7th Garden: Volume 6 manga review
By Leroy Douresseaux
May 22, 2018 - 13:24

Viz Media
Writer(s): Mitsu Izumi, Tetsuichiro Miyaki, Annette Roman
Artist(s): Mitsu Izumi
Letterer(s): Susan Daigle Leach
ISBN: 978-1-4215-9431-6
$9.99 U.S., $12.99 CAN, £6.99 U.K., 206pp, B&W, paperback
Rating: M (Mature)

7th Garden Graphic Novel Volume 6 cover image

Rated “M” for “Mature”

The Age of A.N. (Annu Nuntius), year 78.  This is the time in Exive, one of the seven great continents, in the Holy Braith Kingdom.  In the village of Karna, there is a young man.  His name is Awyn Gardner, and he protects his beautiful mistress, Mariphiel “Marie” Fiacre.  Awyn lovingly tends the beautiful gardens on her estate, but he is about to discover that there is a demon in the garden.  Vyrde wants to kill six angels and to dominate the world – with Awyn's help

As 7th Garden, Vol. 6 (Chapters 21 to 24) opens, the Fiacre household gets a visit from Alice, a pattisier, and her friend, Moroculso (“Moro”), an angel.  Moro has a warning.  Leviath (“Levi”), an angel who has a score to settle with Vyrde, is about to launch an attack on Karna.  Now, Awyn has to force the villagers to leave their idyllic homes so that they will not be killed by Levi's attack.  However, an army of super-powered insects turn the evacuation into a rout, and only Awyn and his sword stand between Levi and ultimate disaster.

THE LOWDOWN:  The 7th Garden manga is a dark fantasy shonen manga that can be an intense and violent battle manga.  This is also a shonen-shojo historical drama that offers fanservice and occasional servings of humor.

7th Garden Graphic Novel Volume 6 is more of a battle manga.  Yes, there is the usual relationship drama and intrigue.  There is even plenty of “fanservice.”  However, much of this volume depicts a large battle that I quite enjoyed.  Oddly, I found that the insect creatures in this story reminded me of some insect creatures from the old Image Comics/Top Cow comic book, Weapon Zero.

I READS YOU RECOMMENDS:  Fans of shonen dark/action fantasy will want to try the Shonen Jump title, 7th Garden.

8 out of 10

Rating: 8/10

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