Monday, October 3, 2016

Rurouni Kenshin volume 11


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Today's post is on Rurouni Kenshin volume 11 by Nobuhiro Watsuki. It is 192 pages long and is published by Shonen Jump. The cover has Kenshin on it looking cool. It is the eleventh volume in the long running series. You have to have read the first ten 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- With Misao's help, Kaoru finally manages to locate Kenshin in Kyoto--at the home of Hiko Seijûrô, his master in the school of Hiten Mitsurugi. Having convinced his master to resume (complete) his training, Kenshin assumes the role of pupil once more, while elsewhere in Kyoto, other forces come together. There is the arrival of Shinomori Aoshi, soon approached by the men of Shishio Makoto to join their cause; there is the arrival also of Saitô Hajime, who comes to free Sano from jail and also to join him in questioning "Ten Swords" member Chô. The truth of Shishio's plan for Japan is beginning to be unveiled…

Review- The main fight in this volume is between Aoshi and Okina.  Aoshi has lost his mind in the quest for revenge against Kenshin. Misao gets to see how bad Aoshi is and she decides that she is going to lead the Oniwabanshu now. It is hers by blood-right but that freaks everyone out. Kenshin does have an interesting battle with Chô. Chô loves swords and loves to kill people with them. Kenshin feels that he must stop Chô before he starts killing people just because. The sword they end up fighting over is a reverse blade just like the one that was broken. It ends with more villains being introduced and are impressively crazy. More Drama and over-the-top fighting ahead!

I give this volume a Five out of Five stars. I bought this manga with my own money and I get nothing for my review.