Manga Monday: My Master Has No Tail, Vol. 1

Series: My Mast Has No Tail
Author/Artist: T N S K
Translator: M. Fulcrum
Publisher: Kodansha
Released: December 7, 2021
Received: NetGalley

Time to try another manga series! This time I’m going to give My Master Has No Tail, Vol. 1. I’ve been feeling like I need something more humorous, and I’m really hoping My Master Has No Tail hits the spot.

Mameda is a tanuki, which basically means she’s a little raccoon dog that enjoys playing tricks on people. Unfortunately, she was born a few centuries too late, and humans have caught onto the usual tanuki tricks by this point.

Not that this stopped Mameda from trying. All this did was get her in trouble – and bring her to the feet of Bunko, a rakugo master whom Mameda is determined to learn from. Perhaps this is how she’ll find a new way to mess with people.

It’s very easy to get into the story of My Master Has No Tail, Vol. 1. It’s light, funny, and more than a little bit quirky. Mameda is not what I would call the brightest bulb in the bunch, but you’ve got to give her points for determination.

Overall, I would have to say that this was an interesting and entertaining read, though not one that I think I would pursue. I’m happy to have read the first volume, but I don’t feel like I need to keep reading to guess how the story continues.

Thanks to Kodansha and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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