Hey all, Sam here.
It is Monday once again, and as per usual, we are starting the week with Manga Monday, the series on the blog where we talk about manga each week, typically with a review of a volume of manga…although there might be occasional anime chats or something coming in future. We’ll see.
So for the past few weeks I’ve been chatting about a couple of the cool female-led isekai stories I found in the past few months that I really want to chat about, and I’m excited to keep reading both of these series because they’ve been really entertaining and cute.
Without further ado, let’s go ahead and dive into the review.
The land of Salutania needed a savior, but Sei didn’t get chosen for the job. Stranded in an unfamiliar world, she wound up finding all kinds of ways to keep busy: potion-making, enchanting, and accidentally romancing a handsome knight! Deep down, though, Sei always knew she had the power of a Saint. When she reveals that power by regenerating a wounded man’s missing arm, will her peaceful days be over for good?
Rating: 5 stars
This volume was definitely a tipping point for Sei and for everyone around her. For the first couple volumes there were a lot of folks who believed Prince Kyle when he said that Aira was the Saint and Sei was just an other. But there were suspicions towards the contrary, especially considering that Sei’s healing potions were stronger than others.
We also get to see more of Yuri Drewes, the mage who had cast the Saint Summoning Ritual. And okay, it is clear that a lot of the guys in this story are infatuated with Sei for a variety of reasons. I mean, I don’t exactly blame them. She’s cute and nice and helpful and eager to earn her keep.
Honestly I love how adorable the art is for this story, and the story is pretty cute as well, which is really fun. But it also seems like it may be getting more intense or dangerous or action packed, although probably not with the same frequency as a shonen series, which is great, because I don’t want all action all the time. I like the quieter more slice of life type stories.
Anyway, like I said, this volume was a tipping point, because when a bunch of men are injured, Sei steps in to aid with healing them. One of the men has lost his arm, and like the eager to help healer that she is, Sei feels like she has to help, even if it shows off just how powerful her healing is. And she is able to regenerate his arm, a healing ability so powerful it brings into question if she is an other or if she is the true Saint.
I haven’t watched all of the episodes of the anime yet, but it is just as cute as reading the manga. Honestly I’m hoping that it gets more than one season, because I think we need more fun and cute anime to watch. I’ve even picked up three volumes of the light novel, because I’d like to see what extra information comes up in the light novels that isn’t able to be translated over to the manga.
Well, that is all from me for today. Thank you so much for stopping by, and I’ll be back soon with more geeky content.