November 8, 2015
Q Hayashida – Viz – 2012 – 20+ volumes
Uh… wow. It’s hard to talk about this volume, because… a lot happens. Basically, everything goes wrong after the death of one of the main characters last volume. Everyone’s trying to pick up the pieces. More characters are mutilated and killed.
And a new one is introduced. I… don’t know what’s going on with that person. I’m pretty sure I’m not missing out on anything, it’s just supposed to be horribly confusing.
Elsewhere, Nikaido and Asu begin to discuss her magic. We get a couple short flashbacks into her childhood, and we learn why she never, ever uses her magic. We also learn that her magic is the coolest thing in the series (and there are a lot of cool things going on here), and I am excited to see where this goes.
Also, I could not remember what Shin’s magic was, and it was driving me crazy. We get to see it again here, as well as his serious mask. Only semi-related, one of my favorite things in this volume is a scene where Noi comes to talk to him bring a box labeled Chicken “Nuggets.” What exactly a “nugget” was never really crossed my mind before that.
I miss Caiman. A lot. I want him to come back very badly.
Also, I’m blazing through the rest of what I have of this series. Can’t wait.