Friday, February 21, 2014

MeruPuri: A manga review

Author: Matsuri Hino
Info: VIZ Media, copyright 2005, 192 pages
Volumes: 1-4

On the way to school one morning, Airi loses her mirror - one that had been passed down to her through generations - and suddenly finds herself in a bizarre situation. Never in her wildest dreams did she expect Aram, a little boy from a magical kingdom, to have emerged from the mirror in the short time it took her to track it down!

~Goodreads Description~

So if a strange kid emerged from a mirror, I don't think I'd be taking him home with me.  Just saying.  As manga goes, this wasn't anything original.  There's a love triangle between Aram and his "evilish" brother Jeile, the hero is a bit flawed in that he can't stay in one form too long, and a Airi, our damsel, has a tendency for over dramatics and is rather helpless.  Oh...and what's up with Japanese parents being absent?  Who just leaves their high school student to live on their own without any real supervision?  And, not to give anything away, but once Airi has, herself, traveled by mirror, no one really seams to mind.  Interesting.

Even though it's pretty typical, it's still worth the read (and it's only 4 volumes, so it won't take long :)

My library's teen manga club has been given the task of deciding what series I will tackle each month.  So far so good!  MeruPuri has a bit of fantasy, a bit of romance, but just not enough action to make it fantabulous.  I'm kind of excitied to see what they pick out for me next, and I have to admit that I like not having to make this particular reading decision!


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