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Vagabond, Volume 2 (VIZBIG Edition)

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Striving for enlightenment by way of the sword, Miyamoto Musashi is prepared to cut down anyone who stands in his way. Vagabond is an action-packed portrayal of the life and times of the quintessential warrior-philosopher--the most celebrated samurai of all time!

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 ...

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Overview

Striving for enlightenment by way of the sword, Miyamoto Musashi is prepared to cut down anyone who stands in his way. Vagabond is an action-packed portrayal of the life and times of the quintessential warrior-philosopher--the most celebrated samurai of all time!

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781421522449
  • Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
  • Publication date: 12/16/2008
  • Series: Vagabond Series , #2
  • Edition description: VIZBIG Edition (Books 4-6)
  • Pages: 632
  • Sales rank: 131,391
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.70 (d)

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 Culture award 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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  • Posted April 8, 2012

    This is not weak sauce I assure you it is beautifully drawn and

    This is not weak sauce I assure you it is beautifully drawn and the story is amazing and developing smoothly. I highly recommend it.

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  • Posted February 24, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    LOVE IT!

    It was just as good or even better than the first!!! ^_^

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2005

    Amazing

    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.

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