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Spell of Desire: Volume 3 manga review

By Leroy Douresseaux
February 18, 2015 - 09:58

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Rated “M” for “Mature”

Kaoruko “Koko” Mochizuki is the owner of the Moon Witch Herb Shop, located in a small seaside town in Japan.  One day, a mysterious man dressed in black walks into the herb shop and introduces himself as Kaname Hibiki.  He tells Kaoruko that she is actually the daughter of the Witch Queen and that he has arrived to help her control the awakening power within her.

As Spell of Desire, Vol. 3 (Chapters 11 to 15) opens, Kaoruko answers the demand of the Black Witches Coven.  These Black Witches want her to become a Black Witch in order to control her mother's (a Black Witch) power, which rampages through her.  However, the first step in become one is that she must allow an incubus to take her virginity.

Kaname will not accept that.  Will he be the one to help Kaoruko and thus, placate the coven?  Will he be able to pay the costs incurred by his intervention?

[This volume includes a bonus story.]

THE LOWDOWN:  While the first volume of the Spell of Desire manga did not cast a spell on me, the second volume... took me.  Now, Spell of Desire Volume 3 completes the spell.  I love this manga.

It is sweet and passionate, but creator Tomu Ohmi offers a sly and humorous take on the rivalries, spells, and rituals that the coven hold in such high esteem.  Ohmi's lovely art brings to life a world that is part television soap opera and part romance novel.  In the unique language of manga, however, the romance and melodrama hit the readers in ways TV and prose cannot.

POSSIBLE AUDIENCE:  Fans of Tomu Ohmi will want to fall under her Spell of Desire.

Rating: A /10

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