Hi, everyone! It’s Hana from Manga Republic!
It will soon be June! June in Japan is known as the rainy season.
Japan has always been famous for its humidity...... This time of year the air is especially humid and depressing.
So today, I would like to introduce to you all a delightful romantic comedy manga that will blow away the dreary air of June!
The latest work by Shinohara Kentaro Sensei, well-known for “SKET Dance” and “Beyond Astra,” is also being serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump!
Astra Lost in Space (Kanata no Astra)
The fast-paced gag elements are so much fun!
Okay, let's see what the story is about now!
Oni, or demons, existed in ancient times as messengers of witches.
Otogi Morihito, who is descended from such a demon, lives a peaceful life while being taught Kikon Jutsu, a martial art to control his demon-like powers, by his father, who is also descended from a demon.”
He had a childhood friend.
Her name was Nico, and she was a witch; she moved away when Morihito was in the fourth grade to train as a witch in a witch sanctuary.
One day, Morihito was in a fight with some bad guys on the street. He avoided their attacks, but sometimes took their blows......and eventually returned home, covered in wounds.
“Why do you let them beat you up?”
Morihito replies to his father who asks him this question.
“I lost on purpose. If I used my demonic powers, those guys would be in serious trouble.”
Although he has mastered the kikonjutsu to control his powers, Morihito still possesses monstrous strength and can inflict serious injury if struck. Morihito refuses to use his demonic powers in his daily life to avoid hurting others.
“By the way, do you remember Nico-chan?”
Morihito's father, who was also uncomfortable with the fact that he was a member of the Oni family, did not denounce Morihito's situation, but changed the subject.
He said, “Nico-chan is coming back to this town after completing her six years of training as a witch.”
Hearing this, Morihito recalls the days he spent with Nico as a child.
The magic used by Nico was always incomplete, so Morihito was always troubled by her magic.
“Witches who have completed their training are assigned animal messengers, and Nico-chan wants to make you her messenger.”
Morihito spilled the ramen he was eating in surprise when he heard the words that came out of his father's mouth! Of course, he tried to refuse, but according to an old tradition, the messenger bloodline would take on animal form if they disobeyed the witch's orders.
To Morihito's surprise, his father continued.
“I'm going abroad on a long business trip tomorrow, so you'll be living here alone with Nico-chan.”
The day after Morihito received the surprising news, Nico, who had completed her training at the sacred place for witches, returned to Morihito's city on a flying broom.
Nico, who has loved Morihito since she was a little girl, was looking forward to seeing him again after a long time, and was excited about their new life together starting today.
But all these thoughts made Nico lost her balance and......
She crashed into the window of Morihito's room and entered his house in a way she never thought possible!
“No way, right?”
Morihito had predicted that there would be some trouble, but he did not expect to be in trouble within 0 seconds of arrival......
Morihito tried to rest Nico, who was probably tired from the long trip, while cleaning up the broken pieces of the window.
“(He) is very sweet! And he's even cooler than I thought......!”
As Nico was impressed, Morihito continued,
“I was a little confused by the sudden change, but I'm looking forward to working with you starting today.”
Nico is impressed by the seriousness of Morihito. When Morihito tells Nico that he is going to throw away the shards of glass, she offers to magically restore the glass to its original state. But the glass is not restored......
The manga is full of slapstick yet delightful and easy-to-understand gags that are characteristic of Shinohara Kentaro Senseu’s work. The cute illustrations are also a good match.
How in the world did she put the broken window back together? If you are interested in the rest of the story, please read the first volume of the comics to find out!
Witch Watch, the latest work by Shinohara Kentaro-Sensei, famous for “SKET Dance” and “Astra in Space (Kanata no Astra),” is now available in 10 volumes!
Manga Republic also carries sets of volumes 1-10!
Of course, we also carry other works by Shinohara Kentaro Sensei, so be sure to check them out as well!
Astra Lost in Space (Kanata no Astra)
Okay! That is all for this issue, I will see you in the next article! Bye!!