Story: Kentaro Yabuki
Art: Kentaro Yabuki
Translation: Satsuki Yamashita
Lettering: Mark McMurray
What They Say:
Japan may be brimming with mysterious monsters called ayakashi, but they have a special exorcist ninja force to counter the threat! Young exorcist ninja Matsuri spends his days fighting ayakashi to protect his childhood friend Suzu. But when an ayakashi cat named Shirogane shows up, things get turned upside down! Legendary mangaka Kentaro Yabuki returns to Shonen Jump with this new fantasy series full of ayakashi and romance!
Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
It’s been two days since Matsuri transformed into a girl thanks to Shirogane. At the moment, he’s giving his new body a very thorough inspection. Particularly, he can’t help but admire his voluptuous bosom. Why is he so stacked!? Also, Suzu walks in on him while he’s having fun. Hey, it’s his body! He can do whatever he wants to it! If the roles were reversed, I bet Suzu would be checking out her body, too! When presented with that scenario, she starts smirking. See? I told you. But that’s not important! They have to find Shirogane. Matsuri makes sure to remind Suzu that she should be vigilante against all ayakashi. He even gives her some sweets to distract her from the ayakashi around them. It works like a charm! He should probably carry around sweets with him at all times.
It’s time for class. On the way there, Suzu can’t help but think of how close she’s gotten to Matsuri since he’s turned into a girl. He used to be so distant. Is this really okay? While she’s lost in thought, one of her friends, Yayo, starts randomly rubbing her thighs. Alright!? Her other friend, Lucy, praises Suzu’s voluptuousness. Well, Suzu certainly has some interesting friends. Meanwhile, Matsuri senses an ayakashi nearby. He quickly leaves to investigate. Suzu follows him. Coincidentally, the ayakashi turns out to be Shirogane. He’s here to negotiate. He wants Matsuri to hand over the god-sealing scroll. If he does that, he’ll turn him back into a boy. Oh, and he promises to totally not eat Suzu…while drooling. You’re not fooling anyone!
Shirogane is tired of talking. He unleashes his minion, Tadare, on Matsuri. Well, that’s just rude. Actually, where is his minion? He hasn’t shown up yet. Shirogane and Matsuri both realize that he probably went after Suzu. Tadare plans to devour Suzu so he can become the King of the Ayakashi. That’s not going to happen as long as Matsuri is around! He swoops in to save her. Also, panty shot. Anyway, Matsuri manages to defeat Tadare in one strike. Looks like your plan failed, Shirogane! Still, that means Matsuri is stuck as a girl for a little while longer. Afterward, Suzu introduces Matsuri to her friends. Let’s just say that they’re huge fans of his body. Matsuri decided to become one of Suzu’s girlfriends so that he can protect her better. That’s probably for the best. And hey, this just gives Suzu the chance to grow even closer to him! It’s a win-win situation for both of them.
This was another decent chapter. The story still isn’t anything special but it has its moments. If you’re just here for the ecchi stuff, you’re definitely going to have a good time. I don’t think this’ll be the last time you see Matsuri inspecting his new body. The artwork is still fantastic. It’s just so darn pretty! I’m interested in seeing how Shirogane handles trying to gain his powers back. Is he going to keep summoning other ayakashi to do his bidding? Should I be expecting this to be a monster of the week deal? Will Matsuri ever be able to turn into a boy again!? Will Suzu fall in love with the female version of Matsuri!?
Content Grade: C+
Art Grade: A
Age Rating: T
Released By: Shonen Jump/VIZ Media
Released Date: June 21st, 2020