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An imperial capital in an era of splendor and romanticism... Orphaned in an earthquake, Sorath is taken in by Baron Kamichika, the lord of "Blood Blossom Manor." There, he pledges eternal friendship with Garan, the Baron's heir, and Kiyora, Garan's fiancée. But their friendship turns grisly by events none of them could foresee. The tender feelings each secretly harbors, the An imperial capital in an era of splendor and romanticism... Orphaned in an earthquake, Sorath is taken in by Baron Kamichika, the lord of "Blood Blossom Manor." There, he pledges eternal friendship with Garan, the Baron's heir, and Kiyora, Garan's fiancée. But their friendship turns grisly by events none of them could foresee. The tender feelings each secretly harbors, the machinations of Baron Kamichika, and his strange and seductive female companion, and a fateful encounter with a young girl with bizarre powers...all draw them to the Walpurgis Night and the nightmare's climax!


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An imperial capital in an era of splendor and romanticism... Orphaned in an earthquake, Sorath is taken in by Baron Kamichika, the lord of "Blood Blossom Manor." There, he pledges eternal friendship with Garan, the Baron's heir, and Kiyora, Garan's fiancée. But their friendship turns grisly by events none of them could foresee. The tender feelings each secretly harbors, the An imperial capital in an era of splendor and romanticism... Orphaned in an earthquake, Sorath is taken in by Baron Kamichika, the lord of "Blood Blossom Manor." There, he pledges eternal friendship with Garan, the Baron's heir, and Kiyora, Garan's fiancée. But their friendship turns grisly by events none of them could foresee. The tender feelings each secretly harbors, the machinations of Baron Kamichika, and his strange and seductive female companion, and a fateful encounter with a young girl with bizarre powers...all draw them to the Walpurgis Night and the nightmare's climax!

30 review for Demon from Afar, Vol. 1

  1. 4 out of 5

    Lara Mi

    Review for the complete series As the sole survivor of an earthquake, Sorato is taken into the service of the Kamichika family. A strong friendship blossoms between Sorato, the Kamichika heir Garan and his fiancé Kiyora. They are bound by a promise to always remain friends and to support one another as they suffer from Baron Kamichika's tyranny. But the Baron is scheming with dark magic and his demonic companion Laith has plans of her own. Strange things happen at the Kamichika estate and Sorato Review for the complete series As the sole survivor of an earthquake, Sorato is taken into the service of the Kamichika family. A strong friendship blossoms between Sorato, the Kamichika heir Garan and his fiancé Kiyora. They are bound by a promise to always remain friends and to support one another as they suffer from Baron Kamichika's tyranny. But the Baron is scheming with dark magic and his demonic companion Laith has plans of her own. Strange things happen at the Kamichika estate and Sorato knows something is wrong when he finds a girl robed as a priestess hidden in an underground cellar. Demon from Afar has all the typical trademarks of a Kaori Yuki manga: elaborate art, macabre and twisted characters, and a plot that is so entwined and has so many things going on that it's hard to decide whether it is messy or just really smart. There are a lot more main or at least important characters than the synopsis leads to believe. I am actually surprised at how much Kaori Yuki managed to squash into this 6-volume series - there is a lot to take in and it's not much of a casual manga to quickly flick through. With the exception of a somewhat ambiguous ending, which is addressed in the author's notes, Demon from Afar carries the plot well. There are many characters who's stories want to be told, and the length of the series also limits the page time that can be spared for each of the characters. But despite that, it is not hard to care for these characters - many of which are in a grey zone. There are many immoral acts, misplaced trust and unrequited love. This manga also takes place in two different eras, although most is set in contemporary Japan. I started to like Sorato more in the contemporary timeline, I think the modern design simply suited him better. Laith is a much more prominent character than the first volume lets on and, despite being a fierce and treacherous character, she allows for a lot of comic relief. I liked both Garan and Kiyora and felt sorry for their fates throughout the story. The priestess girl Noera is both mysterious and adorable, I wish we had seen more of her, even though she had a strong presence. Later we are also introduced to the horned girl Nonoha. She is probably the most innocent character and is a much-needed ray of sunshine in this sinister tale. There is not much one can say about Kaori Yuki's art other than that it is as beautiful as always. Beautifully drawn characters with a blend of traditional Japanese and European designs, great action scenes and plenty of eerie pannels and creatures. The art alone might be part of the reason why this manga is more of a slow read. The plot is dense and the pages are loaded with text and panels, it is surely not for everyone. However, it can be a very rewarding read for those who are happy to put aside their fast reads to invest some time into this series instead!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Holly Letson

