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Restaurant to Another World Volume 3: 03/15/20

Restaurant to Another World Volume 3

Restaurant to Another World Volume 3 by Junpei Inuzuka and Katsumi Enami (Illustrations) builds the world that Western Cuisine Nekoya visits each Saturday. Specifically it introduces a mythology / creation story to the series. Along with the eons old backstory, Master gets a new employee: Kuro.

With the prolog that introduces both a world destruction / recreation story and brings Kuro into the restaurant's employ, volume 3 highlights how many of these before times forces are still around. Also, each of these forces have taken to living among the people or monsters of the world. We know this because they are customers of the Restaurant to Another World.

I enjoyed getting a bigger picture view of the world. But what brings me back to the series are the different foods Western Cuisine Nekoya serves in both worlds. Each story is a customer or a group of customers, where they've come from, and how the food impacts on their lives. For some it's nostalgia. For others it's a matter of life or death. In one case, it's a birthday celebration.

Volume 4 released in English translation last December. I plan to read it soon.

Five stars

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