Friday, August 29, 2014

Samurai Deeper Kyo volume 22

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Today’s post is on Samurai Deeper Kyo volume 22 by Akimine Kamijyo.  It is published by Tokyopop. As it is the 22nd in the series you need to have read the first 21 to understand the story. The cover has Kyo and all the four emperors on it looking cool.  The intended reader is someone who likes samurai manga, lots of characters and character development. There is language, no sex, and lots of violence in this volume. Older teens and adults just to be safe. There Be Spoilers Ahead.

From the back of the book -  Hataru’s fight against his half-brother Shinrei continues! In a blind rage, Kyoshiro gives complete control of his body to Kyo and a deadly fight with Shinrei begins. Hotaru most choose between protecting his brother or joining Kyo in killing him. But before the battle is finished, the last of the Four Emperors, Akari, makes a grand entrance…

Review- Finally we have reached Shinrei but he is an ass so he is totally going back on his word to Yuya. Hotaru and Shinrei fight but with Hotaru still injured from his fight with Kyo it does not go well. Kyo and Kyoshiro have one moment of agreement and Kyo gets to kick ass. Yuya finally gets the water dragons out of her heart and then she and Kyo get into it. I will give the short version- Yuya wins. She wins all her fights with Kyo. In one panel he is just accepting that she is going to win and just move on. And by move in I mean kicks Bontenmaru in the head, so he does. Akari makes his/her entrance. Akari is a transvestite. She is also a wonderful healer. But she will only heal you if you tell her a secret. Poor Arika gets the worst of her but she is funny and just like everyone else likes Yuya. Now we get to see the real power of the Four Emperors. I can not wait!

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.