Uzui and Tanjiro continue to take on Gyutaro while Inosuke and Zenitsu battle Daki. The team realizes that they need to coordinate their efforts to behead the demons together because the sibling demons are able to protect each other from dying. Uzui's wives also, somewhat, get involved, by hurling wisteria-dipped daggers at the demons, even though the Slayers take some as collateral damage. The Slayers also have to try to avoid Gyutaro's powerful poisonous Demon Blood Art sickles, which take Uzui out of the fight and leave Tanjiro facing an Upper Twelve Kizuki on his own.
In the fight against Daki in the Entertainment District, Tanjiro reaches his limits discovers he can fuel some extra powerful attacks with his anger, but it comes at a physical price that leaves him weakened. Nezuko saves him yet again and unleashes some devastating blood demon arts of her own and loses herself in some rage-fueled power as well. She transforms and comes very close to eating a human. Just when the Slayers think they have Daki on the ropes, she reveals she isn't alone, and out comes her brother, Gyutaro!
The Beast and his Belle have been reunited, which is destroying our Belle's heart as she realizes more that she is in love with the Beast. What's worse is that the Princess Belle seems incredibly kind, and she also has lost the use of her legs. She requests our Belle's help in being her attending lady, helping her with her dresses and hair. Giselle finally can't take all of this any longer and leaves her room for the first time since the palace became cursed. She confides in Belle that the Princess Belle has actually entrapped the Beast in a relationship by guilt - Princess Belle betrayed her family in order to be with Prince Cyril before the curse happened, and now the Beast feels obligated to marry her. The Beast finds out that La Médium is in the court of The King and hatches a plan to confront her. He takes along a few people to help, including Belle, who hopes to finally rescue her maman.
Within a prison city, Chloe and her younger baby brother have been abandoned by their parents and are struggling to survive. The only thing getting them through is their mysterious neighbor who has been leaving them food. But, he's currently in the middle of planning an elaborate escape that will be perfectly covered by an oncoming snowstorm. Because of his ridiculous sense of duty, Chloe's neighbor can't abandon these kids to a life of starvation, so he drags them along on a dangerous and half-hatched escape attempt. Nothing goes according to plan -- but flash forward to ten years later, when Chloe returns to the City to search for what was lost that night, and what she is determined to take back from the city that has taken so much from her.
Tengen Uzui, the Hashira of Sound, has lost contact with all three of his wives. They were under cover in an Entertainment District that he suspected was being operated by a demon. He recruits Tanjiro, Zenitsu, and Inosuke to go undercover dressed as young girls to join a Courtesan house to find out what happened but also to investigate where the demon might be hiding and taking humans. Each of the guys joins a different Oiran courtesan house to investigate, some more convinsingly than others - Inosuke's beautfiul face gets him by as long as he doesn't speak; Tanjiro is found out almost immediately, but his kindhearted mistress doesn't mind since he is so helpful; but Zenitsu has the worst luck with his disguise and is captured almost immediately!
On a seemingly normal day, Nene rushes late into her class but thankfully makes it in before Sensei. Instead, she finds Hanako-kun sitting in the desk behind her, and he’s dressed like a normal student. What’s more, her classmates can see him, and they attest he has been attending classes with them this whole time! In the middle school, Kou reports early for his morning cleaning duty and finds Mistuba is already there. He seems perplexed by Kou's questions about School Mysteries. Upon comparing notes, it's clear that Nene and Kou are the only two that remember the school the way it seemed it was only yesterday, and why is there also a strange tower in the garden that also wasn't there yesterday?
Illustrated by Rito Kohsaka
Miyo has been kidnapped and is brought back to the Saimori house where Kaya and her mother try to force Miyo to refuse Kudo's marriage proposal. Kaya believes she will be able to rearrange fiancés and become Kudo's fiancée while giving Kōji to Miyo. Kōji was unable to stop the kidnapping from happening, but he does the next best thing: he brings Lord Kudo to the Saimori house. Lord Tatsuichi tries to stop Kudo from entering the Saimori house, and even forces a bewildered Lord Saimori to stand with him, but the two of them are no match for Kudo's superior strength. In another part of the kingdom, sinister actors put an evil plan into motion by digging up a sealed grave and introducing new grotesqueries into the world, which Kudo's battalion will have to investigate.
In a war-torn desolate future, a small group of humans fights desperately against an endlessly replicating monster that seems to have only one weakness: adamantium. With only a few adamantium bullets left, they decide their last hope is to rip a warrior from his timeline. A young girl reaches back into our time and pulls Wolverine forward, but he struggles against her efforts and lands outside their shelter in the wasteland that used to be a city. They rescue him and he sees first hand the terrible enemy they're up against. Wolverine could demand to be sent home, but that means abandoning them to these creatures. Instead, the hero and what's left of these rag-tag warriors must mount a last-ditch, all-out assault against the source of their enemies, hoping they can stop the plague and rebuild their society.
Detective Ellis is under pressure to as the lead investigator hints that he is going to bring Al in as the primary suspect in the murder of London's mayor. Ellis has no hard evidence that Al isn't the murderer, but he makes a couple of final moves to help those involved make some moves, some wiser than others. Al's bosses open up to him about being racially profiled by the policy when they were younger, and they offer Al guidance and free food, as well as a shoulder if he needs it. Finally, Al is contacted by his half brother and given and ultimatum.
Illustrated by Mengo Yokoyari
The twins are about to begin school at a prestigious academy for teens who are part of Japan’s entertainment industry, but in order to do so, they need to contracted entertainers. Ruby is determined to become an idol, but Aqua wants to protect her from that devastating industry. To help keep away from predatory agencies, Aqua convinces their adoptive mother, Miyako, to sign Ruby to Strawberry Productions as their first idol since Ai. Aqua’s contract comes from his constant mentor, Director Gotanda. Once they begin school, Aqua reconnects with Kana Arima, the genius child actor he starred alongside in volume one. She once again wants Aqua to join her on screen, this time for a campy tv drama where the studio is pushing male models and ruining her career. From this roll, Aqua now finds himself a reluctant contestant on a dating show!
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