Some series spring to life with an interesting premise only to abandon said premise later for the ease of depicting countless chapters of violence. This is exactly what has become of Black God. The series once showed enormous promise, only to devolve into an overdose of shonen style tendencies.
This volume see’s Mikami brawling with a pair of thugs looking to make her regret not fulfilling the job they assigned her. Unfortunately, things don’t turn out so well for her and she is left in a pool of her own blood to cap off an otherwise dull fight. Things get interesting when the girl Mikami was trying to protect snaps and unlocks her own set of powers, turning the tables on the duo.
The focus shifts back to series leads Kuro and Keita, who are become involved in a fight of their own. This fight follows a similar pattern as the first, with the protagonists getting the stuffing knocked out of them until a last minute revelation on the final page shows there may yet be a chance.
The volume also featured attempts at comedic interplay between Kuro and Keita regarding his attraction toward her but it comes off as out of place and portrays the main protagonist as closer to a rapist than a hero.
Black God isn’t necessarily bad but this volume did no favors for the series. At the moment, its suffering from the same problems other series like Bleach do, in which the author writes themselves into a corner and uses fights to by time until they have to progress the story. It’s not yet at the level that Bleach is but its poor attempts at humor and uninteresting fights do little to encourage further reading.