Manga Monday [#5] Review: MeruPuri

July 1, 2013 Review 8

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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!

Review

The Manga Monday meme is hosted by Alison Can Read.

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.

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Rating Report
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Overall: 2.5

8 Responses to “Manga Monday [#5] Review: MeruPuri”

    • Alise

      I agree, I think the main reason I continued was the artwork. Guess you have to take the plots with a grain of salt. Thanks for commenting!

  1. Charlotte Eve

    Haha, I’ve seen manga with weirder and creepy-ish stories (but this is pretty weird creepy-ish also) :P Like there is one manga I stumbled upon about a bad boy who wakes to find a a teensy girl. Where his hand should be. So the guy basically has to live through life with a girl’s torso and head instead of a hand O_O

    I believe that the mangaka of this series is the same one who created Vampire Knight, which I liked well enough, though I don’t think I will be trying out this manga anytime soon… I can tolerate some strange relationships, but I just don’t like reading about them all the time :P Oh, and have you read Kimi ni Todoke? It’s a lovely shojo manga, but I don’t know if it’s your thing since I’ve only seen you review the shorter manga series :)

    Great review, Alise!
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    • Alise

      BAHAHA! Oh my gosh, that sounds awful. I think my level of strange just got a little more tolerant xD

      Yes, she is, but I haven’t read that either haha. This one is an okay short shojo read. I haven’t read that but it’s on my list :D

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