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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba Volume 7 manga review

By Leroy Douresseaux
July 9, 2019 - 00:16

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba Graphic Novel Volume 7 cover image

Rated “T” for “Teen”

In Taisho era Japan (1912 to 1926), Tanjiro Kamado is a kindhearted boy who sells coal in order to support his mother and four siblings.  After one particularly taxing trip to sell coal, Tanjiro returns to his home in the forest and finds his family slaughtered.  He discovers that a younger sibling, his sister Nezuko, has herself been transformed into a demon by the unknown demon that killed his family.  He becomes a Demon Slayer to find and destroy that demon.

As Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba, Vol. 7 (Chapters 53 to 61; entitled “Trading Blows at Close Quarters”) opens, Tanjiro, Nezuko, Inosuke Hashibira (who wears the boar's head and pelt), and Zenitsu Agatsuma (the sleeping Slayer) move on to their next mission.  They have all healed and received training at the compound of the Hashira, the leadership of the Demon Slayer Corps.

To get to their next mission, the four must travel via the “Infinity Train,” which is the first train some of them have seen.  Onboard, they meet Hashira member, Kyojuro Rengoku, and begin a most shocking and difficult demon-slaying mission.

[This volume includes bonus manga, illustrations, and sketchbook material.]

THE LOWDOWN:  The Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba manga is consistently good.  I don't know why I expect it to fall off.  It was one of 2018's best new graphic novel series,and it is one of 2019's best action-fantasy graphic novel series.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba Graphic Novel 7 is one of the series' best entries.  I don't want to spoil it, but the story delves into Tanjiro's nature and personality in a way that is both poignant and important to how the plot of this story arc resolves.  If you like samurai-themed, fantasy series, Demon Slayer is a must have.

I READS YOU RECOMMENDS:  Fans of demon-fighting heroes will want to read the Shonen Jump title, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba.

10 out of 10

Rating: 10 /10

Last Updated: August 31, 2023 - 08:12

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