One morning, Keina wakes up in the world of Leadale in the body of her high elf Cayna. In the physical world, Keina knows she is hooked up to life support, and she vaguely remembers a power outage that might have caused her to be thrown into her VRMMORPG. Now that her medically fragile body has probably died, she now has to make the most of her second life as a very powerful elf in a fantasy world that has moved on from the time she was playing the game. How much has the events of the game changed the society, and what can she do to survive and not be found out as a powerful magic user!
This is a very easy going manga that has a similar relaxed feel to Frieren: Beyond Journey's End where Cayna is powerful but still unsure of herself and must do some development as a character and determine who she is despite her power. There are some parts that explain how the game worked and influenced the world, which I could honestly do without. Some readers might appreciate those details as it makes this title more in line with other game-oriented titles, but because the world has changed quite a bit since Keina played, the game pieces were a little irrelevant. I have a feeling that the game will matter less and less as the series progresses, and this will be more or less just a fantasy title.
There is one scene where two men try to climb into Cayna's bedroom while she sleeps and mean to do her harm, but her magic protects her. There are some folks drinking tankards of alcohol in the tavern where Cayna is staying, but it's mostly a normal part of the meals.
Sara's Rating: 8/10
Suitability Level: Grades 7-12
Publisher: Yen Press
Publication Date: May 24, 2022
ISBN: 9781975341633 (Paperback)
Tags: Rating: 8/10, Suitability: Middle School, Suitability: High School, Manga, Fantasy, Isekai, Video Games, Yen Press
I've been reading manga and comicbooks for years. Now, I write reviews and other helpful things for School Librarians, teachers, parents, and students.
Search this site
Ratings, Audience, and Subject Tags