Monday, January 23, 2017

Rurouni Kenshin volume 27


Today's post is on Rurouni Kenshin volume 27 by Nobuhiro Watsuki. It is 192 pages long and is published by Shonen Jump. The cover has Kenshin in the foreground and Enishi behind him. It is the twenty-seventh volume in the long running series. You have to have read the first twenty-six 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- Kenshin and his comrades have finally discovered the location of Enishi's island compound, but to free Kaoru from captivity, a good deal of fighting will be necessary. Woo Heishin, Enishi's mysterious second-in-command, meets them on the beach and brings his deadly bodyguards, the Sû-shin or the "Four Stars," to serve as a welcoming committee. Yahiko, Sanosuke, Saitô and Aoshi dive into combat with Woo Heishin's warriors as Kenshin prepares himself for his fateful, climactic duel with Enishi. Each of them a ferocious fighter, the Sû-shin are set on stopping Kenshin's friends dead in their tracks.

Review- At last we get the meat of this arc. This volume starts with Kenshin and company waiting for Enishi to come and face him. But Enishi's former second in command decides that he wants to stop Enishi from getting his revenge on Kenshin by having his bodyguards kill him instead. Of course Kenshin's friends are not going to let that happen. We get four quick fights and like all the other Saito's is the best. But they are all good fights with Yahiko having a a good moment. The best interaction in my mind is between Maiso and Aoshi. She just asks him to help Kenshin and he says right. Aoshi was not going to step into the fight before but Maiso asked him and was willing to go. I cannot wait to see how everything ends. Only more volume of drama, fights, and I hope a little happy ending for everyone.

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.