By Leroy Douresseaux
November 26, 2009 - 07:52
|Muhyo & Roji's Volume 14 cover image is courtesy of barnesandnoble.com.|
Rated “T” for “Teen”
When people need a ghost sent away, they call Toru Muhyo and his assistant, Jiro “Roji” Kusano. Muhyo has achieved the highest rank in magic law, executor – someone who can perform exorcisms. Roji, Muhyo’s sweet-natured assistant and sidekick, devotes himself to the study of magic law so that he can one day pull his own weight. Muhyo & Roji’s Bureau of Supernatural Investigation serves justice to evil spirits.
As Muhyo & Roji’s Bureau of Supernatural Investigation, Vol. 14 (entitled Umbrella) opens, the M.L.S. (Magic Law Society) finishes its battle with Ivy Cortlaw, but are Ivy and her two brothers finished with the M.L.S.? Not if The Puppeteer, Buhpu, has anything to say about it. Meanwhile, Muhyo and the gang attempt the impossible – merge Muhyo’s new book of magic law with the Writ of Passage – as Ark moves in to destroy them.
THE LOWDOWN: Frequent cliffhangers and shocking reveals only serve to heighten the already-heightened drama of Muhyo & Roji’s Bureau of Supernatural Investigation. Creator Yoshiyuki Nishi has created a teen-friendly, dark fantasy, conspiracy thriller that simmers like the most intense moments of the Harry Potter franchise. Nishi’s unique drawing style, with its eclectic character design, is pitch-perfect for this quirky and amazing series.
POSSIBLE AUDIENCE: Readers looking for magic steeped in intrigue and conspiracy will devour Muhyo & Roji’s Bureau of Supernatural Investigation.