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Blade of the Immortal, Volume 21: Demon Lair II (Blade of the Immortal (US) #21)

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A prisoner subjected to Habaki Kagimura and crazy Doc Burando's twisted experiments for far too long, Manji finds himself closer to freedom than ever before -- but several colorful villains block his way! While the shogun's executioner matches Manji and Doa's skills, the reborn, powerful Isaku struggles with Asaemon and Kagimura's henchmen. The breakout battle in the tunne ...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published July 28th 2009 by Dark Horse Manga (first published May 30th 2007)
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Nicolo Yu
Feb 04, 2012 rated it liked it
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It is not the fault of this acclaimed manga series that I've become completely lost in the reading of this volume. It is all mine, which can be expected when I've skipped around years of monthly issues and new releases to get to this part. It is the second part of an epic tale. I can not recognize the new characters, or even the regulars, except for Manji, the eponymous immortal swordsman.

The art is still exquisitely visceral, with fight scenes galore and free flowing blood and limbs. The two-pa
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John Wiswell
May 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Complain as I might about this story arc running too long, its ending and epilogues are worth every page. Manji and Rin get both moments of serene reunion and peril that requires unprecedented teamwork, showing off how Rin has grown. But the highlight is the fate of our surgeon, who was corrupted so traditionally across the arc, but whose story beats here are among the strongest Samura has ever written. You'll kick yourself for not seeing one nightmarish scene coming.

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Jouni
Jul 30, 2017 rated it it was ok
So the conclusion to the longest story arc of the series is a nearly endless line of deus ex machinas and, I guess, anti-deus ex machinas (nemesis ex machina?), with friends and foes popping out of nowhere to save/ruin the day every couple of pages. What a horrible, horrible way to wrap things up, not to mention incredibly lazy and sloppy. Hopefully the rest of the series isn't quite as disappointing.
Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
Good volume.
Jessica Halleck
Aug 14, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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What a testament to Samura's abilities.
Waterfall
As usual the fight scenes in this series can be a bit confusing, but the gorgeous art makes up for it. There is also a very entertaining article at the end. :~D
Mare-liberum
Oct 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Love the Isac and Doa story ;_;
Amy
Dec 24, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Made me gasp out loud--twice! Those two-page spreads are damn awesome.
Danielle
Jun 01, 2009 rated it liked it
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I skipped book 19-20 because I'm a little tired of the Dr. Evil plotline. Liked where 21 finally took the story. Still a big fan, nausea and all.
Matt
Mar 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Ugh, awesome. Finally, the odds are evening.
Vitor Frazão
May 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Excelentes combate, regresso de velhos inimigos e uma cornucópia de surpresas. Um dos melhores volumes da série.
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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.

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