Today’s post is on Samurai Deeper Kyo volume 13 by Akimine Kamijyo. As it is the 13th in the series you need to have read the previous volumes to understand the story. The cover Kyo and Bontenmaru in the front with Hotaru is the background. There is language, some sexuality, and lots of violence in this manga. The story is told in third person god point of view with internal thoughts of main characters to give character and plot development. There Be Spoilers Ahead.
From the back of the book- The battle for Yuya’s life begins! As Benitora faces the steel-skinned Kaji-sama, Sasuke tests his new Muramasa blade against the vicious Maki-sama. Meanwhile, Yuya and Bontenmaru encounter the deadly assassin, Keikoku the Firefly… What is the true nature of this mysterious new foe? And how will our heroes survive the Mibu onslaught?!
Review-Kyo is forced to deal with the fact that he did not finish his training with Muramasa as a child and now he has to finish. If he does not Yuya will die. Hehas to push himself almost to death but he does it. Muramasa is a key character for this volume but he gives Kyo what he needs then dies. I like that Kamijyo finished a plotline. Keikoku or Hotaru as he will be called from now on was one of the four emperors and he, just like all the others, wants to fight Kyo again. Hotaru is a hilarious character. He is very blond. He is a good fighter but anything else and his just sort of fails. But that is part of his charm. And we start to see inside the Mubi castle and how life goes on in there. Yuya is dealing with having the water dragon in her heart and so is Kyo. I love him. He is so shy about how he feels that the only way that he can show Yuya that he cares is to 1 kill people who look at her and 2 be an ass. In the real world I would hate him but in this particular fictional setting I find him charming. I will never understand why.
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.