Hey all, Dani here.
Okay, yeah, so today’s post is later than what I normally post, and that’s because I got pulled onto a third shift schedule at work for the next two weeks. My body has not adjusted to the schedule yet, and trying to sleep during the day in the middle of summer is not easy. So I’m hoping I’ll be able to prep up a few of my posts for the next couple weeks so they can go up at my normal time, instead of seven hours later than usual.
Anyway, it’s Monday so let’s talk about some Manga.
Story and Art by: Yuki Tabata
Publisher: VIZ Media
In a world of magic, Asta, a boy with anti-magic powers, will do whatever it takes to become the Wizard King!
Asta is a young boy who dreams of becoming the greatest mage in the kingdom. Only one problem—he can’t use any magic! Luckily for Asta, he receives the incredibly rare five-leaf clover grimoire that gives him the power of anti-magic. Can someone who can’t use magic really become the Wizard King? One thing’s for sure—Asta will never give up!
Asta’s vacation is anything but rest and relaxation when children start disappearing all around him. But in order to take down the kidnappers, Asta will have to team up with Gauche, a mage who hates his guts!
Rating: 5 stars
This was my first completed read of 2019, and I think I actually ended up reading a few volumes that day, which is fine, because this is one of my all-time favorite series.
What I think I enjoyed most about this volume is that we are starting to get deeper into the Magic Knight system, and we are learning more about the politics of the land, which I think helps to increase our understanding of the world in general. But more than that, we are really starting to learn more about Asta’s fellow Black Bulls.
This volume in particular starts to delve deeper into Gauche, who I admit I still think of as a fairly odd and slightly creepy character, but now that I understand more about him, I have a certain respect for him as well.
I also really enjoy when any of the characters unlock a new spell or ability in their arsenal. It’s always a really cool time to watch as these characters who you grow attached to begin to surpass their limits and find new reserves of power within themselves.
So yeah, writing up this review is definitely making me want to get back into reading this series. I’m still like 6 volumes behind. Hmm…I might have to do a manga binge soon. Ooh, I know, I could always try and read a bunch of volumes for the Dewey’s Reverse Summer Readathon here in a few weeks. I’ll have to think about it. The readathon is literally happening the same weekend as Gen Con, and that might not yield a lot of reading time for me.
Where to Buy
You can pick up your own copy of this volume from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-million, Book Depository, or your local independent bookstore.