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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: 8.301 (scored by 1611 users)
Ranked: #3682
Popularity: #987
Members: 3,886
Favorites: 183
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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


Fujiki, Gennosuke
Irako, Seigen
Funaki, Kazuma
Iku, Lady
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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Feb 16, 2014
Shigurui is one of my favorite stories of all time but I almost chose not to read it due to the fact that I really did not like the anime and how it was done. In the end I gave the manga a chance and loved every moment of it.

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The story is about two great swordsmen one is blind and crippled and the other has lost an arm. They are sworn Enemies and hate each other 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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