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Manga Review: Dragon Goes House-Hunting, Volume 2

Hey all, Dani here.

Man, I have not had a lot of posts go up lately, and I am sorry about that. I’m trying to figure out my new life/work schedule, which seems to keep getting thrown out of whack as soon as I’ve made up a plan. I am being moved back to day shift a week earlier than originally planned, so hopefully that will help to regulate my sleep schedule better. But on top of that I accepted a part-time work from home job offer on top of my full-time factory job. Then toss in the fact that I am trying to write my novel, and the need for reading time and blogging time…and suddenly it feels like I might be juggling a bit too much.

But it’s okay. I’ll figure it out. I’ve just been a little bit light on reading the past week or so, which has an impact on blogging a little bit. Thankfully I do have a list of backlist reviews I need to write, so I just need to take a little time and start writing those up.

Anyway, welcome to part one of my Manga Monday review posts. I still have so many backlisted manga reviews to write, so this series is one that we can definitely count on continuing for a while. All right, let’s get started.

Dragon Goes House-Hunting Vol2

Book Details

Story by: Kawo Tanuki

Art by: Choco Aya

Format: Paperback

Pages: 180

Publisher: Seven Seas

Publication Date: March 26, 2019

ISBN: 1626929793 (ISBN13: 9781626929791)

Summary

HOME IS WHERE THE HRAESVELGR IS

Letty has traveled all over in search of a safe, affordable place to call home: no easy feat when you’re a dragon! Lately, he’s picked up a Hraesvelgr, an adorable chick that’s destined to grow up into a giant, magical bird. Letty’s determined to start taking this settling-down thing more seriously. After all, now he’s got someone else to look out for! There’s just the very small problem that Letty keeps getting caught by all kinds of dragon hunters…

My Thoughts

Rating: 4 stars

I enjoyed this volume more than the first one. Letty is such a poor dragon, but I feel like he had a lot of growth and development in this volume, which was nice. 

This is just such a cute and lighthearted and fun manga so far. I’m so used to serious characters who face serious issues, where there’s a lot of action and a build-up of tension and such. But this is just a dragon who is looking for a safe home.

This is obviously made complicated by the fact that he doesn’t really have money, and that he’s a dragon, and in this volume he adopts a chick. By the way Pip, the magical chick, is absolutely adorable. So, I just have a feeling that Letty is going to end up adopting a whole bunch of random people who just don’t quite fit the mold, much like himself, and that will lead to even more hi-jinks on the house hunt.

Okay so this is clearly not a manga that I obsessively follow or anything. It’s cute, and entertaining, which is important. But I’m still not wholly invested in the characters or the story, which is something I need to elevate a series to favorite status (like with Fairy Tail, Black Clover, and My Hero Academia, just to name a few). At least I can say that this is a series that I am likely to keep picking up, especially since there’s only a few volumes that are released each year. It’s not a difficult commitment. Many of the series I read have volumes released every other month.

So I’m glad I am still reading this series–I actually recently just read the fourth volume and the fifth isn’t out until July–so it is a slowly improving series. Still not up to favorite status, but definitely one that I’m interested enough in to keep reading.

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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