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Dead Dead Demon’s Dededede Destruction: Volume 5 manga review

By Leroy Douresseaux
April 17, 2019 - 21:49

Dead Dead Demon's Dededede Destruction Graphic Novel Volume

Rated “M” for “Mature”

The alien mothership arrived on Earth August 31st – also known as 8/31 – and parked itself above Tokyo.  Now, after three years, the impending doom of an alien invasion is starting to feel like an ordinary thing.  Kadode Koyama and her friends, including her best friend, Ontan “Oran” Nakagawa, track the aliens' movement with enthusiasm as they begin college.

As Dead Dead Demon's Dededede Destruction, Vol. 5 (Chapters 33 to 40) opens, Kadode and Oran are trying to learn more about their new roommate, Oba, an alien who has taken on the appearance of a young human male.  He reveals a number of shocking secrets, including the origin of the aliens and the future of both humans and “invaders.”  Meanwhile, Japanese Prime Minister Ogino announces new weapons to fight the aliens, as the nation continues to build infrastructure for the Olympics.

THE LOWDOWN:  The Dead Dead Demon's Dededede Destruction manga is a bit odd, as are most manga by Inio Asano.  At least, I think so.  Asano's manga are always inventive and often mercurial, with the drama being as poignant as it is offbeat.  I don't know how to describe this new volume.

Dead Dead Demon's Dededede Destruction Graphic Novel Volume 5 deals mostly with Kadode and Oran and their new alien pal, Oba.  The scenes depicting Oba in flight are beautiful, and Asano develops the friendship between the alien and the two young women with humor and grace.  In Vol. 5, things have taken another odd turn, and I am anxious to read what happens next.  I think Dead Dead Demon's Dededede Destruction is officially a must-read graphic novel series.

I READS YOU RECOMMENDS:  Fans of the manga of Inio Asano will want to read the VIZ Signature title, Dead Dead Demon's Dededede Destruction.

8.5 out of 10

Rating: 8.5 /10

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