The demon queen subdued enormous and powerful monsters and slaughtered over half of the world's population in the past. Surviving members of the human race elected a hero, Exa, to slay the demon queen, beseeching release from her oppressive rule. However, Exa now questions his mission to eradicate the monsters and demons because in his opinion, they too are conscious and alive. The thought of killing them leaves him in anguish. Meanwhile, Sheila, the Demon Queen, becomes interested in him and decides to join his journey, hiding her identity while plotting to kill him after she has gains his trust. However, she immediately realizes that she's fallen in love with the hero, and hence their journey begins...
Superior is a delightful mash of fantasy, adventure, and romance, where the powerful Demon Queen Sheila, who personally killed off one half of humanity falls hopelessly in love with with Exa, the Hero ironically assigned with the mission of killing the Demon Queen. Sheila disguises herself as a weak monster and tags along with the Hero on his journey. The story is basic at first, with Sheila and the Hero meeting companions and allies, new and old. Later on, Sheila creates a copy version of herself to act as Demon Queen while she travels with the Hero, but a strange twist comes when the copy plots to prove she is the most powerful by killing the Hero and the Demon Queen. That along with many other factors of the story, including it's even balance of humor and drama makes it a very enjoyable read.
The art takes some time to get used to, but there's much to appreciate, with the special attention paid to detail and unique character designs. Facial expressions are also very adorable in this story too.
Superior stars a very likeable cast, Exa is a very noble hero, with his own collection of of conflicting beliefs and dealing with his feelings for Sheila and the possibility that she might be the Demon Lord he was determined to kill all this time. Sheila, and the Hero's other companions, Lakshri and Angelica have their unique assets, and their own weaknesses and doubts. Their beliefs conflicts one another as they question the relationship between humans and monsters, who is in the right, and who isn't? Can the two coexist? Or would one have to kill off the other?
In conclusion, Superior features a deep story sprinkled with humor. The moral questioning story and characters will definately have one wondering, and itching to read more. It's a very fascinating series.read more
Another great manga that I stumbled over looking for some new manga to read. I can easily say that it is among my top 5 manga.
- The story is great. It is funny, amusing and cute. It is however not all that intense action I hoped for, but when there is a fight, it is exciting enough to keep me reading. I rate the story 9.
- The art is simply lovely, and you can see some hint of Final Fantasy design in the clothing with all the straps and details. Also the cover art is fantastic! Absolutely outstanding, and thus rated 10.
- The characters are funny and interesting and it is easy to like them. Rated 9.
I finished the reading very fast, and I was always eager to continue. It is a great story, and it is absolutely worth reading. Especially for you who like adventure, demons, heroes in shiny armors, and if you like love stories this should be something for you. Overall I rate Superior with a 9.read more