Illustrated by Posuka Demizu
The plan is not going as expected. The group charged with taking out Nous and Nouma were not entirely successful, and a grieving Nous absorbs Nouma to gain her strength and consciousness. The group who was supposed to take our Bayon was also less than successful, leading to a change of plans in how to trap him and defeat him. With limited ammunition left, Lucas and the others worry about Emma, who has been stalling Leuvis, the strongest and fastest of all the demons at Goldy Pond. Help arrives, and not a moment too soon, as Ray and Mister finally catch up to everyone in the forest outside Goldy Pond. But, happy reunions will have to wait until they figure out how to take down the most fearsome enemy of all.
The action continues to deliver in this series with several groups going up against powerful demons and having to take them out with powerful guns. Several of the children are gravely injured, which makes a bit of sense considering they're fighting demons who are hundreds of years old and very powerful. The hallmark of this series is thinking critically, outsmarting enemies, and gleaning much from relatively few pieces of information. Ray is exceptionally good at this, and the way Shirai explains Ray's intellect is fascinating.
There is still quite a bit of gore, and the main people getting hurt and killed are kids, so this series is more appropriate for older teens.
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, vol 6, vol 7, vol 8, vol 9
Tags: Rating: 9/10, Suitability: High School, Manga, Dystopian, Horror, Demons
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