On the way to school one morning, Airi loses her mirror – one that had been passed down to her through generations – and suddenly finds herself in a bizarre situation. Never in her wildest dreams did she expect Aram, a little boy from a magical kingdom, to have emerged from the mirror in the short time it took her to track it down!
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I was really debating on whether or not I should review this, but I know there are some fellow manga lovers that read the blog and I hope this might encourage others to read more manga, if you don’t already! I am reviewing this whole four volume series so there are very minor spoilers.
Although this manga makes me want to go back and rate Beauty is the Beast higher, it definitely has some redeemable qualities. Like the artwork. And the humor. While many people will find this enjoyable, I found it really weird and sometimes uncomfortable. That might come from the fact I still have not read that much manga, but some things are weird, period.
Airi drops her mirror on the way to school and a magical boy appears out of it. This boy is from a different world, and he is a prince where he comes from. He is completely naive to her world and is still very much a child. Airi finds out that he has a curse placed on him by his older brother, and this curse makes him age every time it is dark.
What I find somewhat humorous is the fact he never ages past a teenager, because that would be creepy, although it’s no problem for them to have romantic feelings toward each other when Airi is a teenager and Aram is a little boy. Oh well, it is a manga. But that was the main point I just couldn’t get over.
Anyway, Airi’s kiss is what can change Aram back to a child. She has to keep doing it until Aram can get his brother to break the curse and… that’s pretty much it. Throw in some romance, an arranged marriage, and some humor and that’s MeruPuri.