Sanko, Avadian, and Shimada have infiltrated a cult devoted to the light that was actually the beginning of Photosphere. Sanko is captured, and the other two disguise themselves as believers in order to save him. Along the way, they find the fourth member of “The Four Little Shits,” Hajime Damemaru, who was taken prisoner in the previous volume. Damemaru appears to be dead, so Avakian brings him along in case his bones can be sold. Meanwhile, a priest takes it upon himself to try and harvest Sanko’s bones for himself. Sanko manages to escape, although badly injured, and he’s finally reunited with his friends. Damemaru’s paggy also reunites with its master and is able to revive him into his old (looking) self. Once back on the Moja, the group gets a tour and finally gets to enjoy all of their purchases from the previous volume.
This is definitely one of those books where you’re just along for the ride and it turns out to be pretty entertaining. We find out that Sanko isn’t impervious, and we also get to learn more about Shimada’s powers, which are pretty extensive. The whole world is definitely gritty and gruesome, as their main goal is to collect people's bones after they kill them. The Light cult ends up not being as clean as they seem on the surface. I also appreciated the customization of Sanko's ship and seeing all the upgrades and modifications finally in place. It was an interesting transition, though, going from high-stakes near-death moments to checking out fun compartments.
Sara's Rating: 8/10
Suitability Level: Grades 9-12
Reviews of previous volumes in this series: vol 1, vol 2
Publisher: Seven Seas
Publication Date: December 14, 2021
ISBN: 9781648273674 (Paperback)
Tags: Rating: 8/10, Suitability: High School, Manga, Science Fiction, Supernatural, Seven Seas
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