May 25, 2021
Am I really the first to review this?
Enidewi (or “Eniale and Dewiela” in English) is the first manga series by Kamome Shirahama, who created Witch Hat Atelier, a fantasy manga I think is honestly quite incredible. In this angel and demon fashionista slash best frenemies manga, Enidewi, she not only struts her witty sense of humor, but also her impeccable art.
This isn’t the manga to look for super complex storytelling, but what it does have is *clever* storytelling. Eniale, the airheaded angel—and Dewiela, the seductive demon—make a perfect comedic duo in a series of hijinks (and often some deeper moments too) that flaunt
a stylistic look that can’t be found elsewhere.
Truly, Shirahama's art style makes this manga. The character designs are whimsical and gorgeous, and the landscapes and linework are just as beautiful. The story has the kind of premise that really could be turned into a longer manga with a more complex plot, or it could have continued on with its episodic structure for volumes and volumes. It’s a little sad to see that it didn’t continue in either direction, but three volumes does make it a very digestible, easy read.
However, some chapters really are better than others. I can’t say its the most impressive manga out there, nor exactly profound… I also think the demographic of this manga is really hard to place, because it reads like something aimed at women, but is also kinda not… it’s difficult to articulate what I mean. But if you want something with a firm grip on its style, look no further.
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