Sunday, August 16, 2015

Kaze Hikaru by Taeko Watanabe Vol 23

In the 1860s in Japan, a new era is dawning. During this time fraught with violent social upheaval, samurai of all walks of life flock to Kyoto in the hope of joining a band of warriors united around their undying loyalty to the Shogunate system. This group became one of the greatest (and most infamous) movements in Japanese history...the Shinsengumi!

Sei is badly injured when she rescues Shoji in a surprise attack against the Shinsengumi. Though she seems to be recovering, Shoji is haunted by the incident and Sei's role in saving his life. His behavior is so unreasonable that Saito threatens to revoke his role as Vice Captain! Meanwhile, Captain Kondo returns from a disappointing trip to Hiroshima little does he know that some of his closest confidants are conspiring against him!

Love this manga.
Always been a fan of Samuraï way of dealing with life: honor, rigor, death, value of given words, respect, poetry and training. Of course, there is corruption, betrayal, cowardise, villains…

The only thing frustrated is the pace at which it is released! :-)

In this volume, Sei has been injured and it forces Soji to understand the importance of her in his life. Of course, Soji being Soji… (The guy is dense!) He decides that Sei must not return to the Shinsengumi because she can lose her life trying to save him once again…

It's funny to see the guy reactions: him flushing, over thinking… And Sei temper! Lol! She is a spitfire!
The designs are cool and I like that you have history, tragic betrayal moment mixed with comical reactions. It's a real good manga to enjoy!

As always, after finishing a volume, I can't wait to put my hands on the next one!

*Arc provided by Edelweiss.
I received this book in exchange of a fair and honest review.

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