Manga Review: The Recipe for Gertrude by Nari Kusakawa

The Recipe for Gertrude, Volume 1 (Recipe for Gertrude)The Recipe for Gertrude, Volume 1

by Nari Kusakawa

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The recipe of Gertrude was used 100 years ago to create a new demon (named Gertrude) from the parts of many different demons. On a quest to find the recipe, and also to escape the onslaught of demons who want their “parts” back, Gertrude meets the human girl Sahara. They both soon discover that Sahara might be the key in locating the original recipe.

This is a fun, short, and happy little fantasy series. The art style is a bit older, and doesn’t follow the normal smooth lines — which some shoujo readers might have a hard time with. The majority of the plot points and characters are introduced in this first volume, so all you have to do for the rest of the series is sit back and watch how everything unfolds.

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