By: TAKAHASHI Tsutomu
Serialized In: Weekly Young Jump
Genre: Action, Historical, Mature
Scanlated By: Yanime, Plum City, Bakalicious, Maboshi
Follows the path of two brothers aiming to become samurai near the end of the Edo period.
By the end of the first arc this is one of the most brutal manga I've read. The first real fight had a nice gruesome ending. Good writing and great art help a lot.
Last edited by Kaiten; November 10, 2009 at 08:44 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
I just read the first four volumes. It's spectacular.
That cult leader is the scariest character i've ever seen.
ITA, spectacular series. I was not expecting much when I started and had put off reading for a long time. And Mozu is an amazing character, she Asakura are my favorite characters.
I'm going to reply to your spoiler without spoiling anything: I was completely suprised too.
I wonder if they will escape at some point. Somehow I don't imagine them remaining there the rest of their lives. The last translated chapter is so early in the series it's hard to tell what will happen.
Since they've been brainwashed at such a young age I don't think they could be anything but happy.
Chapter 48 came out yesterday.
i don't think they've been brainwashed. i think they are only staying there because of the guy that helps them or just so they can learn how to fight. but its still a mystery now i think because some things don't add up quite well.
but i'm starting to like the story line alot.
Gen seems brainwashed. He was so little when he joined. He seemed very enthusiastic about the order when he left the village. I'm not so sure about Shotaro. I don't have anything to cite, but I feel like he is seeing clearly, and like you said, using the cult for somewhere to live, eat and train.
Well I do agree that Gen seems to like it more there, but I think Shotaro does too. Because right now that is the place where they are becoming strong. I think that when their training is complete or they want to learn faster Shotaro wouldn't hesitate to leave. He might have to convince Gen, but I'm sure he would go along with his brother.
Basically they have no bad feeling towards the place, but its not like they worship it hardcore like some people do.
yeah, i know what you mean. Seems quite the trouble but they stil have to stay in there until something happens or they are taken from there by that guy who brought them in and or find a way of getting their sword back from him.
Last edited by Kaiten; January 24, 2010 at 12:30 PM.
The arc is finally picking up again! I actually liked the chapters of calmness with no fighting. Not sure if I can describe why without confusing people. Now, we finally get to see action!
Mozu is my favorite, and I like how she and SHo admitted their love for each other or something. Definitely an interestin romance to see. :3