The point of view begins with Hakaze, a witch who ended up on a deserted island. Changing point of views, we now look at Yoshino and Mahiro. Yoshino and Mahiro were best friends, but one day Mahiro suddenly disappeared. Yoshino assumed that he found a clue to whoever murdered his family. Despite the close bond they had, Yoshino has no idea where Mahiro is. However, one day when Yoshino was putting flowers on Mahiros' family's grave, a woman questions Yoshino about Mahiro at gun point. According to the woman, Mahiro got involved with some serious issues that will inevitably put the human race in a catastrophic situation, and the Japanese government is desperately looking for Mahiro. Apparently some sort of "magic" is involved. What happened to Mahiro? And who is this Hakaze girl? What does Hakaze have to do with this?
Another great work from the author who made spiral.Zetsuen no tempest is another great battle of the brains manga with two ridiculously smart main characters a dead girl and a stranded girl in a shakespearian play.Yes I know it sounds weird and I can't say much without spoiling anything but the manga is great.You will also see many shakespeare references mostly from Hamlet.Art is great,characters too pretty,and decent story so far.Overall if you enjoyed spiral,death note,case closed or any other mystery manga you'll definitely enjoy this
The story of Zetsuen no Tempest is relatively simple. You have two boys, namely Yoshino and Mahiro, who, along with a girl named Hakaze, try to save the world. The gorgeous artwork combined with a mind-boggling story line and complex characters has made this manga one of my all time favorites.
What sets this story apart from the infinite number of "heros-who-save-the-world" manga is the sheer planning of the sequence of events. Each scene is beaded together very smoothly and you can tell Arihide Sano put a lot of thought into the order of events. Although the plot starts off rather rushed and messy, it quickly develops into an enticing one that leaves the reader with many questions and yearning for more. I have nothing left to say except that the story is planned out just BEAUTIFULLY.
What can I say, Zetsuen no Tempest has some of the best art I have ever witnessed in a manga. The refreshing realism of the art is just eye candy. Although it is definitely more realistic than most of the mangas now-a-days, it still retains the soft, bishounen appeal. Although the art does develop to appear slightly more deformed, the change is not entirely dramatic.
The characters are definitely what made me fall in love with this series. You have your usual seemingly sociopathic, tough guy who wants nothing but revenge and an innocent, seemingly average one.However, Arihide Sano was able to break these two stereotypes by giving them dramatic traits that oppose their surface personalities. Neither of these two characters give off the feeling of being "friends", you can still tell they are still concerned about the latter when they are in genuine danger.
Although for the moment we can only base our judgement of Aika on flashbacks, it is made clear that she is not your typical "chirpy, innocent little sister" character. Her character is definitely a mystery. She is shown to be capable of being quite deceiving and shown to be very observant.
We don't see much development in any of the characters except for Hakaze. However, the characters are dynamic and definitely unique in their own ways.
This is definitely a thought provoking series that combines several elements into one. Shakespeare, fantasy, mystery, psychological, action, and so many more. To me, this is a great break from the typical "heros-saving-the-world" mangas. Definitely a 10/10 for me!read more
What to say, what to say, really its hard to describe this manga. I am glad I picked up on it just this very day when looking up manga BONES(creators of Eureka 7, Eureka 7 AO, and Wolf's Rain) was adapting into a anime series. I think the anime can turn out really good, as BONES good at its adaption(for all of the ones I've seen). It had some magic fights, but also has mind battles. Well back to the review!
The story is great(9/10) the story has that kind of touch that really hits you in the chest. In this world there are 2 trees that have the power to bestoy magic, "Tree of Beginning",which gifts magic for protecting the world's law the it set and "Tree of Zetsuden", a tree that gifts magic for destruction for breaking the laws. One or the other will awaken and bring a whole new world to being, either good or bad. A main character ,Yoshino, a boy out for revenge for his step-sister's and his parent's murder, who found a magic wooden figure that allowed him to talk to the main heroine, Hazake. Hazake is the princess of the Kusaribe Clan, to gifted magic by the "Tree of Beginnings" to protect, and keep an eye on the "Tree of Zetsuden", betray the "Tree of Beginnings" and plan to resurrect the "Tree of Zetsuden", cast away their princess, Hazake, on a deserted island, where high level magic is impossible, to make sure she doesn't stop them and resurrect the "Tree of Beginnings", as she is fated to do so. 2 years later, a year after Yoshino's family's death, Yoshino makes contact with her with a talisman she made in hopes of stopping her older brother. Along the way, remakes contact with Mashiro, his friend and secret boyfriend of his sister, who gets absorbed in this epidemic. This is the first arc(in opinion) it is currently in its 2nd.
The art is well done, great(9/10) as MAL says, each character has a good design, which shows almost no fatal flaws in remaking it for other scenes, and those badass scenes, may not give too great of detail, whats written there completely changes it. The most detailed pieces in opinion are during magic fights(again opinion), there is a good deal of detailed pieces as well for turning points in the mind battles.
The characters are great(9/10) as well! There are the 2 main male leads, who are too fucking badass for words!(opinion) Mashiro, is 1st one introduced to us looking for his friend and lover to his sister, he is always calm and collected and takes most of the mind battles though he is able to take quite a bit of combat quite well like the other, Yoshino. He is the one I think is more badass(opinion again), he is out for revenge for his family's murder which all is related to the story, he is also the one who takes out all reasoning for his revenge he will cross anyone in his way and is more fluid in combat, due to his personality before and after gives, in the mind battles he can think as quite good, but not as good as Mashiro, they make the PERFECT(opinion) duo, one can take mind battles, the other does all fighting, though they don't have a "buds for ever" connection, its close enough to make them trust each other more than others, but the one who keeps their teamwork in check is none other than the main heroine, Hazake. Hazake is the reason they got all in to this mess, they became the her troops to do as she needed to get off a deserted island, she also gifted them with magic to help them, but only so much. She also is the main heroine, she is not as badass, but keeps herself up there. With her gifting them the strength to go up to par with their enemies, the 3 can fight together, Mashiro can think up a perfect plan as they go, Yoshino dishing out the most 1 hit damage, while Hazake dishes out more rapid attacks, but also fuels them.
All this makes its outstanding(10/10). You get a real touch for the characters, though I got lost in the story at times, you can easily figure things out along the way as well. this manga won't disappoint its like Death Note plus magic and BADASSARY!
why, more 9s than 10, I gotta stay truthful over all. In truth I would give it 10, I LOVED IT, but gotta give it more truth than opinion. The Shakespire references confuses me at times, its great definitely worth reading if you like action, and Death Note. read more