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The story follows Johanna, a scholar travelling town to town in search of something dear to her. One day, she meets a boy named Marion after he runs into her in his attempt to flee from a man he was trying to steal from. Marion reveals that his family has recently run into financial troubles and that he simply wanted his books back. Upon hearing this, Johanna offers to beThe story follows Johanna, a scholar travelling town to town in search of something dear to her. One day, she meets a boy named Marion after he runs into her in his attempt to flee from a man he was trying to steal from. Marion reveals that his family has recently run into financial troubles and that he simply wanted his books back. Upon hearing this, Johanna offers to be his teacher for a few days in return for his help in her search... An inventive take on the classic Faust legend. Faust is a badass female scholar!For romance, supernatural, fantasy, and josei fans! Everyone, really....

Title : Frau Faust, Vol. 1
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ISBN : 32491335
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 401 Pages
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Frau Faust, Vol. 1 Reviews

  • Marius Paulsen (Antari-kun)
    2019-03-11 06:17

    cool plot, but kinda messy and all over the place, maybe next volume will be better

  • S.Q. Eries
    2019-02-23 04:31

    In SummaryFrau Faust incorporates magic with a bit of action and a lot of mystery. Unlike the original Faust tale, in which the demon is simply focused on tempting Faust to a bad end, the relationship between Mephisto and Johanna, like that between Sebastian and Ciel of Black Butler, is more complex. It remains to be seen what motivates Johanna to both care for orphans and reconstruct a dismembered demon, but I’m sufficiently intrigued to continue reading in order to find out.The ReviewOf the stories of humans selling their souls to demons, the tale of Faust is among the most famous, and Yamazaki-sensei uses it as the basis for Frau Faust. However, instead of starting with the contract that Faust strikes with the demon Mephistopheles, this manga opens a century after Faust’s demise.Except Faust isn’t dead. And he’s no longer a man but a youthful woman who goes by the name Johanna. As for Mephisto, he was cut into pieces and sealed away. Inquisitors have scattered the demon’s remains in various locations to prevent him from reviving, but Johanna is on a mission to bring him back.Clearly, Faust is a complicated character with extraordinary circumstances, but fortunately, readers have the young boy Marion to help navigate through the story. Johanna and Marion literally run into another when Marion’s trying to escape with stolen books, and when she learns he had to drop out of school because of his family’s debt, she takes it upon herself to tutor him. However, her motives aren’t entirely pure. When the time is opportune, she uses the boy to get into a church stronghold, where he witnesses a battle between Johanna and the Inquisitor swordsman Lorenzo and encounters the partially reassembled Mephisto.Yamazaki-sensei does this throughout Volume 1, showing different aspects of Johanna’s ill-gotten power and countering them with pangs of conscience and acts of compassion. Add to that a sharp wit and glimpses of Faust’s love-hate relationship with Mephisto, and we have an extremely intriguing gray character. Getting involved with her is definitely a risky proposition, but as Marion demonstrates, she’s so fascinating that the temptation to journey with her overrides fear.The story opens up with mysteries: namely, why is Faust a woman and what is she trying to accomplish by resurrecting Mephisto? But by the end of the volume, we get no answers, only more questions about the relationship between Faust and Mephisto. However, the characters— from the naive Marion to the persistent Lorenzo to the enigmatic Johanna—do an excellent job of drawing readers into their world, and I look forward to continuing their story.Extras include the 36-page one-shot The Invisible Museum, bonus comics, a 4-page manga style author’s afterword, and translation notes.For more manga and book reviews, drop by my blog Keeping It In Canon!

  • Ian
    2019-03-05 03:29

    Frau Faust is rated Teen and has some violence as well as a slightly dismembered demon that I assume is going to be assembled at some point unless the church gets its way. :)Okay to be honest the description of the book is pretty much spot on when you read the back of it. In this tale we meet the Faust of legend but find out he is a she and she is doing her best to reassemble Mephisto after she was cursed by him. It seems the church at one point condemned the demon and not only separated his body parts but sealed them away in various places. In the meantime Johanna Faust who cannot die thanks to a curse of immortality continues to learn and teach as she continues her primary goal. One such young man named Marion is saved by Johanna and intrigued by her he decides to travel with her so he can continue to learn.I'll be honest with everyone that I wasn't sure if I would like this book even though Kore Yamazaki created it and I love The Ancient Magus' Bride. You see in TAMB it is the interactions between Elias and Chise that I am most drawn to and not just the huge magical world the book delves into. I was pleasantly relieved to see Frau Faust although not as good as TAMB (in my opinion...then again I have read 7 of one versus just this one so that is not really a fair assessment) it is still a good book that I will enjoy reading more of in the future. Also in the last 1/4 or so of the book we get another story in "The Invisible Museum" which may be a one shot or might be an ongoing story to fill space in the Frau Faust books. I think it would be cool if the mangaka did different short stories each volume but only time will tell. :)My favorite part of the book would have to be the big reveal of Johanna's daughter's true form. I am not going to tell you what it is here but like a lot of the other characters the art style is similar to characters in TAMB. :)

