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Top Notch Action and Eye Pleasing Art: Demon Slayer Manga Volume 2

16 Mar

After facing the loss of their family, Tanjiro and Nezuko continue their journey to become Demon Slayers and find the ones responsible for their tragedies. 

Koyoharu Gotouge once again pulls us back into the world with a new series of adventures, new characters, and new challenges that the protagonists must face head on if they wish to succeed. The action is still top notch, with artwork that continues to be a pleasure to the eye. Things pick up immediately after the events of volume one and introduce us to the one character who will become the center point of the series and the primary antagonist of the series.

It is through this volume (HPL patrons login with your card to access series) that we learn what it will take to restore Nezuko’s humanity and just how dangerous the main antagonist and his followers are as well as a hint of things to come going forward.

Over all, this is a good follow up to volume one and the ending leaves you wanting to read volume three as soon as possible. You can also read my review of the previous volume here.

Written By:
Lauren Lapinski
Access Services Assistant

A Well Crafted Read for Manga Fans: Demon Slayer Volume 1

5 Jan

It’s a premise we’ve all read about before. A character comes home to find their family has been brutally murdered with no signs of the culprit and no knowledge as to why this was done to them. All they know is that someone out there took away their family and is the only one who can answer why.

This is how volume 1 of Demon Slayer by Koyoharu Gotouge introduces us to Tanjiro Kamado, who returns to find his family in this very state after selling charcoal in the village close to his home. The only survivor is his younger sister, Nezuko, who was turned into a demon as a result of the attack.

Tanjiro is determined to find a cure for Nezuko and make her human once more as well as find the demon responsible for the murder of his family.  Volume 1 takes us through him beginning the path to becoming a Demon Slayer and the trials he must face if he wishes to accomplish his goals.

Gotouge’s storytelling does it’s job. The characters pull you in quickly and the narrative keeps you wanting to turn the page and find out what happens next. For those looking to get into manga or those looking for a new manga to read, Demon Slayer is an excellent and well crafted read available from Hoboken and other BCCLS libraries in print.

Written By:
Lauren Lapinski
Access Services Library Assistant

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