Ikoku Nikki - Reviews

Alt title: Journal with Witch

Ikoku Nikki
pinkstrawberrymilk's avatar
Oct 4, 2023

I absolutely adored this manga. The author did such a fantastic job juxtaposing girlhood and womanhood through her two main characters. I think a lot of women will read this and find bits of themselves in both of them. Their relationship is complicated but grows slowly but surely into something beautiful. The side characters complimented the story perfectly and I was just as attached to them as the mains. The story had such a delicate and honest way of handling topics like grief, love, and family estrangement. 

My only complaint would be that the ending felt rushed and was a little unsatisfying because a few plots were left unresolved. Other than that, this one was practically perfect. 

9/10 story
9/10 art
10/10 characters
9.5/10 overall