Monday, August 7, 2017

Manga Review: Void's Enigmatic Mansion, Volume 2, by HeeEun Kim and JiEun Ha

Rating (Out of 5): ~3.5
Publisher: Yen Press
Release Date: 2015
Volumes: 5.
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1. 3.

Goodreads Synopsis:

What if your greatest wish could be granted?

In Mr. Void's enigmatic mansion, wishes can be mere whispers away from reality. When Dante, the poet on the second floor, finds a patron for his arts, it seems he may finally get everything he could ever wish for...But the best things in life--fortune, love, wishes--are never given freely. And when Dante finds his last verse, the tale of the beautiful lovers on the third floor begins to unfold. And as desires echo within the halls of Void's mansion, the lovers too will learn that fortune, love, and even whispered wishes come with a price...


We conclude the writer and the working woman’s story in the first half. I don’t feel bad for the writer even a little. He’s a bit of an ass, even if he does learn some things from it.
Then we meet a couple, the woman a bit crazy, and the man is going crazy from having to take care of her. It’s a very depressing tale, especially because there’s quite a bit of realism in it, and I can surely see the idea of it happening. These kinds of situations do happen to people. It’s sad what happens to them, what the man has turned into after such a long time, when they were so happy years ago.
I love the artwork in this series, and seeing it all in color is a treat. The format and paper it’s printed on just makes it that much prettier. The stories are sad and depressing, but sometimes deserving and sometimes surprising. I would like to read more, definitely, but I also want more of an overall plot to come at some point.

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