Rin continues her quest across feudal Japan to avenge the murder of her parents, joined by Manji–her seemingly immortal protector. The eccentric, bloodthirsty Ittö-ryü sword school tries to carve a path to Edo castle, led by the hated Anotsu as they obliterate all rival schools along the way. What they don’t know, though, is that the deadly Mugai-ryü has formed–with the sole purpose of destroying Anotsu’s clan! This epic manga series won Japan’s Media Arts Award, several British Eagle Awards, and an Eisner Award, among other international accolades. Relentless and shocking, Blade takes Edo-era samurai action and combines it with modernist street idioms to create a style and mood like no other work of graphic fiction.
“Samura’s work will thrill you, engage you, and even horrify you like no other artist working in film or print today.” –Geof Darrow (Shaolin Cowboy, Hard Boiled)