Manga Review: Mugen Spiral, Vol. 1 by Mizuho Kusanagi

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 1 November, 2012 | 3 Comments



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Shoujo manga
Published by TokyoPop (9.17.2004)

Source: I own it

Yayoi, a spunky high school girl, has inherited spiritual powers from her mother–she uses these powers to protect people. During a fight with the devil Ura. Yayoi’s power turns the devil into a black kitten. Now, even though Ura doesn’t hide desire to “eat” Yayoi’s power when he gets the chance, they develop an interesting relationship: The two begin living together, and Yayoi takes her new feline “friend” on her adventures.

 

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review

I absolutely LOVE this manga!! It’s been a while since I read it (it’s one of my faves, I crack it open from time to time), so I thought it would be a good pick for this week’s manga review.

The story line is fantastic! I adore love/hate relationships, and this is a great example of one. Yayoi and Ura are stuck with each other; and even though they’re enemies, as time passes they each grudgingly start to like one another more and more. The banter between them made me giggle at frequent intervals.
My favorite part of Mugen Spiral? URA. I freaking love Ura! ♥
Seriously. As far as anime/manga crushes go, he’s on the top of my list (right next to Inuyasha, just under Folken Fanel)!

Ura in full demon form
 
*swoon* I love the art in this manga. I could seriously stare at Ura for hours! *pets pages* Ahem. Don’t mind me…
 
This manga actually reminds me a bit of Inuyasha – there were a couple of scenes where Ura sounds SO much like Inuyasha that I could hear his voice as Ura’s. In my head I was thinking, This is TOTALLY something Inuyasha would say to Kagome. I liked Yayoi better than Kagome, though. 
 
Something else I love about this one? Ura’s sealed form is a KITTY! And we all know how much I love kitties. Little kitty Ura is so stinkin’ adorable!
 
 
Daaawwwwww!!! The scene on the left is so cute I wish I could scoop him up and hug the crap out of him!
 
I liked Hakuyoh, too. He’s cute! And Ouga, Ura’s brother, was a good villain. He was a bit off his rocker with power and threw some danger into the mix with his disturbing instability. Plus the ending left off on a cliffhanger! I forgot about that. Sounds like next week will have to be volume 2! ;)
 

assessment
Plot: 5+/5
Art: 5+/5
Originality: 4.5/5
Characters: 5/5
Pace: 5/5
Cover: 5/5
 
Overall rating: 5+/5 starfish
 

Jessi (Geo)

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3 Responses to “Manga Review: Mugen Spiral, Vol. 1 by Mizuho Kusanagi”

  1. DUUUUDE! I didn’t know you liked manga! :D I loooooove it! <3 And this one seriously sounds awesome!

    I know one manga you should start, I’ve been a fan of it since volume 1. Black Bird by Kanoko Sakurakoji. That is a series that keeps getting better and better by the minute, and it’s seriously hot and spicy. ;) Check it out!

  2. Yes! I used to read it a lot more, trying to get back into it. I haven’t heard of that one but I’ll definitely check it out! Thanks for the recommendation :)

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