Today' s post is on Monster Collection volume 1 by Itoh Sei. It is 168 pages long and is published by CMX. The cover is blue with the main character in the center and monster behind her. The intended reader is someone who likes high action series with humor added in to keep it from getting too dark. There is mild foul language, implied sexuality, and lots of violence in this series. The story is told from third person god perspective but it closely follows our brave heroes. There Be Spoilers Ahead.
From the back of the book- Kasche Arbadel is the most gifted yet reckless summoner in her school. When an artifact of immense power if stolen. It's trail-by-fire when Kasche is sent in pursuit!
He who controls the most powerful monster can control the world. Kasche may have a talent for controlling beast, but she's got a lot to learn about self-control before she can become a full-fledged Summoner. When disaster strikes, her principal chooses her to avert it. Joined by allies both human and not, Kasche must recapture the relic from an evil Summoner before he can use it to unlock the Encyclopedia Verum, and call up the most powerful monsters ever seen!
Review- This is an interesting and funny shonen manga. The main character is Kasche. She is powerful summoner but very silly. She loves her monsters to the point that she feel kill to protect them when they are to protect her. She gets a new monster, a Lamia, and frees her from the bad guy. She also hires the thief, who is really a highly trained warrior from a race of warriors, to help her get the Encyclopedia Verum back. It ends with our heroes getting their strength back to start chasing the bad guy. The plot is promising with lots of interesting magic, lore, and world building. I look forward to seeing what Kasche and company get into.
I give this volume a Four out of Five stars. I get nothing for my review and I bought this manga with my own money.