Basilisk: The Kouga Ninja Scrolls, Vol. 5 (Basilisk #5)
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Basilisk: The Kouga Ninja Scrolls, Vol. 5 (Basilisk #5)

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With only three ninja remaining on each side, the battle between the Iga and the Kouga clans is nearing its bloody end. Believing he has slain Yakushiji Tenzen, shape-shifter Saemon Kisaragi morphs into Tenzen’s body and infiltrates Iga territory. But what Saemon doesn’t know is that Tnezen is an immortal ninja, and that he has his own plan to dispose of...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published May 29th 2007 by Del Rey (first published August 9th 2004)
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Wow. This great series comes to an end. I won't spoil much, but I will say that it ends like a classic Greek tragedy (if you know that genre, then you know what happens). The fight comes down to the last three ninja for each clan, but one of the sides has someone interfering. The action moves very fast; pace is quick, and I read this pretty much in one evening. Then it comes down to the final showdown, which in a way can be a bit reminiscent of other classic showdowns (think for instance, the ce...more
Ian Cruz
The probable Japanese version of Romeo and Juliet has finally concluded with this final volume of "Basilisk". The interesting plot has been leading up to this moment, the final battle between Gennosuke of The Kouga Manjidani Sect and his sweetheart Oboro of The Iga Tsubagakure Sect. An impressive read and an amazing work of art. The penciling and great eye for detail makes this one of manga's greatest works. Highly recommended for fans of Japanese history and lovers of bloody action alike.
Nov 10, 2013 Kiti rated it 4 of 5 stars
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It's been awhile since I read Basilisk and I an new to Goodreads so it will be a bit difficult to open all my book journals and write the reviews as I thought at the time I read the book. But Basilisk is a title I can hardly forget. I like the fact that it was concise and not over extended and the story while sad was still incredible. Really a Japanese Romeo & Juliet
Feb 19, 2009 Bas rated it 4 of 5 stars
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It has its issues such as a few plot contrivances and a pacing that (ironically) might have been TOO fast; but all in all I found this to be a compelling and beautifully drawn series that kept me hooked from start to finish. Recommended to all those who want a manga that does things differently, and does it well.
So, this marks my first attempt to complete a manga. I don't regret it, but I must say that even though the series as a whole was ok, I can't say it I will be able to take something from it, no memorable scenes, artwork or quotes. Nothing. Just a way to pass Sunday afternoon, nothing more.
Jun 19, 2010 Jesse rated it 3 of 5 stars
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A Japanese, Ninja, Romeo and Juliet type story. Very good and trajic
Jul 09, 2010 Randa rated it 5 of 5 stars
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this manga was the best book i ever read
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Masaki Segawa, creator of the Basilisk manga, made his debut in 1997 with the series Senma Monogatari, which ran in the weekly magazine Comic Morning. In 1998 he began his long-running series Onigiri Jyuuzou, which ended in the year 2000. Basilisk is his second long-running series and his first adaptation. He loves cats and watermelon, and currently lives in Funibashi.
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