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Enlightenment by Way of the Sword Real-life figure Miyamoto Musashi was the most celebrated samurai of all time. The quintessential warrior philosopher, Musashi authored A Book of Five Rings, a theoretical guide to ...
Enlightenment by Way of the Sword Real-life figure Miyamoto Musashi was the most celebrated samurai of all time. The quintessential warrior philosopher, Musashi authored A Book of Five Rings, a theoretical guide to military strategy still used today. But the path to enlightenment is an endless journey, and to get there through violent means—by way of the sword—makes mere survival an even greater challenge. Musashi sets out for Nara intent on challenging the warrior monks of legendary Hôzôin Temple. But will Musashi’s growing feelings for his childhood friend Otsû prove to be a fatal distraction in his match against In’ei, the austere master of Hôzôin’s deadly spear technique?
Takehiko Inoue’s Vagabond is loosely based on the novel Musashi, Eiji Yoshikawa’s fictional account of the life of Miyamoto Musashi. This classic samurai tale has been adapted into numerous television series and films, including an Academy Award-winning movie. In his own version, Inoue approaches the pinnacle of manga artistry with richly detailed line art and a lyrical, fast-paced narrative. An international bestseller, this must-read manga is now available in a VIZBIG Edition: three of the original graphic novel releases collected into one volume, featuring color artwork, updated text and bonus content.
Posted April 8, 2012
This is not weak sauce I assure you it is beautifully drawn and the story is amazing and developing smoothly. I highly recommend it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 24, 2009
Posted March 11, 2005
Unless you hate this genre with the passion of a thousand raging warlords, it's hard not to enjoy Vagabond. The artwork is beautiful and distinctive, and the storyline is pretty easy to get into. It's not your average action manga, I'll tell you that. The characters have depth, and there's so much more to this story than just the usual revenge and demon-slaying that's floating around bookshelves today. It's a definate must-read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 3, 2011
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