Teacher and Fran's explosive debut into the world has them ranking for Rookies of the Year, but their reputation is drawing suspicions of corruption within the adventurers' guild. To nip these rumors in the bud—and to dissuade opinion that he's a pedophile—the guildmaster sends Teacher and Fran off to a dungeon to harvest some shiny … Continue reading Flash Review – Reincarnated as a Sword (Vol. 2)
Some people dream of becoming kings and others of saving up enough money that they can swim in it, but Kraft Lawrence has the simple life mission of opening up his own shop, and to achieve that, he's spent the lot of his adult life as a traveling merchant. But great as making money is, … Continue reading Flash Review – Spice & Wolf (Vol. 1)
Things are amiss in the world. People are growing holes in their bodies, the deceased are singing scat, and models are gurning themselves into taxidermy, and the one behind this descent into madness is none other than Junji Ito. The Spooky Monsters: The sole reason Junji Ito's stories are a worthwhile investment. Back when I … Continue reading Flash Review – Junji Ito Story Collections
Erika Sakura has got a problem: she's so stuck on her classmate Kuzumi that she can't stand it. No matter what goes down around him, he's in his own little world, and it drives her up a wall. She tries figuring out what his deal is, but in getting to know him comes to know … Continue reading Flash Review – Kuzumi-kun, Can’t You Read the Room?
The future is bright for Nasa Yuzaki, named for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration because his parents are parents. That bright future, however, is nearly cut short when Truck-kun mows him down. Only nearly, because a mysterious girl saves him from death, so he isn't isekaied into an MMORPG world. Instead, he falls head … Continue reading Flash Review – Fly Me to the Moon (Vol. 1-3)
Kinjiro Sakamachi is a tough cookie and needs to be. His little sister wakes him in the mornings by dropping an elbow on him, and his mother would do the same if she weren't traveling the world wrestling bears. A bad case of upset tummy one day leads to him discovering the secret of Subaru … Continue reading Flash Review – Mayo Chiki!
Summer vacation is tragically over for the students of the Advanced Nurturing High School, and already they're pitted against one another in fierce competition, this time athleticism being put to the test for the school-wide sports festival. However, scheming and plotting is afoot as another of the classes guns for gutting Class D alive, and … Continue reading Flash Review – Classroom of the Elite (Vol. 5)
Life's been hectic for Kazuya since he fished Mizuhara into his life, and just as he's thinking to cut the line on her, he saves her from drowning, which makes it a tad awkward to just throw up a wave and remark, “It's been real.” And what doesn't seem real is that his chum, who's … Continue reading Flash Review – Rent-A-Girlfriend (Vol. 3-4)
Inari Fushimi has a crush on a cute boy but can't summon the courage to make a move on him. Worse yet, another girl in class seems to be putting the moves on him. When a goddess grants her one wish for saving her furry friend, she wishes she was her rival in love, bestowing … Continue reading Flash Review – Inari Konkon
As a person, Nobuku Tanaka is unassuming and unremarkable, and her quiet demeanor has her sinking into the background. In other terms, she's a side character in life. But even side characters need a lil' loving, so, with a little help from her coworkers, she steels herself for that scariest of introvert problems: getting close … Continue reading Flash Review – A Side Character’s Love Story (Vol. 1-7)