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Defense Devil

July 30, 2009

Defense Devil is a Japanese manga written by Yang Kyung-il and illustrated by Youn In-Wan. It is serialized by Shogakukan in Shōnen Sunday since 2009. The story is about a banished demon named Kukabara who decides to become a Defense Devil in order to gather up dark matter which he needs in order to regain his devil powers again.

Plot– Kukabara was recently banished and stripped of his powers. In order to regain his powers, he needs dark matter which is found from human sinners. He decides to become a Defense Devil in order to get dark matter. A Defense Devil’s duty is to prove the innocence of human sinner of his or her crime;once that is done, a Defense Devil shall be allowed to take the sinner’s dark matter. Kukabara then must prove the sinner’s innocence before a Shinigami (死神?, lit. Death God) takes the sinner to hell.

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My thought:

This is a really interesting series.  I have been keeping it on my weekly read list since it came out, and will always be a huge fan of it.  Even though this is a mystery manga, the mysteries are not really like something you would find in Conan or other mystery manga.  It’s pretty easy to follow, yet makes want to read more.  The art is pretty unique as well, at least not something I have read before.  The battle scene between the main character and shinigami is really well done, it feel really “colorful” even though it’s black and white.  Over all I give this a 9/10 on my manga scale.

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