- 95. "A Demon's Tale" (鬼のモノガタリ Oni no Monogatari?)
- 96. "Queen Krul" (女王クルル Joō Kururu?)
- 97. "Sisters" (姉とイモウト Ane no Imōto?)
- 98. "The King's Chambers" (王のヘヤ Ō no Heya?)
- This section, or a part of it, has been transcluded from Volume 1; any changes involving it should be made there instead.
After trumpets of the apocalypse proclaim the fall of humanity, vampires arise from the shadows to rule the earth. Yūichirō wants just one thing—to get revenge by killing each and every vampire.
Yūichirō and his friends regroup to plot out their next steps in the ongoing war between the humans, vampires, and the Hyakuya Sect, and time is not on their side. Shinoa fights for her life to keep the First trapped inside of her. But the First has allies on the outside. With Krul now on Shinoa squad's side, they may actually have a chance of winning and saving Mika. But first, the gang learns the truth of what happened between Krul and Mika eight years earlier.
|“||真昼・シノア姉妹の哀しい過去…。姉への追憶, 隠された真実とは!? (Sad past of sisters Mahiru and Shinoa ... Memories about a sister, what is the truth hidden!?)||”|
–Official headline of the twentieth three volume
List of characters in order of appearance:
- Demon Mika (Chapter 95)
- Yoichi Saotome (Chapter 95)
- Krul Tepes (Chapter 95)
- Mitsuba Sangū (Chapter 95)
- Shinoa Hīragi (Chapter 95)
- Yūichirō Hyakuya (Chapter 95)
- Shihō Kimizuki (Chapter 95)
- Mirai Kimizuki (Chapter 95)
- Kiseki-o (Chapter 95)
- Asuramaru (Chapter 95)
- Guren Ichinose (Chapter 96)
- Mikaela Hyakuya (Chapter 96)
- Mahiru Hīragi (Chapter 96)
- Scientist Monitoring Shinoa (Chapter 97)
- Shinoa's Mother (Chapter 97)
- Kureto Hīragi (Chapter 97)
- Shinya Hīragi (Chapter 97)
- Seishirō Hīragi (Chapter 97)
- Mikaela Hyakuya's Demon (Chapter 98)
- Gekkouin (Chapter 98)
- Shikama Dōji (Chapter 98)
Volume 23's cover features Shinoa Hīragi as a child sitting while wearing a large white t-shirt, and dark colored shorts, with nothing on her feet. Staring ahead, Shinoa has her hands on her elder sister Mahiru Hīragi's arms, who is embracing her from behind while wearing a dark blue colored uniform. If the scene is depicting events in time then it would not be Mahiru-no-Yo being depicted here, as Mahiru had not fused with Noya Hienma at that point. More than likely it is a scenario involved with the flashback scene of chapter 97.
Both Shinoa and Mahiru are within a midst of golden holly leaf like foliage that appears decoratively placed below them and on either side, then apparently behind them too. It may be a golden light as to why the leaves appear this way as the berries are also golden, except for in the lower right of the image where some holly appears more as it does naturally. Golden flecks appear to be floating inwards towards the two sisters, where they also turn silver matching the moon color and light seemingly reflected on Mahiru's hair. Fully formed golden leaves float upwards on the sides.
Behind, at the top of the image is an exceptionally large silver moon backdrop. A few individual stratus like clouds float around the edges of the moon, which is notably brighter in the lower left curve of the celestial body. Around the moon there are many artificial contraptions. They are dark as with the silhouettes of the clouds, though to a lesser degree. It may very well be a representation of the medical equipment used to experiment on Shinoa in chapter 97, where the many tipped needles encircle the moon.
Original content in volume twenty-three
|Volume 1 • Volume 2 • Volume 3 • Volume 4 • Volume 5 • Volume 6 • Volume 7 • Volume 8 (Drama CD) • Volume 9 • Volume 10 • Volume 11 • Volume 12 • Volume 13 • Volume 14 • Volume 15 • Volume 16 • Volume 17 • Volume 18 • Volume 19 • Volume 20 • Volume 21 • Volume 22 • Volume 23 • Volume 24 • Volume 25 • Volume 26 • Volume 27|
|Volume 1 • Volume 2 • Volume 3 • Volume 4 • Volume 5 • Volume 6 • Volume 7 • Volume 8 • Volume 9 • Volume 10 • Volume 11 • Volume 12|