Readers are once again reunited with the strange and bizarre world of
Anima, a world where some humans called "Anima" possess animal-like
characteristics. Unfortunately for the Anima they have been vilified by
society and either hide or attempt to thwart their animalistic nature
from the broader community.
The main drawcard for me about this series
was the artwork that was quite simplistic and "cute" and suited the
premise behind the theme perfectly. Like all good Manga, for English
readers, the book is read from the back to the front and although this
experience does take some time getting use to, Anima makes that
experience thoroughly beneficial to the reader.
In volume 9, we are once
again rejoined with Cooro as they travel the globe and stumble across a
town that allegedly has an "Angel". Of course, Cooro knows that this
"Angel" is in actual fact an Anima who turns the town against our
The drama, action and humour of the story perfectly suits this
medium and what makes it so interesting are the relatable characters.
This current volume is an interesting journey for Cooro as he is
labelled a villain, even though he only wants to help.
The book also had some great
subplots involving Nana, Husky and Senri, of course all along for the
ride. Like previous volumes, the art of Natsumi Mukai is superb and his
talents suit the story perfectly with its almost childlike qualities.
Bring on volume 10!