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Description
From CPM:
The Devil's Castle was a dark and somber place, until the good-hearted apprentice ASARELLA stumbled on it in a goodwill mission, against her master's wishes--the archmage ELIWHO. Things sour quickly, as Asarella was bound with a blood pact to the Devil, KAINEN. Little did she know, the mage harbors a secret love for her that will only complicate her training for the upcoming apocalyptic battle. This sets up the most unusual love triangle of all space and time.

Type
Manhwa

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Associated Names
마스카
Masca-Câu chuyện nàng tiểu pháp sư
Masca: The Tale of the Great Mage of Hessed

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Latest Release(s)
v.12 c.5-9 (end) by Evil Flowers (1788d ago)
v.12 c.4 by Evil Flowers (1791d ago)
v.12 c.3 by Evil Flowers (1795d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
12 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
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Forum
2 topics, 18 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (373 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.26 / 10.0
10
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Last Updated
August 25th 2016, 4:35am PST


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Year
1998

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Serialized In (magazine)
N/A

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #681 increased(+179)
Monthly Pos #1536 decreased(-77)
3 Month Pos #1773 decreased(-24)
6 Month Pos #1795 decreased(-190)

List Stats
On 787 reading lists
On 712 wish lists
On 567 completed lists
On 88 unfinished lists
On 321 custom lists

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Forum Posts
End of Masca 1564 days, 19 hours, 28 minutes ago
Masca Raws 3035 days, 0 hours, 10 minutes ago

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I'll start where I left off...with my imaginaiton   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by UsoSora
March 6th, 2013, 3:29pm
I really have nothing more to say because much of the stuff I wanted to put down in my comment was already said by other members and readers like the confusion about many things being unanswered in the end, but hopefully I'll find the answers in the sequel which I intend to read next, and perhaps in the prequel which is also worth reading as an intro to the whole story. I hope the story will come to its real culmination eventually and that the resolution of the story will be satisfactory. I won't even try with listing all the adjetives, atributes and epithets that I was able to acquire towards the art, the plot and especilly the characters and the setting, while reading the story. The list will be longer than a Chinese wall and anyway, I can't really describe it with words, to be honest. Maybe Im under the impression right now, but still, story is just too epically utopian, magical, full of fantasy and visions of Neverland...It allowed me, or better, it made me keep dreaming again, it made me feel like an imagination can go real, even in the boundaries of someone's head. It's powerful, just like that : ) Highly-recommended!

... Last updated on March 6th, 2013, 3:32pm
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ART!!!   
Rating: N/A
by vampire19
February 4th, 2012, 8:23am
First volumes of this manhwa were so interesting, I just couldn't stop reading(and I have to say I was hungry as hell), but after 6th volume I just looked at pictures - basically I lost interest in story(I don't do that often). It left many unanswered questions, but once sequel is finished I'll give it second try

I gave 9 to this series mainly because of art -ehm...devil lord Kainen. SO SEXY!!! His eyes...kyaaaa. Piercied ears, Pierced lip, PIERCED NIPPLE!!!!.....KYAAAAa....gugggle...major nosebleed
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Okay...   
Rating: N/A
by kuroXin
January 17th, 2012, 10:17pm
The series started out great, but gradually nosedived towards the end. The way the series ended left many questions unanswered.
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For example, there was an all-out war between different races in the end and the manga didn't explain why the war started. And, who exactly is that masked guy (with the feathers)? Why is he important and who are his parents? And, I still don't understand why Kainen is dying. Is he dying because he loves Asarella way too much????!!!! Is love forbidden for Belliars?


There were many loose ends in the story, and I'm hoping the sequel will patch them up. I thought the manga will end with 1 or more characters dying because of the tragedy genre, but it didn't end as horribly as I expected:
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Hint: Asarella did NOT end up with Elihue, which is a relief. I hope Asarella will find true freedom in the sequel.


Character development wasn't as extensive as, say, Pandora Hearts. Asarella's indecisiveness can get quite annoying but it's understandable because she's only 18 and just a child (in the Mascan point of view).
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plot thickening   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by cliff
August 5th, 2011, 12:27pm
I picked up this manhwa about 2 years ago.

