Monday, December 26, 2016

Rurouni Kenshin volume 23


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Today's post is on Rurouni Kenshin volume 23 by Nobuhiro Watsuki. It is 208 pages long and is published by Shonen Jump. The cover has Kenshin in front and Kaoru in the background. It is the twenty-third volume in the long running series. You have to have read the first twenty-two 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- In order to discover more about the relationship that binds Kenshin and Enishi, Saitô Hajime makes a surprise appearance at Kamiya Dojo--only to find the aftermath of Kenshin, Sanosuke, and Yahiko's desperate life-or-death battles with Enishi's cabal of fighters. One member of the "Six Comrades" remains standing--the mysterious and deadly Yatsume Mumyôi. Will the strength of Saitô's Gatotsu be enough to fell this freakish warrior-of-the-shadows?!

Review-  Saitô's fight like all his other ones is short but it is great. Saitô and Kaoru have an interesting conversation as Kenshin and Enishi are fighting. Of course Saitô is not going to help her if Enishi comes for her but he does warn her to run. Kenshin and Enishi's fight is very interesting. Enishi learned to fight with a style that was designed to defeat samurais. But Enishi underestimates Kenshin's love for Kaoru and Kenshin keeps fighting when he should be down. But the volume ends with Kaoru facing Enishi alone. The fight scenes were great fun and I cannot wait to see where the plot is going from here.

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.