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    Samurai-Themed Manga

    Does anyone read samurai-themed manga? Or is there anyone interested in samurai? I've read a few titles and a lot of them are my favorites, including:

    Lone Wolf and Cub
    Samurai Executioner
    Rurouni Kenshin
    Lady Snowblood (this is debatable)
    Samurai Champloo

    Has anyone ever read these or possibly other titles, perhaps?

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    Re: Samurai-Themed Manga

    KURO GANE (from Del Ray) is a super good samurai manga...

    basically a wandering samurai is killed by a group of ravenous dogs, and then a hermit dutch scientist/doll maker gives him a robot body (mind you, this is like 1800s so everything looks cool and steam-tech). however, the robot cannot speak cuz he doesn't have a robot voice box. becuz of this, the doll man gave him one of his first creations, a sword that can talk (another unlukcy samurai, his mind, eye and voice were transfered into the sword). the doll man dies before he can give the samurai a voice box, so the robot and sword become a good team. one speaks and the other acts.

    that's how the story begins, then it follows his exploits as a wanderer. the stories are crazy deep and the character development is some of the best i've seen. the characters feel real, as do their emotions, which is very different from most manga today. they even give you the historical facts that pertain to the story in the ack of the book, as well as explain any cultural refrences. there's also a very detailed glossary to explain foreign words!

    ^_^ an easy 10 out of 10 for me!

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    Re: Samurai-Themed Manga

    I've read some, but the only one that really come to mind at this second is Samurai Champloo. I love it. I enjoy the anime as well. I'll look through what I have, and get back to ya'.

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    Re: Samurai-Themed Manga

    @abu dhabi I've got to try Kurogane then =)

    @Umbriel I enjoyed Samurai Champloo manga more than the anime story-wise. But if it weren't animated, I don't think I'd have appreciated Mugen more!

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    Re: Samurai-Themed Manga

    The greatest samurai kind manga I have ever read is Blade of the Immortal. It has a great story which made me to read it without taking a single break... This manga totaly rules. I think all of you should try it!

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    Re: Samurai-Themed Manga

    @blindzzz I have until vol. 15 of BOTI, but I haven't really had the time to read it (more like I've forgotten that I have it).

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    Re: Samurai-Themed Manga

    You should read it it till end it is realy great... But there are more great mangas out there somwhere waiting to be read.
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    Re: Samurai-Themed Manga

    That's true. I've read almost 250 titles already but I find something new and interesting to read everyday.

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