"I will fight to protect my family"
How many times have we not read/heard that?
This is the story about a boy and his two cousins that seek to collect all 99 "witchcrafts" in order to be granted a wish. The witchcrafts are objects with supernatural powers that roam the Earth. From crosses, to medieval armours, all 99 of them must be defeated in order to collect them.
Everyone going after the witchcrafts has their own wish and are driven by their own desires, from saving a loved one, to eternal power.
Lapis Lazuli felt like a prequel or a short glimpse of the light novels. There's not much background story to begin with other than the main character's witch bloodline and family history.
The premise of "collect 99 witchcrafts and a wish will be granted" is there, but 11 chapters are definitely not enough to cover the collections of all of them.
The 11 chapters cover a single witchcraft and relies heavily on the ecchi situations around the main character's harem. Oh, and did I mention that his harem involves his two younger cousins?
There's not much character development apart from his motivation to protect his family.
The Art is good at best. Probably the best feature of the manga. The character designs are pretty, specially the antagonist of the story.
Overall this manga is a major letdown. Not a fresh story by all means but it could have been developed further to create an even more interesting story. read more