2006 – present
| 8.3/10 |
| Adventure, Action fiction, Fantasy, Romance novel, Yaoi|
Ayano Yamane books, Other books
Crimson Spell (Japanese: クリムゾン・スぺル, Hepburn: Kurimuzon Superu) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Ayano Yamane. It is licensed in North America by SuBLime and in Germany by Tokyopop Germany.
Crimson Spell Wikipedia
Prince Val is forced by circumstance to use his family's cursed sword, and so he seeks out the services of Halvir, a sorcerer to help him lift the curse. They travel to find the materials to help lift the curse. The curse is unknown to Val, but it manifests itself as turning Val into a bloodthirsty and lustful demon at night. Halvir subdues the demon by having sex with it, and when Val awakes, he remembers nothing. Over the course of the manga, Val and Halvir meet several new allies that accompany them in trying to defeat Val's curse.
Crimson Spell is written and illustrated by Ayano Yamane. Vol. 1, 2 and 3 were initially licensed in North America by Kitty Media, although volume 3 was never published; as of 2013 the title is now licensed by SuBLime. It is licensed in Germany by Tokyopop Germany.
Geneon Entertainment released a drama CD for Crimson Spell on June 24, 2009. It features Shin-ichiro Miki as Hallwil, Kondou Takashi as Prince Val and Miyata Kouki as Ruruka.
Lissa Pattillo of Comics Village commends the manga for its "passionate encounters and some fantastic artwork". Julie Rosato of Mania.com criticises the first chapter for rushing "things a bit". Holly Ellingwood of Active Anime commends the manga for going "beyond the average yaoi to give readers a truly immersing fantasy world". She also comments on the "scorching and beautifully drawn" love scenes". Managing editor of Media Blasters, Frank Pannone summarises the series as "a really good fantasy book that has sex scenes in it.”