Monday, May 5, 2014

Samurai Deeper Kyo Volume 2

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Today’s post is on Samurai Deeper Kyo Volume 2 by Akimine Kamijo. It is the second in the long manga series and you need to have read the first volume to understand the story. The cover has Kyo on it in Kyoshiro’s body with the shadow of a villain behind him. There is sexuality, strong language, and violence in this manga; older teens and adults only. The story is told from third person god point of view with character’s thoughts from time to time. There Be Spoilers Ahead.

From the back of the book- Kyoshrio, a peaceful, traveling medicine peddler, shares the same body with Demon Eyes Kyo, the legendary killer of a thousand men. Kyo’s personality only emerges when Kyoshiro’s life is threatened, which has been quite often lately.
Kyoshrio is also the captive of Yuya, a beautiful bounty hunter looking to collect on Kyo’s reward, but with another secret mission of her own.
Two strangers united by fate- each offers the other the next chance of unraveling their past.

Review- In this volume we get a look at Yuya and why she survived in Japan in 1604 on her own for years. She is a good bounty hunter. She can not only take care of herself but others too. Yuya is no fool and she has not only survived since her brother’s death but she has made a name for herself. The previous story with the exiled samurai is concluded and Yuya wants to get Kyo to talk more. Kyo is a pain in the ass but he is interesting. Kyoshiro is funny but not because he is actually humorous. Kyoshiro is funny because he is an idiot. So I will not be sorry to see less of him soon. At the end of this volume we meet another soon to be main character Benitora the Red Tiger. He will fill Kyoshiro’s shoes on the funny but be a useful fighter. With lots of fights and continuing character development the series just keeps getting better.

I give this manga a Five out of Five stars. I get nothing for my review and I bought this book with my own money years ago.