05: Nura: Rise of the Yokain Clan Vol. 12 by Hiroshi Shiibashi

Devil's Drum by Hiroshi Shiibashi (US) - (Canada)
Nura: Rise of the Yokain Clan, Vol. 12

Pages:  192
Ages: 13+
Finished: Jan. 4, 2013
First Published: Dec. 4, 2012
Publisher: Viz Media
Genre: Manga, YA, fantasy, paranormal
Rating: 4/5

First Sentence: "Everyone's been defeated ..."

Publisher's Summary: "As Rikuo trains to increase his Fear, his true yokai power, the human yokai hunter, Kubinashi, goes on a rampage to kill the yokai of Kyoto. Kubinashi is attacked and kept at bay by the yokai Ibaraki-Doji who has a shocking weapon—the Devil’s Drum, a deadly attack with a dark secret to its range of power!"

Acquired:  Received a review copy from Simon & Schuster Canada.

Reason for Reading:  Next in series.

After a dozen volumes this manga continues to deliver!  Continuing where we left off from the last volume, Kubinashi becomes the main character for this volume and we continue to learn more about him as a yokai and his long past.  Kejoro, one of my favourite minor characters, also comes out from the background to play a major part and the action/battle scenes were very satisfying for me (even though they are not my favourite part of shounen).  The overall plot of reclaiming the next Seal continues and the volume ends on a tragic and intense note.