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Impressions: Dead Dead Demon's Dededededestruction Volumes 2-3

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It’s been almost a year since I read and reviewed the first volume of Dead Dead Demon's Dededededestruction. Personally, I had mixed thoughts about it. While the character interactions and the tone were fantastic, the story did move slow, without any real progression. However, both Volume 2-3 completely changes that while retaining the wacky character interactions.  

As a little reminder, since it’s been over a year, Dead Dead Demon's story revolves an alien invasion which occurred in Tokyo on August 31st, but ever since that day, Tokyo was never the same again and became a joke nationwide and worldwide. The Japan Self-Defense Forces are combating the alien threat but using conventional weapons have had no effect. Maybe it’s time to try something unconventional. Meanwhile, Kadode Koyama, the protagonist of the series, and her best friend avidly track the aliens’ movements on social media and less enthusiastically study for college entrance exams. When the end of the world looms overhead, you learn to take things one step at a time.



While Volume 2 start off with the same shenanigans, especially from Ouran, Kadode’s best friend. However, the story starts to take a big more of a serious turn when Kadode, Ouran and her friends made plans to hang out but Kurihara Kiho, one of their friends, opted out as she had a date, which didn’t go too well in the end. I enjoy the goofing off, since they are likeable characters, but the change of pace was nice. Later we are introduced to Sumaru, who is revealed to be Kadode’s teacher—Watarase’s girlfriend later on, and Miura, workers of Santilli Elements Solution, or S.E.S for short, which is a company that specialized in electronics. But are now working on weapons to combat the invaders—a topic controversial nationwide in the series.

Despite their current issues, the cast is taking everything fine, even as far as planning to spend Christmas over the holidays and deciding whose house to spend it at by playing Rock, Paper, Scissors—Mr. Watarase joining in as joke added more comedic humor to the scene, too. Later we see Kadode, playing her usual video games and using voice chat to communicate with other players in the game. One if them happened to be American, who gave his crude opinion about the situation and the Japanese. The volume ends with the Japanese government launching Hujin, a powerful weapon made by S.E.S designed to combat the Invaders, which comes with its consequences. 

Volume 3 starts with Sumaru and Watarase, at the latter’s place. In Volume 2, Sumaru stated that their relationship was complicated. Additionally, due to the scenario they are currently in, it adds more obstacles as if they were to get married or have kids, it wouldn’t be ideal as Japan is currently in war. I like these kinds of character sub stories because while aren’t relatable, they are realistic. Volume 3 takes the most dramatic turn as important people to the characters die, and despite their circumstances, they choose to move on with their life, such as focusing on their exams and graduation. 

Overall, both volumes have fixed my issue about the story’s pacing and has me completely hooked. Considering Volume 1 was mostly lighthearted, I didn’t expect the story to get this series so soon, but I’m glad. I can’t wait to read Volume 4 and see how this problem develops. 

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