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  • Art Rating: B+
  • Packaging Rating: D+
  • Text/Translatin Rating: B+
  • Age Rating: 16 & Up
  • Released By: Digital Manga Publishing
  • MSRP: 12.95
  • Pages: 200
  • ISBN: 1-56970-860-6
  • Size: A5
  • Orientation: Right to Left
  • Series: Enchanter

Enchanter Vol. #07

By Matthew Alexander     March 19, 2008
Release Date: February 28, 2008

Enchanter Vol.#07
© Digital Manga Publishing

Creative Talent
Translated by:Sachiko Sato
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What They Say
The adventures of Haruhiko, Yuka and Eukanaria continue in this next installment. Will the truth behind Yuka and Fulcanelli's relationship finally be revealed? Will Haruhiko finally give up the fight and give his body over to Fulcanelli's soul?

The Review
All is fair in love and war, right? Things were not looking good for Haruhiko and Eukanaria at the end of the last volume. However, Haruhiko just seems to be good with people, so things worked out all right. It seems like now would be a good time for the guy to get some rest, but Eukanaria's presence is a constant reminder of Haruhiko's situation. He still needs to figure out how to communicate with Fulcanelli. If Haruhiko can pull that off, then maybe Fulcanelli has an idea of how he can get his body back and reunite with Eukanaria.

This volume seems to be a transition volume. Some loose ends are wrapped up, while Haruhiko continues to struggle with his unrequited love for Yuka and Eukanaria's constant badgering. So much of this volume is just more of what we have seen before. However, with that complaint, the end of this volume sets up the next story (and volume). Mercurio is the ?Enchanter/Demon? met in an earlier volume. She is a big klutz and works in the shop owned by the skeleton guy and Haruhiko's trainer, Yamato. The reason I put question marks around enchanter and demon is that her identity remains unclear. Mercurio dresses like a Demon (skimpy) but she has two different colored eyes like Enchanters. Regardless of what kind of being she is, she definitely appears to have a crush on Haruhiko. It is a complete role reversal to be on the receiving end of someone's affection, so will Haruhiko even realize Mercurio likes him? What's more, why does she tell Haruhiko she hopes he can 'repair' her just as if he fixes machines?

This proved to be a slower paced volume, but the mystery behind Mercurio has me excited to see the next volume. Unfortunately, this volume received one of the lowest Packaging grades I have ever assigned. There are a few pages with wrinkled paper and what is worse is the problem with the printing. Around a half dozen pages in my copy have portions of the page that are drastically faded. I am sure it is a one-time incident for DMP, but a bummer nonetheless.


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