I'm very stuck on how I should rate this. It wouldn't be fair to say it was bad, because it was actually quite enjoyable. The problem, however, is it got axed. So the last chapter is full of cliff hangers and quick fix em ups to try and give you satisfaction, when it only angers you.
I liked this story because of the interactions with side characters. Since our mc doesn't have anything to focus on, the story is truly dependent on everyone around our hero. It allows for some very cool situations.
What I disliked, and why I gave this only
a 7, is the ending chapters. While avoiding spoilers, you won't feel satisfied. You'll be wondering what's going to happen next, and realize that there is no more. I don't know if it was actually cancelled on its own or forced to, but there was so much more that could of been explored.
Overall, it's a fun read but don't expect to get a finished story. You will have to find the ln if you want more.
First things first, I absolutely loved the world that Spirit Migration shows us readers. It's a fantasy world with magic, a mix of old European/medieval-esque culture, monsters with all sorts of size and stature, and best of all - adventurers!
Much like the amnesiac-protagonist, we start off knowing nothing about this manga or what it has to offer. What information we do learn comes from our protag's interactions with other monsters and humans. This is fantastic as it helps us better understand the world of Spirit Migration, but leaves just enough mystery that we remain curious.
The author utilizes a similar method when introducing readers to the
characters: each of them are unique in their own rights, and while we learn about both major and minor characters, there are still just enough unanswered questions and blank spaces to keep us engaged and feeling that yes, these feel like genuine, believable characters.
The story is very solid and flows smoothly from page to page. Each chapter ends off on an interesting cliffhanger - it's not so intense that you feel the need to resolve it, but more of the kind that plays to your innate curiosity. Unfortunately, given its short runtime, this does not work very well in Spirit Migration's favor.
Overall, a summary:
+ Fantastic world and characters.
+ Great story flow, a fun read.
- Rushed ending due to serialization being canceled.
tl;dr: A pretty laid-back adventure of a curious and goodhearted person's with a unique set of powers in a fantasy land.
At first look, this manga seems like it has a pretty generic setting, but when one delves into it, it has a good amount of depth and the small details add up to make a pretty interesting world. What particularly helps this is that we see the world through the eyes of Kou, a being who knows nothing about pretty much anything, but with curiosity and earnestness explores and slowly learns more and more about it. This is pretty relaxed all the way through, in that there's not too deep of an overarching plot or long-term character/relationship development, but Kou himself is such a goodhearted character that the short stories of Kou's exploits
and how the people around him grow and change in response to him were quite enjoyable and often touching to read through. Ultimately, the ending was clearly incredibly rushed, wherein larger plot threads that were hinted on never manifested and it felt more like the set up to a much larger story than anything. Still, it ended on a solid enough note, in essence reviewing everything that happened over the course of the manga, so while I would love more, I was satisfied with the conclusion. I liked the general style, character designs, and such, though I felt the quality was somewhat rough so overall, I'd rank the art as decent.