"If I could use magic, I would fly in the sky. ..." Unable to use magic, Princess Annisphia of the Kingdom of Palettia uses memories of her past life to create the new field of “magicology,” and make her dreams come true. While test-flying her new witch’s broom, she happens across Euphilia, a magical genius having her engagement unjustly and publicly broken off. Seeing the tears in Euphilia’s eyes, Annisphia hatches a plan to kidnap the girl and take her home!
Source: Yen Press
I really love this story so far(chapter 7 as of writing this), early though it is. Solid enough story with a good world, but it's the characters that draw me here. Now let's get this warning out there, it is Girl Love/Yuri/whatever. I like that but I know some people don't, so far there hasn't been any actual stuff going on, no kissing or anything, but it seems pretty clear to me it will and tags and everything I see about it supports that claim. That being said the lead, the love interest, both there fathers, and the Maid are all great characters with good dynamixs and the art only helps. So far these characters are carrying but the plot may become more prominate as time goes on. On a note about the Novel, I read the translated Chapters and I think the Manga does a better job. The Novel explains thigns more but the Manga balances the relationships/character out better and that's the best part, plus it's reordering just a few things to fix the pacing a bit. I highly recommend if Yuri, Fantasy, and Magic are your things.
Somewhat enjoyable read. I feel it bounces around into storytelling territory that drags down the quality. Focuses too little on its qualities that separate it from every generic isekai out there. It gets about 50% of each subplot right, but completely fumbles the bag on the other half. Recommend a read, but doesn't bring consistent enjoyment personally. There are a lot of things this comic has that help differentiate it from the sea of generic isekai, but it leaves them by the wayside and sinks into mediocrity. The "magicology" (magic engineering) is great, but the times it will go into detail or worldbuilding is rare. The fights feel adeqautely hyped (no spoilers), unlike with many OP MC isekais. There's the SSR female MC in fantasy, but they feel unrealistically chipper and hyper to the point they're borderline an annoying gag character. There's also way too many cliches to count. Seriously, like every character has either "muh social outcast, bullied by peers/adults" or "forced to fulfill a role" (such as an heir) backstory trauma. I get it Japan, this is your thing, but can we limit it to like one character? You'd think everyone's character flaw stems from lack of friends. Generic villain foreshadowing with shadowed figures discussing some nondescript malicious plan with vague motivations (dropped because of this). Not to mention the romance is all but ignored. Don't even know why there's the shoujo-ai tag when most of the presentation could be interpreted purely platonically. Whatever. The comedy is okay, not a whole lot of variance, mostly just "huehue, greedy for materials and hyper magic nerd". Well I guess don't get me wrong, it's still okay to read. I'm mostly annoyed by almost every bit of this comic being so close to being good, but drops into random cliches every time.
This is a very interesting and good series. The story follows princess, who as young girl remembers her past life in our world. She becomes passionate about magic, because it exists in this world. However, there is a catch she lacks ability to use it. She has no powers. She dedicates her life to research of magic in order to grant herself ability to use magic. Due to her obsession and chaotic nature, she becomes the problematic kid in eyes of other people especially her parents, even if they have certain respect for her abilities and contributions to the kingdom. The story starts with the very commonly used trope of “evil lady” character getting her engagement to prince, younger brother of MC, publicly dissolved as she is accused of bullying another girl, which drew close to her fiancé the prince. This trope is built on the premise “evil lady” is in fact innocent. This became so common thing some series try to subvert this trope even further to make things more interesting. This story is one of such subversions, because at that crucial moment the princess testing her flying broomstick crash-lands at the spot. Given the circumstances she decides on the whim to take beautiful “evil lady” Euphyllia for herself, as an assistant, setting GL/yuri themes in the story from the very beginning. The GL element is there throughout the story as the relationship evolves between the two characters. The series does not contain any sexual scenes nor other forms of physical affection between lovers so far. It’s rather platonic. The isekai settings might discourage some, but this series isn’t your typical isekai. The isekai element is rather insignificant. The strong element is the chemistry and interactions between characters. The chaotic and free spirit nature of the princess brings many comical moments including such things as dealing with her parents and other nobles. It has element of adventure with some epic fights albeit so far there was only one  as part of the main story arc. It has some mystery  as well as the MC is discovering new things related to magic. Visually the series looks good. I love characters’ expressions and how some funny situations are presented. GL moments are done well too. Overall, very enjoyable manga. Highly recommend, if you like fantasy, yuri/GL and occasional action and comedy. Japanese difficulty 4/10 (see my profile for details about various difficulty scores) This series has furigana on most text. The text density feels to be only slightly above average manga. Fantasy terminology applies as well as some keigo, because there are nobles. This review is written after reading 4 volumes (all existing at the time). Spoilers  Together with Euphyllia she slays a dragon in epic showdown.  The investigation what caused the initial confrontation between Euphyllia and the prince.
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