Shin Honkaku Mahou Shoujo Risuka
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Shin Honkaku Mahou Shoujo Risuka

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Japanese: 新本格魔法少女りすか

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Type: Novel
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 13
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 15, 2003 to Aug 7, 2020
Genres: ActionAction, MysteryMystery, FantasyFantasy, MagicMagic, PsychologicalPsychological
Authors: NISIO, ISIN (Story), Nishimura, Kinu (Art)
Serialization: Mephisto

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Ranked: #167752
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Popularity: #17923
Members: 417
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Nagasaki prefecture, in Japan, is a magical kingdom. While the wizards that live there are unable to cross the ocean, and are trapped in Kyuushu, they still pose enough of a threat that Americans dropped the bomb on them during WWII. The residents are worried that this will happen again, especially if the regular humans decide magicians are a threat.

Daughter of the most powerful wizard alive, Mizukura Risuka is ten years old, and living outside Nagasaki, searching for her father and killing evil wizards. Her blood contains spells that control time, and allow her to fast-forward her own life. Her ultimate technique kicks in only when she dies bloodily—her blood will reform into herself at 27, at the height of her powers, for one minute.

Her guide through the world of normal humans is Kugi Kizutaka, also aged ten. Kizutaka is a genius, and a sociopath. He believes the only way for people to be happy is to be ruled by him and views everyone he meets as a potential pawn, or slave. Including Risuka.

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Jan 20, 2021
crosswrm (All reviews)
Preliminary
Disclaimer: it may contain minor spoilers and talks about the first volume.

Jimmy Page once explained the music of Led Zeppelin as a contrast of explosive sounds accompanied by contemplative moments and called that effect "Light and Shade". Navigating on those extremes highlights their power, and it is in that understanding that lies the work of NISIOISIN's Shinhonkaku Mahou Shoujo Risuka.

Another understanding you might want to have is how the story plays in the context of the Sekai-kei narratives of the early 2000s. Pause and Select has an excellent video about Sekai-kei. Kizutaka Kugi contrasts characters like Shinji Ikari from Neon Genesis Evangelion, which is considered the grandfather of read more

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