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Wednesday, 3 January 2018
Manga: Magical Girl Raising Project
Magical Girl Raising Project
Buy or Borrow: Buy
Source: Copy courtesy of the publisher!
Magical girls like Snow White and La Pucelle have dreamed of the day they'd become one of the lucky few chosen to protect N City. But their dreams quickly turn into a nightmare when the Magical Girl Raising Project Management Office issues a decree--there are simply TOO MANY magical girls! Oops! Time to cull the number by...half? Half sounds good. Don't worry, retirement just means...you die. Good luck, girls!
Okaaaaay, the art is completely gorgeous, let me say that first off! The characters are so cute and the colour pages are bright and have a nice colour scheme to them. There's such rich, pretty parts when showing some of the magical girls and the settings and backgrounds are detailed. The battles/fights and magic where drawn fantastically too!
This volume is fast paced, and we get thrown straight in to the story with a brief flashback to explain what's going on. There's plenty of action throughout the volume, and the story is dark with plenty of blood. We get introduced to a lot of the main characters in just this one volume, and there's a couple of deaths too.....like I said, it's fast paced and it doesn't mess around.
We even get quite a bit of background on Ripple! I think she might be my favourite of all the magical girls, I'm not going to lie! Some of the magical girls are just plain unhinged though, it has to be said. But this is such a brilliant, and fresh take on magical girls.
There's magic, and cuteness but it's also dark and bloody and kind of like a magical girl Hunger Games! It really pulls you in and the pace doesn't let up!