Blade of the Immortal 80 NM Dark Horse Hiroaki Samura Movie Amazon Prime TV Series


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Blade of the Immortal (1996) #80

Published Jun 2003 by Dark Horse.


Hiroaki Samura’s Blade of the Immortal has gained world-wide recognition for its rough yet graceful art, its modern attitude coupled with a detailed, archaic setting, and uncertain innocence mixed with brutal bloodletting. This issue brings the reader into the midst of something out of the ordinary for Blade of the Immortal?a highly detailed traditional Japanese ceremony. These hidden politics, this tentative romance, age-old traditions, surprises, heartbreak, anger, fear?so much emotion packed into a single issue! And not a single sword is drawn. But that doesn’t mean the tension and action are not present; rather they are hidden, gestating behind thin veils and quiet patience. This issue, as well as #79, are the crux of a long, mysterious story?a winding path that will soon begin its descent into the complex chaos you’ve come to expect from Blade of the Immortal! Winner of Japan’s prestigious Media Arts Award and America’s own Will Eisner Award. Cover price $2.99.

Blade of the Immortal is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiroaki Samura. It was serialized in Kodansha’s seinen manga magazine Monthly Afternoon from June 1993 to December 2012, with its chapters collected in 30 tankobon volumes. The series is set in Japan during the mid-Tokugawa Shogunate period and follows the cursed samurai Manji, who has to kill 1,000 evil men in order to regain his mortality.

A 2008 anime television series adaptation was produced by Bee Train. Also in 2008, the novel Blade of the Immortal: Legend of the Sword Demon was released by Kodansha. A live action film adaptation of the same name was released in April 2017. A second anime adaptation by Liden Films was broadcast from October 2019 to March 2020. In North America, the manga has been published by Dark Horse Comics. The first anime series was licensed by Media Blasters. The second anime series is licensed by Amazon Prime Video.

Near mint, 1st print. Bag&Board, Been sitting boxed for 20+ years, one owner!