Manga review: Majo no Shinzou

Hello reader. So I’ve been drawing so much lately, cuz I entered a fanart competition. My hands are currently kinda cold and hurting, because I’ve been drawing for such a long time. Now I write this, still have to write an essay, learn some ICT stuff and learn some words for German. It’s currently 17:13, so rip. And thus, this will be a short review as my time is limited, I think it will. I don’t know for sure though. Haha. Well, let’s continue.

The author has made the 4-koma manga of Beelzebub-jou no Okinimesu mama. This one has been adapted to a short anime series. Very fluffy, is what I say. The rest, well, I don’t really know much about the author. I don’t know much about any author if I were to be honest. My capability to remember names is near to nothing. Anyways, yes, that was it.

Synopsis

Accompanied by a talking lantern, Mika pursues her sister on a quest to retrieve that which was stolen from her long ago.

(Source: MU)

Majo no Shinzou theme 3

Opinion

Even if I wanted to make a synopsis, this is literally what it’s about. Of course it has a deeper story, but not going to spoil that.

So, the concept. A talking lantern, an expressionless girl and a missing sibling. Well, I have to say that this combination of characters doesn’t happen often. Very original. I didn’t know what to expect when reading it. Well, Mika is a witch, the lantern is a very handsome guy and the sister is well, you need to judge it for yourself. The world-building is neat and very ordered. No big flaws or anything.

The story is actually simple, but it still is kind of dark. I’ll spoil that the ending is a bittersweet ending. The one I pity the most is the lantern in fact. I really like his character and actually wish for his happiness. I liked the plot twist and the ending/conclusion was amazing. Despite what you would expect with the art, it’s really a moving and good story.

Majo no Shinzou theme 2

So ye, the art. it’s cute. It’s beautiful, it’s amazing. I wish I could draw like that really. It’s soo beautiful.

The characters were acting according to really what they were. Mika acts like her age. Calm, indifferent, as she has seen a lot already. Lumiel, the lamp, is kind of childish but is still mature when it’s necessary to do so. I love how the character development around them happened and slowly seeing Mika change a little bit. But they were already developed, so the characters around them had development, which I like more, to be honest than if the main characters develop.

And with this all, I’ll give it an 8,5/10. It’s a story that has been stuck to me even until this day, and I really love it. I recommend you to read it. Still warning you to a bittersweet ending. Despite it, I still feel it’s worth it. I should read more stories like these. Any recommendations?

Majo no Shinzou theme 4

Anyways, that’s it. Like, I said, it’s shorter as most of my current reviews are 700+ words, while this one is only over 600 words. Can’t help it. I really need to do some other stuff and at least want to type a review. I will have time in the holidays, where I will also procrastinate on for this stuff, but less, as I have a bit more time than usual. Well then, until the next time.

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