Kurogane, Volume 1

Kurogane, Volume 1

by Kei Toume, Kei Tome
     
 

BLACK STEEL

Avenging his father’s murder is a matter of honor for the young samurai Jintetsu. But it turns out that the killer is a corrupt government official–and now the powers that be are determined to hunt Jintetsu down like an animal. There’s only one problem: Jintetsu is already dead.

Torn to pieces by a pack of dogs, Jintetsu’s

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BLACK STEEL

Avenging his father’s murder is a matter of honor for the young samurai Jintetsu. But it turns out that the killer is a corrupt government official–and now the powers that be are determined to hunt Jintetsu down like an animal. There’s only one problem: Jintetsu is already dead.

Torn to pieces by a pack of dogs, Jintetsu’s ravaged body has been found by Genkichi, outcast and master inventor. Genkichi gives the dead boy a new, indestructible steel body and a talking sword–just what he’ll need to face down the gang that’s terrorizing his hometown and the mobster who ordered his father’s hit. But what about Otsuki, the beautiful girl he left behind? Steel armor is defense against any sword, but it can’t save Jintetsu from the pain in his heart.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up-Set in feudal Japan with all of the ceremony and honor of the samurai, Kurogane should appeal to readers who like Masaru Gotsubo's Samurai Champloo (Tokyopop, 2005) and Hiromu Arakawa's Fullmetal Alchemist (Viz Media, 2006). Jintetsu is a young assassin who has set out to avenge his father's death. He has been attacked by dogs and lies dying when he is found by a scientist/samurai with no master. Genkichi reanimates him, making him a Frankenstein-like creature, half human and half steel. He cannot talk and retains little if any of his memory, but has all of his skills as a swordsman, and Genkichi uses him for his own revenge. His only companion is a talking sword his creator gave him. The art is full of fight scenes as Jintetsu battles countless opponents in his quest. The talking sword supplies some lightheartedness, and Otsuki, a waitress in his old hometown, sparks the possibility of a love interest if she can deal with his new appearance.-Melissa T. Jenvey, New York Public Library Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345492036
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/27/2006
Series:
Kurogane Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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