Aug 10, 2020
Just a short little Review from me for this cute little story that at least deserves some recognition, because, while it is not special in any way, it is by no means a bad story and can be quite a fun read if you are in the mood for what this story has to offer.
Saying that, my rating is pretty low, so why is that?
I'm a very critical person and a 6 means something is above average, but not much more and given the medium being one that I like (otherwise I wouldn't read manga) it should be seen as a baseline and while the
story is better than that in parts, there are also parts that need to be taken in consideration that lower the score overall.
The story itself is a simple story of a random encounter leading to an adventurous road trip in a land where witches and normal people live together quite peacefully, but with the main characters research threatening the balance, forces that want to keep the status quo spring into action and, together with jealous researchers, make this trip into an adventure.
Along the way romance springs up between a number of different characters and is handled in the typical shoujo-esque innocent way that most people will recognize.
While the characters are probably the best part of this story, they are not detailed or unique, but are also not just cardboard cutouts.
Most parts of this story are quite simple and, apart from occasional world building tidbits, quite light in substance, but still intriguing enough to work as a simple adventure romance story aimed at a teenage audience. None of the twists will be that surprising to the reader, but all of that also makes it a light and easy read.
I have to detract points for the artwork, that isn't bad by any means, but often lacks detail (or backgrounds altogether) and given manga is a visual medium I have to detract from my score. This becomes especially apparent in fighting scenes that clearly lack in impact.
There are also characters that are affected by the same face syndrome and the style in general is, while easy on the eye, pretty basic.
Unfortunately the ending continued the general theme of the review and while one plot point was finished in a surprisingly satisfying way, there are still some plot lines that were left dangling or never really clarified or tied up in clean fashion.
Overall it is a fun and enjoyable read if you are in the mood for something more classical, but light.
Reviewer’s Rating: 6
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