Vagabond VIZBIG Edition

Author: Takehiko Inoue

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 9781421549293

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 632

View: 8066

Three volumes in one! A prestige treatment of Inou 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 classic treatise in the canon of world philosophy and military strategy. 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. Sword Demon After single-handedly defeating seventy bloodthirsty men from the Yoshioka clan, Musashi is at the greatest crossroads of his life—will he head toward the light and live a life among men, or will the allure of the darkness be too strong for him to resist? A chance encounter with the ferocious master, Ito Ittosai, may make the decision to live by the sword inevitable. Reads R to L (Japanese Style) for mature audiences.

Color of Rage

Author: Kazuo Koike

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1630084719

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 152

View: 4209

Two slaves free themselves from a slave ship, one a Japanese man, the other an African American. After escaping they find themselves on the shore of Edo-era Japan, a society with a strong caste system, isolated from the world. How will the Japanese people perceive this giant black man, how will they survive? But first things first, how will they get these shackles off their feet? Fans of Kazuo Koike know how he loves to turn out a sensational samurai-era yarn with a certain sense of chauvinist violence and pulpy sexiness, and Color of Rage is by no means a slacker in these categories. Drafted by pin-up artist and mangaka Seisaku Kano, Color of Rage features plenty of action, fighting, blood, sexiness, and more fighting.

The Water: Vagabond Illustration Collection

Author: Takehiko Inoue

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 9781421520582

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 208

View: 7752

• Featuring artwork from the 32+ 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 English translated edition of Vagabond only three months apart from the Japanese release! • The popularity of Vagabond has been attributed for the reason NHK produced its period 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. Water features Inoue’s masterful work in color. It also highlights artwork created specifically for this volume. In a recent interview, Takehiko Inoue claimed that in his first major follow-up to Slam Dunk, he wanted to delve as deeply as possible into visual artistry. The result was the incredibly realized world of Vagabond, the Sistine Chapel of manga. This artbook captures the very best of Inoue's work, with images hand-selected by Inoue himself. Not one to skimp on color and image quality, Inoue also hand selected the specific printer. Water features Inoue’s masterful work in color. It also highlights artwork created specifically for this volume.

Blade of the Immortal Omnibus

Author: Hiroaki Samura

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1506705693

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 650

View: 1857

"This omnibus collects Blade of the Immortal Volumes 10 to 12, previously published by Dark Horse in 2002 and 2003."

Nekogahara Volume 2

Author: Hiroyuki Takei

Publisher: Kodansha Comics

ISBN: 168233550X

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 176

View: 4745

RONIN IN THE RAW Proud stray-samurai, Norachiyo, continues his journey to find his peace while escaping his haunting past. Along the way, he’s crossed paths with a few ne’er-do-well cats and now his shadow is trailed by a clowder of fiendish felines out for blood. The secret police, a molly ninja, and a self-righteous pretty boy are just a few of those looking to take on Norachiyo. But can they prevail against a cat who once slew a "god"?

Shaman Warrior

Author: Park Joong-Ki

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1595823328

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 200

View: 7251

Master wizard Yarong and his faithful servant Batu are sent to remote desert wastelands on a grave mission from their king. These two mysterious warriors have yet to realize that a whirlwind of political movements and secret plots will change their lives forever. When Yarong is mortally injured, Batu must fulfill his promise to leave Yarong's side to protect his master's child. As Batu seeks to find and hide the infant, Yarong reveals another secret to those who have tracked him down to finish him off--the deadly, hidden power of a Shaman Warrior.

Giganto Maxia

Author: Kentaro Miura

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1630087270

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 232

View: 2782

100 million years after the Great Destruction, life hangs on in the wastelands with human, demi-humans, and massive creatures fighting for survival. With the Empire of Olympus using colossal beasts to crush their adversaries, only gladiator Delos, mystic Prome, and the titan Gohra they become can hope to stem genocide and heal the shattered Earth! From the immense imagination of Berserk creator Kentaro Miura comes Giganto Maxia, a science-fiction/fantasy manga of titanic proportions!

