Manga Review: Dawn of the Arcana, Volume 4

Manga Review: Dawn of the Arcana, Volume 4Dawn of the Arcana, Vol. 4 by Rei Toma
Series: Dawn of the Arcana #4
Published by VIZ Media LLC on June 5th 2012
Genres: Manga
Pages: 188

Princess Nakaba of Senan and Prince Caesar of Belquat only married each other for the sake of peace between their two warring countries, so no one expected there to be love between the unlikely couple. But just as feelings start growing between them, Nakaba's power, the Arcana of Time, shows her a vision of a young woman's murder. Has the time come for Nakaba to harness her power to change fate?

* Review and Summary may contain spoilers from previous books of the series. Read at your own risk*
After three installments, the married life of Princess Nakaba and Prince Caesar is beginning to settle down. Sure, there are still plenty of problems that need to be ironed out, but at least, they are on the right track… for now.
Dawn of the Arcana, Volume 4 opens with Princess Nakaba having a startling vision about a mysterious girl. Who is she? And why would any one want to harm her? These questions linger at the beginning of Volume 4.
After the slight disappoint with Dawn of the Arcana, Volume 3, I was a little wary of the next installment. The first two installments started off so strongly that I was beginning to fear the worst. Thankfully, Dawn of the Arcana, Volume 4 has renewed my faith in this series again.
There is something about the chemistry between Princess Nakaba and Prince Caesar. When it is there, it is THERE. It makes the manga just light up a little bit. The awkwardness about them is so cute and gives me the warm fuzzies. You cannot help but root for them.
Final Verdict:
The series is far from perfect. But what it lacks is more than made up for in other areas. With this installment, I am beginning to again see why I feel in love with the series in the first place. And cannot wait to see what the future has in store for our characters.
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