Sousou no Frieren

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Ch. 14 - Articulate Monsters
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Jahy sama is a good demon!
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@zokoi19

@keioskod

To be fair, the main reason "demons" in japanese media tend to so often just be misunderstood is a purely cultural one- while the word "demon" in English has clear connotations of Biblical Evil, in the Japanese "Mazoku" or "Majin" which are often used for that type of creature the "Ma-" kanji can be both "magical" and "demonic". So while it's usually translated as "demon" or "demonic race" it could just as well be "magical creature".
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Somewhere, somehow, goblin slayer nodded approvingly.
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good demon wont come out from their lair
-some goblin slayer
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big oof
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@nogemem
And what? Become black sheep & hunted by both parties? No thanks

And she already tried, remember where did it brought her to? Jail

I bet she only want to prevent chaos, and some ignorant people's lives to wake up the rest of the world to reality seems fair enough
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@BCS she's not human though
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She's looking more like a "demon" than a human herself tbh
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I mean, why wait? U are a fucking hero? wtf? This chapter was stupid...
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stupid humans everyhwere .____.
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@Randomguy01
i get what you're trying to say but "brainwashing" seems like kind of a strong word
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@throwaway4ccount

There has been so much brainwashing going on that most people have only read "good" things/stories about demons.
Like nearly all modern manga out of Japan has demons painted as the good guys.
The original ancient stories portrayed them as evil entities just like this story does.

It's kind of crazy in the sense that at one point what was cliche, became another cliche, and now it is back to being something that might be considered "original" by this generation.
INTERESTING

The story itself somewhat paints this well, where a town/peoples have gone complacent to the true nature of things.
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Japanese Manga where they paint demons in their original true light (evil)?
I'll be surprised if they keep this narrative into the next chapter!
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Dang ok, this chapter made the story kind of interesting again
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A good demon is a dead demon
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I am amazed that in a chapter where it is clearly stated that Demons lie to manipulate people and get them to let their guard down (and revealed by a Demon to be true, though I assume he is speaking in a Demonic language to his companions, not human language, when he acknowledges it), that so many people in the comments are saying: "The demon girl says she wants to live peacefully to humans, so she must be telling the truth." Why do people keep accepting her words as accurate when the chapter tells us that she is only using those words to manipulate people (and she says so, even when she dies)?
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They are a kind of monster afterall...
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Really interesting take on demons. You will never see that in the current Western media, you have to sympathize with everything.
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Wow. That's a unique concept for 'demons' in the fantasy manga world. Most fantasy manga describe demons as 'humans, but with horns and magical power'. This manga is more dark and fitting, exactly like Dungeon Meshi: demons speak the human tongue to deceive humans, so they can feast on them.
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... Seems to me that girl really did want to understand. She just didn't get the idea that you can't just replace a lost daughter from one family with a different daughter from another family. Her concepts of how humanity work were too different to how they really work... the natures of the races too alien to each other.
And it seems they just executed her out of ignorance of that... not that I suppose they could have done any differently, but the reason is indicative of other things.

Anyhow.. that little side-commentary from the demon on the couch was beyond stupid. A predator wouldn't regard themselves in such a manner, let alone actively discuss it out loud in the language they supposedly only use to deceive.

Even if some aspects of this are portrayed in a somewhat original manner, it doesn't change the fact that there are glaring holes in all of this.
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