Manga Minute: Magu-chan: God of Destruction.

Ruru Miyanagi is your typical middle school student. She spends her time going to school, tending to household chores and digging for clams. Little did Ruru know that clam digging would potentially lead to the destruction of the entire human race. While out clam digging one day, Ruru uncovers a crystal, at first thought she thinks she’s going to be rich, but once the crystal shatters and a small god of destruction emerges, her life is changed forever. Now that Magu Menueku has awakened he plans to regain his full power and pick up where he left off on conquering the world. Though that will pose a problem in his current form. It’s up to Ruru to return him to his former glory.


Courtesy of VIZ Media.

This series is an absolute blast so far. It’s cute, comical, and lighthearted. I had initially thought that the series was going to be kind of doom and gloom since it centers around a god of destruction, but I was pleasantly surprised. Ruru is young and naive to the world around her, Magu-chan is eons old and is also seemingly naive. The pair provides nonstop hilarity as they navigate through the world. As the story progresses we meet other gods from Magu’s past, this adds another layer of lore to the story which is always welcome in my opinion. It’s also nice to see Magu interact with these gods as we are able to learn more about them.

Aside from the story and great art, the characters are by far the best part about this series. Each character has their own backstory and life. It’s as if an actual world has been created. The characters all develop at a decent pace, especially Magu. With each chapter we can see that Magu becoming less evil. As Magu learns of the world around him he slowly warming up to humans. At least it would appear that way. Magu really doesn’t seem like a bad god at all. I hope that maybe Magu can cast aside his goal for world domination, but that might be wishful thinking.

Ruru is one of the more believable main characters that I have seen in more recent series. As her world is completely normal, aside from the gods of chaos that seem to now inhabit her world. Though she lives by herself she doesn’t seem to let it get to her, and she seems really well adjusted for a middle school student. I look forward to seeing how her character develops in future chapters.

There is so much I could go on about from this series, but I’m trying not to spoil anything. I can honestly say that anyone could find something to enjoy from this series. Be it the sci-fi aspect, occult aspect or just the lovable characters. Though we are only just over 20 chapters into the series, we have already gotten so much from this series. Magu-chan: God of Destruction is the kind of series that you hope never ends. I recommend that everyone read this series.

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