Review of 'The Witch of Artemis' Vol. 1 (Manga)
ICv2 Stars: 3 (out of 5)
Published: 09/14/2010, Last Updated: 11/30/1999 12:00am
Witch of Artemis Vol. 1 (Manga)
Once Kazuki arrives there he discovers he's been stranded on a medieval-like world that's inhabited by magic users. Initially Marie wants nothing to do with him but grudgingly allows him to tag along as she very reluctantly helps people with her magic, like an artist whose memories of his wife have been magically erased.
The Witch of Artemis does have a couple of points of interest, one a surlier than usual heroine in Marie and two, a remarkably passive 'hero' in Kazuki. Just about everyone he meets on Artemis is actively unpleasant to him, which you would think would make the experience of traveling there something of a letdown for him. But you sure couldn't tell it from his stock bland reaction to everything that happens to him.
Other than that though there really isn't anything new to be found in this standard by the numbers ordinary boy travels to a different world fantasy manga, but then, it's done professionally enough this shouldn't bother the genre's many fans.
-- Steve Bennett: Writer and Retail Services Consultant
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