エムxゼロ(Mx0) #1

4 03 2008

Mx0 Cover #1

On the outside, Seinagi High School is a prestigious high school. However, unknown to the public, it is actually a school where students learn magic skills. The protagonist, Kuzumi Taiga, wanted to prove the teachers who looked down on him wrong by joining the prestigious high school. Unfortunately, he failed the test at the interview and thus was not qualified for a place in the school. However, Taiga could care less if he was qualified or not. He met a girl who sat for the same interview as he did and fell utterly in love with her. Taiga was not able to stop thinking of her, so he decided to look for her at Seinagi High in a bid to confess his love for her.

After being caught sneaking into school grounds, Taiga managed to escape from the highly-skilled magic teacher, Hiiragi, after tying him to a tree. Taiga escaped further into the school but only to find himself getting into more trouble with magic-wielding students! Later, an announcement was made to the whole school to capture the invader and even a bounty was placed on the capture of Kuzumi Taiga. After a series of hide-and-seek, the students mistook an accident that knocked Mr. Hiiragi unconscious while blowing up the whole room to be a powerful magic cast by Kuzumi Taiga.

The school of magic has a rule stating that shall an outsider come to know of the existence of magic, the person behind the cause will have all his relations to the school cut off and his memories related to the school erased. This means that Mr. Hiiragi will be sacked from the school and have his memories erased with Taiga suffering the same fate. But Taiga does not wish to forget the girl that he loves. So now both of them have to work together to keep the fact that Taiga was actually not a Seinagi High student under blankets. In order to do that, they must make it look so that Taiga knows how to cast magic spells when in fact he is unable to.

This manga is very high in entertainment value. The plot thus far is nothing short of humorous. Unlike many other shonen comics, the protagonist in this story possesses neither strong powers nor hidden talents (at least thus far). But ignorant to this fact, competitive magic students all wish to defeat Taiga in order to create a name for themselves. How will a magically-disable Taiga fend these persistent challengers off when he only has his wits and physical mettle against students who has an arsenal of magic spells up their sleeves!?

Humor (How much I laughed): 8/10
Plot (Storyline): 7/10
Character Design (Well, just… Character Design): 8/10
Overall (Overall feel of the manga): 9/10 (Solid, must-read manga!)

This manga is currently available in:
Japanese
Chinese

P.S: Might be doing reviews in Japanese for Japanese visitors too! (:

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