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.
This whole volume is, once again, all battle. There is a touching moment where we get Gyutaro and Daki’s backstory, and it's tragic, of course, because no one's backstory in Demon Slayer is anything but tragic. Gotouge is a master at creating backstories that make you feel something for characters even if they are demons that eat humans. There's also some splashes of cuteness with Nezuko and Tanjiro when Nezuko gives Tanjiro a piggy-back ride and she’s in her smaller state, so it's pretty adorable and slightly comical.
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, vol 10
Publisher: VIZ Media
Publication Date: November 5, 2019
ISBN: 9781974704439 (Paperback)
Tags: Rating: 9/10, Suitability: Middle School, Suitability: High School, Manga, Demons, Action Adventure, VIZ Media
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