Light Novel Gets Meta – これは学園ラブコメです。(Kore wa Gakuen Rabukome Desu)

Light Novel Gets Meta – これは学園ラブコメです。(Kore wa Gakuen Rabukome Desu)

これは学園ラブコメです。 (Kore wa Gakuen Rabukome Desu) by 草野 原々 (Gengen Kusano)   Author: 草野 原々 (Gengen Kusano) Genre: light novel, romance, fantasy, sci-fi, comedy, meta-fiction Great for: Intermediate (JLPT N3~JLPT N2) Length: 270 pages Amazon Japan (Kindle): これは学園ラブコメです。 Bookwalker Japan:

The Thrills and Horrors of Overwork in Japan – わたし、定時で帰ります (Watashi Teiji de Kaerimasu)

The Thrills and Horrors of Overwork in Japan – わたし、定時で帰ります (Watashi Teiji de Kaerimasu)

わたし、定時で帰ります (Watashi Teiji de Kaerimasu) by 朱野 帰子 (Kaeruko Akeno)   Author: 朱野 帰子 (Kaeruko Akeno) Genre: slice of life, office life, Japanese society, female protagonist Great for: Intermediate (JLPT N2~JLPT N1) Length: 360 pages Amazon Japan (Kindle): わたし、定時で帰ります Bookwalker

Sci-fi, Horror, Adventure – 裏世界ピクニック (Otherside Picnic)

Sci-fi, Horror, Adventure – 裏世界ピクニック (Otherside Picnic)

裏世界ピクニック (Otherside Picnic) by 宮澤 伊織 (Iori Miyazawa)   Author: 宮澤 伊織 (Iori Miyazawa) Genre: light novel, sci-fi, fantasy, adventure, horror, yuri Great for: Advanced (JLPT N1+) Length: 320 pages Amazon Japan (Kindle): 裏世界ピクニック Bookwalker Japan: 裏世界ピクニック   Japanese Summary

I Can’t Go to Heaven – 僕は天国に行けない (Boku wa Tengoku ni Ikenai)

I Can’t Go to Heaven – 僕は天国に行けない (Boku wa Tengoku ni Ikenai)

僕は天国に行けない (Boku wa Tengoku ni Ikenai) by ヰ坂 暁 (Akira Isaka)   Author: ヰ坂 暁 (Akira Isaka) Genre: novel, character novel, mystery, questioning life Great for: Advanced (JLPT N2~N1+) Length: 343 pages Amazon Japan (Kindle): 僕は天国に行けない Bookwalker Japan: 僕は天国に行けない  

Isekai Stuck in a Video Game Light Novel – ログ・ホライズン (Log Horizon)

Isekai Stuck in a Video Game Light Novel – ログ・ホライズン (Log Horizon)

ログ・ホライズン (Log Horizon) by 橙乃 ままれ (Mamare Touno)   Author: 橙乃 ままれ (Mamare Touno) Genre: light novel, isekai, video game, fantasy Great for: Advanced (JLPT N2~N1+) Length: 343 pages Amazon Japan (Kindle): ログ・ホライズン Bookwalker Japan: ログ・ホライズン   あらすじ ・ Japanese

An Advanced Taisho Era Challenge「千手學園少年探偵團」(Senju Gakuen Shonen Tanteidan)

An Advanced Taisho Era Challenge「千手學園少年探偵團」(Senju Gakuen Shonen Tanteidan)

千手學園少年探偵團 (Senju Gakuen Shonen Tanteidan) by 金子 ユミ (Yumi Kaneko)   Author: 金子 ユミ (Yumi Kaneko) Genre: novel, Taisho Period, mystery, high school Great for: Advanced (JLPT N1+) Length: 306 pages Amazon Japan (Kindle): 千手學園少年探偵團 Bookwalker Japan: 千手學園少年探偵團 あらすじ ・

Slice of Rowing Life 君と漕ぐ(Kimi to Kogu) for Japanese Learners

Slice of Rowing Life 君と漕ぐ(Kimi to Kogu) for Japanese Learners

君と漕ぐ:ながとろ高校カヌー部 by 武田 綾乃 (Ayano Takeda)   Author: 武田 綾乃 (Ayano Takeda) Genre: novel, slice of life, high school, club, rowing Great for: Advanced (JLPT N1) Length: 332 pages Amazon Japan (Kindle): 君と漕ぐ:ながとろ高校カヌー部 Bookwalker Japan: 君と漕ぐ:ながとろ高校カヌー部   あらすじ ・ Japanese

Life, Death, and Cats 世界から猫が消えたなら (If Cats Disappeared from the World) for Japanese Learners

Life, Death, and Cats 世界から猫が消えたなら (If Cats Disappeared from the World) for Japanese Learners

世界から猫が消えたなら (せかい から ねこ が きえたなら) by 川村 元気 (Genki Kawamura)   Author: 川村 元気 (Genki Kawamura) Genre: novel, Great for: Beginner – Intermediate (JLPT N3+) Length: 229 pages Amazon Japan (Kindle): 世界から猫が消えたなら Bookwalker Japan: 世界から猫が消えたなら (Read the first 14

Ink Wash Painting and Grief 「線は、僕を描く」(Sen wa Boku wo Egaku)

Ink Wash Painting and Grief 「線は、僕を描く」(Sen wa Boku wo Egaku)

線は、僕を描く (せんはぼくをえがく) by 砥上 裕將 (Togami Hiromasa)   Author: 砥上 裕將 (Togami Hiromasa) Genre: novel, college, melancholy Great for: Advanced (JLPT N1+) Length: 317 pages Amazon Japan: 線は、僕を描く Bookwalker Japan: 線は、僕を描く (can test read on BookWalker with 試し読み!) (The manga

Review of Nihongo Tango Speed Master

Review of Nihongo Tango Speed Master

日本語単語スピードマスター (Nihongo Tango Speed Master) is a relatively unknown series of books which focus just on Japanese vocabulary. And I’m surprised it’s unknown because all the books contain a lot of vocabulary, and lots of vocabulary that doesn’t appear in