Monday, August 8, 2016

Rurouni Kenshin volume 3


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Today's post is on Rurouni Kenshin volume 3 by Nobuhiro Watsuki. It is 200 pages long and is published by Shonen Jump. The cover has Kenshin and Kaoru on it. It is the third volume in the long running series. You have to have read the two first in the series to understand the story. 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- A reason to act.
"Spider's Web"... like ordinary opium, but better-processed. Half the cost to produce, but twice the profits! To the people of Aizu, Takani Megumi was a daughter in a famous family of doctors, in which everyone- women and children- alike- studied medicine. But to grasping industrialist Takeda Kanryu, she is the hen who lays the golden egg- the only one who knows the Spider's Wed formula! To stay with Kanryu is to send even more to their deaths. But to stay with Kenshin and the others is to invite theirs...

Review- This volume is about introducing the last character of the series Takani Megumi and an important side character Shinomori Aoshi. The plot is really about how to save Megumi from the bad guy and help her redeem herself. Out of fear she made the opium instead of standing up to Kanryu. But now she has to face what she has done. The fight scenes are fun with Kenshin and Sano having pretty much all the fun. Kaoru is still acting like a little girl especially with Megumi hitting on Kenshin every chance she gets. Kenshin does not care but he does not stop it either. So some mild romantic drama. The volume ends before the big show down. So more action 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.