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Vagabond, Volume 9 (Vagabond #9)

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To the trained eye, a single cut flower can be more revealing about a man's fighting skills than witnessing a duel to the death. When Musashi is given a flower cut by master swordsman Yagyu Sekishusai, he realizes he must seek this man out--for Sekishusai may turn out to be the greatest swordsman Musashi will ever meet.

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Chapter 079. "The Yagyu" (柳生)
Chapter 080
Paperback, 180 pages
Published May 1st 2004 by Editorial Ivrea España (first published February 22nd 2001)
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Nicolo Yu
Sep 22, 2015 Nicolo Yu rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This is another excellent volume. There isn't any much of Musashi fighting in it but a lot of the action is understated and sublime. Kind of like how Yagyū Sekishūsai fights. Much of the story revolves around a peony cut by Sekishūsai which was recognized by Musashi as the work of a master swordsman.

Inoue continues to astound his readers with lush art. He has evolved from his Slam Dunk days as he utilizes multiple techniques in his art. This is truly his opus.

His visual storytelling is also to b
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M. Ashraf
Apr 13, 2016 M. Ashraf rated it really liked it
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Very good volume, no fighting though, we met new swordsmen in the Yagyu school, spent quality time with Myamoto and his apprentice :p the flower cut thing was cool.
The artwork is still amazing!
I really like this series.
This was one of my more favorite volumes. Musashi has searched out and found the Yagyu clan, whom he is interested in learning from, and fighting. They have a reputation of being some of the strongest warriors in the area. Musashi realizes he may have a chance to meet one of the true masters of the sword, when he is given a flower that has been expertly cut.

Besides following Musashi and his young protege, we spend time with the Yagyu school, getting to know some of the members.

We see some of t
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There is something i learn in this book about life ....
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