Hey all, Dani here.
It is Monday, which means that it is once again time for me to talk about manga. With my manga review backlog, I still have a few more months worth of posts, and naturally I will be reading more manga in that time, so frankly this series appears to be one that will be sticking around for the foreseeable future.
I hope you all are enjoying these manga and comic reviews that I post as well. I like the variety of reviewing all the different material I read, instead of just books. Coming soon I also have a couple reviews that will talk about not just the book but also the movie adaptations, so stay tuned.
Okay, let’s jump into the review.
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!
On the orders of the Wizard King, Asta and his allies head to a mysterious dungeon to retrieve a powerful relic. However, when mages from a rival country show up, this mission turns into an all-out battle. Can Asta lead his team to victory?
Rating: 5 stars
Okay, so I read this particular volume last month during the latest session of Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon. This was a manga/anime that my fiance and I just decided to try on a whim. I think we watched one episode and then I immediately bought the first volume. I now own five volumes, but I have plans to catch up with the series soon enough.
So I’ll be honest. I think Asta grows on you. He is so loud and enthusiastic. His determination is actually quite remarkable. I think I could put him on par with Natsu from Fairy Tail when it comes to that willpower and drive to never give up. I want to see him figure out his antimagic grimoire and succeed. If he does manage to become the Wizard King, then it would be highly impressive.
I actually like that while the bond of Asta and Yuno is still a big part of the story, we are getting a lot of time of Asta with the Black Bulls. And it is really interesting to get to learn more about each of the members of the Black Bulls, as well as to see how they interact with the other groups, from within their country and from the neighboring countries.
This volume really starts to expand the world more, and I am excited to see what will happen next.