Outside of a dog a book is a man's best friend.
Inside a dog it's too dark to read. - Groucho Marx
Monday, July 21, 2008
Hiroaki Samura has written and drawn one of the great graphic novels. Blade of the Immortal tells the story of the immortal samurai Manji and his quest to kill one thousand bad men. Set in Edo-era Japan this series has won many prestigious awards and is full of amazing artwork and a very engaging storyline.
I lost myself for hours reading this multi volume series, and recommend that fans of graphic novels do themselves a favour and read this. Blade of the Immortal also shows that not all manga is perky teenagers with spiky hair and weird powers.