Been a while without any random manga posting action. Scans are pilling up and I didn’t have so much time for posting them lately. Anyway, today’s manga post is about the adaptation of an anime from this summer season : Yoku Wakaru Gendai Mahou.
I happened to come across the first volume in the second-hand books some weeks ago, and oh nice coincidence volume 2 got released recently. I think this manga is kinda aimed to people familiar with the novels or the anime. But anyway, here’s a bit about the story for people who doesn’t know it : Koyomi Morishita is a highschool girl who’s often mistaken for an elementary school girl because of her short size and her klutziness. She fails at everything she does, and has hard time finding something she would good at. One day, she finds a flyer about a magic school, and decides to go find that school in order to learn magic, feeling that magic is finally the thing for her. There, she will learn of the existence of ‘Modern Magic’ (magic that can be used by anyone by using computers and codes), and finds out that she has a unique inner ability : she can dispel any code (magic spell) and turns them into metal washtub.
The anime ended not so long ago so this manga sure comes at the perfect time, bringing moar Yumiko-chan, Kaho-chan, Morishita and Misa-san goodness. Again it’s time for <3s delivery, baby. Starting right now.
It starts with random chapters introducing all the characters. Mostly stories we got to see in the anime, such as the story when Moroshita is searching for a lost cat or when hunting ‘ghost’ at school. It gets lovely Yumiko x Morishita moments right in the begining~
Then it goes chronologically, with Morishita searching for the Anehara school after she saw the flyer.
And her first encounter with Yumiko-chan <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
Nice art, I luv Yumiko-chan’s facial expressions a lot in this manga~
Just like in the anime (IIRC), Yumiko attacks Morishita later when she learns she’s Misa-san’s disciple.
During the fight, Morishita’s scarf gets burned. The next day, Yumiko brings a new scarf for her… but Morishita got one already XD
Man those faces of Yumiko-chan are so damn lovely <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
The second half of the book is all about Kaho-chan, and how she actually became friends with Morishita~
Starting with that happy loli Kaho-chan scene they showed in the anime, when she witnesses the ‘Chrismas Shopper’.
Kaho-chan makes her approach on Morishita when she first hears her bringing up ‘(modern) magic’ during a discussion with random classmates. Kaho-chan, who actually doesn’t really believe in magic, tells the others that Morishita is actually talking about programming.
… because when Kaho-chan told her parents about what she saw that day, her parents told her that she was dreaming and that magic doesn’t exist. But still, SHE WANTS TO BELIEVE ! XD and since then she’s been quite obsessed by that song (Daisy Daisy).
M : “Iinchou, do you like that song ?”
K : “!”
M : “Ah sorry, I didn’t want to surprise you. I just wanted to thank you for earlier”
K : “Earlier ?”
M : “Yup. That suprised me when you stepped on my foot, but you lied for me, right ? They would surely think I’m weird, bringing up magic like that…”
K : “What about me ?”
M : “Eh ?”
K : “Didn’t you think that I would find you weird too ?”
M : “Well… Since you know a lot about computers, I thought you had heard about it already. Modern magic…”
K : (Modern Magic ? It was something I had never heard of. I never saw these words even on the internet)
Then she starts sticking to Morishita for learning more about modern magic. Of course, Morishita is always willing to show some magic and make people believe in it…
… and she activates the Chrismas Shopper.
Misa-san appears, and Kaho-chan finally meets with the creator of the Chrismas Shopper~
End of volume 1~
Volume 2 welcomes you with delicious Kaho-chan swimsuit~
Showing various faces too~
Kaho-chan finally gets to witness gendai mahou again when Morishita transforms the Chrismas Shopper code into washtubs.
Kaho-chan’s rare smile~
Kaho-chan’s rare smile (2) <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
K : “Morishita, for the second time in my life I’ve been extremely lucky”
M : “Eh ? What ?”
K : “That means I thank you for having shown me something great”
M : “Eh ? W- well then, can I consider you my friend ?” (<< earlier when Misa-san asked to Kaho-chan if she was a friend of Morishita, she said that they were just classmates, awww)
K : “Yes. But, don’t call me iinchou.”
M : “Ok, Kaho-chan !”
<3 <3 <3
After the Kaho-chan arc, it gets non-animated random yet nice chapters.
Such as… onsen chapter ! <3
Morishita accidentally drops everybody’s underwears.
But something is missing…
Yumiko’s pantsu is nowhere to be found ! (Nopan Yumiko-chan… classic ? XD)
But Morishita takes her responsabilities, and does her possible at protecting Yumiko’s ‘privacy’ XD
Sneaking out when everybody’s asleep for finding a convini…
“CAN YOU SELL ME A PANTSU ?”
