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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!

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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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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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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Review: The Assassin’s Curse Duology

This is a book series (duology) that is not that famous (I think) but worth reading.

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Review: Atypical (Netflix Original)

This weekend I’ve watched Atypical, a Netflix original drama about a teenager with autism. It’s been on my radar since its launch, but I never managed to have time for it, but now I’m glad I gave it a chance.

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