Today's post is on Samurai Deeper Kyo volume 33 by Akimine Kamijyo. It is published by Tokyopop and as it is the 33rd in the series you need to have read the first 32 to understand the story. The cover has Sasuke on it looking really young. There is no sex, some mild language, and lots of violence in this volume and series. The intended reader is someone who likes samurai manga, surprising romance, and lots of cool swords. Older teens and adults are really the best readers for this one. The story is told from third person god perspective with the thoughts of the main character's added in for plot and character development. There Be Spoilers Ahead.
From the back of the book- Having now defeated both Yuan and Tokito, out intrepid band continues on to Hishigi's stronghold. There, they find a laboratory full of children- “test-tube babies”- with crimson eyes, created as part of the experiment to reconstruct the Mibu Clan! Meanwhile, Yukimura attempts to save both Sakuya and Yuya from the former Crimson King and his manservant Chimei. But the king proves himself powerful- almost too powerful!
Review-This volume deals with some of the questions from the last one with Tokito. She is not Muramasa child but his niece. She falls apart when she discovers that she was just a tool not someone who matters to anyone in power in the Mibu Clan but then we move back to Yuya and spend some serious time with her and her group. The former crimson king is crazy that is for sure and Kyoshiro is playing both ends against the middle but he keeps Sakuya and Yuya safe for the moment. I think it's too bad that Kyoshiro thinks that Kyo's body is the only way for him to defeat the former crimson king but I do not think that Kyoshiro really can use Kyo's body at it's best. The only real downside to this volume is very little Kyo. He is going to fighting in the next volume and I cannot wait to see him save Akari. Only Five volumes left. I am going to miss reading this every week.
I give this volume and series a Five out of Five stars. I get nothing for my review and I bought this manga with my own money.