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Punk Samurai Slash Down

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Glimpsing an elderly man leading his blind daughter on a pilgrimage, Junoshin Kakiri, a 'ronin' or freelance samurai, swiftly kills him with his sword. Asked why he murdered such an innocent, Junoshin shares his concerns about the growing 'Harahuhi Tou' (Belly-shaking Party) cult to which the man was devoted, a fear which rapidly spreads through the Kuroae clan.

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Hardcover, 270 pages
Published May 19th 2014 by Anthem Press (first published February 15th 2014)
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Nov 30, 2016 Pat rated it it was amazing
Kou Machida is an interesting author. If you are familiar with Japan's punk scene, this book might make a little more sense, but then again, "sense" isn't something so necessary to the core of this book. Have fun~
Apr 23, 2016 Sae-chan rated it really liked it
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It's a portrait of life in any organizations today superimposed with samurai-aged Japan. People talking big about themselves, people making big things out of nothing, people stepping on other people's head to get higher, people trying to someone they're not, and the thus list goes on.

What I really like was that there were some eerie pauses that turned to big laughs... "To Hedaka, to see the monkey shows..." I couldn't stop laughing.
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Jan 16, 2016 Will E rated it liked it
A sort of slapstick parody of a samurai novel/film. If you want to read Edo Period samurai make anachronistic references to John Lennon and/or a monkey army wage war against a cult who worships a giant tapeworm in the hopes that they'll be made "divine shit" out it, this is your book. Intermittently hilarious, many WTF moments. If you like Takashi Miike, you'll like this.
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