Demon From Afar

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Demon From Afar
Demon from Afar vol.1.jpg
The English-language cover of the first volume, as published by Yen Press (2014)
異域之鬼
(Iiki no Ki)
Genre Dark fantasy
Manga
Written by Kaori Yuki
Published by Kodansha
English publisher
Demographic Shōjo
Magazine Aria
Original run September 2010May 2013
Volumes 6 (List of volumes)
Anime and Manga portal

Demon From Afar (Japanese: 異域之鬼 Hepburn: Iiki no ki?) is a dark fantasy shōjo (targeted towards girls) manga series written and illustrated by Kaori Yuki. Appearing as a serial in the monthly manga magazine Aria from the September 2010 issue to the May 2013 issue, the chapters were compiled by Kodansha into six bound volumes and published from March 2011 to May 2013.

In North America, Yen Press licensed the series for an English-language translation and is publishing the series in hardcover, beginning in December 2014. The series has also been translated into other languages.

Release[edit]

Demon From Afar appeared as a serial in the monthly manga magazine Aria from the magazine's debut in the September 2010 issue to the May 2013 issue.[1][2] Kodansha compiled the chapters into six bound volumes and published them from 7 March 2011, to May 2013.[3][4]

In North America, Yen Press licensed the series for an English-language translation.[5] It is publishing the series in hardcover, beginning in December 2014.[6] The series has also been translated into other languages, including French[7] and German.[8]

Volume list[edit]

No. Japanese release date Japanese ISBN English release date English ISBN
1 7 March 2011[3] ISBN 978-4-06-380502-4 December 2014[6] ISBN 978-0-316-33667-3
2 7 July 2011[9] ISBN 978-4-06-380520-8 March 2015[6] ISBN 978-0-316-38308-0
3 7 December 2011[10] ISBN 978-4-06-380550-5 June 2015[6] ISBN 978-0-316-34219-3
4 7 June 2012[11] ISBN 978-4-06-380572-7 TBA
5 7 December 2012[12] ISBN 978-4-06-380603-8 TBA
6 7 May 2013[4] ISBN 978-4-06-380627-4 TBA

Reception[edit]

In December 2014, the first volume of the English-language translation ranked 273rd on ICv2's list of the 300 bestselling graphic novels, selling an estimated 372 copies.[13]

A French reviewer for Manga News wrote that while the first volume was good in general and had a nice premise, it was confusing to follow along, similar to the first volume of Grand Guignol Orchestra. The reviewer also expressed disappointment with the volume, as the reviewer felt that it was not up to par for the author.[7] A reviewer for Manga Sanctuary, in contrast, praised the volume, finding it to be an enjoyable introduction to the series. The reviewer, however, did not think that it would appeal to every reader.[14] A German reviewer for Splashcomics had mixed feelings about the first volume and wrote that while the story works as a mystery with Yuki's style, it covers narrative ground already seen before in her earlier works.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "異域之鬼". Aria (Kodansha) 1 (September 2010). 26 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "異域之鬼". Aria (Kodansha) 3 (May 2013). 28 March 2013. 
  3. ^ a b 異域之鬼(1) (in Japanese). Kodansha. Archived from the original on 1 May 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  4. ^ a b 異域之鬼(6)<完> (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Yen Press Adds High School DxD, Demon From a Foreign Land, Ani-Imo, He's My Only Vampire". Anime News Network. 12 October 2013. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c d "Demon From Afar by Kaori Yuki". Yen Press. Retrieved 22 April 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "Devil's Lost Soul Vol.1" (in French). Manga News. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "Devil from a Foreign Land 1" (in German). Splashcomics. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  9. ^ 異域之鬼(2) (in Japanese). Kodansha. Archived from the original on 30 April 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  10. ^ 異域之鬼(3) (in Japanese). Kodansha. Archived from the original on 30 April 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  11. ^ 異域之鬼(4) (in Japanese). Kodansha. Archived from the original on 5 May 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  12. ^ 異域之鬼(5) (in Japanese). Kodansha. Archived from the original on 7 May 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  13. ^ "ICv2: Top 300 Graphic Novels Actual---December 2014". ICv2. 16 January 2015. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  14. ^ "Devil's Lost Soul" (in French). Manga Sanctuary. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 

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