Saturday, September 13, 2014

Crimsom Spell Vol 2 by Ayano Yamane (review)

The Crimson Spell, Volume 2  
Crimson Spell Volume 2
by Ayano Yamane

Genre(s) Manga, Graphic Novels, 18+
Pages: 160
Published: Feb 2014
Publisher: Viz Media

Summary:  "A curse is a difficult thing to break. Vald, prince of Alsvieth upon taking up arms to defend his country was beset with a curse that transforms him into a ravenous cannibalistic beast."
Review:  Much like volume 1 of this series the artwork enchants me once more. It is the biggest asset this series starts. I love looking at each image. Especially Vald in his demon form. He gets the most delicious markings!

The story is still sadly lacking. We get a bit of a better feel for Havi and Vald. Havi seems to really like taking advantage of Vald in his demon form. I can't help but wonder how Vald will react when he finds out. I am still questioning and wondering at Havi's role in everything. I want to trust him, but as of this volume I just can't. How he uses Vald against his knowledge does not help.

My favorite series character, Rulca plays such a small role but I love him. I want more of him. Keep an eye on Vald, Rulca!

I really hope the story picks up the pace soon. If not for the gorgeous artwork I would have given up on this series. If just has not grabbed me yet. I see potential but it is just invisible right now. I hope volume 3 pulls things together more.

***Please note, this is a mature, ages 18+ Yaoi.***

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


  1. I don't read manga, but I have a lot of students at the high school where I am a librarian, that do. I need some help knowing what series might be good/appropriate for me to order for the school. Any chance you might be willing to help me with that? My email is lisa.mandina at kckps dot org.

  2. I love the artwork , sad that the story is lacking .I had the same problem.

    Rulca rocks. Totally FTW

    Lovely review

  3. Too bad about the story, but the artwork sounds nice

  4. I always read manga. Love the artwork but haven't read it!

  5. I'm still intrigued, I admit. After all, I've found a lot of underwhelming m/m these days, and at least this way I'd get to see great artwork!

    Trix, vitaejx(at)Aol(Dot)com

    1. Sheesh, that should be: vitajex(at)Aol(dot)com

  6. I don't read manga either but I d enjoy looking at the artwork

  7. I love manga and new ideas rock! this doesn't sound like you loved it though...


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