Manga Monday: The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World, Vol. 1

Series: The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World
Author/Artist: Norihito Sasaki
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
Released: November 30, 2022
Received: NetGalley

Time to dive into a new fantasy manga! The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World, Vol. 1, is the first in a brand new series created by Norihito Sasaki. This latest series leans heavily into the Shonen/magic world and has a lot of potential.

In a magical world, magical schools must exist; it’s practically a law. Enter The Arnold Academy of Magic, one of (if not the) most prestigious schools in the region. Only the elite are allowed to attend. Or rather, that had been the case until Ray White showed up.

Ray White is an ordinary guy. By all appearances, he’s a klutz that isn’t very good at magic, which begs the question – why on earth is he even attending the Arnold Academy of Magic? Only time (and a fair bit of drama) will tell.

Okay, let me start this review by saying that The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World, Vol. 1 was a lot of fun to read. It wasn’t the deepest intro story I’ve ever read, but it is entertaining and approachable.

The series’s introduction is a whirlwind as we meet Ray and his primary friend group, but I didn’t mind the pacing. There are still so many questions that need to be answered, and I’m hoping we’ll dig deeper into that in the next volume.

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