(This review may contain spoilers).
As much as I love manga books and Norse mythology, I have a few mixed feelings about this book. I’m not sure if this a second series, or just that the book started in the middle of the story.
I liked the artwork, but I did feel that some of the characters looked a bit too much like each other. I was disappointed not to see much of Loki being an actual detective, though I did really like Fenrir in the book. I was confused about who was involved in the storyline and why.
Most manga books I’ve read are fairly lighthearted, but this did potentially cross into the realm of silly a couple of times. The storyline with Spica in the book was really interesting, but I was left completely confused about how they’d figured out her identity… and why she’d started off trying to kill Loki.
Although the Norse myths are alluded to in this book – at least some of them – it’s not very clear how they relate to the characters in this book. For instance, Fenrir isn’t chained… but it’s stated that he was at one stage; just not how he escaped. (Having said that, Fenrir is quite cute).
The plot of the second chapter in this was really intriguing, but I felt it was missing something by the end. There wasn’t much of a mystery.
It was interesting to see the Norse gods in the Japanese culture and I would have liked to see more details about why Loki was de-aged and why everyone else was around him. The plot of the story was a really intriguing one, but I would have liked a bit more background to everything.