Monday, December 1, 2014

Manga Review: Crimson Spell, Volume 5, by Ayano Yamane

Rating (Out of 5): ~4
Publisher: SuBLime (VIZ Media)
Release Date: August 2014
Volumes: 5+
Spoilers: No.
Volume: 1. 4.

Goodreads Synopsis:

On his quest to find the one behind the curse on his sword, Vald manages to sneak into the empire's capital. His target is the greatest sorcerer in Zenedoura - Asterdol. However, in the midst of his search, Vald is captured by servants of the emperor. Fortunately for him, his capture brings an unexpected boon: the very sorcerer Vald is looking for comes straight to him! What will Vald do when he discovers that the man behind the curse looks exactly like Limris? And now that he's facing his greatest danger yet, will Halvir come to Vald's rescue? 


I don’t think I can give this series anything less than a four at this point. I’m also having a very hard time telling by cover which volume is which; the last four have been way too similar.
The serious plotline had been getting a little boring, even if the book was still enjoyable, but it was actually pretty exciting in this volume. There was only one, short smut scene in this volume, and it was near the beginning. Because then the group goes to meet the person in charge of the town, and Vald gets stuck with Limris in some alternate realm, and what happens is kind of horrible. Limris has some bad plans, it has become apparent. But Vald and Havi are staying strong, which is very nice.
The serious plotline is getting exciting, the humor is still very nice and funny, and the relationships and romance are fantastic. This series is just lovely. I really want to read the next volume, but I do know that it might be quite a while before it even gets released in Japan, sadly.

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