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!
For the battle-manga fans out there, this series has become pretty much all battle, all the time. There are some moments where we get some insights, or some explanations or memories, of what is happening in the bodies of our Slayers or demons as they are evolving, but the pages are mostly full of beautifully drawn battle sequences and different sword or breathing techniques. I am enjoying seeing the evolution of Tanjiro - it's always nice to see a progression of a main character and not have them just be overpowered from the beginning. In this volume, we get to see him struggle a bit and have consequences of pushing himself too hard, too quickly. But, just like other volumes, the Slayers constantly work together and support each other.
Sara's Rating: 9/10
Suitability Level: Grades 7-12
Reviews of previous volumes in the series: vol 1, vol 2, vol 3, vol 4, vol 5, vol 6, vol 7, vol 8, vol 9
Publisher: VIZ Media
Publication Date: January 7, 2020
ISBN: 9781974704552 (Paperback)
Tags: Rating: 9/10, Suitability: Middle School, Suitability: High School, Manga, Demons, Action Adventure, VIZ Media
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