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A Sister’s All You Need Volume 7 Review
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A Sister’s All You Need Volume 7 Review

A Sister’s All You Need Volume 7 Review
Things are ever fluid in the world of A Sister's All You Need and after some particularly life-changing events in the last couple of volumes, it's high time for our cast to be given a break. In Volume 7 of this slice-of-life comedy we take a moment to unwind and check in on some of the side characters.
• 30th September 2020
The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy Volume 1 Review
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The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy Volume 1 Review

The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy Volume 1 Review
Dark Lord Leonis sealed himself up for 1,000 years in preparation for a final battle against his enemies. One day he's awoken by Riselia, a girl attending Excalibur Academy where students are trained to fight against monsters called the Voids. Unsure what time period he's in and stuck in the body of a 10-year-old, our hero searches for answers while joining the fight to save humanity.
• 23rd September 2020
86: Eighty-Six Volume 5 Review
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86: Eighty-Six Volume 5 Review

86: Eighty-Six Volume 5 Review
Eighty-Sixth Strike Package head north to the United Kingdom of Roa Gracia, chasing after the developer of the Legion. Here they meet a prince who's feared and the weapons he pits against the Legion. The fifth volume of the 86 series sets our cast on a new path filled with danger once more...
• 20th September 2020
The Eminence in Shadow Volume 1 Review
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The Eminence in Shadow Volume 1 Review

The Eminence in Shadow Volume 1 Review
Protagonist Cid Kagenoh dreams of having his own secret organisation that fights evil from the shadows. Sadly, that's not possible in Japan - but when our hero is reincarnated in a fantasy world, he finds himself in the perfect position to chase his dreams! So begins The Eminence in Shadow...
• 18th September 2020
Kokoro Connect Volume 10 Review
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Kokoro Connect Volume 10 Review

Kokoro Connect Volume 10 Review
With the release of Kokoro Connect Volume 10, we've now reached the end of the light novel series' main story. With everything at stake, the cast prepare to face off against The Third in one final battle - but will they succeed and come through in one piece?
• 13th September 2020
Final Fantasy XV: The Dawn of the Future Review
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Final Fantasy XV: The Dawn of the Future Review

Final Fantasy XV: The Dawn of the Future Review
It’s really wonderful that Square Enix gifted us with this book, instead of letting the legacy of the game die out without being completed, but it’s a shame that the creators felt the need to tell a whole new story that ultimately goes against the main games’ themes and meaningful ending.
• 11th September 2020
Rascal Does Not Dream of Petite Devil Kohai Review
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Rascal Does Not Dream of Petite Devil Kohai Review

Rascal Does Not Dream of Petite Devil Kohai Review
The second book in the Rascal Does Not Dream Of series is here! Sakuta has been asking Mai out every day for a month but the day she finally agrees to be his boyfriend arrives at last. Unfortunately Sakuta is destined to relive this day over and over again as he finds himself trapped in a time loop.
• 31st August 2020
Last Round Arthurs Volume 2 Review
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Last Round Arthurs Volume 2 Review

Last Round Arthurs Volume 2 Review
After a whole year between volumes, Last Round Arthurs returns with the release of Volume 2. With Luna eyeing up an expensive mansion (which she'll spend Rintarou's hard earned cash on!) and a old friend of Rintarou's transferring into school, things are about to change drastically for the duo...
• 25th August 2020
Bleach: Can’t Fear Your Own World Volume 1 Review
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Bleach: Can’t Fear Your Own World Volume 1 Review

Bleach: Can’t Fear Your Own World Volume 1 Review
Bleach has seen something of a renaissance in the last half a year, an anime adaptation of its final arc next year being the biggest news, but lost among it was an official English release of a trilogy of light novels that follow the story on after its admittedly weak conclusion. How does the first part hold up? Well, if you have an encyclopaedic knowledge of the series it’s based on…
• 19th July 2020
I Had That Same Dream Again Review
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I Had That Same Dream Again Review

I Had That Same Dream Again Review
I Had That Same Dream Again is the latest work from author Yoru Sumino. The protagonist is tasked with figuring out what happiness truly means and we as readers must ask ourselves the same question while we follow this delightful tale.
• 16th July 2020
Kokoro Connect Volume 9 Review
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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
Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai (Light Novel) Review
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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
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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
You Call That Service? Volume 2 Review
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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
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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
Owarimonogatari Part 2 Review
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Owarimonogatari Part 2 Review

Owarimonogatari Part 2 Review
Owarimonogatari Part 2 offers an interesting story set in the middle of the series timeline. If you’re not a Kanbaru fan then you may find yourself lacking in enthusiasm for the first half of the book, but the final payoff makes it worth reading to the end. 
• 6th May 2020