Friday, February 24, 2017

Manga Review: The Demon Prince of Momochi House, Volume 7, by Aya Shouoto

Rating (Out of 5): ~4
Publisher: Shojo Beat (VIZ Media)
Release Date: January 2017
Volumes: 10+
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1. 6. 8.

Goodreads Synopsis:

Himari Momochi inherits a mysterious house that comes with its own gorgeous demon guardian.

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 which exists on the barrier between the human and spiritual realms. Aoi’s powers have weakend, and he begins to recall fragments of his childhood. Someone from the past has infiltrated Momochi House and is after Aoi!


Mr. Nachi turns out to have had a very important role in Aoi's life, which I wasn't quite expecting. He's a much more interesting antagonist than I thought he would be.
Himari is deceived a few times, and even Aoi doesn't remember enough to know beforehand. It's a surprise to all of them, and it's an interesting reveal for Aoi's history and why he went to the Momochi house in the first place. I'm mostly intrigued by Nachi's motivation, though, why he did it and what he's wanting to do about it now. It does make me want to hug Aoi even more than before, though, which I didn't think was possible. The hinting of romantic feelings between him and Himari, too, is just mean.
That cliffhanger, too. I'm really wondering what's going to happen from here. I think this should show more of the specific differences between Aoi and the Nue in the next volume, though.
This series is surprisingly good, in more ways than I expect, each time. I'm looking forward to the next one.

A review copy was provided by the publisher, VIZ Media, for an honest review. Thank you so, so much!

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