AJIN: Demi-Human vol. 11 – Gamon Sakurai

5 out of 5

This book does not exist. I’ve already remarked, several times, on the impossibility of how Gamon Sakurai has kept the quality so high for so many volumes and pages of AJIN, but we’ve now passed into the realm of non-believability. The “hook” for this series, of ‘demi-humans’ who are capable of regenerating their own bodies, as well as ‘ghosts’ of a sort, should have run dry or started to get stupidly layered with adhoc logic by the third book or so. That is standard for hooks. Instead, Sakurai has safety proofed his series with a compelling story that’s well-written, action sequences that do not necessarily rely on the hook (but are made more awesome by it, surely), and then has somehow continued to add and nuance his lore (and hook) up through and including some dastardly sly stuff executed in volume 11.

So I don’t believe in it.

Sato’s plans move in to their final phase; Kai and team do what they can to keep up.