    I just could not get into this story. I might try it again later, but probably not. The art is nice, though.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Séverine

    Le 4 février, traînant sur internet, j'ai vu que le dernier Kaori Yuki allait sortir le lendemain. Je me suis empressée de faire pété la CB et de le commander pour le recevoir au plus vite (février fût un mois très mauvais pour ma PAL). Qui me connait sais que je suis totalement sous le charme de cette mangaka, que j'ai lu toutes ses oeuvres au lycée et qu'aujourd'hui je m'en fais la collection. J'ai lu, j'ai aimé, mais j'avais d'autres priorités livresques tels que certains SP pour pouvoir le c Le 4 février, traînant sur internet, j'ai vu que le dernier Kaori Yuki allait sortir le lendemain. Je me suis empressée de faire pété la CB et de le commander pour le recevoir au plus vite (février fût un mois très mauvais pour ma PAL). Qui me connait sais que je suis totalement sous le charme de cette mangaka, que j'ai lu toutes ses oeuvres au lycée et qu'aujourd'hui je m'en fais la collection. J'ai lu, j'ai aimé, mais j'avais d'autres priorités livresques tels que certains SP pour pouvoir le chroniquer dans l'immédiat. Mais aujourd'hui, c'est enfin chose faite ! Kaori Yuki nous emmènes cette fois-ci à l'ère Taisho (1912-1926), à la rencontre de Garan. Visitant un village ravagé par un tremblement de terre avec son père, il trouve un jeune homme enfouit sous les décombres, qui répond au nom de Sorath. Avec son masque de démon, le dessin au fer rouge sur sa main et son amnésie, il s'entoure d'un mystère bien particulier... Deux ans après, nous les retrouvons avec Kiyora, la fiancée de Garan, une orpheline du grand tremblement de terre. Sorath est considéré comme un domestique, malgré la grande amitié qui les lies tous les trois. « Attention à toi, c'est la promesse du petit doigt... Si tu mens, mille aiguilles tu avaleras... » Ce premier tome n'est qu'un tome d'introduction, mais Kaori installe déjà son univers pour le moins particulier. Des relations ambiguës qui ne passent pas du tout dans les bonnes moeurs mélangées avec des meurtres les plus épouvantables les uns que les autres, le tout arroser d'une bonne dose de possession démoniaque, bref tout pour plaire. L'histoire sera déclinée en six tomes et j'ai bien envie de savoir ce qu'il va se passer par la suite (ce qui est le plus dur en ce moment, c'est de ne pas spoiler une bonne partie de l'histoire ^^ ) Côté graphismes, on ressent bien à travers le coup de crayon de Kaori l'époque dans laquelle elle a voulu nous emmener, on se sent très vite emportés. Comme toujours, les dessins sont d'une très grande qualité et notre mangaka nous montres toute l'étendue de son art. Elle maîtrise parfaitement les codes du manga, car même si l'expression des personnages est toujours très appuyée, il est toujours fait avec une grande finesse, rendant au mieux les sentiments que Kaori veut nous faire passer. La finesse des détails est toujours au rendez-vous et l'on peut même remarquer des prises de vue audacieuses, avec de magnifiques effets de perspective qui sont réalisées à la perfection. En quelques mots, du grand art. En bref, le manga à suivre cette année !

