Illustrated by Ryo Mitsuya
In Menou’s world, people are often summoned from other worlds and bring great power with them. Somewhere in the distant past, this led to a cataclysmic event that wiped out and entire continent. Now, Menou and the Church she serves hunts these otherworlders down and disposes of them. When Menou meets an otherworlder she can’t kill, she is directed to bring her target back to the city-center of the Church. Nothing can be simple, however as they catch a train beset by bandits wielding guns from the Wilds. A warrior princess is also along for the ride and confronts Menou’s assistant, Momo.
I liked this story's spin on the isekai genre, whee folks from other worlds come in and are the main stars of the story. This one deals with cleaning up the messes left behind by powerful beings. There is a satisfying amount of buildup before the slashing begins, and readers might get lulled into security or have misgivings about the book despite Menou’s occupation being right in the title. If the last few chapters are more of an indication of the story's pace, this series will be exciting and steady as we get into other cities and the intrigue of this society.
There are some interesting choices in character design. Menou and Momo have pretty dresses that don't seem like they would be super helpful in a fight, but another female character increases in cup size as the chapters progress. The warrior princess’ dress defies the laws of physics with how it stays on her body.
Sara's Rating: 8/10
Suitability Level: Grades 9-12
Publisher: Yen Press
Publication Date: October 18, 2022
ISBN: 9781975351144 (Paperback)
Tags: Rating: 8/10, Suitability: High School, Manga, Fantasy, Isekai, War, Action Adventure, Yen Press
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