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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Manga Series Review: Kataribe no List

Summary:A watch that controls time, a marble that can find items and a stick of chalk that can kill any human...
The items of the mysterious girl, List of the antiques, all hold their unique magical powers. Without our noticing, they slowly merge into our daily lives.
If you strain your hearing you might discover the mysterious secrets hidden throughout the world. The curtain of this antiques fairy tale finally rises!

Thoughts: Started reading this one day when I got bored and was hoping for some sort of mystery to pass the time. While not an actual mystery I became immediately hooked! First off, let me squeal, one of the main characters is a nine year old girl!! And she's cute! If you've been following our blog for very long you'll already know that I love stories with small children...which is why this became an instant favorite. List (the girl) is a mysterious Kataribe (storyteller) who collects magical and dangerous items that have somehow escaped the Grimm's fairytales. She is joined by Hiwatari Akitsune after a mix-up ends with him in possession of one of the items..and unable to return it to her. They are joined by a crazy fun cast of characters and discover that they aren't they only ones searching for the items. List's past and the secrets surrounding the items create an intriguing and  surprising story that is filled with twists and turns right out of the original fairytales. As an up-and-coming fictional author myself, I have a great love and respect for fairytales and enjoy revisions, originals, and usage of the very building blocks of fantasy. This manga doesn't disappoint and did I mention that List is adorable? Well, now you know!

Content: Like all manga, there's some language that probably wasn't necessary with D*** and B****** being the biggest problems but rarely actually used. The story is very dark. I don't know how many people are familiar with the actual Grimm fairytales but...let's just say Disney kid-a-fied a lot! And manga rarely shies away from mature or dark themes. As such this series can get a little bloody. But, in all honesty, its not as bad as far as most mangas go. Aside from that, its alright! This was surprisingly clean and cute

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