Manga Review: Niehime to Kemono no Ou by Yu Tomofuji

 Hakusensha Published May 20, 2016 162 Pages

Hakusensha
Published May 20, 2016
162 Pages

Saliphie is the 99th sacrifice to the demon king. Looking to enjoy the last few days of her life, As she gets close to the King, she learns two secrets that can change his entire empire.  

When it is announced that Saliphie will be the King’s companion, she is determined to be his source of energy and support. 

This series was a surprise. Based off the summary, it sounded very cliche but the author put in some work with this one.

What I loved was the back story, provided for Saliphie. She is more than just a girl trying to bring happiness to everyone she meets; her past is sad and the fact that she even has some kind of innocence is slightly hard to believe.

I did feel the author was doing too much with her being naive or oblivious to things but I liked her. The best part of this book is the plot. The twists and turns are not cliche at all. Maybe slightly predictable in regards to the King but beyond that I was impressed by what I read. The pace was great. However, I did feel in the first volume it was becoming redundant but by the second volume that changed, which is a fairly quick turn around.

Saliphie relationship with the King shows growth, which I love. They each are feeling each other out, while also trying to become better individuals. Despite the fantasy aspect of it, it is a realistic interpretation of growing love. I really enjoyed it. Beyond the romance, a lot of shady things happen and I am all for it.

The art work was pretty good as it focuses on animals having human appearances and emotions. I was happy with it.

Overall, I am disappointed there isn’t a volume 3 yet because I really did enjoy this.

 

4.5 Pickles

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