Ian and Rin used to just see spirits. Now Ian is one. Using the Fairy Cube, Ian must figure out how to stop the lizard-spirit Tokage from taking over his life and destroying any chance he has of resurrection. Ian is transported to another world by the fairy Ainsel, who promises to help him stop Tokage upon their return to the human plane.
Going into this Manga, do not at all expect a story that is, how to put it, one of ones happy go lucky fairy tales. Expect something more along the lines of Brothers Grim and those stories, with a great deal of taking from the fokelore of many aspects of quite a few cultures, capturing the darker side that is rarely seen any more. Also, while it ends on a happy note, there is also a note of saddness to it.
The art work seemed a tad bit over done on the girly side, and I am female. I loved the detale placed on
the wings, but it was at times hard to pick out differences in characters for one things.
As for the characters, they start of really strong, then become weak towards the middle, then end beautifully. It is the middle part that might make some wish not to continue reading.
Enjoyment: 8 & Overall: 7
I had to say that this was a good tale that was good for a sitting down, but perhaps not a reread on my part as most of the characters I really couldn't get attached to. The ones I did were the most 'lonely' characters in the whole series.
This was a cute, short story. I liked it. The story has many surprises and twists. The ending suited the story perfectly. I would recomend this to anyone who is looking for a love story with action and fantasy. It was definetly worth the time to read! :)
Fairy Cube is an excellent manga. It's short, but good. It leaves people standing on the edge of their seat until the end, at least it did for me. This is one of those "Fairy tale/fantasy with a dark side" stories. It has an enjoyable plot, but it's one of those where you'd have to read the entire thing to learn the whole story.
It's characters are excellent. It's short, so it doesn't have much time for development, but it pulls it off well. Almost all the characters are related to at least one or two of the other characters through some past event. You
see all the characters getting intertwined and brought together in the ending, which I find excellent.
Like I said, it's a "fairy tale with a dark side", but that gives it more entertainment. That dark twist makes it all the more enjoyable.
For lovers of fairies, dark fairy tales, and plot twists, this is something you want to read!
I would rate this 6.5 if I could. I've read a lot of stuff by this artist, and this has to have been my least favorite of her work so far. It has a pretty interesting theme, but I think it's pretty rushed through. There was definitely some twists, but I felt it was lacking a bit in terms of content and pace (though I guess that's hard to do in 3 volumes). Beautiful art like always though. But like the other review stated I probably wouldn't reread again, I just wasn't really captured like I am with the rest of her works. I think
the first volume really had the reader interested, but then it started to sort of dwindle down for me by mid 2nd book I think. I almost feel like there was too much that was going on that was jam packed in 3 volumes that made me iffy about it.