Item description for 11th Cat, Vol. 1 by Mikyung Kim...
Overview In order for Rika to become a wizard, she must first complete a series of challenges, helped by her cat-demon companion, Nomi, but as they continue their adventures, they learn more about secrets of the past and Rika's family.
Publishers Description Spunky but clumsy Rika is a witch in training. Her first solo assignment is to rescue a princess from an abductor called the Demon King. But a simple search and rescue becomes very complicated when it seems that there are major secrets involved. Fortunately, Rika and her cat Nomi are a clever team, who will unravel the mystery of the disappearance of the princess? Follow Rika and Nomi on their fabulous fantasy adventure!
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Studio: Yen Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Nov 2, 2005
Publisher Ice Kunion
ISBN 8952744616 ISBN13 9788952744616
Reviews - What do customers think about 11th Cat, Vol. 1?
Bewitching! Mar 7, 2006
This cute magical girl manhwa(Korean manga)from a few years ago is really neat. Set in a fantasy world, Rika is a young girl training to be a wizard. But the only real way to be able to use magic in this world is with a magic staff. The only local staff maker leaves deep in the woods. Rika manages to get her friend Eugen to come with her. They reach the wizard's place, expecting to find some old Gandalf-type fogie, but instead a cute young girl who claims to be 500 years old. She tells them that she'll make them the staff if they find a small bag with a black stone in it that she lost in the woods.
After nearly getting taken down into some waters by a snake goblin(a cross between a goblin and a naga)Eugen heads off on his own and runs into the bunny-eared(possibly elven)Kirik who goes to the same magic school as them. Rika on the other hand has been rescued by the tall fellow referred to as the Sword Master of Black Iron.
A few more scurrying about here and there, and Rika finally finds the pouch with the black stone. However the stone is the housing for a guardian spirit catboy named Nomi who is inadvertantly released by Rika. Since Rika summoned him, he accepts her as his "owner". After returning to the young female wizard, it turns out she had an overstock of magic staffs, so she gives Rika one and lets her keep the magic rock which is actually called a wishstone.
Next, Rika and Nomi head out on a quest to rescue a princess from a dark prince. However, the Sword Master of Black Iron has his sights set on Rika too for some reason. Rika ends up being captured by the dark prince too, and its up to Nomi to save her from there, even though he doesn't care anything about saving the princess.
11th Cat is the defination of what otaku refer to as "kawaii". It's perfect for shojo readers with its magical girls, handsome boys, and general manga cuteness factor with super-deformed takes and all. The story itself could use a little more depth to it, but the enchanting artwork makes up for it in spades. A surefire hit for Tokyo Mew Mew otaku.