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Aug 17, 2010 reviewed by Obsessed (Rasetsu Vol. 01)
For those that may not know Rasetsu is a spin off story from the series Yurara. It is not really necessary to read Yurara before Rasetsu because the tie in is explained in Rasetsu.
That said on with the review . . .
Rasetsu appears to be just as much fun as its predecessor. The blend of quirky office moments, a touch of horror, and supernatural suspense keeps the reader entertained and engaged. The characters are interesting to see develop. The individual supernatural powers are different. Granted there is the usual I can see ghosts bit, but other powers are an exception from the norm. For instance, one character can speak a word or phrase such as shut up and the effected person cannot speak. Another character hugs people in order to discover what problem the person has come to the agency with.
My only complaint with the work is that it is predicitable. Our heroine has been marked by a demon who will kill her so that she will be his on her 20th birthday. The only way to stop this? Find her true love - how Disney. And by the first volume we know which bishouen character that is.
Also plot so far is rather episodic. It is just one ghostly job after another. However in the last chapter there is a rather interesting development that can only be determined if you have read Yurara. If this development is what I think it is then the work isn't focusing on our heroine. I hope that my guess is right because that would make the plot that much more interesting.
The art is pretty to look at and is standard for most shojo manga.
Obsessed also recommended: Yurara,
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