Morishita is found out and has to tell to Yumiko what happened…
Y : “You lost my pantsu… That’s why you were so strange today !”
M : “Uuu I’m sorry Yumiko-chan, because of me you…”
Y : “Raise your head, Koyomi ! I’m not blaming you !”
M : “h- hai…”
Y : “Since… I WASN’T WEARING ANY PANTSU IN THE FIRST PLACE”
……………… KITAAAAAA ! ! ! ! XD
Misa & Kaho : “(haitenai…)” (<that grows up to be one of the lines in anime I like to hear the most XD )
Since it comes from Morishita, Yumiko accepts the pantsu~
M : “Err… this pantsu…”
Y : “It’s a return gift for yesterday. That’s something I’m not wearing anymore so you can have it.”
M : “(which means… USED PANTSU)”
K : “Don’t worry, Morishita. It comes from somebody who doesn’t wear pantsu to begin with so…”
Y : “I- I DIDN’T PARTICULARLY BUY IT AS A PRESENT FOR HER !”
Yumiko is so tsundere for Morishita~
… and W00T FOR NOPAN ! XD
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
On the other hand, I’m pretty sure that Yumiko-chan, even if she never wears pantsu, would be glad to wear Morishita’s used pantsu~
Kaho : is that some Hamzawa-san cosplay ? XD
Anyway, cute~ Just like that SD Kaho-chan on the right~
Morishita is all happy about her ‘new’ adult pantsu, but her classmates continue to consider her as a kid…
but Morishita is well-decided to show them how much of an adult she is, so she decides to find a baito so she can buy more adult underwears ! XD
Yumiko hears the news from Kaho-chan, and decides to go check Morishita’s baito, cause she just can’t leave her alone~
I wub her worrying face a lot~
And there aren’t so much jobs a girl can do in akiba…
Yumiko mistakes that random maid cafe for the Dream (C) Club XD
Not surprisingly, she ends up working there too so she can have an eye on her beloved Morishita~
Not suprisingly again, she sucks at it.
So it doesn’t take long before they get fired XD
Yumiko finally notices her mistake…
Y : “Anyway, I don’t think it’s a good job for you !!” <<< looks so cute <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
Seeing how Yumiko is worried about her, Morishita gives up about finding a baito~
Random chapter again, with Morishita getting top grade at an exam thanks to a magical pencil she got from Misa-san… XD
Since Morishita can’t hide the fact that she’s dumb any longer, Yumiko, who’s so thoughtful when it concerns Morishita, prepares a magical room in which the flow of time is magically altered (1 day is worth 1 year)… and she locks Morishita inside for 7 days for studying XD
When she finally goes out from the room, she’s like the super saiyan of studies XD
But you can so tell what happens next… XD
Still with the random chapters, Morishita decides to go in the past by using a ghost script for giving to her loli self the flyer, so she would meet with Misa-san earlier and become a super magician~ XD
Of course, Yumiko is tagging along~
Loli Yumiko appears too~
But again, Morishita wants to show some magic to her loli self and ends up dispelling the ghost script.
But it wasn’t totally in vain, cause the paper she gave to her loli self is actually the paper she found 6 years later, the one which made her to go find Misa-san XD
And then I see this :
Final Chapter : Last Days
… wait, WHAAAAAAAAAT ?!?!!!! Already ?! o_o
Where’s all the fights, the drama, that Jean-Jacques jerk and all the stuff about Digitalis and the Sorceress Library ? :o
Anyway, last chapter is about Morishita not showing up for several days because of some weird code Misa-san used on her, and of course Yumiko is worried like mad.
That code actually locked Morishita’s ability to transform codes into washtubs.
… and thanks to this, she actually became the most powerful magician ever XD
But at the same time, it caused a change in her personality : she wants to take over the world ! XD
Morishita became deh new Sephiroth and strolls around in town controlling everybody’s mind so she can get everything she wants.
M : “You and me, we can rule the world !”
Kaho-chan’s face in the bottom panel of the right page hurt me… still, I dunno if she’s sad because of what Morishita became, or because she hasn’t been chosen for ruling the world with her XD.
And the manga ends with the inevitable fight between Yumiko and Morishita.
What will happen to Earth ?! The conclusion in volume 2 !
… Wait, that’s actually the reversed final fight of the anime XD
This manga was a nice addition to the anime, since it gets many ‘slice-of-life’ stories we didn’t get in the tv show. But Japan sure knows how to ruin my fun by doing short manga like that. I mean, I was actually expecting this manga to be my regular amount of Gendai Mahou goodness… orz
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