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Magu-Chan: God of Darkness Chapter #30 Manga Review

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This chapter provides a nice treat just right before Valentine's Day.
© Kei Kamiki / Shueisha Inc.

”The Capriccio of a Sweet Day”

Creative Staff:
Story: Kei Kamiki
Translation: Christine Dashiell
Lettering: Erika Terriquez

What They Say:
The God of Destruction Magu Menueku has been summoned by the Chaos Cult. Humanity’s last hope is the honorable Holy Knights! The battle to save mankind…took place hundreds of years ago… But now a girl out in the country named Ruru releases the legendary god of destruction who had been trapped in a magical jewel! Will the natto-eating, destruction beam-blasting Magu-chan fill the world with complete chaos? This heart-warming, destructive comedy series is ready to explode onto the scene!                        

The Review
Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers):
Valentine Day’s is around the corner and all boys can think of is their crushes. The innocent days where a boy can think of their youthful romances is a wonderful time. Although with this time, uncertainty and regret make their presence known. Ren has acquired a lifetime of failures concerning Ruru and the last chapter didnt help his case. He wants to do something special for Valentine Day’s but his embarrassment is front and center.

Uneras has a nice surprise for Ren. She gives him chocolates that will make anyone that eats them fall in love with him. For the first time, Ren shows a magnificent side to him and throws away the magic chocolate. For a boy with such limited options, it was sure brave of him to give up a chance to be with his crush. There is a certain god that isn’t above being a trash digger and that happens to be Naputaaku. He grabs the chocolate and mixes it into his pudding. If I would to ever eat Naputaaku cooking, I would have so many sanitation related questions and then question my sanity for eating there in the first place.

Whenever Naputaaku becomes the star of the chapter, there is going to be a ton of toilet humor. I’m glad that Naputaaku is used sparingly in this series. It gives a chance for the stupid humor to land brilliantly. Naputaaku has all the girls fawning over him and all he thinks about is that his cooking is great. Things take a turn for the better when Rin, Ren’s sister, feeds Naputaaku the chocolate, and then everyone’s admirations turn to her. She is a natural charmer and she has everyone at her heels. What goes up must come down and Ren is forced to bear the weight of all it. He ends up getting kicked out twice by Ruru. The poor man just can’t catch a break. All’s well that ends well as Ruru just wanted to learn to cook chocolate and give them to the boys for Valentine’s Day.    

In Summary:
This chapter provides a nice treat just right before Valentine’s Day. The story is elevated to a higher level when Kei Kamiki uses the most out of special holidays. The Christmas chapter had heartwarming moments and this chapter uses Valentine’s Day for great comedic effect. Valentine’s Day is a great day for young couples and that made it even more fun watching Ren being tormented on this day.    

Content Grade: A
Art Grade: A 

Age Rating: Teen
Released By: Shonen Jump
Release Date: February 7, 2021

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