Manga Title: Ayahatori Shoukanjou – あやはとり召喚帖
“Ayahatori” is the name accorded to the family that possess a special and uncanny mystical power with the ability to summon people and beings from ancient secret text and use them as familiars. During an “Ayahatori” initiation ceremony, teen-aged schooler “Kozakura Saaya” is suppose to summon one of the three most beautiful women in the world, Ono no Komachi. However, much to her surprise and all those in attendance, what appears in front of her is a not a woman but a beautiful young man.
Author(s): Kajiyama Mika
Artist(s): Kajiyama Mika
Genre(s): Shoujo, Historical, Romance, Fantasy, Drama, Comedy
Published by: Kadokawa
Serialized in: Gekkan Asuka
::Volumes Released To Date::
Volume 1 (26-May-2010)
Volume 2 (26-Oct-2010) *New
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Saaya wasn’t as surprised as the elders were when she summoned a ‘bishounen’ instead of a ‘bishoujo’. She was just stunned by Komachi’s bishie-luscious look. She had already figured out that Komachi was a guy long before she cast her summons from the book. The most recent chapter delved much deeper into Komachi’s past and why he was made to cross dress as a girl. Thus far, the mangaka has managed to keep things interesting particularly with the characters. Kajiyama’s art is gorgeous too. It’s an enjoyable read if you like the shoujo genre.
::Loose Chapter Preview [JPN]::
Vol.2: Chapter 6
Vol.2: Chapter 7
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