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jenna Loesch

    I'm so happy that this series got translated into English. I adore Kaori Yuki. T.T After all these years, Ms. Yuki's artistic style has changed somewhat, going from every page being an individual masterpiece to her only occasionally interjecting the beauty and style that she is known for. I do miss seeing every character be beautiful on every single page, however I realize that that takes a tremendous amount of time to consistently draw in so many details. I absolutely love that they chose to go I'm so happy that this series got translated into English. I adore Kaori Yuki. T.T After all these years, Ms. Yuki's artistic style has changed somewhat, going from every page being an individual masterpiece to her only occasionally interjecting the beauty and style that she is known for. I do miss seeing every character be beautiful on every single page, however I realize that that takes a tremendous amount of time to consistently draw in so many details. I absolutely love that they chose to go with hardcover, though, but I know that's usually not what people prefer. The storyline was very fast paced, not quite as rushed as Fairy Cube, but I would say quicker than Grand Guignal Orchestra. I know that's because we will never have another Angel Sanctuary or Godchild. Overall, I prefer this series so far over Fairy Cube, but I have liked all the rest of Ms. Yuki's series a lot better, even Ludwig Revolution which was never translated into English.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Lissa Valle

    Another manga by Kaori Yuki that I just adore. I must admit I tend to love all of her works, but this one is again, another great one. It starts off rather light hearted and it feels a bit like a love story. There's a definite love triangle going on at the beginning and it leads you to believe it's all about romance with just a hint of the supernatural, but that changes haha! Even after the change of pace from light hearted to serious and dark it's fun and reveals quite a bit about the character Another manga by Kaori Yuki that I just adore. I must admit I tend to love all of her works, but this one is again, another great one. It starts off rather light hearted and it feels a bit like a love story. There's a definite love triangle going on at the beginning and it leads you to believe it's all about romance with just a hint of the supernatural, but that changes haha! Even after the change of pace from light hearted to serious and dark it's fun and reveals quite a bit about the characters. It's classic Kaori Yuki style!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Ethernya

    Chronique Complète. Un univers intéressant. Une intrigue qui montent crescendo. Des personnages tourmentés. Un style graphique que l'on apprécie toujours autant. Chronique Complète. Un univers intéressant. Une intrigue qui montent crescendo. Des personnages tourmentés. Un style graphique que l'on apprécie toujours autant.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Tanya Pickles

    eh. not for me.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Emily

    A captivating story that only Kaori yuki could bring to life with her beautiful art.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)

    Haven't heard of this before. But that cover is pretty. And the art isn't that bad. The story is interesting Looking forward to reading more from this series. Haven't heard of this before. But that cover is pretty. And the art isn't that bad. The story is interesting Looking forward to reading more from this series.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Dragon

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  11. 4 out of 5

    Bethany

    Well...as you can tell by the one star rating, this was a disappointment at best and a disaster at worst. I have wanted to read these books for years now (mainly due to the pretty hardback editions always speaking to me whenever I saw them) and while you may say that my judging a book by its cover is the reason I dislike it so, I did that because with manga, I’m normally very good at picking ones that I end up loving. Not this time unfortunately. Something about this art style made the format of Well...as you can tell by the one star rating, this was a disappointment at best and a disaster at worst. I have wanted to read these books for years now (mainly due to the pretty hardback editions always speaking to me whenever I saw them) and while you may say that my judging a book by its cover is the reason I dislike it so, I did that because with manga, I’m normally very good at picking ones that I end up loving. Not this time unfortunately. Something about this art style made the format of the book really confusing and difficult to follow. It also didn’t help that so many characters were introduced so quickly and with little to no personality traits to help distinguish between them. I’ve heard that this is sort of a ‘prequel’ to the following books and the series and its story doesn’t start proper until the second Volume but I already own the second one and had no desire to read it fully so I skimmed through it and realised that this series really isn’t for me unfortunately which is a shame.

