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Kannazuki No Miko: Destiny of Shrine Maiden Volume 1    by Kaishaku order for
Kannazuki No Miko
by Kaishaku
Order:  USA  Can
TOKYOPOP, 2008 (2008)
* *   Reviewed by Ricki Marking-Camuto

Kaishaku's Kannazuki No Miko: Destiny of Shrine Maiden is definitely a guys' manga. It is full of pretty girls, giant robots, and fanservice.

Orphan Himeko and rich Chikane are students at an exclusive boarding school. Although they are very different, they have one thing in common: the same birthday. On the day of their sixteenth birthday, Himeko wakes up from a strange dream to find that she has a sun tattooed on her chest. During an eclipse, a boy from her school, Ogami, learns that he has Orochi blood and can pilot a giant mecha which he uses against his will to try to kill Himeko.

It is then that Himeko learns that she is the famous Solar Priestess of a local legend. When Ogami realizes what is happening to him, he vows to fight his ancestry and protect Himeko from the other Orochi. Himeko does not understand what is happening, but Chikane - through a secret of her own - knows, and that might not be in Himeko's best interest.

Kaishu has written a well-thought-out legend that is brought to life in Kannazuki No Miko: Destiny of Shrine Maiden. However, the story is just a backdrop for giant robots and fanservice, both of which Kaishu does well without overshadowing the plot. Readers who like this type of manga will love Kannazuki No Miko: Destiny of Shrine Maiden, but those who are not fans of mecha or busty girls in compromising situations would do best to steer clear.

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