Monday, December 17, 2018

Manga Review: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Volume 2, by Koyoharu Gotouge

Rating (Out of 5): ~3.5
Publisher: Shonen Jump (VIZ Media)
Release Date: September 2018
Volumes: 14+
Spoilers?: Light.
Volume: 1. 3.

Goodreads Synopsis:

Tanjiro sets out on the path of the Demon Slayer to save his sister and avenge his family!

In Taisho-era Japan, Tanjiro Kamado is a kindhearted boy who makes a living selling charcoal. But his peaceful life is shattered when a demon slaughters his entire family. His little sister Nezuko is the only survivor, but she has been transformed into a demon herself! Tanjiro sets out on a dangerous journey to find a way to return his sister to normal and destroy the demon who ruined his life.

During final selection for the Demon Slayer Corps, Tanjiro faces a disfigured demon and uses the techniques taught by his master, Urokodaki! As Tanjiro begins to walk the path of the Demon Slayer, his search for the demon who murdered his family leads him to investigate the disappearances of young girls in a nearby town.


Now that Tanjiro has passed and become a demon slayer, he can go back to his sister. He has to wait for his sword, and he's been given a bird to pass on his jobs to him. He's relieved to be with his sister again, and see that she's doing okay.
His first job is to kill the demon that's been stealing girls from a village. It's a rather quick search, really, though it doesn't give him any more info on the man he's searching for.
Oh yeah, at the beginning of the chapter, it's just mentioned that his masked friend informed him of a demon, the only one known to be able to turn humans into demons, and the man who must have killed his family. Supposedly this man is the only one who might know how to turn his sister back.
Given how abruptly this information is given to Tanjiro, and then how easily he finds him in the latter half of the volume... It feels rushed, and much too easy. It makes me think that this is a short series, but it's not, so hopefully that means we get new plot lines after a while, and this doesn't get stretched out too much. It's hard to tell right now, though.
Things seem to be working too easily for Tanjiro. As soon as he gets new information or is told he needs something, right there it comes along for him. It's too convenient for me.

A review copy was provided by the publisher, VIZ Media, for an honest review. Thank you so, so much!

No comments:

Post a Comment