Weekly Anime Roundup – Winter 2015 Week 2

Some anime redeemed themselves, while others have fallen by the wayside. Some stepped up a gear, while others were less than they had previously appeared. In other words, a typical week 2 of a season. Oh, and I’ve fallen back a bit. That’s typical of week 2 as well. Although not by much because there isn’t that much to watch.

Episodes watched this week:
Log Horizon 2nd Season 15
Military 2
6♥Princess (music) 1 END
Yoru no Yatterman 1
Junketsu no Maria 1
Absolute Duo 2
Yuri Kuma Arashi 2
Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE! 2
Kantai Collection: KanColle 2
Akatsuki no Yona 15
Koufuku Graffiti 2
Juuou Mujin no Fafnir 2
Ansatsu Kyoushitsu 2
Death Parade 2
Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata 2
Shirobako 15
Military! 3
Continue reading

Advertisements

English and Japanese Light Novel Releases for Week Commencing 19th January 2015

English Releases:

n/a

Japanese Releases:

Fujimi Fantasia Bunko: (release date 20th January 2015)
真・天地無用!魎皇鬼外伝天地無用! GXP (11)
Slayers 25th Anniversary Anthology (スレイヤーズ 25周年あんそろじー)
Grancrest Senki 4 Shikkoku no Kimijo (グランクレスト戦記 (4) 漆黒の公女)
Burgund Haneiyuutan 7 Tsugareshi Ouke to Maou Saitan (バーガント反英雄譚 (7) 継がれし王家と魔王再誕)
Ore to Kanojo no Moeyo Pen 2 (オレと彼女の萌えよペン (2))
S.I.R.E.N. (4) ‐次世代新生物統合研究特区‐
Houkago Träumerei 3 Yukidoke no Kyousoukyoku (放課後トロイメライ (3) 雪解けの協奏曲)
Ore no Love Comedy Heroine wa, Pants ga Hakenai (オレのラブコメヒロインは、パンツがはけない。)
Dekisokonai no Monster Trainer (できそこないの魔獣錬磨師)
Saiyaku Sensen no Overload (災厄戦線のオーバーロード)
Quintet Phantasm 2 Shippuu no Kerberos (クインテット・ファンタズム (2) 疾風の銀狼)
Isekai Musou no Valor Dragoon 3 (異世界無双の戦術竜騎士 (3))
俺の妹を世界一の魔砲神姫にする方法
Shisen Sekai no Rejector 2 (死線世界の追放者 (2))
100万回死んでも少女は死体回収屋の苦労を知らない (2)

Ichijinsha Bunko: (release date 20th January 2015)
Ore ga Ojou-sama Gakkou ni “Shomin Sample” to shite Rachirareta Ken 9 (俺がお嬢様学校に「庶民サンプル」として拉致られた件9)
Thousand to Aegis 15 (千の魔剣と盾の乙女15)
Densetsu no Kabe wo Koe, Donsuru Kabedon (伝説の壁を越え、鈍する神話譚(壁ドン))
Koisuru to Shinjau Kanojo ni Aisaresugiru to Ore ga Shinu 恋すると死んじゃう彼女に愛されすぎると俺が死ぬ)
Artemisia no Gourmet Vamp (アルテミジアの嗜血礼賛)
紅盾の皇女と剣の道化

Gagaga Bunko: (release date 20th January 2015)
Toaru Hikuushi e no Seiyaku 7 (とある飛空士への誓約 7)
Saredo Tsumibito wa Ryuu to Odoru 15: Ruriiro no Houshasen (されど罪人は竜と踊る 15: 瑠璃色の放射線)
Nidome no Natsu, Nidoto Aenai Kimi (二度めの夏、二度と会えない君)
Hoshuu Class no Debuggers (補習クラスのデバッガーズ)
Shikai Ryuuou to Kyokutou no Avalon (熾界龍皇と極東の七柱特区)

Fujimi Dragon Book: (release date 20th January)
ソード・ワールド2.0リプレイ できそこないの転生伝承 (2)
艦隊これくしょん‐艦これ‐艦これRPGぼっちリプレイ 空はあんなに青いのに

Ichijinsha Bunko Iris: (release date 20th January)
元帥閣下の婚前旅行
あやかし帝の恋絵巻 異世界行ったら二分で寵姫!?
ユニコーンの聖乙女 聖獣と乙女の契約事情
ものぐさな賢者2
花仙恋舞 はた迷惑な詩の契約

Regina Bunko/Regina Books: (release date 20th January)
詐騎士(さぎし) 2
騎士様の使い魔 2
普通のOLがトリップしたらどうなる、こうなる 1

