Thursday, August 21, 2014

Crimson Spell Vol 1

The Crimson Spell, Volume 1 
Crimson Spell Volume 1
by Ayano Yamane
Genre: Graphic Novel, 18+, Yaoi-M/M
Pages 192
Published: Dec 2013 (Original date Jan 2005)
Publisher:  Viz Media

Summary: "The curse of the magical crimson sword has turned Prince Bald into a monster... To break the spell, he sets out on a journey with the sexy and gorgeous magician, Havi. Bald has no idea that when he turns into a beast at night, Havi uses his unique talents to pacify his beastly appetite... The luscious journey of Bald and Havi begins."
 Review:  This was okay. Okay, lets be honest, if not for the lovely artwork this would have been 2 stars...

The plot and character development need a lot of work. I could not get a sense of identity off anyone. Havi seems interesting enough to try to continue but otherwise I was a bit frustrated and overall bored. I can't even add anything that the summary does not say really.

Now the artwork is amazing! Especially when Vald (not sure why summary calls him Bald-it is Vald inside the volume) goes to his beast side. LOVE his markings! For a manga character, he is hot to look at in this form!

Sadly, hot guys are not enough. There are a couple decent moments so that I am willing to give volume 2 a chance for reading but it is not a priority series for myself. I am hoping that this was just to set some character intros but overall there is a lot of room for development.

***Please note this is YAOI. M/M, Boys love, whatever you want to call it. Havi and Vald hook up. In mature, adult ways. NOT for younger readers!***

*I received an ecopy of this from Viz Media, via Edelweiss, in return for a fair honest review. All opinions expressed are strictly my own.*


1 comment:

  1. I've heard this one talked up for years, so it's good to know it's not mandatory (though I may try it at a library if there's no non-con, which I see in way too much yaoi).

    --Trix, vitajex(at)aol(Dot)com


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