Arata has no shame, and it makes for plenty of humorous situations as he clumsily learns to wield his dispersion magic around his female classmates! Janet Jackson doesn’t have anything on these wardrobe malfunctions!
Story: Akinari Nao
Art: Kenji Saito
Translation/Adaptation: Christine Dashiell
What They Say
Not long after Arata enrolls at Royal Biblia Academy to become a magus do rumors begin to circulate about him being a “Demon Lord candidate.” But with these rumors come gorgeous female mages…and one of them calls herself the future bride of the Demon Lord! With help from his friends, Arata continues his journey down the treacherous path of magic in this romantic comedy and sometimes-serious wizard school story!
Content: (please note that content portions of this review contains spoilers):
Arata has been the cause of two Breakdown Phenomenon’s now, and the two Trinity Seven mages leading the Grimoire Security force, Mira and Akio, are all too happy to kill him to end the phenomenon. These two mages are black and white in the way they view the world, which proves deadly to anyone that accidentally causes problems in the mage world. Lucky for Arata, he narrowly misses dying from one of their attacks when another member of Trinity Seven, Yui, pulls him into her dream world. This turns out to be the best thing that could happen to Arata on multiple levels. Beyond saving his life, Yui also shows him how to understand his Grimoire and utilize its magical power.
Thanks to Yui’s help, Arata is able to return to the real world and not only end the Breakdown Phenomenon but also fight off the Grimoire Security force in true ecchi fashion; blow their clothes off! While this clothing explosion type of attack is nothing new to readers, it doesn’t mean it isn’t funny. Fanservice aside, Arata’s magical attack also reveals the magic deflecting power possessed by Mira. She not only fends off his nudity attack but also redirects it back on him to blow off his own clothes.
Arata narrowly avoids a quick death at the hands of the Grimoire Security, but that doesn’t mean daily life at school is going to be any less exciting. Turns out, the Principal at Biblia Magic Academy is a pervert and more of a loose cannon compared to what one would expect from the head of a school. Arata and the Principal quickly realize they are brothers from another mother and it becomes apparent there is a lot of potential ecchi to be had from their teamed machinations.
Arata’s quest to find his missing cousin doesn’t progress much in this volume. However, he does prove to be more than just a pervert when he openly begs Lilith to teach him everything he needs to know so he can save his cousin. In fact, the Principal tells Arata that his special ability to replicate the magic of other magicians could allow him to reach his goal if he can learn from each of the Trinity Seven mages. Considering two of the Trinity Seven hate him and he is yet to meet the seventh mage, Arata is going to have his work cut out for him.
There are plenty of harem comedies out there, but Trinity Seven is slightly different in the fact that the protagonist high school guy acts more like an older guy that’s fine with his public displays of perversion. It makes for plenty of comedic situations where Arata acts more like a real guy and gets excited and doesn’t look away when the girls around him have wardrobe malfunctions. He is also more than happy to comment on, grope, and joke around with the girls around him compared to the often clueless and shy protagonist male in many harem comedies. Unfortunately, the story itself is still a little bogged down by all the complex magic descriptions. Despite that, I am looking forward to more in this series as I think the mangaka just needs to get the early volumes and magic descriptions out of the way so the story can hit a good stride.
Content Grade: B-
Art Grade: B
Packaging Grade: A
Text/Translation Grade: B
Age Rating: Mature
Released By: Yen Press
Release Date: August 18th, 2015