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A bright high schooler has discovered to his horror that death is just a repeatabl event for him - and that humanity has no mercy for a demi-human. To avoid becoming a science experiement for the rest of his interminable life, Kei Nagai must seek out others of his kind. But what would a community of them stand for?
Volume 2 also included the AJIN pilot chapter - File: 00 "The Shinya Nakamura Incident."
About the Author
Gamon Sakurai is a Japanese comic book artist from Tokyo. Born in 1986, Sakurai was selected for the Afternoon Magazine Four Seasons Award for New Comic Artists. Upon being selected for the award his short story was published and he was selected for editorial review by manga publishing giant Kodansha. Sakurai would make his publishing debut with indie publisher Issuisha in 2010, releasing a short story anthology. He would then work with Kodansha to work on his first feature length series AJIN: Demi-human in 2012. .
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
One of the few manga to come out these days that's actually worth reading. Very good art and action packed. Would definitely recommend.
If you've already read the first volume if the series, you should definitely continue reading it. If you're unfamiliar with Ajin: Demi-Human, just know this: It is a hell of a ride. In a good way, of course. The second volume keeps up the pace that the first volume set up, and elaborates more on the goals of characters and institutions within the series. Included is also a bonus story with some more background on demi-humans. That bonus story is arguably the most striking part of this volume; the scenes in that gave me chills. And that's exactly what you want from a series like this one! I won't say more than that so you aren't spoiled by anything. But keep in mind that if gore bothers you, Ajin probably isn't the series for you. As for the quality of the book itself, Vertical continues to impress me with their high standards of translation and publication. It feels downright solid for a paperback, and I don't fear tearing the pages or cover on accident. The translation is smooth and each characters' individual personality shines through their dialogue. Manga collectors (like me) will adore having a book of this quality in their collection. So, to top this off, Ajin is still going strong, and I'm eagerly awaiting the third volume. If you like darker themes that explore issues of immortality and what that implies for everyone, you'll enjoy this.