The Seven Magi

The Seven Magi

by Kaoru Kurimoto, Kazuaki Yanagisawa
     
 

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The twenty-five-million bestselling Japanese heroic fantasy goes manga!

Never has a story been more suited to the form than the pulse-pounding saga of the leopard-masked warrior, who cannot remember his past.

In this first manga series, King Guin must battle a plague made manifest and controlled by seven magi. But even if our hero vanquishes the Black Plague,

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The twenty-five-million bestselling Japanese heroic fantasy goes manga!

Never has a story been more suited to the form than the pulse-pounding saga of the leopard-masked warrior, who cannot remember his past.

In this first manga series, King Guin must battle a plague made manifest and controlled by seven magi. But even if our hero vanquishes the Black Plague, how will he ever hope to defeat seven powerful magicians?

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Publishers Weekly

Kurimoto's fantasy adventure novel series The Guin Saga sells millions of copies in Japan, and while Yanagisawa's manga adaptation isn't going to quite echo that success in the U.S., the original appeal does flicker through. This final installment of a three-volume side project to the main Guin Saga story line follows the warrior-king of Cheironia, Guin, as he does battle with a palpitating, plague-spreading mass of evil that threatens his realm. Guin-a massively muscled hero with a leopard-mask permanently affixed to his face-takes on the assembled villainous sorcerers (the magi of the title) lurking inside the sinister growth, while his sidekicks try to puzzle out the danger's deeper magical meaning. Although Guin seems more the strong and silent type, he does evince a certain Conan-like weakness for the feminine, evidenced in the seductive thrall he's held in by the strongest of the magi, the Black Witch Thamia. While the Kurimoto story line is byzantine in the extreme (there's clearly backstory upon backstory beyond the reach of all but the initiated), Yanagisawa's illustrations cut cleanly through much of the exposition, yielding a surprisingly graceful action-adventure series with a handful of darker adult themes. (Mar.)

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“This sword and sorcery tale has lightning fast pacing, and is gorgeously illustrated.” –Manga Maniac Café
“The flow of the art is easy for Western eyes to follow. Add that to the very familiar epic fantasy plot, and this is a fine series for a lot of American readers (fans of Forgotten Realms novels, for example) to dip into the manga world.” –ComicMix
“The book is all black-and-white pen-and-ink work, and it's fantastic. I was very taken with it; very impressed by it.” –SFSCOPE
“Kazuaki Yanagisawa’s muscular character designs, richly detailed backgrounds, and expertly executed fight scenes breathe life into Kurimoto’s story.” –PopcultureShock
"The Seven Magi, is an example of fantasy at its best. This title is a must for fantasy and/or action/adventure fans." –Comics Village

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934287071
Publisher:
Vertical, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/22/2008
Series:
The Guin Saga
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 8.01(h) x 0.55(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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