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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 18

(鬼滅の刃 / Kimetsu no Yaiba #18)

4.67  ·  Rating details ·  1,437 ratings  ·  64 reviews
Tanjiro sets out on the path of the Demon Slayer to save his sister and avenge his family!

In Taisho-era Japan, Tanjiro Kamado is a kindhearted boy who makes a living selling charcoal. But his peaceful life is shattered when a demon slaughters his entire family. His little sister Nezuko is the only survivor, but she has been transformed into a demon herself! Tanjiro sets ou
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Paperback, 192 pages
Published November 3rd 2020 by VIZ Media LLC (first published December 4th 2019)
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Victoria ♡
Nov 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Broooo all these back stories are so good
Jaine
Jan 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
wth!! Giyu's fucking sword omg!!!!! Tanjiro it's now time to move!!!!

FUCK TANJIRO SAVED HIM!! OMG HE IS A COMPLETE DIFFERENT PERSON. YAS TANJIRO!!! IKKUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!

OOOOOMMMMGGGGGGGGG!!!!!! HOLIEST SHIT AGAIN!!!!!!! TTHHEEEYY FUCKING DID IT!!!!!!! THEY FUCKING DID! GOODBYE AKAZA. NO ONE WILL MISS YOU! HELL YA!!!

His fucking body moved. Oh shiittt uuugghhh!!!!!!!!

LOL. Kanae is amazing. She is bully but it's splendid!!

Kanae and this second upper moon's fight are so intense. Who could've thought
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Rafif
Nov 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Too many deaths and not enough time to process
James DeSantis
Dec 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Happy for this to be my 700th review of the year, since Demon Slayer is probably the best manga I've read all year along with Spy X Family.

This volume starts off amazing with Tanjiro and Giyu putting up a hell of a fight against Akaza and boy oh boy do both struggle and play off some awesome moves. On top of that we get Akaza background, and as much as we hate him at this point, his background sure adds so many layers to make him a better character. Then we switch over to Doma and his fight wit
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B. P. Rinehart
This volume was a bit more heavy on plot-contrivances and back-story, but it was still really good on the art. One battle with one of the main antagonist-lieutenants finally comes to an end. This guy was one of the most notorious villains of the series besides the big bad since the end of the Demon Train-arc. Meanwhile, the most hated of the Upper Moon lieutenants since this final arc began is still giving one of the protagonists a hard time, but then my favorite of the protagonists and the best ...more
akemi
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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devanshi (your resident loud person)
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Belinda (TheBookBuddies)
Apr 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: tearjerker, manga
Dammit I hate it when I cry for the bad guys. This volume focuses on the fights against Akaza and Douma. Both are emotionally charged in very different ways. Akaza’s backstory is truly heartbreaking. It’s so heartbreaking I cried. It doesn’t excuse who he’s become, but Muzan has a habit of preying on those when they are unbelievably vulnerable and then sways them to become a loyal demon. Tanjiro and Giyuu are struggling to defeat him until Tanjiro remembers something his father taught him. The t ...more
Kara
Oct 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: faves
I don’t know why, but the tears I cried in this book is just. . . Shinobu you’re one of a kind that was just so fcuking genius! 😭
Omar Havilliard
Dec 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5/5

i'm finally caught up with the volumes
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Jeka
Apr 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My beautiful and amazing Shinobu
Jang
May 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novel
Too much backstories. Yay
Angela Chen
Jul 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i don’t know about u but [snatches mic] A K A Z A
Tiffany Ransier
Jul 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love how everything is tying together perfectly. It’s sooooo good. I love Inosuke. But also...it’s sad.
Natalie
Still in the dimensional fortress arc but our heroes are making some progress now!

Honestly though, my favourite part of this volume is that Inosuke's BACK, and ready to kick some a**! I love this guy, and I'd been missing his presence over the past few volumes 8'D

Chapter notes below for personal reference: (potentially spoiler heavy)
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Jenny
Nov 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
I have A LOT of conflicting feelings about this volume, most are negative. But before I get into them, let me say that I still really liked this volume and that I'm still pumped to see where this arc goes. Okay? Okay, let's go.

My first issue is with the finale of the fight between Giyu, Tanjiro, and Akaza. Now, don't get me wrong, I LOVED Akaza's backstory. It painfully shows the cycle of violence and how difficult it is to escape from it. Also, Akaza taking responsibility for his actions and ac
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Liha Penaloza Juarez
Nov 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Cherry
Dec 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime, fantasy, action, manga
Wow...

The way Tanjirou was not detected by Akaza, was truly amazing because he was able to try that "see through world" that his father told him.

Sometimes, I feel a small sympathy for these upper demons because they because demons because of their scarring past. Akaza's (Hakuji's) was one of those...

Also, remember that time where Inosukue had a very very short back story? I have always wondered how he got to be raised by a boar family and then wandered around where he met a garndpa who taught hi
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Shawna (BacchusVines)
I know all shonen manga have the *past memories sequence* before and during a big fight. But I love that trope.

Getting a glimpse into Akaza's past, I was pretty much on the sadness cliff. The way the people in his life die. I felt for him, even if he's a killing demon fiend. And then getting to know Inosuke's past more, I really liked that and the sadness cliff welcomed me again. I'm eager to see how volume 19 will handle the fight between Inosuke/Kanoe and the 2nd rank upper demon.
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Danielle's Books
Why do villains have to have such depressing back stories! I don't want to pity them! However, at the same time I do love when villains have more depth to their character. But still! That was honestly one of the saddest back stories I have ever read! And then what the heck Kanao! She went from this smiley, quiet girl who had used to flip a coin to make decisions to a savage! ...more
Moriah Venable
Nov 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I need Demon Slayer to stop making me cry and feel bad for some of these demons. Reading about Azaka life as a human and the reason behind him wanting to get stronger. The image of what he did to people at the dojo...I am not sure I want to see that in the anime.

We get more history about Inosuke as well.

Feels like we are getting to the final battle.
Nurafini Zahid
Jul 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Rachel S.
Dec 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love this series and this volume was so good. I loved the backstory on the upper rank demon. It was touching and tragic. Our hashira and trainees are fighting for their lives. So excellent. Also, we get a glimpse into Inosuke's past. ...more
michelle
Dec 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
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Hera (wandering.deity)
5 stars
XZ
Feb 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In a really sad way, humans sort of drive other humans to the point of becoming demons :(
Mai
Apr 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
great emotional flashbacks and fights!
Ishaal Ramroop
😐another supernatural manga cliche: a lower rank individual being more powerful then a higher rank.
Praska Keandra
The suspense and the build-up for the next chapter was well-developed and the author did a good job on creating the action on this chapter
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