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Noragami: Stray God, Volume 14: 10/03/22

Noragami: Stray God, Volume 14

Noragami: Stray God, Volume 14 by Adachitoka focuses on the aftermath of the attack on the hospital. Yato is once again feeling horribly guilty and once again decides the best thing to do is to avoid Hiyori until he's a proper god of happiness.

The series seems to be setting up Yato and Hiyori for an impossible situation. If what this volume says is true, Yato is essentially cursed to repeat the crimes he was created to do. The world and the other gods are also cursed for supernatural storms if Yato is to continue to live.

My complaint is that Yato's "father" is essentially a serial killer. His difference is that he uses supernatural means to do accomplish his murders. He's also into gaslighting and other forms of abuse — abuse of his shikis and of the gods who trust him. He's also, like most serial killer characters, a boring villain.

Four stars

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