Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on July 2009
As the nearly adult Harry and his pals Ron and Hermione begin their sixth year at Hogwarts, Harry obtains a helpfully annotated Potions textbook that once belonged to the mysterious title prince, and learns more about the strengthening Voldemort in private lessons with Dumbledore. Harry suspects that Draco Malfoy has been skulking around doing that villain‘s bidding. Worse, the terrifying specter of teen romance also rears its head. While this franchise has inevitably lost some of its freshness (it’s been eight years since the first HP film), there’s plenty of dark fun here for young fans.