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Lone Wolf and Cub, Omnibus 2 (Lone Wolf & Cub omnibus #2)

4.52  ·  Rating Details ·  260 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
Ronin samurai Ogami Itto and his young son Daigoro travel a dark road, beset by enemies sworn to destroy the Lone Wolf and his Cub. But how did Ogami, once the shogun's loyal retainer and trusted executioner, become a dishonored fugitive marked for death by the shogun himself? What hidden forces moved to destroy Ogami's family and fuel his relentless quest for retribution? ...more
Paperback, 712 pages
Published August 20th 2013 by Dark Horse Manga
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Cheese
Jan 18, 2016 Cheese rated it it was amazing
Another fantastic book. If I were to ever only recommend one book it would be from this series. Incredible writing and such historic detail.

A masterpiece.
Ben Winch
Sep 07, 2015 Ben Winch added it
Shelves: japanese, comics
Bizarre morality aside (an assassin, ex-decapitator for the Shogun, who has executed children and seems to work as a sword-for-hire, is the honour-obsessed hero) this is a sharp, sometimes thought-provoking and entertaining collection. The stories are short, so short they often seem simple observations. If Natsume Sōseki (in Kusamakura) wrote a “haiku novel” then these may well be haiku stories – just long enough to set the scene, note the season, sketch the bones of the conflict and resolve it. ...more
Rebecka (is hilarious, shut up)
Better than the first omnibus since we finally got to see some humanity from Ogami Itto and what actually happened to his family.

The fight-scenes are still incredible as are the historical details, though I have to admit that it's growing a bit boring reading about someone as invincible, stoic and generally inhuman as our dear protagonist... I hope that will change in the future.
Quentin Wallace
Jul 03, 2016 Quentin Wallace rated it it was amazing
This is really great stuff. As in the first volume, this volume is made up of several short stories. However, in this volume we slowly see more backstory being revealed. We finally find out exactly why the Lone Wolf is a traveling assassin, and we get hints about his long term mission. I love the way the story is unfolding almost painfully slow. In some cases that would be frustrating, but the stories being told "between" the backstory are so good you don't really notice. The art is great as ...more
Matt
Dec 05, 2015 Matt rated it liked it
I'm not too pleased with the episodic plotting of this series. There never seems to be any real risk/conflict against the main protagonist. He kills each enemy just as easily as the last. There's no tension.

Despite that, many of the lines of narration in this volume were as poetic as the last. The art is still looking good (minus the fact that some characters look the same, which can be confusing).

Will Cooper
May 31, 2016 Will Cooper rated it it was amazing
Even better than the first volume. Besides great one off stories, it is starting to have a building arc of a past battle of clans which seems like in future volumes will come to a head. Excited to keep reading.
Tucker Stone
Aug 23, 2016 Tucker Stone rated it it was amazing
Shelves: more-like-these
If I were to pick a primary irritation with The Avengers besides its interminable length, it would be the way that it depicts fight scenes, specifically the fight scenes that take place between non-super powered characters. Consistently, an action sequence is delivered with short, hysterically edited cuts between elbows and fists, interspersed with longer shots of a face turning toward the camera, invariably in an imitation of those classic kung-fu movie moments when a trail of blood is wiped ...more
the gift
thought i had read the first omnibus volume- but no, that was another manga that looked the same (vagabond 1, by inoue). this one, caught in media res but do not know if it makes much difference, following disgraced former imperial executioner, who has become masterless ronin. moves quickly, some sections really liked, some too much talking. get to the action, as this volume seems almost all action, following the invincible lone wolf and his cute little son... something like old black and white ...more
Angela
Apr 04, 2014 Angela rated it liked it
Pretty grim stuff. It felt like the love child of Toshiro Mifune and Bill Watterson; the enormous, beautiful vistas, the staccato pacing of the panels, felt like Calvin's vast internal world. The plotting was basically any Mifune-as-disgraced-wandering-samurai black and white film. I wasn't sure about the Zen; yo, I be all about the austerity of Zen, but I can't really reconcile it with chopping people's heads off.
JD Estrada
Dec 08, 2015 JD Estrada rated it it was amazing
Most episodes you have no idea where the storyline will lead you. Ogami Itto shows tenacity, inventiveness and a peculiar sense of morality for a ronin who was a former executioner. Throughout his travels, he and his child face the challenges of the path of vengeance, Meifumado. Highly skilled in the art of combat, what makes Itto such a deadly force to be reckoned with is his willingness to adapt.

this is a very smart, beautifully drawn, and exquisitely paced series perfect for anyone who is fa
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Cara
Jan 29, 2015 Cara rated it really liked it
The story and depth in this second volume has grown, compared to the first volume. The characters have more backstory, motives are revealed, and there's a bit more questioning of what is good and what is not, via contrasting character perspectives. The story episodes are still a little bit repetitive with the inevitable battles against the cliche bad guys against which the protagonist easily wins, but there are more deviations from that path. The artwork as always is really beautiful, and the ...more
Roxana-Mălina Chirilă
Enjoyable, with interesting short stories and plots - but they feel a bit disjointed due to its episodic nature, and sometimes it's hard to tell exactly what's going on. At other times, the author tells us very little about the premise of that particular story.

"Ogami had lived true to his assassin's road and thus an innocent girl had died." - who was she? Why did she die? The main character, Ogami, rarely does any mistake that's visible to the reader. How then did his assassin's path lead to her
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Andrew
Jan 16, 2015 Andrew rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of Samurai, Japan and comics
Shelves: graphic-novels
The second volume of the Lone Wolf and Cub Omnibus is just as epic as the first. The reader again follows Ogami Itto as he walks the path between heaven and hell with his son, Daigoro. This volume delves deeper into Ogami's mysterious past, as he battles for vengeance with a clan of ambitious ninja-assassins.

This volume contains equal parts amazing setting, story action, characters and philosophy. It is an epic adventure that I cannot wait to continue. I have no qualms or issues at all with thi
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Lord
Oct 10, 2014 Lord rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga, historical
Dark Horse simply cannot make a satisfying edition of the great Lone Wolf & Cub. Their small pocket sized books were unreadable and this omnibus edition is great with one huge problem. The art is flipped. Ogami Itto should not be left handed, for god's sake. That's why I can never give these books five stars that they deserve.
I.D.
Jul 24, 2016 I.D. rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
Incredible art as usual with some interesting plots. You'll probably have to be in to samurai movies to like this though.
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Kazuo Koike (小池 一夫, Koike Kazuo) is a prolific Japanese manga writer, novelist and entrepreneur.

Early in Koike's career, he studied under Golgo 13 creator Takao Saito and served as a writer on the series.

Koike, along with artist Goseki Kojima, made the manga Kozure Okami (Lone Wolf and Cub), and Koike also contributed to the scripts for the 1970s film adaptations of the series, which starred famou
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