Illustrated by Posuka Demizu
Norman forms an alliance with a demon clan that has been on the outs for 700 years, hoping a demon civil war will take out most of the demons’ society. Emma reveals to Norman that she doesn’t like his plan of demon genocide and wishes there was a peaceful way for everyone to coexist. She tells Norman of Mujika, and Norman reveals he has heard of her but thought she was dead. Her presence complicates his plan. Emma strikes a deal with Norman - she wants to go to the Seven Walls and try to rewrite the agreement between humans and demons so that no one, not humans and not demons, has to die. Emma and Ray set off to try to renegotiate the Seven Walls or find another way to save all the demons from genocide.
This volume proves just how dark things have gotten for Norman since leaving Grace Field House. He is perfectly fine with genocide, even if Emma isn’t. Ray seems to be ambivalent but will go with whatever Emma decides, which is a turn from the beginning of the series when Ray had such strong feelings that he struck a deal with Mom before anyone else. There is a little bit of filler in this volume when Emma and Ray have to reassure every different group of characters that they are serious about their need to save all the living creatures, humans and demons alike.
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, vol 10, vol 11,vol 12, vol 13, vol 14
Publisher: VIZ Media
Publication Date: June 2nd 2020
ISBN: 9781974714995 (Paperback)
Tags: Rating: 9/10, Suitability: High School, Manga, Dystopian, Horror, Demons
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