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Maid Machinegun: Light Novel Review

I’m kind of disappointed that this novel didn’t make some a pun with the word “maid.” How about something like “Maid in Akihabara?” Oh, wait, that’s an actual TV show…

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Celebrate! Seven Seas Announces More Yuri! (Manga and Light Novel)

So this headline from ANN caught my eye. Seven Seas has acquired licenses for two new yuri manga and two yuri novels:

Seven Seas Entertainment has announced that it has licensed two yuri school manga titles: Hayate Cross Blade by Shizuru Hayashiya (Onegai Teacher, Strawberry Shake Sweet) and Akatsuki-iro no Senpuku Majo by Mera Hakamada (The Last Uniform). The company also announced two yuri novel titles: Girls Love and Girls Revolution.

I’m not too interested in the novels, but I really do want to read Hayate Cross Blade. I bought it a while back but I later found out that it doesn’t have furigana, which basically made it unreadable for me. So it’ll be cool for me to finally be able to read it.

Incidentally, right now I’m reading The Last Uniform (Saigo no Seifuku) and it’s pretty enjoyable. I mean, there hasn’t been any ***** or ****, but it’s cute.

Basically, Seven Seas is blazing a trail in releasing yuri stuff right now. I read a news article a while back about them licensing yaoi too, which I don’t approve of. But as long as they keep supplying the yuri, I’m in 100% support mode!

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Shakugan no Shana: The Girl With Fire In Her Eyes Vol. 1 – Light Novel Review


My Shakugan no Shanathon trilogy ends with my review of the Light Novel. Actually, I think it should’ve started with the novel, since it was the source material for the manga and the anime… Oh well.

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Seven Seas Licenses: Kage Kara Mamoru, Zero no Tsukaima, Strawberry Panic, Et Alia


Seven Seas, the Kodomo no Jikan cancelling publisher, has just announced a crapload of stuff at Anime Expo, according to AnimeOnDVD. Here’s the whole list:

  • Dance in the Vampire
  • I, Otaku – Struggle in Akihabara
  • In God’s arms (yaoi) aka Kamisama no ude no naka (yaoi)
  • Strawberry Panic manga, light novel
  • Vamp!
  • Kage Kara Mamoru (light novel)
  • Zero no Tsukaima
  • Hatsuoki Shimai (yuri)
  • Voiceful (yuri)
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Boogiepop Returns: VS Imaginator Part 2 – Light Novel Review


The neverending struggle between Boogiepop and the Imaginator finally comes to a conclusion in part 2 of Boogiepop Returns. I guess that means it wasn’t really neverending…

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Boogiepop Returns: VS Imaginator Part 1 – Light Novel Review


Boogiepop Returns: VS Imaginator continues the “Faulkner lite” reading that the first Boogiepop Phantom novel started. We get new characters, new villains, and even a new Boogiepop!

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Boogiepop and Others (Vol. 1) – Light Novel Review


The Boogiepop franchise seems to be one of the more popular in anime and manga. Strangely, I’ve never really gotten into it. When I did decide to get into the series, I chose the original source of the story, the light novel!

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Dark Horse Licenses Oh! My Goddess Novel


I just saw this via Anime News Network.

Apparently Dark Horse has licensed the Light Novel of Oh! My Goddess titled “First End.” But the Oh! My Goddess manga (and subsequent anime) was never based on a light novel. This novel came afterwards, and was written by the seiyuu for Urd, Touma Yumi.

So I guess the requirements for being a novelist in Japan are mad voice acting skills… Seems pretty weird if you ask me. Shouldn’t Oh! My Goddess be a popular enough series that an actual writer writes the novel? I guess I shouldn’t knock it until I read it myself, though.

All in all, it reconfirms my thoughts about light novels in general. 2007 is their breakout year!

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Tokyopop Gets Welcome To The NHK Light Novel!


So DiGiKerot over at Beta Waffle beat me to the Full Metal Panic Light Novel announcement. What he didn’t mention is that Tokyopop is also going to release the Welcome to the NHK light novel! I really like Welcome to the NHK (both the anime and the manga), and like I said before, light novels are gonna be the next big thing. So I’m really looking forward to this.

Also, why the heck isn’t the Haruhi Suzumiya no Yuutsu light novel series licensed yet!? It’d be like a license to print money!

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Scrapped Princess Book 2: Song of the Forgiven – Light Novel Review


I seriously believe that 2007 will be the year of the light novels. You know, those books with occasional illustrations that a lot of manga and anime are based on? I took a look at the Scrapped Princess light novel, Song of the Forgiven. I didn’t actually realize it was the second book in the series until starting this review!