No. 6: Beyond by Atsuko Asano

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Synopsis: This book explores some of the past, as well as Shion and Nezumi’s activities after the final novel. Some events that are mentioned within the previous novels are run through with more detail (small spoiler: When Inukashi first meet Nezumi).

4 stars

Read Via: Fan-translated pdf file (Nostalgia on 9th Avenue)

My Thoughts: I threw a lot of my hopes into this novel. At first, I was disappointed but I quickly became to really enjoy because all the major stress from the conflict had been removed. However, there are new concerns that have popped at the end! Now, I am left wondering how everything will truly end. To the best of my knowledge this series is complete, so I guess it is left up to our imagination.

Read February 15, 2014 — February 18, 2014

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No. 6: Flowers for Beautiful Days by Atsuko Asano

No. Flowers for Beautiful DaysSynopsis: Shion finally gets to watch one of Nezumi’s plays.

4 stars

Read Via: Fan-translated pdf file (Nostalgia on 9th Avenue)

My Thoughts: This was a very short story — only six pages. It was still nice to finally see what like one of plays were like.

Read February 14, 2014

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No. 6 Volume 9 by Atsuko Asano

11826337Synopsis: The boys struggle and fight through the final battle within the story. With everything falling down on top of them will they be able to survive? There is total chaos everywhere.

4 stars

Read Via: Fan-translated pdf file (Nostalgia on 9th Avenue)

My Thoughts: This is the final volume but there is a small side story and a big one. There is a huge build up but the final battle went smoothly and quickly. The ending is more detailed than the anime, which is the first and only real big difference that I have noticed. I was hoping for more romance.

This includes a side story called Days in the West Block (can be downloaded separately) at the end, which was part of the limited edition of the fourth volume of the manga. It was kind of sweet.

Read February 2, 2014 — February 14, 2014

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No. 6 Volume 8 by Atsuko Asano

13516445Synopsis: Everyone is playing their part in the story. Each person is checked on within this volume as the storm grows and explodes. Shion and Nezumi are able to do what they set out to do, but at what cost?

4 stars

Read Via: Fan-translated pdf file (Nostalgia on 9th Avenue)

My Thoughts: Very, very exciting! My heart goes out to the boys, Renka and Lili. There is so much struggle compacted into this penultimate volume. I am anxious to see what the final volume will hold, as well as the three extras.

Read January 15, 2014 — January 30, 2014

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No. 6 Volume 7 by Atsuko Asano

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Synopsis: Nezumi and Shion finally make it into the Correctional Facility. They have to overcome many obstacles that blocked their way to their goal. Restlessness explodes within the walls of the Holy City. Everything is building up to some end.

4 stars

Read Via: Fan-translated pdf file (Nostalgia on 9th Avenue)

My Thoughts: I enjoyed with volumes quite a bit. There was a lot of action and progress. I was able to get pulled into all the page turning action. However, there were moments when I had to put the book (or my tablet) down to full digest what was going on. Only two more volumes left in the story (plus a couple extras)!

Read January 8, 2014 – January 10, 2014

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No. 6 Volume 6 by Atsuko Asano

11826341Synopsis: Shion and Nezumi find out a brief history of the Holy City that is No. 6 and the mysterious Nezumi himself. Everything to building up a boil. With only three volumes left the major action is about to begin.

4 stars

Read Via: Fan-translated pdf file (Nostalgia on 9th Avenue)

My Thoughts: I enjoyed learning about Nezumi and No.6’s past. I can’t remember if the anime is the same. The action is building up and I am ready to see what happens. For reason, I am having trouble reading this now though. I don’t know if just because I am tried of reading or the series.

Read December 17, 2013 — December 29, 2013

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No. 6 Volume 5 by Atsuko Asano

11976843Synopsis: Nezumi and Shion have to find a way to survive the Correctional Facility in order to save Safu. What they see will be horrible and beyond anything Shion can imagine.

4 stars

Read Via: Fan-translated pdf file (Nostalgia on 9th Avenue)

My Thoughts: This volume was little more gruesome, which really doesn’t bother me. It just the thought of what was going on. There is some character development and changes. It will interesting to see how things turn out.

Read August 24, 2013 — October 1, 2013

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No. 6 Volume 4 by Atsuko Asano

B0000539361Synopsis: Nezumi and Shion find out more information that they need to save Safu. Their relationship begins to get questioned by each other.

4 starsRead Via: Fan-translated pdf file (Nostalgia on 9th Avenue)

My Thoughts: There was quite a bit of action in the end of this volume. I am starting to see where the anime differs from the novels. For the most part, I had an idea of what was going to happen, but it seems different. I am liking seeing what everyone is thinking.

Read August 27, 2013 — September 22, 2013

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No. 6 Volume 3 by Atsuko Asano

3[9]Synopsis: Shion is trying to become more independent as he accepts a job Inukashi offers. He also tries to get a better understanding of the world he lives in. Information is gathering that Safu is being held for unknown reasons. Nezumi decides to keep the note sent from Karan secret from Shion.

4 stars

Read Via: Fan-translated pdf file (Nostalgia on 9th Avenue)

My Thoughts: The action is getting ready to really start. I am not sure how the rest of the volumes will play out. As far as I can remember, the anime follows the light novels fairly well. So, I have a basic idea of what will happen. As in the other volumes, there is a ton more character development or maybe more understanding as some history is revealed. Pieces are coming together slowly.

Read August 20, 2013 — August 22, 2013

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No. 6 Volume 2 by Atsuko Asano

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Synopsis: Shion has escaped death, for now, thanks to Nezumi. However, he slowly begins to realize that life outside the wall of the city isn’t quite the same as it is within. Nezumi shows no mercy for Shion.Tension grows within Nezumi because the white haired boy is completely different from himself. They both are having a hard time figuring each other out.

4 stars

Read Via: Fan-translated pdf file (Nostalgia on 9th Avenue)

My Thoughts: This volumes is building up tension. There are glimpses of what is to come. They boys are are having a tough time dealing with each other because they are both so different. They are searching for answers to many things, but only find an answer to a few things. Also, there is a brief but powerful preview of what the West Block is really like.

Read August 16, 2013 — August 20, 2013

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