Nora is an orphan with vibrant red hair who grew up in a village that hated her because of said hair. Then she got herself nearly killed one fine night, became a vampire that only drinks the blood of a demon-priest, and left the village to travel the world as the demon-priest’s pet.
Summary of this review:
Overall-5 (it’s 5.5 but we’ll just leave it at 5)
Recommended? Not really.
Kainushi wa Akuma introduces a lot of interesting ideas. Human-eating demons, cannibal demons, the Church that exterminates demons, mysterious eyes of jade, exciting stuff of the like. Problem is, it stops at that. The story has all these
great elements to it but they aren’t dwelt on or further explained. You are left in a world full of possibilities that are left unexplored. Instead the manga focuses on the lackluster relationship between Nora and Albrecht and other episodic shenanigans that only tease us with a deeper plot that never was.
Characters are many and varied. What is lacking in quality is made up with quantity. They are all mostly two-dimensional so looking too much into their actions is useless. While they are all stereotypical, their antics are still amusing to read about. That said, you will probably forget about most of them within an hour. Even Nora and Albrecht, our protagonist duo, have textbook personalities and don’t show an ounce of development throughout the story.
The art is, in my opinion, this manga’s best point. All the character’s have distinct looks and you won’t be mistaking one for the other. Backgrounds aren’t all that detailed but that is made up for with the clothes. While most of the cast wears standard church attire and villagers have simple outfits, Nora is often shown in pretty dresses that are drawn rather nicely. Some of the side characters also sport clothes that are fun to look at.
All in all, I did enjoy the manga somewhat. But that itsy-bitsy amount isn’t worth the eleven volumes you’ve gotta brave to reach the ending. I was left unsatisfied, but maybe I just expected too much out of something called My Owner is a Demon.