2021/7/13 Tuesday

INTERVIEW: The Rising of the Shield Hero Audiobook Narrator Kurt Kanazawa

Filed under: News — Staff @ 13:50:20

One Peace Books just announced that the first book in The Rising of the Shield Hero light novel series has received an audiobook, and it's available on Audible, Audiobooks, BookBeat, Hoopla Digital, Libro, and YouScribe. Professional actor Kurt Kanazawa is the book's narrator, and he spoke to Otaku USA about his training, his approach to doing audio books, and some of his favorite anime.

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2021/7/1 Thursday

Shield Hero is now an Audiobook!

Filed under: News — Staff @ 21:37:46

f you're looking for a new way to experience Aneko Yusagi's The Rising of the Shield Hero light novels, One Peace Books just released the first volume in audiobook form. Narrated by actor Kurt Kanazawa—who recently appeared in Grey's Anatomy—the first entry in the series is available now via, with a release on Amazon, Apple Books, Audible, NOOK Audiobooks, Spotify, and other audiobooks sellers coming soon.

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2021/4/23 Friday

Anime News Network reviews I Hear the Sunspot: Limit Vol 3

Filed under: News — Staff @ 14:59:25

From its first volume, Yuki Fumino's I Hear the Sunspot has been a thoughtful, gently-paced story about two young men finding each other and learning how they want to live their lives. It has impressively maintained that tone and feeling even as the protagonists grow together and apart by turns, and the final volume of its second series, I Hear the Sunspot: Limit, is no exception.

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2021/4/13 Tuesday

Another great review for the Limit series by Bloom Reviews!

Filed under: News — Staff @ 19:01:06

I have to say, in the world of disability manga, I really do think I Hear the Sunspot is one of the best — if not the best — manga about a disability that I have found.

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2021/4/8 Thursday

Anime UK News reviews I Hear the Sunspot: Limit Volume 3

Filed under: News — Staff @ 13:57:40

If you've been following Taichi and Kohei (and their friends) throughout the five volumes of I Hear the Sunspot, you'll be as desperately keen as I was to see if their nascent relationship has finally foundered after the heart-breaking last pages of Limit #2.

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2021/3/25 Thursday

AnimeNation weighs in on the conclusion of the Limit series!

Filed under: News — Staff @ 19:20:20

Yuki Fumino's subtly complex, resonant, and heartfelt dramatic manga series I Hear the Sunspot premiered in 2013 and has sporadically extended into five ongoing collected books. The touching series is ostensibly about the intimate friendship that develops between a pair of college classmates, one of whom suffers from hearing loss.

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2021/3/18 Thursday

Metropolis reviews My Pointless Struggle by Yohei Kitazato

Filed under: News — Staff @ 14:37:13

The secret to success in Japan's cut-throat business world? Being as selfish as possible.

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2021/2/16 Tuesday

My Pointless Struggle is now available!

Filed under: News — Staff @ 19:25:06

The newly translated inspirational memoir My Pointless Struggle is now available, by accomplished Japanese author, publishing guru, hookah lounge operator, and real estate CEO Yohei Kitazato. Kitazato combines exciting retellings of his adventurous mishaps—which include exploring a legendary South American isle and boxing against a world champion—with daring, pragmatic advice for truly courageous dream-chasers.

My Pointless Struggle is now available on Amazon, B&N, and IndieBound.

2020/12/1 Tuesday

All-Comic reviews Farming Life in Another World

Filed under: News — Staff @ 16:44:42

The isekai genre is everywhere these days, and it's safe to say that its popularity won't be losing steam. That said, even with the genre's saturation, there are still plenty of interesting isekai titles that are being released. Farming Life in Another World is one such manga that takes the trope and spins it on its head, crafting a subdued yet satisfying series.

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2020/11/23 Monday

Exclusive Interview: A Chat with the Creators of Farming Life in Another World

Filed under: News — Staff @ 15:05:35

Otaku USA spoke to both Naito and Tsurugi about their work, the manga adaptation, and what experience they have farming.

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