Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Demon Love Spell: a manga review

Author: Mayu Shinjo
Info: VIZ Media LLC, copyright 2012, 200 pages

A review in 10 words (or thereabouts):  Twilight meets Fifty Shades meets genuine hilarity in a goofy manga package.

Miko is a shrine maiden who has never had much success at seeing or banishing spirits. Then she meets Kagura, a sexy demon who feeds off women’s feelings of passion and love. Kagura’s insatiable appetite has left many girls at school brokenhearted, so Miko casts a spell to seal his powers. Surprisingly the spell works—sort of—but now Kagura is after her!

~Goodreads Description~

When Miko attempts to banish Kagura’s spirit, she inadvertently turns him into a miniature version of himself with little to no power.  He’s an incubus, maintaining his abilities through his love of women, and Miko wants nothing to do with him except that he is the only thing keeping her alive.  Unfortunately for Miko, Kagura is the most powerful spirit ever, and now others are coming for her.  

Finally!  A manga I instantly loved!  So, Miko chooses not to kill Kagura because he can keep her safe, but without his powers, he's kind of helpless.  Finally, Miko's father agrees to let Kagura stay with them...and he build him a doll house to live in.  A doll house.  And he shares said doll house with a hamster.  A hamster.  This powerful incubus demon guy is living with a hamster.  Kills me!

The storyline is ridiculous but hilarious, fast paced, but intriguing, and just plain fun.  If you’re looking for a new manga to enjoy, definitely consider Demon Love Spell.

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