One of our Gosh! Best of 2019 titles! It doesn't get much more Miyazaki-inspired than this smash hit manga, with it's young female protagonist undertaking a journey of self-discovery and learning to believe in herself. But to dismiss it as a lazy clone would be doing it a disservice, as the series has a charm and quality of craft that really elevates it above most imitators. Coco is a young girl born into a world of magic and her only wish is to become a witch, but born without the necessary powers that path is deemed to be cut off from her. Trouble is, she's not one to take no for an answer. With a vibrant world underpinned by a fascinating magic system, all illustrated beautifully by Shirahama (and we cannot emphasize enough how gorgeous this book looks), this is a perfect introduction to the world of manga for younger readers.
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