The Witch and the Beast Vol. 2

Writer: Kousuke Satake Artist: Kousuke Satake Publisher: Kodansha Release Date: November 18, 2020 Cover Price: $10.99 Critic Reviews: 1
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After a routine job, Ashaf and Guideau have a run-in with a berserk "undead" -- a deceased human being restored to life through the art of necromancy. Though the city strictly regulates the practice, these aberrant cases have only been growing in number. In his stead, Ashaf recommends his colleague Phanora and her assistant Johan, though the pair is as much a mystery as the one they intend to solve...

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    Anime UK News - Sarah Jan 18, 2021

    The Witch and the Beast is not a comfortable read but to say so is to compliment mangaka Kousuke Satake on the genuine chills that their story generates in the reader. This time theres a real sense of the otherness of the world through which Ashaf and Guideau move. Magic and necromancy are a powerful and compelling combination in the hands of the right storyteller and the questions raised: When does love turn to obsession? What does necromancy really involve? are explored in unexpected ways that will linger in the reader's mind long after they've reached the end of the book. Read Full Review

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