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Atelier Tanaka
December 14, 2015
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At time of writing I've read up to chapter 7. So far I'm having a great time. It's wonderfully off-beat compared to other fantasy series. Like when the protagonist goes off on his first quest, nothing plays out like it would usually do, and this is true for each step of the story. It gets going quick, and so far it hasn't fallen into any predictable patterns. The second I thought he was going to be a miserable underdog for most of the series, he started showing off OP abilities.... more>> But because he's naturally awkward and off-putting to everyone, this isn't exactly going to help him achieve his hopes and dreams. I'm fine with there not being any clear plot arc going on, as the situational comedy has been spot on. <<less
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Hikaru ga Chikyuu ni Itakoro……
January 8, 2016
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Just finished reading the 10th and final volume. The series has been slightly uneven, but with many strong scenes that kept it going. Now that it's over, I'm left with that melancholy feel you get when you have to say goodbye to the characters. They're all moving on, and so do we the readers.

On the whole, worth reading if you like the premise. It makes some logical leaps in order to hit the emotional points its going for, kind of how like Jun Maeda does it. But it works, and... more>> it never got to the point where it made me mad. I liked the comedy, and the character archetypes it borrows are vivid enough to become their own characters. The series had a pretty clearly stated set of objectives right from the start, and it delivers on that. I wasn't disappointed at all. <<less
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Kenkyo, Kenjitsu o Motto ni Ikite Orimasu
December 25, 2015
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Easily one of the best series of this genre. It's full of charming characters, with humor reminding me a bit of Utena. The translation is also excellent, doing the material justice. Highly recommended.
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