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The Ancient Magus Bride

I usually don’t like talking about brand new mangas because they only have a couple of available, but for this one I’ll make an exception. The new manga called The Ancient Magus Bride a.k.a Mahou Tsukai No Yome was created by a brand new artist named Yamazaki Kore. I give my props to the creator of this manga, it totally sucked me into the story and before I knew it, I was at the end and am now patiently waiting for the next chapter to come out.

This manga is about a girl named Chise who suddenly ends up in an auction to be sold to a bunch of rich people. Her  suddenly being auctioned off in the beginning of the story isn’t what caught my eye it was the fact that not only was she being sold in a world where magical creatures and other beings exist, but she was bought by a very mysterious person. Now, because this is a romance manga I bet most of you are thinking she was sold to a beautiful, mysterious person or something like that, right?

If you are then, you are DEAD WRONG!

Apparently, she’s sold to a very powerful sorcerer that everyone hates for some strange reason and not only that his head is an animal skull. No, its not a mask or a disguise spell or anything like that. That’s his real face! Besides, the fact that he as a animal skull for a head, the fact that he tries to cover it up with a small veil is very funny to me. It’s not like it’s really hiding anything. The moment you see him using the veil you can already tell that his face is disfigured in some way, so why hide it when you live in a world where creatures just like him exist?

Now let’s go back to Chise. She’s a red headed 16 year old girl who is suddenly bought by this strange sorcerer, but she seems to be really cool with it. In fact, her only main concerns were what he wanted her to do for him. You would think she would try to run or at least resist a little, but that’s not the case with her. You’ll find out later, she had a pretty good reason to act the way she acting, but like always I won’t spoil it for you.

After, reading the first chapter I didn’t know if I should be happy, sad or scared for Chise. To make things really interesting in story, not only does she get bought from an auction by an animal headed sorcerer, it turns out that he bought her for two reasons. First, to make her his apprentice. Secondly, to make her his future wife.

That really caught me off guard especially the way he proposed the idea to her. This manga is quite awesome and actually reminded me of a another manga that I’ve read a long time ago, but that can wait for another time. People are always saying, ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover’ or ‘Don’t let another person’s looks fool you’ in this story Chise is going to have to see if she can love a man where the person inside might be exactly the same as his cover.

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Hekikai no Aion

This manga centers around a nice boy named Tatsuya whose parents have recently died in a car crash. After, their death Tatsuya was left with billions of dollars and a lot of distant relatives coming out of the wood work trying to win his favor.

Tatsuya was a bit of a naïve and kind-hearted boy with not much of a backbone. In the beginning, when he was being bullied for lunch money all he did was smile and politely tell them to back off. He’s one of those guys that refuses to fight back for some reason. It’s a good thing that Nagisa, who is one of his best friends was there to help him get rid of all those bullies or he would be in trouble.

Besides, everyone wanting his money, he comes across a weird girl named Miyazaki. When I first started reading the manga I thought that Miyazaki was a mermaid, but after reading a couple of chapters I learned that wasn’t the case in this story. Personally, I’m not really sure what she is. She has a shadow snake named Aion that comes out of her shadow and attacks people and can not die.

It turns out that she’s the one going after mermaids because she wants to avenge a person’s death, but the only way can she draw the mermaids out if they are a lot of brain washing bugs around. The bugs are little beings that get into your head if your near the sea. Since, this town that they live in is right next door to the sea then lots of people are going to get infected. The bugs have the ability to provoke the evil that lives deep in your heart and make it a hundred times worse.

Miyazaki uses Aion to get rid of these bugs. Also, Tatsuya doesn’t know it yet but he’s become interested in her and won’t leave her alone. Which then leads to her living with him. I love triangles and I think that Nagasi and Miyazaki are going to be fighting over Tatsuya each other a lot in this manga.

I can already see the funny moments in this story and Miyazaki is really playing the mystery card. This manga is really good and I can’t wait to find out more about Miyazaki’s past and to see if they get together or not.

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Yobi, The Five Tailed Fox

This animation movie is about a young girl named Yobi. Well, no one knows how old she really is because she’s actually a fox that possesses magical powers. What she likes doing the most is turning herself into a ten year old girl.

For some reason, an alien race of furry aliens crash land on Earth and have been trying since then to go back to their planet. They are so weird and one of them likes repeating what the other one says. Then, one day one of them that’s considered a ‘troublemaker’ within the group gets yelled at forcing him to leave, which then leads to him getting himself captured by the kids at a nearby school. The school seems to be a school for the oddballs or outcasts of society. It did hint that some of these kids have some issues that need to be resolved.

The rest of the aliens feeling bad for him want to try to rescue him, so they ask Yobi to infiltrate the school and get their friend back. That is where the story begins. This movie absolutely cute and heart warming. You know that Yobi wants to be human, but she’s kind hearted enough to not take extreme or evil measures to get it. Unlike Mr.Shadow, who I had thought was a good guy at first when I saw him helping her get away from the hunter several times.

My favorite characters would have to be Yobi, Jung Jong-ee and Geum-ee. Jong-ee was this cute little girl who didn’t speak and for some strange reason, she always had to be hugging something. First, it was her oversized teddy bear and then she turned her attention to the alien. Geum-ee was this nice guy who wanted to be a comedian and liked spending time with Yobi. I liked watching the puppy love develop between the two, even though, Yobi had no clue that she was in love in the first place.

This movie is filled with adventure, mystery, magic and a glimpse of the supernatural world. I loved this movie and I can’t wait to see more. I really think that watching Yobi, The Five Tailed Fox is a total must see!

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