Kamisama Kiss 17
November 8, 2015
Julietta Suzuki – Viz – 2015 – 21+ volumes
THIS WAS THE BEST VOLUME EVER.
It had the ending I didn’t even know I wanted. Seriously. I wish more shoujo mangaka had the knack to deliver what the audience is looking for like that. I didn’t even see it coming, perhaps because I’m so used to the dodge.
Nanami goes back to the past one more time to speak to the fallen kami, in order to undo Tomoe’s curse. The fallen kami shows her what happened to Tomoe and Yukiji in between visits (when a lot of time passed for him and them, but not Nanami), which is mostly sad stuff. I even felt a little bad for Akura-oh, and he’s quite literally a monster.
I was a little surprised Tomoe fell for Yukiji’s ruse? He sort of did, and sort of didn’t? I speculate that he probably didn’t, but I’m not sure why he took care of her then? Maybe because she seemed so similar?
Nanami did a little modern time-traveling as well. I had to read that part twice before I realized that Mikage was involved, and what was going on (mostly because I was rushing through this part to get to the payoff). That was pretty clever.
I also liked the little bit of story dedicated to Akura-oh’s furry minion throughout this arc. He was a low-key great character. I’m going to have to re-read to see if he’s still around. He was probably with Akura-oh five volumes ago, or something really obvious.
I still can’t believe how much I liked this story arc. I’m surprised Kamisama Kiss did such a long story so well, and I’m also surprised to see it continue from here (this would be a good stopping place). But as of right now, I would believe this series capable of anything. And it pulls it all off without denying me anything. Julietta Suzuki, I will read everything else you write.