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Blade of the Immortal, Volume 8: The Gathering (Blade of the Immortal (US) #8)

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The immortal samurai, Manji, and his charge, Rin have lost their best chance to avenge the death of Rin's parents at the hands of Anotsu Kagehisa's renegade sword school, the deadly Itto-ryu.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published October 8th 2001 by Dark Horse Manga (first published 1997)
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Eight volumes in and Blade of the Immortal remains a superior mixture of visual art and storytelling. Samura's is a fine balance of scratchy pencil drawings and deep detail, able to grant character both to mountain ranges and human faces with very few lines. Unlike most manga artists, he's more adventurous in what he draws, often depicting the backs of speakers, or their hands or feet, to give a hint of the way they gesticulate or what they're doing as they talk. Given his already expressive fac ...more
Love it. The first two thirds of the book involve to fighting, just waiting and plotting. Yet somehow the tension keeps it interesting.
slower pace than previous volumes, but there is still action at the end of the book.
I really enjoyed this series, and the art is fantastic.
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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
More about Hiroaki Samura...
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