The group reaches the shrine they’ve been searching for, only to find that they’re not the only ones who have discovered it. They soon encounter a group of warriors who are also searching for the elixir, but for very different reasons.
This chapter focuses on the theme of betrayal, as we learn more about the past relationships between the characters and how they impact the present. We see that even the most trustworthy members of the group have their own secrets and agendas.
The artwork in this chapter is once again superb, with detailed illustrations that bring the characters and settings to life. The fight scenes are particularly well done, with dynamic poses and intricate panel layouts that make for a visually stunning experience.
The world-building in this chapter is also expanded upon, with more information about the different factions and groups vying for control of the elixir of immortality. We get a sense of the stakes involved and the potential consequences of success or failure.
Overall, chapter 5 of “Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku” is a strong installment in the series. The themes of betrayal and trust make for compelling reading, and the artwork and action scenes are as impressive as ever. If you’re a fan of this series or looking for a new manga to check out, “Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku” is definitely worth a read