Anime Sunday: Magus’ Bride Episode 01 Impressions

This week for Anime Sunday I’m covering my first look at a Manga series I covered a long time ago. It’s my Magus’ Bride Episode 01 Impressions!

Plot Synopsis: Hatori Chise is a lonely teenager who has no family and is shunned by society so she sells herself into slavery. During the auction numerous mages bid large sums of money for her, only for the auction to be interrupted by a strange mage named Elias Ainsworth who immediately outbids every other buyer by bidding 5 Million Pounds…

Plot: The plot is pretty dark, and really faithful to the original source material. I enjoyed it quite a bit.

Characters: Chise and Elias are our two leads, and they are pretty interesting characters. Chise is incredibly somber and soft spoken due to her past, while Elias likes to do things with a flair. We don’t really get introduced to the rest of the cast in this episode.

Art: The art is pretty good, although not as good as a ufotable series.

Music: The music is pretty amazing, especially with the opening theme being performed by JUNNA who is a very talented young woman. If that name sounds familiar it’s probably because you’ve heard her sing as Mikumo Guynemer from Macross Delta.

Overall: A good adapatation, hopefully it stays true to the source material, although I wouldn’t mind seeing a happy ending.

For those who like: Urban Fantasy, Slice of Life, Drama, Romance, Excellent Plot, Fantastic Lead Characters, Awesome Musical Score.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.

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Manga Monday: Tegami Bachi by Hiroyuki Asada

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This week for Manga Monday I’ve got another Quick Review. It’s Tegami Bachi by Hiroyuki Asada!

Plot Synopsis: The story takes place in AmberGround, a land of perpetual night only partly illuminated by an artificial sun. People called Letter Bee’s travel between the various towns in order to deliver letters, a job that is incredibly dangerous due to the monsters called Gaichuu, giant insects that roam in the dark places between towns.

Plot: The plot is pretty interesting as of the first chapter, I’ll probably get around to reading the series fully later this year, sometime in the summer most likely. But so far I’ve had my interest piqued.

Characters: We get introduced to Gauche and Lag in this first chapter, along with Gauche’s partner Roda, a dog. Personally I like Roda the most, but that might just be the dog lover part of me or it may be the cold I’ve come down with. Either way the cast is interesting!

Art: This was published by Shueisha in Weekly Shonen Jump, so it’s got amazing artwork.

Overall: I’m going to give this a tentative go ahead, hopefully it stays as good as the first chapter.