Monday, May 12, 2014

Samurai Deeper Kyo Volume Three

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Today’s post is on Samurai Deeper Kyo Volume Three by Akimine Kamijo. It is the third in the long manga series and you need to have read the first volumes to understand the story. The cover has Kyo on it in his 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- The Demon Unleashed
Kyoshiro Mibu is a carefree, somewhat inept medicine peddler who does his best to stay out of trouble, but when he draws his sword he becomes the infamous samurai Demon Eyes Kyo, killer of a thousand men, and all hell breaks loose. But what would happen if their positions were reversed?
Kyoshiro’s latest adversaries, the fearsome Three Color Gang and their employer Genma Kidou, have been making life quite difficult for our hero. It’s almost as if they are more interested in Kyo than the treasure they claim to be after. Kyoshiro had managed to fend off two members of the Three Color Gang without drawing his sword, but his foes grow impatient. For the final battle against the deadly White Crow, Lord Genma has taken measures to ensure that Demon Eyes Kyo will be unleashed, and this time, Kyo has no intention of going back.

Review- In this volume we see more of important side characters like Izumo No Okuni and the mystery of how Kyo and Kyoshiro become the way they are now just gets bigger. The villain Genma wants Kyo to be the primary personality and Okuni promises that she can do that and she does. I like that Kamijo does make Kyo and Kyoshiro look different; from the way that the hair changes, the color of the eyes, and the way Kyo vs Kyoshiro stands. Now that Kyo is the main character get used to him being an ass. He is an ass to everyone and includes Yuya but do not worry too much about her. She gives as good as she gets from him. That is what makes her interesting to Kyo. Most everyone is afraid of him but for some reason Yuya is not. That is something that I look forward to learning more about because it has been so long since I have read this series that I do not remember so much about it. Other than I loved this series.

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