Pretty Boy Detective Club Volume 1 Light Novel Review #LightNovel

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Review of the light novel Pretty Boy Detective Club Volume 1 The Dark Star That Shines for You Alone by Nisioisin.
Review is of the official English release from Vertical.
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Japanese Title: 美少年探偵団 — Bishonen Tanteidan
Author: Nisioisin – 西尾 維新
Illustrator: Kinako – キナコ
Publisher (English): Vertical
Translator: Winifred Bird
Release Date (English): September 29, 2020
Publisher (Japan): Kodansha Taiga
Release Date (Japan): October 2015
Volumes Released (Japan to Date): 11
Anime Series: In production. 2021 release
Manga: Yes. Licensed for English release by Vertical

From the renowed author NISIOISIN, the creator of BAKEMONOGATARI, Zaregoto Series and KATANAGATARI.Comes a new, innovative mystery series, Pretty Boy Detectives Club!
Mayumi Dojima, a second-year student at the exclusive Yubiwa Academy middle school, has lost something – a star she glimpsed just once, ten long years ago. But help is on the way, in the form of the unofficial, secretive, and thoroughly mysterious Pretty Boy Detective Club! Rumored to solve problems within the school (most of which they themselves may well have created) for reasons aesthetic rather than financial, these five gorgeous boys sweep Mayumi into their world of excitement, danger, and overwhelming beauty. So begins the thrilling new mystery series from renowned author NISIOISIN!


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Neverending Manga Bookclub says:

Just reviewed this LN too, it's nice to hear a more positive take on it. I was pretty disappointed with the book, but I think I'm a bit more sensitive to tropes in the female harem genre… At least the anime looks amazing with Shaft's style. I doubt Vertical wanted a "different feeling" book design compared to the way Monogatari/Zaregoto was published. Instead I think they are appropriately printing this book, which will most likely have a smaller audience, in a cheaper style (like you said, more "mass market"). Also I realize I've been mispronouncing Nisioisin! I guess if you threw the H's in there it wouldn't be a palindrome anymore haha. – Jay

Green Kirby says:

Oh, I hate being introduced to too many characters at once. Good to know going in I'll need to prepped for that if I read this. xD

We Hate Anime says:

I was putting together my list for our seasonal anime episode and your video really helped me decide on whether to include this LNs adaptation onto the list. looking forward to Shaft being Shaft with a Nisioisin work again

Pixelated says:

the silver haired dude looks like ferid bathroy

yotsugi ononoki says:

Man,this series will gonna get an anime adaption in 2021.

The good thing is that it will gonna adapat by Shaft.

And the best thing is Akiyuki Shinbo will gonna the director.

Miles Trombley says:

Solving crime while being fabulous! 🤣

Sissy Artist says:

I have some of his books on my wishlist!! I want to read Katanagatari and Nekomonogatari and Koimonogatari!!!^_^ Thanks for the Awesome review video!! I want to grab a shirt of yours too!!^_^

Sunflower Fields says:

Someone told me that Pretty Boy Detective club isn't a light novel. According to the jp publisher it's just a novel. Is that true?

Naru Davis says:

It's not in kindle yet… or at least I haven't seen it there. I guess I'll have to wait. I would appreciate more available mystery light novels in the market tbh. I liked the Masquerade and the faceless women, the ending was quite surprising, I didn't expect it!

EEE H says:

I liked this. I haven’t read monogatari stuff and I hear that’s Better so I’m interested slightly, but I kinda hate starting a series when I’m already so far behind so I probably won’t lol. The cover is quite beautiful. Thanks for your reviews.

mc. Clarck kenth M sambile says:

Is there a volume 2 for scp foundation iris through the looking glass? Is it a series or it only has a 1 novel?

Los impuestos como el perreo, hasta el suelo says:

I love this channel

Trish Hamilton says:

I loved the ending image. ^^
I found this book reading more like a normal novel with some grammatical hiccups. But even so, it was a pleasant enough read. And that twist. I was omg! They went there! They really went there! 😂 But also the reason for her to give up her astronaut dream (and seeing the star) was… kind of sad.
This book is less about the detective work and more, as you said, on growing up.

terrance mach says:

Haha, I just finished this yesterday. I enjoyed it, but I had high expectations. Hopefully, the plot gets more interesting in volume 2.

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