Her Majesty’s Swarm follows a teenage girl who is absorbed into a world that feels very similar to an online game that she’s obsessed with. For seemingly no reason she wakes up in a strange cave and is seen as a queen of Arachnea by the giant arachnids in the faction. Using her knowledge from the game she sets forth to help the faction and find a way back to the real world.
The first volume of this manga is the definition of average. It’s not great, it’s not terrible, just incredibly average. The art looks alright, but it’s nothing to write home about it. It’s always clear what’s going on and it’s an easy enough to follow story. The characters are really underdeveloped, at least in volume 1, and by the time it ends there’s no desire to carry on reading into volume 2.
The first quarter of the manga is very slow, in that it’s mainly the main character questioning how she got to the new world, and that’s about it. She then adapts quickly, using her gaming experience to take control of the hive-minded arachnids and finds a village nearby that she befriends the locals of. The story picks up from there, but it’s still not completely gripping or intense.
Overall it’s not the worst manga I’ve ever read, but it’s far from the best. It’s something that blends into other things and not something that’s very memorable.
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