Rating (Out of 5): ~4
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
Release Date: December 2014
COLD TRUTHS A letter from his grandfather leads Chihiro to an ice cave where a centuries-old, frozen zombie reveals the secrets of Grandpa Jogoro's tragic past and the origins of the zombie elixir. All this unlocks a deep-seated memory in Chihiro that finally reveals the reason behind his infatuation with zombies, but before he has time to reflect on everything, Chihiro discovers that Rea has gone on a rampage in search of her "favorite food." Will Chihiro sacrifice himself to satiate Rea's voracious appetite for human flesh?
There’s only one more volume! How is it so close to the end already?
We got a lot of backstory this volume about Chihiro’s grandfather. It was nice to see some history on him, because he is quite an interesting character. He’s been through a lot. And this included the story about Chihiro’s mother, which I’d already figured out, but was nice, if sad, to see.
And then we got back to the present, to find out that something’s happening to Rea. This is not too surprising, given her predicament, but it’s still pretty bad. One bullet apparently not dodged. I don’t really know whether to expect a happy ending or not, or even which one I’d prefer. I feel pretty sure that a bad one is coming, at least for Rea, and I’m actually not sure if I’d prefer a happy one. It just seems like it would be better, more fitting, for it to be sad. After everything, she doesn’t deserve to keep going on the path she’s on.
I’m excited to see how it ends, if a little sad about it.