Monday, August 15, 2016

Rurouni Kenshin volume 4


Today's post is on Rurouni Kenshin volume 4 by Nobuhiro Watsuki. It is 208 pages long and is published by Shonen Jump. The cover has Kenshin and company on it. It is the fourth volume in the long running series. You have to have read the three 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- Dual Conclusions.
Shinomiro Aoshi was once the leader Edo Castle's elite guard, the Oniwabanshu. But with the fighting at an end and the shogunate overthrown, the brilliant Aoshi and his four most loyal onmitsu, or spies, find themselves without a home or a purpoise. When fighting is your life, loyalty to those lost ideals (and to the man who most symbolized them) may be the one thing left. But Megumi's life is at stake, and however sympathetic Kenshin may feel, he will fight on, to the last man is necessary...

Review- Not much character development in this one just some fun fights. But we do get to understand Aoshi more as the plot does unfold. His character is based on the second commander of the Shinsengumi Hijikata Toushizo. Watsuki does interesting things with the base characteristics of these historical people. Aoshi is interesting and very mysterious. The fights are fast and fun with Kenshin and company having some learning moments. But the real villain comes forward to kill everyone with a gatling gun because nothing else can stop these heroes. In the end bad guy is jailed, Kenshin still has his vow, and Megumi is going to help others to pay back the lives she took. More fight 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.