InuYasha 27 by Rumiko Takahashi: B

From the back cover:
Inuyasha and comrades are deeply entrenched in the battle of their lives as they fend off the vicious attacks of the undead assassins known as the Band of Seven. But Inuyasha gains some unlikely allies when his brother Sesshoumaru and feral rival Koga get entangled in the skirmish. As the Band of Seven’s numbers dwindle, their attacks become increasingly more desperate and push Inuyasha’s new comrades to their limits. All comes to a fiery climax as another of Naraku’s malevolent plots is revealed!

InuYasha is a lot of fun when one gets on a roll with it, but sometimes I find it hard to even remember what happened a volume ago. Probably because foes keep on getting partially vanquished and then returning to fight again, it becomes hard to keep things straight. It does make a difference to read a bunch of volumes at once, though, so I’m probably going to go ahead and devour the rest of my InuBacklog.

The battles begun in the last volume continue here—Sesshoumaru is a complete badass in his battle, and Koga less so, though they each succeed in taking care of one of the Band of Seven (the former with help from Kikyo.) Miroku and Sango also have a little side bit of their own which was interesting, as they’ve gone off to investigate a cave that might be Naraku’s hiding spot.

What always amazes me about InuYasha is how fast of a read it is. It might take me a couple of hours to work my way through one of the more text-heavy shoujo titles that I love (or even Maison Ikkoku, also by Takahashi) but these volumes go by so fast because you’ll get a full page where all that happens is two combatants hit their swords together and someone dodges a gout of flame. It doesn’t actually require much mental effort to process that sort of thing, but it can be surprisingly enjoyable.

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