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Vagabond (Manga)

Vagabond

Alternative Titles

English: Vagabond
Japanese: バガボンド

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Mar 23, 1999 to ?
Authors: Inoue, Takehiko (Story & Art), Yoshikawa, Eiji (Story)
Serialization: Morning

Statistics

Score: 8.861 (scored by 9921 users)
Ranked: #182
Popularity: #62
Members: 24,211
Favorites: 2,682
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.

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Popular Tags

action historical samurai seinen

Synopsis

Growing up in 17th century Sengoku era Japan, Shinmen Takezou is shunned by the local villagers as a devil child due to his wild and violent nature. Running away from home with a fellow boy at age 17, Takezou joins the Toyotomi army to fight the Tokugawa clan at the battle of Sekigahara. However, the Tokugawa win a crushing victory, leading to nearly three hundred years of Shogunate rule. Takezou and his friend manage to survive the battle, and afterwards swear to do great things with their lives. But after their paths separate, Takezou becomes a wanted criminal, and must change his name and his nature in order to escape an ignoble death. Based on the book "Musashi" by Eiji Yoshikawa, Vagabond is a fictional retelling of the life of Miyamoto Mushashi, often referred to as the "Sword Saint" - perhaps the most famous and successful of Japan's sword fighters.

(Source: ANN)

Characters

 Matahachi
Hon'iden, Matahachi
Main
 Musashi
Miyamoto, Musashi
Main
 Kojiro
Sasaki, Kojiro
Main
 Rindo
Rindo
Supporting
 Orin
Orin
Supporting
 Otsu
Otsu
Supporting
 Inshun
Inshun
Supporting



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May 3, 2009
Tanequil
Some seinen manga, I believe, take the meaning too far. The gore and nudity found in them is simply disturbing, no longer artistic, just omnipresent and absolutely in-your-face.

Vagabond is not like those seinen manga.

From the beginning, Vagabond has this strange allure to it. Drawn to this manga by the promise of awesome fight scenes, [oh yes, I assure you, you will not be disappointed by the fight scenes], you find yourself hooked to this manga.

Absolutely, completely, utterly, hooked.

It starts off with a rather rude and yet beautiful jerk, depicting the scene of a battlefield in splendid watercolor. The manga just rides on from there, rising read more
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Jan 6, 2008
bigjig
Vagabond is perhaps the very epitome of a great manga. It has everything: action, suspense, excitment, drama and even a little romance - everything that is packed into Eiji Yoshikawa's amazing original story.

That's not to say it is to everyone's tastes. While I personally love Takehiko Inoue's drawings, the imagery at times is very graphic, bordering on grotesque at times. Limbs, guts, heads fly off in the heat of battle, the drawings are literally so good it's sickening. If blood is not really your thing, you might be better leaving this on the shelf.

For those who don't mind a bit of blood however, read read more
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User Recommendations

Both feature a story about a swordsman in Feudal Japan. these titles boast spectacular art, a riveting story and epic samurai action. Arguably the 2 of the best seinen manga today.
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Both focus on an antihero of sorts with extreme proficiency in slicing dudes. Beautiful artwork, complex and mature themes, and a (while not yet present in Vagabond) hostile rivalry between the two main characters. Berserk is set in a high-fantasy setting while Vagabond is set in medieval Japan and on historical events.

Recent News

Manga Vagabond To End Within 2010 ( 1 2 3 )
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04-14-13, 8:44 AM
Manga 'Vagabond' to be Resumed Next Month After One Year Hiatus ( 1 2 3 )
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