Cover Image: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 22

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 22

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I thought that this was an amazing volume of demon slayer. I thought that the artwork was not only really well done, but the story and the characters truly were amazing. I think that this volume had a lot going on, but in the best ways possible. It was entertaining, action packed, and overall a great read.
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The end is near but there is still lots of action in the 22nd volume of Demon Slayer. Many characters have died but there are still some fighting and trying to end the demons. I would recommend this book, the art is still very good as well as the plot.
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Volume 22 of Demon Slayer is action packed and involves all in the Demon Slayer Corps. and the Hashira.  It is the fight of their lives and its not over yet.   The ultimate battle continues to defeat Muzan!
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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba Volume 22 (Demon Slayer Volume 22) is an action-adventure fantasy manga written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotouge and published by VIZ Media. Set in Taisho-era Japan, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba follows Tanjiro Kamado, a young man trying to support his mother and younger siblings. One day a demon kills Tanjiro’s family and turns his younger sister Nezuko into a demon.  Now Tanjiro and Nezuko set out to find a cure for Nezuko and defeat the demon that killed their family.

Demon Slayer Volume 22 collects chapters 188 to 196. After centuries of preparation and training, the Demon Slayer Corps comes face-to-face with their nemesis, Muzan Kibutsuji. It is a desperate battle, and several Demon Slayers have already lost their lives. Tanjiro himself has engaged Muzan and, despite giving it everything he has, is taken out of the fight. Although severely injured and near death, he has a vision of his ancestor that just might hold the key to finally destroying Muzan.

The pacing of the story in Demon Slayer Volume 22 is fast and intense. The stakes continue to get higher with every chapter in this volume, as it seems no one is truly safe. The remaining Demon Slayers Corps members use everything they have against Muzan just to survive. Meanwhile, Muzan seems to counter nearly all of their moves. Fortunately, this doesn’t dishearten the Demon Slayers. Giving up is not an option as it would be an insult to their fallen comrades. Each chapter left my heart pounding with suspense and anticipation. I won’t lie. There is a lot going on in this volume, but Koyoharu Gotouge finds a way to make it all flow naturally.

In addition to the well-paced story, the mangaka still manages to get audiences emotionally invested in the characters and their backstory. In this volume, a brief portion of the chapters center on the Obanai Iguro, the Snake Hashira of the Demon Slayer Corps. Even while all of the action is taking place in the present-day setting of the story, I found myself being equally invested in Iguro’s backstory. I appreciate that the moments focused on Iguro don’t distract from the main story. Instead, they help give context to his motivations and make me more emotionally invested in his character arc.

Koyoharu Gotouge’s artist skills continue to impress me in this volume. Granted, the illustrations throughout this series have been great. However, in Demon Slayer Volume 22, the illustrations feel like they get taken to a new level. You will see why Koyoharu Gotouge is known for skillfully capturing horrifically graphic action scenes and emotional heart-wrenching moments in this volume.

Overall, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba Volume 22 is fast-paced, action-packed, and filled with emotions. Koyoharu Gotouge seamlessly tells a well-paced story filled with suspense, action, and some emotional moments for certain characters. Combined with stunning art that captures horrific and emotional moments, I can honestly say this might have been one of the most suspenseful volumes of the series that I have read thus far. As the series approaches its next and final volume, I can’t recommend picking up this volume and series more. It has been an exciting, emotional ride on this journey with these characters, and I can’t wait to see how it all comes to an end in the next volume.
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In this volume of Demon Slayer some of the storyline points are finally all coming together. There's also a fantastic backstory reveal for one of the secondary characters.
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Thank you to NetGalley and Viz Media for a free ARC in exchange for an honest review. This volume collects chapters 188 to 196.

Tension comes to a head in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 22. The main cast is face-to-face with the enemy they have been chasing after for the entire series, and this final battle does not disappoint. Main character Tanjiro Kamado has learned a lot throughout the series, and he continues learning in this volume. The main cast bands together to give it their all and finally take down the main villian, but nothing is without a cost. Although there is a lot of heartbreak in this volume, I appreciate how Koyoharu Gotouge's writing always makes me believe that something will turn around and the characters will finally get the peace they've been fighting for. 

I'm excited for the next volume, and I would highly recommend this series to friends.
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