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The Demon Prince of Momochi House, Vol. 1

By: Aya Shouoto
Series: 百千さん家のあやかし王子 / The Demon Prince of Momochi House (#1)
Summary: Himari Momochi inherits a mysterious house that comes with its own gorgeous demon guardian.

On her sixteenth birthday, orphan Himari Momochi inherits her ancestral estate that she's never seen. Momochi House exists on the barrier between the human and spiritual realms, and Himari is meant to act as guardian between the two worlds. But on the day she moves in, she finds three handsome squatters already living in the house, and one seems to have already taken over her role!

Review: I wasn't impressed, to be honest.I found a lot of things about this first volume to be ‘meh’ at least. It all happened so fast, with so little development. Orphaned 16-year-old inherits house. When she arrives at the house, she finds three squatters living there. Upon meeting one boy, our heroine becomes infatuated with.

I don’t like my main characters in anime and manga to be too innocent or extreme pushovers, but Aoi definitely fit both categories. His behavior is so childish and acts too young for his age that I can’t stand him. She and the three guys in this house have minimal development and are presented abruptly. Do the other two boy characters serve no purpose? For the romance, it felt like they met immediately and fell in love.

The story and characters didn’t grab me until the last three pages. The second volume may interest me, but at this point I am unsure whether I will read it. To be honest, I’d recommend something like Kamisama Kiss instead. Even Kamisama Kiss isn’t my cup of tea.