Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Manga Review: Noragami: Stray God, Volume 11, by Adachitoka

Rating (Out of 5): ~4
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
Release Date: February 23, 2016
Volumes: 15+
Spoilers?: Not really.
Volume: 1. 10. 12.

Goodreads Synopsis:


Now that Yato has finally figured out what he wants out of life, he and Yukine are back in action, making the world a better place. Meanwhile, Hiyori is having troubles of her own. What can Yato do to help the one person he truly wants to make happy?


We’re back to some normal antics in the first half of this volume. The three are getting settled again, still recovering from the previous fight. Yato drags them to the amusement park, and his enthusiasm is contagious to everyone but Hiyori—because it just reminds her of her last time there, when she was forgetting about them. It’s both funny and heartbreaking, but the end scene makes it all worth it.
I thought we would see more from Yato’s father, and we do get some development there. We officially find out who he is, and some of what he has planned for Yato and Hiyori, and I’m really not a big fan of him at this point. I don’t like his thoughts, but I do suspect that we’ll be seeing more of his side soon.
In the second half, surprisingly enough, we get a backstory on Kafuku and Daikoku. I’ve always been a fan of this couple, and it’s nice to finally understand what brought them to this point. To see that they really do love each other, but what broke them in the past. Ugh, it’s really hard to see what they went through. But it just makes me want them to be really happy.
Then the volume closes with a sweet, sad story regarding Mayu’s past, which precludes to a secret soon to be revealed, I’m sure.
I can’t wait for the next one. I am just loving this series.

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