Vagabond, Volume 1 (VIZBIG Edition)

Vagabond, Volume 1 (VIZBIG Edition)

by Takehiko Inoue

Paperback(VIZBIG Edition (Books 1-3))

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• This VIZBIG edition of Vagabond contains Volumes 1-3, bonus color content, and updated text.
• A 27+ volume manga series - Vagabond is on Japan’s top ten best seller’s list with over 100 million volumes in print.
• Vagabond has sold over 22 million copies worldwide! (Not including Japan’s sales).
• Vagabond is based on the novel, Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa. Originally written in the early 40’s, Yoshikawa’s fictional account became so well known that his version has blurred fact from fiction.
• VIZ Media is currently releasing the translated edition of Vagabond only three months after the Japanese release!
• The popularity of Vagabond has been attributed to NHK’s drama TV series based on Yohikawa’s novel.
• There have been 6 films and 2 TV series based on Miyamoto Musashi’s life.
• Inoue received the 2000 Media Arts award for manga from the Japanese Ministry of Culture and the Kodansha award for best manga for his work on Vagabond.
• Nominated for 2003 Eisner Award in the category for Best Writer/Artist!
• "...reads like an Akira Kurosawa film captured on the printed page." -Cliff Biggers, Comic Buyer's Guide
• Inoue has personally created licensed merchandise on a small scale, so that the products will meet his standards of quality.
• Inoue’s previous series Slam Dunk has over 100 million copies in print worldwide.
• Everything Takehiko Inoue has published has hit the top ten sales list in Japan.

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!

Shinmen Takezo is destined to become the legendary sword-saint, Miyamoto Musashi—perhaps the most renowned samurai of all time. For now, Takezo is a cold-hearted kiler, who will take on anyone in mortal combat to make a name for himself. This is the journey of a wild young brute who strives to reach enlightenment by way of the sword—fighting on the edge of death.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781421520544
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Publication date: 09/16/2008
Series: Vagabond Series , #1
Edition description: VIZBIG Edition (Books 1-3)
Pages: 728
Sales rank: 695
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.90(d)

About 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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Vagabond, Volume 1 (VIZBIG Edition) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Rorschach More than 1 year ago
Hooked after the first volume but i will give a warning that a couple of people and myself had issues with the spines so be ready for that if you decide to give this manga a buy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really like this book. It is a great all around story, the art is amazing, the story is very engaging, the character is being developed beautifully, and the quality of the book itself is excellent. I'm about half way through it right now, and the overall story is just excellent. There are a few chapters here and there that aren't full of much content, almost filler chapters, but still the overall story is moving along at a good pace. The author is extremely talented. He's done a great job of keeping you unsure about how to feel about the main character exactly, which really adds an element of realness to it. You can see various plots developing, and other loose strings which I hope to see tied up later in the series. Just a lot of open doors which I assume we will walk through as the story progresses, and I'm very much looking forward to that. So far, half way through this book, I HIGHLY recommend it.
cescvilla More than 1 year ago
This is the type of manga one should read!
BlackSun More than 1 year ago
might want to get a bunch at once if you can
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The best art I have ever seen and the color pages are honestly worth the price of the book by themselves. Great story, amazing characters, and bloody action make this manga worth getting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was stunning and amazingly beautiful, and the story was excellent. There was much action, and the fights were very sweet.