Manga Review: The King’s Beast Vol. 1 by Rei Toma

Title: The King’s Beast Vol. 1
Author: Rei Toma
Genre: YA Manga / Fantasy
Publication Date: September 26th, 2019
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

“Ajin boys who show signs of special abilities are conscripted to serve in the imperial palace as beast-servants—status symbols and shields for their royal masters, to be kept or discarded on a whim. When they were children, Rangetsu’s twin brother Sogetsu was ripped from her arms and sent to the palace to attend Prince Tenyou as a beast-servant, where he quickly fell victim to bloody dynastic intrigues. Now in a world that promises only bitterness, Rangetsu’s one hope at avenging her brother is to disguise herself as a man and find a way into the palace!
Prince Tenyou is not what Rangetsu expected, and the political currents in the palace run deep and strange. Does Rangetsu have any chance of finding justice for her brother, or will she become just another Ajin casualty in the game of kings? (Goodreads)

I’m pretty sure I have had this one on my shelf since it came out. I am finally now just getting around to it, lol. Oopsie!

After finishing her other manga series that is set in this same world, I’m so happy she has made more about the Ajin because they are my favorite.

This first volume is a bit slow but I like what has been offered so far when it comes to the two main characters Rangetsu and Prince Tenyou. I love a woman in disguise and I can tell that Rangetsu will be a favorite character of mine. You can kind of tell there will be romance eventually and I am here for it.

The plot has so far been set around a murder and politics. I am very curious on where it will go. It has started off a bit slow but I am willing to give it all a chance since it is the first volume.

Overall, it was good and I can’t wait to continue.


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