Monday, January 9, 2017

Rurouni Kenshin volume 25


Today's post is on Rurouni Kenshin volume 25 by Nobuhiro Watsuki. It is 208 pages long and is published by Shonen Jump. The cover has Kenshin, Yahikio and Sanosuke looking cool and ready for a fight. It is the twenty-fifth volume in the long running series. You have to have read the first twenty-four 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- Kujiranami, the giant whose right arm Kenshin severed during the Bakumatsu, escapes from prison and goes on the rampage. He is armed with a frightening new weapon, and the police force is helpless against his wrath. One warrior has the courage to stand up to him: Myôjin Yahiko, Kenshin's youthful ward and Kaoru's only student in Kamiya Kasshin-ryû. And while it's true that Yahiko's skill has increased, will he alone be able to stop a deranged Kujiranami? If Kenshin doesn't do something quick, this will certainly be Yahiko's greatest--and last--battle!

Review-  This volume is about Yahiko fighting someone who can and will kill him. Tsubame goes running to Kenshin for one last attempt to get help. Kenshin has been totally gone but because Tsubame calls to him for help, he reponses. The old man who has been sitting with Kenshin says that revenge would not reach Kenshin because he does not care about revenge. But someone, anyone, needed help Kenshin will always response to. Yahiko pulls the few police that are in Tokyo together to try and stop Kujiranami. He faces Kujiranami himself to give innocent people time to get out of his way. Kujiranami sees Kenshin in Yahiko and that drives him even crazier. Not much happens with Kaoru and Enishi; just getting ready to face Kenshin and friends. Aoshi and Saito find where Enishi is, so everything is ready for the beginning of the final face off. More action, more drama, 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.