On the day he turns fourteen, Akira discovers his destiny: He’s a shiki tsukai, a warrior with the magical power to control the seasons. He also meets the beautiful Koyomi, another warrior, who is sworn to protect him. For there are evil forces intent on destroying Akira–and the entire universe!
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Another manga where a young boy comes of age and realizes his destiny as a great warrior is set apart by its emphasis on the seasons and their meanings—as well as the lack of any other development. Akira's 14th birthday means an attack from which he's saved by a lovely girl who has similar seasonal powers to those he's developing. She moves in with him, providing fan service for ogling as well as protecting him from random mystical monsters. They fight with weapons and cards, by yelling the names of special calendar days and natural signs at each other. There's scant characterization and motivation beyond magical battles, and the American reader may find the lists of monthly meanings, spell names, flowers and birthstones somewhat overwhelming. It's a good thing that the genre plot is so predictable and familiar. Beyond the cultural confusion, the storytelling is confusing, with everyone looking alike and events shown in hard-to-read fashion. Even the usually interesting translation notes become incomprehensible, simply cross-referencing holidays and months. The cultural trivia can't compensate for the omission of any real entertainment. (Sept.)
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