Ballad of a Shinigami by Asuka Izumi & K-Ske Hasegawa

Title: Ballad of a Shinigami
Mangaka: Asuka Izumi (Manga) & K-Ske Hasegawa (Original Story)
Age Group: Teens
Series is: Completed with 3 volumes
Volume(s) Reviewing: 1
My Rating: 3/5

A collection of stories, Ballad of a Shinigami is based off a novel about a lovely female reaper by the name of Momo.

Death comes knocking everyone’s door eventually. Momo helps humans realize that life is precious, not matter how terrible it may seem. She also relay messages from the dead to the living and listens to those who’s breath soon will be gone.

Drawn in your typical shojo style, Ballad of a Shinigami is filled with adorable, big-eyed girls and cute, tall guys to match. The stories are simple and sweet, therefore huge shojo fans will take a liking to it.

It does not contain comedy as one of its subgenres, which is something I generally look forward to in manga. So without that factor, the manga did not draw me in. It was way too shojo-esque for me so I couldn’t like it as much. But I am sure that this series will appeal to a few manga fans. It’s a read where a lesson can be learned in each story. If you love manga series that have morals behind them, then you will like Ballad of a Shinigami.

Review copy provided by CMX.

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