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Usagi Yojimbo, Vol. 5: Lone Goat and Kid (Usagi Yojimbo #5)

4.37  ·  Rating Details ·  659 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
This fifth volume collects the epic-length "Blood Wings," in which
Usagi battles a fearsome clan of ninja bats, while "Lone Goat and Kid"
offers a cunning and affectionate parody of the famous "Lone Wolf and
Cub" manga while doubling as one of Usagi's most dramatic and heartfelt
adventures. "Frost and Fire" and "The Way of the Samurai" provide the
psychological drama of this vo
Paperback, 152 pages
Published January 17th 1992 by Fantagraphics
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Apr 06, 2010 RØB rated it it was amazing
At some point, I almost just keep reading USAGI YOJIMBO to see what other simple yet fascinating lore Stan Sakai can have possibly created. A lot of his material seems to be a great homage to something I know about only vaguely, or perhaps not at all. BUT it's still a great read, so that's some kind of testament to his artistic ability both as storyteller and visual artist I think.
Sep 23, 2016 Morgan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics, fiction, own
Another Usagi, another reason to love this comic book. In this book we are introduced to new characters and there are less character besides Usagi we actually know about. The only complaint I have about this volume is more with me personal that I got it in the mail with a cover that had some minor scratch marks, but other then that the book was fine.

The two stories that stood out to me in this novel were "A Kite Story" and the tile issue "The Lone Goat and Kid". The kite story I like because it
Gabriel Wallis
Oct 26, 2013 Gabriel Wallis rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013
I have greatly enjoyed reading the Usagi Yojimbo graphic novels this year... and "Usagi Yojimbo: Lone Goat and Kid" (volume 5) was just as good as the previous graphic novels.

I loved the introduction by Stan Lee. It added to the recognition of the comic series for me. If Stan Lee recognizes Usagi Yojimbo as a great story, then it has to be great, right? ;) Well, the Usagi Yojimbo series can hold its own, without Stan Lee's approval. The art is very simplistic, but very detailed. I would say, th
Crystal Starr Light
Oct 13, 2014 Crystal Starr Light rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
Bullet Review:

Fantastic, as I've come to anticipate. I particularly loved the "Lone Goat and Kid" and the Bat Ninjas storylines.
Madhurabharatula Pranav Rohit Kasinath
Usagi Yojimbo, on the surface is a simple concept. Anthropomorphic animals in 16th century Edo Japan - with the narrative centering around a "Long Eared Samurai", a Rabbit - the eponymous Usagi of the title. Usagi,literally means Rabbit in Japanese and Yojimbo refers to "Bodyguard". Rabbit Bodyguard. It mixes several references to the Samurai films of Kurosawa with a deliberate homage to the great samurai swordsman Miyamoto Musashi while treading its own unique path. There really isn't another ...more
Jul 05, 2015 Lissibith rated it really liked it
Shelves: comic-trades, fantasy
Vampire bats! Lone Goat and Kid! A look inside the technical side of Japanese kitemaking!

After the single-story focus of the last book, this one gives us a few shorter tales, but I feel like they might be some of the most engaging so far - and that's saying something as I'm not sure there's been a chapter of this yet that I *didn't* like.

It starts with the emotional "Frost and Fire," in which Usagi's duty as a samurai buts up against his decency as a person when he's asked to bring the sword o
Feb 28, 2013 Helmut rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, japan
Die einsame Ziege mit ihrem Lamm

Der wandernde Kaninchenronin Miyamoto Usagi begegnet in diesem Band unter anderem einem Ziegenronin, der mit seinem Kind in einem Karren durch die Lande streift, und als Auftragsmörder arbeitet... klingelt es da?

Leider etwas enttäuschend ist diese Verbeugung vor der Genrereferenz "Lone Wolf and Cub", die als "Lone Goat and Kid" in der letzten Geschichte des Bandes auftreten. Da hätte ich mir mehr Anspielungen, mehr als nur den Karren und die 500 Ryo gewünscht.

Harold Ogle
With this volume, Sakai returns to the format of presenting a number of unrelated vignettes that demonstrate Miyamoto Usagi's character and prowess. This feels like a big step backward from the previous volume, although a couple of the stories do connect slightly ("The Way of the Samurai" mentions the betrayed samurai Yagi and his infant son, who then appear in "Lone Goat and Kid") and "Blood Wings" does advance the plot of the main storyline a little bit, in that we see Lord Hebi furthering Lor ...more
Apr 17, 2016 Michael rated it liked it
The first four volumes of of Stan Sakai's rabbit tale have vacillated between self-contained short stories and novel-length epics. The Lone Goat and Kid feels like a combination of the two. While the stories here feel very self-contained, they build upon storylines and characters introduced in the previous volumes. For this reason, I believe it can be enjoyed by veterans and newcomers, alike. Five volumes in, Usagi Yojimbo is one of the most consistently entertaining comic books I have ever read ...more
La première histoire (de cerf-volants) est habilement découpée, à défaut d'être follement excitante.
Mais le vrai intérêt de ce cinquième tome est évidement l'histoire du combat d'Usagi (et les villageois, bien sûr) contre les féroces ninjas Komoris. Celle-ci rassemble évidement les éléments que je trouve marquants chez Usagi : le courage, l'honneur et l'horreur d'un combat contre un péril difficilement descriptible. Une très bonne histoire autrement dit.
Les histoires courtes qui clôturent ce tom
Mar 13, 2013 DaViD´82 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Na smrtelném loži napsal báseň:


Jak název napovídá, tak nás čeká mimo jiné i pocta Osamělému vlkovi a mláděti a to v podobě sbírky tentokrát kratších samostatných příběhů. Všech nesporně kvalitních a každý ze zcela jiného ranku. Za zmínku stojí především Příběh s drakem, který nabízí náhled do řemesla výrobce papírových draků (a navíc v něm lze najít i Grooa!) a Cesta samuraje, která by mohla sloužit jako reklama na Usagiho jako takového. Je totiž čistou esen
May 14, 2014 Sarah rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic_novels
I loved the homage to Lone Wolf and Cub, but beyond that story, I didn't get quite as sucked in as I usually do. Still, a good collection, if not my favorite Usagi book.
Jan 12, 2015 Evan rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
A good series of vignettes that feel like a step back from the excellent long-form storyline presented in the previous volume. Yagi and Gorogoro, childhood favorites of mine, make up for the volume's shortcomings with nostalgia, but it's surprisingly the kite story that's the real star here—Stan Sakai is at his best when he's teaching the reader about some historical or cultural footnote.
Oliver Hodson
Jul 08, 2012 Oliver Hodson rated it really liked it
Hadn't read lone wolf and cub but this is a fun book again, expanding the world of usagi. Especially the duel with the old samurai. Great reading, great art, super storytelling
Aug 28, 2012 Komuniststar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, fantasy, history
Posudio sam knjigu prijateljici i kad mi ju je vratila, prije nego je vratim na policu išo sam je prelistat, a onda sam se vratio na početak i pročitao do kraja. Toliko je dobra.
Aug 16, 2010 Michael rated it it was amazing
Shelves: japan
As the volumes progress you can see the scope of Sakai's world widening. I wish I could afford every one right this second.
Jan 22, 2008 kubby marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
okay, so i haven't read lone wolf and cub, but how could i pass on a title like this?
Jun 05, 2012 Dave rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
With a homage to Lone Wolf and Cub and a gorgeous look at kite-making.
Aug 10, 2012 Brian rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
Every panel is so beautiful; each is it's own work of art.
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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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