Sword Art Online Volume 3: Save your Girl, Delude your Sister/Cousin

Our look at the light novels of Sword Art Online continue! With Aincrad in the rear view mirror, it is now time to talk about the next arc in the series. It is one of the most controversial and debated arcs, one that I’ve said in the past I’ve quite enjoyed. But what about it in light novel form? Does it hold up? Or like Aincrad does it feel like a rough draft of a better story? After the cut let’s take a dive into volume 3 of Sword Art Online and the first half of the Fairy Dance arc!

My thoughts on the Fairy Dance arc from the anime are right here!

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How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord Volume 1: Larping in Another World

Last year I bought a shit ton of light novels, and I’ve slowly been working my way through them. I’ve discussed the first 3 volumes of Goblin Slayer, and I am almost finished the first volume of If It’s for my Daughter, I’d defeat even a Demon Lord. You should expect my thoughts on that in the near future, but today I want to discuss yet another series.

I’ve made it no mystery that I absolutely LOVED the ecchi/isekai How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord. It was my ecchi/harem of the year in 2018, and in terms of story and characters, it has been the best new show I’ve watched in that genre since I got back into anime. So once I saw that most of the light novels were on sale, I couldn’t help but scoop them up and see if they hold up to the anime. Join me after the cut as we dive into the first volume of the series: How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord!

Lightning Bolt! Lightning Bolt!

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