HJ Novels: (release date 22nd January)
Nidome no Jinsei wo Isekai de 2 (二度目の人生を異世界で2)

MF Books: (release date 23rd January)
Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai Deshou! 4 (八男って、それはないでしょう! 4)
甘く優しい世界で生きるには 2
Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari 9 (盾の勇者の成り上がり 9)
異世界弁護士 2

MF Bunko J: (release date 23rd January)
Meiyaku no Leviathan 6 (盟約のリヴァイアサンVI)
緋弾のアリアAA
Onnakishi-san JUSCO Ikou yo 2 (女騎士さん、ジャスコ行こうよ2)
Mahou Sensou 10 (魔法戦争X)
Sate, Game Guard wo Kouryaku Shiyou ka. 5 (さて、異世界を攻略しようか。5)
Maken no Gunshi to Arks Legion (魔剣の軍師と虹の兵団<アルクス・レギオン>)
エイルン・ラストコード ~架空世界より戦場へ~
Dokuritsu Gakuen Kokka no Heroic Slayer (独立学園国家の召喚術科生)
Dual Sword Liberator 2 Seiken Kakusei no Toki (聖剣と邪刀の叛逆者<デュアルソード・リベレーター>02. 聖剣覚醒の時)
Sengoku Yawoyorozu 2 Mukakin Dakedo Cheat-goroshi (戦極ヤヲヨロズ2 無課金だけどチート殺し)
Koroshitagari no Tenshi-chan wa Kuroki-kun no Yume wo Miru. (殺したがりの天使ちゃんは黒木君の夢を見る。)
Kioku Busoushi (棄憶武装士)

Superdash Bunko: (release dates 21st/23rd January)
Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai! 17 (パパのいうことを聞きなさい! 17) (2 versions, one with drama CD)
Hoshi Umare no Spica 3 (流星生まれのスピカ3)

Dash EX Bunko: (release date 23rd January)
Kuzu to Kinka no Qualidea (クズと金貨のクオリディア)
Eiyuu Kyoushitsu (英雄教室)
Sakura x Saku 1 Waga Itoshiki Unmei no Ousatsu Kimijo (サクラ×サク 01 我が愛しき運命の鏖殺公女)
Kabocha Atama no Lanthan (カボチャ頭のランタン)
Fang of Underdog 2 Karasu no Kuchibashi (ファング・オブ・アンダードッグ2 烏の嘴)
Mononoke Gradation (モノノケグラデーション)
Apricot Red (アプリコットレッド)

Mahou no i-rand Bunko: (release date 23rd January)
ワケあり生徒会!NEXT (4)
世界の終わりに、そばにいて。
今は普通の女子高生です

Pinky Bunko: (release date 23rd January)
駅彼 Veryberry ―初めての好きに、気づく季節―
片想いドロップ缶

Overlap Bunko: (release date 24th January)
Seiju no Kuni no Kinju Tsukai 2 (聖樹の国の禁呪使い 2)
Tamafu! Tama Daigaku Fuzoku Chounouryokuka (たまふ! 多磨大学附属超能力科)
Full Blade Ignition 1. Hoshi wo Tsugu Inutachi (フルブレイド・イグニッション 1.星を継ぐ狗たち)
Sentrein Senki 2 Nanasenki to Kinki no Makenshi (セントレイン戦記 2 ~七戦姫と禁忌の魔剣士~)
Courtbonny Kyouju no Eizoku Maseki (コートボニー教授の永続魔石)

Ever Princess: (release date 24th January)
愛と運命の嵐
囲われの歌姫

Adult Light novel labels with releases this week:
Escale Bishoujo Bunko (release date 19th January)
Nijigen Dream Bunko (release date 20th January)
Jewel Books (release date 23rd January)
Puchipara Bunko Creative (release date 23rd January)
Puchipara Bunko (release date 23rd January)
Gabriella Bunko (release date 24th January)

Disclaimers: Volumes not on amazon’s list of upcoming light novel releases are not listed above. Re-releases may be included by accident but will be removed if spotted. Romaji titles may not be entirely accurate. Some titles are in practice released a day or two earlier than the release dates given above.

Collection pics as of 18th January 2015

Just making a post to say that I have updated my collection pictures, which can be found here: http://imgur.com/a/jFPQh#25

16 shelves, 10 of them either double-stacked or partially double-stacked

There’s rather fewer things missing than last time, although there’s still a couple of bits that aren’t there which should be. Plus of course there’s another 9 months of purchases in that time.

If you want a more detailed run-down view this post.

You’ll notice that OreTwi anime volume 1 isn’t there. This is because it hasn’t arrived yet. I’m starting to get a bit worried about that…

Weekly anime roundup – Winter 2015 week 1

It’s the start of a new season, and thus a relatively large post, with my first impressions of most series.

