Fourteen-year-old Kisaki Tachikawa has psychic powers. She works for PSI, a secret government agency that fights aliens. She's in love with her partner Giniro, but PSI won't allow operatives to get involved. Just when Kisaki thinks she may be getting closer to Giniro, she finds out she is to be transferred to California!
Arina Tanemura's manga are best known for it's beautiful artwork, interesting plots, quirky characters and tragic romances. Each of her stories always have something good to offer, and Zettai Kakusei Tenshi Mistress Fortune (MisuFo for short) is no exception...even if it is on the more "relaxed and fun" side.
MisoFo is a one-shot manga, meaning that it isn't meant to be a long, tear jerking love story like some of Tanemura's previous works. No, MisuFo is meant to be something that you pick up and read just to pass the time- but that doesn't mean it has to be bad for you to do so. The
story is rather simple, but still interesting; A young girl has Psychic powers and works for the government to help rid the world of Aliens with her cute bishonen partner. The catch? She just happens to be in love with said partner, but her work makes it hard for her to confess her undying love. One of the things I like about the story is how much she does with it. You see everything from the heroine forced to keep her job a secret to her wishes being granted in the worst way possible. However, these points in the story are a bit cliche and the story gets kind of boring at times, only to be quickly brought back by a comedic scene or a romantic one.
As for the Art, it is nothing short of amazing. I have never disliked any artwork that Tanemura produces, so this might be a little biased. Still, anyone can tell just how much work she puts into every panel. The character designs are lovely and the action scenes are very well done. The area Tanemura shines most, though, is the romantic scenes. As always, they are top notch, but sometimes they blush a little too much, haha. It is a shoujo manga, so that is to be expected!
The characters are fairly average. The main cast is very small (only 4 real characters of importance), but my personal favourite has to be Giniro. He's a pervert, but is also very kind and funny. Kisaki, the main character, is basically just your typical shoujo girl, but has large breasts to add a comedic effect. She isn't really anything too special though. Then their's Ebo-Ko, one of the Aliens that is now the duo's pet of sorts. She is the character that adds the most comedy to the story, and even if it's not always really funny, it's enough to put a smile on my face. The last major character is Gunjo- basically Girino and Kisaki's boss. He's lighthearted and feminine, but can also be a bit of an annoyance to our young Psychics in love.
My enjoyment for this manga was fairly average. I knew I would like it because it was created by my favourite manga-ka, but putting that aside it was just your average manga, only with a bit more spunk.
Overall, if you want to sit down and have a quick read that won't bore you to tears and are into the shoujo genre, Zettai Kakusei Tenshi Mistress Fortune is a good book to pick up.
Mistress Fortune was something I picked up because I love Arina Tanemura. It is, as usual, a magical girl shojo romance(with some comedy).
It is very hard to have an exceptional story for a manga series as short as this(one volume?!). So it wasn't exceptional but it was still very good. It is about a girl named Kisaki who can transform into Fortune Tiara, a heroine with powers fighting of aliens. She teams up with her crush Giniro, who transforms into Fortune Quartz. I really liked the whole girl x boy team because it really tied into the romance.
As expected of Tanemura, the art is
Kisaki: In love with Giniro; can transform into Fortune Tiara. She is very cute appearance wise but she is an airhead. But not the annoying kind, she is very funny and adorable.
Giniro: Handsome, can transform into Fortune Quartz. Surprisingly perverted, unlike Tanemura's other male leads. He is also kind of an airhead, on the outside at least. On the inside he is very caring and stubborn.
For a one-volume series, it was pretty darn good. Of course, it is one volume so it is light and fun, no real concise plot. But it still deserves recognition because I really enjoyed it.
For a light Tanemura read, give it a try. Don't expect a genius plot or the best characters in the world because it is only one volume long.