This week for Manga Monday I’m covering another One-shot! It’s Getsu in no Onmyouji by Gotsubo Masaru!
Plot Synopsis: Demons, they are born from stagnation, fear, hatred, and sorrow. Attracted by negative emotions of humans. In this world there are people who were able to fight against them, they possess the skill of a secret art. Transforming their soul into a blade, they are called Onmyouji.
Plot: The plot is fairly standard, and isn’t really all that original. That being said it still has plenty of potential to be serialized, though I highly doubt it ever will be since it’s been years since the One-shot was first published.
Characters: Tatsumaki and Souryuu are our two main characters, Tatsumaki is a rash arrogant kid while his big brother Souryuu is the talented genius who everyone loves. Needless to say that Tatsumaki isn’t super pleased about it and Souryuu having the biggest case of brother complex as a male character I’ve ever seen doesn’t help. The rest of the cast is good, but not too amazing either.
Art: This is easily Shueisha level quality, which makes it not being serialized a real shame.
Overall: Definitely a fun read for those who like a quick short story.
For those who like: Action, Drama, Japanese Mythology, Decent Plot, Good Cast of Characters, Excellent Artwork.
Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.