Lenni Reviews: Shuriken and Pleats vol 1 by Matsuri Hino

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In this first volume, we meet Mikage Kirio; a ninja who has tragically lost her master. As his final wish was for the young Mikage to live the normal life of a teenage girl, she travels back to Japan in the hopes of attending school and having a peaceful life. Before she can even arrive at her new apartment, she stumbles into a ninja attack; saving the life of Mahito Wakashimatsu. As a friend of her former master, Mikage vows to protect Mahito from those who have been sent to kill him and becomes embroiled in the drama of a powerful and dangerous family.

For a first volume, things change pretty fast for our main character. It focuses less on Mikage adjusting to her new school and more on her new mission and coming to terms with the loss of her former master. It will be interesting to see how much the story will focus on high school drama in the future but this one is mostly awesome ninja action. I give this first volume a 4.5 out of 5 for having a complete adventure, interesting characters, and intriguing potential. Let’s hope later volumes are as exciting.

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