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Blade of the Immortal, Volume 5: On Silent Wings II (Blade of the Immortal (US) #5)

4.31 of 5 stars 4.31  ·  rating details  ·  623 ratings  ·  8 reviews
In her quest across feudal Japan to avenge the murder of her parents, Rin has seen too much death and agony. When Rin befriends a young boy, she is horrified to learn that his father is one of her parents' killers. Wery of blood, Rin now wishes only for an apology from the killer, a mask maker whose only desire is to keep his evil past from his son and who will take up the ...more
Paperback, 117 pages
Published April 4th 2000 by Dark Horse Manga (first published 1996)
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Jessica Harker
Where the series until this point was a bit inconsistent (though absolutely necessary to establish character background and motivations), it's here, with this arc that Samura's flashes of brilliance coalesce into a masterful whole.

The story gets its first chance to move away from its central, establishing conceit (he can't die until he's repayed his karmic debt, she wants revenge for her parents' murders), leaves its hack-n'-slash emphasis, and starts to explore the deeper implications of Rin a
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Alexander Case
Very emotional and dramatic conclusion to the "On Silent Wings" arc. This volume really shows off the breadth of Samura's artistic ability, from the road strokes of his fight scenes to small subtle character moments.
John Wiswell
Aug 09, 2007 John Wiswell rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fantasy readers, comics readers, people interested in other cultures
This volume includes a flashback that shows us more of what happened to Rin's household than we probably wanted to see, but provides vital insight to the activities of Itt-Ryu's assassins that night. This volume (and the On Silent Wings story as a whole) takes the next great step in developing the radicals as more than just terrifying villains. On Silent Wings' pivotal antagonist is an intriguing contradiction: he's a master torturer for the Itto Ryu radicals, but he's also a loving father and m ...more
Ana
This volume touches on the cyclical nature of revenge, while Rin still struggles with her conflicting emotions from the prior volume.
Matt
This one's even better. The complexity of revenge and the creative solution. Love it.
Dave
One of the stronger arcs in the series, exploring the nature of revenge.
Caroline
I really enjoyed this series, and the art is fantastic.
Berit
Contains "Mask-Maker" story arc.
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Japanese Name (沙村広明)

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 Sabbat
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Blade of the Immortal (US) (1 - 10 of 31 books)
  • Blade of the Immortal, Volume 1: Blood of a Thousand
  • Blade of the Immortal, Volume 2: Cry of the Worm
  • Blade of the Immortal, Volume 3: Dreamsong
  • Blade of the Immortal, Volume 4: On Silent Wings
  • Blade of the Immortal, Volume 6: Dark Shadows
  • Blade of the Immortal, Volume 7: Heart of Darkness
  • Blade of the Immortal, Volume 8: The Gathering
  • Blade of the Immortal, Volume 9: The Gathering II
  • Blade of the Immortal, Volume 10: Secrets
  • Blade of the Immortal, Volume 11: Beasts
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