Review for Otherworldly Izakaya Nobu Vol.1

Review for Otherworldly Izakaya Nobu Vol.1

I received this manga from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

I just couldn’t resist requesting this one, I have heard of this series and I was already thinking of picking it up or watching it. So here I am, and I can tell you that you don’t need to read the earlier volumes to read this one. There was a small moment I was a bit confused, but then I read the blurb/summary of this story and realised this is a magical cafe/bar. Problem solved.

This manga is about food, about customers, about magic. We get several new characters per chapter, but also have a cast that keeps coming back (and with that I don’t mean the people who work there, but the customers). I loved meeting all the people and see their personalities and see them discover food that looks absolutely delicious. Really, I wish I could dive into this world and grab some food. I could also do with a nice cold ale though. Mm. <3

For most of the volume we are in the fantasy world, but there is a moment that we are back in the normal world. How do we know? The buildings for one, and the clothes on the customer for second. That is clearly not fantasy garb that the guy is wearing.

My favourite character would be the woman mercenary. She was just so cool. Though I did feel sorry for her in the end.

At times there was a bit too much talking for my liking, but sometimes I didn’t mind. It gave some backstory in the characters or the food. And I do like that.

The art is absolutely gorgeous and the food is deliciously drawn. Really it just pops out of the page. You just want to lick the page (or screen in my case as this is an ecopy). I wouldn’t recommend to actually do it though. 😛

All in all, I would definitely recommend this one.

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