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The Dragon Prince Review (Netflix Original)

The Dragon Prince was released recently on Netflix. With new Netflix Original shows arriving every week, it’s really hard to keep up with everything. But I think this Avatar: The Last Airbender spiritual successor might be worth your time.

The Dragon Prince: Storm Dragon King
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LN Review: My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong as I Expected

Time for a light novel review here. My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong as I Expected (Oregairu) is a pretty famous property and I remember the anime was popular when it aired. I never watched the anime, although I was always curious about it.

Synopsis: Hachiman Hikigaya is a cynic. “Youth” is a crock, he believes–a sucker’s game, an illusion woven from failure and hypocrisy. But when he turns in an essay for a school assignment espousing this view, he’s sentenced to work in the Service Club, an organization dedicated to helping students with problems in their lives! How will Hachiman the Cynic cope with a job that requires–gasp!–optimism?

As most light novels (that I’m aware), the story is told in the first person. So everything that happens, you get to read what the character is thinking. All the time. But that’s not necessarily bad, as that’s what makes light novels different from other types of books. The downside is that the MC is constantly thinking how other people suck and how the girls are slurs, and that can be a little bit annoying at first. That’s why I stopped reading it halfway through the book and almost dropped it.

But, this is a story about a cynical and isolated teenager who starts to learn how to make friends. He also grows and starts seeing the good side of other people, and also starts understanding them better. That being said, after I started reading it again, and started a new story arc, I started to enjoy this novel again. Along the way the “slut calling” thoughts started to fade.

The characters are interesting and their development over time is good, which is a must for an everyday school romcom. The art is also very nice, and they do a great job of giving us a reference for imagining their situations and story clearly in our heads.

For the comedy, it’s a hit-or-miss, because you have to like cynical and isolated characters. It also references for random Japanese shows, places, and history. But if you like this, you’ll have a great time with this novel.

In the end, I’m glad I gave this novel a second chance. I think that the parts I didn’t like won’t be going to be a problem in the next volumes, so I think I’m going to continue reading this series. It’s only a shame that there’s no Kindle edition available, because it can be way cheaper.

A friendship where you’re always trying to be considerate of the other person, always worrying about what they think, always responding to every single text, always seeking their approval and then finally connecting with them, isn’t friendship at all.

You can buy it on Amazon.

Check other posts about Light Novels here on my blog!

Disenchantment Review (Netflix Original)

Disenchantment is a Netflix Original created by Matt Groening, the man behind The Simpsons and Futurama. While the previous shows are contemporary and futuristic, Disenchantment takes us to a wacky medieval fantasy.

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Final Space Review

Final Space arrived on Netflix a few weeks ago, and a lot of people are crazy about it, myself included.

An astronaut named Gary and his planet-destroying sidekick called Mooncake embark on serialized journeys through space in order to unlock the mystery of where the universe actually ends and if it actually does exist.

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Manga Review: Delicious in Dungeon

This time I’m here to talk about Delicious in Dungeon (Dungeon Meshi). It’s a manga about cooking monsters in a dungeon! It had to be at least original, right?

I got the first four volumes at the Toronto Public Library and devoured them. So far, the story and characters were very entertaining and got me totally hooked, enough to keep me interested and eager for more.

Delicious in Dungeon - Slime Anatomy

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First Impressions: Netflix’s The Hollow

Today, The Hollow premiered on Netflix. This is a supenatural mystery animation, and I was curious about it, but unfortunately it didn’t delivered, at least on episode one.

The premise is interesting enough: three kids don’t remember who they are, and are confronted with many dangerous mysteries. The story and script are nice. It’s on the animation, dubbing and pacing that it doesn’t do a good job.

The animation feels a little bit strange, unnatural, and reminds me of some older point and click games I’ve used to play on my computer. And also does the dubbing. It may be the animation fault, and not the dubbers, but sometimes it feels like it’s just someone patiently practicing the script. And with this, the pacing gets way too slow, of course.

With the first episode feeling like a pilot, I won’t be continuing the series, unless I read some great reviews praising the series from episode 2 onwards.

Review: Lost in Space (Netflix Original)

Recently Netflix released its new original series: Lost in Space. It’s based on a show that aired in the 60s, about a family that… well… is lost in space. I’ve watched the movie with my parents some years ago, as I was curious after they told me about the original show, and I really enjoyed it. And now, we have a brand new series, a reboot, that has updated visuals, characters and spaceships.

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ReLIFE is a wonderful manga and anime

The anime adaptation of ReLIFE aired in 2016 and I absolutely fell in love with it. The humor was on point, the characters lovable and relatable and being 30 right now makes me identify with the main character.

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The Americans: Why I Love It

Now premiering its 6th season, The Americans is always proving itself as a great, insightful and thought-provoking show. After a long time without any major spy shows (that I remember, at least), The Americans is good and strong enough to, hopefully, start a new wave of TV spy dramas.

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Atelier: A Refreshing Netflix Original

This time, I went for a Netflix original j-drama, developed by Fuji Television, called Atelier (a.k.a Underwear). Although I’ve watched Japanese and Chinese movies when I was younger, this was my first Asian TV show.

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