Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Manga Review: The Ancient Magus' Bride, Volume 7, by Kore Yamazaki

Rating (Out of 5): ~4
Publisher: Seven Seas
Release Date: July 2017
Volumes: 9+
Spoilers?: Some.
Volume: 1. 6. 8.

Goodreads Synopsis:

Lullaby, and Good Night...

After mistakenly putting Elias under a sleeping spell, Chise can't find a way to wake him up! She turns to Angie for help, and brews a potion meant to undo the spell--but the process is so exhausting, Chise ends up falling asleep herself. Upon entering a dream world, she crosses paths with the person she least expected: Cartaphilus. But something's off--the amoral alchemist seems to have lost his threatening edge. Meanwhile, in the outside world, trouble is brewing...on a dragon-sized scale!


The first part of the volume, we get to see the downfall of the turmoil between Chise and Elias. Elias is internalizing having Chise grow and know other people. Chise then gets to see that some of her powers might be unintentionally spreading, and she has to deal with accidentally putting a sleeping spell on Elias.
After that, they get approached to help a university find some stolen dragons. Chise wants to help, and even as she's being told she needs to take things easier, she continues to push herself. There's a point made here that Chise has made quite a lot of connections, and it's true. She knows a lot of people, and it's actually becoming quite easy for her to find someone to answer a question when she needs something.
At the same time, it's obvious that she's using a lot of herself all the time. She's exhausting herself easily, often, and she doesn't have that much to give. This point is made at least two times in this volume, and then we get the cliffhanger. It should be interesting to see what happens with that, and with this new development.

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