Saturday, August 21, 2010

Rating : 4.0/5
Number of Pages : 208
Series : #5 Tarot Cafe
Format : Manga
Reason for Reading : Manga Challenge 2010

Pamela is slowly becoming the main focus of the series and in this instalment she travels to Scotland to try and find out more information about her past. She uses a perfume that lets her relive her memories, but this is at a cost as she is forced to relive the negative and painful ones so she is stuck in a nightmare. It is up to her friends to help her, but can they get to her in time.

As always the artwork is stunning and I was mesmerised by the drawings. It continues straight from the end of volume 4 and I cannot wait to see what happens next as we are drawn further and further into Pamela’s life and her past.



Rating : 4.0/5
Number of Pages : 192
Series : #6 Tarot Cafe
Format : Manga
Reason for Reading : Manga Challenge 2010

The penultimate volume in the series and it is the first one that has one continuous storyline running through it. Pamela is still learning about her past and trying to understand the work of fate. We get to discover it with her and learn about the characters right along with them. Meanwhile, Alecto delivers a surprise to Pamela which startles her. We get to learn more about Ash and his back story with some new surprises there too.

Lots of unexpected twists and it ends on quite a cliff hanger. Only one more to go and then I will have to say goodbye to Sang Sun-Park’s beautifully crafted world.



Rating : 4.0/5
Number of Pages : 192
Series - #7 Tarot Cafe
Format : Manga
Reason for Reading : Manga Challenge 2010

Sadly this is the final instalment in the Tarot CafĂ© series although there is a short novel I haven’t yet read. This follows Pamela exclusively as she travels into Hell to finally confront Belial in his castle Pandemonium. She takes such a risk to save Belus who is dying back in London and she wants to end her contract with Belial once and for all.

There are some old and new characters as she travels to the heart of Pandemonium including Harlequin (I seem to be reading lots of stories with Harlequin in them lately), Chiron and some of the characters she has helped with her readings. She travels through some of the levels of Hell including Diss to get to the final confrontation where there are a few more surprises in store for Pamela which change everything.

This was much more horror than fairy tale in contrast to come of the earlier collections. I felt the series could have had more instalments and the ending was a little rushed, but then again it’ always nice to find a shorter manga series and overall I really loved it. The art was stunning as always and I definitely recommend this series even if you haven’t read any manga before.


2 comments:

Ladytink_534 said...

This has such an interesting premise. If I can find a copy I'll definitely pick it up.

Novroz said...

Wow, this sounds interesting and only in short volumes. I avoid long volume manga ... except One great manga that have reached volume 57 now, the only manga I will follow even if it reached volume 100.

I will try finding this Manga. Thanks for sharing it.