Thursday, August 1, 2013

Review: Rasetsu vol. 1

Pages: 192
Genre: Manga, Young Adult, Supernatural
Publisher: Viz Media LLC
Rating: 3 stars

Goodreads Description: Rasetsu Hyga works for an exorcist agency where she uses her special powers to banish evil spirits. There's a story behind the red flower mark on her chest though--it's a memento left by a powerful spirit who vowed to claim her on her 20th birthday. Unless Rasetsu can find true love by then, she is fated to become his.

Yako Hoshino, a young man with spiritual powers of his own, comes to the agency seeking help with a possessed book. He's seen a lot of strange phenomena in his day, but the last thing he expects to see is Rasetsu bearing a striking resemblance to his old love Yurara!

My Review: I took my sweet time getting to set aside time to read this one. Would have been my loss if I had not. Rasetsu is an interesting character. She can be serious about her work and also silly, funny with her co-workers. It balances out. I liked her, but her sweet tooth. My teeth hurt just at the thought of it. Yako was my favorite in Yurara, so I'm glad to see him in this series. Rasetsu's colleague Kuryu and her boss are interesting characters too. Aoi, another colleague, didn't quite impress me as much yet. Yako's facial reactions to all of them is funny. Volume one introduced them and Rasetsu's history a little. I have to know more about them, see how the story continues. Chapter three was my favorite. That's as much as I will say.

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