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In this nicely illustrated mess of a manga, swordsman Imanotsurugi wanders through the underworld defeating demons and collecting their swords. Enishi, a powerful tenma(heavenly devil) who looks like a little girl, offers him a deal: if he will collect 1000 swords to assist her in returning to heaven, she will remake his body to be stronger. He accepts, and the two go off to fight monsters. Video-game designer Suzuki is capable of gorgeous artwork; his delicately detailed figures and evocative, hellish landscapes are impressive. Yet he does not consider himself a manga artist, and his lack of training and experience are evident in his nearly impossible-to-follow action and storytelling. Even the appeal of the artwork is limited by the deep gray tones that obscure much of it. With its pretty pictures, mindless violence, leaden dialog, and free-floating captions naming fighting techniques ("Split Joint Blade!"), this is much closer to ComicsOne's Hong Kong kung fu graphic novels such as Mega Dragon and Tiger than to the average samurai manga. Accurately rated ages 15+ but not recommended.