Novel Review: Zero no Tsukaima

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Zero no Tsukaima (ゼロの使い魔, The Familiar of Zero)


Series review by 恋愛_ing

Genre: Romcom, harem, slapstick (bring in the whip), historical fiction, fantasy


If I have to mention beforehand, it is that, thanks to this series (or rather, the author’s death), I do feel twice shy about MF Bunko J. So near to the end, but never made it.

This series was one of the pioneers that kickstarted the first wave of massive interest in LN to anime adaptations (along with Haruhi, Shana, and to a lesser extent, Index, which only took off much later in my opinion). The main charm of this series, of course, is that Japan LOVES their loli flat-chested tsunderes.

However, the reason I chose a dead author’s work as review this time is because while it may or

may not continue, I do wish to make a recommendation of this series. (I can see the ending). It’s like doing a little bit of a walk down memory lane, and with all the stories about reincarnating into an alternative world, I do want to add another into that category

Well, this being me, I’ll try my best to abstain from the snark when making the recommendation.



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Novel Review: Kyuuketsuki ni Natta Kimi wa Eien no Ai wo Hajimeru


Kyuuketsuki ni Natta Kimi wa Eien no Ai wo Hajimeru (吸血鬼になったキミは永遠の愛をはじめる, You Who Became a Vampire Begin an Eternal Love)


Series review by 恋愛_ing


Before I start with this, allow me to state that I’ll add some references here and there to spice up the book review, because honestly, I won’t be able to get a lot of my thoughts out of the way.

You know, when this series was first hinted at in the Hikaru afterword, I was getting a little worried. I really do not like stories about vampires…after one classmate showed me a book and got me to read through it 9 years ago. It was Twilight. (Cut it with the sympathies).

I have browsed through some of the author works (at a second-hand bookshop in Japan), and before Book Girl, she typically indulged in romcom stuff. Still, given that I (and most probably many) consider Book Girl to be her Magnum Opus, I do suppose that she does write better when given a fixed theme (an opinion reinforced by the contrast between her next two series, Hikaru and Dress), and a theme of vampires would allow more focus.

Now, onto the three main categories: Synopsis, Characters and Personal Opinions


From the beginning, you know the end.

Or at least, that is how the Foreword reveals.

As I would note, a story starting with the protagonist dying and forced to make a contract certainly is a typical cliche, but there are millions of permutations as to how the story would continue, and I do know of at least one story that starts with such a cliche that ended up being a whirlwind of emotions. Meanwhile, some fans will be hoping they wouldn’t have to make a magical contract and end up as witches, but this is a story involving vampires, so we’ll take the Arararararagi-san route. (and you know how that’ll end up)

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Happy 9th Anniversary Baka-Tsuki!

Nine years!!! Can you believe it?! Almost a decade! (Before you ask, It’s already the 15th on this eastern half of the globe. )

So after such a long time, I am once again back on the blog!  And what would you know? It’s another anniversary!  I would like to say that i left the blog for better people and that I took my sweet time to type out a post or two…

The real reason was that i forgot my password and i couldn’t retrieve it  ….(  ._.)…. haha.
But you know? It was in the process of writing this post that the reflection of the long years that i have toiled here, that have given me an opportunity to ponder the meaning of Baka-Tsuki and to reflect on the past, present and ultimately, the future. So forgive me for the rambling of an old man, but perhaps you can indulge me for a moment? haha.


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NOTICE: Policy Update (External Translation Groups)

As of 5:00 GMT, April 4th 2015, Baka-Tsuki Administration has amended a rule pertaining to External Translation Groups linked to or hosted on Baka-Tsuki.

The amended portion of the rule reads as follows:

External Fan Translation groups engaging in commercial activity cannot be affiliated with Baka-Tsuki (hosted/linked).

External Fan Translation groups with licensed projects on their website cannot be affiliated with Baka-Tsuki (hosted/linked).

Linked or hosted projects currently in violation of these amended rules have one week after being notified by Baka-Tsuki staff to remove their content and links from Baka-Tsuki.

Inquiries about this rule should be directed to this forum thread.

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