  12. 5 out of 5

    ronja

    Hatte die ganze Zeit absolut keine Ahnung, was passierte. Wer ist wer und wie steht er zu welcher Figur? Ich bin noch interessiert genug, um mit dem zweiten Band der Reihe weiterzumachen. 2 von 5 Sternen

  13. 5 out of 5

    Quill

    Had absolutely no idea what was going on the whole time - confusing plot, weird inconsistent characters etc. Also, an adult character sexually assaults a minor so that's Big Nasty Had absolutely no idea what was going on the whole time - confusing plot, weird inconsistent characters etc. Also, an adult character sexually assaults a minor so that's Big Nasty

  14. 5 out of 5

    Isabella

    I expected a silly love triangle shoujo... boy, was I WROOOONNNGGGG this is interesting

  15. 4 out of 5

    Yuiko

    I didn't like this one at all I was bored with it . I didn't like this one at all I was bored with it .

  16. 5 out of 5

    Shane

    Won via Goodreads Giveaway What a wonderful little book this is. This may be a bit of an "odd bird" of a review but I think I would like to review this in terms of the book as an object. I have not fully embraced reading books electronically although I have started to foray further into that domain. I find reading comic books on my laptop to be enjoyable and something I am increasingly becoming accustomed to. It will never replace the tactile sensation of handling a real comic book though or any Won via Goodreads Giveaway What a wonderful little book this is. This may be a bit of an "odd bird" of a review but I think I would like to review this in terms of the book as an object. I have not fully embraced reading books electronically although I have started to foray further into that domain. I find reading comic books on my laptop to be enjoyable and something I am increasingly becoming accustomed to. It will never replace the tactile sensation of handling a real comic book though or any type of book for that matter. I am so pleased to have received and read this book,Demon From Afar by Kaori Yuki. Hachette Press/Yen Press has produced such a fine "feeling" book. It is printed back to front, like manga's normally are and rather than changing the type of paper the book was printed on, it retains the same paper type that most Japanese manga's are printed on, a heavier version of what we call newsprint. I have always enjoyed the inherent and subtle coloration of these types of paper as opposed to the stark white so often prefered in American printed books (and yet, yes, this was printed in the U.S.). There is a specific tactile sensation to the paper used as opposed to the bright white, glossy pages of American graphic novels. Subtle texture to the pages as well as the coloration make for a pleasant feeling as I read this. This hardbound gem of a book has everything that I find pleasing about a book, the look, the feel. Hardbound books seem to say to me that the contents within are worthy of protection, worthy of lasting in time. In this case, the book speaks truth. I cannot say enough good about Kaori Yuki's drawings. The detail is amazing and as I found out according to the notes at the end of the book, thoroughly researched for accurate sources to draw from. This story drew much from Japan's Taisho era(1912-26) for the kimono designs as well as the story begins with the greatest earthquake in recorded history that struck Japan in 1923. The drawings of the outside of Blood Blossom Manor brought to mind the illustrations by Gerhard, the longtime Dave Sim collaborator on the Cerebus books. Nothing quite prepared me for the illustrations of the flowers though. The Higan Flowers, of which I received a little education about in the book, are a repeating motif in the story thus far. The renderings of the flowers are nothing short of brilliant and beautiful. Kaori Yuki is a mature artist, that is self evident when looking into the art contained on the pages. She deserves her place of honor and respect in the manga genre. She deserves a greater audience of which I hope she finds with the launch of this newly translated and published series. If you are a fan of manga or just like beautifully skilled drawings, you deserve to treat yourself to this little treasure.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Michael Schmid

