Manga review: Aka ya Akashi ya Ayakashi no

Damn, that name in Japanese can confuse me. I read this manga a few days ago. I first discovered the manga was a visual novel so searched it up. Unfortunately I can’t find a source to play it in English on pc…. If you know, please comment. I’m deeply interested in it. Now, I watched a playthrough for a part, but it isn’t completed…….. Anyways let’s go to the actual reviewing!

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Synopsis

The story of AkaAka begins with a dream filled with red camellia and the passing of a strange mask. The owner of this mask is a young boy named Yue who lives at a temple populated with rather unusual residents.Aka ya Akashi ya Ayakashi no theme 5

The nearby town Utsuwa is holding a winter festival. Kurogitsune, his fox spirit friend, decides it’s the perfect opportunity for the sheltered Yue to experience the sights, sounds, and most of all—the food! Even though Yue is forbidden to ever leave the temple, they sneak into town, not realizing what they’ve set into motion…

To Yue, every human looks exactly the same but he met these two mysterious high school boys who really piques his interest.

What are those two boys role’s in Yue’s life? Especially when the Mistress of the mountain ordered Yue to go to the human’s town everyday and befriend those boys in order for Yue to prepare for his “meal”.

(Source: the manga habit + review MAL)

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Opinion

Wow, this whole manga is really awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I mean, the art is pretty (in visual novel much prettier, but can’t help it’s not colored in manga). The people were so awesome. No one was left behind. Everyone had a role and that was nice to see.Aka ya Akashi ya Ayakashi no theme 6 The story was shortened and that didn’t really matter, since what I saw with the playthrough was sometimes a bit boring. Though I saw on an info list it would take 30-50 hours to complete!!! And I think you need a guide, unless you like to explore it for yourself. I always look for guides. I get off track….. So the whole plot is very original, though I expected some things to happen, there were so many surprises and I liked that. The concept (theme) is also something I like. Ayakashi, they are categorised in my head as ‘myths and legends’. I really like myths and legends, so this one was really nice. I still know not much about ‘ayakashi’ and I only read it in manga’s and books. How the point of view was, was very interesting and you could understand some statements. The ending of story 1 is half surprising. I review it when story 2 isn’t translated in English yet, so I don’t know the full end. What I do know is that I liked every chapter and that gave me a good impression. This is definitely one of my favourites. I’ll give it a 10/10. I was completely satisfied and this is the first time, I don’t see how it should’ve been different. Shoutout to ikasama-shoujo for the review on MAL, because I can’t help but agree with ‘this is a hidden gem’. Also, that person gave a little summary.

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This was it for this week. Did you notice that I changed the word ‘summary’ to ‘synopsis’? I did it because I actually don’t want to give spoilers. Maybe for this manga, I will put a loose explanation post when I feel like doing that.

See you next week.

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