Hey all, Dani here.
Did I take a day to try and write up as many blog posts as I could? Yep, that is absolutely true. Which is why I’m going to have to be pretty generic and vague in the intro section here, because honestly I don’t know what is going to happening in a week. Well, I can say that today is Easter Monday, and it was a weird Easter because of the self-isolation and the social distancing, but we had a pretty good time anyway. And since Damian and I work a job that our work week is Monday-Thursday, we were lucky enough to get to celebrate our Good Friday holiday today. So we aren’t working today. I love holidays. It gives me an extra day away from the workplace to just relax and continue to be a hermit.
Anyway, welcome to the first of two manga reviews for today, because it is once again Manga Monday. I am really enjoying all of these posts about manga that I am reading and enjoying, and I hope you are liking them as well.
Okay, let’s jump into the review.
Story and Art by: Yuki Tabata
Publisher: VIZ Media, LLC
Publication Date: January 7, 2020
ISBN: 1974708780 (ISBN13: 9781974708789)
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!
With the elves now fully awakened, the Clover Kingdom is in great peril! It’ll be up to the magic knights to save the day, but they could be completely outmatched this time!
Rating: 5 stars
Oh my goodness, this was such a good volume. I loved seeing Noelle be the awesome badass we all know she can be. Obviously with various members of the Silva family on the front, you know that they are a big part of this story. But Noelle is really starting to show her magical strength, and I think she is starting to get the respect and recognition she deserves from her siblings.
I especially enjoyed the Yami and Jack the Ripper team-up. Seriously, their magical talents actually complement each other quite nicely. This was a team-up I loved and didn’t realize I needed in my life. Jack the Ripper always just gave me the heebie-jeebies, so it was cool to get to know him just a bit better.
Plus, as usual, it was cool to see more of Henry. Clearly I am such a huge fan of Henry, because he is just so precious and odd. Oh, and I also liked that we got to see more of the setup of the royal section of the kingdom, because though we’ve heard plenty about the royals and have met quite a few members of various royal families, we haven’t really spent much time in the part of the kingdom where they reside. It was different.
Finally, I was so glad to see Finral once again show how great he is, and to stop elf-possessed Langris. After all that time of Langris talking about being superior, and even with the elf power boost, he was still stopped by the brother he considers to be next to worthless. It’s beautiful.
This elf reincarnation plot line is really interesting, and I’m excited to see where it will go next.
Where to Get a Copy
You can grab your own copy of this book from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-million, Book Depository, or your local independent bookstore through IndieBound.
You can also check with your local library.