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Vagabond, Volume 10
     

Vagabond, Volume 10

by Takehiko Inoue
 

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In The Big O: Vol. 4, hard-boiled police negotiator Roger Smith's flashbacks help him start to piece together a lost past. But his only real hope is to negotiate with the criminals who hold the city's Memory Repository hostage. Meanwhile, a million lightning bugs are sent to drain the batteries of his chief weapon, the Big O.

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In The Big O: Vol. 4, hard-boiled police negotiator Roger Smith's flashbacks help him start to piece together a lost past. But his only real hope is to negotiate with the criminals who hold the city's Memory Repository hostage. Meanwhile, a million lightning bugs are sent to drain the batteries of his chief weapon, the Big O.

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Library Journal
This remarkable manga series is loosely adapted from Eiji Yoshikawa's Musashi, a novel that recounts the life of famed 17th-century Japanese swordsman Miyamoto Musashi, author of the martial arts treatise The Book of Five Rings. (The novel was also filmed in the series The Samurai Trilogy.) Musashi is a powerful, untutored fighter who with the guidance of the monk Takuan overcomes his nihilistic attitude and decides to test himself against the best fighters in Japan. In this volume, Musashi accepts an orphaned young boy as his companion and meets an old man who unnerves him with insight into his character. Inoue's extraordinarily detailed artwork is a wonder, and his storytelling packs great punch. The opening pages of two chapters are reproduced in full color, a common practice in Japanese serialization not often carried over into American collections. Inoue is also the creator of the manga Slam Dunk, a Japanese best seller now being serialized in America in Raijin Comics. Explicit violence and occasional nudity make this adult material. A masterly achievement, this series is highly recommended, especially for fans of Dark Horse's Lone Wolf and Cub and Blade of the Immortal. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591163404
Publisher:
VIZ Media LLC
Publication date:
06/09/2004
Series:
Vagabond Series , #10
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Takehiko Inoue is the creator of one of the most popular manga of all time, Slam Dunk, which has sold over 100 million copies worldwide. He followed that series up with two titles lauded by critics and fans alike— Vagabond, a fictional account of the life of Miyamoto Musashi, and Real, a manga about wheelchair basketball. Inoue is the recipient of numerous awards, including the prestigious Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize and the Media Arts Festival Award. In addition to his work on manga, Inoue has worked on television commercials, character designs for video games, and is the founder of a scholarship to foster Japanese basketball talent."

Takehiko Inoue is the creator of one of the most popular manga of all time, Slam Dunk, which has sold over 100 million copies worldwide. He followed that series up with two titles lauded by critics and fans alike— Vagabond, a fictional account of the life of Miyamoto Musashi, and Real, a manga about wheelchair basketball. Inoue is the recipient of numerous awards, including the prestigious Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize and the Media Arts Festival Award. In addition to his work on manga, Inoue has worked on television commercials, character designs for video games, and is the founder of a scholarship to foster Japanese basketball talent."

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