Today’s post is on Samurai Deeper Kyo volume 23 by Akimine Kamijyo. It is published by Tokyopop. As it is the 23rd volume in the series you need to have read the first 22 in order to understand the story. The cover has Arika, Akari, Hotaru, and Bontenmaru on it looking cool. There some language, lots of violence and no sex/sexuality in this volume. The story is told from third person god perspective with character’s thoughts added in for plot and character growth. There Be Spoilers Ahead.
From the back of the book- Akari has returned! Now the Four Emperors are reunited for the first time in four years. Together, they defeat an army of thousands- alive and undead alike. But as they clear a path to the four doors that block the way to the Onmyo Shrine, there is a catch: Only one door actually leads to the shrine…
Review- This volume is really about Yuya and Akari. They are traveling together through one of the doors to the shrine. Akari is really funny but you get to know him/her. She is really more than just some crazy person all about Kyo. And she starts to see why Kyo is the way he is about Yuya. There is of course fighting and talking and saving a bad guy. Sadly there is little Arika but he is there and he is clever but he gets jumped by the other four. Kyo does not have much to say but he goes silent from time to time over the course of the story. Big plot developments with his body and what the Mibu are trying to do. So stuff happens and then we get Yuya/Akari development. Ends with an interesting cliffhanger and I cannot wait to read the next volume.
I give this series and volume a Five out Five stars. I get nothing for my review and I bought this manga with my own money.