Monday, January 2, 2017

Rurouni Kenshin volume 24


Today's post is on Rurouni Kenshin volume 24 by Nobuhiro Watsuki. It is 208 pages long and is published by Shonen Jump. The cover has Kenshin and Yahikio in color and Kaoru in the background greyed out. It is the twenty-fourth volume in the long running series. You have to have read the first twenty-three 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- To defeat an enemy in combat is one thing. To destroy an enemy's spirit by striking at what he holds dearest is another. Kenshin always felt that, so long as he wielded a sakabat├┤, those within his sight could be protected from harm, yet while he is incapacitated by the gargantuan Kujiranami of the "Six Comrades," Enishi seizes upon the opportunity to cripple Kenshin's resolve, and will to fight, for good. If Kaoru dies, will Kenshin's dream of a new Japan die with her?

Review- So much happens in this volume. Enishi finishes his revenge and it is terrible. Misao and Aoshi get to Tokyo too late and discover the aftermath. Kenshin is really not present in this volume because of Enishi's revenge. Aoshi is really starting to come back to himself and he has the best fight in this volume. He shows his brilliant mind that won his side of the war. What pushes him into action is Misao and how heartbroken she is over Enishi's revenge. Kaoru is in real danger but I feel that she is being more than just a the love interest in this volume. She does stuff in this volume and I am glad to see it and I hope that continues. More drama, more action, and more fighting 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.