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.
Really great manga, I typicaly don't like to read manga but once I started this one, I couldn't stop. The story is very long and drawn out, but It has a really powerful revilation towards the end that is worth waiting for. The artwork is great and the characters are very interesting, especialy Musashi and Kojiro. read more
10/10 for everything? Damn, I sound like I'm really easy to please. That isn't case (I think), but I'm usually open minded. Enough about that, though. Allow me to pour my heart out for the legend of Miyamoto Musashi beautifully illustrated in Inoue Takehiko's best work yet: Vagabond. AS ALWAYS: May contain spoilers idk. Of course I came here from Slam Dunk otherwise the name "Inoue Takehiko"... read more
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