  • Denise
    2019-02-24 03:27

    Faust is a woman, still alive, and hunting down the pieces of Mephistopheles so she can punch him? Or to win a bet with him? Along the way she saves a boy from being arrested after stealing and uses him to get onto holy ground. That adventure works out well for her but since she'd been tutoring the boy until it was time to retrieve the piece of the demon she needed his help to get to, he wants to stay with her and learn more. What he learns is that the story of Faust has some truth but isn't the whole story. Faust has a heart and compassion. Her long life hasn't been completely focused on the demon that cursed her but it has been colored by it. How much and what it will make her do remains to be seen.There's a short backup story that takes place in what looks like present day and has no direct connection to the Faust story. It probably will connect in a few volumes.

  • Lavonia Reid
    2019-03-20 04:17

    I love this series!

  • Selena
    2019-03-25 05:18

    More from the mangaka behind The Ancient Magus' Bride?Sign me up!*ahem*For those wanting a real review of Frau Faust and not just my fan girl reaction...Frau Faust is the story of a strange woman named Johanna. It turns out, she's the real Faust (all those stories of a male Faust were wrong), and she's searching for Mephisto, the demon she was separated from. She's a little eccentric, but generally a good person. She's a difficult character to nail down, and she reminds me a lot of Elias, if Elias had started as human and so had a vague idea of what humanity and human emotions were all about.So far, it's a bit more focused than Ancient Magus' Bride, as Johanna has a distinct end goal in mind (find Mephistopheles), but it still has that world building and frank and deliberate story telling we know from Yamazaki-sensei's previous work.There was also a bonus story at the end of the book, The Invisible Museum, which was even more Ancient Magus' Bride like. This one's about a girl who wants to work and leave home because her family life stinks. She ends up finding work at an odd museum where everything is invisible or magical and stuff. I would love to read more of this one, so it's a shame that it looks like a one shot.

  • osoi
    2019-03-07 07:24

    Это.. точно не то, что я ожидала прочитать. Повествование настолько хаотично и бросается из крайности в крайность, что все впечатления в итоге оказываются рассеянными где-то на периферии. По жанру это адвенчура со сверхъестественным фьюжном с фрау Фауст в главной роли (что должно интриговать, но выполняет свою функцию до тех пор, пока не познакомишься с фрау поближе). По итогам первого тома выясняется, что главной героине (sadly) не хватает харизмы, а ее реакции и поступки довольно непритязательно меняются под влиянием обстоятельств, будто кто-то просто перебирает палитру красок. Вот она вроде делает удивительно хорошие дела, а вот прохлаждается словно без цели. Вот флэшбек, который показывает порочность ее натуры и отсутствие чувства вины за свои сомнительные поступки. При всем этом она умудряется сохранять ауру опасного безумца, который повидал слишком много и которому нечего терять (а может, это просто рисунок такой? :D). Мне кажется, бессмертные существа должны видеть bigger picture, и показать что у них еще осталась способность к сопереживанию можно более утонченными способами, без точечных спасений бедных сирот от верной смерти и рандомной передачи знаний проявившему интерес пацану.Самое интригующее - это погоня фрау за своим демоном. Может их на самом деле связывает многолетняя духовная связь определенного толка, но увиденное наталкивает на мысль, что эти двое ближе друг к другу в иных вариациях. Я уже говорила, что героиня не произвела должного впечатления, но и остальные ребята тоже не особо блещут. Только светится в темноте своей глупостью пацан-компаньон (тайно надеюсь, что его выпилят в ближайшее время). Мефистофель - meh, у меня начисто отсутствует демонический фетиш, тем более когда перед употреблением надо еще собрать мозаику.Зато меня полностью захватил one-shot, включенный в конец книги (Toumei Hakubutsukan - Transparent Museum). После неоднозначных впечатлений о фрау Фауст чудесно было окунуться в историю, больше похожую на сон. hisashiburi

