Jun 15, 2020
The manga centers on a girl named Elaina. When she was a kid, she loved reading books. And among all the books she read, there was a series called 'Niike's Adventure', which was her favorite. It was a collection of short stories about the witch Niike's adventures around the whole world, based off of the writer’s own life experience. Elaina liked Niike’s adventures so much that starting her own adventure became her all life’s dream.
Sometimes comedic, sometimes fantastical, sometimes a little dark is the best description for this manga. I guess it somewhat remind me of Kino no Tabi, but with magic. The storyline
of The Journey of Elaina is very enjoyable, the manga shows right from the very first chapters what influences Elaina to become a witch, as well as her teacher that helps her become the person she is.
The Journey of Elaina is about a simple girl, who falls in love with a book so much that she decides to learn magic and to enjoy traveling just like the heroine of her favorite book. She is cheerful young lady that has had it hard in her life; being a hard worker she is, she has spent all her childhood to become a witch. Of course, being good at something, will make other people jealous of your success, but Elaina is not afraid to keep going.
All in all, this is an amazing slice of life that I have not seen in a while now. Sometimes it is funny, sometimes fantastical and sometimes dark. Do look forward to the anime adaptation, it is going to be amazing.
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