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Usagi Yojimbo, Vol. 8: Shades of Death (Usagi Yojimbo #8)

4.31 of 5 stars 4.31  ·  rating details  ·  601 ratings  ·  22 reviews
Collects the first six issues Usagi Yojimbo.
Paperback, 117 pages
Published September 23rd 1997 by Dark Horse Books (first published September 1st 1997)
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Crystal Starr Light
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As always, fantastic - even more so with the appearance of the Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles!
I haven't read any Usagi in a long time, but seeing new issues makes my heart all fluttery every time I'm at the comics shop -- it's so good, so simple, and so consistent that I have nothing but happy thoughts about this series. I have three volumes of it, and have read maybe a few more, but man -- there's no one I wouldn't recommend this comic to. You can basically pick up any issue or any paperback and dig right in, despite the fact that there's maybe three bajillion issues and many of the sto ...more
Osmá kniha začíná zatím nejslabším kouskem v celé dosavadní sérii; což je dvojnásoob nešťastné, jelikož jde o stěžejní příběh. Bohužel jsou Zelené stíny poplatné době i tehdy pro Sakaie novému vydavateli a tak je to tupá přímočará mlátička, kde prim hrají želváci a rádoby vtipné hlášky a Usagi je tam spíše pro formu a z povinnosti. Naštěstí se pak Sakai přeci jen vymaní z jha poplatnosti a snaží se seč může dojmy (a knihu) vylepšit. Hned druhý příběh je konceptem geniální kraťas Jizo (kde se na ...more
Miyamoto Usagi, adalah samurai yang hidup di penghujung abad ke 16. Jalan hidupnya sarat dengan pertempuran. Ia hidup pada zaman dimana para tuan tanah (Lord) harus bertarung guna memperebutkan tanah dan kekuasaan. Usagi mengabdikan dirinya pada Lord Mifune. Dalam sebuah pertempuran yang dahsyat Usagi harus kehilangan majikannya yang tewas terbunuh. Otomatis Usagi menjadi seorang Ronin, samurai tanpa majikan. Usagi memilih menjadi ronin karena dia percaya , seorang samurai hanya boleh memiliki a ...more
A mediocre UY volume. I dislike the TMNT crossover - feels completely out of place.

Shi: Conniving, treachery, assassins. Nice story.
Usagi's Garden + Battlefield: Young Usagi learns valuable lessons. A nice fill for Usagi's back-story with Sensei Katsuichi.
I find myself thoroughly charmed by Stan Sakai's style. The storylines in Usagi books are always straightforward and simple, and yet never feel easy. He injects his vast knowledge of feudal Japanese history into each moment of these books, and his attention to detail is staggering. I really love reading these books, even though at times they get a little overly expository or have characters act unrealistically stubborn solely in support of the plot. This is rare, though, and never diminshes the ...more
Aug 02, 2012 Iain rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Usagi Yojimbo is way better than the tales of a cartoon rabbit samurai has any right to be.

The genius of Stan Sakai lies in simplicity. Usagi and his co-stars are not complex characters: like the art, the skill of the characterisation and the story lies in the way they are sketched with just the right lines. Moments of stunning beauty and skill result, both visually and in the story. It all looks easy enough: it takes a second look to appreciate all that Sakai is doing. A third look doesn't go a
Uremawife Nowdave
I wish the TMNT weren't apart of Usagi's universe. They are superfluous and ruin the rhythm. None of their appearances have worked especially the horrific Turtle Soup comic. No more please Stan.
It made me ridiculously happy to have an Usagi/Ninja Turtles crossover.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles storyline was strange, being incongruous with the tone of the rest of the series (which has comedy vignettes, sure, but Splinter et al. bring ridiculousness on a whole other level); the corrupt magistrate storyline benefitted from villains motivated by something other than cartoonishness (a rarity thus far!); and the young Usagi stories were as good as always. The art is great and the writing continues to show improvement, too, but the TMNT storyline and an uneve ...more
Fira Nursya'bani
Ninja Turtles exist in Japan :D
Chouette histoire avec les tortues ninja dans ce tome !
Et en bonus, la dernière histoire nous ramène au temps de l'initiation avec Katsuichi ("inconscient !"), et c'est vraiment bien.
Plus ca va, plus j'admire la cohérence de l'univers que construit l'auteur autour de son personnage principal. On voit des personnages apparaître, disparaître, et c'est toujours fait avec le plus grand respect pour le personnalité.
Graphic Novel dengan cerita yg luar biasa.
Penuh kejutan dari awal... Bayangkan saja, cerita pertama sudah menyajikan bintang tamu yg tidak tanggung2, The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles alias Kura-Kura Ninja he3x...
Buku ini terdiri dari 7 buah cerita dan semuanya sangat bagus utk dibaca, semoga penerbitnya mau terus menerbitkan keseluruhan buku di serial Usagi Yojimbo ini...
Saat membaca novel graphis ini terasa seperti tercebur ke tengah-tengah seting pertempuran yang kurang saya mengerti. Setelah mencari-cari info di GR, ini adalah seri ke 8 dari seri Usagi Yojimbo.

Kenapa ya Gramedia menerbitkan langsung di tengah-tengah seri dan diberi judul Usagi Yojimbo, Buku 1. Atau memang saya yang ketinggalan seri 1 s/d 7-nya??
The E
Stan Sakai is one of the masters and I've made it a personal goal to read the entire run of Usagi books. By far, of the 10 or so I've read, Grasscutter is the most amazing, but Sakai has a sense for line and layout. He tells interesting, authentic stories without burdening the reader. They are entertaining and thought provoking.
Oliver Hodson
Turtles crossover was good fun, though a little unnecessary, but the young usagi stories were the highlight for me. The building of patience without talk, but lessons of self - discovery were real gems. I wonder how stan goes as a dad?
Hannes Salin
Really good!
This is another great volume of Usagi. Plus, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles make an appaearance.
Yuniar Fajar Perdhana
haha.. ada teenage mutant ninja turtles di edisi ini!!
Pondok gede, disc 70% - keliling lebaran...
So good. So, so good.
Arie K.
Not much to expect.
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Stan Sakai (Japanese: 坂井 スタンSakai Sutan; born May 25, 1953) is an artist who became known as an Eisner Award-winning comic book originator.

Born in Kyoto, Sakai grew up in Hawaii and studied fine arts at the University of Hawaii. He later attended the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. He and his wife, Sharon, presently reside and work in Pasadena.

He began his career by lettering
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