  • Honya
    2019-03-02 10:11

    I’ve only fairly recently discovered Kore Yamazaki’s work, but this mangaka’s writing is rapidly becoming some of my favorite. It reminds me a lot of the things I love most about Fullmetal Alchemist–great characters, interesting plot, a sense of mystery, vibrant art. It has a josei flavor, and I like that it’s a bit more mature without being unnecessarily M rated; it’s actually pretty clean. It’s more that Johanna herself is old, like impossibly old–while still appearing young and having an insatiable curiosity about the world–so you get some of that depth that comes from experience playing out in her character. I enjoyed having Marion placed alongside her character, since he is in many ways like a young version of herself; their characters sort of mirror each other and provide some interesting character insights. Overall, I’ve really enjoyed the characters that have shown up in this story, and much like Fullmetal Alchemist, it looks like we may end up with a pretty extensive cast. I’m interested to see how that develops, since this series is still in its early stages (I hope, since it certainly has potential to be pretty long). So far, there’s a nice balance of present-day action and flashbacks/explanation of things that happened in Johanna’s past. There’s a lot of mystery involved in said past, which is pretty interesting; I’m very curious to see how that is developed in future volumes. Also kind of random, but I liked the author’s choice of setting for the story–a somewhat medieval Germany (of a country based off of that). European settings just work really well for Yamazaki’s stories, or rather, Yamazaki does European settings quite well. In any case, I’ve enjoyed Frau Faust a lot so far, and I’m looking forward to seeing where this story goes.

  • Nikkie
    2019-02-27 06:09

    I liked the beginning of this series. The plot is intriguing, the characters are likable and have depth and I'm interested to see where it goes! I just wish the entire book had been related to the series, instead of half of it being an unrelated side project of the author. It was good too, don't get me wrong, but... I want the side story to have its own series too now. It definitely could be one with the right tweaking! But I don't think it will be a continuing project and that's kind of a bummer, so, year. But this is the same party responsible for Ancient Mage's Bride, which I absolutely love, so I expected quality and quality I received!

  • Jane Francis
    2019-02-23 05:12

    Beautiful artwork with an interesting and unique storyline. I'm a big fan of Magus, and as this was authored by the same mangaka I decided to give it a try. I was a little worried beforehand that it would be too much like Magus since it's in the same fantasy/magical genre, but it really is unique unto itself.

  • Laura
    2019-03-07 09:12

    I loved this. Art is gorgeous. Story is compelling fantasy. Not queer, but woman dominated cast including Dr Faust. Really especially enjoyed the bonus world buildingish story at the end. High recommend.

  • Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
    2019-03-17 04:27

    That cover. That art style. This was interesting volume.

  • brightredglow
    2019-03-01 10:10

    Enjoyable opening volume. Decent premise with clean artwork that is easy for the eye to follow. Text/translation is also nicely done.

  • Woowott
    2019-03-12 05:27

    Fun, but inferior to The Ancient Magus' Bride. Entertaining enough to continue.

  • Vi
    2019-03-06 06:22

    otherworldy. weird pacing.

  • Skye (Skye's Scribblings)
    2019-03-24 06:38

    Not as good as Ancient Magus Bride, but still very interesting and I love the characters! Will definitely be purchasing the next volume.

  • Shawna
    2019-03-10 04:32

    I really enjoyed the story and want so much more! The short story was nice, too. I love how Kore Yamazaki creates stories.

  • Julie (Manga Maniac Cafe)
    2019-02-28 03:34

    3.75 stars

  • Adriana
    2019-03-11 05:11

    It's an intriguing plot twist on the famous Faust story; told with a slight supernatural angle and lots of mystery and foreboding. I like it!

  • AnaisCouloigner
    2019-03-12 07:38

    Alors j'ai pas tout compris, mais ça m'intrigue pas mal donc on va continuer hein !

  • Karissa
    2019-03-12 06:20

    I got this through the Amazon Vine program to review. This was a well done 1st volume in the Frau Faust series. While the illustration isn't anything all that great, the story did draw me in and I ended up enjoying it a lot.You know that Faust guy? Well Faust really wasn’t a guy, Faust was a woman named Johanna and she got in a bit too deep with a demon while searching for knowledge. I loved Johanna’s character and her strange combination of light-heartedness and darkness. Her demon is incredibly interesting as well.The dynamics between the characters were well done and I enjoyed all the characters we met. I love the questing feel the story had to it and am eager to see where Faust’s future adventures take her. The illustration was well done but not incredible. It was very easy to follow and I had no issues following the story either.Overall I enjoyed this first volume of the Frau Faust manga and plan on continuing with the series. I was impressed with how the story and characters drew me in and was very entertained by them. I would recommend to fans of Black Butler and Ancient Mangus Bride.

  • Coskun Feyza
    2019-03-20 08:38

    did not quite get why the last chapter was even there.... it had nothing to do with the story?otherwise it was fine, nothing really happened yet