    Zum Inhalt | 本文 | Tokyo wurde von einem Erdbeben zerstört. Unter all dem Schutt und Geröll entdeckt der Sohn eines Adeligen einen mysteriösen Jungen mit einer teuflischen Tätowierung auf der Hand, der wie ein Wunder überlebt hat. Trotz des Hasses seines Vaters, nimmt der Adelssohn den Jungen bei sich auf, nichtsahnend, welche Ketten er damit in Bewegung gesetzt hat … Meine Meinung | 私議 | Ich brauchte auf jeden Fall ein knappes Kapitel, bis ich langsam in die Geschichte rein kam und mich auch durch Zum Inhalt | 本文 | Tokyo wurde von einem Erdbeben zerstört. Unter all dem Schutt und Geröll entdeckt der Sohn eines Adeligen einen mysteriösen Jungen mit einer teuflischen Tätowierung auf der Hand, der wie ein Wunder überlebt hat. Trotz des Hasses seines Vaters, nimmt der Adelssohn den Jungen bei sich auf, nichtsahnend, welche Ketten er damit in Bewegung gesetzt hat … Meine Meinung | 私議 | Ich brauchte auf jeden Fall ein knappes Kapitel, bis ich langsam in die Geschichte rein kam und mich auch durch die ganzen neuen Charaktere finden konnte. Gerade am Anfang kam mir alles wie eine einzig große Charakteransammlung ohne wirklichen Tiefgang und Sinn vor, doch sehr schnell wird klar, dass Kaori Yuki doch einen Plan hat und einen roten Faden verfolgt. Gerade zum Schluss deckt die Mangaka einiges auf, ohne sofort wieder die Spannung aus allem zu nehmen. Vor allem die letzten Bilder machen richtig Hunger auf mehr. Meine Favoriten an der Flut der Charaktere sind für mich eindeutig Mephistoteles und das Albino Mädchen. Aber auch sonst kann ich mich nicht großartig beschweren. Kaori Yukis Zeichenstil ist wieder einmal grandios und vor allem einzigartig. Sie schafft so oft so detailreiche Zeichnungen, dass man sich darin gut und gerne einige Minuten verliert. Einfach nur traumhaft. Fazit | 落着 | Wer einen doch recht konfusen Auftakt nicht scheut, kann bei der neuen Mangareihe von Kaori Yuki definitiv zugreifen. Schon jetzt hat sie wieder eine wahre Flut an einzigartigen Charakteren geschaffen und auch die Geschichte verspricht viel. Für Fans der grandiosen Mangaka von Angel Sanctuary sowieso ein MUSS !!! »Wer oder was bin ich?«

  18. 4 out of 5

    Judyth (Geeky Reading)

    ~3.5/5 I know that this isn’t a selling point for Kaori Yuki, but I always find her storylines a little confusing. They are messy and complicated and gothic, and they get confusing to me, almost always. But I still say, unashamed and completely honestly, that I love them, and will always come back to them. This series is being released in hardback, with a color page, and thick pages, and I love it. It’s a beautiful book, and definitely worth picking up. This series stars three childhood friends; th ~3.5/5 I know that this isn’t a selling point for Kaori Yuki, but I always find her storylines a little confusing. They are messy and complicated and gothic, and they get confusing to me, almost always. But I still say, unashamed and completely honestly, that I love them, and will always come back to them. This series is being released in hardback, with a color page, and thick pages, and I love it. It’s a beautiful book, and definitely worth picking up. This series stars three childhood friends; the rich one (Garan), his betrothed (Kiyora), and the friend he saved (Sorath). We meet them, see how close they are, see some hinted darker things going on. And then things turn real dark, real fast, with demons. Sorath is the main character here, with a possibly surprising heritage, and some serious betrayals happening. There’s also a doll made to life that I’m really intrigued by. I don’t even know what else to say about this. It’s surprising and messy and dark; the art style is beautiful and gothic. I really enjoyed it, and am really looking forward to the next one. [Read more at my blog, Geeky Reading!]

