Direction: Right to Left
by: Nao Yazawa
Publisher: Digital Manga Publishing
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Shojo
Mizuki just wants to be a normal teenage girl, however, she has one problem. Whenever she gets angry she transforms into a devil! She was born into a family of devils and now it is her mission, along with her partner Sekito, to transform into a devil and fight monsters. What is a girl to do when all she really wants is to be normal! Like any teenage girl, Mizuki has a school crush. The one secret she can never let anyone know is that she can transform into a devil! When the school is under attack and her partner Sekito wants her to fight, how will she defend the school, save her crush, but not reveal her secret?!
No character musings, since this is essentially just two chapters and frankly not enough for me to make a proper thoughts on them.
The art in this series looks and feels dated, but for me it worked really well for me, but then it’s a shojo series so the art sort of makes sense. I have to admit that reading it through the second time I found the art reminding me more and more of the old Sailor Moon styled series.
The same is sort of true with the story, though i have to admit i do like the twist this time. Rather than being an angel or super-heroine, she’s a devil saving the day. these sort of twists do breath life into an old genre.
The story is rather fast paced, jumping in at the deep-end right from the start. There’s little in the way of an explanation as to why a devil would be doing what she does, but then, again, as it’s only two chapters there’s room to grow.
It’s hard to judge a new title after only two chapters, but I will admit i enjoyed reading it. Hopefully future chapters will be just as enjoyable, but a bit more revealing.
I do like Mizuki as a character, her reactions to things was just funny as hell. In the second chapter i actually did got a little lump in my throat and had to swallow a few times.
I’m looking forward to the following chapters, or an official volume release.
This seems to be a first for eManga who seem to be taking a leaf from NetComics and releasing the series in a chapter by chapter basis. I’m in two minds over this to be honest, mainly over the costs involved. NetComics charge around the 25c a chapter, where as eManga is charging a staggering $2.75 a chapter. That’s a huge jump in price, and i have to admit seems a bit over priced, hopefully they’ll find a cheaper price model to use.