From Far Away 3


From Far Away (3/14)
Hikawa Kyouko
Viz Media

As I hoped for, I am liking this series more and more with each volumes. For a brief moment, the volumes starts off abit of disjointed but its just the way of the story-telling. At first, it seems just a story of a random happenstance through their journey but its establishing its point.

Volume 3 is where the plot starts to thicken. A handful of characters are introduced all at the same time. Its very hard to grasp what is happening with its political informations. I tend to not care for the King, duke – hierarchy matter – as I often get lost with this kind of information.. Hopefully I’ll eventually get use to it but as of now its hard to follow what is happening.. All I know is that the series is picking up its momentum.

I like that Izark and Noriko had to part for the time being and has their own adventures. Even when they are apart, a mysterious connection bonds them together. Its just great seeing them both long for each other. Izark is starting to develop his feelings for Noriko but then again he’s only worried about her. I find it very amusing how Noriko tries very hard to learn their native tongue. It provides some cheesy albeit sweet moments.

I seriously forgot about the character from the first volume who has a seer child. He will play an important role to the later part. I definitely won’t mind if he becomes the rival for Izark. Its just wishful thinking of love triangle. Lol, Blame the romance junkiness in me.

I find it annoying that 1/4 of the volume of the series consists of a bonus story. Its not that memorable as well. It was ok but uninteresting..

Although there is some parts of the series where I feel that its more of a fantasy/adventure geard towards younger teens.. I don’t know it feels a tiny bit childish, just brief instances though..

I nitpick too much.. First its the dialog, now its the feeling of childishness with its storyline. But yeah I could be a tough reader to please sometimes. XD

Oh and before I forgot I like that some people in the story possesses supernatural abilities. I wish it gets to explore more and that more characters plays an important role that has powers. Alliances and enemies alike are starting to form and its fun seeing how things will unfold. And for the record, I have a feeling about Izark’s identity.. I could be wrong though but its fun having to hypothesize..


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