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Kiba no Tabishounin: The Arms Peddler (Manga)

Kiba no Tabishounin: The Arms Peddler

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Japanese: 牙の旅商人 ~The Arms Peddler~


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: May 7, 2010 to ?
Authors: Nanatsuki, Kyoichi (Story)
Serialization: Young Gangan


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Ranked: #5862
Popularity: #1346
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The world has become a desolate, lawless land where bandits roam free, innocent people suffer and demons lurk around every corner. Sona Yuki is traveling with his family when they are attacked by bandits and his entire family is murdered and he is left with a snake mark on his hand. As he is about to die, a women comes up to him and gives him an option: continue to live in this harsh environment or die peacefully now. Yuki chooses life and Garami, the woman, gives him a second chance at life in exchange for his servitude. Garami is a weapons merchant and a gun for hire that travels from town to town for clients. Yuki sees how brutal and unforgiving this world can truly be.

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Yuki, Sona

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Sep 26, 2011
Mangaka and Anime artists love to play mix-and-match with Technology and magic. Hot Springs and swimsuits find their way into every Shounen anime, because everyone loves watching female characters in convenient coincidences; Japanese culture manage to ingrain themselves right in the midst of a European Fantasy World; Ninjas live in a modern world of electricity and ninja magic skills, but apparently nobody has heard of cars or gunpowder. Usually, the result of these bastardized settings come off as ridiculous and patchy. Yet, somehow, The Arms Peddler Avoids this. Somehow, Arms Peddler weaves together magic, zombies, modern weapons, medieval warfare and a read more
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While eventually Claymore and Kiba no Tabishounin diverge into totally different directions, they both start off similarly: two young boys are bereft after their families are killed, and the female leads take them in under the guise of making them their servant. The boys are initially a bit weak, especially compared to such strong women, but the during the long, hard journeys they face, they show remarkable growth. The female leads themselves both appear cold, indifferent, and, at times, morally ambiguous. They look out for the boys in their own way. They're also both part of a larger organization that dictates their actions and gives them orders. The setting itself isn't similar at all, with KnT in a western, almost steampunk environment and Claymore as a more medieval story, but both feature the supernatural, awesome weaponry, revenge, and badass characters.
Similar atmosphere in many ways. Both are grotesque and the fight scenes have similar pacing, that is to say good pacing. The fight scenes also have an emphasis on weapons. The plots are also similar in a basic way, with a guy looking for someone, which makes for good episodic storytelling. The biggest difference is that there is hardly any comedy in kiba no tabishounin, but i often would like to read things with similar atmosphere and overall quality.
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robot/zombie horse. West. Main characters similar design. Traveling. Same genres.
Both have a far west vibes in it, and both stories are about a boy who's travelling with a woman who is older and far stronger that him.

Machina and Garami character are alike. Both have a past which is bothering them, both are rude and strong, both fight with a old gun; both have blond hair, and have a haughty personnality.
Soona and Luke are also a lot alike. Both have their family killed, and are following a strong female character, both are young, with dark hair. The main and big difference is that Luke is crybaby, and Soona a boy who's mature, brave, more adult.

Somehow, one could say that Deus ex machina is a soft adaptation of the Arms peddler. Don't get me wrong, but if you take Deus Ex machina, and adding to it gore, a more violent atmosphere, you would get The Arms Peddler, and vice versa.
Luke could stand as a younger, soft adaptation of Soona. Machina could stand as a younger, soft adaptation of Garami...

Kiba feels like a more adult version of Tegami. They start off with a young boy who loses his family, and is taken around by a rather stoic adult. This adult works a maligned trade (as a letter bee, arms peddler). They explain that their wares are ambiguous: they can be used for good or evil. Weapons can be used to kill, letters can be used to tell lies or hurtful truths. The boy's eyes are opened to the truth of the world he lives in. Have a similar steampunk/Western style.
Arms Peddler feels like a more mature version of Kurohime. The main characters are much alike: A white haired woman followed by a younger guy, because she saved his life. Additionally both mangas have a steampunk/ western setting.
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