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Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 23 (Rurouni Kenshin #23)

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In order to discover more about the relationship that binds Kenshin and Enishi, Saitô Hajime makes a surprise appearance at Kamiya Dojo--only to find the aftermath of Kenshin, Sanosuke, and Yahiko's desperate life-or-death battles with Enishi's cabal of fighters. One member of the "Six Comrades" remains standing--the mysterious and deadly Yatsume Mumyôi. Will the strength ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published February 14th 2006 by VIZ Media LLC (first published November 4th 1998)
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Robin
May 22, 2012 Robin rated it really liked it
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This story literally has everything I love in a manga. A fantastic main character with a wonderful backstory, an awesome leading lady who isn't just there for boob-service and actually has a great, well-rounded character, wonderful and memorable supporting characters whether they be friends or foes, stories that get rounded-out and resolved and don't just focus on getting the BRAND NEW FIGHTING TECHNIQUE!!1, a storyline that doesn't stray into sentimental or cliche and yet still tugs at your hea ...more
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#Program BUBU

Just a few books more.
Kelsey
Jul 13, 2008 Kelsey rated it really liked it
Rurouni Kenshin is the second manga that I ever finished reading. I like the drawing style a lot and thought that the plot was pretty good. The thing that I liked about this manga was that there are several people and events in here (such as Saito Hajime, Katsura Kogoro, etc.) that were real/ did happen and I enjoyed looking up said people and events and finding out the historical facts. The manga is also a good read.
Sara
Holy crap this was a good volume!

The battle between Mumyōi and Kenshin actually is fought with Saitō. I LOVED Mumyōi and wish we could have had more of the fight. When it ended, Enishi finally came down from his hot air balloon and began a battle with Kenahin. We also learn his true intension of invoking his revenge on Kaoru. This is the cliffhanger of all cliffhangers!
Aurélie
Avec le recul, je me dis que ce manga Shonen n'était pas si bon que ça, mais j'ai longtemps conservé en mémoire l'effet produit par les extraordinaires OAV consacrées au chapitre du souvenir.
Kenshin reste un divertissement très honorables, mais je ne pourrais sans doute pas le relire aujourd'hui, too much.
Jeffrey
Sep 08, 2009 Jeffrey rated it really liked it
Volume 23 is a significant improvement for Watsuki, whose series has essentially idled for the previous four volumes. The main reason is that it actually brings the protagonist and antagonist together on a meaningful level, subtracting the gimmickry of previous issues.

I'm optimistic that Watsuki will finish the series on a high note.
Nikki
Sep 10, 2008 Nikki rated it it was amazing
This volume is pretty exciting. Of course, it doesn't help that I know what's to come and am on the edge of my seat waiting for it. The fights this volume are interesting, as is the reappearance of A Certain Character. All the fighting is starting to drag, though. And the dubious "science".
Michelle
Oct 19, 2008 Michelle rated it it was amazing
Not only was this an action packed series, but it was also full of great historical information. I learned so much about Japan's history by reading this series. Watsuki managed to throw in a nice amount of romance as well. All in all, it was a great fun read that kept me wanting more.
Declan
Nov 29, 2009 Declan rated it it was amazing
Flying through these now, cause I want to see were its gonna end.
IDK
Jan 13, 2010 IDK rated it really liked it
This volume was good and I can't wait to read volume 24.
Variaciones Enrojo
Edición argentina, tomo 23.
Doopa5000
Sep 13, 2008 Doopa5000 rated it it was amazing
Very violent which is good.
Steph
May 04, 2010 Steph rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: manga fans
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Wow - AMAZING.
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Amazing
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Watsuki Nobuhiro (和月 伸宏) is a Japanese manga artist, best known for his samurai-themed series Rurouni Kenshin. He once worked as an assistant for his favorite author Takeshi Obata.
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