Author/Aritst: Tama Mitsuboshi
Translator: Amanda Haley
Publisher: Yen Press
Released: March 21, 2023
How many stories begin deep in the forest? Yet that is precisely where Mira’s story begins. She’s been living with her physician, Rei, who is desperately searching for a way to calm her…affliction. Said affliction just so happens to be her ability to call forth darkness whenever she’s upset or distressed. As a little girl, you can imagine how often that happens – and how distressing it is.
Unfortunately, Mira has an incident involving darkness when Rei isn’t around. Worse, one of his friends witnesses it and takes a sudden interest in her abilities. All of which will kick off a chain of events.
Okay, let me address the obvious first: Call the Name of the Night Vol. 1 has fantastic artwork. And I do mean fantastic. It’s worth reading for that alone, and I do mean that. I especially love the color of the cover. Not ashamed to admit that.
It took me a while to feel any connection to Mira’s story. Yet once I became invested, worrying about everything that would happen was easy. Mira’s struggles, which pushed to an unrealistic extent (calling darkness), do feel very human and thus relatable. It was well done.
Overall, I was blown away by how sweet and cozy Call the Name of the Night felt. It may have been a new story to me, yet something about it felt like coming home. That’s how cozy it is.
- Cozy Manga
Thanks to Yen Press and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.
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