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Satsuma Gishiden 1 GN (PM)

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Satsuma Gishiden 1 GN (PM)

Controversial, tough, angry, highly skilled, and lost in a time of peace, the characters of Satsuma Gishiden tell a quasi-historical tale of social caste and brutal reprisal.
Readers with a taste for Kazuo Koike's gritty Lone Wolf and Cub will go nuts for master gekiga artist Hiroshi Hirata's tome of samurai struggle. Hirata's art and calligraphy leap off the page during scenes of action, only to unfold upon a full bleed that looks like a fine plate print. It's art at its most expressive, accentuating the classic stoic samurai characters you've come to know, only with a little more true society thrown in to help the reader understand what it was really like to be a warrior without a war.
Presented in the authentic right-to-left format to preserve the art, Satsuma Gishiden promises some of the best samurai manga ever.
First time any of Hirata's works have seen publication in English in twenty-five years!
Often compared to Lone Wolf and Cub in storytelling scope and artistic depth, Satsuma Gishiden will appeal to all period-piece fans, as well as Koike/Kojima fans.
Until the release of Lone Wolf and Cub in Europe, Satsuma Gishiden was the highest-selling samurai manga of all time in France.

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