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Basilisk: The Kouga Ninja Scrolls, Vol. 4 (Basilisk #4)

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OF BLOOD AND DESTINY

The titanic battle between the clans rages on. Akeginu and the blinded Oboro of the Iga clan encounter a powerful aristocrat named Ofuku, who will do whatever it takes to make her godson, Takechiyo, the next Shogun. If Ofuku and her troops join forces with the Iga, will the Kouga still have a chance at victory?

Meanwhile, the Kouga leader Gennosuke, also
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Paperback, 224 pages
Published February 27th 2007 by Del Rey (first published April 9th 2004)
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Carole Rae
Dec 11, 2013 Carole Rae rated it it was amazing
This is the 4th manga in the series. Unlike the other two, I wouldn't read this as a stand alone. Many references one can only understand if they read the last 3. These references and back-knowledge are important to understand whats going on.

I've been dying to read this, because I believe that this is the best of the series. I still think so (so far), still have one more to go, so we shall see. So much is going on, but I love every second of it.

I especially love the number of flashbacks that ar
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Conan Tigard
Nov 18, 2015 Conan Tigard rated it it was amazing
This series is just an absolute pleasure to read. The drawing look like artwork and the story is both exciting and action-packed. I just couldn't put the book down. To tell the truth, I read books 2 through 5 in one sitting, unable to wait until the next day to find out what was going to happen.

Basilisk is a hell of a story and one that I will always treasure and a true Japanese manga. Masaki Segawa is an utterly incredible artist and his work speaks for itself. Basilisk: Volume 4 is another st
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Angel
May 13, 2009 Angel rated it it was amazing
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The battle between the Iga and Kouga clans continues, leaving only 5 ninjas left by the end of this volume (out of ten per side that started out). A noble lady decides to meddle, which could make things interesting. Once again, the pace on this one moves along very fast. One of the things I am noticing in this series is the amount of detail. I may reread the series soon just to appreciate it some more. Oh, and in this volume, did that last ninja to die, Tenzen, actually die? Seems a shapeshifter ...more
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The flashbacks, the appearence of Hattori Hanzo and clan Tokugawa (if you never heard about them this manga is really not for you, just skip it), the great fight Koshirou vs Hyoma, and the author working a lot much more on the plot instead of showing nudity like on previous issues, make this one the best volume of the series.
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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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