Manga Monday [7] The Earl & the Fairy

July 22, 2013 Review 14

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Lydia Carlton is a fairy doctor,one of the few people with the ability to see the magical creatures who share our world. During one of her rare trips to London to visit her father, Lydia’s quiet life is suddenly transformed when she is rescued from kidnappers by a mysterious young man! Edgar Ashenbert claims to be descended from the human ruler of the fairy kingdom, and he urgently needs Lydia’s help to find and claim his birthright, the legendary sword of the Blue Knight Earl. Things will never be the same for Lydia as she is pulled into a dangerous quest against dark forces!


The Manga Monday meme is hosted by Alison Can Read.
This is an entire series review, but is free of spoilers.

The Earl & the Fairy is a fairly new manga, probably one of the most current I have read. This shows in the artwork and writing, both of which is gorgeous. I love the illustrations. There is also an anime, but I have not yet gotten around to watching it.

Lydia Carlton is a fairy doctor, she can see fairies and her job in life is to solve problems between fairies and humans. One day, she is abducted, but later saved by an even more mysterious man. Lydia doesn’t know who to trust, she is a mere girl in the company of thieves and murderers.

I’m not sure I would consider this shojo but it doesn’t seem to fit into any other category. The romance is not a big part in this manga, and there isn’t even a kiss! Which, believe me, I would have loved to have seen-I love the main characters together!

This manga is fairly entertaining, and the illustrations are very easy on the eyes. There is some dry humor, but nothing compared to a regular shojo. If you like your manga with some fantasy, mystery, and magic, I think you will enjoy this one.


Rating Report
Overall: 3.9

14 Responses to “Manga Monday [7] The Earl & the Fairy”

  1. Delaney

    OMG so happy that you read this and enjoyed it! I wish there was more to their relationship (a kiss sounds good ;) but even in the anime I still makes you crave more. I don’t know what the internet says, this one is definitely considered a shoujo, definitely.
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    • Alise

      Right? They are so cute together and there were NO romantic scenes! Ahhh! I might skip the anime then haha.

  2. Bec

    I started watching the anime of this because my sister insisted. Only 1 episode in though and still not sure if I like it or not

    • Alise

      Haha I just watched one episode too, then quit because I have little patience for things I already have read/seen especially right after I have read/seen them xD

    • Alise

      I am a definite hopeless romantic so I love it everywhere haha. I think the manga explains things better, but I do like the artwork! Hope you enjoy!

  3. Andreea

    I have never read a manga or graphic novel before but I really want to. I just don’t know where to start.

    Do you know of one that features a heroine who loves books, works in a bookstore, is a writer etc. (just book related) and that has romance in it?


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    • Alise

      You are asking the wrong person haha, I just really started getting into manga myself… I would start with an average shojo like Strobe Edge or Hana Kimi, those were among my first and I really liked them :)

  4. Aya

    Wow, I’m a huge fan of this manga. I have to let you know, it’s originally based on a light novel (a style of Japanese novel), which means the light novel is the original form. If you’re interested in the manga and want more romance between Edgar and Lydia, you should definitely check it. There’s a devoted fan who is taking her time to provide the English translation on this site: I’m sure you’ll fall in love with it if you read it :)
    P/S: Edgar and Lydia did kiss in the novel. ^^ And they’re are really CUTE together!

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