Kannazuki no Miko #1 (of 2) GN

Kannazuki no Miko #1 GN mangaKannazuki no Miko is a sci-fi/romance manga series published by Tokyopop, that has spawned a popular anime TV series adaptation.

I’m not usually a fan of sci-fi manga, as I’ve often found this genre difficult to follow and hectic. Sadly, Kannazuki no Miko: Destiny of Shrine Maiden doesn’t improve too much different from those prior experiences.

The art by Kaishaku is quite messy, and made the story difficult to follow and even a chore to read at times.

The major attraction to this series is the yuri relationship between the leading girls Himeko and Chikane, and their connection is, at least, the main aspect of the storyline.

The back cover states this manga to be MATURE 18+, and may include Explicit Sexuality, Sexual Full Body Nudity, Mild Gore and Explicit Fanservice. I feel that this Age rating by Tokyopop is excessive, as nothing in this first volume goes to the level such a warning rating would suggest.

However, the final few pages of volume 1 certainly would fit within “mild gore” and “SLIGHT sexuality”. Of course, the events in volume 2 might be the reason by this high age rating for the series overall.

So, will I be back for volume 2? Well, probably yes, as volume 2 does complete this story. However, I feel that I might be better off seeking the anime version, instead.

6 out of 10.

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