Reviews

Kokoro Connect Volume 9 Review
Book Review

Kokoro Connect Volume 9 Review

Kokoro Connect Volume 9 Review
Kokoro Connect Volume 9 begins the series’ final arc in style. With an emotional story that could change the lives of the cast forever, this is shaping up to be a fantastic conclusion to the beloved light novel series. 
• 5th June 2020
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations – Part 3 Review
Anime Review

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations – Part 3 Review

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations – Part 3 Review
Boruto’s third set arrives on UK shores and with it contains the end of the story arc started in the previous set, as well as a nostalgia-filled graduation exam mini-arc. But is it all throwbacks like the cover of this volume will have you believe, or does it have more substance than that?
• 4th June 2020
Welcome to the Ballroom: Part 2 Review
Anime Review

Welcome to the Ballroom: Part 2 Review

Welcome to the Ballroom: Part 2 Review
This second part of Welcome to the Ballroom gives a satisfying conclusion to this arc of Tatara’s story, and despite some faults with its pacing and brand of humour, delivers an exciting showcase of the spectacle of competitive ballroom dancing.
• 3rd June 2020
Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai (Light Novel) Review
Book Review

Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai (Light Novel) Review

Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai (Light Novel) Review
Overall, Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai is a must-read. Fans of author’s Hajime Kamoshida’s other works will enjoy seeing similarities in this new story, but newcomers are also sure to fall in love with the cast and tale on offer. This isn’t the type of light novel we see often and it’s one desperately needed in the current market. 
• 31st May 2020
At Night, I Become a Monster Review
Book Review

At Night, I Become a Monster Review

At Night, I Become a Monster Review
At Night, I Become a Monster is a fascinating read. It’s a mystical story that doesn’t go where you’d imagine from the synopsis, but it’s just as captivating as Yoru Sumino’s I Want to Eat Your Pancreas. A must-read for fans of the author and supernatural dramas! 
• 30th May 2020
Tokyo Ghoul: re Volume 16 Review
Manga Review

Tokyo Ghoul: re Volume 16 Review

Tokyo Ghoul: re Volume 16 Review
Volume 16 sees the conclusion to the overall Tokyo Ghoul story as Kaneki, alongside his friends and allies, work to take down the sinister Furuta and the mysterious Organisation known as V, who have some sinister tricks in store for their enemies and the cooperation of the remaining Clowns who revel in the chaos.
• 29th May 2020
The Misfit of Demon King Academy Volume 1 Review
Manga Review

The Misfit of Demon King Academy Volume 1 Review

The Misfit of Demon King Academy Volume 1 Review
The first volume of The Misfit of Demon King Academy is very much an introduction setting up the characters and the world around them. There’s nothing particularly special or gripping about it so far, but the class divide between the demons gives it something to differentiate it from other similar works and could make an interesting central plot line in the long run.
• 28th May 2020
Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san Volume 4 Review
Manga Review

Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san Volume 4 Review

Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san Volume 4 Review
Volume 4 of Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san feels like more of a fan book than it does a conclusion to the overall series. Some readers will be disappointed by there being fewer chapters for their money, but if you’re heavily invested in the series then there is still a lot of fun to be found here.
• 27th May 2020
You Call That Service? Volume 2 Review
Book Review

You Call That Service? Volume 2 Review

You Call That Service? Volume 2 Review
You Call That Service? Volume 2 isn’t as strong as the first book, but if you’re looking for a new romantic comedy to enjoy then it’s a worthy contender. However, if, like me, you’d been hoping for some more focus on the vampire elements from the first volume you may be disappointed. 
• 26th May 2020
My Hero Academia: School Briefs Volume 4 Review
Book Review

My Hero Academia: School Briefs Volume 4 Review

My Hero Academia: School Briefs Volume 4 Review
My Hero Academia: School Briefs Volume 4 is a worthwhile companion to the latest arc of the anime and for those looking for more stories set during the school festival. Author Anri Yoshi has once again struck the perfect balance of offering charming short stories and interesting character development. 
• 22nd May 2020
The Reprise of the Spear Hero Volumes 1-2 Review
Manga Review

The Reprise of the Spear Hero Volumes 1-2 Review

The Reprise of the Spear Hero Volumes 1-2 Review
The Reprise of the Spear Hero’s manga adaption proves a worthwhile read for fans of the franchise. Being less spoiler-ridden than its light novel counterpart this proves an easier sell to those who might not be up-to-date on The Rise of the Shield Hero and simply want to see more of Motoyasu. 
• 20th May 2020
Wise Man’s Grandchild Review
Anime Review

Wise Man’s Grandchild Review

Wise Man’s Grandchild Review
Wise Man’s Grandchild is a fun isekai adventure. While the series doesn’t offer anything particularly new, it does a good job of bringing the best parts of the genre together. With some impressive animation and an entertaining collection of characters, this is one every fan of the genre should have in their collection!
• 18th May 2020