Samurai Deeper Kyou
Samurai Deeper Kyo
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Samurai Deeper Kyou

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English: Samurai Deeper Kyo
Synonyms: SDK


Type: Manga
Volumes: 38
Chapters: 308
Status: Finished
Published: May 26, 1999 to May 10, 2006
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, HistoricalHistorical, ShounenShounen
Authors: Kamijyo, Akimine (Story & Art)


Score: 7.721 (scored by 1000310,003 users)
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Ranked: #14362
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Popularity: #552
Members: 21,609
Favorites: 863
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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.

(Source: Tokyopop)


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.

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May 12, 2009
Speedhoven (All reviews)
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 read more
Oct 9, 2009
Jade18 (All reviews)
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 read more
Dec 10, 2010
-BlackRabbit- (All reviews)
~ 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 read more
Jan 2, 2013
jas83 (All reviews)
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 read more

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