The plot started light with the typical shoujo-ish plot. I found it very charming when the devil lord kiss Rell's foot, taking her sarcasm literally. The irregular releases turned me off because I need to go back to read the chapters before to be able to understand the new release. Then, I put it on hold but glad I decided to throw it back to my reading list as the plot is thickening and diverge from the regular shoujo into something better. It may be a bit slow in the middle (where I decided to put it on hold) but afterwards, it promises you a gripping story. It may be a bit confusing with words filling up the bubble conversation so I skim it through.
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Darkens   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by kichiX
March 27th, 2011, 2:46am
As others have said, the first seven chapters are really an introduction - they're light and airy and nothing too serious happens. The panneling is sometimes imaginative and the mini-stories don't flow well into one another but the art is a lot better than some mangas and the storylines are fine for their length.
After that, however, the story deepens and becomes darker. There are some holes, but I think that's because the author didn't know which direction they wanted to take the story in. There is a love triangle, which is interesting because
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I changed my mind half way through about who I was rooting for. The magician dude (Rell's guardian) was my first choice, but he's been way too jealous and stiffling. So even though the Demon Lord did all that stuff to Rell, I can't help feeling a bit sorry for him

The character development in the story is good, and characters aren't just forgotten about. The plot is thickening and developing, the art is...unique but nice; lots of attention to detail.

... Last updated on March 27th, 2011, 2:47am
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rell bores me but the story itself makes up for the boring heroine   
Rating: N/A
by reesehoney
January 15th, 2011, 8:06pm
i'm not gonna go into a rant of why rell is boring. i really hate heroines like her but like what i said the story makes up for her. the flow of the story keeps you looking forward for the next chapter and the it doesn't drag. i hate it when authors do that, they spend freaking 5-10 chapters on just one issue in the story.
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I enjoy reading it   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Bebe~
February 14th, 2010, 10:05pm
Love it!! So far, it's been kind of boring but in the last few chapters I read, it's getting more exciting. I want more action! Although I heard that towards the middle of the manhwa, things get fired up a bit, I can't wait.This is definitely something you would want to try. The artwork is amazing and the humans there are really different there.

EDIT: Wow, I finally finished reading Masca after all these years LOL (TOOK ME 3 YRS) I really hated the ending. WTF BUTTTTT I have high hopes for the sequel..

... Last updated on June 2nd, 2013, 9:43pm
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At first   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by thebikernun
September 18th, 2009, 3:45pm
When I first started reading this manga I thought that it was not well thought out. The characters had no depth and the "love" circumstances were just plain laughable. The art was very well done, but that was it. After reading more into the series I'm looking forward to the end. Imagination was good and the story was enjoyable

... Last updated on December 10th, 2011, 11:03pm
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well   
Rating: N/A
by weronique
August 23rd, 2008, 1:27pm
aaa... i love the art...but i just got bored and dropped it :/ nothing much to say to that...

editembarrassedk... i dropped it before, got too confusing and i guess i was just really focused on romance part of the story... sigh... here and now, few years later, i am thinking of re-reading (and finishing) since i am older.

... Last updated on December 26th, 2012, 4:02pm
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...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Cerulean
August 18th, 2008, 10:39am
nice, light, airy in the first couple of volumes...and should've stayed that way...

however, once past volume 6, the story turned into a direction that strongly reminisced me of angel sanctuary, rg veda, & seimaden together....i read the raws, so i had no idea what they were talking about, but i was able to get the gist of the story through the pictures....the ending was ok....i expected better & more involvement in the relationship of the kainen & rell, and there were hints, but still.....

art is amazing after the first couple of volumes....the last volumes have strong, graphical gore & nudity....don't let it fool you as just another shoujo because of the first volumes....it's like a different author had worked on this manga on the last volumes because of the direction that its genre has gone too....

recommend it for the people who can handle a bit of blood & ecchi, since the female protagonist was likable enough to root for....
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