Planetes Omnibus

Author: Makoto Yukimura

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1616559225

Category: Astronauts

Page: 528

View: 8654

It's the 2070s, and mankind has conquered space, making interplanetary travel possible and igniting the imaginations of the world. It's also vastly increased the amount of dangerous space debris, and someone has to clean it up. Hachimaki, Yuri and Fee are a crew on that beat, each with their own goals, tendencies and personal problems. Just trying to do their jobs in an age of space-age environmental concerns and new vistas of exploration, the crew become unwitting heroes when the only place Fee can still smoke is threatened by terrorists.

No Longer Human

Author: Usamaru Furuya,Osamu Dazai

Publisher: Vertical Incorporated

ISBN: 9781935654377

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 170

View: 5995

Deadline-weary comic artist Usamaru Furuya finds and obsesses over the online journal of Oba, a man with whom he constantly compares himself.

Mushishi 7

Author: Yuki Urushibara

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 240

View: 6967

Mushi have been around since shortly after life came out of the primordial ooze. They're everywhere; some live behind your eyelids, some eat silence, some kill, and some drive men mad. Ginko is a mushishi, or mushi master, and has the ability to help thos

Astro Boy Omnibus

Author: Osamu Tezuka

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 161655861X

Category: Astro Boy (Fictitious character)

Page: 672

View: 9287

Can a robot have a soul? Built by a brilliant scientist to replace his lost son, but with powers beyond imagination, Astro Boy fights for the oppressed and helpless, whether they be human, alien or robot. Exciting, whimsical and touching, Astro Boy brings back the classic era of comics and animation, featuring tales that readers young and old will enjoy. Astro Boy Omnibus Volume 1 features nearly seven hundred pages of Astro's jet-powered, super-strong, evil-bashing adventures!

Kaoru Mori: Anything and Something

Author: Kaoru Mori

Publisher: Yen Press

ISBN: 9780316229135

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 208

View: 5827

At times hilarious, at others heartwarming, this collection of short stories penned by one of Japan's most talented artists is a perfect addition to any library! A young girl discovers that new glasses give her a whole new perspective on the world, a bunny-girl waitress learns to cope with her male customers with dignity, an introverted art student inspires her fellow club members even as she takes inspiration from them, and more! Fans of Mori will enjoy seeing concept designs and historical notes from her award-winning series, as well as Mori's own brand of enthusiastic commentary throughout.

Die Wergelder Volume 1

Author: Hiroaki Samura

Publisher: Kodansha Comics

ISBN: 168233032X

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 448

View: 4185

Wergelder: In Germanic law, the money paid by a murderer or his family to the victim's family in atonement. A mysterious deal goes down on a remote island known as a red light pleasure district. An insane fight between a blonde sniper and an assassin in a Chinese dress brings up questions about who the players are in this deal.

Naoki Urasawa's 20th Century Boys, Vol. 1

The Prophet

Author: Naoki Urasawa

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 9781591169222

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 216

View: 1285

Could this new death be related to the rise of a bizarre new cult that's been implicated in several other murders and disappearances? R to L (Japanese Style) Failed rock musician Kenji's memories of his past come rushing back when one of his childhood friends mysteriously commits suicide. Could this new death be related to the rise of a bizarre new cult that's been implicated in several other murders and disappearances? Determined to dig deeper, Kenji reunites with some of his old buddies in the hope of learning the truth behind it all. Humanity, having faced extinction at the end of the 20th century, would not have entered the new millennium if it weren't for them. In 1969, during their youth, they created a symbol. In 1997, as the coming disaster slowly starts to unfold, that symbol returns. This is the story of a gang of boys who try to save the world.

