters: Rainer is a pretty awesome male lead, he’s quite genre savy and while he was trying to walk on a wall, that doesn’t stop him from enjoying the hell out of the mishap. The rest of the cast is rather small, and I won’t spoil it by giving out names, it is quite an enjoyable cast at this time.

Overall: A solid and rather excellent series, that takes the Isekai genre and carves it into what could be a masterpiece.

For those who like: Fantasy, LitRPGs, Isekai, Drama, Action, Adventure, Excellent Plot, Fantastic Cast of Characters.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above, but I highly suggest giving this series a shot.