Shizuka cant stay home much, since her job keeps her busy elsewhere, witch means that she is often gone for months, and cant spend much time with her husband Zen and their two children. Zen takes care for the family, and works late, witch means that his son and oldest child Jin is responsible for getting dinner on the table, and looking after his little sister Rin. Rin misses her mother a great deal, and wish to grow up as fast as possible, so she can be just like her.
... Oh, did I mention that they are all sorcerers?
The series mainly has it focus on the little Rin, who doesn't have many, if none friend, not doing to well in school, and really just wants to grow up and be a powerful sorceress like her mom. Witch she(in theory) can, since she has a pair of magical shoes that allows her to become an adult, much to her brothers dismay.
Even though their is a lot of hocus-pokus in this series, it' mainly about these guys as a family and as individuals. They have a lot of the same problems as other families would have being in their place, and also some special once, like when Jin (who also has a wolf-form) is going into heat, or when Shizuka cover the entire city in cake.
As often with manga, their are some slightly... disturbing moments in the series. Such as this:
... It's out of contest, and needs a little explanation, but believe me, it's sad, kind of sweet, but at the same time... kinda disturbing.
In fact, has there ever been a manga without creepiness? I haven't found one, if that is the case!
The art is great, and the fantasy elements in the story are creative. Highly recommended, and one of the best requests I had for Manga-Mania Month so far.
That's one down, 17 to go.
I'm Waezi2, and thanks for wasting time with me.