At the dawn of the 17th century, at the end of the era of civil wars, in a world of chaos, the epic Battle of Sekigahara was joined. One man emerged from the largest battle ever fought on Japanese soil; a terrible warrior of unspeakable power, he was nicknamed 'the unconquerable.'
Kyoshiro is a peaceful medicine peddler who harbors the soul of an assassin. He accompanies a young bounty hunter across Japan in search of a murderer and on a quest to discover the terrible secret of his own identity.
Tokyopop published the first 34 volumes of Samurai Deeper Kyou in English from June 10, 2003 to April 7, 2009. The remaining volumes were published in two-in-one omnibuses by Del Rey from December 15, 2009 to June 22, 2010.
This is the worlds most underated manga ever made. Possible the most underated thing in this world.
This series is just as bleach but more serious and less humor.
As most series it starts out a little wierd but later it turs into a masterpiece.
The story follows a boy named Kyoshiro, a medecinman who only wants to help people but an bounty hunter yuya misstakes kyo for Demoneyes kyo and caputre him. Later on he Kyoshiro changes into Demoneyes kyo in a dangerous situation. And some chapters in the future he changes into him permanently.
Then story follows him trying to found his own body. It sounds
simple but the story is very good.
This action manga is like bleach but better.
If you like shonenseries like naruto or bleach etc you will fall in love with this masterpiece.
Its a shame this series hasnt gotten as much attention as it should.
Dont be fooled by the anime. This series has 38 volumes and anime 24 episodes and the anime is not even the same story. Get my point?
When i say that this will be one of the greatest manga you will ever read, i aint lying.
After I just finished reading this Manga I feel like I really have to write a review. With such a great story I can't understand that Samurai Deeper Kyo still has a rather small fan community.
I think a reason for that could be that stupid anime that's made of this. I first heard of SDK because of the anime ... and I didn't really like that - but there were so much questions left open in the end that I decided to take a look at the manga - what a great decision^^
I was totally surprised about the manga. The way the story is
told is simply outstanding - a perfect mix of tension und fun (and especially the first chapters of SDK are really funny)
SDK provides interesting characters (and character developement), an awesome story that electrifies the reader, exciting fights, very funny and entertaining moments and some subtle romance.
You can find some philosophical aspects as well ... 'live your life with passion' - 'good and evil' - 'right and wrong'
But what get me captivated the most were the character developments. Until the end you'll be surprised about their decisions, thoughts and feelings. Someone who seems to be a traitor may come to help again, someone who seems to be cruel may only be protecting some he loves and someone who seems to be evil may try to save the world. And the past of the main characters is revealed pretty late in the story. All the reader gets are some hints and that turnes the story even more exciting.
You'll always learn something new about the characters while reading this great manga.
It got me totally obsessed (and I'm kinda sad it's over now)
You should definitely give it a try
~ I dislike long reviews so this will be short and concise ~
You disliked the anime? Frankly, who didn't? Don't be fooled, the manga is very different.
~ Giving it a try ~
Demon Eyes Kyo is the protagonist of this story so UNTIL YOU'VE READ AT LEAST ONE CHAPTER WHEN KYO'S IN CONTROL OF KYOSHIRO'S BODY (chapter 6 I think), YOU HAVEN'T TRIED THE SERIE.
~ Review ~
You can all read the synopsis on the front page so I won't go there.
I'll add that each character has a quest of their own and they all seek to be the strongest man which often brings them to
fight one another for their ideals. This is my favorite part; each their own quest, each their own desires and they all respect that.
So, on top of Yuya's quest to find her brother's murderer...
=> Kyo is on a quest to find his body...
=> Benitora is in the group to spy on Kyo...
=> Bontenmaru wants to rule the world...
=> Hotaru... what does he want? ^^'
And MANY other characters you'll have the pleasure to meet.
In short, get past the first ... let's say 10 chapters and I DARE YOU to put this manga down. :3
so this is mostly just my opinion, up to you whether you agree or not :)
I came across this on one of my manga apps on iphone and thought it sounded really good so i gave it a try. turns out, its been one of the best mangas i've read so far! I have to agree with others that this probably belongs up there with bleach and naruto; it has all the epic battle scenes and internal struggles provided by more well known shounen manga. There is also a basic underlying theme (which i wont reveal) which is very universal and relatable. Personally, I loved
all the dynamics the different characters brought into the manga, they all had an intertwined piece to the puzzle they were trying to solve; each with their own reason to fight. Usually I get overwhelmed with so many stories, but the mangaka brought it together really well. it was nice that there were really strong female characters as well as your typical female characters who needed saving; it covered the spectrum.
The story was great, it had a lot of twists and turns, keeping you glued to the page wanting to find out what happened next. My only criticism was that I felt there wasnt enough romance; i almost felt dissatisfied after reading it. however, if you love romance like me, there is JUST enough to keep you going so dont not read it just because of that :)
overall, I would definitely suggest it to anyone looking for a good read filled with action and adventure ^.^