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)
An Akira psychic blast all but wipes an entire country off the face of the world, displacing everyone and everything, including Rudeus, who awakens on the arid Demon Continent with his cousin. He's lucky to be alive, but probably for only the next thirty-seven seconds, because watching him intently is a green-haired man with a … Continue reading Flash Review – Jobless Reincarnation (Vol. 3)
With the class drama over, peace settles back into Tomozaki's homeroom, which allots him the focus he needs to participate on the culture festival organizing committee. What was once an anxiety-inducing endeavor is barely a sweat now that he's garnered so much social EXP. However, he doesn't have the EXP to not sweat when Hinami … Continue reading Flash Review – Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki (Vol. 6)
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)
The mood's pretty rotten in Tomozaki's class. Konno's crush has hooked up with one of the main heroines, and she's taking her anger out on the petite but mighty Hanabi Natsubayashi, or Tama, whose take-no-prisoners attitude isn't winning her supporters, despite Konno's daily bullying. She expresses a desire to change herself for the better, similar … Continue reading Flash Review – Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki (Vol. 5)
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)