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|▪||REVIEWED BY:||HOLLY ELLINGWOOD|
Now back to normal, Train has regrouped with his friends and even mastered the Rail Gun. Eve’s suggestion to take down Creed is taken to heart by Train and he tells Sven and Eve all about what happened between him, Creed, and a spunky sweeper named Saya who met a tragic fate. Train explains why he left the Chrono Numbers and how it was all because of the humanizing effect this one girl had on his soul. More determined than ever that Creed must be stopped, the group goes to a sweeper café to try to elicit information. One rambunctious fighter named River is willing to give them the intelligence his team’s collected, but at a price – the Black Cat has to beat him in a match first!
A lot of crucial back story is given in this volume, relaying the pivotal information about Creed and Train and Saya’s influence. When the present sees the trio taking on the sweepers for information, they manage to find out about the stronghold Creed stays at and that the Apostles that guard it have such a fearsome reputation that none of the sweepers will dare try to claim the mammoth bounty on Creed’s head. The action commences in these chapters when Train is challenged by River and after the first bout, it looks like the Black Cat may have a real fight on his hands.
There’s some side-story offered as well involving Sven. Since using his Vision Eye to help save those he cares for, he’s resolved that he must face his fear of using it and become stronger. To do so he’s enlisted Rinslet’s help in a series of challenges that could prove harmful if he can’t dodge in time. A big fight is one the way as they plan to storm Creed’s castle and they’re going to need every trick and ability they can master if they hope to survive let alone succeed.
The manga also has character profiles and Black Cat Factoids.
The Black Cat’s past is revealed! The group decides to take Creed down but first must face a group of sweepers to do so. Black Cat is manga you definitely want to cross! It’s great intrigue, strong action, and holds diverse characters.