  19. 5 out of 5

    Jenna

    Review for the entire 6-volume series. Gripping at the start, but I found myself losing interest after the time skip, as it began feeling like a lesser-remake of Angel Sanctuary, which, admittedly, is very hard to avoid when it's your most famous creation. Having said that, I did appreciate this more than her shorter works, which rarely had the same awe-inspiring twistedness to them. If that makes any sense. Fairy Cube was no Count Cain.. The drawings ranged from her usual gorgeous self to ones Review for the entire 6-volume series. Gripping at the start, but I found myself losing interest after the time skip, as it began feeling like a lesser-remake of Angel Sanctuary, which, admittedly, is very hard to avoid when it's your most famous creation. Having said that, I did appreciate this more than her shorter works, which rarely had the same awe-inspiring twistedness to them. If that makes any sense. Fairy Cube was no Count Cain.. The drawings ranged from her usual gorgeous self to ones which were simplified. And the characters seemed to get skinnier and younger as we went, despite it being a brief 6-volumes. It was a quick and intriguing series, but yes, a bit too familiar, and now I'd rather have spent the time rereading Angel Sanctuary instead. I'd be afraid to recommend this to those who are new to Kaori Yuki, as it doesn't quite show her best work.

  20. 4 out of 5

    brightredglow

    Original review from 2015: Totally went into a direction that I didn't expect. Normally, I'm not into Yuki's work but I'm reading Vol 2 so I guess this one has got me hooked. Bonus to Yen Press for their lovely packaging. I'm reading library copies but now I want them for my own. Updated review from 2-3-2017: I'm surprised that I actually like this more on the re-read. I stopped reading the series because vol 3 always seemed to be checked out at the library, but now that the series is finished and Original review from 2015: Totally went into a direction that I didn't expect. Normally, I'm not into Yuki's work but I'm reading Vol 2 so I guess this one has got me hooked. Bonus to Yen Press for their lovely packaging. I'm reading library copies but now I want them for my own. Updated review from 2-3-2017: I'm surprised that I actually like this more on the re-read. I stopped reading the series because vol 3 always seemed to be checked out at the library, but now that the series is finished and all the volumes were at the library, I snatched them up to read them all. The first few chapters are a bit chaotic. It really isn't until chapter 3 that the story starts to gel and it becomes easier to follow. Definitely looking forward to the reading the rest of the series.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Miss Susan

    that was surprisingly straightforward i mean yes there's demons and murder and betrayal but things never really hit the levels of batshit i know kaori yuki is capable of our oddly comprehensible story is as follows: sorath, garan, and kiyora have been friends since childhood when garan begged his father to save sorath's life and kiyora was taken into the family as his fiance. we've got a little bit of a love triangle going on which escalates real quick when garan's father -- as so many of yuki's a that was surprisingly straightforward i mean yes there's demons and murder and betrayal but things never really hit the levels of batshit i know kaori yuki is capable of our oddly comprehensible story is as follows: sorath, garan, and kiyora have been friends since childhood when garan begged his father to save sorath's life and kiyora was taken into the family as his fiance. we've got a little bit of a love triangle going on which escalates real quick when garan's father -- as so many of yuki's adult characters do -- proves to be 100% evil. demons all up in this mess. murder everywhere. what's a group of teenagers to do? i'll give you a hint, there's definitely stabbing involved 3 stars

  22. 5 out of 5

    ArdnAskelA

    En tant que fan de Kaori Yuki, c'est un plaisir de découvrir une nouvelle série de cette talentueuse mangaka. Et ce plaisir fut encore plus grand après l'avoir rencontré au Salon du Livre 2014 !! Bref, pour revenir à l'histoire: par moment j'ai eu du mal à me retrouver dans l'histoire car le passage d'une scène à une autre est fait d'une façon "brute" et nous fait revenir en arrière pour vérifier qu'on n'a pas loupé un passage ; mais malgré ça l'histoire est intéressante et en tant que fan de Yu En tant que fan de Kaori Yuki, c'est un plaisir de découvrir une nouvelle série de cette talentueuse mangaka. Et ce plaisir fut encore plus grand après l'avoir rencontré au Salon du Livre 2014 !! Bref, pour revenir à l'histoire: par moment j'ai eu du mal à me retrouver dans l'histoire car le passage d'une scène à une autre est fait d'une façon "brute" et nous fait revenir en arrière pour vérifier qu'on n'a pas loupé un passage ; mais malgré ça l'histoire est intéressante et en tant que fan de Yuki on ne peut ne pas apprécier ! :D

