Birth date: February 17, 1970
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I love the romance of the samurai edo era, especially when it comes to Lone Wolf and Cub, where to me to this day is the best ever written and drawn samurai manga ever published. What is an epic tale of revenge and honor in Lone Wolf and Cub and what is romantic meiji swordsman story in Rurouni Kens...
A good manga that just isn't for me. I don't think I've read a samurai manga yet that I've loved, so I should probably give the genre a rest for now. Still, I can acknowledge that the art here is uncommonly good, often highly detailed and with a unique flavor. The story seems, from this volume at le...
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.
Rin and Kagehisa finally meet face to face for the first time in this volume, and it makes for one hell of an encounter. I'd kind of compare it to the diner scene between De Niro and Pacino in Heat, to a certain degree - in terms of tension, and in terms of how the two characters really end up talki...
This volume makes things more interesting by putting some shades of grey in the *motivations* of the villains, while still making their acts incredibly monstrous.