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Shigurui (Manga)


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Synonyms: Death Frenzy, Crazy for Death
Japanese: シグルイ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 15
Chapters: 84
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 19, 2003 to Jul 17, 2010
Authors: Yamaguchi, Takayuki (Art), Nanjou, Norio (Story)
Serialization: Champion RED


Score: 8.311 (scored by 1458 users)
Ranked: #3572
Popularity: #993
Members: 3,492
Favorites: 167
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The story begins in 1629 Shizuoka during Tokugawa Tadanaga's rule. The daimyo staged a tournament where the participants fought with real steel Japanese swords rather than bokken, against his vassals' strong objection. The story revolves around the first match between the one-armed swordsman Fujiki Gennosuke and the blind samurai Irako Seigen and deals with the circumstances that led the two to participate in Tokugawa's tournament.

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Adaptation: Shigurui


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Iwamoto, Kogan
Iwamoto, Mie
Okitsu, Sanjuurou

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Jun 21, 2013
_Shigurui_ is about power. Seizing power, developing power, sabotaging power. We see power exercised in casual assassinations, marauding groups of murderers, offhand executions of random ronin, the social power of giving bad etiquette advice, the confinement of a demon warrior within a rigid hierarchy, the seductive power of beautiful women... It's not so much that _Shigurui_ is an extended demonstration of the amorality of power, but it demonstrates the corrupting effects of power, the *immorality* of power. Power once had will be abused, and we will see it done so for every reason: bloodlust, sexual lust, entertainment, pride, advertising, money, "reasons of state", and so read more
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Dec 11, 2008
PLEASE NOTE: I rate all tens because I really don't want to fiddle around with numbers.

Shigurui is a story with amazing presentation. The story is both linear and not-linear at the same time.

The story is of two men and their respective paths toward each other. It relies heavilly on narration with description.

What inspired me to write this review is that the manga has continually been able to keep me wanting to get to the next chapter. The story never reaches a moment of stagnation. Things keep happening.

The art is very very detailed. I don't usually prefer art like this. But Shigurui is a read more
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As far as graphic violence in Japanese graphic novels go, these two are in the top-tier. Ichi has a modern setting and far more sexual content/rape, but Shigurui's ALMOST as fun to read as Ichi when it comes to OTT violence; body parts flying everything as both fists and swords kill everything. You could describe Shigurui as Ichi's samurai equivalent since the main draw of both is seeing people get brutally murdered and, strangely, enjoying it.
awesome art, samurai period, swordplay and realistic plot........seems different , the same feeling I got when reaDINg Shigurui......

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