Manga Review: Fairy Cube by Kaori Yuki

Fairy Cube, Vol. 01Fairy Cube, Vol. 01

by Kaori Yuki

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This manga is about Ian — a boy who can see fairies. Labeled as a liar, Ian has tried to keep this phenomena to himself. However, when a string of suspicious deaths occur (known as the fairy murders) Ian becomes involved in something more complex and sinister than a few harmless fairy stories.

Fairy cube is a slightly dark shoujo series with elements of psychological suspense and fantasy. The artwork in this series is also a bit darker, relying on frequently heavy brush strokes.

It has an interesting premise, but I felt it became too complicated too quickly. And although the series is named Fairy Cube, I still do not have a clear picture of the ‘cubes’ importance. In addition to this, the anticipated romantic relationship is void of any sort of tension at this point. Needless to say, it’s not one of my favourite series – and I’m hesitant to read more.

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