First written in 1996 Mahoutsukai no Yoru tells the story of Aoko Aozaki a young woman who arrives on a old, emptied, dusty home and while doing her clean up job romoves the sheet from the top of the furniture of the living room and finds some exuberant magical pieces and begins her path into witchcraft.
Along with Soujuurou Shizuki, a high school student and Alice Kuonji, Aozaki's childhood friend, all battle against magicians and gives an pompous look at the intricacies and not-so-easy lives of witches and mages. Existencialism, magic, friendship and lastly but definitely not least a healthy implication of one of Type-Moon's
main heroine's livelihood and Kinoko-dono's well known hability to craft surreal magical worlds is showcased once again in the most exilerating way possible fo those who just can't enough of the Nasuverse franchise.
The Illustrations made by Takashi Takeuchi (known for Tsukihime and the Fate Series) are beautiful are they do more than just display the texts into animanga drawing format. They give life to the prose and are definitely not impetuous nor lifeless like most of generic LNs like the ones found in terribad franchises like Isekai wa Smarthpone, Mahou Sensou or the personal worst LN expirience that I've took part: Shinshuki no Adam. Every character is carefully drawn, professionally collored and masterfully desgined. Takeuchi can easily be put on the same level as abec/BUNBUN-sensei, Shigenori Soejima and Futoshi Nishiya as one of the prime, high quality LN illustrators from Japan. He's a beast and one of the kind.
I really enjoyed reading this novel and I hope that it can get lincenced very soon so I can add it to my collection of manga/LNs. MahoYo is fantastic, beatiful and life-changing and something that I don't regret investing my precious time on. Kinoko-dono and Takeuchi-sensei managed to make a masterwork of a novel with lovable characters and a beatifully crafted artwork.