Satsuma Gishiden, Volume 1

Satsuma Gishiden, Volume 1

by Hiroshi Hirata
     
 

This is the Edo-era samurai guts. Controversial, tough, angry, highly skilled and lost in a time of peace, the characters of Satsuma Gishiden tell a quasi-historical tale of social caste and brutal reprisal.

Readers with a taste for Kazuo Koike’s gritty Lone Wolf & Cub will go nuts for master gekiga artist Hiroshi Hirata’s tome of samurai struggle.

Overview

This is the Edo-era samurai guts. Controversial, tough, angry, highly skilled and lost in a time of peace, the characters of Satsuma Gishiden tell a quasi-historical tale of social caste and brutal reprisal.

Readers with a taste for Kazuo Koike’s gritty Lone Wolf & Cub will go nuts for master gekiga artist Hiroshi Hirata’s tome of samurai struggle. Hirata’s art and calligraphy leap off the page during scenes of action, only to unfold upon a full bleed that looks like a fine plate print. It’s art at is most expressive, accentuating the classic stoic samurai characters you’ve come to know, only with a little more true society thrown in to help the reader understand what it was really like to be a warrior without a war.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593075170
Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Publication date:
09/13/2006
Series:
Satsuma Gishiden Series, #1
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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