Vagabond, Volume 2

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In the first volume of this series set in the netherworld of Paradigm City, citizens become desperate criminals willing to do anything to recover their lost memories. Crime kingpin Beck uses his own giant robots and high technology to thwart the efforts of negotiator Roger Smith and the robot known as the Big O to bring the guilty to justice. But even superhuman efforts may not be enough to end the reign of terror. A stylish "manga meets film noir," this is the official comic adaptation of Bandai's Cartoon ...
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Overview

In the first volume of this series set in the netherworld of Paradigm City, citizens become desperate criminals willing to do anything to recover their lost memories. Crime kingpin Beck uses his own giant robots and high technology to thwart the efforts of negotiator Roger Smith and the robot known as the Big O to bring the guilty to justice. But even superhuman efforts may not be enough to end the reign of terror. A stylish "manga meets film noir," this is the official comic adaptation of Bandai's Cartoon Network hit.
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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591160359
  • Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
  • Publication date: 7/28/2002
  • Series: Vagabond Series , #2
  • Edition description: V
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Takehiko Inoue was born in Kagoshima prefecture in 1967. His first major success — the hugely popular 31-volume long basketball manga SLAM DUNK — sold over 100 million copies worldwide and catapulted him into the top ranks of Japanese manga artists. Besides manga, Inoue also worked on character design for the Playstation basketball game ONE ON ONE.

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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

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    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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    Posted January 3, 2011

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