Author: Rei Toma

Manga Review: Dawn of the A..

Manga Review: Dawn of the Arcana, Volume 4

* 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 […]

Posted August 25, 2012
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Manga Review: Dawn of the Arcana, Volume 3

* Review and Summary may contain spoilers from previous books of the series. Read at your own risk* Plot: The volume focuses heavily on the intrigue surrounding the Belquat kingdom. Some questions are finally answered. But plenty of more questions have emerged. One of the biggest lingering questions that I have is regarding the issue of hair color. Toma has been sneaking around the previous two volumes giving some hints. At this point, readers understand that hair color is of the greatest importance to royalty. But I find myself still really confused about this notion. So if my hair color […]

Posted August 18, 2012
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Manga Review: Dawn of the Arcana, Volume 2

* Review and Summary may contain spoilers from previous books of the series. Read at your own risk * Plot: Nakaba has been settling into her new life. But the transition has been anything but easy. Prince Caesar believing that the way to a girl’s heart is with a set of new dresses, shockingly finds Nakaba is not like most girls. As their not so easy courtship continues, political intrigue begins to surround them. Unlike the previous volume where a love triangle brewing was in the forefront, Dawn of the Arcana, Volume 2, thankfully, put that idea on the back burner. […]

Posted August 11, 2012
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Manga Review: Dawn of the A..

Manga Review: Dawn of the Arcana, Volume 1

Plot: Dawn of the Arcana is a surprising read. Set in a kingdom (location wise, I have no clue where) that is divided, north by south. While the Northern country, Senan, suffers the Southern country, Belquat, prospers. A battle soaked history plagues these nations. Again and again, they hope to find a peaceful solution, often in the form of marriage. This time Caesar, the southern prince, has married Nakaba, the northern princess, in hopes of bringing peace to their nations. The only problem? They cannot stand each other. To make matters worse, Nakaba is red head. In this world, any […]

Posted August 4, 2012
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