Monday, June 16, 2014

Samurai Deeper Kyo volume 9


Today’s post is on Samurai Deeper Kyo volume 9 by Akimine Kamijyo. It is published by Tokyopop. As it is the ninth in the series you need to have read the previous volumes to understand the story. The cover has Kyo, Benitora, Yukimura, and Sasuke looking cool on it. The intended reader is someone who loves samurai manga, cool characters, and unusual romance. There is language, lots of violence, and partial nudity; older teens and adults only. The story is told third person god point of view with thought of the characters thrown in for character and plot development. There Be Spoilers Ahead.

From the back of the book-Demon Hands of Bone
The most feared general of all time has returned! His name- Oda Kazusa-no-suke Nobunaga! Even more shocking than “The Master’s” identity is the demonic power that drives him. Can Kyo the thousand-killer find a way to defeat an enemy who has conquered death itself?

Review- Again the blurb for this book is just not giving how great this series is. But then again maybe they think that if you are reading volume nine of a series then you just want to get a quick plot idea before diving right in. Of course more fighting but just like the rest of the series it is good and very exciting. Kyo and Nobunaga has it out but then Kyoshiro takes over for a good plot twist. In every volume we have been getting more and more about why Kyo needs to get his body back but we still do not have all the details. Yuya and Akira reach his body. Their interactions are some of the best in the series and this travel time together is what builds that bond. The art is what really sales the fight scenes for me. The way that light, shadows, and ink move on the page from scene to scene is truly beautiful. Kamijyo is a great manga-ka and I just love her. More general character development with some important side characters and then we have finished volume 9.

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