There’s unusually large gaps in terms of enjoyment between the series at the moment, in part because there’s fewer series, but also because there’s only a handful that really caught me so far. Of course, I haven’t watched more than the first episode of anything yet, so there’s still plenty of chance for the others to improve.

Episodes watched this week:
Military! 1
Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata episode 0
Kantai Collection: KanColle 1
Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE! 1
Log Horizon 2nd Series 14
Doamaiger D 1
Absolute Duo 1
Rolling Girls 1
Seiken Tsukai no World Break 1
Koufuku Graffiti 1
Akatsuki no Yona 14
Shinmai Maou no Testament 1
Yuri Kuma Arashi 1
Juuou Mujin no Fafnir 1
Ansatsu Kyoushitsu 1
Death Parade 1
Dog Days” 1
Shirobako 14
Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata 1
Sengoku Musou 1

Continue reading

English and Japanese Light Novel Releases for Week Commencing 12th January 2015

English Releases:

n/a

Japanese Releases:

Honey Bunko: (release date 13th January)
略奪愛 ~囚われ姫の千一夜~
汚され志願

Eternity Books Blanc: (release date 13th January)
苺パニック 1―Ichigo & Sou

GA Bunko: (release date 14th January)
Ore no Kanaojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru 9 (俺の彼女と幼なじみが修羅場すぎる9) (2 versions)
Seiken Tsukai no World Break 10 (聖剣使いの禁呪詠唱《ワールドブレイク》10) (2 versions)
Uchi no Isourou ga Sekai wo Shouaku Shiteiru! 10 (うちの居候が世界を掌握している! 10) (2 versions)
Shounen Kyuumashi to Koisuru Otome 2 (少年給魔師と恋する乙女 2)
Jinx Game (ジンクスゲーム)
Sekai no Teki no Over Spec! 2 (世界の敵の超強撃《オーバースペック》2)
異世界ラ皇の探求者
Sandatsuou no Reconquista 2 (簒奪王のレコンキスタ 2)
Akugyaku Koutei no Black Dress 3 (悪逆皇帝の絶対魔装《ブラックドレス》3)

Otomitsu Milky Bunko: (release date 14th January)
海賊王の花嫁 嵐のように奪われて

B’s Log Bunko: (release date 15th January)
Okobore Hime to Entaku no Kishi Futari no Gunshi (おこぼれ姫と円卓の騎士 二人の軍師)
Yami no Koutaishi Naisho no Muteki Romance (闇の皇太子 内緒の無敵ロマンス)
シンデレラ伯爵家の靴箱館 仮面の乙女は真を歌う
お庭番望月蒼司朗参る! お気に入りとやっかいな人質
双界幻幽伝 祝祭は不倶戴天!
冥恋十王帳 -あの世の沙汰も恋次第-

Earth Star Novel: (release date 15th January)
大魔王が倒せない1 大魔王 対 大魔導師
おっさんがびじょ。1 “わるもの”を始めよう!

Seikaisha FICTIONS: (release date 16th January)
Dainihon Samurai Girl 9 (大日本サムライガール 9 )

Tiara Bunko: (release date 17th January)
皇帝陛下の新妻: 新婚生活は淫らなイタズラでいっぱい!?
私だけのスルタン 若き砂漠の王と純情姫
愛玩後宮 龍帝と青い瞳の妃

Adult Light novel labels with releases this week:
Eternity Books Rouge (release date 13th January)
Fleur Bunko Rouge Line (release date 14th January)
Puchipara Bunko (release date 16th January)
Echikawa Bunko (release date 17th January)

Weekly anime roundup – pre-Winter 2015 catch up week

I’ve spent a lot more time this week sorting out other things, or reading, than I have on anime. In part because the gap between seasons is larger here, and in part because there’s just been so much stuff for me to read.

Episodes watched this week:
Sora no Method 11
Sora no Method 12
Sora no Method 13 END
Akatsuki no Yona 13
Shirobako 13
Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso 11
Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso 12 DROPPED partway through

Continue reading

The new LNDB thread for Bestselling Light Novel volumes of 2015/all time is now up.

I have just finished creating the new thread on the LNDB forums for the bestselling light novel volumes of the year/all time. This can be found here: http://forums.lndb.info/showthread.php?tid=26308

For those who don’t know what this is, it is a thread that lists the accumulated sales figures of all light novel volumes. There are separate lists for each year, as well as one for all time sales. Obviously, data is only included if I have access to it.

As the thread is only just added, there are likely to be things that need polishing. There are also new features that I have made room for which have not yet been added.

Changes on before:

Continue reading