on 25 January 2012
I do like the premise for this series,namely Chi type power.You usually connect this type of ability with monks or highly trained martial artists.There is a special all girls school that trains it's pupils to focus and enhance this gift.However,having this 'Gift' also makes you a target for outsiders to pit themselves against you to test how powerful you might be.It also leads to those who don't have this ability to try out treatments to gain a similar power.This 'artificial' power is forbidden as it causes the practitioner to deteriorate into a demon if they over use it,so for the untrained,practice doesn't make perfect.There's lots of excellent fight scenes and this volume has a really good,long,technical battle.Good conclusion too.If you check the front cover,there's a panel with a girl writhing on her bed with a rag doll.It sooo makes you want to read the book!Actually,it's just a brilliant cover and a fabulous book!lots of humour and great artwork.
on 5 September 2012
A spin off. Most spin off series usually pale in comparison to the original work.
This manga is a spin off of the Toaru majutsu no index (A Certain Magical Index) and is actually better than the original work.
The second volume in the series is more of the same as the first volume. This is no bad thing by any account. The story develops and the character relations continue to develop nicely in this volume. I won't give away the story line but know that Kamijou Touma appears for a few battles again.
The artwork is good and well drawn and is maintained at a high standard throughout the manga, as it is in the first volume.
Overall, If you liked volume 1 then you will like this one too.