Story/Art: Koyoharu Gotougue
Translation: John Werry
What They Say
Shinobu, Tanjiro, Zenitsu, Inosuke, and Nezuko have recovered while under the care of the Demon Slayer Corps. They have even learned a new and powerful technique—Total Concentration! They’ll need this new power and all their skill on their next demon-hunting mission aboard the mysterious Infinity Train as it takes them into the dreams of demons!
Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers):
Tanjiro, Zenitsu, and Inosuke have all headed and headed out. They head out on a train, which is new for some of them, and Tanjiro wishes to meet Rengoku, the flame hashira. Rengoku is bright and ready to take Tanjiro and friends on has apprentices, but he doesn’t really answer any of Tanjiro’s questions. Rengoku, however, is on business on the train. There’s a demon he’s after, and just when he thinks he’s gotten the demon, they are all actually sleeping, and the demon is fast at work.
The aim of the sleep spell is to destroy a person’s spiritual core. Once that is done, the person becomes completely incapacitated and is easily killed. Rengoku doesn’t wake up, but he is able to still stop his core from being destroyed. Tanjiro is on some level aware that he is sleeping. He struggling to tell himself in the dream to wake up, but it’s Nezuko to the rescue as she is not affected by the spell.
Tanjiro is the only that wakes up, so he goes after the demon in charge, Enmu. Enmu notices Tanjiro’s earrings right away and remembers that Muzan will give him more of his blood if he takes out Tanjiro. Enmu tries several times to induce sleep in Tanjiro, but he fights back every time. He is able to take Enmu’s head off, but the demon is still alive. It’s because Enmu’s body is fused to the train. The remainder of the group wakes up, and Rengoku quickly gives directions. It’s up to Tanjiro and Inosuke to find the head and take it. When it’s Tanjiro’s turn to do so, he doesn’t use water, but a fire technique.
This is one of the few mangas that actually really keeps me hyped up volume after volume. It’s so immersive that I want to soak it all up and I want it all right now. It’s even better, because now it’s past the first season of the anime, and everything is brand new. It makes me very excited to see it again once it’s animated. There’s this wonderful air of mystery, and the demon battles never get stale. It’s always unique and different, but too long or overdone. Good stuff here. Read it!
Content Grade: A
Art Grade: A-
Packaging Grade: C+
Text/Translation Grade: A
Age Rating: Teen
Released By: Shonen Jump (Viz Media)
Release Date: July 2, 2019