Today’s post is on Samurai Deeper Kyo volume 12 by Akimine Kamijyo and is published by Tokyopop. As it is the 11th in the series you need to have read the previous volumes to understand the story. The cover has Kyo in the background with Benitora and Sasuke looking cool in the front. The intended reader is someone likes manga, action story, and developing relationships; given the nature of this series should older teen and adult. There is language, no sex, and lots of violence in this volume. The story is told from third person god with character’s thoughts added in for character and plot development. There Be Spoilers Ahead.
From the back of the book- The battle between Kyo and Shinrei begins! Shinrei unleashes his devastating dancing-sword technique, penetrating the blind spots in Kyo’s defenses. Believing victory to be within his grasp, Shinrei taunts Kyo by bringing up a painful chapter from his past. Kyo desperately tried to shut out the traumatic memories by violently hacking into Shinrei- but the attack backfires as Shinrei uses his own blood to forge a powerful magic sword! Will Kyo survive against this deadly new weapon?
Review- Everyone from the Mibu thinks that Kyo is the same person that he was when he left them; except weaker. They are wrong. The Mibu do not understand what Kyo has learned and grown to love. So when Shinrei beats Kyo to a standstill he thinks that he has won. Shinrei then fights Muramasa and Yuya. Yuya knows that she cannot defeat him but she is not going to stand around and watch someone get killed. That is when Muramasa realizes she means to Kyo. Because of that he thinks that Kyo could survive the training that Muramasa wants to give him. Shinrei is a favorite villain. He is smart, devious, and a little evil. But just a little. He puts a water dragon into Yuya’s heart and gives Kyo a time frame to defeat him in. So the group splits up to get information, stop other Mibu attack’s and for Kyo to learn Muramasa’s final techniques. I love this series.
I give this manga Five out of Five stars. I get nothing for my review and I bought this manga with my own money.