‘Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody’ Volume 9 Manga Highlight

Kadowaka publishes volume nine of the fantasy isekai Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody. It was written by Hiro Ainana and illustrated by Ayamegumu. It is published in the United States by Yen Press.

Satou and his gang agree to take the Lady Karina, the daughter of a local Baron, to the land of giants to get their aid in slaying a demon that is tormenting their land. Due to her beauty, the rest of the girls, minus the Beastkind, begin to get jealous of their new charge. Along the way, they encounter several creatures including a giant rat and a massive lizard along the road. Satou begins to wonder if the presence of the demon is causing all of the dangers in the area.

While I did enjoy this story, it is another sidequest. Satou and his group originally left their main city to escort the Elf Princess Mia to her homeland, but they keep getting sidetracked. Mia has sort of become another member of Satou’s team and because elves speak infrequently in the lore, she is only used for a few humorous moments. I would like to see a return to the main quest.

That being said, I do like seeing how the world was expanded upon here. We had elves, beastkin, ghouls, and now we have giants. Satou continues to go from a peddler to a hero and his personal arc to become a mentor to his charges is one that continues to be interesting and enthralling.

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