Thursday, November 10, 2011
Rasetsu Volume One by Chika Shiomi
R to L (Japanese Style).
Rasetsu Hyuga 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 momento 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 Yurura!
Summary taken from Goodreads.com
I grabbed this one by chance off the shelf in the library and didn't have high hopes for it. Though in this instance I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked this book since I haven't had the greatest luck in this genre thus far.
I thought that the overall premise was good. It was nice to read a more mature manga. I definately found myself giggling over some parts. Rasetsu is adorable. As for Yako...I don't care too much for his aloofness but hopefully he changes as the series goes on. I am interested is reading more about his past. I find it intriguing that Rasetsu looks so much like the ghost girl he used to love.
I hope the next book in the series is just as good if not better than this one. Unfortunately my library only has the first volume in the series in the system so it looks like I'm going to be having to buy the rest of the series in order to read this.
I recommend this book to people who enjoy T+ manga and those who like their manga less fluffy. My final rating for this volume is a ★ ★ ★ ★ read.