Manga Review: DAI DARK Vol. 3 by Q Hayashida (2021)

Genre: Science fiction horror comedy shonen
Year Release in English: 2021

Reminder: The star rating reflects overall opinion of the series.

See my review of volumes 1 and 2 here. My lord, does this series continue to be grisly fun where not everyone can be trusted as far as you can throw them.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Content warning: Gore, skeletons, ticks, body horror, exposed bones

Zaha Sanko is kidnapped by a space cult and it’s up to Avakian, Shimada Death, and the fourth member of the Little Shits, Hajime Dameraru.

The danger is definitely more palpable here, even though there were enough world-building and concepts introduced to know that our characters weren’t really in peril. But the damage is gnarly, full of corpses. There’s not a moment that doesn’t entirely remind you that this work does fall in the horror genre.

I love the thorough tour we get of the Moja. It’s kind of like a termite nest with different chambers, and the level of customization for each new living space. It’s so detail-oriented and delightful.

You squeal at the ridiculousness in the same breath as you’re wincing in grossness. And Sanko’s injury in the middle is truly disgusting, but people have to get at those bones somehow.

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