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Kurogane 2 (Kurogane #2)

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Inside samurai Jintetsu’s robot body beats a broken heart. Although he has avenged his father’s death, Jintetsu is fated to live life as a lonely drifter–a man with no home, no title, and no peace.

But then he runs into fellow assassin Renji the Firewalker, whose fate seems to be intertwined with his own. Jintetsu and Renji have worked together in the past, and
Paperback, 256 pages
Published September 26th 2006 by Del Rey
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Conan Tigard
Nov 18, 2015 Conan Tigard rated it liked it
I read the first book in this series over a year ago, but have always remembered it fondly. When I picked up Kurogane: Volume 2 and started reading it, I noticed a big difference.

The dialog has not been translated very well from Japanese to English. It is very awkward and doesn't flow very well. The credit at the front of the book says that it was translated, not adapted, and I can definitely see that. It is a shame because it hampers the telling of the story.

As for the artwork by Kei Toume, i
May 10, 2008 Angela rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who likes old samurai movies or samurai comics like Usagi Yojimbo or Lone Wolf and Cub
Shelves: comics
This manga is outstanding!

It's heavily influenced by old samurai movies, but unique enough to feel original and inspired.

Jintetsu is a wandering assassin with a tough, stoic exterior, but a heart of gold. His only companion in his travels is his talking sword (seriously.) Oh, and he's also a robot.

Somehow, this doesn't entirely destroy the feel of this story taking place during the Edo period of Japan. The author has the robot constructed like a clockwork doll and somehow it fits right into the
Aug 24, 2010 Lord rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga, historical
The epizodic character of narration is improved by one long story consisting of 6 chapters. And a very good story it is. The second volume surpassed the first.
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Kei Toume (冬目景) studied at the Tama Art University in Tokyo. Her first manga, Rokujō gekijō, was published in Comic Burger magazine in 1992. The manga won her the Shiki prize in a contest held by Kodansha in 1993. A year later, her follow-up manga Mannequin also won a prize.
She started the series Lament of the Lamb in Comic Burger in 1996. This series ran for six years and was adapted into a radio
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