Review: The Demon Prince of Momochi House, Volume 1 by Aya Shouoto

The Demon Prince of Momochi House, Vol. 1
(The Demon Prince of Momochi House #1)
by Aya Shouoto
Publisher: Viz Media
Publication date: July 7, 2015
Genre: Fantasy Manga

Himari Momochi inherits a mysterious house that comes with its own gorgeous demon guardian.

On her sixteenth birthday, orphan Himari Momochi inherits her ancestral estate that she’s never seen. Momochi House exists on the barrier between the human and spiritual realms, and Himari is meant to act as guardian between the two worlds. But on the day she moves in, she finds three handsome squatters already living in the house, and one seems to have already taken over her role!



My thoughts…

This was an interesting start to a manga. Himari’s parents were killed when she was a baby, leaving her an orphan. However, on her 16th birthday, she is given a will that states her as the owner of a house. Excited at this new turn of events, she goes to the house only to find three squatters living in it. Except she soon learns that they’re not squatters, but rather protectors of the house. Aoi is a human that wandered into the house when he was a little boy. In doing so, he broke the seal on this magical house that was built on the barrier of the human and spirit realm. He is now forced to stay in the house and protect the human realm from demons. This house holds both spirits and demons, and Himari has no clue what she just walked into.

I liked the idea of this manga, but I have to be honest, it was a bit over the top. I mean, when she finds squatters in her house, she decides to stay and make the house so girly that they would want to leave. When she realizes that there are malicious demons around the house, she continues to explore and get into trouble. It just seemed like it was a choose your own adventure, but Himari kept choosing the wrong options.

Now one thing that this manga has going for it is the artwork. I mean, I’m not even going to sit here and lie to you that I didn’t read it because of that gorgeous cover. With that being said, I couldn’t stand the heroine and I wish that the author took a bit more time to flesh things out. I bet this would make a very good anime or even a book, but as a quick lil manga, I felt like there was a lot left out.

2 Thoughts on “Review: The Demon Prince of Momochi House, Volume 1 by Aya Shouoto

  1. I’ve never read any Manga but this sounds interesting.

  2. I have been seeing so much manga around, and this looks to be like a unique one.

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