Manga review: Sennen Meikyuu no Nana Ouji

Hello people. As I’m currently writing this with my brain offline, I will see how I’m going to do this. I think I’ll manage anyway haha. I was kind of surprised I didn’t review the manga. I thought I really did, so my memory just fails me. Well, that aside, let’s see if I have some info on it.

There’s a sequel on the manga. It’s not translated I think, but waiting for it. I think it’s more like an extra short story, since it’s only one volume worth. Aikawa Yu, the artist of this manga, is the original creator of the shitty anime Jingai-san no Yome and some other manga. I have no idea about the rest. It’s also officially published in English. That’s the end of the information I know.

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Synopsis

A young man, Ewan Juno, awakens to find himself imprisoned in an unknown place, surrounded by stone walls and seemingly endless corridors. Ewan learns that he is one of eight young men, all sent to this strange place—the Thousands Years Labyrinth. Each of them is a candidate to be the next emperor, but only one among them will have the power to choose whom it will be. As each man struggles to survive, Ewan must navigate the shifting landscape of the labyrinth and its multitude of traps, if he is ever to escape and learn the truth behind the labyrinth’s dark secrets.

(Source: Seven Seas)

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Opinion

I really like this manga. A good one even if it’s on the shorter side. Every chapter is packed with story and super nice to read.

The art is just pretty. Beautiful and detailed. I wish I could draw like that, but I have my chibis haha. Everything is clean and clear with drawing. Every character has its details and every area is just wow. I wonder how much time was invested in that.

The concept is quite normal, yet uniques. In the middle ages and some right to the throne. But the game element makes it unique. Every action has its purpose, no unnecessary stuff drawn or said.Sennen Meikyuu no Nana Ouji theme 2

The character development is how the mystery element gets solved eventually and a matter of loyalty and betrayal. Love how everyone grows in such a short time between life and death. Every character was sort of a round-character and had their own history.

The story itself is good too. The mystery is something you can think for yourself or can read blindly. It’s really good and the connections all make sense. Though you would expect some sort of magic maybe, everything is made with science. Amazing how some contraptions were thought of. The plot isn’t only by one person but also with some the others sometimes and they’re all main characters, so it’s well balanced. You can pick up the history of most people pretty easily after a few sentences are said about them and it’s full of expressions.

I’ll give it an 8,5/10, since I want more and wish the story could be longer than this. But I really recommend you to read this.

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Well, that’s it for today again. Until the next time then. Ahh, I’m tired…..

o/

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