Usagi Yojimbo Volume 12: Grasscutter [NOOK Book]

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Forged in heaven, it is called Kusanagi, the Grasscutter-the lost sword of the Gods. This legendary blade could potentially tip the scales of power for the shadowy Conspiracy of Eight in their quest to overthrow the Shogunate and reinstate the Emperor. With the help of a witch and the souls of dead warriors, they plan to recover the lost sword and bring the Shogun down. But when the fates place the Grasscutter in the hands of masterless samurai Usagi Yojimbo, the ronin rabbit becomes the focus of a deadly ...
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Usagi Yojimbo Volume 12: Grasscutter

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Overview

Forged in heaven, it is called Kusanagi, the Grasscutter-the lost sword of the Gods. This legendary blade could potentially tip the scales of power for the shadowy Conspiracy of Eight in their quest to overthrow the Shogunate and reinstate the Emperor. With the help of a witch and the souls of dead warriors, they plan to recover the lost sword and bring the Shogun down. But when the fates place the Grasscutter in the hands of masterless samurai Usagi Yojimbo, the ronin rabbit becomes the focus of a deadly struggle for possession of the dread blade. And this crisis pales beside the dark possibilities should the sword come to the demonic warrior, Jei! Grasscutter collects Dark Horse Usagi Yojimbo issues 13-22, Stan Sakai's longest and most ambitious Usagi tale to date: a sweeping epic showcasing one of comics' most individual artistic voices at the peak of his creative skills.
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VOYA
In Grasscutter, the twelfth volume of the adventures of Usagi Yojimbo series, the ronin (masterless samurai) rabbit Usagi fortuitously comes upon the legendary lost sword of the Gods, Kusanagi, the Grasscutter. Conspirators seeking to overthrow the Shogunate and restore the emperor to power use arcane methods to retrieve the sword from its ocean resting place, but fate places Usagi at the shore when the sword surfaces. Nevetheless, another feels drawn to Kusanagi-Jei, Usagi's monstrous demonic foe who calls himself the emissary of the Gods. Sakai combines history-his lengthy preface retells the legendary beginnings of Japan and the famous last battle between the Heike and the Genji at Dan-no-Ura-folklore, and his fictional characters Usagi, Gen the bounty hunter, Lady Tomoe, and young Lord Noriyuki, among others, in an ambitious story of politics, action, and the supernatural. This book is one of the twenty-five titles selected by YALSA's 2002 Popular Paperbacks Committee for the list of top recommended graphic novels for teens. VOYA Codes: 4Q 3P M J S G (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; Will appeal with pushing; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12; ~G). 1999, Dark Horse Comics, G252p,
— Kat Kan <%ISBN%>1569714142
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781621153283
  • Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
  • Publication date: 8/31/1999
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 773,060
  • File size: 133 MB
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