Vol: 37+; Ch: 322+
1998 - ?
4.479 out of 5 from 802 votes
Rank #126
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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.

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V3nge's avatar by V3nge on Jun 3, 2011
Score: 9/10

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



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