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Title(s): Shigurui
Одержимые смертью
シグルイ
剑豪生死斗
Death Frenzy
Author(s): NANJOU Norio, YAMAGUCHI Takayuki
Artist(s): YAMAGUCHI Takayuki
Genres: Action, Adult, Drama, Historical, Martial arts, Mature, Seinen, Tragedy
Start Date: 2003
Status: Completed
Summary:
At the beginning of the Edo period (1603-1868), when people enjoyed a time of peace, Lord Tokugawa Tadanaga decides to hold a fighting tournament. In the past, matches were fought with wooden swords, but this time real swords will be used. The one-armed Fujiki Gennosuke and the blind Irako Seigen will fight each other in this tournament, even though both of them are disciples of Iwamoto Kogan — known as Japan's greatest swordsman. So begins the story of intertwining fates, conflict, and strange destinies.
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Best Historical Samurai Manga?
Written by PetaBread on August 17, 2012 at 5:37 PM
Overall Rating
Excellent
Story: 5
Dialogue: 5
Animation: 5
Entertainment: 5
The artwork of the characters and landscape/background alone is second to none. The realism of the historical background of the story and characters is very intriguing. I thought Rurouni Kenshin was good, but Shigurui is on a whole another level.
0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
what samurais really are
Written by luca2210 on December 25, 2011 at 1:50 PM
Overall Rating
Excellent
Story: 5
Dialogue: 5
Animation: 5
Entertainment: 5
when you think to samurais, words like honor and loyalty cross your mind. we see them as noble warriors that spent their life searching the truth. well, this manga shows what they really are: merciless warriors who were forbidden thoughts and emotions. war machines in the hands of their lords. that was an epoch in wich you must absolutely obey to your superiors, in wich feelings were trampled in the name of convenience and to mantain the system. "shigurui" means, in archaic japanese, "crazy", "obstinated", despaired": these are the words that describes (read more)
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
I have unearthed another gem!!!
Written by KnightsBankai on December 24, 2011 at 9:01 PM
Overall Rating
Excellent
Story: 5
Dialogue: 5
Animation: 5
Entertainment: 5
At first, the story line seemed to jump around a bit and I felt like I was laying catch up the first couple chapters...DO NOT LET THAT DETER YOU! The story is very deep and the background story for each character gets more intricate as the Manga progresses. There is no end to the amount of guts, internals, and organs spread around the path of these warriors. This was an awesome Manga I read from beginning to end!!
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
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