Art Style: Magika Swordsman and Summoner is a very cute manga with an art style that looks like it is straight out of an H-manga. The girls are all beautiful with many having large busts and butts. The outfits are quite revealing but of course the series does not cross the line into being an H-manga and covers up the important parts. The expressions on the female characters are quite fitting for this type of story and the artist does a great job with going from slightly ecchi scenes that could be in an H-manga to serious ones without disrupting the flow of the story. The art flows quite easily from one frame to the next and this helps to draw the reader into the story without having to figure out which is the next panel to read.
Story: The story of this manga is quite good. The writer has added just enough battle scenes to each volume to give the battle manga people a good fight each volume and plenty of harem / ecchi content for those people that enjoy that type of content.
Similar Series: If you enjoyed the series Testament of new sister Devil, Highschool DxD, or Freezing you will really enjoy this series. It has many similar tropes and the art style is similar.
Magika Swordsman and Summoner is a slightly ecchi battle manga written by Mitsuki Mihara with art from MonRin. The English translated volumes are currently being published by Seven Seas Entertainment and can be found here.
Synopsis: Parallel to our dimension is a world filled with magic, home to a host of mystical beings and fantastical powers. Humanity has learned to harness these forces and bring forth that world’s entities to do their bidding through the power of “summoners.” Our world has never been the same. Fifteen years later, Kazuki Hayashizaki is chosen as the first male summoner. His attendance in an all-female summoner class, however, is met with opposition-and none so strongly than from his own sister, the school’s most skilled swordsman. As Kazuki is torn between the way of the sword and the world of summoning, can he overcome adversity and learn to harness his new powers?
Characters: The characters in this manga are very cute but can be very deep, the writer and artist do a great job developing these characters throughout the series through the story arcs and the images that go along with them. The main character Kazuki Hayashizaki has many comedic ecchi scenes with multiple female characters but can turn in to a badass during the fight scenes. This does not mean that he is the only fierce warrior in the series. Many of the women are quite powerful and do not need to be protected by anyone. The female lead will change from volume to volume as the story dictates so while one girl will be the main part of one or two volumes she will take a backseat in a different volume.
Negatives: Some of the negatives of this series are that while there are quite a few battle scenes the ones earlier in the series are way two short only lasting a few pages and then you don’t get another one till the next volume. The first battle doesn’t even take place till the second volume. The girls while beautiful can sometimes have proportions in some frames that are a little unrealistic and look like they came right out of a hentai manga. They will look great in one frame or scene then in the next you will look at the same girl and think “were her hips that big?” or “her boobs would never move like that”. Not that I am focusing that much on their bodies while reading. Get your mind out of the gutter.
Final Thoughts: I actually enjoy this series. While it does start out kind of slow it builds to some great fights and tender moments. If you enjoy the series that I mentioned before then I would recommend that you pick up this series and give it a try. The series has quite a few volumes out already so there is plenty to read and you won’t be waiting to long for the next volume.