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Manga Review: Dragon Goes House-Hunting Vol 1

Hey all, Dani here.

I successfully survived my first shift working nights…and there’s a strong possibility that this week-long coverage of vacation might turn into a more permanent position, meaning that I would end up sleeping all day and working all night for the foreseeable future. It won’t be fun, but it does get me mostly isolated at work again, and there is a little bit of a pay raise, so it’s tolerable.

Anyway, welcome to my first post on this lovely Manga Monday. Let’s just go ahead and get started, shall we?

Dragon Goes House-Hunting Vol1

Book Details

Format: Paperback

Pages: 178

Publisher: Seven Seas Entertainment

Publication Date: September 11, 2018

ISBN: 1626928851 (ISBN13: 9781626928855)

Summary

The hilarious story of a dragon trying to find his perfect lair!

When a dragon fails to live up to the fearsome standards set for him, his family kicks him out. He embarks on a quest to find a new home, but soon finds that life on the road is no place for a cowardly beast of legend. In a fantasy world full of elves, dwarves, and other mythical creatures, where everyone wants a piece of him―literally!―the frustrations of house-hunting reach a whole new level.

My Thoughts

Rating: 3.5 stars

So, every once in a while, Damian and I will just be browsing through the bookstore and we’ll stumble across a book or manga that we’ve never heard of that sounds interesting. That’s exactly what happened when Damian saw the title of this manga. It sounded pretty cute, and I’ve generally liked the Seven Seas Entertainment manga that I’ve read the past couple years, so we decided to give this one a shot.

This was an amusing concept and a pretty entertaining story, but it didn’t hold my interest as much as some other random manga that I’ve tried. Damian really seemed to find it enjoyable though, more than I did, so I think we’ll both be continuing on with this series about an inept dragon trying to find his perfect home. It was cute and endearing that he just wasn’t a very good dragon, and sort of accidentally allowed his egg siblings to be taken. So naturally his dad kicks him out as a failure and he needs to find a new place to live.

I’m pretty sure this is going to be a series that doesn’t take itself too seriously, and I think I’m going to like that concept.

Anyway, that’s where my benchmark is on whether to continue with a story or not. If it is at least 3 stars then I consider it, but if I’m on the fence and my fiance likes it, then I’ll read the next volume because we’ll end up buying it anyway. Speaking of, we now own up to Volume 4 of this series and if you’re on the fence like I was, they do get a little bit better with each installment. I’m looking forward to reading the fourth one.

Where to Get a Copy

You can pick up your own copy of this book from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-million, Book Depository, or from your local indie bookstore through IndieBound.

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