Monday, August 1, 2016

Rurouni Kenshin volume 2


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Today's review is on Rurouni Kenshin volume 2 by Nobuhiro Watsuki. It is 200 pages long and is published by Shonen Jump. It is the first volume in the long running series. The cover has Kenshin and Sanosuke on it. The intended reader is someone who likes historical stories, manga, and interesting characters. There is no foul language, no sex, but some violence in this series. The story is told from third person close following different characters. There Be Spoilers Ahead.

From the back of the book- The Two Hitokiri
When the cheif of the Police Sword Corps himself comes asking for favors, things must be bad. Hitokiri Udo Jin-e - a black hatted crazy-eyed slayer who feels both targets and innocent bystanders alike- is steadily working his way through a lift of former Ishin Shishi patriots now ensceonced within positions of power in the Meiji government. Can Kenshin withstanf the hypnotic, paralyzing effect of Jin-e?

Review- This volume has really three stories in it. The first story finishes the fight between Kenshin and Sanosuke. Then we have most of the volume dealing with Jin-e. And the last story includes the next character Megumi Takani. The Jin-e fight is fun with Kaoru being the important character because she can call Kenshin back from his killing rage. Jin-e thinks that because she is a woman that she is weak and cannot break his hold over her or Kenshin. But Kaoru is honestly the strongest character in the series. She is one who feeds, clothes, and fights for everyone. But Kenshin is the hero and he does a great job with it. This volume also starts to introduce the over all themes of government corruption that is ruining the lives of the average citizen. But more Action, Romance, and Drama ahead!

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.