Manga Review: Demon Love Spell, Vol. 1 by Mayu Shinjo

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on October 11, 2012 | 3 Comments


Shoujo manga
Published by VIZ Media LLC (12.4.2012)

Source: Edelweiss

**Contains mild sexual content

Miko is a shrine maiden who has never had much success at seeing or banishing spirits. Then she meets Kagura, a sexy demon who feeds off women’s feelings of passion and love. Kagura’s insatiable appetite has left many girls at school brokenhearted, so Miko casts a spell to seal his powers. Surprisingly the spell works—sort of—but now Kagura is after her!


reviewDemon Love Spell was so cute! It’s been awhile since I’ve read any manga, so I thoroughly enjoyed this one. (This is my first manga review, by the way ^.^) It actually reminded me a LOT of Mugen Spiral, which is one of my favorites.

I love romance stories that start off as hatred. LOVE them. As far as romance goes, that’s my favorite kind. I know, I’m weird. :p But I think that’s why I enjoyed this one so much, because they were stuck with each other against their will and fell for each other reluctantly.

Miko was cute! When Kagura gave her crap, she gave it right back. I loved the banter between them! I giggled out loud several times. And Kagura was sexy, of course (and freaking adorable in his mini form), despite being a womanizer – although that was part of being an incubus. He was very matter-of-fact about his…er, needs….because he didn’t see anything wrong with it.

The art was really good, too! When it comes to manga, the art makes or breaks it for me. I am extreeeemely picky about it. If I can’t stand to look at the artwork, I’m not going to bother reading it. I like a certain type of art (examples of favorite art: DNAngel, Vampire Knight, Chrono Crusade) and this one fell into that category.

And the ending? Whaaaaaat?! Do I sense a love triangle in the next volume???? I can’t wait to get my hands on it so I can find out. If you like manga and are a fan of shoujo (and don’t mind a few steamy scenes), I recommend giving this one a try!

Plot: 4/5
Art: 4/5
Originality: 3/5
Characters: 4/5
Pace: 5/5
Cover: 5/5
Overall rating: 4/5 starfish
Jessi (Geo)

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3 responses to “Manga Review: Demon Love Spell, Vol. 1 by Mayu Shinjo

  1. YAY! I am so glad u liked this manga too! I love it when a relationships goes from hate to love, so your not the olny weird one ^_^ LOL, my sister has app & already read like WAY ahead of this book @_@ It was already released in Japan…so I am restraining myslef from continueing, BUT the fox/human drawing was cute! LOVE the picture u picked!

    -Lisseth, sorry that was LONG.

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