ARC Review: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 14 by Koyoharu Gotouge

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 12Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 14 by Koyoharu Gotouge
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Tanjiro sets out on the path of the Demon Slayer to save his sister and avenge his family!

In Taisho-era Japan, Tanjiro Kamado is a kindhearted boy who makes a living selling charcoal. But his peaceful life is shattered when a demon slaughters his entire family. His little sister Nezuko is the only survivor, but she has been transformed into a demon herself! Tanjiro sets out on a dangerous journey to find a way to return his sister to normal and destroy the demon who ruined his life.

Tanjiro’s sword is still not ready. The swordsmith Haganezuka tries to concentrate on finishing while Tanjiro and his friends engage the two upper-rank demons, Hantengu and Gyokko, in a ferocious battle. Hantengu continues to create different forms to attack the Demon Slayers. Meanwhile, the Mist Hashira Tokito regains his memories of the past and confronts Gyokko, but what will these memories reveal?

Warnings: body horror and mutilation, graphic violence

This book shifts the focal characters from Tanjiro to the Mist and Love hashiras, who are engaged in this battle against the two upper rank demons along with him. Another action-heavy installment, the story still occasionally goes back into the past to tell their stories, while also advancing their individual character arcs. It is honestly quite difficult to go into the battle, because so much happens! We find out what was going with Genya, what is Kanroji’s (the Love hashira) special talents, what lies in Tokito’s past – and while we have them facing against two demons, thus having them all go to their physical limits and employ different styles. We also get some hints as to these special powers occurring, and I am eager to find out more and if my theories are realized in further books!


Previous books in the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba series

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 1 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 2 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 3 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 4 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 5 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 6 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 7 (Kimetsu no Yaiba, #7) Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 8 (Kimetsu no Yaiba, #8) Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 9 (Kimetsu no Yaiba, #9) Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 10 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 11 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 12 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 13

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Buy links

The Book Depository | Wordery

Releases on July 7. 2020

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