Jinwoo is making his way through the demon castle inside a very difficult dungeon. He comes across a demon who can speak, and it turns out she’s a daughter of a powerful demon family that has been placed in the dungeon to protect it. She barters for her life by promising to help Jinwoo get magic items that will allow him to advance to the next floors. Jinwoo wipes out every powerful family on floors above hers, effectively leaving her clan in charge until the dungeon resets. But most importantly, Jinwoo can finally craft the Elixir of Life and see if it cures his mother. In another part of the world, giant evolving ant beasts have wiped out an entire Japanese island and are threatening the mainland of Korea and other islands of Japan. Several S-Rank hunters from Japan concoct a plan to launch an attack on the island, with the help of S-Rank Korean hunters.
This volume struck a nice balance between action and exposition that some of the other volumes have ignored a bit. I somehow instantly cared for the demon girl and hoped for a way she could be further rescued even though she was a demon, but her ending makes a lot more sense based on the constraints of this world. I'm also really interested to see how this ant-demon situation works out because this is the first time demons from inside the dungeons have escaped a dungeon and been able to affect the world outside of their prisons. It also gives Jinwoo another good goal to pursue and it was integrated nicely with the end of the "arc" where he was focused on saving his mother.
Sara's Rating: 9/10
Suitability Level: Grades 10-12
Reviews of previous volumes in this series: vol 1, vol 2, vol 3, vol 4, vol 5
Publisher: Ize Press (Yen Press)
Publication Date: March 21, 2023
ISBN: 9798400900266 (Paperback)
Tags: Rating: 9/10, Suitability: High School, Manhwa, Regressor, Dungeon, Action Adventure, Magic, Ize Press, Yen Press
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