Today’s post is on Samurai Deeper Kyo volume 31 by Akimine Kamijyo. It is published by Tokyopop. As it is the 31st in the series you need to have read the first 30 to understand the story. The cover has Hotaru on it looking cool. There is some language, implied nudity, and lots of violence in this volume. The intended reader is someone who likes samurai manga, lots of characters, and unexpected love stories. The story is told from third person god perspective with thoughts of character’s added in for character and plot development. There Be Spoilers Ahead.
From the back of the book- Yuan and Hotatu’s duel rages on until, in the height of battle, Hotaru’s eyes turn crimson! What’s behind this strange occurrence? Meanwhile, Yuya is being held prisoner by Kyoshiro at the top of the Onmyoden. Rather than wait around like a princess, Yuya decides to escape on her own. But as she’s making her getaway, she runs into an old friend who is more than meets the eye…
Review- Like in the last volume this one is pretty much all about Hotaru and him making peace with his past. Lots of action and character growth. Yuya is just in the last 17 pages so she is not a important as the blurb makes her sound. We get hints about what coming with Akira and Benitora but mostly this is about Hotaru. He is not as funny as normal but hey character growth. We see where he came from, how he survived, and who really taught him. Shinrei is funny this time without meaning to be. But no real answers about the red eyes, other than Kyo’s are natural. Everyone else’s is because of giant evil plot that we still do not know really much about. I cannot wait for Kyo to get to Kyoshiro. Kyo’s more than a little pissed about the whole kidnapping Yuya thing. I wish that I could put some hope on the Yuya meeting Sakuya meaning something but I do not think that it will come to anything. Only seven volumes left.
I give this volume a Five out of Five stars.I get nothing for my review and I bougth this manga with my own money.