Friday, July 25, 2014

Samurai Deeper Kyo Volume 17

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Today’s post is on Samurai Deeper Kyo Volume 17. It is written by Akimine Kamijyo and is published by Tokyopop. As it is the 17th in the series you need to have read the previous volumes to understand the story. The cover is special for this volume as it pulls out into a beautiful artwork; it has Akira, Yuya, Bontenmaru and Kyo on it. The intended reader is someone likes fighting manga, good characters, and interesting plot. This volume has some strong language, nudity, and lots of violence; older teen and adults only. There Be Spoilers Ahead.

From the back of the book- At the second gate, the battle between Akira and Saisei begins. As the blind genius Akira falls before the might of the beautiful and mysterious Saisei, she reveals her true identity to him. Is there any way that Akira can survive this confrontation with another timeless samurai mater?

Review- I have a love hate relationship with blurbs in general but the blurbs for this series are not good enough. This blurb would make you think that 1. Akira thought he was going to lose, and 2. That Saisei’s true identity has anything to do with the main story. It does not; it is just a minor plot point during the fight. That is it. Two pages to ‘discover’ and talk about it then they move on. The important plot things that are happening in this volume is we get to Akira truly fight. He does not hold back on Saisei and he proves that there is a reason that Kyo kept him around. Akira is no push-over. He has so many cool moments in this volume. I like to think of this as Akira’s cool volume because he just so awesome. Everyone and everything else takes a back seat to this fight and Akira’s awesome ice mastery. And for bonus we to see Arika lose his cool for the second fight of this volume. I highly recommend this series.

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