I read manga and books. I usually read Fantasy, Sci-fi, and Horror. I also read other books or manga that are not within those genres.
I enjoyed this book a lot more than I thought.
Unlike other light novels, the story is dark. It doesn't shy away from describing gore and blood during battle scenes. Also, there are some references to rape in some of the passages. If reading about those things makes you uncomfortable, I recommend skipping this book series.
I found the cast in this book to be fascinating and memorable despite not having proper names (Goblin Slayer's name is Goblin Slayer). My favorite characters so far were Priestess and Goblin Slayer. I wished there was more worldbuilding in this book. I hope the future volumes have that.
I am disappointed to say that this volume was a bit of a letdown. There were too much technobabble and unnecessary exposition in the passages I read. I had a difficult time to slog through the passages talking about Kabbalah and the different elements for example. It is a shame that I have to rate this book a low rating because I liked the first volume. I forgave the first volume for its wall of text because it was meant to be an introduction for the series. However, in this second volume, the info dumps became old fast. I wish information like that were in a guidebook or some side material so that the story would be read more smoothly without all the technobabble.
However, I liked the illustrations in the book.
I'm a fan of the Kingdom Hearts series, and I chose to read this novel because I'm hyped up about Kingdom Hearts III.
This novel covers the first part of the game until the start of the Heartless battle in Hollow Bastion. The story follows the Final Mix version of the game well. The notable difference is that the book focuses more on other characters beside Sora. Kairi, Riku, and Namine get a lot more scenes in the book compared to the game. Those scenes provide me a clear view of what happens in Kingdom Hearts II.
The book does not contain a lot of visits to the Disney worlds which I did not mind because reading about every world that appears in the game does not sound exciting (if I want to experience every world, I can just play the game). Also, most of the worlds in the game have little to do with the main plot. So, I'm glad the author skipped most of the world visits and instead focused on the ones that are connected to the main story.
I recommend this book to fans who want something to do while they wait for Kingdom Hearts III.
I got my copy of Devilman Classic Edition Volume One last week. It's so big and gorgeous. I also received my copy of Durarara Redollars Arc Volume One this week after waiting for two years for it (original release date was sometime in 2016, but it was pushed back). I'm happy that it's in my hands now.
I'd like to take some photos, but I'm not in the mood because I'm a bit tired now.
Two more weeks for this to come out.
The other day, I watched Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple. It was really awesome and bit of creepy in some scenes.
I wish I could watch it again. I hope it comes out on Blu-ray.
Watched the second episode of Devil's Line. Going to drop it because it feels rushed and lacks some emotion in some areas. The OP and ED are really good though.
Going back to reading the manga of it.
Today I watched the first episodes of Tokyo Ghoul re and Devil's Line. I thought they were great first episodes. I hope the streak continues into future episodes.
Yesterday, I discovered StoryBundle, a pay-what-you-want website similar to Humble Bundle. I decided to try them out because one of the bundles feature A Small Charred Face. Even though I own a physical copy of the book, I decided to pay for it because the copy on the website is DRM free. Plus, some of the other books featured in the bundle looked interesting, and I wanted to read more international books.
I wished I discovered this website sooner because one of the past bundles was the Haikasoru Japan Scifi bundle. Oh well, I hope they put up that bundle again.
Anyway, I hope I can find some time to read these books.
DNF: Page 49
I checked out this book while I was doing my Comixology free trial and the work did not click with me.
The artwork was a bit offputting for me. It wasn't terrible, but I didn't like the art style because of how the facial expression was drawn. Most of the characters share the same goofy looking faces in the panels I read. I don't mind silly facial expressions for a few scenes, but frequently seeing them becomes old.
The main thing that I couldn't stand in this book was the writing. I'm willing to deal with art styles I don't like if the story or writing is intriguing and entertaining (Higurashi and Umineko visual novels for example). Unfortunately, the comic's writing was the weakest point. It tries too hard to be funny and quirky. The worst part would have to be when the writer points out stuff to the reader like this example: "From Wikipedia. You can tell because this looks a lot like a Wikipedia entry." Lines like that example happen a lot in this comic from the panels to the margins at the bottom of the pages. I don't find those funny, and it breaks me away from the plot.
This comic was not for me.
I wonder how the anime will be like compared to the manga.
I'm excited for Tokyo Ghoul: re, Golden Kamuy and Legend of the Galatic Heroes Die Neue These. Full Metal Panic Invisible Victory looks interesting as well.