The assistant to a sorceress with strange powers, Mieru meets Radi on the street. He has the same name as the prince she has admired but he's the exact opposite! From him, she receives the Lapis Lazuli, a charm for increasing magic... (Source: Vampire Knight)
(I thought I should type up a review for this because no one made one yet. Skip to OVERALL part if you want a straight-to-the-point opinion)
My 2nd manga review:
STORY - 6
We mainly see a girl who strives to get better at magic, and trying to reach her precious prince. Simple storyline and no major conflict here. This is honestly not the least bit realistic, but hey.. there is no problem with that because this is fantasy. Not a very original concept either with magicians and magical stones.. and the whole "I fell in love with the prince" idea.. This is pretty
much all there is to it, which makes the story somewhat vague, but for 2 volumes, the job is done pretty well since it is easy to understand. No complex, deep, touching stories and I suppose that is good because I do not want the mangaka to start something that would only end up falling short. :)
ART - 7
The art is nice and simple. Typical shoujo style. Nothing really new because I probably have seen at least 1 character from some other manga who looks about the same for each of these characters. I've seen better AND I've seen worse, so no complaints here. There are bishounens, and the background is standard. The artwork can most definitely improve tons.
CHARACTER - 6
The characters are cute. We all get like a miniature description of each character. There is not a whole lot about one character where we can feel his/her own individuality. No serious character development either. They are cliche, but there's nothing really wrong with that. In short-- I hate none, I love none, nor can I really relate/sympathize with one.
ENJOYMENT - 7
It is a fun read. I have always liked the whole "romance, fantasy, comedy" into-one-darn-thing-kind of stories. I mean.. it is not really ha-ha funny, but the jokes are supposedly there. It is a rather "loose" read with zero intensity.. But it's not a slice-of-life. Just another shoujo read to pass time.
OVERALL - 7
It is a cute manga with a mix of simple & cliche items. Not my favorite (and not even CLOSE), but there is absolutely nothing wrong with this manga. I mean it's filled with cheeziness & the whole plot flows on coincidences only, but hey.. That's how most (shoujo) stories go, anyway. It's not particularly heart-warming. However, The Lapis Lazuli Crown have left with me a smile, so props.
Thank you for reading this review. Hope it helps, even a bit. ^^