Manga Monday: Re Master Magic by Kenkyo na Circle

Michael Blaker
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This week for Manga Monday I’ve got another Quick Review! It’s Re Master Magic by Kenkyo na Circle!

Plot Synopsis: Zeff Einstein spent his whole life mastering fire magic and was finally recognized for it, yet a new spell that was soon created revealed that his talent for red magic was his lowest. Bitter at the thought of all his wasted effort, he creates a spell to send his old self back in time to his younger body…

Plot: The plot for this first chapter is fairly stereotypical, but it doesn’t mean that I don’t find it interesting, I’ve always thought redemption stories are always interesting and given my recent reading of series like Against the Gods and Tsuyokute New Saga the fact that this didn’t bore me instantly says something good about the series. Now granted I’ve read only the first chapter of this Manga that is an adaptation of a Light Novel, but I’m still hopeful for the series. Maybe I’ll even read the original source material of the series that’s been translated and cover it on a Translation Necessary Thursday.

Characters: Zeff is our main character, and he’s pretty interesting although not quite at Yun Che or Lin Feng levels, he still is fairly interesting. Zeff’s Mother and his teacher Claire are the only other named characters we meet in this chapter, but I have to admit that I found Claire to be oddly overprotective towards Zeff.

Art: The art in this first chapter was pretty great, and it’s definitely sparked my interest in reading the original source material.

Overall: I’m going to give this the temporary go ahead, and I’ll probably cover this series in a future Translation Necessary Thursday.

For those who like: Redemption Stories, Time Travel, Fantasy, Magic, Action, Interesting Plot, Great Cast of Characters, Awesome Art.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.

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