Feb 2, 2023
Shadow Walker is a cross-over between Ga-rei and Tokyo ESP written by the man himself, Segawa Hajime. It's a cool fanservice manga that blends both of the works' characters into one action story of supernatural.
I think it was made to increase Tokyo ESP's popularity, for this was published in 2014 when the manga was in part 2 and Rinka barely appeared. It has some sort of a story, the creator tries to make sense of the spin-off tying some plot elements together, the setting is same ol' Tokyo and the characters meet up somehow, then this encounter triggers an event that they must resolve it
using their powers and knowledge. The ending is conclusive and to the point.
No one should care if this is canon or filler, it doesn't matter, take it as it is, it's fun, it has supernatural fights, creepy looking spirits and ghosts, panty shots and some cute wholesome moments between Rinka and Kagura.
The art style is sublime as per usual, it may have been a spin-off but Segawa worked his ass off.
The manga does answer some important questions though:
- Who's the strongest, Rinka or Kagura
- What will Rinka look like if she were an exorcist
- How will Azuma-sensei react when he sees Yomi
- Will Izuna make moves on Rinka
- Why do Urushiba Rindou and Iwahata Kouji look the same
A must read if you're a fan of one of the two manga, it's short and quick to read, maybe the characters will grow on you and you'll wanna read the main story, sure we don't get much development but it's enough to make one curious, even the villains appear and say something about their intentions.
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