Jiu Jiu (Jiu Jiu #1)
Reads R to L (Japanese Style), for audiences rated teen plus.
Born into a family of “Hunters,” Takamichi's destiny is to pursue and slay demons. When her twin brother is killed, she is saved from despair by a pair of Jiu Jiu—shape-shifting familiars—in the form of two wolf pups named Snow and Night. Now Takamichi is in high school and an active Hunter. Snow and Night can'...more
As member of the Hachiouji family, 16 year old Takamichi is Hunter, and it's her job to destroy the Monsters who plague humanity. For three years, she's been the owner of Setsu and Yuugure, half human half wolf brothers born of a human and a Monster. Having lost her twin brother (he died saving her from a Monster) she's prickly and does every thing sh ...more
I liked the idea of this series being about a female "Hunter" who pursues and slays demons and the pair of wolf cub shapeshifters she's given as her familiars to protect her. Unfortunately this is not how it read for me. Takamichi is a spoiled, rude, obnoxious girl who gets what she wants except for having the wolf pups dumped off on her. So she treats them cruelly, with disdain and no show of ...more
Yet somehow I rea ...more
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This book was fantastic. I wasn’t even aware that Shojo Beat was releasing a new series, which is very unlike me, but I saw it on the shelf at the bookstore and immediately decided to get it. It looked pretty, and I only skimmed the back, as my faith in Shojo Beat is very big. I was excited to start it, and I’m glad that it was even better than I’d thought it would be.
It’s about a girl, Takamichi, the daughter and heir to a clan of hunters. Her twin brother died ...more
Takamichi is the main character and a female born in a Hunter’s family where the heir, her brother, died at a young age leaving her to succeed the family. As a gift and a way to take her mind off things ...more
I got it from the library simply because I hadn't seen it before and I'm always up for trying something new.
So far, this is like someone took Natsume's Book of Friends and spliced it with the demon hunting of Blue Exorcist.
It's cute. It follows the story of a "hunter" named Takamichi and her
So far, it's a little light on plot, but sometimes, fun characters and an interesting concept is all a manga needs.
When it does start to get somewhere, though, it does become a compelling read. As it does show potential, I will continue to read it.