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Ajin Vol. #05 Manga Review

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Ajin Volume 5 CoverThe strongest army in Japan!

Creative Staff
Story/Art: Gamon Sakurai
Translation: Ko Ransom

What They Say
It’s all-out war. After demi-humans mobilize to overthrow the government of Japan – terror and immortality their prime tactics – young cynic Kei must decide if he’s on anyone’s side other than his own.

Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers):
In the aftermath of his attack, Sato finds himself faced down with the brunt of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Special Assault Team. As he broadcasts this, he prepares to fight them, declaring that if he takes them down it will prove that they’re the “strongest army in Japan”. At first this seems to be a farce of a fight, as Sato is immediately taken out and kept down. However, with a little sniping support and the use of their “ghosts”, the demi-humans soon manage to turn the situation around. This keeps going till the operation ends in a complete failure for the humans, with Sato calmly walking away.

Meanwhile, Kei finally gets accused of being a demi-human by the villagers. He plays it off expertly, but just when it looks like he’s going to get away with it, a suspicious man name Kita shoots him. As his plans fall apart, Kei has no choice but to help Ko out of the truck and team up with him. Kei takes care of one last bit of business in regards to Kita, and then the two depart.

Will the two be able to work together, or are they simply too different? And just how will the government react when Sato moves on to the next stage of his plan?

In Summary
Unfortunately, this volume is just a bit of a step down from the last outstanding volume. However, that’s only because the previous one was of such ridiculously high quality. There’s still a ton to love here, starting with an absolutely amazing fight between Sato and some normal human forces, which makes for an interesting change of pace. Following this, Kei gets a chance to show off his wits some more, and we also get a rather intriguing cliffhanger as well. Though it may not be the greatest volume in the series, this is still a great read that’s far above most other books out there. Be sure to give it a look, as it certainly doesn’t disappoint.

Content Grade: A-
Art Grade: A
Package Rating: B+
Text/Translation Rating: B+

Released by: Vertical
Release Date: June 2nd, 2015
MSRP: $12.95