Friday, August 1, 2014

Samurai Deeper Kyo volume 18

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Today’s post is on Samurai Deeper Kyo volume 18 by Akimine Kamijyo and it is published by Tokyopop. As it is the 18th in the series you need to have read the previous volumes to understand the story. This is one of my favorite covers for the series. It has Kyo and Yuya on it; Yuya looking pretty and Kyo looking all Kyo like but it is just so beautiful and I think that it reflects their relationship too perfectly. There is strong language, lots of violence, and implied nudity in this volume; older teen and adult only. The story is told from third person god point of view with character’s thoughts added in for plot and character development. There Be Spoilers Ahead.

From the back of the book- After his battle with Saishi, Akira collapses! Bontenmaru can carry him through the Second Gate, but there they must choose between two doors… Meanwhile, Izumo-no-Okuni searchers for the same mysterious jewel that Kyo seeks. But then she runs into Taihaku or the Five Stars, who makes her an offer she can’t refuse…

Review- Back story about what happened between Akira and Okuni. Side character development and who really killed Mahiro’s sister. So much happens in this volumes lots of plot development but sadly very little character growth. Okuni is the only one who gets growth because of her interaction with Taihaku. She is still trying to help Kyo get his body back so she has gotten into the Mibu headquarters and has some fun. Then we get back to the exciting parts. Mahiro’s sister was murdered and for years Mahiro thought that Kyo was the one to kill her. But now we discover the truth and more fighting ensues.  So Kyo gts really angry and gets real in this fight. Very dramatic with emotional tension and of course really great art. I love how detailed Kyo's eyes are. With him his soul really is in his eyes.

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.