Saturday, June 18, 2016

Manga Review: The Demon Prince of Momochi House, Volume 3, by Aya Shouoto

Rating (Out of 5): ~3.5
Publisher: Shojo Beat (VIZ Media)
Release Date: January 2016
Volumes: 8+
Spoilers?: No.
Buy it here: Amazon. Barnes and Noble.
Volume: 1. 2. 4.

Goodreads Synopsis:

On her sixteenth birthday, orphan Himari Momochi inherits her ancestral estate that she’s never seen. Momochi House exists on the barrier between the human and spiritual realms, and Himari is meant to act as guardian between the two worlds. But on the day she moves in, she finds three handsome squatters already living in the house, and one seems to have already taken over her role!

Himari Momochi inherits Momochi House, an estate that exists on the barrier between the human and spiritual realms. Four friends come over to visit Himari, but Aoi can sense that one of them is no longer alive. This spirit is absorbing Momochi House’s power and is quickly transforming into a demon. Will Himari be able to stop its progression and save her friends?


The story from the previous volume concludes, and we see that some long-standing enemy was behind it, leading to another problem later on.
But the big plotline of the volume is when Himari gets to see what one of Aoi’s big responsibilities as the demon prince really is. It’s misleading at first, and Himari has to pretend to be a yokai to even be allowed at the ceremony. It’s dangerous for Aoi, but it’s something he has to do every so many years, to keep a dangerous creature locked up. Himari doesn’t like it, but Aoi isn’t as weak as he used to be and he handles it.
Then we’re left with the introduction of a new character, surely to be a new boy added to the harem at least temporarily.
I am enjoying this series, though it’s a little harder to follow. I still look forward to the next one.

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