  23. 5 out of 5

    Shaina Pierce

    LOVED this! OMG. Sooo so good! I received this as a First Reads win and absolutely fell in LOVE! I love Kaori Yuki's work, so I already knew the art style and dark story matter that usually entails her work, so I knew this would be another amazing storyline! I can't wait to read the next installment! It's a tale involving three children all from dire circumstances and that's all I'll really say without giving away too much, just please, give this manga a chance! Absolutely adore her work! LOVED this! OMG. Sooo so good! I received this as a First Reads win and absolutely fell in LOVE! I love Kaori Yuki's work, so I already knew the art style and dark story matter that usually entails her work, so I knew this would be another amazing storyline! I can't wait to read the next installment! It's a tale involving three children all from dire circumstances and that's all I'll really say without giving away too much, just please, give this manga a chance! Absolutely adore her work!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Jacob

    Public library copy. My high school aged daughter liked all three volumes of this series so I gave it a try. I think the material is best suited to girls her age. For starters, it's Shojo Manga, which is marketed and intended for girls. I didn't experience anything I haven't already seen from other Clamp - like Manga or anime. The aspect of demons and demons in swords has been thoroughly worn out for me. If you're new to anime or Manga then perhaps you'll enjoy this well trodded path. Public library copy. My high school aged daughter liked all three volumes of this series so I gave it a try. I think the material is best suited to girls her age. For starters, it's Shojo Manga, which is marketed and intended for girls. I didn't experience anything I haven't already seen from other Clamp - like Manga or anime. The aspect of demons and demons in swords has been thoroughly worn out for me. If you're new to anime or Manga then perhaps you'll enjoy this well trodded path.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Giffen

    Kaori Yuki is a favorite author of mine, and this story doesn't fail to astound. Her artwork is beautiful, and her stories dabble in friendship, happiness, and all drenched in sadness and darkness. It's the first book and I only wish I had the second to start immediately; a story with demons always interests me. Kaori Yuki is a favorite author of mine, and this story doesn't fail to astound. Her artwork is beautiful, and her stories dabble in friendship, happiness, and all drenched in sadness and darkness. It's the first book and I only wish I had the second to start immediately; a story with demons always interests me.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Marissa

    This was so sad and sweet, it was really good, and similar in theme's and horror to her other works. Like i'm really excited to read the next volume this was so good! The relationships between the main character's was really sweet, the theme's of what makes people do bad things, innocence lost, ignorant innocence, etc. were all there, it took surprising turns. This was so sad and sweet, it was really good, and similar in theme's and horror to her other works. Like i'm really excited to read the next volume this was so good! The relationships between the main character's was really sweet, the theme's of what makes people do bad things, innocence lost, ignorant innocence, etc. were all there, it took surprising turns.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Evey

    Un premier tome qui met bien en place l'histoire et les protagonistes. Attention toutefois il est parfois dur de s'y retrouver entre les différent personnages, noms et fonctions. J'ai hâte de découvrir la suite et de voir évoluer nos héros dans un monde contemporain. Un premier tome qui met bien en place l'histoire et les protagonistes. Attention toutefois il est parfois dur de s'y retrouver entre les différent personnages, noms et fonctions. J'ai hâte de découvrir la suite et de voir évoluer nos héros dans un monde contemporain.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Nicole Harris

    Tragedy, evil people trying to take over the land, demon summoning, bringing back loved ones from the dead, major demons being released into the world.... what's not to love? Tragedy, evil people trying to take over the land, demon summoning, bringing back loved ones from the dead, major demons being released into the world.... what's not to love?

  29. 4 out of 5

    R.A.

    I liked this more the second time I've read it and I'm glad I decided to reread it before continuing on with the series again. I liked this more the second time I've read it and I'm glad I decided to reread it before continuing on with the series again.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Anna McWeasley

    Lange nicht mehr so einen guten Manga in der Hand gehabt :) gut dass ich Band 2 auch Zuhause hab.

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