Azusa’s family grows ever bigger in the eighth volume of Yusuke Shiba’s I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level manga adaptation.
This volume contains chapters forty-one through to forty-six.
With the music festival over and done with, it seems like the slow, laid-back life Azusa’s always wanted is just around the corner! Or that was the plan at least… After all, what could possibly go wrong during celestial banquets or a visit to Beelzebub’s house?
Pleasingly, the chapter that starts this volume of the manga keeps the totally random thing that was present in the light novel as well. It’s something that gets a reaction, and then is never mentioned again. The main event is Azusa making Japanese sweets, something that hasn’t been seen before in the world – although a place called “Manju” does exist.
It does lead to Azusa questioning what exactly it means to be a witch, but that existential crisis is played for laughs. It it pretty funny, to be honest.
That is followed up by a chapter that introduces a new character, who effectively becomes a member of Azusa’s family.
Most of the chapters in this volume actually flow from one to the other, starting with Azusa’s visit to Beelzebub’s house. A series of events leads to Azusa to yet another encounter. One that perhaps she shouldn’t speak so openly about, since it catches the interest of every witch in the vicinity…
But, Azusa is the type who will take responsibility – after all, she is more than powerful enough, and she does have the likes of Beelzebub on her side. So, ultimately, Azusa’s family grows even bigger.
There are some adjustments required on either side, but it becomes plain that this new addition fits right in.
Really fun volume of I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level here, and it does a great job of conveying what we got from the light novel in manga form. Excellent work from Yusuke Shiba.