Foreign Friday: Heaven’s Will

This week’s Foreign Friday title is Heaven’s Will  by Satoru Takamiya.

The Plot

Sudou Mikuzu has a very special talent — she can see ghosts. And because of this predisposition, she’s become a magnet for all sorts of unwelcome monsters. Luckily for her she’s just met Seto, a friendly, cross-dressing young exorcist. Sudou needs protection from all the creepy phantoms bugging her, and Seto needs to practice his exorcism skils. Consequently, the pair decides to team up and help each other. In return, Sudou promises to bake a cake every time a ghost gets zapped!

The Characters

Sudou is an interesting female character because she has a lot of normal flaws that many fictional heroines don’t have. Still, she is strong when she has to be, and is a good friend. Seto is a young boy with a kind heart, handling the loss of his sister in a very unusual way…

What I Thought

Heaven’s Will is a interesting story with a lot of subtle angles. It’s only one volume long, and could possibly been cut short, but the ending is enough for the reader to have some closure. Topics like the dealing of trauma in your life, handling grief and blame, and making friends are surrounded by the world of the paranormal. It’s a very interesting read.

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