The Demon Prince of Momochi House 6 by Aya Shouoto

The outstanding artwork and nuanced storytelling continue to impress in this 6th volume of The Demon Prince of Momochi House. Several stories interweave nicely – a mini arc mystery, more on Aoi’s background, and of course the ever-intriguing Kasha. Each book is such a feast for the eyes and the romantic aspects are beautifully underplayed. This is definitely one of the best manga of its genre out there right now.


Story: Himari’s new teacher is very interested in the occult – and bears a striking resemblance to Aoi. When he brings a strange mirror that is rumored to show someone’s true heart, Himari begins to have strange hallucinations. Worse, it’s at a time when she is still reeling from Aoi’s rejection. When Kasha appears suggesting Aoi is no longer human, and a mischievous cat yokai nekomata appears asking why the Nue is not doing a better job of keeping the yokai contained, Himari has her hands full!

This volume added a great new character – a large cat nekomata with quite a personality. Although she will not be staying, she added quite a bit of fun to the happenings at Momochi house. Of course the mystery of a new teacher asking pointed questions about a missing boy purportedly stolen by a ghost only added to the intrigue.

The art is consistently beautiful and layouts stunning. Shouoto is clearly in top form as a mangaka as she weaves a complex story with such beautiful graphics. We’re left with another cliff hanger – I can’t wait to see where the story goes from here. Reviewed from an advance reader copy provided by the publisher.

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