Today's post is on Rurouni Kenshin volume 12 by Nobuhiro Watsuki. It is 200 pages long and is published by Shonen Jump. The cover has Kenshin and company on it looking cool. It is the twelfth volume in the long running series. You have to have read the first eleven 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- As Kenshin continues his re-education at the hand of his master in Hiten Mitsurugi, Hiko Seijûrô, he looks back also to the first, early years of that training...including the moment in his life in which he changed his name to "Kenshin." Meanwhile, the remaining members of the Juppongatana , or "Ten Swords," arrive in Kyoto, while the first phase of Shishio Makoto's plan for Japan finally gets underway. While Misao and the Oniwabanshu plan how best to pool their resources to stop Shishio from setting Kyoto ablaze, Kenshin, Sano, and Saitô--now reunited--must consider their own next course of action.
Review- This volume finishing dealing with Hiko Seijûrô and Kenshin finishes his training. Shishio makes his first move to try and burn Kyoko and bomb Tokyo. But because of Misao and her spies that fails. Because Kenshin can think like Shishio, Tokyo is safe. No sign of Aoshi anywhere but everyone else is present for the drama. The fighting in this volume is mostly between Kenshin and his master as they finish. We get to see some of Kenshin's childhood. How him and Hiko Seijûrô met and why Hiko Seijûrô choose to take Kenshin as his apprentice. But there will be 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.