It was short.
It should be short, since it's only 1 volume...but it was really SO ABRUPT. I didn't quite like how it ended to be honest.
Story line was good; it was interesting. It COULD have gone on for longer, like 3 or 4 volumes, if it had a flowing plot line. I can see it have a plot line, but, it didn't really portray one... 7/10
I liked the art. It probably is no different than any other manga, but the art was good. Set in the more...rural and village areas. 8/10
The characters were interesting. The protagonist IS A GUY. A GUY. Just saying, since he
has long hair. His apprentice to me is like a mouse in a cage full of birds. Personality wise, it gets better as the manga progresses...8/10
It was enjoyable, only to the extent that the story ended *click* just like that. I mean, I don't feel the satisfaction that the manga is complete; it's like that mangaka just left the project and published it just like that!!! IT REALLY ANNOYS ME. I think it COULD have gone on longer; at least end it properly like a few one shot/one volume manga's I have read. 7/10
Overall, I'd give it a 7.5/10, but they don't do halves, so I'm putting 7. IF this manga went of for longer, I;d enjoy it more... The characters were intriguing and you could see more of their personalities better as the "story" progresses... But overall 7/10.