Nov 29, 2019
orangeskull (All reviews)
I read this manga after having read Mahoutsukai no Neko, which is also by Yui Kikuta. I didn't really care for the disorganized nature of that manga, so I didn't have high expectations for this one. As I read it, I was pleasantly surprised that it is a pretty decent manga. It's not a great manga, mind you, but most manga aren't.

The story spends a lot of time analyzing the characters feelings: how they feel about love, betrayal, and friendship. I don't want to reveal spoilers, but the plot involves many different twists and turns. The characters have many hidden feelings and plans and they change allegiances faster than East Germans under the Iron Curtain.

With only four volumes, there are some areas that I had wanted to see explored with more depth (such as whether or not the legend about how nymphs came to be was true), but for the amount of space the author told the story in, the plot and characters each went on a satisfying journey. The main protagonist's thoughts on love made me think that he was to some degree aromantic.

The art is decent enough. One downside is that some of the characters look so similar that I had to read through a couple times to figure out who was who.

Overall, I enjoyed reading it.