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House of Five Leaves

House of Five Leaves

Masanosuke came to the city of Edo to prove himself as a warrior, but the man’s lack of confidence is so obvious that he’s perpetually unemployed and can barely afford to eat. So when the mysterious Yaichi offers him a job as a bodyguard - room and board included - the ronin jumps at the chance. But little did he know that his new employer is the head of the Five Leaves, a gang of kidnappers, and that his fees will be paid from the spoils of their crimes! Masanosuke never expected to find his home with a band of criminals, but as he grows more entangled in their world, his dreams of honor begin to fall by the wayside...

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Two seinen samurai manga that favor slice-of-life over action (but still have some fights). Each has a unique art style (Saraiya Goyou has Ono's characteristic character designs and wispy look, while Takemitsu Zamurai evokes traditional Japanese woodblock printing and sumi-e/ink and wash painting).

Both main characters are ronin who are new to town, and possess odd, gentle natures that belie thier uncanny swordmanship.

Me and the Devil Blues

Me and the Devil Blues

Down in the Mississippi delta, RJ has a stable life and loving wife, but what he really wants is to play the blues better than anyone around - a dream he'd be willing to give up just about anything to attain. One night at the juke he hears a rumor that if a man stands at the crossroads at midnight and plays a song, the devil will appear and transform him into an expert bluesman in exchange for his soul. Later, in a drunken stupor, RJ accidentally does just that, dooming his happy life. With nothing to return to, he sets off on the road where he'll face gangsters, a small prohibition town determined to lynch him, and the devil himself.

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Takemitsu Zamurai and Me and the Devil Blues are phenomenal seinen manga about two men with literal inner demons.

Both intersperse moments of graphic violence and bone-chilling creepiness with scenes of normal people doing normal things. They're also very well-researched (both are historical), have some of the most finely-crafted plots I've seen in manga, and two of the best art styles as well (though they're at complete opposite sides of the spectrum).

In sum: Go read both of them. Right now.

The Shinsengumi

The Shinsengumi

In Kyoto, in the late 1800s, the son of a local book-binder, Kyujuro Fukakusa sees his father murdered before his eyes and vows revenge. In his quest for justice, he answers the recruitment call of the Shinsengumi (or "The new squad") a newly-formed special brigade of samurai loyal to the shogun. There he meets fellow recruit and proficient swordsmen, the enigmatic Daisuke Kamakiri. Despite the gap in their fighting skill levels, the two forma close bond, but can it survive the age of upheaval that is descending on "The Wolves of Mibu?"

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Sekiro Gaiden: Shinazu Hanbei

Sekiro Gaiden: Shinazu Hanbei

The Sengoku Era…A time when losing a battle meant losing it all. The Sword Saint, Isshin Ashina, aims for world domination…That is, until he encounters a certain Samurai…

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Yuki no Touge Tsurugi no Mai

Yuki no Touge Tsurugi no Mai

The closing stages of Sengoku (Warring States) Japan. A setting commonly explored in Japanese manga through vivid scenes of gory battles, samurai, and feats of bravery, honour, and loyalty. Iwaaki Hitoshi dares to go against the popular grain by not focusing on the 3 famous unifiers, but by depicting stories of a society in transition. Rapidly changing cultural norms and class expectations pit the old versus the young, the war-weary versus the war-mongers, and the parochial versus the foward-thinking. The first story, "Snow Ridge," explores the changing role of samurai and provinces while the second story, "Sword Dance," deals with kendo's evolution from warfare to art.

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Samurai Executioner

Samurai Executioner

In a prison world, there are few good stories, and this is the world of Kubikiri Asa, the beheader and master samurai under the Shogun. It's a world full of vengeance, greed, and violence. A world of depravity and sin. One man can set things straight if he can keep his wits. This is a story of extreme proportions, of sword study thick in tradition and with grim purpose, of blood rivers, agonizing screams, bondage, torture, and the evil prevalent in human failure.

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Aza

Aza

Tokugawa Era came to the end when the Meiji Restoration began. The manga describes the admirable personality of Ryouma Sakamoto, Oryou, and Shintaro, and other men, men who were called "dogs."

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