Monday, January 30, 2017

Rurouni Kenshin volume 28


Today's post is on Rurouni Kenshin volume 28 by Nobuhiro Watsuki. It is 192 pages long and is published by Shonen Jump. The cover has Kenshin in the foreground and Kaoru behind him. It is the twenty-eighth volume in the long running series. You have to have read the first twenty-seven 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 the feared assassin of the Bakumatsu, Himura Kenshin killed in the name of the new era. As the rurouni of Meiji, he wielded a sakabat├┤ to protect those who couldn't protect themselves, all along holding true to his vow to never take another life. Now Kenshin's fight with Enishi has entered its final stage, as has his quest for atonement. Will another life be required to complete the circle? The road of redemption has been a long one for the world-weary swordsman, but now that Kenshin has found the will to live, can he muster the strength to survive?
Find out in the final, unforgettable volume of Nobuhiro Watsuki's international manga sensation, Rurouni Kenshin.

Review- Everything comes down to Kenshin's self forgiveness in this volume. Enishi will not be stopped but Kenshin knows that the only way he can pay for his sins is to live a life that protects now. The final battle comes down to protecting Kaoru and Enishi cannot allow a woman like his sister to die. Enishi escapes from the police and goes to find his own answer about how to live. All the side characters leave either to go help people like Megumi or on the run like Sanosuke. The last chapter takes place five years in the future and it really about Yahiko getting a hit on Kenshin and becoming a man. Kenshin and Kaoru are married with a small child. Kenshin's scar is lighter because he is living in the present not the past. All in all a very fun, exciting story and I had a great time with this series.

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.