Anybody who loves crack, read the manga. Every chapter of VoH and VoH:S has crack in it. You die laughing every time.
If you want the story without the crack, watch the anime.
Anyway, I've read it all and am currently reading the sequel, Violinist of Hameln: Shchelkunchik. ...Speaking of favorite characters, you people can keep everybody else, but I'm snatching Lute II for myself. *glomps him*
...I just read chapters 23 and 24 of VoH:S and... oh dear. Good thing I didn't have a heart attack. XDDD
First, a magical chihuahua bites main character Shchel in the neck, spinning at the same time. Watanabe must have parodied Yoshihiro Takahashi's Ginga Nagareboshi Gin series (because there's a dog attack like that in the series).
Then Lute II offered to teach the magically inept Shchel some magic. So he told Shchel and his friends to put a strand of hair in a test tube - the smell that eventually emanates from the tube tells the nature of their magic. Two warrior sisters had rose and lavender - defence and water. Lute is "Justice" from the light line (he has this magic because he's very gentle, very concerned for the wellbeing of others, very wise for his age and very observant).
Bu-but... Shchel... his tube smelled like rafflesia from hell and it turned out to be the magic that turns conviction into frustration! XD Shchel breathes the fumes and ends up acting like an emo drunk. And then...
Lute: OH CRAP, I... I BREATHED IT IN! *starts to act like emo drunk*
And then the other warrior sister breathed the fumes. XD It's so funny. See below for images.
...See below for Lute when he's normal.
I'm... finally starting to get used to Shchel. He seems interesting and bearable now. At least he wasn't the same hyper kid in chapter 24. And... oh dear, the latest turn in events has me ecstatic. I want to find out why Piroro is so scared about Shchel's ancient magic (and to think Clari found a spirit similar to black fairies inside him! He MUST be some kind of monster!).