The Executioner and Her Way of Life (Volume 1) – A Chance Meeting, and…

The Executioner and Her Way of Life Volume 1 Cover

Mitsuki, a Lost One, was summoned from Japan to this new world but was quickly abandoned when he had no power. Don’t worry though, Menou, a pure, powerful, and proper priestess will take care of him!

The Executioner and Her Way of Life (Volume 1) – A Chance Meeting, and…

What happened?

On the way to Menou’s church, Mitsuki told her that there was another Lost One, summoned at the same time as him. She might still be in the castle. He was frustrated that he had no money, no power, and nowhere to live so it must have felt like a blessing to have Menou look after him. She even offered to help him call out his powers, although he still didn’t think he had any. However, it turned out it wasn’t “no power”, but the power to nullify anything.

With this newfound ability, Mitsuki was determined to make the king pay for summoning him and treating him in this way. He turned to Menou to ask her to help him get set up as an adventurer, but then he noticed the knife driven into the side of his head. Before he died, he asked her why! She leapt back as the last of his power erased a massive hole in the church. It wasn’t his fault. He hadn’t done anything wrong, but she couldn’t let him use his powers to harm this world. That was her job as an executioner!

That night, Menou broke into the castle and found the other Lost One, Akari. She had been told that she had the ability to heal, however, she felt like everyone in the castle had been lying to her. Menou confirmed her suspicions and told her about Mitsuki and how he was injured escaping. Now, she needed to help her escape before the same happened. Akari accepted her story and left with her. However, as soon as an opportunity arrived, Menou jumped on Akari and stabbed her in the back of the neck. She leapt back as Akari’s power activated. She didn’t have the power to heal. She could turn back time!

The Executioner and Her Way of Life Volume 1 Menou finds Akari

What did you think?

I watched the anime towards the end of 2022 and loved it. The story is such an interesting one as there are many many things going on that aren’t immediately apparent, at least if you aren’t paying attention. The manga makes things a little more obvious or at least the clues aren’t as well hidden. Still, it’s a lot of fun piecing them all together. I love the main characters and their relationship. I liked how the manga made more of a thing of Menou questioning why Akari took to her so quickly.

I think Momo came off as even more annoying in the manga which is a shame because I felt like the anime got the balance between her being obsessed with Menou and also slightly unhinged down perfectly. I also thought that the scene with Ashuna was better done. Again, there were a few little hints that she believed her father to be guilty, however, she wanted to find an executioner despite them simply being a myth. I’m still hoping for a second season of the anime, but I’m also going to read this until the end. I really need to see a conclusion to this series. There are too many questions to be answered.

The Executioner and Her Way of Life Volume 1 Menou kills Mitsuki

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