The Importance of Trashy Light Novels

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While I understand there are legitimately good light novels, a lot of the trashier ones get adapted for some reason, and eventually, a joke has eventually come about — in that we literally label these light novels as “trashy light novels”. However, today I’m going to argue the fact that these trashy light novels are important, and have a big influence on the light novel culture.
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Harvest Moon – A Story of My First Waifu

Ah, February 14, Valentine’s Day. I think it’s only right that for this joyous (or not) occasion, I shared everyone my nostalgic memory of my very first waifu.
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Girls und Panzer der Film Review

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Girls und Panzer is a series about tankery — military-themed sports that use tanks. The ideal was novel, resulting in a show filled with entertaining over-the-top tank matches. Never falling behind, the film effortlessly recaptures the spirit of the TV series and is every bit just as good.
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Visual Novels and H-Scenes – Are They Necessary?

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Visual novels have H-scenes, for anyone who played these adventure/interactive games for awhile, I think it comes as no surprise. But the be–all and end–all question is always this: are they even necessary?
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Hibike! Euphonium – A Retrospective Look at Asuka

Tanaka Asuka ladies and gent.

Tanaka Asuka ladies and gents.

Note: Spoilers for Hibike! Euphonium season 1 and 2.

Throughout the two seasons of Hibike! Euphonium, Asuka is truly the most compelling character looking back. Not to judge a book by it’s cover, Asuka has many different shades and depths to her character that really makes her an interesting case study.
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