Monday, August 29, 2016

Rurouni Kenshin volume 6


Today's post is on Rurouni Kenshin volume 6 by Nobuhiro Watsuki. It is 200 pages long and is published by Shonen Jump. The cover has Kenshin on it looking cool. It is the sixth volume in the long running series. You have to have read the five 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- Kenshin's battle with Raijûta to decide the fate of Meiji Era swordsmanship is coming to a head. One fact is quickly becoming apparent: Raijûta will stop at nothing to ensure the supremacy of his own school of sword-fighting! Reunited with a member of the former Sekihô Army--that doomed civilian unit--Sanosuke runs into trouble of his own. Old alliances are challenged when a plan to topple the current government by any means necessary is shared...and as his friend puts it, Sano's either "in," or "in the way." Plus a bonus installment containing the first story Nobuhiro Watsuki ever published!

Review- We finish the State of Meiji Swords in this volume. Raijûta in the end betrays his student and Kenshin destroys him. He crushes Raijûta's belief in himself. The battle is of course over-the-top with
Raijûta being so much bigger than Kenshin but Kenshin being so much better and more committed to the fight than Raijûta could ever be. The young student will recover but the winds of change are coming to the series. Sanosuke finds another survivor of the battle that killed the other soldiers that he fought with and the other survivor wants revenge on the Meiji government. He willing to kill himself and many others to do get his goal. But Kenshin stops them both from ending their lives. More Action, More Over-The-Top Battles and More 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.