Land of Silver Rain 1Posted: July 4, 2006
OH SO GOOD! I think I needed a good new shoujo fantasy title, and I got it. I got it HARD with this one. I was so surprised by how good this turned out to be, and now I’m waiting for volume two to surface someplace in the city. I’ll probably just wind up ordering it somewhere. Long story short, I wanted to try a Netcomics series, but after being shafted with manhwa by the newcomer ICE Kunion (still waiting for 1001 Nights 2) and after being left with only three volumes of the Junji Ito Horror Comic collection from online manga publisher Comics One, I was leery of manhwa published online by a new publisher. After seeing that volume twos were coming out in paperback form, I dove into volume one of this series. Originally I was going to try Pine Kiss, but I’m reading too much pure shoujo lately, and this one had such a pretty cover.
I was not disappointed. Between this and +Anima, I’ve been quite pleased with new fantasy series lately, and am thinking perhaps I should delve deeper into the genre. This one had both fantasy and shoujo romance and drama, so I was definitely a happy camper.
A girl named Misty Rain lives with the dokebi demons in their fantasy world. She lives with the two-horn dokebi, while the one-horn unicorn dokebi live elsewhere. Misty Rain is raised by her grandma, and she acquires a rival at a very young age named Thornpricker. Thornpricker and Misty Rain grow up hating each other, and much of Thornpricker’s mistrust lies in the fact that she suspects Misty Rain is a forbidden human and not a real dokebi. Thornpricker also is jealous of the fact that Misty Rain is a favorite of the ruler, The Great King of Darkness. Misty Rain is accused of a high crime and during her term of imprisonment, the prince of the unicorn dokebi begins falling in love with her… while Thornpricker begins falling in love with the prince, named Sirius.
It’s awesome, I promise. My only worry is that it goes down to the land of the humans next volume, and some of the next volume descriptions make it sound like it will turn into some sort of high school drama. More magic stuff, please.