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Blade of the Immortal, Volume 9: The Gathering II (Blade of the Immortal (US) #9)

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His droop-toed characters and hilarious sound effects have gained Don Martin worldwide recognition and acclaim as the seminal MAD artist and a master of the profoundly absurd cartoon! Packed with outrageous gags and unique humor, this is Don's hand-picked collection of his favorite material -- including his syndicated newspaper strip The Nutheads, and material never before ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published January 1st 2002 by Dark Horse Manga (first published 1999)
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Jokoloyo
Jun 01, 2013 Jokoloyo rated it really liked it
much better than previous volume. Not only the fighting scenes of Manji & friends, but the Rin's plot acrossing the border.
Raymond
Jun 28, 2014 Raymond rated it liked it
Shelves: 1990s
All right, time to catch up on some reading. I found this one at a resale shop for a buck, so I decided to jump in and try it. It's volume nine in a series that I've never tried before, so bear with my ignorance. This one has a LOT of violence, so you sensitive viewers should probably go to bed and skip this review. I should also note that this collection is old enough to be a "flopped" version, where the panels have been reversed and re-arranged for lazy-eyed westerners such as myself.

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John Wiswell
Aug 09, 2007 John Wiswell rated it liked it
This is a direct sequel to Volume 8: The Gathering, picking up seconds after Manji ran into the woods. While broken up into several chapters, but really comes in two parts: a battle and an interrogation. Samura conveniently lays them out in blocks, skipping the typical Fantasy and manga conceit of bouncing between multiple stories. We follow Manji until the conclusion of his battle, visit Rin until the conclusion of her drama at the checkpoints. No matter how much I disliked some of it, I can't ...more
Matt
Oct 03, 2008 Matt rated it really liked it
Love it. Somehow they still find ways to explore taking away the main character's crutch powers AND Rin gets a big chunk of the book so there's a nice balance between sword fighting and emotional / social challenges.
Dave
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Once again, Manji gets cut into pieces in battle but regenerates enough to take out his foes. The bulk of the book is how Rin gets pass a checkpoint in an intense interrogation.
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Hiroaki Samura (沙村 広明) is a Japanese writer/illustrator and creator of Blade of the Immortal, as well as several other short works. He has also done various illustrations for magazines and ero guro work. He has an ero guro book out that is mostly a compilation of some of the work he has created.

His favourite bands are Queen, Black Sabbath and Jittarin Jin. He likes Black Sabbath so much he named o
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