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Both Cesare and Historie present the most famous European historical figures in a form of manga. The reader can sink into the era and observe the nuances of political charades depicted quite skilfully by the authors.
both mangas are based in the midst of war, where the protagonsits come of with clever strategies to get through complicated situations. The are both set around the times of the roman and greek empires. Another likeness is they feature great philosophers; historie features aristotle and Heureka features Archimedes. The major difference is Historie is an uncompleted series whilst Eureka is a complete, but short story. Also, Historie has more combat action than Heureka. If you liked one, give the other a try.
Following a horrific defeat at the battle of Sekigahara, two survivors, Takezo Shinmen and Matahachi Hon’iden, are deflated at having been unable to make a name for themselves and earn glory on the battlefield. But while Matahachi is anxious to go home, Takezo has vowed never to return and intends to become a vagabond, travelling the country polishing and testing his skills as a swordsman. With a beastial mercilessness when it comes to killing and a habit of cutting down all in his path, it doesn’t take long for Takezo to become a wanted fugitive. However, after being captured by a monk named Takuan and given a new lease of life, Takezo begins to live under the name of Musashi Miyamoto. Now, with a new view on life and death, Musashi continues to travel the nation challenging the most infamous fighters to achieve his goal of becoming the strongest samurai ever known.
Vagabond and Historie tell the history of men who are destined for greatness. Their journey starts out rough with death apart of their life. Once time passes, our protagonists are transformed into men who will become legends. With the knowledge they possess, these figureheads will go down in history. If you liked one journey, the other will be equally as incredible.