Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $3.99 shipping
+ $3.75 shipping
+ $6.48 shipping
Magical Girl Raising Project, Vol. 1 Paperback – June 20, 2017
All Books, All the Time
Read author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more at the Amazon Book Review. Read it now
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
About the Author
Marui-no is the illustrator of Magical Girl Raising Project.
Asari Endou is the author of the Magical Girl Raising Project light novel series.
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
I had heard great things about the light novel an about how it elabortes on some things better than the anime did, and along with my love for the anime, I was extremely excited to read the light novel; I spun around when I picked it up at the bookstore. I enjoyed it, don't get me wrong... I read it in one sitting. But I was... disappointed.
The light novel has the fatal flaw of not elaborating on the human lives of the magical girls, and you don't really get to bond with or get to know them, so when a character is killed off, you might not feel as shocked or as upset as you are supposed to. For example, in the anime, Nemurin at least gets some screen time and you get to know her cute, sleepy character. But in the light novel, she's barely ever mentioned. I think she speaks once.
I think the author should've put more detail into the story and spread it out into two volumes instead of cramming it into one (this isn't the fault of Yen Press, the original Japanese version is also published as one volume). It feels like it moves too fast. I get that the story is kind of a fast paced thriller but if you move too fast, you begin to stumble.
As an aside, the minor detail of the font they decided to use for the thoughts Snow White hears when she uses her power, to hear those in distress, sticks out like a sore thumb, it looks like it doesn't belong, and is so light that it might be difficult for some to read.
It hurts me to give it only 3 stars - I would really like to give it 3.5 - since I loved the anime so much, but... I can't justify giving it a 4 after my critique of it. I beseech you to watch the anime instead; the anime elaborates on the lives of all 16 magical girls, even the obscure ones like Magicaloid 44. It's so much better. Even though the light novel may explain a few things the anime failed to (the reason Hardgore Alice cannot transform in the crowd of people, for example), it's not better than the anime. Maybe you should read and watch both of them.
Regardless, I can't wait for the translation of the manga adaption and the following arcs. The time is passing so slowly...
Update: finally finished reading. It's a pretty accurate represnation of the series if you saw that first. A few scenes are left out which the show kind of elaborated more in depth. Like in the show Magicaloid 44 scamming sister Nana out of money and Calamity Mary trying to kill Hardcore Alice. But, there are things that the book elaborates more on than the series like how the game was before the current one and more on the magical world.