Set in a fantasy world where people are born with the divine protection of one of many gods, which grants them special abilities. The story centers on Red, born with the protection of the Guide, which grants him only a high initial level. He joins the party of his sister, born with the protection of the Hero, as their party sets out to defeat the Demon Lord. But soon, Red's high level cannot keep up with his lack of equipment, magic, or martial ability, and he is driven out by a fellow party member who claims that he is no true companion. Crestfallen, Red decides to head to the frontier territory of Zoltan, distancing himself from the fateful confrontation with the Demon Lord, and use his skills to start an apothecary to earn money. With a half-elf carpenter and a princess who also couldn't be a party member of the hero, Red begins a relaxed frontier life.
Red enjoys feir laidback life going at feir own pace, however it is worth noting that fe is actually an exceedingly competent adventurer and tactician (so don't take Ares's accusations of fem being useless too seriously). We get some flashbacks to when fe had been in Ruti's adventuring party and what that party is up to now without Red, but most of the story takes place while Red's running a pharmacy in some podunk town. A famous adventurer (and princess) named Lit is helping fem out at the shop and a romance develops between them. I'm not hugely invested in the romance (so I get bored during the segments, like chapter 19, that focus exclusively on it), but I can appreciate that it flows differently than many other manga. The first little bit deals with Red gaining some stability in feir business; fe develops some innovative potions and applications of herbs (like with the sauna and the medicinal pies). The current plot is basically a Mystery, with Red uncovering details (through eyewitness testimony and deductive reasoning) about a drug that's been going around and the effects that it has. The story seems to be building itself around the divine Protections and how those work within this world, specifically in regards to how they can create personality shifts. Faces are rounded. The artwork overall is loose and fun, while still maintaining high quality images. Often we'll just get solid irises, with little or no pupil-work. And the evil characters seem to be represented with miniscule irises. [Reviewed at chapter 28]
The manga got me confused a lot with its world building elements and after rereading I was able to understand what the author means to convey.But it made the manga pretty much complicated and with its lengthy philosphical guiding lectures of mc increased the boredom for me.Here Mc left the Hero party bcoz some asshole told him that he was a burden and they didn't need him.Well thats fine.But which sane brother would abandon his sister with an asshole to die in the frontlines of war without even talking to her for last time?Just randomly he came with some half baked excuse in his mind to satisfy himself and just left the party to live his peaceful life.Well the reason doesn't really matter.As the main focus of the story is its romantic elements with slice of life that develops between mc and an old companion B ranked adventurer Lit.It also contains some nostalgic moments of adventures in between the slow life of our mc that covers some whole chapters but most of them are pretty much useless and uninteresting as what is enjoyable to me was the slow development of romance between the mc and the fl.Here demons and monsters are all considered evil and so they are to be eliminated .But trying to give them humane character,author just comes with sh*t ideas and fails to show in manga properly.I have not read the LN so I can't say much. But it is a good manga to recommend and can be given a 3-4 chapters try.
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