The third volume of Yusuke Shiba’s Killing Slimes manga adaptation takes us back to the house in the highlands, followed by Azusa and family going on a couple of trips.
This volume contains chapters thirteen through to nineteen.
Welcome to the Witch’s House Café! Azusa’s life doesn’t seem to be slow or laid-back anymore. At least, not while maid cafés, factory hauntings and invitations to prestigious demon award ceremonies are a part of it. But maybe that’s okay…?
The events that this volume of the Killing Slimes manga cover are the Witch House Café, Halkara’s new business venture and a couple of family trips. Most notably, Azusa’s family also grows by one, with the addition of Rosalie.
Yusuke Shiba is able to perfectly capture the tone of the light novels, and slips in plenty of small funny moments to keep things amusing. Of course the light novels have their amusing moments, too, but manga panels can be more versatile than just words.
There’s a lot that goes on in this volume, and it stays enjoyable from the very first page to the very last.
New addition to the cast Rosalie takes no time at all to fit right in with Azusa’s family. Her past may be a tragic one, but it is abundantly clear that Azusa and her family are able to give her the chance at happiness she sorely needs.
Besides Rosalie, it is business as usual for all the other characters. Laika proves to be hugely popular during the café event, Falfa and Shalsha are as adorable as ever and Halkara continues to… er… try her best.
Of course, none of that would be possible without Azusa being at the core of the family. This volume does reveal one of Azusa’s weaknesses, though. That’s when Beelzebub is called in for help.
Whether you know the light novels or not, the Killing Slimes manga is something I wholeheartedly recommend if you want a sweet slice of life.