Hibiki’s Magic Volumes 1-2 | Manga Mini Review
My 2009 review of Volume 1 can be read HERE.
- A distinct and darker take on "magic" which stands out on the crowd, with a mix of benefit and sacrifice associated with it. It stands as a testament to Jun Maeda's writing skills, who has also worked on Kanon, Little Busters! and Clannad.
- Secondary characters are, in general, more interesting and well developed than Hibiki.
- Charming visuals from Rei Izumi,
- Judging a book by its cover, the book does give the impression of being for a younger audience than it is actually targeted towards.
- With Tokyopop now out of the manga publishing business, it is very hard to find this book second hand, let alone brand new.
- Has no conclusion, with the series no longer licensed for international release and the third volume only being published this year, while the second was released in 2006.