Monday, July 6, 2015

Manga Review: Demon From Afar, Volume 2, by Kaori Yuki

Rating (Out of 5): ~4
Publisher: Yen Press
Release Date: March 2015
Volumes: 6.
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1. 3.

Goodreads Synopsis:

From the ultimate nightmare that is Walpurgis, Sorath escapes to modern Japan. There, he lives in an unconventional household that includes Nonoha, the daughter of his dearest friend, and Mephistopheles, the Lord of Hell, who bides his time for a chance to kill his master.
This time, these hands will protect my loved ones!
That's Sorath's wish, but somehow Nonoha is slipping through his fingers. Will Sorath's hands once again be stained by the blood of the person he most cherishes?


This series is good and gorgeous. And violent.
The first arch ends in this volume, and then the new main characters are time skipped to the present day. I think this is the first time I’ve read a Kaori Yuki book that was set in the present, digital age. The digital, internet part is definitely being taken advantage of, but it’s just neat seeing all the current-day clothing and electronics and settings in her art style. Very pretty, to be sure.
Now, Sorath, Leice, and Nonoha are living as a family. And then deaths start happening in town, and a demon is running loose. And Sorath and Leice is getting pulled in.
This series is so good. It’s messy, and death-ridden, and bad, as it should be. I’m liking the banter and relationship between the three characters, but there’s also some underlying problems between Sorath and Leice. Nonoha is a sweet girl, who’s going to be pulled into all the dark happenings. 
I’m loving it. These hardbacks are a bit spendy, but gorgeous.

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