Blade of the Immortal 81 NM Dark Horse Hiroaki Samura Movie Amazon Prime TV Series


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Blade of the Immortal (1996) #81

Published Aug 2003 by Dark Horse.


Those lucky enough to read Blade of the Immortal regularly are aware of creator Hiroaki Samura’s penchant for a good plot twist. This issue is no exception. Fresh from a dramatic wedding that brought another sword school under his command, anti-villain Anotsu Kagehisa is on his way back to Edo. Accustomed to surprises on the road, Anotsu won’t be fazed to encounter a strange combination of people in his path, all trying to stop him from moving forward, and all in big trouble when they face him. But the important thing about this issue is that Rin is back in the picture! Let’s see how long she’ll last this time. 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!