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Demon Sacred Volumes 1-2

October 28, 2010

Demon Sacred volumes 1-2
by:
Natsumi Itsuki
Published by: Tokyopop
from the publisher: [Volume 1] There is a sickness called Return Syndrome that causes one to physically regress toward infancy until they vanish. When Mona’s sister, Rina, is infected with this rare disease, Mona will go as far as beyond human means to save her! And when the inhuman comes in such gorgeous packaging, it might be hard to resist! Join Mona, K2, Rina, Mika, and Shinobu as they fight against the Return Syndrome, dark company secrets, and enemies – both human and inhuman!
[Volume 2] Mona and Rina have a new housemate — K2, a demon who looks exactly like their idol Keito! When Mona and Rina are presented with a chance to meet Keito, they have to do everything they can to keep K2 from following them! But their seemingly tranquil life is suddenly threatened with the appearance of another demon – Griffin. Will K2’s help be enough to save Mona from being consumed by Griffin?

my ramblings: Stampeding unicorns, a loli in love with her guardian, super hot demons. Yeah, that’s all in the first volume. This series has been called cracky by a lot of reviewers so far, and I’m going to have to agree. It’s super fun and super ridiculous at the same time.

The first two volumes are available now from Tokyopop for US$5.99 each, the following volumes will go back up to US$10.99. At SDCC, I remember Tokyopop saying that the price is so that people will support the series since it is a slightly longer series (it’s 11 volumes total). I really want people to support it as well, since it’s by Natsumi Itsuki, who wrote Hanasakeru Seishounen, the anime for which is streaming on Crunchyroll and is also cracky fun (and I’d love to see it licensed as well; the aizoban is 6 volumes!). I’d really like to get her Jyu-oh-Sei now as well, which Tokyopop already released (I believe they have the aizoban version).

The art’s a little bit dated, though it’s only from 2003, but it’s definitely not the worst art I’ve ever seen and it works really well for the series. Tokyopop actually did a great job of editing on these first two volumes, I don’t remember any particular problems, other than a few cases of words not being centered in speech bubbles (which is a bit of a pet peeve of mine). I really like the way Tokyopop did their trade dress this time, but on the other hand, I really don’t like the font they picked for the title art; The D and S in particular look horrendous.

I’d really like to see all of this title, so  I hope a lot of people pick it up and support it! (Though to be fair, I’m not sure Tokyopop’s canceled anything lately.) I think most of the people that I know read my blog (aka those who comment) will definitely enjoy this series. I’d definitely suggest it to pretty much anyone! I’d say that it even has appeal for males too (Itsuki also does seinen series, so that probably plays a role). I know I said it was cracky (and it is), but I have a feeling that Itsuki is going to delve a little deeper into the human psyche with the series (mostly based on Hanasakeru Seishounen and reviews I’ve seen of her other series), and I can’t wait to see how she does it!

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. warriorhope permalink
    October 28, 2010 4:36 pm

    I love the pure crack . Must pick up.

    • October 28, 2010 5:51 pm

      do it~ :D

      • warriorhope permalink
        November 7, 2010 5:37 pm

        omg it was awesome sause. I wasn’t so sure at first, since the thing with Mika and Mona’s mom bugged the hell out of me, but K2 won me over. Plus it was fairyl amusing.

        • November 7, 2010 6:52 pm

          yay! Glad you liked it!! :D

          Their mom’s story was kind of weird… I think I heard that there’s more about her in later volumes and that it’s better. I could completely be making that up though. xD

  2. badzphoto permalink
    October 29, 2010 12:50 pm

    “Hanasakeru Seishounen, … (and I’d love to see it licensed as well; the aizoban is 6 volumes!). ”
    Me, too. I hope Demon Sacred does well. I look forward to reading the rest of the series.

    “I’d really like to get her Jyu-oh-Sei now as well, which Tokyopop already released (I believe they have the aizoban version).”
    Jyu-oh-Sei is very interesting. I like her art.

    • October 31, 2010 2:44 pm

      yes~ More HanaSei love~ I think the 5.99 price for the first 2 volumes is really going to help get people into Demon Sacred, so I think it will do alright. :]

      Awesome, I’ll definitely have to check it out then! :D

  3. November 15, 2010 4:32 pm

    “Stampeding unicorns, a loli in love with her guardian, super hot demons. Yeah, that’s all in the first volume. This series has been called cracky by a lot of reviewers so far, and I’m going to have to agree. It’s super fun and super ridiculous at the same time.”

    Whoa o__O talk about crazy!

    But I like crazy >:3
    Especially crazy fun ~

    Will have to put this in my “eventually will read” pile. Too bad I missed the recent Tokyopop sale on rightstuf or I would have grabbed this (because $5.99 is a great price! – add in 40% off and you got a sale from me xD)

    • November 18, 2010 10:05 pm

      Crazy fun is a fantastic description! xD I’m sure Right Stuf will do another Tokyopop sale soon, they seem to do the sales on a rotation of sorts (since there’s only so many publishers, lol). :D And even without the sale, yeah, 5.99 is awesome! Though I’m sad that the following volumes are going back up to 10.99 (though I’ll certainly still be buying them!).

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