Frau Faust Manga Volume 1
About Frau Faust Manga Volume 1
Frau Faust manga volume 1 features story and art by Kore Yamazaki.
More than a century after an eccentric scholar made an infamous deal with a devil, the story of Faust has passed into legend. However, the true Faust is not the stuffy, professorial man known in fairy tales, but a charismatic, bespectacled woman named Johanna Faust, who happens to still be alive. Searching for pieces of her long-lost demon, Johanna passes through a provincial town, where she saves a young boy named Marion from a criminal’s fate. In exchange, she asks a simple favor of Marion, but Marion soon finds himself intrigued by the peculiar Doctor Faust and joins her on her journey. Thus begins the strange and wonderful adventures of Frau Faust!
From the creator of The Ancient Magus’ Bride comes a supernatural action manga in the vein of Fullmetal Alchemist! With electrifying art and a gripping story, Frau Faust reimagines the protagonist of the classic tale who makes a deal with the devil as a tenacious female scholar.
Ratings & Reviews
Intriguing Take on Faust Myth
by Brock H -
An intriguing take on the Faust myth. Johanna is a fun and interesting heroine(?). And there are the mysteries of the nature of her bet with Mephistopheles and why her quest to reassemble him from his scattered pieces. There is perhaps one hint to the answers to these mysteries in this volume, but more clues are withheld for later volumes, which is to be expected. Be that as it may, just the first part of her story is a very entertaining read.
The bonus story of The Invisible Museum is another good story and its heroine Yume Asaki is another interesting heroine. I hope there is another story about them in Frau Faust #2.
Fun retelling of the classic story!
by Gwen -
I have always adored how Japanese creators take folklore, whether indigenous, Chinese or Western, and breathe new life into it. Far better than Disney ever does. From someone with the creative skills to spin The Ancient Magus Bride I had high expectations and for the most part they have been fulfilled. Frau Faust is just as creative a spin on its source material as Magus Bride. The author has a more solid grasp of western folklore than many western creators and it shows. The characters feel real and the writing and drawing draw the reader in quite effectively. If I had any complaint it would be that the main character doesn't feel quite as gripping as Chise from Magus Bride, but considering Chise for me is perhaps one of the top five engrossing heroines of all time, that's not much of a quibble. Our good doctor has a charm all her own, though, and I'm excited to see where she ends up. Having made it through four volumes now I highly recommend Frau Faust!