Monster, Vol. 1

The Perfect Edition

Author: Naoki Urasawa

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 9781421569062

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 426

View: 468

Johan is a cold and calculating killer with a mysterious past, and brilliant Dr. Kenzo Tenma is the only one who can stop him! Conspiracy and serial murder open the door to a compelling, intricately woven plot in this masterwork of suspense. Everyone faces uncertainty at some point in their lives. Even a brilliant surgeon like Kenzo Tenma is no exception. But there’s no way he could have known that his decision to stop chasing professional success and instead concentrate on his oath to save peoples’ lives would result in the birth of an abomination. The questions of good and evil now take on a terrifyingly real dimension. Years later, in Germany during the tumultuous post-reunification period, middle-aged childless couples are being killed one after another. The serial killer’s identity is known. The reasons why he kills are not. Dr. Tenma sets out on a journey to find the killer’s twin sister, who may hold some clues to solving the enigma of the “Monster.”

Afro Samurai

Author: Takashi Okazaki

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780765322395

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 176

View: 3009

In the second volume of an adventure manga, Afro Samurai closes in on Justice, but the mysterious and powerful Kuma stands in his way. Original.

Message to Adolf

Author: Osamu Tezuka

Publisher: Kodansha USA

ISBN: 1945054069

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 648

View: 6610

Originally serialized in the '80s in newsmagazine WEEKLY BUNSHUN in the first such attempt by comics master Osamu Tezuka, the magnum opus from the last decade of his momentous career returns in two hardcover installments and a new translation. A graveyard in contemporary Israel has an unlikely visitor. The elderly gentleman from Japan, a former news correspondent, lays a bouquet of flowers at the tomb of one Adolf Kamil. For he remembers the tale of three Adolfs: Kamil, a Jew who grew up in Kobe, Japan, the son of a baker; Kaufmann, only child of a German consul stationed at that port city and his Japanese wife; and the Fuhrer with whom the Far Eastern nation made common cause. A briskly paced political thriller, in this first part MESSAGE TO ADOLF takes us from the Nazi propaganda victory of the 1936 Berlin Olympics to the ravaging flames and atrocities of World War II. The disastrous education of Adolf Kaufmann in the ways and prerogatives of the master race begins.

Lone Wolf and Cub Vol. 1: The Assassin's Road

Author: Kazuo Koike,Goseki Kojima,Frank Miller

Publisher: Dark Horse

ISBN: 9781569715024

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 303

View: 7173

Dark Horse Comics is proud to present one of the authentic landmarks in graphic fiction, Lone Wolf and Cub, to be published in its entirety for the first time in America. An epic samurai adventure of staggering proportions -- over 7000 pages -- Lone Wolf and Cub (Kozure Okami in Japan) is acknowledged worldwide for the brilliant writing of series creator Kazuo Koike and the groundbreaking cinematic visuals of the late Goseki Kojima, creating unforgettable imagery of stark beauty, kinetic fury, and visceral thematic power that influenced a generation of visual storytellers both in Japan and in the West. Don't miss this monumental monthly release, twenty-eight volumes, with each collection approximately 300 pages! This volume includes the following stories: Son for Hire, Sword for Hire A Father Knows His Child's Heart, as Only a Child Can Know His Father's From North to South, From East to West Baby Cart on the River Styx Suio School Zanbato Waiting for the Rains Eight Gates of Deceit Wings to the Birds, Fangs to the Beast The Assassin's Road

Lone Wolf and Cub Omnibus

Author: Kazuo Koike

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1616558067

Category: COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS

Page: 696

View: 1746

Follows the adventures of Ogami Itto, a samurai framed and forced into exile with his infant son, as he pursues his quest for revenge against those who murdered his wife.

New Lone Wolf and Cub

Author: Kazuo Koike,Hideki Mori

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1616553634

Category: COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS

Page: 232

View: 4137

With his ninja assassins exterminated by Togo Shigekata, Mamiya Rinzo plays his final card to stop the rogue swordsman's crusade for retribution: the ruthless Roshiya Ushidonki warriors Rinzo trained in Russia. But another foreign fighter has arrived in Japan - Rinzo's abandoned daughter, on her own quest for vengeance! This new series is written by legendary series creator Kazuo Koike, illustrated by Hideki Mori and translated by Dana Lewis.