Monday, October 23, 2017

Manga Review: The Ancient Magus' Bride, Volume 5, by Kore Yamazaki

Rating (Out of 5): ~3.5
Publisher: Seven Seas
Release Date: July 2016
Volumes: 8+
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1. 4. 6.

Goodreads Synopsis:

A Fairy In Need

Chise has taken great strides in overcoming her dark past, and is ready for a brighter future by Elias' side. As for the magus himself, he is finally able to put a name to the strange emotion he's been feeling for Chise. Meanwhile, a deadly threat looms. When a panicked fairy appears at Chise's bedside, begging for help, is there anything the young, novice mage can do...?


We are once again shown the mortality of our heroine. Chise wants to help a sidhe, and she decides to make a risky concoction to help her and the man she's loved from afar. It's a really sweet plot, but we see the consequences for Chise.
I really like seeing Chise and Elias' relationship here. While we don't get a lot of development in this volume, we do get bits and pieces of them working together and trying to understand each other.
We get to meet a few new creatures, and we get to see the beginnings of Yule, which should lead to something, I'm sure. In the middle of the volume, we also got to see Silky's backstory. I wasn't expecting this, but I really like her, and it was nice to see how she came upon Elias and Chise, and how attached she is. It's sweet.
This was a slow and sweet volume. There's always a bit of quirkiness to these volumes, but this one was a bit slow in plot progression. Still enjoying it, though.

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