Thursday, October 9, 2014

Samurai Deeper Kyo volume 28


Today’s post is on Samurai Deeper Kyo volume 28 by Akimine Kamijyo. It is published by Tokyopop. As it is the 28th in the series you need to have read the first 27 to understand the story. The cover has Akira on it looking very cool. There is language, no sex, and lots of violence in this volume. The intended reader is someone who likes samurai stories, fun action, and surprising love stories. The story is told from third person god perspective with character’s thoughts added for plot and character development. There Be Spoilers Ahead.

From the back of the book- Shihodo, guardian of the Onmyo Palace’s labyrinth, allows Kyo and Sasuke to leave on one condition: they retrieve the fourth cursed blade of Muramasa, believed to be held by the famed blacksmith Julian, once mentor to Muramasa himself! Later, the reunited group to Kyo, Sasuke, Yuya and Akari run into Yuya’s “dead” brother Nozomu again. But this time, what they discover about him has the potential to disrupt the balance of the entire world…

Review- Finally some plot answers! After 27 volumes of really nothing we get something. Shihodo is a fountain of information and she answers questions directly. Susake is the questioner and Kyo is himself. There is some slow points in the middle with Akira, Bontenmaru, and Benitora but then back to answers and stuff. I can see where Kamijyo is building for the next big fight but I really just wanted to spend more time Kyo and get more answers about the plot. There is some fighting and Kyo gets mad about Shihodo holding back on him but that is normal for Kyo. Tenro gets some action too and then the manga stops with Nozomu reappearing and turning to Nobunaga. Someone is going to die for putting his soul into Yuya’s brother’s body and I think that Kyo is going to be the one to kill them. Only ten volumes left in the series. That makes me sad but I have really enjoyed this ride.

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.