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From Tokyopop: Yayoi, a spunky high school girl, has inherited spiritual powers from her mother, and she uses these powers to protect people. During a fight with the devil Ura, Yayoi's power turns the devil into a black kitten. Now, even though Ura doesn't hide his desire to "eat" Yayoi's power when he gets the chance, they develop an interesting relationship: the two begin living together, and Yayoi takes her new feline "friend" on her adventures.
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Mugen Spiral has all the elements of a decent plot setup: A strong, beautiful heroine who is kind but isn't afraid to fight for what she believes in, and a gorgeous, powerful devil who's motives for his actions aren't always questionable. It's got fantastic art, with an attention to detail thats very uncommon in shoujo manga (especially in regards to Ura's devil prince outfit). It's pretty funny, especially the interactions between cat Ura and Yayoi. And the introduction of Ouga at the end of Volume 1 leaves much to be desired.
Unfortunately, we are left with an unsatisfactory ending. There is no ending to the Ouga arc, and the rest of Volume 2 is all sidestories and oneshots showing glimpses of Ura's and Yayoi's life together. There is no conclusion to their relationship, and no completion of any of the story's arcs.
It's a terrible pity that an interesting plot setup was shot down by a quick and unsatisfactory ending (if it can even be considered an ending). Read this only if you're looking for a quick shoujo that will leave you with only your imagination to fill in the blanks.
I hate how the most great & uniquely written manga always have to be the short ones ;____; This manga was one of those types. It had soo much potential to be such an awesome manga but the mangaka ended it short ;-; But don't get me wrong, i do not regret reading it, because it was quite adorable<3
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This one really ticks off most of my boxes for the perfect manga: good art, great story, gorgeous bishies (heh), action, romance and most importantly a relatively rare plot involving a female human protagonist and a non-human male love interest (I love those, and while there are many with human guy/non-human love interest the opposite is indeed quite rare). This one is quite perfect in all respects and it is so nicely done it would deserve a 10. However I'm giving it an 8.5 because it simply doesn't have a conclusion. Basically nothing in the story is resolved, which is really unfortunate. It really had promise. From the free-talk it seemed the mangaka also wanted to draw more of this story. Who knows why she couldn't? Probably editorial/publishing issues. It's really too bad. Maybe one day she'll get to pick it up again, though it doesn't seem very likely..... In any case, this is a fair warning for those that hate inconclusive stories. However I hate them too and I loved this one because of the bizarre coupling and the unique storyline. Give it a try if you have the same tastes, this is a really good one.
"Ura, you're gonna become king?" "That's so cool!" "You're gonna take over the Cat World?" I LOVED the little alley cats :*. Their comments made the whole manga worthwhile - not that it wasn't good in itself, but really, the comments made it funny.
The ending rather annoyed me, though - so inconclusive T_T. I mean, hello? What about...
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That 'dark powers' guy that carried off Ouga (Ura's brother)? The one that was going to cause so much trouble? For that matter, we never really finished the arc with Ouga, either. I mean really! Is he back to normal, or is he still homicidal? And who becomes king? And will the romance between Ura and Yayoi ever come to be? Argh! I'll never know! *dies*
... Last updated on June 19th, 2009, 10:51am
At first I thought "what a great manga" and I could just see the end when she heals his father or I don't know: When they do something productive.
And what do we get? An open ending without any hints to a sequel. The least this mangaka could do is create a sequel <.<
... Last updated on November 2nd, 2008, 2:43pm
The story is unfinished, but that isn't necesarily a bad thing. I read tones of manga, and since I'm a picky reader pretty good ones, I enjoyed them, got to the end and that was it. But with this one I can't stop thinking of it, imagining possible adventures and endings, rereading it god knows how many times. I love everything about it story, characters, amazing art. I admit that I would be thrilled if the mangaka would continue this manga, but even as unfinished as it is I still recommend it wholeheartedly.
yeah true the end is an open ending and you want to know more and more !! but I read both volumes and the story is GREAT !!! the first one is an introduction to the story and the second one is more about the characters themselves and the atmosphere is more funny ! ahaha^^ but awww the art is awsome ! XDDD I think even if the ending is missing , it is one of the best manga I have ever read ! good ! I am going to read it once again !!!
... Last updated on February 20th, 2009, 9:48am
It doesn't end. Though I don't know why, it seems the mangaka had to cut it short.
That being said, the two volumes are drawn beautifully, and the story is really cute. The plot is good, but unfortunately almost nothing is resolved.
... Last updated on March 3rd, 2012, 7:08pm
adored it, but...
this is officially one of my fav mangas EVER!!! seriously, READ THIS!! it had me laughing my but off nonstop!!!! however, i gave it a 9 cuz of the horridly, frustratingly, inconclusive ending. i agree with kujika, she needs to write a sequal!! now!!! NOW!!!!
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This was one of the first manga I bought... and I loved reading it that i couldn't wait to get the 2nd volume but, (spoiler) there really isn't an ending to this. The characters and story were introduced and just as the characters were developing, the story just abruptly comes to a halt- and that's the end. There are too many loose ends that shouldn't be left to the readers to make up on their own like what happens with the mysterious guy and Ura's brother. If i knew the mangaka is working on a sequel, then i would be happy with the series. Since it's left as it is, i'm annoyed and disappointed.