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Blade of the immortal. Vol. 14, last blood
Samura, Hiroaki.
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1st ed.
Publication Information:
Milwaukie, Or. : Dark Horse Manga, [2005]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 21 cm
Rin can't honorably avenge her parents' death with Anotsu Kagehisa deathly ill. The students of the Shingyoto-ryu are not letting that stop them. They've captured Rin and have Anotsu cornered, leaving Manji in a quandry--to save Rin, he must kill the men who want to kill her sworn enemy.
General Note:
"This volume collects issues ninety through ninety-eight of the Dark Horse comic-book series, Blade of the immortal"--p. facing t.p.

Translated from the Japanese.
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Rin has spent countless days chasing the murderer of her parents, and now she has Anotsu Kagehisa where she wants him, but the deathly ill Anotsu is too sick for the honor-bound Rin to strike down. But such is not the case for the students of the Shingy#65533;t#65533;-ry#65533;, who are out to avenge the death of their sword master, and they have Rin captured and Anotsu cornered. The spirit of revenge is thick in the air -- and about to get thicker as Manji, Rin's immortal bodyguard, finally reunites with his charge as this pot of retribution prepares to boil over. And so Manji's faced with a strange irony -- to save Rin, he must cut down the men who are out to kill Anotsu, Manji's sworn enemy!

Author Notes

Hiroaki Samura 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.

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Library Journal Review

The swordsman Manji was unwillingly made immortal, but he can die if he kills a thousand evil men. He's been hired as a bodyguard by the 16-year-old girl Rin, who has sworn to avenge her parents' murder at the hands of the Itto-ryu, a band of maverick swordfighters out to destroy all other sword schools and the traditional discipline they represent. But when she meets Anotsu Kagehisa, the Itto-ryu's charismatic leader, he spares her life, and Rin's feelings become conflicted. In this volume, while Anotsu is ill with tetanus, Manji ends up defending him against a band of killers who are after both Anotsu and Rin. This riveting saga of revenge and honor, full of complex and compelling characters, will definitely appeal to fans of other samurai manga such as Lone Wolf and Cub. But this series distinguishes itself with a nihilistic punk edge that turns samurai conventions on their head. Samura's highly accomplished, realistic art can be rough and brutal when depicting the savagery of swordfighting, but it can also be exquisitely beautiful in quieter moments. Highly recommended; with much explicit violence, some nudity, and disturbing themes, this is one for adult collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.