Hey all, Dani here.
Manga Monday is back! I still have quite the lengthy list of manga reviews to write up, so this blog series is not going anywhere for the foreseeable future. Also, I do hope you guys don’t mind me having two posts up on Calendar Girls Monday AKA the first Monday of each month. I didn’t want to postpone my return to my manga posts, so bonus posts for you awesome readers.
All right, let’s get into the review.
Story & Art by: Yuki Tabata
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 1974700402 (ISBN13: 9781974700400)
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 and friends are finally able to save the Forest of Witches and claim the magic stone, but awaiting them back home is a brand-new challenge. But first, it’s time for a party!
Rating: 5 stars
This was such a fun volume. I love following the characters through festival times, and seeing what shenanigans they get up to. Plus this expands what we know about the different wizard guilds. We mostly get to follow the Black Bulls and the Golden Dawn, but as we get deeper in the story, it becomes clear that the core group of characters will have to team up with a number of other wizards for the challenges ahead.
Plus, hey, it’s always nice to break up the stress and danger and action with a little bit of light-heartedness and fun. These characters are so deserving of a break, even if it is a brief one.
I am so in love with these characters and this story. This is absolutely one of my favorite series, and I read through the volumes so quickly. I probably need to do a re-read of them all, just as a refresher. Either that or re-watch the anime. Either way it won’t take very long. And I do recommend both reading the manga and watching the anime.