Enchanter 6Posted: March 2, 2008
As I mentioned someplace else, this volume of Enchanter has been sitting on my floor for over a month waiting for me to talk about it here. I’m not even sure why I put it off so long. I like it, even though the series is mostly just mediocre, and enough stuff happens that it’s fairly easy to talk about. I just kept burying it under newer, shinier things, I guess.
I’m a little bummed that the human/demon relationship isn’t exclusive to Eukanaria and Haruhiko. I mean, I know that Fulcanelli was a human, but he was a human with special powers that Haruhiko somehow wound up with. Maybe I missed or forgot about an explanation earlier on in the series, but I thought… well, what the two main characters had was special. Aww.
Aside from Haruhiko’s classmate, another demon/human pair shows up. Well, we did meet this pair earlier on in the series, I guess, so maybe I just wasn’t paying attention. The demon is a rival of Eukanaria, and they move in with Haruhiko with little explanation. Of course, Eukanaria’s rival (named Lavoix) just wants Fulcanelli’s power, so there’s some comedy as she tries to seduce Haruhiko and put down Eukanaria. Mostly the story is about trying to bring together Lavoix and her human, though.
Actually, I maybe haven’t been paying attention throughout the course of the series. We meet another enchanter, presumably human, who does engravings as her magic. I like that all the enchanters are marked by their dual-colored eyes. I always kind of thought that was a nice touch.
There was a bit more fantasy and story to this volume and less manga stereotypes, so I was pretty happy with this volume. Haruhiko keeps finding out more and more about magic and fighting, so I’m hoping the plot will really start to get going with… all the magic business and whatnot. I’m really looking forward to it, actually, even though it’s still full of some really shallow shounen comedy stereotypes. Look no further than the cover, where both girls have nipples visible through their shirts. That’s part of its charm, though.