Friday, November 28, 2014

Samurai Deeper Kyo volumes 35/36


Today's post is on Samurai Deeper Kyo volumes 35/36 by Akimine Kamijyo. As this volume is a double with 35 and 36 in it, you need to have read the first 34 to understand the story. It is now published by Del Rey. The cover has Fubuki and Hishigi on looking mad. The intended reader is someone who likes samurai manga, lots of plot and characters, and surprising romance. This volume has some mild language, implied sexuality, and lots of violence; older teens and adults only is for the best. The story is told from the third person god perspective with thoughts of the characters added in for character and plot development. There Be Spoilers Ahead.

From the back of the book- The end is nigh
The stakes are higher than ever before, as the final two Elder emerge to prevent Kyo from reaching the former Crimson King. Even more dangerous is the return of Kyoshiro's burning vengeance. Terrible secrets, hidden motivations, driving desires- all are brought into the open as the ultimate climax approaches in this white-knuckle, double-stuffed volume.

Review- Lots happen in this volume. There is fighting, plot, more fighting, Kyo seeing Yuya and losing his mind; generally a good volume of Kyo. Things are starting to get wrapped up. As Kyo is the last true Mibu, he is on everyone's hate list. Because he is going to kill the Crimson King and not take his place the battle dolls want to stop him. Because the Crimson King has tied Sukuya to his life, she will die when he is killed to Kyoshiro wants to kill Kyo to stop him. All the drama and layers are finally coming to light. The one thing that has not changed is how Kyo feels about Yuya and she about him. She is with the Crimson King and the King has lost what little of his mind remained. It looks like he had tied her life to him too. He does not understand that she believes in Kyo because she loves him, not because she can see the future. So I cannot wait to see how this is going to end. Because there is only one double volume left then I will finally read all of Samurai Deeper Kyo.

I give this volume Five stars out of Five. I get nothing for my review and I bought this manga with my own money.